The absence of Brendan Gallagher has had a huge impact on the Habs team in recent games.
Interim head coach Dominique Ducharme said on Thursday: “When we lost Gallagher, we were in an identity crisis.”
“Gary, he is our leader.”
The Canadian players are expected to have a day off on Thursday, but they eventually insisted on jumping and practicing.
The Habs driver added: “We are working hard to change our habits and way of thinking.”
“It takes time. You are going through tough times, but I think we are getting to know each other as a team.”
The Canadians will face the Calgary Flames in the next three games, the Calgary Flames chasing Habs in fourth place in the North. However, Montreal is 8 points ahead of Alberta and must play another game.
Please refer to Marc-André Perreault’s description in the video above.