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CHICAGO -- The Montreal Canadiens started play this weekend by dispatching another Original Six team. Rod Carew Jersey . Repeating the feat against the Chicago Blackhawks is possible but not probable.While an unbeaten home record has pushed the Canadiens to the top of league standings, theyll take the ice on Sunday evening on Chicagos West Side against the Blackhawks, who have registered points in 10 straight games.After failing to win a Stanley Cup for nearly 50 years, Chicago (10-3-2) has raised three championship banners since 2010 and is playing with the intent of adding more drapery to the rafters.The Blackhawks dropped three of five games to start the season, but even with a 3-2 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals on Friday night, theyve gone 8-0-2 in their last 10 games -- outscoring the opposition 32-18 -- to move atop the Western Conference.Weve been in this stretch for a while now, and weve been extremely fortunate a lot of nights, Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said. We can be better in ways, but well take it.Recent history in the series between two of the leagues legacy franchises has Chicago with a decided edge. In nine matchups dating to October 2009, the Blackhawks are 7-0-2, including 5-0-0 in Chicago.Several players are the driving forces behind the Blackhawks current points streak. Marian Hossa, Artem Anisimov, Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin have combined for 21 goals and 23 assists, and Corey Crawford has gone 6-0-2 with a 1.36 goals-against average, .957 save percentage and two shutouts, both on home ice.Of all those players, Hossa might be the most important. The soon-to-be 38-year-old right winger has scored seven of his eight goals in the last 10 games. He had just 13 in 64 games last season in which he was dinged by nagging injuries.I think hes shooting the puck better, scoring some big goals for us as well. It seems like he has the puck even more than he did before, Quenneville said.Not far behind in importance would be Crawford. The Montreal native is 5-0-2 with a 1.42 GAA, .955 save percentage and one shutout versus his hometown team.Anisimov, who is tied for the team lead with Hossa in goals (8) and Kane in points (17), is expected to play in this game after missing Fridays loss to Washington with an injury, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.While Blackhawks know something about championships in recent years, theyve got nothing on Montreal. The Canadiens have won 23 of them, but none since 1993.And while few teams have been able to stop the Blackhawks so far, Montreal (13-1-1) would easily be their toughest foe.The Canadiens set a franchise record for best home start (10-0-0) with a 5-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Carey Price posted his second shutout and league-best 10th win, and reduced his league-best GAA to 1.40.However, Montreal is 3-1-1 on the road, and will be playing away from the Bell Centre for the first time since backup goaltender Al Montoya was hung out to dry in a 10-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Nov. 4.The Montreal Gazette reported late Saturday that Montoya, a Chicago native, will start Sunday. Hes 1-1-1 with 2.92 GAA and .909 save percentage in his hometown.You hate to see what happened to him in Columbus, center Andrew Shaw told the Gazette. You cant blame him, you blame us. We were not there for him, we didnt compete for him. We didnt battle. We didnt fight. We didnt try to box out. We didnt block shots like we need to. We owe it to him.Shaw is making his return to Chicago coming off his best game of the season. A two-time Stanley Cup winner and fan favorite for his rugged play, Shaw spent five seasons with the Blackhawks before being dealt to Montreal for two second-round picks on June 24, and signed a six-year extension worth $23.4 million four days later.On Saturday, he scored his first goal since opening night and added two assists, doubling his points total to six.I havent been playing that well, but I feel Im taking steps in the right direction, Shaw told the Gazette. Im trying for that snowball effect and build off it, every shift, every game.Quenneville told the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights that Shaw was tough to replace and that he will be excited to face his former club.Itll be a good challenge for us. Lets be aware of Shawzy on Sunday, Quenneville said. Albert Pujols Jersey . -- Ty Montgomery had 290 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, and fifth-ranked Stanford held on to beat No. Nolan Ryan Angels Jersey . The Barrie Colts defenceman, who impressed many with his play for Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship, is the top-ranked skater in the February rankings. He has 19 goals and 24 assists for 43 points in 45 games with the Colts this season. http://www.baseballangelslockroom.com/matt-harvey-angels-jersey/ .ca look back at each of the Top 10 stories of 2013. Today, we look back at Boston Strong - a citys recovery from tragedy. Four wickets down, 302 on the board. An excellent first day for a batting side, by almost any measure. Almost. Indias number six was R Ashwin, a man who has played 32 Test matches, a man with undoubted batting talent, but also a man who had never batted anywhere in the top six before, and had batted at seven only twice. On Thursday, Ashwin walked in at 236 for 4, a far less secure situation than 302 for 4.At the other end was Virat Kohli, batting on 99.Kohli had just watched Ajinkya