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Montreal Canadiens

Venue: Bell Centre | Coach: Michel Therrien
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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.
Though the hot start has cooled, the Habs still look to be one of the best teams in the East. That's even without Carey Price playing especially well to date. Once he gets going, look out.
The Habs finally lost on home ice, in a dud of a game. This team has overachieved some this year and while they probably decline some, they're still one of the East's tougher teams.
There have been plenty of warning signs that the Habs' hot start is unlikely to last much longer. A loss to Edmonton won't change that too much, but there's still a lot to like about Montreal early.
Montreal has been clawing out wins on their way to have a share of the best record in hockey. Though they've had to work for wins, they're not cheap. The Habs might not be one of the league's elite yet, but they're in the discussion.
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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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