Coming off Sunday’s 6-1 loss to the Senators in Ottawa, the Canadiens held an optional practice Monday afternoon as they prepare for Game 4 Tuesday night (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690).
“We’ve proven in the past that we’re capable of bouncing back,” coach Michel Therrien told reporters in Ottawa Monday. “We have to bounce back tomorrow. ”
Therrien confirmed that Carey Price will start in goal in Game 4. In the first three games, Price has a 1-2 record with a 3.69 goals-against average and a .879 save percentage.
Price and Peter Budaj were both on the ice Monday, along with Yannick Weber, Tomas Kaberle, Jarred Tinordi, Davis Drewiske, Travis Moen, Mike Blunden, David Desharnais, Max Pacioretty, Jeff Halpern, Michael Ryder, Gabriel Dumont and Colby Armstrong.
More details to come in a new HIO post from The Gazette’s Brenda Branswell once practice and interviews with players wrap up.
The Canadiens did get some good news Monday when right-winger Brendan Gallagher was named a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s outstanding rookie. The other finalists are Florida Panthers centre Jonathan Huberdeau and Chicago Blackhawks left-winger Brandon Saad. The winner will be announced during the 2013 Stanley Cup final.