Montreal – Here are five things you need to know before Thursday night's game against the Carolina Hurricanes in the Bell Center.
1. The Canadians start Tuesday against hurricanes. The Abyss had just returned from a fairly successful road trip, picking up four out of six possible points, with only wild Minnesota hitting Montreal on the journey. After Carolina, Candynes play the Ottawa Santowa and then the Boston Bruins. This will be the third game against the Sins in 12 days, with Montreal taking the first two.
2. Andrew Shaw He is on a mini tear of late, having collected a point in five straight games – especially earning his first point against his former team, the Chicago Blackhawks, with assistance on Sunday. Xu is currently sixth on the team in scoring with 18 points (6G, 12A) in 27 games.
3. Peter Petrie He's on his own line of points – a game of three games in his case. The blue ship gained four points (2G, 2A) during the string. The 31-year-old American leads all Canadian defense personnel with goals (5) and 22 points this season.
4. Hurricanes are soldiers through rough repair, having won only one of their last five games. Captain Justin Williams has a goal in each of his last two games, and has 16 points (6G, 10A) in 2018-19. Centrum Sebastian Aho leads the "sticks with 28 points (8G, 20A).
5. A drop of Pac is scheduled for 19:30. The game will be televised on TSN2 and RDS, and will be on the radio on TSN 690 and 98.5 fm.