Communication was the keyword as the Canadiens practiced this morning at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. The 70-minute workout was designed to make sure the players are on the same page heading into Thursday night’s game against the Florida Panthers. Coach Jacques Martin made it clear that he wasn’t happy with the overall play Tuesday night in Atlanta. Martin said special teams and goaltending prevailed over a sloppy defensive effort in the 3-1 win over the Thrashers.
Read Hickey’s full report here.
There was lots of work on the power play and the penalty-kill.
In no particular order of importance, Scott Gomez took a therapy day; Tomas Plekanec continued to work on the point on the power play and Carey Price will start in net despite Alex Auld’s 2-0 record against the Panthers this season.
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