Habs shake things up...again
Former Habs assistant coach Kirk Muller is back in the building tonight behind the bench for the Carolina Hurricanes. The Canes lead the Southeast Division even with playing eight of their first 13 games on the road.
And although both teams are hoping for their fourth straight win, the Habs have the added challenge of injuries, concussions and the flu to deal with.
Coach Michel Therrien has been forced to change things up. Lars Eller will be moved back on wing with David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty. Eller says while it would be nice to work on building chemistry with the same guys all the time, he doesn't mind helping out wherever he’s needed.
“Ideally in a perfect world, you’d play with the same guys all season. But it’s not a perfect world. It’s fine. You know what the stakes are and things rarely stay the same for very long so i’m fine with playing wing, it’s not an issue. I’ve played it before and I feel pretty comfortable there.”
Pacioretty left in the third period of Saturdays win after being cut by Kimmo Timonen's skate. He’ll be back in the lineup tonight looking for his first goal of the season. The 23 year old says as long as they keep winning, he's not worried.
“It’s not frustrating at all. If I had ten goals right now, you guys would be saying i’d be playing awesome, but what if our team was losing. I feel like i’ve been contributing and helping our team win games. Obviously the goals aren’t there, they’ll come, but we’re winning games so that should be the main story.