Game 6 : Habs vs Devils
A very busy night in the NHL this evening, but our eyes will be on the prize in Montreal to see if we can improve our record to 4-1-1. After 5 days without a Habs game, expect the fans to be ready for a ripper tonight. JM has decided to throw 3rd liner Tommy Pyatt on the 2nd line to play with Gomez and Gionta. Not sure this is the answer our offence is looking for, however you can expect to see a fired up Pyatt doing everything in his power to ensure a few more chances on the top six.
On the Devils side of things, Jersey rolls into Montreal with a 1-4-1 record. I expect to see some desperation out of this club. Also wouldn't be surprised to see Brodeur play a great game. He usually lights it up when he plays here in Montreal.
Tomas Plekanec looks to keep up the success. He's got 2 goals and 3 assists in just 5 games. Ilya Kovelchuk will be dangerous tonight as well. Along with Brodeur, he usually responds well to the Montreal fan's energy.
Markov is still not ready to play yet. Still sidelined with the knee injury. On the Devils side, Dmen Anton Volchenkov, Bryce Salvador, Anssi Slamela are out with injury as is forward Bryan Rolston. Looks like a short bench for Jersey once again.
This is the first of four meetings between these two clubs. Habs/Devils games are usually always entertaining. I believe if Price can keep up the solid work between the pipes and we can avoid New Jersey's power play we have a shot at a close game. It's a tough game to call, it all depends on the first period. If we can frustrate the Devils even more, I think we have a shot at this. If Jersey finds success early, I hate to say it, I think we are in for a beating. Time will tell.
Game starts at 7:30pm and is aired locally on RDS.