After playing four games in six days last week – all victories – the Canadiens get to enjoy a bit of a break in the schedule. The team was given the day off Sunday and will return to the ice for …
Thank you, Ted Nolan.
The coach of the visiting Buffalo Sabres did your Montreal Canadiens – and hockey in general – an immense favour Saturday night.
Nolan decided not to dress John Scott for the game at the Bell Centre.
With Buffalo’s 6’8″, 260-lb behemoth safely confined to the pressbox, Michel Therrien saw no reason to dress George Parros.
Instead, Ryan White drew in to the lineup.
And the fourth line – White centring Brandon Prust and Travis Moen – was the Canadiens’ best.
Gazette photo by DAVE SIDAWAY
(Photo: Dave Sidaway/The Gazette) Brandon Prust was the game’s first star. Travis Moen was the third. And Ryan White probably played his best game of the year, according to Canadiens coach Michel Therrien. “They were a big reason why we …
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