Habs’ Price will be back in goal against Senators

Here’s the best news Canadiens fans have received in a while: Carey Price will be back in goal Saturday night at the Bell Centre against the Ottawa Senators (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690).

Price has missed the last eight games after suffering a lower-body injury at the Sochi Olympics. The Canadiens were 3-4-1 during that span and have lost their last three games.

Price took part in his first full practice Friday and was on the ice again for Saturday’s morning skate. Coach Michel Therrien announced after the morning skate that Price would face the Senators.

“Carey Price will play tonight. It’s great news,” Therrien told reporters in Brossard. “He had a really good day at practice on Friday. He went through that process. He worked really hard and felt good. We met with him after practice, and we were saying yesterday that we’d see how he was feeling this morning. We met with him and the medical staff and they confirmed that he’s ready to play. He’s had his mindset since Thursday that he wanted to make a comeback. He’s got to think like that. He looked really good yesterday. He looked good again this morning.”

After Saturday’s game, the Canadiens travel to Buffalo where they will face the Sabres Sunday night (7 p.m., TSN-HABS, RDS, TSN Radio 690).

Judging by the lines at the morning skate it looks like Rene Bourque, Ryan White and George Parros will be the healthy forward scratches and Mike Weaver will be a healthy scratch on defence.

Here’s how the lines and defence pairings looked at the morning skate:

Briere-Plekanec-Gionta
Pacioretty-Desharnais-Vanek
Galchenyuk-Eller-Gallagher
Moen-Prust-Weise
Bourque-White-Parros
Bournival

Bouillon-Subban
Markov-Emelin
Murray-Tinordi
Weaver

(Photo by John Mahoney/The Gazette)

Habs vs. Senators preview, NHL.com

Game Notes

Morning skate interviews (video), Canadiens.com

Eller happy as Kid Line reunited, by The Gazette’s Dave Stubbs

Galchenyuk should have bigger role, by The Gazette’s Pat Hickey

Gameday Preview, Ottawa Citizen

Sens-Habs rivalry resumes, Ottawa Sun

Games against Wings could be key for Habs, by Pat Hickey

Tiffany Parros has fashion and business sense, by The Gazette’s Brenda Branswell

This week’s HI/O Show highlights, montrealgazette.com

 

282 Comments

  1. crane says:

    Vanek Bierre Gally
    Patches D.D. gALLY
    Bork. Plek. Bournival
    Wiese Eller Prust

    Parros,Moen, Gionta,White sits

  2. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …just dropped-in to watch the new video with Stu, Dave and Chris Nilan discussing the Bruins-Habs rivalry

    …They mentioned the passion of Bruins fans and the number of Bruins’ sweaters in the stands

    …well, years ago, You could pretty well be certain 90 % of the Bruin sweaters would be filled by their fans coming up for fun in Montreal from somewhere in New England

    …yesterday, I needed some Internet technical support from Telus, My provider

    …normally, one would wind up talking to someone in Taguig City the Philippines, or India’s Silicon Sewer

    …this time, though, it was a very knowledgeable and pleasant French-speaking Canadian in Montreal (not sure if We should read anything into that)

    …after the technical help, We got into a chat on the Habs …Myself assuming He was a passionate Habs Fan like Me

    …He politely corrected Me telling Me he was indeed a Bruins fan

    …surprised, I asked him how he crossed to the dark side

    …he explained he was only 26-27 years old, growing up in Montreal during a time while the Montreal Canadiens were perceived as ‘a loser’ …he simply wanted to be a fan of a team that he could be proud of

    …he says he wears his Bruins sweater and his girlfriend her Habs sweater to the games

    …we had a very pleasant, respectful conversation, but after I thought to Myself, what a generational change

    …growing up in Montreal, in My dayz, a Montrealer, especially a francophone Montreal Bruins’ fan would be very rare …very few would admit such heresy

    …I feel very lucky to have lived in Montreal during a time when the Montreal Canadiens was such a proud symbol of My identity

    …and how less so that is felt today by younger fans

    • Yup, that says it all. Pretty sad actually. When I was growing up in the 60′s and 70′s the Habs were the force. The truly exceptional franchise. Expected to win every night. Now, they frankly are an embarrassment. Raely playing 60 minutes. chocking the talent they have, mired in a mess of a front office (although I like MB and still am hopeful) and a shell of their former self. Sigh!

      I’m speechless! 20 years and counting…


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