Captain Gionta debuts on TSN, RDS

A beaming Brian Gionta yesterday, named the 28th captain of the Canadiens.
Peter McCabe, Gazette

AUDIO from morning skate: Lars Eller | Jeff Halpern | Alex Henry

Canadiens fans get their first look at Brian Gionta in the captain’s jersey tonight when the Habs take on the Buffalo Sabres at home. Game time is 7:30 pm on both TSN and RDS.

goalie Alex Auld is expected to play 60 minutes (or longer) tonight in the Canadiens’ final preseason game at the Bell Centre. The team has one more to play, Saturday at the Pepsi Colisée in Quebec City vs. the Islanders. Auld will be backed up by Carey Price.

The lines as they skated this morning under the watchful eye of Pat Hickey:

Benoit Pouliot – Scott Gomez – captain Brian Gionta
Tom Pyatt – Jeff Halpern – Maxim Lapierre
Mathieu Darche – Lars Eller – Andrei Kostitsyn
Dustin Boyd – Ryan White – Ben Maxwell

On D: Jaro Spacek – P.K. Subban / Ryan O’Byrne – Alex Henry / Alexandre Picard – Yannick Weber

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