Montreal a Good Test for Canes
The Canes will get a good test tonight from the Montreal Canadiens as they try to build some momentum from Sunday’s shootout win over
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Still, they have all the tools to make things tough on the Hurricanes
“We certainly respect their team and what they bring,” said Peter Laviolette. “The skill, the skating and the defense – they bring a real well-coached, executed game and that’s why they’re having success this year.
”They’re a good challenge for us. I like the games where we play teams that are on their toes and we’re on their toes – it makes for an exciting brand of hockey.”
”I like the way we played,” said Laviolette. “I didn’t like the result and I didn’t like the score, but I certainly liked the way we played the game.”
One thing that jumps out when looking at the Canadiens’ tendencies thus far is their ability to protect leads.
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Justin Williams update:
He was on the ice again this morning, skating with extra defenseman
”It’s good to see him on the ice,” said Laviolette. “He’s such a good kid and he’s a real good player for us. I still think he’s a ways away, but he can get into that boot and he can skate and his tendon is OK, but it’s going to be a while before the competitive part comes into play.”
“For him, missing all of the end of last year and then coming into camp in tremendous [shape] and really excited and ready to play and then to be knocked out again, he was not very happy. For him to be back in that situation where he’s at least on the ice, feeling his equipment on and the sweat coming off his brow, that’s a real good thing and he’s really positive about it.”