On this day in hockey history 1988 – Former Montreal Canadiens coach Jean Perron was named coach of the Quebec Nordiques, replacing Ron Lapointe, who stepped down after doctors discovered a tumor on his kidney.
 Matchup
Bell Centre, Montreal, QC. | December 16, 7:30 PM ET | TV: RDS, SNE, FS-CR

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CANADIENS HURRICANES
40 Points / 9th NHL Points/Position 19 Points / 29th NHL 
19-10-2 Record 8-18-3
11-3-1 Home 5-7-1
8-7-1 Road 3-11-2
4-5-1 Last 10 2-8-0
2.55 G/G 2.10
2.52 GA/G 2.79
15.5 PP% 19.2
84.8 PK% 81.6
 Projected Line Combinations and Goaltenders (subject to change)
Forwards
Pacioretty – Galchenyuk – Gallagher
Andrighetto – Plekanec – Sekac
Bournival – Desharnais – Parenteau
Prust – Malhotra – Weise
Expected scratches: Tangradi, Eller (upper-body)
Boychuk – Staal – Terry
Gerbe – Nash – Lindholm
Skinner – Rask – Shugg
Malone – McClement – Dwyer
Defensemen
Markov – Subban
Emelin – Gonchar
Beaulieu – Gilbert
Expected scratches: Allen (flu), Weaver (concussion)
Sekera – Faulk
Liles – Gleason
Hainsey – Jordan
Goalies
Carey Price (Confirmed) Cam Ward (Confirmed)
2014-2015 Season:
Record: 16-8-1
GAA: 2.38
Sv%: .922
SO: 2
Alternate: Dustin Tokarski
2014-2015 Season:
Record: 8-11-1
GAA: 2.46
Sv%: .909
SO:1
Alternate: Anton Khudobin
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