These days, it seems the Canadiens are impossible to beat, but the Flames will get a nice break for tonight's game.
First and foremost, we learned today that Carey Price, the hottest goalie in the league, will be out with a bad flu.
Montoya is still doing a decent job for Montreal this year, with a goal average of 2.58 and a save percentage of .913. However, we all know every game Price is out is a nice opportunity.
Also, Alexander Radulov and Tomas Plekanec won't be on the ice tonight either. Radulov is out with a lower body injury while iron man Plekanec will miss a rare game due to a upper body injury.
Radulov is the energy spark Montreal needs to get going during tough match-ups and his absence will be felt against a very energetic Flames'. Calgary hasn't lost in regular time since the crushing 5-0 shutout against Arizona back on February 13.
Plekanec's an important piece of Montreal's penalty killing squad. His defensive play normally helps when facing offensive teams such as the Flames and his absence opens a wide window of opportunity for the team.