Game preview: Maple Leafs @ Canadiens

Friday, 08.02.2013 / 12:41 PM canadiens.com

The Habs welcome the Maple Leafs to town for a classic Saturday night showdown at the Bell Centre.

The Canadiens will be out for revenge after seeing Toronto spoil their home opener on Jan. 19, losing 2-1 to the visitors in their first game of the season. Michel Therrien’s troops will also be looking to snap a two-game losing skid after leaving Buffalo with a 5-4 shootout loss on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Leafs will be looking for a third-straight win when they head to the Bell Centre, coming off a 3-2 win over the Jets in Winnipeg. Saturday’s game will also be the last of a three-game road trip for Randy Carlyle’s squad.

GAME NOTES:

- After picking up two points on Thursday, Tomas Plekanec now has six points in his last five games.

- Carey Price will get his ninth start of the season on Saturday. Price has registered 10 wins in 20 starts against the Leafs in his career.

- P.K. Subban will look to extend his goal streak to three games on Saturday night.

- Michel Therrien confirmed Ryan White will not be in the lineup against the Leafs.

GAME NOTES:

- The Leafs’ leading scorer in 2011-12 with 37 goals, Phil Kessel finally found the back of the net for the first time on Thursday, scoring the 100th goal of his career with Toronto against the Jets.

- With nine points in 11 games, Nazem Kadri is just three points shy of matching his career-high of 12 points set during the 2010-11 season.

- Mike Komisarek will not be in the lineup for the Leafs on Saturday.

- After handing the Habs a loss on opening night, Leafs netminder Ben Scrivens has started just two of his team’s last eight games.

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