H_T_L Posted April 1, 2017 Report Share Posted April 1, 2017 HERE WE GO WITH ANOTHER GAME All players were present and accounted for during the on-ice session this morning, except for Torrey Mitchell. The Canadiens confirmed that Mitchell came down sick and remained at the team hotel. For his part, Jordie Benn did practice, but will be unavailable on the back end for a second straight game due to injury. Meanwhile, Michael McCarron - who missed the last two games as a healthy scratch in favor of Steve Ott - was back centering the fourth line flanked by Dwight King and Andreas Martinsen on Saturday. After rattling off four straight wins, the Lightning find themselves in prime position to make a final push to avoid missing the playoffs for the first time since 2012-13. With that in mind, the Canadiens fully expect Jon Cooper's contingent to be firing on all cylinders on Saturday night with so much at stake as the regular season winds down. "They see the light at the end of the tunnel. They control their own destiny to a certain extent. When you look at their last games, they've been playing like a hungry group, determined to do everything they can to make the playoffs," said Julien. "It will be a good test." Carey Price will make his 60th start of the season for the Canadiens on Saturday night, while the Lightning will counter with Andrei Vasilevskiy between the pipes. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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