Battle of 2 struggeling teams tonight. Hopefully the Habs are ready in the 1st period and play well defensively and give Halak lots of support. First start since Jan 20th for him so itd be nice to let him settle in and not have to be spectacular early on. Here's hoping we score first and play with the lead as that will help everyone relax and play their game. Should be a good one! I look for a hard fought, low scoring game as im sure both coaches will be preaching defense first due to recent struggles. Lets start this trip off on the right foot! Go Habs Go!
I still believe in this team and tonight would be an excellent time for them to get their act together. They played relatively well in Buffalo and if not for some shoddy goaltending would have done better against the Leafs.
Too many players have been slumping at the same time but it is bound to turn around. The Habs are a very hard team to beat when all their cylinders are firing, which unfortunately hasn't been enough lately. I predict a win tonight and the start of a streak, Go Habs Go!!
Should get word about tonights lineup soon. Its still only 11:20isham local time so the morning skates should be finishing up within the next hour or 2. Im not expecting much in the way of changes personnel wise with the exception of Halak. Briser and Dandy may draw in tonight according to what Carbo had to say yesterday. Im guessing Laraque and Bouillon would be the 2 that would sit if he decides to put them both in. I wouldnt scratch Obyrne tonight as hes played relatively well lately and we can use his size tonight against the fierce forecheck of the Flames. I certainly think hes outplayed the Cube in recent games and that Franky may need a few days off to recharge. But thats just my opinion.
As for line combos who the hell knows what Carbo may come up with for tonight haha
We'll find out soon though!