• AUDIO: Guy Carbonneau (begins with discussion about Tanguay, also covers tonight’s game, Carey Price and the pressures of playing in Montreal)
Canadiens forward Alex Tanguay, who tonight misses his 24th game since suffering a separated shoulder Dec. 30 vs. Tampa Bay, did not get medical clearance today from a team doctor, and isn’t expected to get the green light much before early next week.
Jaroslav Halak is in goal for the Canadiens vs. Vancouver tonight. Captain Saku Koivu has rebounded from the flu and is expected to be in Carbo’s lineup, which should look something like this:
That again leaves forward Steve Bégin on the sidelines, for the fourth straight game and 17th time this season, along with forward Georges Laraque and injured defenceman Francis Bouillon.