The Montreal Canadiens have been searching for a spark on the power play since the season began.
Currently 28th in the league at 11.8 percent, the team hopes it has found the match to get the fire going in Tomas Kaberle, who was acquired Friday from the Carolina Hurricanes for Jaroslav Spacek. In his debut with the team on Saturday, Kaberle picked up assists on two Canadiens goals. The first came with the man advantage and the second came shortly after one had expired.
Kaberle is expected to help out with the Habs' Andrei Markov out with a knee injury.
"We need a better power play, and with the absence of Mr. Markov, Mr. Kaberle can help us," Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier told reporters at the airport before the team left for Saturday's game in New Jersey. "Then hopefully Markov will be back soon and they will both be together to help the power play."
The Canadiens had managed only one goal on 36 opportunities spread over nine games before facing the Devils. That dry...