Snow problem for Canadiens

December 21, 2009

The Canadiens were forced to spend an extra night on Long Island because of a storm that dumped more than 2 feet of snow in the area.

After a 3-0 victory Saturday night over the Islanders, the team waited an hour on its charter plane before the flight from Farmingdale, N.Y., was postponed until 4 p.m. Sunday.

Canadiens spokesman Dominick Saillant said the team arrived in Atlanta early Sunday night for its game Monday night against the Thrashers.

•Blues coach Andy Murray's job is safe for the time being, according to team President John Davidson. With the Blues lagging at the bottom of the Western Conference, the question of Murray's job security is in play.

"When you get into a funk like we are, we're all in trouble," Davidson said. "I don't think it's fair to say one person is on the firing line. It's professional sports, and we're all accountable."

• Five months after his retirement announcement, former Avalanche star Joe Sakic is keeping busy as the head coach of his 9-year-old son Chase's Squirt team in Highlands Ranch, Colo., and co-coach of his 13-year-old son Mitchell's Bantam team.

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