The Canadiens practiced ahead of their game three matchup with the New York Rangers. Fortunately skilled forward Alex Galchenyuk is no longer on the fourth line, and he’s back to the centre position.
#Habs lines vs #NYR:— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) April 16, 2017
Pacioretty - Danault - Radulov
Byron - Plekanec - Gallagher
Lehkonen - Galchenyuk - Shaw
King - Ott - Mitchell
It also seems as if Torrey Mitchell will replace Andreas Martinsen on the fourth line.
As for the defensive pairings, things appeared to remain the same.
#Habs D & G vs #NYR:— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) April 16, 2017
Markov - Weber
Benn - Petry
Beaulieu - Nesterov
Scratches: Martinsen, Davidson, Emelin (LBI)
Although it wouldn’t be surprising if Brandon Davidson checks in for Nikita Nesterov, seeing as they’re both rotating alongside Nathan Beaulieu.
Both Davidson and Nesterov are going with Beaulieu so we may be kept guessing on that one. #Habs— BrianWilde (@BWildeCTV) April 16, 2017
Update: Davidson will play.
Brendan Davidson in vs Rangers #tvasports— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) April 16, 2017
In other news, Alexei Emelin practiced in Brossard this morning.
Alexei Emelin a patiné ce matin à Brossard. @CanadiensMTL #tvasports— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) April 16, 2017