The Montreal Canadiens will look to bring their road success home. After opening the season with a half-dozen road games -- in which they posted an impressive 4-0-2 record -- the Canadiens finally hit the Bell Centre ice when they play host to the suddenly struggling Calgary Flames on Thursday night for their home opener, albeit without fans in the building. "We played in Western Canada and we felt the fans behind us," coach Claude Julien said.
Calgary Flames (2-2-1, sixth in the North Division) vs. Montreal Canadiens (4-0-2, second in the North Division) Montreal; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Calgary visits the Montreal Canadiens after Johnny Gaudreau scored two goals in the Flames' 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs. Montreal finished 9-13-2 in division play and 14-17-6 at home in the 2019-20 season. The Canadiens scored 208 total goals last season, 33 on power plays and six shorthanded. Calgary went 13-10-1 in division play and 20-14-3 on the road a season ago. Goalies for the Flames allowed 2.9 goals on 32.3 shots per game last season. The teams square off Thursday for the first time this season. INJURIES: Canadiens: Paul Byron: day to day (foot), Joel Armia: day to day (concussion). Flames: Dillon Dube: day to day (lower body). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Let's take a look at the state of the fantasy hockey landscape as we head into Week 3.