Mar 2, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec (14) misses a chance to score a goal against Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun (92) as captain Sidney Crosby (87) defends during the second period at the Bell Centre.. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Preview: Canadiens visit Streaking Pens

Tonight, it’s a battle of 1st and 2nd in the east as the Canadiens are in Pittsburgh for a tilt with the red hot Penguins.

Brendan Morrow is expected to make his debut with the Penguins tonight, as they look to extend there winning streak to 13 games.

For live updates from the game tonight, follow along on our live blog HERE.

Here is a look at player stats, game notes and more, for tonight’s match-up:

Team records: Penguins – 1st in East(25-8-0; 50 pts.); Canadiens – 2nd in East(20-6-5; 45 pts.)

Game notes:

-Michel Therrien returns to Pittsburgh since being replaced by Dan Bylsma in 2009.

-Brenden Morrow will make his Pittsburgh debut after spending his entire career with the Dallas Stars.

-Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang are game-time decisions. Simon Despres was re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre, so it appears Letang may play after being taken of IR.

Leading Scorers:
Montreal
Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
M. Ryder 30 10 15 25 +5 10 6 2
M. Pacioretty 27 9 16 25 +4 20 2 0
T. Plekanec 31 12 10 22 +4 18 4 2
Pittsburgh
Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
S. Crosby 33 14 39 53 +23 16 3 0
C. Kunitz 33 19 22 41 +24 16 8 4
J. Neal 33 17 13 30 +3 24 8 5
Goaltenders:
Montreal
Goalie GP Min Record GA SA GAA Sv%
C. Price 25 1523 16-5-4 59 666 2.32 .911
P. Budaj 6 364 4-1-1 15 155 2.47 .903
Pittsburgh
Goalie GP Min Record GA SA GAA Sv%
M. Fleury 23 1298 17-5-0 50 583 2.31 .914
T. Vokoun 13 685 8-3-0 32 345 2.80 .907

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