What a great weekend this will be with two Canadiens matinee games and the Superbowl. Here’s hoping that it isn’t ruined by Sidney Crosby who I’m pretty sure has never played a bad game against the Canadiens in his life. Sid is having himself a whale of a season with 71 points in 56 games. More impressive is the fact the Kid has taken to scoring goals (37) with reckless abandon, convincing those who had him pegged as a set-up man to re-think their opinion. So this afternoon all of the Habs nation will be cheering in loud opposition to Sid before we change our tune in loud support next week when the Olympics begin.
The Habs recalled Desharnais, Trotter and White for today’s game as a rash of injuries continues to plague the team. MA Bergeron will be out at least 3 games as he has been placed on the IR with a lower body injury after blocking a shot against the Bruins. Pouliot, Plex and Sergei also took therapy days instead of practice yesterday which could be staggering trouble.
Puck drops at 2pm.