Canadian-Blackhawks: Claude Julien lets his trios intact
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Steven Kampfer, #47 for the Rangers of New-York, and Charles Hudon, #54 for the Montreal canadiens, during the match between the two formations, the 8th October last.
Claude Julien has made only minor changes to its training for the local opening of the Montreal canadiens faced the Chicago black hawks.
After a night off Sunday, Ales Hemsky made his return to the game and started the game in a fourth trio that complemented Paul Byron, left wing, and Torrey Mitchell at center. It is, therefore, to say that Jacob De La Rose has been left out.
For the rest, the fans will see the same three trios that face the New York Rangers, despite the defeat by shutout, 2-0.
According to the head coach of the Canadian, there needs to be more change in the way in attack as the units offensive.
“I am not convinced that these are the three that we prevent them from scoring. It is more the way we should play, ” said Julien after the training session of his players at the Bell sports Complex.
“We must find the means of going to the inside unlike the outside. There are washers that you can bring to the net, often you have to turn the outside instead of going to the net. There are things that we can change. With these same triple-play has scored nine goals against Ottawa [in the last match preparatory]. You can look at all the ways, but I took the time to study our matches, and this is what I concluded. We can do the best job to bring the puck to the net. “
On the blue line, Mark Streit and Joe Morrow will look upon the encounter of the heights of the Bell Centre, while David Schlemko remains retired with an injury to a hand of which the evaluation is still daily.
This decision of Julien to promote the stability seemed to appeal to players.
“I think we have still good chances [to score]. It’s just that you must finish around the net, and to have a greater presence in front of goal. Against the Rangers, our defenders have done a good job to get pucks to the net and give the chance to the attackers to go look for washers on the returns. [Goalie Henrik] Lundqvist has played well, but I think there is still a little more to bring to this side. “
Charles Hudon, who has had three good matches with Tomas Plekanec and Artturi Lehkonen, was abundant in the same direction.
“We had opportunities, we had a lot of shots on net. The only thing that is missing, it is [see the puck] cross the red line. It remains to score goals. “
Moreover, Hudon did not hide its excitement at the idea of living a first opening match at the Bell Centre in the uniform of the habs.
“I don’t live in as a supporter this time. I’m a little nervous, admitted Hudon, who will be a fifth meeting in a quarry in front of the montreal supporters. This is something big, I always wanted to be a part of this team. My family and friends will all be there. “
The Blackhawks are in Montreal having amassed five points in their first three outings. On Monday, they squandered a lead of 3-1 and lost 4-3 in overtime against the Toronto Maple Leafs after a goal from Auston Matthews.
Corey Crawford kept the nets of the Blackhawks after enjoying a day off in the face of the Leafs. The guardian montreal was at the Bell Centre with six consecutive wins against the Canadian and a card-overall 7-0-2, with an average goals allowed of 1.55 and an efficiency rate of, 951.
His last defeat in front of the Tricolour dates back to the January 11, 2014, 2-1, in overtime, due to a doubling of Andrei Markov.