An evening in honor of Mike Bossy

The Montreal Canadiens will come to Long Island tonight to take on the Islanders. On the sidelines of this match, the home team will pay tribute to the legendary Mike Bossy at the UBS Arena.

Our late colleague, who died fighting lung cancer on April 15, played 10 seasons in “Islands”. Catch the game on TVA Sports and TVA Sports Direct starting at 6 p.m.

One of the most popular athletes of his generation, No. 22 set several records during the franchise’s dynasty, winning the Stanley Cup four years in a row with the organization.

The Bossy family and Lung Cancer Canada will establish the Mike Bossy Memorial Fund to mark the occasion. This initiative aims to increase support, “Awareness and education in French for lung cancer screening in Quebec”.

The Islanders are raising money through a 50/50 raffle and will donate all proceeds to the Foundation.

CH goes there for 2

CH will look to win their third game in four trips, building on Thursday’s 4-3 win against the Nashville Predators. Before falling to the clutches of the Seattle Kraken on Monday, Martin St. Louis’ men had upset the St. Louis Blues at the Bell Center.

Therefore, the visitors will try to win the second game in a row, which falls on November 25 against the Blackhawks in Chicago.

In the last five games, Jonathan Drouin has been the most productive of his team, with five points, two of them on the offensive end. Cole Caufield is hot as an oven with four goals this term.

Jake Evans, who has come out of his shell in the attack these days, has 4 points since January 3.

Samuel Montembeault will score and make his third straight start.

For the second game in a row, the Habs will rely on a lineup of eleven forwards and seven defensemen. Mike Hoffman and Michael Pezzetta will still be watching the action from the press box.

win away

The Habs’ last road win came on December 19 against Arizona State. Almost a month later, they cross swords with a team trying to get back on track after a four-game winless streak (0-3-1).

This 175th meeting between the two clubs is the first of three duels this season. In the three games between them in 2021-2022, the Islanders have scored at least one point each night (2-0-1).

In the last meeting on April 15, Brock Nelson, Noah Dobson and Zach Parise scored in Montreal’s 3-0 win.

The islands They’ve faced Atlantic Division teams just four times in the past two months, but they’ve scored at least one point each time (3-0-1), outscoring their four opponents (Ottawa, Toronto, Boston, Florida) 15-9. .

Check out all the CH press spots after morning practice here:

Martin St-Louis pregame press briefing –

David Savard pregame press briefing –

Jake Evans pre-match press briefing –

Justin Barron pregame press briefing –

Joel Edmundson pregame press briefing –

A first for Romanov

This will be defender Aleksandr Romanov’s first game against his former team. Picked by the Canadiens in the second round (38th overall) in the 2018 draft, Muscovite was traded to Long Island on amateur auction night at the Bell Center in a three-club trade that brought Kirby Mountain with the Bleu-White-Red. .

Romanov recorded his career-high 14th point of the campaign against Minnesota on Thursday. The 23-year-old has scored in four of the Islanders’ last six wins.

The Russian footballer played 133 games with Montreal for two seasons and collected 19 points (4 goals, 15 assists). He was a member of the Canadiens team that reached the Stanley Cup finals in 2021.

Triples and pairs in training:

Offensive

Cole Caufield-Nick Suzuki-Kirby Dach

Evgenii Dadonov – Jake Evans – Joel Armia

Juraj Slafkovsky – Christian Dvorak – Josh Anderson

Mike Hoffman/Michael Pezzetta-Jonathan Drouin-Jesse Ylonen

Defense

Joel Edmundson – David Savard

Jordan Harris – Jonathan Kovacevic

Arber Xekaj – Chris Wideman

Mike Matheson – Justin Barron

MacKinnon and McDavid in a doubleheader on TVA Sports 2

Meanwhile, TVA Sports 2 features the Ottawa Senators vs. Avalanche live from Colorado.

The Meaning (19-19-3) ahead of only CH in the Atlantic standings and looking up. They have collected at least one point in six of their last 10 games.

The Avalanche (20-17-3) need a win urgently. With a total of 43 points, Jared Bednar’s team sits in sixth place in the Central Division, seven points behind third place. Denver has won only three of its last 10 trips.

After this meeting, Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers will fight against the Vegas Golden Knights.

The Oilers (23-18-3) are aiming for their third straight win on this occasion.

The Golden Knights (28-13-2) lead the Pacific Division with 58 points, two games ahead of the Los Angeles Kings.

Like Vegas, Edmonton is playing better at home this season as evidenced by its 13-7-1 record.

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