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

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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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