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Game 26: Habs/Kings

  • The Canadiens play an incredibly early game today by hockey standards: 12:30 Pacific time (3:30 Eastern). It seems odd to make me stay up to 1:30 am on a weeknight to watch a shoot out loss, only to play an early game on a day when I could easily sleep in. I guess that they don’t take my sleeping schedule into consideration when they create the NHL schedule. You never know what kind of crazy thing will happen in these types of games and as such the Canadiens would be best served to come out skating hard and playing a smart neutral zone game for the first 10 minutes.

    This is an important game for the Habs as a win could salvage a trip that thus far has been mostly disappointing. Montreal has held a lead in each of its last 4 losses. They have been letting points slip away which could have a very bad impact come the end of the season.

    This could be our last chance to see Louis Leblanc in a Habs uniform as Pacioretty’s suspension ends with today’s game. I’ve loved him on a line with Moen and Eller, and if anything can be gleaned from the small sample that we’ve seen, it’s that Louis is headed back to the NHL sooner than some people may have predicted.
    Jump on them early!

    Go Habs go!!!

  1. #1 Avatar37 says:
    December 3, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Louis Leblanc surpassed my expectations from him. He certainly played better than I’ve ever seen Palushaj play. Leblanc looked like he belonged out there, and I agree, if he can keep playing and developing the way he is, he is not far from making the big club, maybe as soon as next year.

  2. #2 Mats Naslund says:
    December 4, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Turns out you’re right Avatar – LL is staying with the club for the time being, and Palushaj has been sent back to Hamilton to make room for Max Pac.

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