A preview of the Canadiens.
When and where: 7 p.m. EST. Bell Centre.
TV: Root Sports, CBC, RDS.
Record: 15-8-0, 30 points. The Canadiens are in fifth place in the Atlantic Division.
Leading Scorer: P.K. Subban (right), 19 points (3 goals, 16 assists).
Last Game: 3-2 road win against the Capitals, last night. Peter Budaj made 25 saves for the Canadiens.
Last Game against the Penguins: 6-4 road loss April 17. Carey Price made 17 saves for the Canadiens.
Canadiens Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Daniel Briere. He has points in four of his past five games.
Ex-Penguins on the Canadiens: Marc Bergevin, general manager; Jean-Jacques Daigneault, assistant coach; Douglas Murray, D; Michel Therrien, head coach.
Ex-Canadiens on the Penguins: Matt D'Agostini, RW; Jacques Martin, assistant coach; Tomas Vokoun, G.
Useless Canadiens Trivia Vaguely Related to the Penguins: Bergevin is one of two members of the Penguins' 2000-01 team who is currently an NHL general manager. The other is the Islanders' Garth Snow.
Best Canadiens Video We Could Find: The Canadiens having several of their former players "warm-up" prior to a game Dec. 4, 2009 during their centennial season:
Probable goaltenders: Marc-Andre Fleury (13-6-0, 1.90 GAA, .924 SV%) for the Penguins. Carey Price (8-8-2, 2.05 GAA, .935 SV%) for the Canadiens.
Injuries: For the Penguins, right winger Beau Bennett (undisclosed) is out. Right winger Chuck Kobasew ("lower body"), defenseman Rob Scuderi (broken ankle) and goaltender Tomas Vokoun (blood clots) are on injured reserve. For the Canadiens, Rene Bouque ("lower body") is out. Defenseman Davis Drewiske (shoulder) is on injured reserve.
14 Chris Kunitz - 87 Sidney Crosby - 9 Pascal Dupuis
36 Jussi Jokinen- 71 Evgeni Malkin - 18 James Neal
49 Brian Gibbons - 16 Brandon Sutter - 22 Matt D'Agostini
15 Tanner Glass - 46 Joe Vitale - 27 Craig Adams
3 Olli Maata - 58 Kris Letang
44 Brooks Orpik - 7 Paul Martin
2 Matt Niskanen - 5 Deryk Engelland
-The Candiens did not hold a morning skate either. Consider this a guess based on their lines and defensive pairings from last night's game:
48 Daniel Briere - 14 Tomas Plekanec - 21 Brian Gionta
67 Max Pacioretty - 51 David Desharnais - 11 Brendan Gallagher
27 Alex Galchenyuk - 81 Lars Eller - 8 Brandon Prust
32 Travis Moen - 53 Ryan White - 49 Michael Bournival
79 Andrei Markov - 76 PK Subban
26 Josh Gorges - 74 Alexei Emelin
6 Douglas Murray - 61 Raphael Diaz
-The last time the Penguins played the Canadiens, this happened:
-An update on Bennett's situation:
D'Agostini in for Bennett tonight. Bylsma says Bennett not just day to day, but no prognosis yet.— Dave Molinari (@MolinariPG) November 23, 2013
-Letang has appeared in 399 career games.
-Crosby has 695 career points.
-Desharnais has appeared in 199 career games.
-Subban has 98 career assists.
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(Photo: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)