BROSSARD, Quebec -- The Montreal Canadiens were dealt a severe blow in their attempt to reach their first Stanley Cup Final in 21 years.
"We need to rally around Carey," Therrien said. "We need to give him a chance to keep playing this season."
Peter Budaj was the first goalie off the ice at the Canadiens' morning skate but Therrien refused to confirm that he will start Game 2 at Bell Centre (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS). The Rangers lead the best-of-7 series 1-0.