November 24, 2010 1:45 pm

A pretty popular guy

As of this morning, Jonathan Bernier’s guest-pass list had reached 70 people. It’s been well-documented that Bernier will play his first-ever professional game in his hometown tonight — he grew up in nearby Laval — and Bernier will get a chance to improve upon his 2-4 record. Bernier has been far from fantastic so far this season, but he probably deserves better results than he has received. Terry Murray was asked about Bernier’s start tonight, and his play…

MURRAY: “He’s real excited about it. He’s been playing pretty good, and I’m hoping that he can give us an `A’ game tonight. … We’ve got to do a better job in front of him, when it comes down to it, and be able to finish off games when we have a one-goal lead going into the third period. We’ve had breakdowns in front of our goaltenders recently that put a lot of pressure on them to make a great save. We just want them to make good saves. We want to play solid in front of him, and he will give us the performance that we need if we do the right things in front.”

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