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The Montreal Canadiens pay their only visit of the season to Honda Center, looking to get back on track after a big loss in San Jose. The Ducks are gunning for their fourth straight win.

Everyone here has played for the Habs this year.
Everyone here has played for the Habs this year.
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Montreal Canadiens
@ Anaheim Ducks

Wednesday March 4, 2015 7:00pm PST

Honda Center

TV: FS West
Radio: AM 830

Your Enemy: Eyes On The Prize

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Numbers for Nerds:

When the Habs lost 4-0 to the Sharks on Monday, newcomer Jeff Petry was their only defenseman with a positive on-ice shot attempt share at 54%. Many observers thought he was Montreal's best player in that game, aside from Carey Price. Marc Dumont of HEOTP wrote up a nice summary of his game.

Team Records:

Ducks: (41-17-7), 89 total points (1st in the Pacific division), 2.97 G/GP, 2.74 GA/GP

Canadiens: (41-17-5), 87 total points (1st in the Atlantic division), 2.71 G/GP, 2.21 GA/GP

Ducks Team Leaders:

Points: Ryan Getzlaf (20G-41A-61P), Corey Perry (27G-18P-45A), Ryan Kesler (17G-23A-40P ); Among Defensemen, Sami Vatanen (12G-22A-34P).

TOI/GP: Francois Beauchemin (22:46), Hampus Lindholm (22:03), Sami Vatanen (21:40); Among Forwards, Ryan Getzlaf (20:04).

Possession: (5v5 FF% aka USA%, minimum 25 GP): Matt Beleskey (54.6%), Patrick Maroon (54.1%), Josh Manson (54.0%).

Possession numbers and chart via

Opponent Team Leaders:

Points: Max Pacioretty (30G-25A-55P), P.K. Subban (12G-36P-48A), Tomas Plekanec (19G-24A-43P ).

TOI/GP: P.K. Subban (26:04), Andrei Markov (25:05), Alexei Emelin (19:35); Among Forwards, Max Pacioretty (19:35).

Possession: (5v5 FF% aka USA%, minimum 25 GP): Max Paccioretty (52.9%), P.K. Subban (52.8%), Brendan Gallagher (52.2%).

Possession numbers and chart via


Ducks: John Gibson (8-5-0) .920 SV%, 30.4 SA/GP

Canadiens: Carey Price (36-12-3) .935 SV%, 29.6 SA/GP

Power Play:

Ducks: 17.4% (21st in the league), Sami Vatanen (7 PPG)

Canadiens: 16.5% (25th in the league), P.K. Subban (6 PPG)

Penalty Kill:

Ducks: 81.8% (14th in the league), Andrew Cogliano (3 SHG)

Canadiens: 85.2% (6th in the league), Tomas Plekanec (3 SHG)