The Habs are at home tonight to take on the visiting New York Rangers. David Aebischer whether he plays or not, will be wearing the Bleu Blanc et Rouge for the first time in his career.
Who will start? Bob Gainey has said there is “No #1 goalie” and the way Cristobal Huet is playing it’d probably be wise to stick with the hot hand. Gainey may also want to wait for a road game before starting Aebischer as a fickle Canadiens crowd could tear him apart and get inside his head if he happens to have a bad game at home. That combined with the fact that he said he’s “tired” and hasn’t slept much leads us to believe Cristo will be in between the pipes tonight.
The Rangers are leading their Division and the Jaromir Jagr factor alone should make it a challenging game. The Rangers and Jagr are fantastic surprises this year. Jagr leads the league with 92 points and 43 goals and looks almost a lock to take the scoring championship for I believe the 6th time.