Game Preview by Sam Gerber, Staff Writer
Last game: MTL 0  TOR 6 

The Canadiens had an awful night against the Leafs, and didn’t give Charlie Lindgren a fighting chance.

For a complete recap: Maple Leafs – Canadiens: Habs Disgraced at Home

Players to watch

  • Alexander Radulov
    Once he made the adjustment to new teammates former Hab Radulov is having a great season with seven goals, 12 assists for 19 points for the Stars. He will surely be a force against his former team.
  • Jamie Benn
    Benn is as sound a player as it gets. He can surprise players with his physicality. Just ask Jeff Petry and Dustin Byfuglien.
  •  Jordie Benn
    The other Benn will be playing his brother and his former team and will want to make a statement.

Keys to Victory

  • Play physical
    I believe that this will be a physical game. Montreal must give as good as they get.
  • Be disciplined
    The Stars have a high powered offence that is deadly on the power-play. The Habs can’t give them opportunities.
  • Attack the net
    There is a history between the Canadiens and Ben Bishop. The former Bolts goaltender can be thrown off his game.
Matchup 
American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX | November 21, 8:30 PM ET | TV: RDS, TSN2, FW-SW

2017-18 statistics

STARS CANADIENS
21 (22nd) Points (rank) 18 (27th)
10-9-1 Record 8-11-2
7-2-0 Home/Away 4-6-0
5-4-1 Last 10 5-4-1
2.90 GF/G 2.38
3.00 GA/G 3.52
27.4 PP% 14.9
83.3 PK% 75.7
 51.44  CF%  53.88
 
Projected forward lines, defense pairings and goaltenders
Forwards
Roussel – Benn – Radulov
Shore – Seguin – Ritchie
Elie – Spezza – Smith
Janmark – Faksa – Pitlick
Pacioretty – Drouin – Galchenyuk
Byron – Danault – Shaw
Hudon – Plekanec – Gallagher 
Deslauriers – De La Rose – Mitchell
Defensemen
Lindell – Klingberg
Hamhuis – Pateryn
Oleksiak – Johns
Benn – Weber
Alzner – Petry
Mete – Morrow
Out of the lineup
Scratched: Honka, Lehtonen
Injured: Methot, Hanzal
Scratched: Davidson, Froese, Schlemko
Injured: Hemsky, Scherbak, Price, Montoya, Lehkonen
Goalies
Ben Bishop Charlie Lindgren
Record: 8-6-0
GAA: 2.78
Sv%: .904
SO: 1
Alternate: Mike McKenna
Record: 3-3-1
GAA: 2.49
Sv%: .923
SO: 1
Alternate: Antti Niemi
 What to Expect
Unless Charlie Lindgren stands on his head the Canadiens will be in tough against Dallas.

Prediction: Canadiens 1  Stars 4 

The Stars have a fearsome offence and depth down the middle that will reek havoc  against the Habs.

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