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Welcome back everyone!! Another beautiful night here in Ottawa!

The Habs are coming off a big win over Phoenix on Thursday and will face the Preds who have been on the rise of late. This should prove to be a good game!

Game Notes:

Game Time: 8:00 (Est)
National TV: RDS (French)

Price will make the start for the Habs. Spacek will be a game time decision after suffering a deep bruise from getting kicked in the Phoenix game. ** Update** Spacek is in!

Rinne will get the start for the Preds.

1st Period:

20:00 - Start of Period
15:23 - I was occupied until now .. sorry
14:30 - Cammy with a chance but it goes wide
13:32 - Price makes a great glove save!
12:41 - Both teams go end to end, no shots
11:56 - Habs with a long pass that is blocked
11:32 - Kostitsyn just misses wide, so close! 2nd line looking great again!
10:00 Puck goes over the glass - RDS removed the game clock!!
09:52 - Habs D looking goof while Nashville tries to press
09:32 - Habs just miss, Rinne makes a great move
09:15 - Nashville Goal - Steve Sullivan - Tootoo & ???
08:44 - Nashville still pressing!
08:05 - Habs look rattled after that goal
07:53 - Preds almost score again!
06:27 - Nashville with a good chance, Price stands tall
06:03 - Price makes another save, the Habs D looks really tired!
05:33 - Habs miss a pass that goes to their own end
05:00 - Nashville very aggressive in the Habs end and almost score
04:29 - Montreal Offside ... barely!
04:19 - Nashville showing some speed
03:56 - Habs battle hard on the boards and get it out of their end
03:31 - Nashville shot, save made by
03:06 - Hamrlik, the trailer on the play, get the shot but it's blocked
02:04 - Stoppage of play in the Habs end
01:59 - White blockes a shot in front of Habs net
01:20 - Habs 4th line with a chance, nothing gives
00:35 - More back & Fourth ... nothing else
00:00 - End of Period - Score: 1 - 0 Nashville

I'd give that Period to the Preds for sure. They looked liked the fresher team and got rewarded for the Their efforts. Feel bad for Price, he should have had that one. Expect to the Habs Offense to ramp it up for the 2nd and for Carey to shut it down. Fearless Prediction: Either Kostitsyn or Latendresse will score in this game ...

2nd Period:

20:00 - Start of Period
19:37 - Martin messing with the lines, habs get a good chance
18:45 - Montreal Penalty - Pyatt - Tripping
18:32 - WHAT A SAVE BY PRICE!!!! OMG!!
18:11 - Gomez almost get a breakaway, good try!
17:54 - Habs PK looking pretty good, they have been on a roll lately
17:06 - Moen aggressive in the Preds zone
16:45 - End of Penalty, 1 good chance
16:16 - Price makes a great pass to Max Pac
15:51 - Habs forwards caught sleeping, Preds almost score, go Price!
15:14 - Price with a great save on Sullivan
14:37 - Nashville Penalty - Legwand - Cross-Checking
14:10 - Bergeron shot, save, great chances on the rebound but no luck
13:38 - Nashville get it out of their end
13:24 - Kostitsyn just misses again
13:13 - 2 on 1 preds, Price makes the save
12:37 - End of Penalty
12:35 - Spacek shot gets stopped by Rinne
12:28 - Max Pac shot gets deflected
11:55 - Harmlik pass is intercepted
11:40 - Ryan White looking good in his own end
11:11 - Cammy falls in the Preds end
10:52 - Chipchura fans on a pass in the Preds and gives up the puck
10:34 - Montreal Penalty - Latendresse - Delay of Game
09:51 - Weber shot from point easily saved by Price
09:21 - Metro with a nice shot, Rinne makes the glave save
08:44 - Erat shot get's blocked by Habs
08:34 - End of Penalty - Habs PK great yet again!
07:59 - Price makes the save on another Preds shot
07:42 - Preds with a couple chances, Price stands tall!
07:00 - Puck over the glass
06:56 - Habs chance off the faceoff almost fools Rinne
06:45 - Sullivan with another chance, Price makes the save!
06:04 - Price robs the Preds of another goal!
Habs get another Penalty (Ryan White) for something (was on the phone)
04:50 - Habs PK still looking good!
04:40 - Puck over the glass
03:35 - Habs kill yet another Penalty
03:20 - Price looses his stick but gets his forwards stick
02:57 - Price makes a great poke check!
02:09 - Rinne almost misplays it, could have been a good Habs chance
Nashville goal waved off due to a High-Stick
Nashville Penalty - Goalie Interference
00:58 - Cammy with a great chance but gets nothing
00:00 - End of Period

I'll say that period was a tie, both teams had great chances but no one was able to find the back of the net. Look for the 3rd to be very intense. Habs will start the period on the powerplay. Let's see if they can cash ....

3rd Period:

20:00 - Start of Period - Habs on the PP
Sorry .. missed some of the game, wife came home
14:12- Habs with a few chances, nothing gives
13:52 - Habs with more chances, still nothing
13:13 - Habs forechecking well, generating chances, nothing gives (Missing Gionta!!!)
12:34 - Habs with a great centering pass, no one there
11:22 - Habs shot goes up really high and almost falls in the net
10:12 - Habs pressuring, no luck though
09:58 - Price almost gives the puck away
09:50 - Price makes a fabulous save on Legwand!
08:22 - Nashville pressuring, Habs on their heels
07:33 - Montreal Penalty - Kostitsyn - Holding
07:17 - Habs PK perfect in its last 16
07:05 - Montreal Penalty - White - Hooking
07:01 - Nashville Goal - PP - Steve Sullivan - Weber & Arnott - Score: 2 - 0 Preds
06:20 - Preds go offside
06:04 - Price plays the puck up the boards but not out
05:06 - Mac Pac levels someone into the boards
05:05 - End of White Penalty
05:03 - Montreal Penalty (terrible calls all night!!!) - Plekanec - Holding
04:44 - Price stones Sullivan on a short range blast
03:57 - Nashville rockets one at the net but it goes high (I think Price ducked)
03:28 - Puck goes over the glass
02:28 - Teams go end to end a couple times
01:16 - Magnificant save by Price on a breakaway!!! OMG!!!!
00:00 - End of Game - Preds win 2 - 0

Carey Price gave an incredible performance tonight by stopping over 50 shots!! Some of the saves he made tonight were simply miraculous including his stop on the breakaway in the last 2 minutes of the game. If not for him this game would have been 10 - 0 easily!!

The Habs defence were no where to be found tonight. Even though Spacek was in the game, i never heard his name all that much. They looked liked they were sleeping at times. I can't wait for the return of O'Byrne. Let's hope he retained his pre-season form!

Brian Gionta was lost early due to a lower body injury and could you ever tell. The offence looked almost non-exisent for the Habs only mustering 20 shots, many very weak. Scott Gomez needs to learn to play with soneone else besides Gionta. He was no where to be found without Gionta to pass to. As for the rest ... well ... besides the 2nd line at times ... just a poor effort causing the 2nd shutout against the Habs in 3 games.

Next game is Tuesday against the Carolina Hurricanes. See ya then!
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