Habs lines at practice, October 22nd: Mikhail Sergachev sits out first chance at Bruins rivalry
Here are your latest Montreal Canadiens practice lines ahead of their game with the Bruins.
With a shootout loss serving as the only demerit on the Montreal Canadiens’ record through four games to start the season, the Habs move into Boston hoping to extend their points streak to five.
With the way the team is firing on all cylinders, no changes were made to a forward lineup that has remained fairly static, save for a brief shakeup for the second half of the second game versus the Ottawa Senators. That means Daniel Carr sits out once again, as Brian Flynn reprises his role on the fourth line.
It will be the first introduction to the Habs-Bruins rivalry for several new additions. After a few suspension-worthy incidents already in his short tenure with the team, Andrew Shaw gets his first introduction to the once-heated matchup, and may play a part in rejuvenating it over the coming seasons. Alexander Radulov gets a shot at a defence corps regarded as a relatively slow group, and his offensive creativity will be on full display.
Shea Weber now plays in the Bruins division for the first time in his career, and will get a lot of minutes versus the top offensive threats Boston has to offer.
Head coach Michel Therrien confirms one lineup change for tonight - Greg Pateryn will play in place of Mikhail Sergachev. #GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) October 22, 2016
The coaching staff has deciding not to start Mikhail Sergachev in the intra-division battle, replaced by Greg Pateryn instead.
Carey Price gets his second consecutive game in goal after missing the first three with the flu.