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Habs Notebook - March 21, 2008

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
How sweep it is: The Canadiens and Bruins will wrap up their 76th all-time home-and-home series on Saturday and that can only be good news for the Habs. Thanks to their win on Thursday in Boston, the Canadiens are poised for their 19th sweep of a home-and-home set with the B’s. The Bruins, meanwhile, have only managed two sweeps of their own over Montreal, with the last one dating back over a half century to 1956-57.

Is the reign over?: On the heels of leaving Thursday night’s game after only four shifts, Mike Komisarek may not be in the lineup against the Bruins on Saturday as he awaits further tests on his lower body injury. Komisarek, who leads the Canadiens with 266 hits and 227 blocked shots, is also the team’s current iron man with 196 consecutive games played.

Heir to the throne
: Should Komisarek not be able to suit up, Mark Streit would become the Canadiens new iron man. With 132 straight games under his belt, Streit hasn’t missed a game since not dressing against the Leafs on Dec. 2, 2006.

Marketing 101
: Thanks to his dazzling pair of highlight-reel goals on Thursday, Alex Kovalev shouldn’t have any trouble selling copies of his new instructional DVD, which is already flying off store shelves across Quebec. With three more points Thursday night in Boston, Kovy now has 62 points in 68 career games against the Bruins, his highest output against any NHL team.

Five alive: It should come as no surprise that head coach Guy Carbonneau is again going with Carey Price against the Bruins. The rookie phenom is looking for his fifth win in as many starts versus Boston, armed with a 2.25 goals-against average and .929 save percentage against Claude Julien’s charges this season.

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