The Canadiens, coming off a 2-0 win over the Rangers Monday night in New York, didn’t skate Tuesday morning before facing the Dallas Stars Tuesday night at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., TSN, RDS, TSN Radio 690).
The Stars will also be playing their second game in two nights, coming off a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres Monday.
Tuesday’s game will be the first at the Bell Centre for Erik Cole since being traded from the Canadiens to the Stars last season. The Canadiens traded Cole to Dallas on Feb. 26, 2013 in exchange for Michael Ryder and a third-round draft pick this year, which turned out to be Connor Crisp.
Cole had two assists in Monday’s win in Buffalo, giving him 1-4-5 totals in 11 games to go along with a minus-3. Cole is playing on a line with Jamie Benn, who scored a goal Monday, and Tyler Seguin, who had a goal and an assist.
Monday’s game was the first in Buffalo for Stars coach Lindy Ruff, who coached the Sabres for 15 seasons before being fired last season.
Ruff will be an assistant coach for Team Canada at the Sochi Olympics and will be keeping an eye on a couple of Habs players Tuesday night.
“We’re keeping an eye on all the (Sochi Olympic) possibilities,” he told Montreal reporters Tuesday morning. “P.K. (Subban) and Carey (Price) are a big part of that.”
Ruff added: “If they play bad tonight, I’ll give them a chance.”
Stars rookie forward Alex Chiasson, who grew up in Montreal, told reporters he needed to get 52 tickets for family and friends for the game at the Bell Centre.
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