The Montreal Canadiens like the way their lines are clicking early in the NHL season, so head coach Claude Julien says to expect more of the same for their home opener Thursday night against the Los Angeles Kings.
For 60 minutes Carey Price looked like the Vezina Trophy winner that dominated the NHL and won the Hart Trophy as league MVP in 2015. Unfortunately for him and the Montreal Canadiens, Wednesday's game went to overtime.
Forwards Tomas Tatar and Nick Suzuki, acquired from the Vegas Golden Knights along with a draft pick in the deal for ex-captain Max Pacioretty early Monday morning, told reporters on Tuesday that they're pumped to hit the ice for camp later this week.
While some Montrealers were saddened Monday by the news of Max Pacioretty's departure from the Canadiens, several fans interviewed outside the arena where he played 10 seasons said it was time for a change -- for the player and the team.