The Canadiens are visited tonight in Montreal by the Stanley Cup winners, the Vegas Golden Knights.
If the Knights are coughing these days, having won just one of their last four games, they are having a start to the season reflecting their championship status based on their 12-3-1 record.
It’s much more complicated for the Habs, who have won just two of their last eight games. One of those defeats was precisely against the Knights in Las Vegas, on October 30, in a game in which coach Martin St-Louis’ team performed very well.
In their last game, CH suffered a narrow 2-1 loss to the Calgary Flames at the Bell Centre.
For the second day in a row, Quebec forward Rafaël Harvey-Pinard was absent from morning practice, which does not bode well for his participation in tonight’s game. Also absent yesterday, guard Jordan Harris returned to the ice.
St-Louis should provide a little more detail on the content of his practice following this morning’s practice.