Jacques Martin: No sense of panic
Canadiens' head coach Jacques Martin says he can appreciate the passion that Habs' fans exhibit. At the same time, Martin says this is no sense of panic on this hockey team, despite a 1-4-1 start to this season.
Martin admits there is a concern with the way his players have performed through the first six games of the season, but he says it's a case of remaining positive and finding out what they need to do, to be better. Martin says that was the theme of a team meeting that was held prior to today's skate at Brossard as the Canadiens look ahead to hosting the Leafs tomorrow night.
Team captain Brian Gionta says only six games in, "there's plenty of hockey still to be played."
Scott Gomez, who went down with an upper body injury in last night's loss in Pittsburgh, is doubtful for tomorrow. He's being re-examined today. Jaroslav Spacek continues to practice with the team but he's not ready to go. And Andrei Markov remains in Florida, where he continues to rehab from off-season knee surgery that continues to keep him on the sidelines.
Carey Price gets the call in goal against Toronto.