The Canadiens, coming off a 1-0 overtime win over the Islanders Saturday night in New York, didn’t hold a morning skate or have any media availability Sunday morning before facing the Florida Panthers in a rare Sunday night game at the Bell Centre (6 p.m., TSN-HABS, RDS, TSN Radio 690).
That gave the Canadiens players a chance to sleep in a bit on a very snowy Sunday morning in Montreal.
Max Pacioretty’s goal at 1:51 of OT Saturday night ended a two-game losing streak for the Canadiens.
“Both teams shut it down pretty well and both teams played outstanding, but in a game like that, all it takes is one bounce and that’s what we got,” Pacioretty told reporters after the game. “We’re struggling to score goals, but we’ve got to stick to our defensive plan and that’s what we were able to do tonight. Both teams did a good job of shutting down any chances, and that’s what happened in a tight game all the way to the end.”
Former Canadien Scott Gomez will be a healthy scratch for the Panthers against the Canadiens. It will be the seventh straight game that he has beena healthy scratch. Gomez, who signed a one-year, $900,000 contract with the Panthers, has only played in 19 games this season, posting 1-4-5 totals with a minus-7.
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