At the team practice yesterday, team captain Saku Koivu was reunited with wingers Michael Ryder and Christopher Higgins.
The three players are in a slump to say the least.
Koivu has scored three goals in his last 27 games while Higgins has only two goals in his last 19 games. Let’s not forget Michael Ryder who also has his share of problems with only seven goals this season.
The coach’s decision to once again modify the offensive lines is another attempt to get the three players going and producing at the rate they are capable of. This season, after changing the Canadiens lines, the team usually responds well for a couple of games before falling progressively into another slump.
So will the switch be enough to shake things up for the better? We will get part of the answer tonight as Montreal hosts the Boston Bruins. Montreal will try to extend its winning streak to nine games versus the Bruins.