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Nightmare on whatever street Buffalo’s arena is on

I can’t recall a period that went as badly for the Montreal Canadiens. Certainly not one where they had the lead. Montreal leads after one, yet lost three players to what could be serious injuries. Mike Cammalleri was checked, somewhat questionably, and went headfirst into the boards. Although he didn’t appear to hit his head, it looked like he may have hurt his wrist. He has not returned. Soon after, Max Pacioretty took a blistering James Wisniewski shot off the chest or upper arm, and late in the period PK Subban took a hard shot off his leg. Brian Gionta also took a Hal Gill clearing shot off his face, but he was able to shake it off and stay in the game. Add to all that the fact that the Habs are battling a vicious flu bug, and this does not bode well for Montreal.

On the plus side, David Desharnais scored his second as a Canadien, and he is looking better every game as he becomes comfortable in the NHL. He may be small, but he goes right to the net in traffic - and that’s where he’s scored his first two NHL goals.

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Bob McKenzie reporting possible separation for Cammy, out at least two weeks.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/18/11 at 11:03 PM ET


As per Renaud Lavoie on Twitter, Pacioretty has a rib injury (gotta be bruised/broken after that shot) and he is being evaluated due to fears of a puncture.

Posted by The Upper Canadien from Toronto on 01/18/11 at 11:05 PM ET

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