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Montreal Canadiens

Venue: Bell Centre | Coach: Michel Therrien
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Getting Carey Price healthy and keeping him that way is the single most important thing the Habs can do going forward. He's having such a strong season that when Montreal needs him to, Price can put them on his back.
Nine wins in their last 13 games showed the value of Cary Price to this team as the club allowed two goals or fewer in 12 of those games. The Habs have some big tests coming up throughout January, though.
Perhaps the Habs are a tad too reliant on Carey Price, who has been sensational this year. But there aren't a lot of goaltenders out there that could carry a team quite like Price. He's the difference for them.
The Habs have won three straight and 6 of 10. They're not scoring at the same rate some top-of-the-standings peers, but they've been a tough team to close out.
The Habs have looked better of late with their offense waking up and Carey Price remaining pretty much brilliant. The Habs netminder has a .924 save percentage, bolstered by a .928 mark so far in the month of December.
Are the Habs starting to rebound? A pair of wins over strong Western teams might be a good start after dropping six of their previous seven.
The Habs have fallen off some from a hot start, which was more or less expected. After losing three straight and six of their past seven, the Habs have to find a way to stop the bleeding.
Ending November on a loud thud by being swept by the Sabres in a home-and-home should have the Habs entering December with a little bit of fire. They're still tied with Tampa up top with 36 standings points.
The Habs have not been as good as their record, routinely losing the possession battle, but they have been so tough to take two points from. They've earned their spot at the top of the league standings.
The club's six-game winning streak has come at the expense of some really strong teams. Shaky possession numbers may cast some doubt about this team, but they're looking strong right now.
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The Habs have shown some serious resiliency through four games. The combo of Alex Galchenyuk and Tomas Plekanec looks like it can be awfully productive.
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