It was a full roster at the morning skate, except for defender Alexei Emelin, who is still nursing a lower-body injury.
Habs have everyone on the ice except for Alexei Emelin for this morning's practice.— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) April 13, 2017
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.
#Habs: Voici les trios.— J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) April 13, 2017
As for the defensive pairings, Julien stuck to his plan, by once again not making any changes after yesterday’s loss to the Rangers.
Habs defence pairs appear to be unchanged as well.— Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) April 13, 2017
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.
Heavy, heavy emphasis today on screens, tips, rebounds at Habs skate.— Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) April 13, 2017
#Habs Radulov & Galchenyuk working on deflections. Lots of screens, tips & converting rebounds near the crease in practice today. pic.twitter.com/iI5GL0uZMD— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) April 13, 2017