It’s been a long time since the Habs last won a game in San Jose...
The last time the Habs won in San Jose: Bill Clinton was president, Smooth by Santana was top of the charts, and Galchenyuk was 5 years old.— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) December 2, 2016
But tonight they get another chance to put an end to the losing streak in Silicon Valley, which has now reached nine straight losses.
After putting in a mixed effort against the Ducks on Tuesday in a 2-1 loss that saw the Canadiens outshoot the Ducks 15-3 in the first thirteen minutes of the game and then go on to be outshot 28-13 in the subsequent seventeen minutes, the Habs will look to carry the tenacity they displayed at their best moments in Anaheim (including in the final minutes of the game when they were down 2-0) up the I-5 and with them into San Jose tonight.
Brian Flynn is poised to make his comeback to the lineup after missing the last nine games with an upper-body injury. With Chris Terry sent back to St. John’s, Daniel Carr will be the odd man out up front, scratched for just the second time since being called up eleven games ago. Zach Redmond will also have to wait to make his Canadiens’ debut, as even though he’s ready to return from injury, Michel Therrien is sticking with Greg Pateryn and Mark Barberio on the third defensive pairing.
Puck Drop is 10:30 PM EST / 7:30 PM PST
How to watch:
Canada (English): Rogers Sportsnet East
Canada (French): RDS
Sharks Region: CS-CA
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/NHL Gamecentre Live, NHL Centre Ice
|Paul Byron||Alex Galchenyuk||Alex Radulov|
|Max Pacioretty||Tomas Plekanec||Brendan Gallagher|
|Artturi Lehkonen||David Desharnais||Andrew Shaw|
|Phillip Danault||Torrey Mitchell||Brian Flynn|
|Alexei Emelin||Shea Weber|
|Andrei Markov||Jeff Petry|
|Mark Barberio||Greg Pateryn|
Scratched: Daniel Carr, Zach Redmond
Injured: Charles Hudon (fractured sternum), Nathan Beaulieu (throat).
|Patrick Marleau||Joe Thornton||Joe Pavelski|
|Kevin Labanc||Logan Couture||Joel Ward|
|Mikkel Boedker||Chris Tierney||Joonas Donskoi|
|Michael Haley||Ryan Carpenter||Melker Karlsson|
|Paul Martin||Brent Burns|
|Marc-Edouard Vlasic||Justin Braun|
|Brendan Dillon||David Schlemko|
Injured: Tommy Wingels (undisclosed), Tomas Hertl (knee)