Teams in their first game off a head coach firing are typically pretty good follow spots in the NHL. It’s a bit of a wakeup call for these players, especially when a well-liked, successful coach gets the boot.
-Montreal has the chance to salvage an otherwise embarrassing road trip here with a win against WPG, who they’ve beaten in 4 of 5 matchups leading up to this one.
-WPG is not in a great spot here either, coming off an emotional, comeback OT win against Vancouver a few nights ago. They’ve come home and are playing their first home game in almost two weeks tonight. Give me Montreal to bounce back and get back in the win column tonight.