Habs Daily Recap: Feb. 22nd

The New York Rangers did not practice Friday morning after their shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators the night before. Just like the last game against the Habs, Rick Nash will not be in the line up for the Rangers. However, the Canadiens did take to the ice and Gallagher participated with contact. Due to Prust taking a therapy day, the lines looked a little different:

Bourque/Plekanec/Gionta
Pacioretty/Desharnais/Gallagher
Eller/Galchenyuk/Cole
Moen/White/Armstrong

Markov/Emelin
Gorges/Diaz
Bouillon/Subban
Kaberle/Weber

Photo: Frank Franklin II, AP

Photo: Frank Franklin II, AP

A few quotes from the room, thanks to John Lu:
– Pacioretty says he wants to bear down on his chances and produce to help his friend/centre Desharnais, who is in a contract year.
– Pacioretty acknowledges Cole’s numbers are down, but cites drawing penalties, causing turnovers and strong forecheck as contributions.
– Gallagher describes post concussion symptoms last Sat: was repeating himself, some memory loss, “not myself”. Felt good Sunday, though
– Gallagher has seen replay of the Schenn hit on him. Says no ill well to Luke, who texted BG to apologize. BG called it a hockey play.

The Hamilton Bulldogs were in action against the Rochester Americans at the Bell Centre. Hamilton were looking for revenge after Rochester snapped their previous winning streak. Luckily for the Dogs, they did prevail in this match up. They did it without a number of players, including: Tenute and Stejskal who are sick as well as Fortier and St-Denis who are still nursing injuries. The Bulldogs received goals from Tinordi (his second of the year), Blunden (9th) and Quailer, who returned to the line up with his 5th of the year and it was the game-winning goal. Also, Daultan Leveille recorded two assists in the game, which marked his first points in the AHL.

Prospect Update:
– Delmas let in 4 goals on 42 shots
– Schultz put up a goal, -1 rating and 15PIM
– Archambault recorded a goal and 2PIM against Moncton
– Bozon had an assist, 2PIM and a +1 rating
– Dietz scored two goals and was a +2 in Saskatoon’s win
– Hudon notched a goal, an assist, 4PIM and a +1 rating
– Thrower was a +1 and had 2 assists
– Vail was an ugly -4 against Plymouth
– Bennett had a +2 rating
– Cichy was a -2 in the game against Notre Dame
– Didier was a +1 against North Dakota
– Kristo tallied a goal, an assist, and 2PIM
– MacMillan was a +1
– Walsh remained even against Clarkson

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