KEYS TO VICTORY
The Canadiens begin a two-game road trip on Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center.
The Habs are coming off a 2-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Michael Ryder scored the lone goal for the Canadiens, who suffered their first regulation loss in eight games and just their second since Feb. 9, a span of 20 games.
The Penguins, meanwhile, haven’t lost in the month of March, winning 12 straight games – a streak that began on Mar. 2 with a 7-6 overtime victory over the Canadiens in Montreal. Pittsburgh bested the rival Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in overtime in their latest outing on Sunday.
Tuesday night’s matchup will be the second of three meetings between the two clubs during the regular season. The Habs and Penguins will square off again on Apr. 17 in Pittsburgh.
- Michel Therrien will be coaching his first game at the CONSOL Energy Center. Therrien coached the Penguins from 2006-2009, leading them to a Stanley Cup Finals appearance in 2008.
- Carey Price will get the start in goal for the Habs.
- Brandon Prust indicated on Monday that he is progressing in his recovery from a minor shoulder separation, but he did not accompany the team on their current road trip.
- Newly acquired forward Brenden Morrow will make his debut for Pittsburgh.
- Marc-André Fleury will get the start in goal for the Penguins.
- Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin are game-time decisions for Pittsburgh.
- Sidney Crosby has six points in his past four games, while Pascal Dupuis has three points in his last two.
|Back to top ↑|