Apr 9, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk (27) misses a chance to score a goal against Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth (30) during the second period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Preview: Habs host Capitals In Final Home Game of Regular Season

The Montreal Canadiens final home game of the regular season is here. Tonight, the Capitals come into town for the final match-up between the two this season.

Both teams lead there respective divisions so this should be an entertaining game even though the Capitals lead the weak Southeast divison.

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, 59 points) vs Capitals – 3rd in East (24-18-2, 50 points)

Season Series:

Date Score Game Winner
Apr 20 ’13  TONIGHT
Apr 09 ’13 WSH 3 at MTL 2  J. Hillen
Jan 24 ’13 MTL 4 at WSH 1 A. Markov

*Winners of each game are in Bold.


Game Notes:

– MTL’s Diaz and Armstrong both likely to return to the lineup tonight.

– Carey Price should start tonight for the Habs.

– Ovechkin has 18 goals and 8 assists in his last 17 games

– Mike Ribeiro is on a 4-game point streak.

– Holtby will start for Washington tonight.

– Both teams lead there divisions by 2 points.


Leading Scorers:

Montreal

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
M. Pacioretty 40 12 24 36 +7 26 3 0
P. Subban 38 11 25 36 +10 51 7 0
M. Ryder 42 16 19 35 +2 14 8 5

Washington

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
A. Ovechkin 44 28 20 48 -1 32 15 4
M. Ribeiro 44 13 31 44 -5 49 6 1
N. Backstrom 44 6 38 44 +6 20 2 1

 

Goaltenders:

Montreal
Goalie GP Min Rec. GA SA GAA Sv%
C. Price 36 2070 20-11-4 87 944 2.52 .908
P. Budaj 12 596 7-1-1 24 256 2.42 .906
Washington
Goalie GP Min Rec. GA SA GAA Sv%
B. Holtby 33 1906 20-12-1 84 1026 2.64 .918
M. Neuvirth 12 662 4-5-1 31 326 2.81 .905
P. Grubauer 2 84 0-1-0 5 59 3.57 .915

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