The one scary costume nobody saw this Halloween was "injured Carey Price." The latest from coach Michel Therrien is that Price will be out for at least one week, giving Mike Condon the reins between the pipes tonight versus the Winnipeg Jets, and maybe for all four games the Habs play this week (against the Ottawa Senators, New York Islanders, and Boston Bruins, as well). The good news is that all four games the Canadiens play this week are at home.
The Canadiens were able to put a stop to their losing slide with a convincing 6-2 win on Friday night in Calgary. With all six goals coming from the Canadiens' support staff, the top players will be wanting to put their best foot forward tonight as they won't be able to lean on the talent of Carey Price for at least 4 games.
The Jets have been doing very well in the highly-competitive Central Division, with as many wins as the Nashville Predators and Minnesota Wild. This is the second game of a back-to-back for the Jets, who won in Columbus last night.
Two unbeaten netminders go head to head tonight as Mike Condon puts his 3-0 record on the line against Mike Huthchinson's mark of 4-0. The weight of Carey Price's absence seems a little less heavy given how well Condon has played in those three wins, including Friday in Calgary when he was pivotal in maintaining the Canadiens' chance to win that game before they ran away with it in the third period.
The puck drops at 7:00PM EST.
How To Watch:
In the Canadiens' region (French): RDS
In English (Nationally): RSN
In the USA: NHL Network
Elsewhere: NHL GameCenter, NHL Center Ice
|Max Pacioretty||Tomas Plekanec||Brendan Gallagher|
|Lars Eller||Alex Galchenyuk||Brian Flynn|
|Tomas Fleischmann||David Desharnais||Dale Weise|
|Paul Byron||Torrey Mitchell||Devante Smith-Pelly|
|Andrei Markov||P.K. Subban|
|Alexei Emelin||Jeff Petry|
|Nathan Beaulieu||Tom Gilbert|
Scratched: Greg Pateryn, Jarred Tinordi, Alexander Semin
Injuries: Carey Price (lower body), Michael Bournival (post-concussion syndrome)
|Andrew Ladd||Bryan Little||Blake Wheeler|
|Mathieu Perreault||Mark Scheifele||Nikolaj Ehlers|
|Alexander Burmistrov||Adam Lowry||Drew Stafford|
|Nic Petan||Andrew Copp||Chris Thorborn|
|Toby Enstrom||Dustin Byfuglien|
|Ben Chiarot||Tyler Myers|
|Mark Stuart||Jacob Trouba|
Scratched: Adam Pardy, Paul Postma, Anthony Peluso
Injuries: Grant Clitsome (back)
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