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  • Alexander Ovechkin hits Montreal

    After a poor road effort last night, the Canadiens return home to welcome the last place Washington Capitals. The Habs will have to improve their play if they expect to stop the young phenom Alexander Ovechkin.

    Ovechkin’s play early on has been excellent, 15 goals to show so far and he has been causing trouble throwing his weight around too. I can’t wait to see what he will do in Montreal. Expect Claude Julien to match up Sundstrom, Begin or Bonk to shadow him shift for shift.

    Yann Danis will get the start tonight as Jose Theodore and his sore groin need some time off. It’s obvious Theo isn’t on top of his game, whether it’s due to injury or just poor play he could use a few games on the pine. Danis has done nothing to dissapoint so far in his early season and there’s fewer question marks these days when he gets the start.

    The Habs have to win and hopefully win big against one of the worst defence’s and teams in the league.
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  • Wild Weekend Begins

    The Canadiens are in New Jeresey tonight where they’ll play the 1st game of a 24 hour weekend double header. Traditonally the Devils could stop the Canadiens with ease but this years Devils team is new and lacking the veteran skill and leadership of Scott Stevens and Scott Niedermayer. Usually the tighest defensive team, even Martin Brodeur has struggled and the Devils are 11th in the Conference 11 points back of the Habs.

    The Canadiens head into the Meadowlands with a sniper recovering from surgery, a starting goalie nursing a sore groin and Jan Bulis coming back trying to find a spot on someone’s line. As of now the starting goalie is undetermined but expect to see 2 different starters this weekend. Cristobal Huet is apparently healthy and should proabably see his first game as a Hab.

    More importantly, Saturday will mark Alexander Ovechkin‘s first game against le Tricolore. An electrifying scorer and tougher than most assume. He has been scoring and hitting and playing huge for the Capitals and will be looking for more in Montreal.

    That being said, these 2 teams are 11th and 15th in the conference. 4 points is a must to keep our hold on 1st.

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