GameDay: Habs vs Bruins Lineups, “Habs Future” Now at All Habs

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All Habs GameDay: Monday December 19, 2011

On this day in hockey history 1985 – Montreal Canadiens defenseman Larry Robinson scored the only hat trick of his 20 year NHL career, in a 5-4 Canadiens’ loss to the Quebec Nordiques.

GAMEDAY: Habs hockey tonight!

MONTREAL CANADIENS (13-13-7) vs. BOSTON BRUINS (21-9-1)

Last 10: Boston (8-2-0); Montreal 3-3-4

TD Garden,  7:00 p.m. EST

TV: RDS, TSN-HABS, NESN


Projected line combinations (updated following morning skate)

MONTREAL CANADIENS

Forwards
Mike Cammalleri – Tomas Plekanec – Travis Moen
Max Pacioretty – David Desharnais – Erik Cole
Andrei Kostitsyn – Lars Eller – Louis Leblanc
Mike Blunden – Petteri Nokelainen – Mathieu Darche

Defenseman
Josh Gorges – P.K. Subban
Hal Gill – Chris Campoli
Yannick Weber – Tomas Kaberle

Goaltenders
Carey Price (will start) – Peter Budaj

Scratches
Raphael Diaz – Alexei Emelin

Injuries
Scott Gomez – Ryan White – Andrei Markov – Brian Gionta

Power-play
Cammalleri – Plekanec – Kostitsyn- Kaberle – Subban
Pacioretty – Desharnais – Cole – Weber – Campoli

BOSTON BRUINS

Forwards
– David Krejci – Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Tyler Seguin
Benoit Pouliot – Chris Kelly – Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille – Zach Hamill – Shawn Thornton

Defensemen
Zdeno Chara – Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg – Joe Corvo
Andrew Ference – Adam McQuaid

Goaltenders
Tim Thomas (will start) – Tuukka Rask

Scratches
Milan Lucic

Injuries
Marc Savard – Gregory Campbell

GAMEDAY: All Habs Headlines

► SeriousFan09 joins All Habs: Regular readers will know that All Habs not only provides you daily serving of information about the Montreal Canadiens, but in addition, features all players in the organization.  We even have a Prospect tab in the navigation bar to get you quickly to the articles on player development including the very popular “Who’s This Guy?” series as well as full reports from every Canadiens camp.

To bolster our coverage further, we’ve added columnist Robert Rice, also known as @SeriousFan09, who brings a wealth of knowledge on prospects to the All Habs team. I have admiration and respect for Robert’s expertise and integrity.  Today we are launching the first in his new weekly series titled “Catching the Torch.”

You’ll find his reason for making the jump at his personal blog. From today forward, Robert will be posting exclusively at All Habs — you will find his comprehensive article here every Monday.

“In the future, you can expect all my writing content to come through All Habs so this is essentially a retirement of “Habs and Hockey” as well, but the page shall remain intact. I’ve composed several pieces I am particularly proud of so I see no need to close the blog down entirely. This decision was never easy, but no decision of consequence should be so I stand firm in my belief that this was the right choice.” — Robert Rice

Read more: Why I’ve Pulled Habs Future from Hockey Inside/Out

Kaberle + Emelin = KA-BOOM: 

Video tribute to this exciting new Habs defensive duo, Tomas Kaberle and Alexei Emelin is here.

1 COMMENT

  1. About the hockey game of Habs, they are excellent in scoring now but they have to be very careful for the defence. Previous games were not as good as new ones.
    If Habs team want to come up in top 8 teams for the Stanley Cup this year then Habs must play strong defensive game in the 3rd period all the time because first and second periods Habs play alright but third period is the most important to win the hockey game.
    So work hard and play a strong defensive game all the time.

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