Goaltender Jaroslav Halak, who has a 7-0 lifetime record at the Bell Centre, gets the start Saturday at home vs. the New York Islanders. Halak last started for the Canadiens on March 8 in Los Angeles, earning the W in a 5-2 Canadiens victory.
At morning practice today, head coach Guy Carbonneau had captain Saku Koivu between Guillaume Latendresse and Michael Ryder, and Mikhail Grabovski centring linemates Christopher Higgins and Sergei Kostitsyn.
The Gazette’s Pat Hickey aimed his mp3 recorder in the direction of the Canadiens head coach and four players. Listen to: