San Jose Sharks at Canadiens: Five things you should know

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Jake Allen didn’t practise with his teammates at the Bell Centre Monday, but he is expected to start against the Sharks.

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Pat Hickey  •  Montreal Gazette

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Oct 19, 2021  •  3 hours ago  •  3 minute read  •  5 Comments

K’Andre Miller of the New York Rangers and Christian Dvorak of the Montreal Canadiens skate after the puck during the second period at the Bell Centre on Oct. 16, 2021. Photo by Minas Panagiotakis /Getty Images Article content

Here are five things you should know about the Canadiens-Sharks game at the Bell Centre on Tuesday (7 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM) :


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The matchup:  The good news is that the Canadiens were competitive in two of their first three games this season. The bad news is that they lost all three games. The defence hasn’t been as bad as expected in the absence of Shea Weber, Phillip Danault, Joel Edmundson and Paul Byron, but Montreal has managed to score only three goals. The Sharks are 1-0 after coming from behind to beat Winnipeg 4-3 Saturday in San Jose. The Sharks had two power-play goals and one short-handed goal in the victory. Home ice should be an edge for the Canadiens, but San Jose is…

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