If you were in Jacques Martin's position, what would you do?
Who would you start for a non-conference, first-of-two-in-a-row, non-rivalry game?
Who would you start for the intra-divisional, Saturday night, rivalry game?
Would you perhaps throw out the backup goalie for that throwaway Friday night game? Would you perhaps put your franchise goalie in for Hockey Night in Canada, against a Leafs team that always steps up their game against the Habs?
In the end, you have to ask, "Which game is more important?"
It's just a question, and hindsight is 20-20, but I asked these questions before 7 pm on Friday night, and came to a much different conclusion than Jacques Martin apparently did.