Habs Notebook - March 17, 2008

Monday, 03.17.2008 / 5:15 PM ET / News
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Habs Notebook - March 17, 2008
Halak likes to streak at home: Undefeated in eight career starts at the Bell Centre, Jaroslav Halak will look to continue his winning ways at home against the Blues on Tuesday night. Going with Halak was a no-brainer for his head coach.

“Jaroslav was perfect on Saturday,” said Carbonneau. “He deserved another start.”
Chasing the Cup… Memorial style: The owner and team president of the QMJHL’s Chicoutimi Sagueneens, Guy Carbonneau, headed to the Saguenay region on Monday after practice to help persuade league officials to seriously consider his organization as a future host city for the Memorial Cup.

“All Canadian Hockey League teams aspire to one day host the Memorial Cup,” said Carbonneau. “There’s a sense of pride for a city and an organization like ours that hasn’t hosted this event for 15 years. I can’t tell you whether my being the head coach of the Montreal Canadiens will affect their ultimate decision, but I’m sure it can’t hurt.”

David and Goliath: While the Canadiens are the second-highest scoring team in the NHL, the Blues are, at best, carrying a slingshot to the Bell Centre tTuesday night. St. Louis has one win in their last 13 games, having scored a scant 19 goals over than span.

More David and Goliath: Whether playing at home or on the road, the Canadiens’ power play doesn’t discriminate, ranking atop the NHL in both categories. The Blues can boast the same, but with far different results as the Blues’ man advantage ranks 28th both at the Scottrade Center and away from home.

Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com