Apr 13, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Montreal Canadiens right wing Brian Gionta (21) screens Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer (34) at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Preview: Habs visit Leafs in Season Finale

The final Habs game of the regular season has arrived. Tonight, the Habs are in Toronto to take on the Leafs in a potential preview of the first round of the playoffs.

Last time these two teams met, Toronto got the better of Montreal, beating them 5-1. The Leafs currently lead the season series 3-1.

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

Team Records: Canadiens - 4th in East (28-14-5, 61 points) vs Leafs- 5th in East (26-16-5, 57 points)

Season Series:

Date Score Game Winner
Apr 27 ’13 TONIGHT
Apr 13 ’13 MTL 1 at TOR 5 L. Komarov
Feb 27 ’13 MTL 5 at TOR 2 B. Gallagher
Feb 09 ’13 TOR 6 at MTL 0 L. Komarov
Jan 19 ’13 TOR 2 at MTL 1 T. Bozak

*Winners of each game are in Bold.


Game Notes:

- Michel Therrien confirmed Peter Budaj will make his 10th start of the season tonight.

- Expect Tinordi to play lots for the Habs tonight, after great performance against the Jets.

- Reimer should get the start tonight, but wouldn’t be surprised if Carlyle gives him a rest.

- A Habs win and Bruins regulation loss will clinched the Northeast division title for MTL.

- Leafs looking to stay ahead of the Sens for 5th place.

Leading Scorers:

Montreal

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
M. Pacioretty 43 15 24 39 +7 28 4 0
P. Subban 41 11 27 38 +10 53 7 0
M. Ryder 45 16 19 35 +2 14 8 5

Toronto

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kessel 47 19 32 51 -1 18 5 4
N. Kadri 47 18 26 44 +17 23 5 1
J. van Riemsdyk 47 18 14 32 -6 26 5 3

 

Goaltenders:

Montreal
Goalie GP Min Rec. GA SA GAA Sv%
C. Price 39 2249 21-13-4 97 1018 2.59 .905
P. Budaj 12 596 7-1-1 24 256 2.42 .906
Toronto
Goalie GP Min Rec. GA SA GAA Sv%
J. Reimer 32 1814 19-7-5 72 972 2.38 .926
B. Scrivens 19 1008 7-9-0 46 537 2.74 .914
J. Rynnas 1 10 0-0-0 0 6 0.00 1.000
*Expected starters for Today are in BOLD.

Tags: 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs Montreal Canadiens Playoff Push Toronto Maple Leafs

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