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  • Canadiens Resume

    I’m having a hard time figuring out what to write about considering everything the Gainey Family and the Canadiens organization have been through over the weekend.

    The Canadiens do however have a hockey game to play and a season to continue. It should be an emotional game and how exactly it will unfold is unknown.

    The Canadiens will dress David Abeischer in goal while 3 regulars are day to day with injuries and could all miss tonight’s game. Sheldon Souray, Steve Begin and Francis Bouillon. Maxim Lapierre has been recalled from Hamilton.

    Should Souray not dress that takes a potent weapon off the Canadiens special teams which has been the difference for them in recent games, if not most of the season.

    Last week the Canadiens and Bruins played one of the strangest games of the season which saw the Canadiens battle back from 4-1 deficit only to lose in the final minute of play. Prior to that the Canadiens won six straight against the Bruins.

    It’s just a hockey game, but you have to think the Habs will really want to pull this one off.

  • Pray for the Gainey Family

    HALIFAX (CP) – The Montreal Canadiens hockey club is confirming that the woman swept off a Nova Scotia tall ship is the daughter of the club’s executive vice president, Bob Gainey.

    Laura Gainey, 25, was washed off a deck at the back of the vessel in a storm at 9:30 p.m. Friday.

    A search is continuing this morning.

    Dan Moreland, the senior captain of the Picton Castle, says she is a volunteer on the vessel who is known to be very fit, and is “a well loved crew member.”

    Meanwhile, the U.S. coast guard says the search for the woman is in a crucial stage this morning.

    Spokeswoman Faith Wisinski says aircraft resumed searching at first light and a U.S. coast guard vessel has searched through the night for Gainey.

    However, she says that as of 9 a.m. this morning, Gainey has been in the water 30 hours.

    Wisinski says the water is warm in the area, but it’s expected hypothermia would normally take a person’s life after 36 hours.

    Gainey isn’t wearing a life-jacket.