RECORDS: Canadiens 13-1-1 Hawks 10-3-2
PUCK DROP: A great 6pm start
TV: WGN, Sportsnet up ‘dere
STUCK AT SCHWARTZ’S: Habs Eyes On The Prize
SCORE-ADJUSTED CF%: Canadiens – 50.4% (10th) Hawks – 49.9% (13th)
POWER PLAY: Canadiens – 21.7% (8th) Hawks – 19.7% (12th)
PENALTY KILL: Canadiens – 80.6% (18th) Hawks – Almost suck!
TRENDS: In a previous life, Radulov had 11 points in 16 career games against the Hawks… Danault has three goals and four points in his last four games
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The Canadiens get out to an incredibly hot start, with passable but nothing more underlying numbers and Carey Price once again proving he’s head and shoulders the best goalie in the world. Their fans and media are getting awfully yappy at those who laughed at their moron coach and GM over the summer, and they’re already planning the parade. Does this sound familiar?
You bet your ass it does.