The Canadiens will put a rookie-laden team on the ice in Chicago Wednesday night for their fifth of their seven game exhibition schedule which will conclude with back to back games with the Ottawa Senators on Friday and Saturday. For most of the young players it will a final chance to impress the coaching staff before they are sent to the Hamilton Bulldogs camp.
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The Canadiens returned to the ice Tuesday morning at Brossard following their first training camp day off on Monday. There were 34 players on the ice which means between now and next week’s season opener, eleven players will be cut. Some of the roster decisions are going to be very difficult because of the increased depth of talent in the Canadiens organization.
Joel Ward broke a scoreless tie with 1:29 remaining in the third period and Brooks Laich added an empty net goal as the Washington Capitals defeated the Canadiens 2-0 Sunday evening at the Bell Centre. It was the first loss in four exhibition games for the Canadiens in the pre-season. Shots on goal in the
One day after he was moved back to left wing, Alex Galchenyuk will once again be back at centre Sunday night against the Washington Capitals. Galchnyuk will play the middle on what will be the Habs’ first line with Max Pacioretty and P.A. Parenteau.
With the return of Lars Eller to full training camp practice, Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien juggled two of his four lines during Saturday’s workout at the Brossard training facility. One of the moves sent Alex Galchenyuk back to left wing while rookie Jiri Sekac found himself practicing on a line with Eller.
With their 3-2 comeback win the Canadiens recorded their third straight one-goal victory and their second in a row over the Colorado Avalanche Friday night in Quebec City. In front of a crowd of 15,074 rookie Jiri Sekac and Brandon Prust scored in the third period to bring the Habs back from a 2-1 deficit.
Left winger Tim Bozon will be part of a rookie filled Canadiens roster that will play the second of back-to-back games against the Colorado Avalanche Friday night in Quebec City. It will be Bozon’s first game since coming down with life threatening bacterial meningitis in early March.
Led by a three point performance from P.K. Subban and an overtime winner from Alex Galchenyuk, the Canadiens edged the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Thursday night at the Bell Centre. It was the Canadiens second exhibition win in their two outings. The same teams will meet in Quebec City Friday night.
The Canadiens will play their second of seven pre-season games Thursday night at the Bell Centre. It will be the first of back-to-back meetings with Patrick Roy’s Colorado Avalanche, formerly the Quebec Nordiques. The second game will be Friday night in Quebec City.
With six scheduled exhibition games remaining the Canadiens narrowed their main training camp roster to 27 Wednesday. Among the rookies who remain with the veterans are Jiri Sekac, Jacob de la Rose and 2014 first round draft choice Nikita Scherbak