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Montreal Canadiens vs Colorado Avalanche, February 17th 2016
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The Canadiens lost Care Price for the last season, and losing 21 of 26 games has been absolutely priceless. They did however manage to rack up 3 consecutive wins until they lost back to back games being out scored 12-6 in the process. Pucking french frog dwarfs.
After Price went down Mike Condon stepped in and seemed to be saving the season, but the rookie blues caught up to him losing his last 5 starts. Luckily for Montreal he will ride the pine tonight and watch Ben Scrivens try to man the net. Which I doubt will last.
Colorado have been a pretty average squad in the scoring department, especially on the road but in their last outing they were slaughtered 4-1 by Buffalo. The Sabres have been surprising a few fans lately but they are still the same old Sabres, so let’s chalk that Avalanche loss as a fluke.
Currently they hold the 8th spot in the Western Conference playoff standings, but they just lost five of their last seven games. Semyon Varlamov has been a disgrace and when Patrick Roy was practicing between the pipes a few weeks back, it couldn’t hurt the netting stats if he tried to pylon between the pipes. Could it actually get any worse?
- Montreal Canadiens -> Ben Scrivens
Mike Condon was lit up for six goals on 27 shots by the Coyotes on Monday, so Scrivens will get back into the crease after he was pulled against Buffalo last Friday
- Colorado Avalanche -> Semyon Varlamov
He played just 4:42 against Buffalo on Sunday after he allowed two goals on two shots and was pulled from the match. Varlamov will look to bounce back from that disappointing showing versus a Canadiens team that has been struggling mightily.
Varlamov has gone 2-3-0 with a 3.45 goals against average and .902 SV% since the All-Star break
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