Surprise! Sun rises for O’Byrne

Ryan O’Byrne
Tomorrow is another day.

The world didn’t end for Canadiens defenceman Ryan O’Byrne, whose own-goal Monday sent the Habs into overtime and a shootout against the New York Islanders, a game Montreal ultimately lost 4-3.

O’Byrne wasn’t talking this morning after a quick practice before the Canadiens flew to Detroit for Wednesday’s game against the Red Wings. But he had the support of his teammates and his coach, Guy Carbonneau, who all agreed that these things happen and you move on.

Carey Price will be in goal against Detroit, and Jaro Halak is expected to see action either Friday in Washington or back home Saturday vs. Buffalo.

Guillaume Latendresse practised today and will be re-evaluated tomorrow to see whether his shoulder is good to go against the Wings. Georges Laraque won’t make the trip, having experienced a "setback," in Guy Carbonneau’s word, with a balky groin. He’ll remain in Montreal for treatment.


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