March 26, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Montreal Canadiens center Lars Eller (81) skates with the puck ahead of Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Craig Adams (27) during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Preview: Habs visit Penguins

We’ve got a battle between the top two teams in the eastern conference on tap for this evening, between the Canadiens and the Penguins.

The Penguins are redhot and have a record of 8-2-0 in there last 10 games. Montreal is 6-4-0 in there last ten. If the Penguins win tonight, they would not only sweep the season series, but they would all put clinch 1st in the east.

The Canadiens will need to have a better performance then they have over the last two games, including from Carey Price who has been pulled in two straight games.

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

Team Records: Canadiens – 2nd in East (26-11-5, 57 points) vs Penguins – 1st in East (32-10-0, 64 points)

Season Series:

Date Score Game Winner
Apr 17 ’13  TONIGHT  
Mar 26 ’13 MTL 0 at PIT 1 S. Crosby
Mar 02 ’13 PIT 7 at MTL 6 – OT B. Sutter

*Winners of each game are in Bold.

Game Notes:

– Unclear whether Price will start after being pulled in two straight games.

– Penguins could sweep season series with a win.

– Fleury will most likely start tonight.

– Ryan White will not play; He has been suspended for 5 games.
Leading Scorers:

Montreal

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Subban 36 11 25 36 +9 32 7 0
M. Ryder 41 16 18 34 +3 14 8 5
M. Pacioretty 38 12 22 34 +4 24 3 0

Pittsburgh

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
S. Crosby 36 15 41 56 +26 16 3 1
C. Kunitz 42 21 26 47 +29 39 9 5
P. Dupuis 42 20 15 35 +28 24 2 2

Goaltenders:

Montreal
Goalie GP Min Rec. GA SA GAA Sv%
C. Price 34 1971 19-10-4 82 890 2.50 .908
P. Budaj 11 576 7-1-1 21 247 2.19 .915
 
 
Pittsburgh
Goalie GP Min Rec. GA SA GAA Sv%
M. Fleury 29 1619 21-6-0 61 752 2.26 .919
T. Vokoun 18 909 11-4-0 39 444 2.57 .912
 

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