Defenceman Roman Hamrlik sits out tonight’s game, having sustained a shoulder injury last night in Columbus vs. the Blue Jackets. Ryan O’Byrne takes his place.
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Not that this counts for anything, but the Canadiens are 80-101-20-5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs in games played on Saturdays. The Habs love Thursdays, however, with a 114-65-26-0 record.
On Fridays? Glad you asked. The teams have played once, a 1-1 tie on Nov. 1, 1946.
More useless info: should the Canadiens score seven goals tonight, they’ll hit 1,000 on the road against Toronto.
One more reason to dislike the Air Canada Centre: the Canadiens are 8-15-1-2 at the barn that replaced Maple Leaf Gardens.