It appears that Michel Therrien is doing what needs to be done in order to help the Montreal Canadiens offence.
The Habs have no goals in their last two games, and appear to be making some changes to their lineup ahead of their game in Arizona tonight.
McCarron Pateryn and Carr in tonight. Desharnais Flynn and Nesterov to sit #HabsIO— Pat Hickey (@zababes1) February 9, 2017
While it isn’t a surprise that Michael McCarron and Daniel Carr draw in a day after being recalled, it is a surprise that Therrien is willing to sit Brian Flynn and David Desharnais. They are two guys he has played a lot in the past, but with the team struggling for offence, he is putting his most talented players in the line up.
I feel this is the right move, I just didn’t expect it to be the one the Habs would make.
McCarron will centre Carr and Torrey Mitchell on the fourth line, according to Marc Denis.
McCarron sera employé au centre de Carr et Mitchell. Desharnais et Flynn laissés de côté. Pateryn remplace Nesterov à la défense #RDS— Marc Denis (@MarcDenis_RDS) February 9, 2017
Nikita Nesterov sitting for Greg Pateryn allows the Habs to have a right handed defenceman on the third pairing as opposed to having Nesterov on his off-side.
Pateryn had played well this season, but hasn’t really had a place in the lineup since returning from his most recent injury. He played only one game due to Jeff Petry’s illness.
Carey Price will get the start for the Canadiens.