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Practice - March 31

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

- After dropping a 5-3 decision to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night at the Bell Centre, the Canadiens were back at practice on Tuesday morning at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.

- Prior to the start of practice, Michel Therrien’s troops took part in a video session. Then, they hit the ice for about 30 minutes. Skating was on the menu, in addition to battle drills in front of the net and along the boards.

- The Canadiens bench boss juggled his forward lines somewhat at practice, placing Alex Galchenyuk on a line with David Desharnais and Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau. For his part, Tomas Plekanec was paired with Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher.

- On defense, Nathan Beaulieu was paired with Tom Gilbert, while Greg Pateryn practiced alongside Sergei Gonchar. In Gilbert’s case, the American rearguard is hoping to be back in the lineup for Thursday night’s tilt against the Washington Capitals at the Bell Centre.

Lines and defensive pairings at practice:

Pacioretty – Plekanec – Gallagher
Galchenyuk – Desharnais – Parenteau
De La Rose – Mitchell/Flynn – Smith-Pelly
Weise – Eller – Prust

Markov – Subban
Emelin – Petry
Beaulieu – Gilbert
Gonchar – Pateryn

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