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Habs lines at practice: No changes following the Game One loss

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Claude Julien decided to stick to his guns

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It was a full roster at the morning skate, except for defender Alexei Emelin, who is still nursing a lower-body injury.

There were no changes in the forward lines, which means Alex Galchenyuk remains on the fourth line with Steve Ott and Andreas Martinsen, whereas fourth liner Dwight King remains on the third with Andrew Shaw and Artturi Lehkonen.

As for the defensive pairings, Julien stuck to his plan, by once again not making any changes after yesterday’s loss to the Rangers.

For what it’s worth, I side with Arpon’s opinion that the Julien will probably make changes before game two, even if the Habs practiced with the same lines during the morning skate.

The Canadiens focused on making life more difficult for Henrik Lundqvist, something they failed to do during game one.