They were having fun, obviously: goalie Carey Price spars with teammate Mathieu Darche during optional practice this afternoon at Wachovia Center.
Pierre Obendrauf, Gazette
The Canadiens had nine players on the ice this morning at the Wachovia Center: Glen Metropolit, Paul Mara, Ben Maxwell, Benoit Pouliot, Mathieu Darche, Jaroslav Spacek, Carey Price, Sergei Kostitsyn and Ryan O’Byrne.
Few players were in the dressing room after the skate – Metro, Darche, O’Byrne and Price.
The Canadiens and the league had Brian Gionta, Jaro Halak and Dominic Moore available for formal interviews afterward.
It was a light session on the ice: Darche took a turn wearing Price’s gloves to try to stop a shot or two, to less than stellar reviews from their owner.
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