Canadiens set to take on Maple Leafs

TORONTO – It seems there will be only one change in the Canadiens lineup tonight after Friday’s 4-3 shootout loss to the Blue Jackets in Columbus, Carey Price returning to the goal. Head coach Guy Carbonneau wouldn’t confirm any other changes after the morning skate, so if the lineup is the same as the one used in Columbus, Steve Bégin, Mathieu Dandenault and Ryan O’Byrne will be healthy scratches.

It promises to be the usual compelling Saturday-night matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the visiting Canadiens, the two franchises playing their 692nd game. Toronto, 5-4-4, is playing better than most figured they would by this time of the season. The Canadiens are 8-1-2, and were 6-1 winners in Toronto on the first Saturday of the season, spoiling the Leafs’ home opener.

Morning skate audio:

• Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson
• Toronto sniper Mikhail Grabovski (remember him?)
• Toronto defenceman Luke Schenn, just 19. First clip, second clip.
Mike Komisarek
Alex Tanguay
Tom Kostopoulos

22 Comments

  1. Shiloh says:

    Latendresse – but we won’t get much for him.

  2. Chuck says:

    Who are we going to trade to make that happen?

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  3. 24 Cups says:

    Chuck – Ahhh, there’s the rub. BTW, did you enjoy last night’s concert? I had a blast.

    Going For The Brass Ring – 25 Cups In 100 Years

  4. Kristopher7 says:

    ^ This.

    To get the 4th Dman what are you going to give up? You can’t trade Breezer and a 4th round pick or something. Someone like Bouwmeester would be nice but LOL @ what BG would have to give up.

  5. habsgod says:

    even with the deck stacked against us( fraser and mccreary) refing tonights game we will win big! i will predict another lopsided win by us tonight we win 7-3!

  6. Hockey11 says:

    Why would he play the same team after they stunk last night?

    They stunk on the Island.

    In 3 games BGL has 0 shots on net and 0 fights?

  7. Hockey11 says:

    I’ve watched a few games, he is a dangerous player with the puck and is playing with confidence. Another who leaves the org and gains confidence, MMMMmmmmmm……………..

  8. Drive_For_25 says:

    Grabovski is a sniper??? I know he has some goals this year but to call him a sniper just makes him sound like a really good player, which he isn’t. How about: Sniper/Weak/Turnover Machine Mikhail Grabovski
    Ya, much better.

  9. Mr.Hazard says:

    A tad harsh

    Ex nihilo nihil fit

  10. Hockey11 says:

    In two games he has zero shots and zero fights, what are you hoping to see, a skating exhibition?

  11. Gr8stFranchizEvr says:

    Big Georges needs to put some muscle into the game and command some respect, especially from a nut job like Hollweg. BGL should put him out of his misery!

    We don’t expect goals or a skating clinic from BGL. But, we are hungry for some punishing checks and haymakers. Bring it on Georges! Do what you were called to do…

  12. edgar_falcon says:

    good to see bgl is in tonight should be a good game. im expecting to see gbl kick the snot outta hollweg tonight

  13. Gr8stFranchizEvr says:

    Grabs has a tough time with the english language. That was a pretty choppy interview. Happy for him that thing’s are working out alright in TO. What else would we expect though – with the rookie crew their playing now, he was sure to get lots of ice time!

  14. Drive_For_25 says:

    I would gain a lot of confidence playing alongside the guys on that team.

  15. nightmare_49 says:

    The laffs are the Top at Blocking Shots in the NHL .. by Mark Swolinski ….. http://www.thestar.com/Sports/Hockey/article/533283 ………………………. From the Branches .. by Pension Plan Puppets ….. http://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2008/11/8/656551/from-the-branches …………………………….. The 5 Things Nobody Saw Coming – A Surprising Start to this Season .. by David Yasvinski ….. http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/postedsports/archive/2008/11/08/nhl-weekly-a-surprising-start-to-the-season.aspx

  16. habswarrior says:

    Should be an interesting game tonight. I think the Habs will win big especially after loosing last night. What out for AK and Sk, they are going to have a big game. Don’t be too hard on Grabovski, he can’t help it if he ain’t good enough for the habs. He will be a great player on the laffs though…..

  17. habswarrior says:

    Breeze will be lucky to get 3 more all season. Should sit him out and put O’Bryne in. Wish BG would trade for another good dman, only thing missing to make this a great team…….

  18. showey47 says:

    I just hope its not against us

  19. Exit716 says:

    How about team abandoning, sulking spare part?
    Or was destined to Atlanta until 240pm on trade deadline day when the Pens gave away what little depth they had for Hossa?

  20. Drive_For_25 says:

    Watch him tonight and tell me I’m wrong after.

  21. Mr.Hazard says:

    Well tonight you were wrong.

    Ex nihilo nihil fit

  22. Kristopher7 says:

    Check out Detroit’s goalies:

    Goalie W L OT Sv% GAA
    T. Conklin 3 1 0 .897 3.20
    C. Osgood 5 1 2 .884 3.21

    You’d think they’d be doing bad but I guess their offense manages to outscore the opposition by the end of the 3rd since they are 8-2-2.


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