After escaping with a 4-3 shootout win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday, the Canadiens practised Wednesday morning in Sunrise, Fla., in preparation for Thursday’s game against the Florida Panthers (7:30 p.m., TSN-HABS, RDS, TSN 690 Radio).
Coach Michel Therrien announced at practice that there will be no changes to the lineup against the Panthers, who will start former Canadien Jose Theodore in goal.
“We came to win this hockey game and this is what we did,” Therrien said after the Canadiens snapped a three-game losing streak in Tampa. “We were almost perfect for 54 minutes. We opened the door for them on their first goal. I thought we had bad execution there. Then, they had a flukey goal on the second one. (Goaltender Carey Price) didn’t have much of a chance to stop it.
“Then there was a decision from the referee” Therrien added. “We can’t do anything about that. This important thing is to learn from it. We came back from our last game (a 6-0 home loss to Toronto) and we have to build on what we did tonight.”
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