It’s his first time back playing at Rexall Place, and for former Oilers defenceman Jeff Petry, he recognizes the distinctive change.
“For me it’s different coming into here and being on the visiting side of things, but I’ve got to approach it like every other game,” said the now Montreal Canadiens blueliner.
“I got to catch up with some of the (Oilers) guys this morning and had some conversations with them and got that out of the way and now just to be prepared and ready to approach it like any other game.”
It may be a bag of mixed emotions for the Canadiens defenceman tonight, but Petry is focused on the task at hand and said that his transition was fairly seamless when joining a new team.
“I’ve played with some guys here and made the transition pretty easily, stepping into the locker room and then just the style of play seemed to fit my game.”