Canadiens’ Lars Eller is stoned from in close by Washington goalie Braden Holtby.
Pierre Obendrauf, Gazette
Canadiens head coach Jacques Martin ran his team through a 64-minute Brossard practice on Sunday – skating them, skating them and skating them some more.
There was a lengthy skating session to begin, then 1-on-1 and 2-on-0 drills. More skating, a short bit of drilling by lines, more skating, some hard 1-on-1 battling in the corners, and plenty more skating. The hour-plus practice ended with wind sprints that drained whatever the Habs had left in them.
Goalies Carey Price and Alex Auld were excused from the skating. As they should have been, since the team’s plight of late, without a goal the past three games, hasn’t been in any way connected to them.
Everyone will have the day off Monday, then return to action at home Tuesday vs. the Atlanta Thrashers. The team is in Carolina Wednesday, returning home to practice before finishing off their week Saturday in New Jersey.
Lines practised on Sunday, not that there was much in this regard: Cammalleri-Plekanec-Halpern; Darche-Gomez-Gionta; Pouliot-Desharnais-White; Kostitsyn-Eller-Moen. Alexandre Picard, in the clinic having work done on an injured foot, was the only player not on the ice.
Video from the dressing room post-practice will appear here as it’s processed. Look for Subban (two), Sopel, Price and Cammalleri.