The Northeast division leading Ottawa Senators carved up the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 last night and are now 13-1 to start the season. They lead the Habs by 7 points after only 14 games.
The Canadiens took the Bell Centre ice at noon today for practice. The team is in Beantown to take on the Bruins tomorrow night as the Bruins are looking for a little revenge after getting blown out 6-1 by the Habs earlier this season.
The NHL all-star ballot was released yesterday and the Canadiens have three players on it. Cristobal Huet, Andrei Markov and Saku Koivu can all be voted for to appear at January's all-star game in Atlanta. Voting begins on Nov 13th, and continues until January 2nd.
Guy Carbonneau has now made it official. Price in the nets against Boston. Huet is coming off a shutout and has dominated Boston through the last two seasons but on the other hand, Price has a long career of games against the Bruins ahead of him, so why not get him a start now?
I would've preferred to see Price on Saturday against the Leafs, who Huet struggles against. That would have opened the door for Huet to make back-to-back starts this week against the Sabres and Bruins. Price could've been evaluated for Saturday's game based on the results from the week.