Most Goals: A. Kostitsyn (23)| Hemsky (21)
Most Assists: Markov (41)| Gilbert (34)
Most Points: Markov (50)| Hemsky (54)
Best +/-: Gorges (+13)|Grebeshkov (+9)
Home Record: 20-6-4|15-12-4
Away Record: 15-18-3|17-15-2
For the Canadiens: Carey Price: 19-14-6 – .905% -- 2.75 GAA – 1 SO
For the Oilers: Dwayne Roloson 23-17-6 – .916% – 2.75 GAA – 1 SO
I like these lines. D'Agostini proved himself to be a great finisher in his first 10 games and then lost his momentum as soon as Koivu and Tanguay got injured. Gainey is playing him on the top six to see what he can do for the last 16 games and see if he is worth resigning next year for cheap.
Pacioretty will go down to Hamilton once Latendresse is back. Pacioretty needs top six ice time, and he won't get it by being on the box.
I like the lines, as everyone says, no problem with a tired Patches who has looked much quieter the last few games taking a seat tonight. Dandy will bring intensity and speed to the fourth line, he is fine there. I like moving Schneider down and Komi back up. Gives another pairing someone to help make a break out play. Hammer and Komi were not doing so well together, now Markov can move the puck on that pair and Schneider on his. Hammer and O'byrne may struggle with puck movement, but hopefully they play well together as they have before. D'Ago will hopefully play a strong game with the big boys. Plekanec was fantastic last game and hopefully just as good tonight.
Anxious for the game tonight, can't wait to see how the guys respond. I loved Carbo and I'll miss him, but I'm also excited to see what a shake up will produce. I trust Gainey and I like bringing in Lever. Of course this is all talk until tonight. If they come out flat tonight then shame on them, and apologies to Carbo all around because if this doesn't motivate them then they truly must be beyond help.
Thanks for making the GDT dude, appreciated. One thing I will say though, if certain mods of the past hadn't basically gone out of their way to alienate HarryI (formerly habs911) we wouldn't have GDT issues.