Habs vs. Leafs

All Habs GameDay: Saturday January 19, 2013

On this day in hockey history 

  • 1996: NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix.
  • 1932: Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game.

GAMEDAY: And a new (shortened) season begins!

Toronto-Maple-Leafs  Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
7:00 p.m. EST

Projected line combinations (updated following morning skate)


Erik Cole – David Desharnais – Max Pacioretty
Alex Galchenyuk – Tomas Plekanec – Brian Gionta
Travis Moen – Lars Eller –  Rene Bourque
Colby Armstrong – Ryan White – Brandon Prust
scratches: Brendan Gallagher – Michael Blunden


Andrei Markov – Alexei Emelin
Josh Georges – Tomas Kaberle
Francis Bouillon – Raphael Diaz


Brendan Gallagher, Mike Blunden, Yannick Weber



Joffrey Lupul – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel
Clarke MacArthur – Mikhail Grabovski – Nikolai Kulemin
James Van Riemsdyk – Nazem Kadri – Leo Komarov
Colton Orr – Jay McClement – Mike Brown

Dion Phaneuf – Michael Kostka
Carl Gunnarsson – Mike Komisarek
John-Michael Liles – Cody Franson


David Steckel, Mark Fraser, Korbinian Holzer.


 Ben Scrivens (Probable)  vs.
 Carey Price (Confirmed)
ScrivensBen1 PriceCarey1

 Price has 19 career GP against the Maple Leafs. He holds a 10-8-1 record with a 2.38 GAA, 926 SV% and 3 shutouts.

(updated following morning skate)

GAMEDAY: All Habs Headlines

► Michel Therrien is Ready. 

“I’m excited to get going tomorrow. We’re starting against a great rival in the Maple Leafs; You can’t ask for better than that.”
Michel Therrien [Who will coach his 500th career game Saturday night.]

Notable Debuts:

  • Brandon Prust and Colby Armstrong could be making their debuts for the Canadiens since being signed in the offseason.
  • Francis Bouillon will be making his return with the Canadiens since leaving back in 2009.
  • Alex Galchenyuk will be the first 18-year old to start the regular season with the Montreal Canadiens since Olivier Michaud did more than 12 seasons ago in 2001.
  • James Van Riemsdyk will make his debut for the Maple Leafs after being acquired in the offseason from the Flyers.

► Notable Absences:

  • P.K. Subban won’t be in the lineup Saturday for the Canadiens, as his contract negotiations with Marc Bergevin still appear to be going nowhere.
  • Jake Gardiner won’t be in the lineup for the Maple Leafs, out with concussion-like symptoms.
  • Tomas Plekanec‘s availability will be determined after the morning skate. Plekanec has been nursing a rib injury during training camp. Coach Therrien said he “would be very surprised” if Plekanec missed the season opener.

► Event:

  • All Habs Hockey Party for the Canadiens season opener is tonight starting at 5:30 pm at McLean’s Pub in Montreal. Raffle for signed Price and Pacioretty gear. RSVP: http://twtvite.com/HPM-JA13

► New at All Habs Hockey Magazine:

► Puck’s take:

  • Need to know who will win tonight? Puck the Bunny’s prediction is here. Let’s see if he can start the season on the right lucky rabbit’s foot!

(Feature Photo: John Morstad)


  1. Awesome Site. First time here as I am a Leaf fan and wanted to see tonight’s line-ups. Very well done site and keep it going!
    cheers, Tim

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