Halpern, Eller to share faceoff duties

Posted By: Rick Moffat · 4/21/2011 12:12:00 PM
Coach Jacques Martin for the second straight day publicly defended his slump-mired forward Benoit Pouliot and refused to confirm that he's benched for Game 4 against the Bruins tonite live on CJAD 800.
 
But Lars Eller and Jeff Halpern are "assuming" they are linemates with Travis Moen.   Halpern did extra faceoff work at centre ice and then Pouliot stayed out for the extra skating drills along with other Habs extras like Paul Mara and Yannick Webber.
 
"We win as a team and lose as a team," is all Martin said when asked about Pouliot's struggles post-season.  
 
He has not scored in 27 straight games, and is now 0/22 consecutive Stanley Cup playoff games.

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