MONTREAL - In the exhibition opener Sept. 22, Shawn Thornton laid a beating on Steve Begin.
It was retaliation for two things: Begin's back-cracking of Marc Savard last March, and an earlier fight in the preseason match in which Jeremy Reich took a pounding from Montreal forward Ryan Flinn.
Last night, it was time for the Canadiens to answer.
For the first time this season, Montreal coach Guy Carbonneau tabbed Georges Laraque for game action. Laraque, considered o...