Game Notes for tonight.
Frank Bouillon will be in the lineup, but as a forward.
This makes sense to test his knee first. In the event he can’t go, the Habs don’t go down a defenseman and get forced to give more ice time to someone else.
Tomas Plekanec is getting a second chance to play with Kovalev and Samsonov.
Same story with Kovalev. He’s doing ‘okay’ but okay is just not good enough. With so much raw natural talent the expectations on him are always sky high. He needs to be producing more and they are running out of places to put him.
Same thing for Plekanec, there is a very talented hockey player buried under that ever present blue Habs turtleneck he sports. Time to break out.
Should be a very fast paced game.