It wasn’t long ago that Claude Julien was the Coach of the Montreal Canadiens.
Tonight he’ll return to the Bell Center for the first time as coach of the New Jersey Devils.
The Habs are looking to win three straight for the first time this year, but have not beat the Devils since 2004. The Canadiens lost all 4 games against NJ last year.
Cristobal Huet will get the call after his shut out in Carolina.
A win would bring the Habs an 8-2-3 record. Only 3 other teams in the league have 2 or less regulation losses.
Claude Julien got the Canadiens off to a very quick start last year, but struggled in the middle of the season ultimately costing him his job. The Canadiens are off to an identical 17 point start as they were last year.
Considering the similarity thus far in the season, I’m introducing a new feature.
Vintage Habs Blog.
The first entry shows what a difference a year can make. According to the entry, the Sabres were fanless, Yann Danis was in goal and Niklas Sundstrom had a ‘clutch goal’.