Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Habs Open Season At Home Tonight vs. Bruins

The Montreal Canadiens open up their centennial season at home tonight after garnering 5 of 6 possible points on the road in Buffalo (2-1 OTL), Toronto(6-1 W) and Philadelphia (5-3 W).

The only roster change for the night will see Steve Begin sitting out and new addition Georges Laraque suiting up for his very first game in a Habs uniform.

After being declared unfit to play yesterday, "Big Georges" apparently made great progress overnight and today, and coach Carbonneau felt safe enough inserting him into the lineup.

Carey Price will start in goal for Montreal.

The game can be seen live tonight on TSN and RDS, both in HD.

Montreal has not dropped a game vs. Boston in 12 regular season outings - a span of over 19 months!

Montreal did however escape by the skin of their teeth vs. Boston in round one of postseason action last year, edging out the Bruins in 7 games.

Price has never lost to Boston in the regular season, going 5-0-0 with a 2.17 goals-against average.

All eyes will be on Michael Ryder tonight. Ryder will be playing his first game in Montreal as an opponent after spending his first four NHL seasons with the Canadiens, scoring 207 points.

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