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GAME: Toronto Maple Leafs (8-7-2) at Montreal Canadiens (12-3-2).

TIME: Saturday, 7 p.m. EST.
It will be a historic night for the Montreal Canadiens when they meet the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Bell Centre.

Prior to the game, Montreal will retire No. 12 for Hall of Famers Dickie Moore and Yvan Cournoyer. The pair combined to play 28 years for Montreal, helping the Canadiens to 16 Stanley Cups between 1951-79.

The number will be the eighth retired by the Canadiens, joining those belonging to Montreal legends Jacques Plante (1), Doug Harvey (2), Jean Beliveau (4), Howie Morenz (7), Maurice Richard (9), Guy Lafleur (10) and Henri Richard (16).

Montreal will retire No. 5 for Bernie Geoffrion later this season.

The Canadiens are looking for their fourth straight win on home ice. Montreal has not lost at home since a 5-2 setback to the New York Rangers on Oct. 29. The Canadiens have won three straight one-game decisions at home since.

They have not won four in a row at home since Feb. 19-March 1, 2004.
The Canadiens return home after seeing their season-high five-game winning streak end with the first shootout in the team's storied history. Jose Theodore was beaten by standout rookie Sidney Crosby for the lone shootout goal in a 3-2 loss Thursday to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Theodore has struggled against the Leafs this season, going 1-1 with a 3.52 goals-against average and an .854 save percentage. He is just 4-10-3 with a 2.76 GAA and .903 save percentage in his career against Toronto.

Toronto is coming off a 5-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night. Eric Lindros ended a six-game goal-scoring drought and rookie Alexander Steen scored as Ed Belfour finished with 25 saves for the Maple Leafs.

Belfour is 4-1-3 with a 1.94 GAA, .913 save percentage and one shutout in eight games at Montreal since a loss there on March 16, 1994 as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Mats Sundin has two goals and five assists in a four-game points streak after missing 12 games with a broken bone around his eye. He has 23 goals and 35 assists in 65 career games against Montreal.

Toronto is 4-2 this season in games played on consecutive nights
 

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Montreal is favored decently here, to close for me to bet ucash lol
 

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Here is another reason I hate Toronto: CBC and how blantently bias there announcers(Harry Neale and Bob Cole) are for Toronto.


The Habs are on a 5 on 3 and the Habs are stalling to shoot so Cole proclaims " The Canadiens won't shoot, Belfour is in net!!"

They end up scoring on the powerplay a minute later. The first thing they want to do is show the replay of the penatly that led to the goal because it was "questionable" according to Neale. Regardless, you always show the replay of the goal, but no, not on CBC....just shameless bias.
 

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1 timer by O'neill to give us the win, 45 seconds left.....you gotta blame the bench on that one. How do you get a bench minor(too many men) with a minute left in overtime?

5-4 Leafs in OT.
 

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what a game, not impressed with the amount of stupid penelties we toke but the PK was solid,
Aki Berg neads to put on Waivers.
Colovolkio showed enough to warrent to be the 6th defencmen but we Leaf fans know Quinn loves to keep :curse: bums around till the media and fans show enough disgust.
examples
Robert Richeal
Jyrki Lumme
Jonas Hogand
 

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Lindros insulted the whole fench community when he refused to play for the Nordiques when he was drafted. That's why guys in Montreal boo him, they all hate him.
 

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KidCanada said:
Lindros insulted the whole fench community when he refused to play for the Nordiques when he was drafted. That's why guys in Montreal boo him, they all hate him.

The first time Lindros played in Montreal with the Flyers people were holding up signs saying "[email protected] LINDROS" I remember it clear as day, cause I agreed with them. I guess he was the first Steve Francis!
 

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Wink said:
well John Elway and Bo Jackson both pulled the "I'm not playing there" card in the NFL prior to Lindros.
Both of those players had great success with the move, although Bo had to sit out a whole year. To his advantage he was able to play pro baseball that year. LoL he was just a stud.
 
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