Rahane fall against the run of play to a long hop. Not too long before that, in the final over before tea, he had watched Shikhar Dhawan, who had curbed his instincts for four hours to score 84, fall to a high-risk shot: a sweep played to a ball pitched on middle stump, by a legspinner. Deliveries from legspinners pitching on middle stump often straighten to hit middle stump, or, as in Dhawans case, the front pad. And just after lunch, Kohli had walked into the middle after Cheteshwar Pujara had got himself out to another long hop.Three wickets carelessly given away, three wickets given away against the run of play, two of them close to breaks in play.On the eve of the match, Kohli had spoken about the need to guard against that sort of thing.We have discussed this quite a lot, since the [2014-15] tour of Australia. We have felt the breaks - lunch break, tea break, drinks break - we tend to lose a lot of wickets around this time. Its a matter of experience. We were losing our concentration, and not realising how important those moments are in a Test match.He had also spoken about India identifying the need to attack the opposition in the first Test of a series, and to play their best possible bowling combination in order to do so. He had backed his words in the most comprehensive way possible. Kohlis India had played five bowlers before, but one of them was usually an allrounder such as Stuart Binny or Ravindra Jadeja. Now neither was in the side, and the five bowlers were five bowlers.This was why Ashwin was batting at No. 6. And he came in as early as he did because of three soft dismissals, two of them close to breaks, two of them watched from 22 yards away by the very person who had spoken of the need to avoid such lapses.They had committed those lapses against a team that had seemed set for two days on the field, a team with one genuine fast bowler, one genuine spinner, and two 128 kph workhorses who were in the side in large part for their batting ability. It was a bowling attack of a team that seemed bent on drawing the Test before a ball had been bowled. Given the resources available to them - the one other fast bowler in their squad, Miguel Cummins, was yet to make his Test debut - it may even have been a prudent selection.Shannon Gabriel, the one genuine fast bowler in the West Indies XI, had begun the day by removing one of Indias openers in a nasty spell of short-pitched bowling. But that spell had only lasted four overs, and his next spell, close to lunch, only three. Every time he went out of the attack, the threat to Indias batsmen dwindled visibly. CJ Wilson Jersey. And so, when the third-wicket partnership between Dhawan and Kohli passed the 100 mark, West Indies almost seemed resigned to conceding 500. And yet, somehow, India slipped to 236 for 4.For once, it was hard to read displeasure in Kohlis body language. He probably felt it. But all he could do was carry on batting. Just as he had done till then.When Kohli came to the crease, India were 74 for 2 in 27.4 overs. They were going at less than three runs an over. Carlos Brathwaite, bowling wide of off stump and testing Indias patience, had figures of 6-2-6-0, because Dhawan and Pujara had been as patient as the tactic demanded, with an early wicket down and the ball still new.The first time Brathwaite bowled that line to Kohli, he took a long stride out, reached for the ball, and drove him into the covers for three. He was batting on 26, but he had done the same thing against Jason Holder, West Indies other run-drying workhorse, when he had been batting on 0.This need to feel bat on ball has been Kohlis weakness in conditions where the ball moves around, but here, with the sun out, the ball shorn of its shine, and against friendly medium-paced bowling, he probably reckoned it was a risk worth taking.It proved to be so, and the reward was a strike rate that rattled along in the 70s. Twice - once off Gabriel when on 19, and then off Brathwaite when on 37 - he reached out and sliced the ball dangerously wide of gully. But those were the only false steps in an innings where he achieved a 94% control rate.It was an approach that probably only Kohli among Indias batsmen could have taken, for he has consistently shown across formats an ability to make risky shots look mundane during his ongoing, and seemingly endless, run of form. Take this shot he played against Devendra Bishoo when on 83. A well-flighted delivery, landing on a length that forced Kohli into a big front-foot stretch. It pitched on off stump, and Kohli flicked it between midwicket and mid-on. It wasnt the rubbery bottom-handed Kohli whip we are accustomed to seeing. This was a daintier creation, a last-second improvisation born of that long, smooth stride that brought his head on top of the ball, and the recognition - possibly off the pitch rather than out of the hand - that this was a googly.Strokes of this kind peppered Kohlis innings. The loose balls disappeared as you might expect, and reasonably good ones went into gaps as well, manipulated by neat footwork and a pair of hands and wrists that is perhaps the best in the cricketing world today. Twenty-eight of his 143 runs came in twos and threes.On a pitch that seemed to flatten out as the day went on, against a bowling attack with only one real threat, there were moments when batting almost seemed too easy for Kohli. But, as his team-mates showed, snares lay waiting for that one mistake, that one moment of carelessness. This, after all, was still Test cricket. ' ' ' 
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