BROSSARD – On Wednesday morning, the Canadiens held a practice at the Bell Sports Complex. It was their final practice in Montreal before flying to Boston for Game 1 of the second round, which will be played on Thursday night.
- There was a good deal of work done on special teams, with five-on-four zone drills featuring the team’s designated powerplay and penalty kill players the focus early in the practice.
- The session was up-tempo, with plenty of quick passing drills emphasizing getting the puck from the defensemen up to the forwards and getting a rush going through the neutral zone.
- The players then took part in five-on-five zone drills, designed to simulate the intensity of a game situation.
- There were no changes to the line combinations on Tuesday. Coach Therrien will confirm the Game 1 lineup of his team on Thursday.