Tonight the Habs face the division rival Otttawa Senators on home ice. As hs been noted in all corners of the Habs blogosphere, it will be the highly anticipated return of Alex Kovalev. The question (as always) is which Kovalev will we see? Kovy is tied for 10th among Sens scorers with 2 points (both goals) and although it is early in the season, he will definitely feel like he has everything to prove to his new teammates and his former city.
On the other side, the Canadiens have just as much to prove. Michael Cammalleri is still goalless (though he does have 4 points) to open the season and will want to find his scoring touch soon in order to satisfy the Montreal fans. Maxime Lapierre has been dead silent to open the season and will be hoping to rebound. Thomas Plekanec has had a fantastic start with 6 points in 6 games, and will look to continue to find chemistry with Andrei Kostitsyn and Max Pacioretti. Most of all the Montreal defense will want to show that they can give the Canadiens the chance to win by cutting down on turnovers and scoring chances.
Carey will start again tonight. It seems he will be the go to guy until he slips up.
Go Habs Go!!!