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Their practice was quick and crisp and many players stayed on the Bell Centre ice well after the formal se sion was over. Sergei Samsonov, who was in the doghouse last week, was all smiles as he was mobbed by teammates after beating Cristobal Huet Riley Reiff Jersey twice in a shootout contest.The 8-14-1 slide that began Dec. 23 and which has made a once-secure NHL playoff position suddenly look shaky seemed the last thing on their minds. They have slipped from fourth to seventh place, one point ahead of Carolina."We're starting again," said defenceman Sheldon Souray. "We have to approach the game like it's fun again."It won't be easy. The Canadiens play host Tuesday night to the Florida Panthers, against Gavin Lutman Jersey whom they have two lo ses and an overtime win this season.Then there's a game Wednesday night in New Jersey against the Devils, who are 3-0 (one win in overtime) against Montreal. That's followed by the Stanley Cup champion Hurricanes at home on Saturday night.But the Canadiens feel they may be ready to turn things around.After a 5-3 lo s to Ottawa on Saturday, their third lo s in a row and their fourth in five games, they held Minnesota Vikings NFL Jersey a players-only meeting to air their opinions on what has gone wrong.On Sunday, they were met with unconditional love by 20,000 screaming children at their annual open practice."We look at the standings and we have visual proof that there's something wrong," Souray added. "But we cleared the air the other day and (Sunday), a lot of people came out and showed us they still like us."Even if we don't win, if we play really, really well Christian Ponder Jersey , we'll take that as a good start."
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