Game Day: Jonathan Drouin one of 12 at Canadiens’ optional skate

The Canadiens held an optional morning skate Saturday in Brossard before facing the New York Rangers at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., SN1, CITY, TVA Sports, TSN Radio 690).

Jonathan Drouin was one of 12 players to take part in the optional, which was led by associate coach Kirk Muller. Head coach Claude Julien did not go on the ice and did not meet with the media Saturday morning.

Drouin said he always likes to take part in morning skates on the day of a game because “I sleep better after.”

After morning skates, Drouin has lunch at the team’s practice facility around noon, always eating chicken, salmon, vegetables and a bit of pasta. He then heads home and has a two-hour pre-game nap around 1 p.m. Drouin will have a smoothie after he wakes up at home before heading to the Bell Centre, where he will have oatmeal or soup around 5 p.m. He won’t eat again until after the game.


Original published: 2017-10-28 16:12:59 Read the full Montreal News here

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