March 7, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) carries the puck in front of the Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) at the PNC center. The Canadiens defeated the Hurricanes 4-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Preview: Habs host Canes on April Fools Day

Tonight, the Habs look for there third-straight win as they host the Hurricanes at the Bell Center. Seriously, this is not an April Fools joke!

The Hurricanes come into this game after a 3-1 road win over the Jets on Saturday. The Canadiens latest game came on Saturday as well, when they beat the Rangers 3-0.

Follow along on our live blog for tonight’s game HERE.

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

Team Records: Canadiens – 2nd in East (22-7-5, 49 points) vs Hurricanes – 10th in East (16-15-2, 34 points)

Game Notes:

– Justin Peters expected to the get the start for Carolina.

– Expect Price to start again tonight for the Canadiens.

– This is the last game of a three-game road trip for the Hurricanes.


Leading Scorers:

Montreal

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
M. Ryder 33 13 15 28 +6 14 6 3
P. Subban 28 10 17 27 +10 22 6 0
T. Plekanec 34 13 13 26 +5 18 4 2

Carolina

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
E. Staal 33 16 22 38 +15 40 2 4
A. Semin 33 10 24 34 +15 36 4 1
J. Tlusty 33 14 9 23 +16 10 1 2

Goaltenders:

Montreal
Goalie GP Min Rec. GA SA GAA Sv%
C. Price 28 1682 17-6-4 64 751 2.28 .915
P. Budaj 7 388 5-1-1 16 170 2.47 .906
Carolina
Goalie GP Min Rec. GA SA GAA Sv%
C. Ward 17 929 9-6-1 44 477 2.84 .908
D. Ellis 12 633 4-5-1 28 342 2.65 .918
J. Peters 8 419 3-4-0 20 224 2.86 .911

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