The Gazette’s Pat Hickey reports that Canadiens head coach Guy Carbonneau wants the struggling Michael Ryder to shoot the puck – a lot. The coach believes Ryder will be able to get out of his slump if he continues to work hard and simplify his game.
"The answer is in Michael’s hands. If he works hard and shoots the puck, good things will happen. He’ll be the first one to tell you he doesn’t like the situation he’s in right now. It’s not fun. When you’re there to score goals, you want to contribute and it’s been hard for him."