The Gazette’s Pat Hickey writes that when Guy Carbonneau makes what is expected to be drastic cuts after Sunday’s game in Halifax, one area of play that will need to be worked on is the team’s power play. When the players remaining in camp assemble in Mont Tremblant next week, you can bet some of the focus will be on the man advantage.
“We haven’t spent a lot of time on the power play and it shows,” captain Saku Koivu said.
During Saturday’s 2-1 loss to the Senators, the Canadiens were 0-for-5 on the power play and are now 2-for 33 during the preseason.
“There aren’t a lot of goals being scored 5-on-5 today and we’ll have to work on the power play and the penalty-kill. I thought we did a good job on the PK tonight, but I think both teams need work on the power play.” Carbonneau said.
“We have to shoot more, we have to get the puck to the net and we have to have guys working around the netm” Mark Streit said.
Hickey writes that only 26 or 27 players are expected to survive the cuts, which are expected to be delivered after Sunday afternoon’s game in Halifax against the Bruins. That game starts at 3 p.m.