Plekanec

Plekanec

The game we’ve all been waiting for will arrive Tuesday night, when the Montreal Canadiens make a TD Banknorth Garden visit for the second time since last spring’s playoff series with the Boston Bruins.

Although Montreal’s power play isn’t as potent as it was the last two seasons, the Canadiens can still hold their own on the attack. And two of the suddenly sizzling Habs scorers are Tomas Plekanec and Sergei Kostitsyn, as Dave Stubbs writes in today’s Montreal Gazette.

Also in the Gazette, Pat Hickey looks at how the Canadiens actually have a better record at this point of this season than they did at the same point last year, despite major injuries to Saku Koivu, Chris Higgins and others. Obviously, Montreal’s prospect pipeline with Hamilton (AHL) has been as effective as the one Boston has enjoyed with Providence.