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Canadiens’ Head Coach Ducharme back behind bench for Game 3

Montreal Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme will be back behind the bench for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Friday night.

Ducharme had been in isolation for 14 days after testing positive for COVID-19. The bench boss’ positive result came after Game 2 of the club’s third-round series versus the Vegas Golden Knights.

“I don’t think the last two weeks changes what it means to me,” Ducharme said, according to NHL.com’s Nick Cotsonika. “That’s everyone’s dream, to be playing or being involved in a Stanley Cup Final. I’m just so happy to be back.”

Assistant Luke Richardson took over head coaching duties in Ducharme’s absence and guided Montreal to its first Stanley Cup Final appearance since 1993, defeating Vegas in six games.

Ducharme replaced Claude Julien as the Canadiens’ head coach midseason.

The Habs trail the Tampa Bay Lighting 2-0 as the series shifts to Montreal.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
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