The Canadian trained this morning in Brossard before jumping on the bus to take the road to Quebec, where await the Pittsburgh Penguins, the brand new Centre Videotron.
According to the exercises done this morning, the trios of Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais will remain intact for the meeting. These two units were the more threatening offensively for the Habs since the beginning of camp.
Max Pacioretty trained with Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher, but it will not participate in the meeting. Jacob De La Rose, who sometimes skated with both veterans yesterday, should occupy this place tonight, as Nikita Scherbak play with Charles Hudon.
Scherbak attend meanwhile a first exhibition game this fall. The first choice of the Canadiens was slowed by an injury to the lower body so far.
In defense, the back made several rotations. Behind Andrei Markov and PK Subban, so it was difficult to predict what will look like the duets.
We obviously supervise the holding of forward Tomas Fleischmann, always in search of a contract with the Canadiens for the season.
“Our trio looked good. I like what we do when we’re together. It facilitates my task to prove myself, “said Czech.
The Penguins will present for their training consists of many Quebecers, but lacking big names such as Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel. However, Quebecers Marc-Andre Fleury, Pascal Dupuis, Kris Letang, David Perron and Jean-Sébastien Dea will include the party.
It will be the first NHL game played in the new arena in Quebec City. The players were obviously all excited to play there for the first time, but Hudon was a little more anxious than others.
“My father had a condo right next door, so I have often seen, I’ve seen bigger. It looks like a spaceship that has just arrived, a very modern building in old town. But it is really beautiful from the outside. This is actually big, like Quebec can do it, “said the number 54.
Fleischmann, he has joked that he expected that its center, Desharnais, is particularly inspired game since it comes from the region of Quebec. If this is the case, this will put more pressure on Marc Bergevin to award a contract to Fleischmann!