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By James Stephan (@J_Habs)
Disappointment was what every Habs fan was reluctantly expecting on Tuesday, January 22nd as the Montreal Canadiens hosted the Florida Panthers. Fans were hoping that Saturday’s Home opening loss to the Leafs was just a case of the jitters and a very short pre-season to prepare.
Habs fans rejoiced around the world as they witnessed a couple of key events such as Andrei Markov, dubbed “The General” by his teammates and coach Therrien, had a stellar performance of two goals, and playing a total of 23 minutes. Another treat fans enjoyed was Montreal Canadiens top prospect Alex Galchenyuk scoring his first NHL goal, and prospect Brendan Gallagher receiving his first NHL point on the very same goal, in his NHL debut no less.
Michel Therrien is likely going to keep the same line up for Thursday; many are curious if the Prust-Galchenyuk-Gallagher line can continue to produce and how long will Lars Eller remain a healthy scratch.