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Confirmed by Martin St-Louis: big surprise for the Canadiens

Published April 2, 2024 at 3:41 PM

It has just been confirmed by Martin St-Louis, and it's a big surprise for the Canadiens.

Indeed, the Molson Cup will be awarded to Cayden Primeau before the start of the game against the Panthers, but he will not be starting for the match, contrary to expectations.

Samuel Montembeault will therefore get a second consecutive start, while the recent trend was to alternate games.

It's unusual for St-Louis to make this decision, especially since young Primeau has been on fire lately. However, Samuel has already played for the Panthers, so the decision is understandable.

"MONTREAL – Twelve Habs laced their skates at the Bell Centre in preparation for their game against the Panthers on Tuesday.

The Canadiens will be looking to conclude their season series against Florida with a win after dropping the first three contests against the Cats.

«It's a great challenge,» said Jordan Harris during his media op. «It's almost like the Hurricanes, where I feel like we've gotten better against these teams. So, it would be nice to get a win tonight. They're a great team and put together a good roster heading into the playoffs. It would definitely be a good challenge for us tonight.»

- Montreal Canadiens

Despite the chances of making the playoffs being nil, Martin St-Louis wants to give his team the best chance to win. It's also Johnathan Kovacevic who will sit out for the return of Kaiden Guhle.

April 2   |   222 answers
Confirmed by Martin St-Louis: big surprise for the Canadiens

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