Pre-game Notes and Quotes
  • While the Canadiens have a 19-7-3 record versus teams in the Eastern Conference this season, the Penguins’ boast a 10-7-2 record against teams from the East.
  • The Canadiens have dropped down in the goals against category, they are currently in 11th in the league in goals against, with 104 in 42 games.
  • The Canadiens have surprisingly maintained their standing in the goals for category as they are currently in fifth place in the NHL, with 121 over their first 42 games. Surprisingly the Penguins are 27th in this category with 94 goals scored.
Matchup 
Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA . | January 9, 7:00 PM ET | TV: NHLN-US, TVAS, SN, ROOT

2015-16 statistics

PENGUINS CANADIENS
43 (11th) Points (Eastern Con. rank) 49 (4th)
19-16-5 Record 23-16-3
10-7-4 Home 12-6-2
9-9-1 Road 11-10-1
4-4-2 Last 10 3-7-0
2.32 G/G 2.83
2.40 GA/G 2.45
18.8 PP% 18.6
84.7 PK% 84.7
 49.9  CF%*  53.2
53.9 CF60*  56.3
54.3 CA60* 48.9
*Advanced statistics: Score adjusted, even strength. CF%: Corsi for percentage of total  CF60: Corsi For/60 minutes  CA60: Corsi Against/60 minutes (via War on Ice)
Projected forward lines, defense pairings and goaltenders
Forwards
Kunitz – Crosby – Perron
Hornqvist – Malkin – Kessel
Porter – Cullen – Fehr
Rust – Bonino – Kuhnhacki
Pacioretty – Plekanec – Gallagher
Andrighetto – Galchenyuk – Carr
Eller – Desharnais – Byron
Flynn – Mitchell – Smith-Pelly
Expected scratches: Fleischmann
Defensemen
Maatta – Letang
Dumoulin – Lovejoy
Cole – Daley
Markov – Subban
Beaulieu – Pateryn
Emelin – Barberio
Expected scratches: Petry, Tinordi
Goalies
Marc-Andre Fleury (Confirmed) Mike Condon (Confirmed)
2015-’16 regular season:
Record: 14-11-3
GAA: 2.29
Sv%: .926
SO: 2
Alternate: Jeff Zatkoff
2015-’16 regular season:
Record: 12-9-3
GAA: 2.36
Sv%: .908
SO: 0
Alternate: Ben Scrivens
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Player stats from War-on-Ice, NHL.com and Yahoo Sports.

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