Former Canadiens captain Saku Koivu leads the Anaheim Ducks in scoring with three goals and eight assists while averaging 17:43 of ice time to go along with a plus-8 through 10 games. Koivu has more points and a better plus/minus than any player on the Canadiens.
The Gazette’s Dave Stubbs asked Koivu on Friday afternoon – before a 3-1 loss to the Dallas Stars that night, ending a four-game Ducks winning streak – if he would have chosen himself for a hockey pool this season?
“Probably not,” Koivu said. “But I’ll take it. I’m enjoying this. It’s been fun. We’ll try to keep pushing and hopefully we can continue this good streak.”
The Canadiens will be looking to end a bad streak – two consecutive losses – when they face the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN 690 Radio).
Below are links to some stories to keep you busy while we wait for the puck to drop on Hockey Day in Canada, which will include a triple-header on CBC starting with Winnipeg at Ottawa at 2 p.m. and wrapping up with Calgary at Vancouver at 10 p.m. CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada coverage begins at noon.
RDS will also air Episode No. 2 of the 24CH series Saturday at 6 p.m.
(Photo byAlex Gallardo/The Associated Press)