If the Habs lose one more game I think I’ll get the flu. I may not get the flu but I’ll definitely puke.
Blame it on the flu or blame it on playing badly, either way the results are the same. The Canadiens are hurting bad and they need to stop the bleeding.
The Habs are in serious need of a win to end their streak and get things back on track before sliding down the slippery slope that is the Eastern Conference.
How will they come out? Slow, sick, tired, weak……or vengeful of their most horrid showings of the season and ready to punish Atlanta?
Tonight won’t be an easy start against the Thrashers. The Thrashers traditionally never did that well in Montreal but they are an all together different beast these days. The Habs are 7-2-0-1 in their last 10 against Atlanta.
Radek Bonk was injured in the Rangers game and will miss his second consecutive game, which breaks up the Canadiens best defensive line and will force Chris Higgins to play with Mike Johnson and Tomas Plekanec. Even Higgins is struggling lately seemingly not being able to find the right fit.
Will it work? No one knows but at this point but Carbonneau has to mash up the roster to get something going. There are far too many underachievers and idle players.
Carbo used 19 different line combos in Sunday’s loss, perhaps tonight we’ll see 20+.