From Pat Hickey in Raleigh, N.C., where he reports they had a few snowflakes this morning. (So it’s not just us.)
Canadiens defenceman Josh Gorges, still looking for his first goal as a Canadiens after 97 games in the CH, had one of his sticks chopped up and sacrificed, scattered by goalie Carey Price around the RBC Center this morning. The ritual was aimed at breaking the curse that has stricken the still-looking rearguard.
Also: Carolina coach Peter Laviolette on the head shots to Brandon Sutter and others, and his thoughts on tonight’s game (low volume).