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Canadiens hope to duplicate road success in home debut

Oct 13, 2007 - 2:16 PM Carolina (3-1-1) at Montreal (2-0-1) 7:00 pm EDT

MONTREAL (Ticker) -- Not that they want to avoid the Bell Centre, but given their season-opening success on the road, forgive the Montreal Canadiens if they wanted to put off their home opener for a bit.

The Canadiens will get underway at home on Saturday when they host the Carolina Hurricanes.

Montreal earned at least one point in each of its first three games, including a 3-2 overtime win over the Hurricanes in their season opener on October 3. It suffered a 4-3 overtime loss at Toronto before wrapping its road trip with a 3-2 win in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Rookie netminder Carey Price, who was spelling regular goaltender Cristobal Huet for a day, excelled in his NHL debut against the Penguins, stopping 26 of 28 shots to get the win. Huet, who has 56 saves on 62 shots in his two starts, is expected to be back in net on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Hurricanes have exploded since absorbing a shutout loss at Washington last Saturday. They have tallied 12 goals in the last two games, picking up wins over the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators.

Among the biggest contributors during the scoring binge have been center Matt Cullen, left wing Cory Stillman and right wing Justin Williams - each of which has accounted for four points.

The Hurricanes have scored 16 goals in their three wins and just two in their two defeats.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 1 1 1 3
    MONTREAL 1 0 0 1 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MON - CHRIS HIGGINS 1 (SAKU KOIVU) 1:12
    CAR - (PP) CORY STILLMAN 2 (ROD BRIND'AMOUR, ERIC STAAL)
    15:52
    2ND PRD: CAR - (PP) MATT CULLEN 3 (ERIK COLE, JUSTIN WILLIAMS) 19:26
    3RD PRD: CAR - (EN) CHAD LAROSE 1 (JUSTIN WI

    Oct 13 9:37 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 3
    MONTREAL 1
    3RD PRD: CAR - (EN) CHAD LAROSE 1 (JUSTIN WILLIAMS) 19:44

    Hurricanes vs. CanadiensOct 13 9:37 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 1 1 2
    MONTREAL 1 0 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MON - CHRIS HIGGINS 1 (SAKU KOIVU) 1:12
    CAR - (PP) CORY STILLMAN 2 (ROD BRIND'AMOUR, ERIC STAAL)
    15:52
    2ND PRD: CAR - (PP) MATT CULLEN 3 (ERIK COLE, JUSTIN WILLIAMS) 19:26
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND

    Oct 13 8:46 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 2
    MONTREAL 1
    2ND PRD: CAR - (PP) MATT CULLEN 3 (ERIK COLE, JUSTIN WILLIAMS) 19:26

    Hurricanes vs. CanadiensOct 13 8:46 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 1 1
    MONTREAL 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MON - CHRIS HIGGINS 1 (SAKU KOIVU) 1:12
    CAR - (PP) CORY STILLMAN 2 (ROD BRIND'AMOUR, ERIC STAAL)
    15:52
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAR 13 13
    MON 4

    Oct 13 7:51 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 1
    MONTREAL 1
    1ST PRD: CAR - (PP) CORY STILLMAN 2 (ROD BRIND'AMOUR, ERIC STAAL)
    15:52

    Hurricanes vs. CanadiensOct 13 7:46 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 0
    MONTREAL 1
    1ST PRD: MON - CHRIS HIGGINS 1 (SAKU KOIVU) 1:12

    Hurricanes vs. CanadiensOct 13 7:19 PM
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    six4three Added 5 roots

    Hurricanes vs. CanadiensOct 13 10:25 AM