A therapy day for Pacioretty, Gorges before Habs head to Philly

Coming off their 6-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings Tuesday night at the Bell Centre, the Canadiens practised Wednesday morning in Brossard before heading to Philadelphia to face the Flyers Thursday night (7 p.m., TSN-HABS, RDS, TSN Radio 690).

Max Pacioretty and Josh Gorges took therapy days and didn’t skate Wednesday, but are expected to play against the Flyers. Gorges, who played in his 162nd consecutive regular-season game against the Kings, is the Canadiens’ current ironman. Andrei Markov is second on that list with 90 consecutive games played.

Rene Bourque, who has missed the last four games with an upper-body injury, skated before practice but will remain sidelined until next Monday.

Brandon Prust spoke to reporters after practice Wednesday about the loss to the Kings.

“You definitely want to learn from it, but you also want to forget about it, too,” he said. “We get back to work today and try and forget about it and focus on the next game.

“Sometimes after games like that you wished you played the next day. You don’t want to sit around for too long. You want to get right back at it. We got back to work today and we’re our normal selves out there, just trying to hold our heads high. Stuff like that happens. We didn’t have it, we didn’t have the bounces, we didn’t play well, but we will next game.”

The Canadiens will be resting Wednesday night in Philadelphia while the Flyers play the Blackhawks in Chicago (8 p.m., TSN2). The Kings are back in action Wednesday night in Toronto against the Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN, RDS2).

After Thursday’s game, the Canadiens visit the New York Islanders Saturday night before playing a rare 6 p.m. Sunday game at the Bell Centre against the Florida Panthers.

Here’s how the lines and defence pairings looked at practice:

Prust-Plekanec-Gionta
Bournival-Desharnais-Briere
Galchenyuk-Eller-Gallagher
Moen-White-Parros

Markov-Subban
Emelin-Bouillon
Murray-Diaz

(Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Brandon Prust’s next fight will be his 100th, by Dave Stubbs

Habs Notebok, Canadiens.com

Post-practice interviews, Canadiens.com

Gionta says Habs lost focus, by Pat Hickey

Goalie Jones shines as Kings crush Canadiens, by Pat Hickey

Kings’ rookie netminder makes history, by Dave Stubbs

Canadiens vs. Kings photo gallery, montrealgazette.com

What does $71-million cap mean for Subban talks, TSN.ca

Inconsistency on calling goaltender interference, TSN.ca

Flyers vs. Blackhawks preview, NHL.com

311 Comments

  1. aHabGrowsInBrooklyn says:

    Thank goodness. Imagine how awful it would have been on here if the Leafs had won! Would have been a troller derby!

  2. punkster says:

    Loafs on a roll.

    Still SUBBANGIN’ BABY…
    but…
    ELLER IS STELLAR!!!

  3. aHabGrowsInBrooklyn says:

    No posts for 15 minutes?!?!?!?!?! ¿Que pasa?

  4. Steven says:

    Way this Jones guy is playing, Quick’s going to be looking for a new home sooner rather than later a la Alex Smith


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