Habs supporters are dissatisfied with his apparent substitute of Jeff Petry if misses game 4

Published June 7, 2021 at 12:44

The Montreal Canadiens head into game four on Monday night with a 3-0 series lead against the Winnipeg Jets and the opportunity to sweep a playoff series for the first time since 2014. With the good comes the bad, as Canadiens defenceman Jeff Petry is a game-time decision after injuring his hand during Sunday night's game three. Interim head coach Dominqiue Ducharme announced on Monday morning that Petry will be a game-time decision, and that Xavier Ouellet or Alexander Romanov will take his place if he's unable to play.

Montreal's extra players including Ouellet and Romanov skated on Monday morning. Ouellet was the first one off the ice which would indicate that if Petry can't go tonight, he will likely draw into the lineup. When Habs fans found out about this on Twitter, they were not happy at all.

Why Ducharme is refusing the play Romanov is a mystery. Romanov played 54 of 56 regular season games for the Canadiens, while Oullett played just six, which makes this decision even more confusing.

With a win tonight, Montreal will advance to the third round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2014. Puck drop is set for 8 p.m. ET on CBC and Sportsnet.
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