Benoit Pouliot could be watching from the pressbox tomorrow night.
Minus-2 against Colorado, Pouliot was the odd forward out at practice in Dallas this morning.
Cammalleri – Plekanec – Eller
Pacioretty – Gomez – Gionta
Kostitsyn – Halpern – Moen
Darche – Pyatt – Lapierre
Alexandre Picard missed practice for treatment. The D pairings:
Subban – Weber
Hamrlik – Spacek
Gorges – Gill
In his post-practrice remarks, Jacques Martin confirmed there would be lineup changes against Dallas. Martin said the team needed more from Pouliot and Andrei Kostitsyn, as well as better execution and more intensity from everyone.
The situation is not catastrophic, Martin said. But with the Canadiens losers in four of their last five games, the ship must be righted tout de suite.
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