The Gazette’s Pat Hickey found a pretty upbeat group of players in the Canadiens dressing room after practice today, 15 hours after the Habs had beaten the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 in a shootout at the Air Canada Centre.
Captain Saku Koivu on the game in Toronto. Clip runs 1:37.
Linemate Christopher Higgins, on playing with Guillaume Latendresse, and what very dedicated relatives he expects to make the trip from Long Island to Newark, N.J., on Friday night when the Canadiens play the Devils in their new barn. The "crazy old man," by the way, is Hickey. Clip runs 2:56.
Linemate Guillaume Latendresse, critiquing his first night on the first line. Clip runs 1:40.
Alex Kovalev, on standing 15th in all-star voting even though he’s just a write-in candidate, and the Canadiens’ need to score more frequently on 5-on-5. Clip runs 6:36.
Goalie Carey Price: first on fellow goalie Cristobal Huet – clip runs 43 seconds – and then on being run in the crease by Toronto’s Jason Blake, resulting in Tuesday’s tying goal with 18 seconds left in regulation time. Clip runs 1:29.
Kyle Chipchura on the search for consistency. Clip runs 1:56.