Montreal Canadiens: Five Straight Losses, Calling Bergeron Up.
The Montreal Canadiens will try to stop their losing streak to five straight games tonight when they will host the Atlanta Trashers.
Acquired after Andrei Markov's injury, Marc-Andre Bergeron will play his first game with the Canadiens tonight.
Outside Ilya Kovalchuk's playing quality, the Trashers never represented a force in the NHL since their arrival. It is then a good occasion for the Habs to snap out of their losing streak tonight with a strong performance. The Canadiens did not give a full 60 minute effort this far this season and it would be a great time to start doing so.
As for Marc-Andre Bergeron, he will wear the ''bleu blanc rouge'' uniform for the first time of his career. A dream for any French-Canadian hockey player. He was impressed by the size of the Canadiens' dressing room and can't wait to contribute.
This season, Bergeron played three games in the AHL with the Hamilton Bulldogs and registered 6 assists. Shawn Belle was sent back to Hamilton.
Yesterday, head coach Jacques Martin talked about his expectations regarding Marc-Andre Bergeron. The Habs coach should use him on the man-advantage along with Jaroslav Spacek and will give him around 16-18 minutes of ice time.
(Picture: Marc-Andre Bergeron, RDS.)