Jeff Halpern finds reason to smile after the Canadiens’ morning skate.
Framegrab from Stubbs video
So how many ways can both teams say tonight is must-win, it’s a new series, it’s a best-of-five, blah, blah, blah…
Don’t blame the players and coaches… blanket them with media looking for a fresh angle on a situation that is hardly new and that’s what you get.
No major lineup changes expected on either side. Canadiens coach Jacques Martin says his roster is a game-time decision, but Benoit Pouliot, Paul Mara and Yannick Weber all spent considerably more time on TD Garden ice than did their teammates. So expect them to be out for the second straight game.