Les Canadiennes are back at it facing the Toronto Furies after getting last weekend off. In case you didn't keep up last weekend, Les Canadiennes fell into third place and are now two points back of the Brampton Thunder and four points back of the Calgary Inferno with two games in hand.
This game will be the third meeting between Montreal and Toronto this season. Les Canadiennes won the last match-ups handily, 5-1 and 5-2. Will today be more of the same?
This is Montreal's first home game since their season-opening series October 17-18.
Who to watch
Les Canadiennes' first line of Marie-Philip Poulin, Caroline Ouellette, and Ann-Sophie Bettez has been on fire. Poulin is currently first in the CWHL scoring race with 11 points in just four games. She's tied with Elana Lovell and Jamie Lee Rattray, who have both scored as many points in eight games.
Julie Chu had a great game two weekends ago against Calgary, scoring a goal and being named third star. She and the rest of Montreal's defence have been playing some great hockey this season.
Unlike Les Canadiennes, the Furies were in action last weekend. They dropped two games against the Calgary Inferno. The team only scored two goals last weekend and Natalie Spooner scored both of them. Spooner has been having a great year offensively, as have linemates Alyssa Baldin and Emily Fulton. The three of them make up the first line and are the Furies' primary offensive threat.
Second line centre Kelly Terry returned from injury last weekend and is poised to break out. Her return gives the team more offensive options, something that they desperately need after only scoring 13 goals in 8 games.
Here were the Furies lines from last weekend. Don't expect many changes.
Today's lineup (including players' Twitter handles ) pic.twitter.com/K77IgzseTU— Toronto Furies (@TorontoCWHL) November 22, 2015
How to watch
They'll be playing today's game at Etienne-Desmarteau Arena at 6:30. Tickets are $15. If you're not in the city or are unable to make the trek, this game will be streamed for free at cwhllive.com. Yes, that's right, you won't need a CWHL Live subscription to watch this one, although you should probably get one anyways, if you haven't already.
— CWHL (@TheCWHL) November 28, 2015