Price to start against Flames; Pacioretty, Gionta ready to go

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien confirmed after practice Tuesday in Calgary that goaltender Carey Price will make his third straight start against the Flames on Wednesday (8 p.m., TSN, RDS, TSN Radio 690).

Max Pacioretty, who worked out Monday with a non-contact jersey, was wearing a regular practice sweater Tuesday and was back on his familiar line with David Desharnais and Daniel Briere. Captain Brian Gionta, who didn’t fly to Calgary with his teammates on Monday because of family reasons, was expected to arrive in Calgary Tuesday night and be in the lineup Wednesday.

Wednesday’s game will the the 500th of Rene Bourque’s NHL career. The Canadiens won’t hold a morning skate Wednesday in Calgary before the game.

George Parros continues to make good progress from the concussion he suffered Oct. 1 vs. Toronto. He did not make the trip and no time frame has been given for his return.

Here’s how the lines and defence pairings looked at practice Tuesday:

Pacioretty-Desharnais-Briere
Galchenyuk-Eller-Gallagher
Bournival-Plekanec-Bourque
Moen-White-Prust

Gorges-Subban
Markov-Diaz
Bouillon-Tinordi

(Photo by John Kenney/The Gazette)

Game Preview, NHL.com

Expect Pacioretty to play against Flames, by Dave Stubbs

Homecoming game for Habs’ Bourque, Canadiens.com

Habs’ EGG line deserves a better name, Stu on Sports blog

Eller an emerging star in Montreal, Calgary Herald

Flames rookie Monahan taking Calgary by storm, Calgary Herald

Flames’ Hartley on the coaching hotseat, Stu on Sports blog

On the road – Calgary, Canadiens.com

Patrick Roy back in the spotlight, ready for a fight, by Bruce Arthur

Habs prospect Thrower happy to be close to home in Vancouver, NHL.com

577 Comments

  1. FanSince1969 says:

    hi Folks

    First time poster, long time reader. Live in Montreal, but I am in Calgary tonight (have tickets to game) and will be in Vancouver Saturday (have tickets to the game).

    Did anyone else notice the TORONTO SLANT on the report on TSN regarding Parros being on the road to recovery. Read it again:

    “Parros was knocked unconscious after his tussle with Orr – their second fight of the opening game for both teams. Parros spent several minutes motionless on the ice, attended to by the teams’ medical staffs, before being taken off on a stretcher. After he was released from hospital, the Canadiens announced that he was indefinitely.”

    It reads as if Orr knocked him out. Gotta love that.

    Anyway, I will see you at the games!

  2. frontenac1 says:

    @burly. You eat Goats?That’s nasty amigo.

  3. Tomi says:

    I can’t wait for tonight’s game.
    I am sitting about 10 rows behind the Flames bench.

    Has anyone heard if Michel Cammalleri will be playing tonight?

    Go Flames!

  4. billylove says:

    Anyone ever see a goal like Hertl’s 4th? Off the chart!


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