CH: we do not break a winning formation

CH: you don't break a winning formation


After winning 3-2 in overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday at the Bell Centre, the Montreal Canadiens should bet on a similar formation for their next game on Thursday, when the Coyotes of Arizona will be the visitors.

Goaltender Jake Allen, who took time off while his partner gave birth to the couple's third child, will logically be back in goal. For the Allen family, this is a third daughter.

“My first two daughters were born in St. Louis, so we have a first baby born in Canada,” Allen joked, with the smile. It went well, it's a great experience and it's good for me to find the guys in training.”

Head coach Martin St. Louis has confirmed that Allen is ready to return. As for the use of his goalkeepers, he mentions wanting to go there “by the week”, being also satisfied with the performance of Quebecer Samuel Montembeault.

For the rest, no question for the head coach of dismantle his main offensive line of Nick Suzuki, Cole Caufield and Sean Monahan. No more changes for the rest of the offensive lineup.

On the blue line, rookie Kaiden Guhle is still paired with Quebecer David Savard. Jordan Harris, Johnathan Kovacevic, Chris Wideman and Arber Xhekaj round out the top 6 defensemen.

Canadian squad at Wednesday's practice


  • Caufield-Suzuki-Monahan
  • Dadonov-Dvorak-Gallagher
  • Drouin-Dach-Anderson
  • Slafkovsky-Evans-Hoffman


  • Guhle-Savard
  • Harris-Kovacevic
  • Xhekaj-Wideman


  • Allen
  • Montembeault