TORONTO – It seems there will be only one change in the Canadiens lineup tonight after Friday’s 4-3 shootout loss to the Blue Jackets in Columbus, Carey Price returning to the goal. Head coach Guy Carbonneau wouldn’t confirm any other changes after the morning skate, so if the lineup is the same as the one used in Columbus, Steve Bégin, Mathieu Dandenault and Ryan O’Byrne will be healthy scratches.
It promises to be the usual compelling Saturday-night matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the visiting Canadiens, the two franchises playing their 692nd game. Toronto, 5-4-4, is playing better than most figured they would by this time of the season. The Canadiens are 8-1-2, and were 6-1 winners in Toronto on the first Saturday of the season, spoiling the Leafs’ home opener.
Morning skate audio: