Canadiens Pocket book: Gamers get again right into a game-day routine

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The Canadiens will maintain their second and last scrimmage of coaching camp Sunday night time on the Bell Sports activities Complicated in Brossard. The scrimmage, which begins at 7 p.m., will likely be televised on RDS2 and also will be live-streamed on the Canadiens’ website.

Coach Claude Julien needed to create a daily game-day schedule, so the Pink and White groups each held morning skates earlier than the gamers went again house for his or her pre-game rituals of a nap, and so forth., earlier than returning to the rink for the sport.

With no pre-season video games, that is the one full game-day expertise the gamers could have earlier than opening the common season Wednesday night time in Toronto in opposition to the Maple Leafs (7 p.m., SN, TVA Sports activities, TSN 690 Radio).

“I don’t assume it’s a priority in any respect,” Paul Byron mentioned after participating within the morning skate with the Pink group. “We solely had one pre-season recreation — or exhibition recreation I assume you name it — earlier than playoffs and I assumed our group did fairly properly in opposition to Pittsburgh to start out (profitable the best-of-five collection within the qualifying spherical). We’ve had plenty of depth in our practices. The final scrimmage within the morning had a fairly good depth and tempo to it. It’s our group identification, it’s one thing we try to be good at each day. So I’m to not apprehensive about our group. I do know everybody’s fairly targeted and fairly sharp on the market. It’s good to have that routine, get again into the fold of issues. However I feel as soon as recreation day hits everybody’s of their zone and we’ll be able to go for the puck drop for Sport 1.”