The Carolina Hurricanes are in town Tuesday night, and now that they’ve ended a 14-game losing streak by beating Minnesota, you just know that this could spell trouble for the Habs.
The last thing Montreal needs right now is to run into a team that has just tasted victory after a long dry spell and likes how it feels. And Carolina also knows they’re meeting a banged-up, messed-up, high maintenance, complicated bunch with all the usual turmoil thrown in, and are ready for the taking.
The Canadiens on the other hand, have just come off an inexcusable effort in Music City, were worked to death the following day in practice, and many risk being traded or sent to Siberia at any given moment. So in other words, we have no idea which Habs team we’ll get on this night.
It should be an incredibly interesting game, if only because of all the subplots involved.
Puck drops at 7:30 ET. I’m assuming everyone will be out of bed by then.