In the beginning it looked so fine. The Canadiens were outshooting Ottawa and outscoring them 2-0. Jaroslav Halak was once again solid in goal. The Habs new line of Scott Gomez, Benoit Pouliot, and the welcomed sight of returning warrior Brian Gionta, showed some nice, natural chemistry and the three caused havoc in the Senators end.
But like complete party poopers, Ottawa scored to narrow the Habs lead to 2-1 and in the second the home team scored again. And then, like a bunch of drunken slobs raiding a church picnic, the bad guys scored two more in the third, won the game, ended Jaroslav Halak’s fairy tale run, and also gave a flat tire to the Habs four-game winning streak.
Even Alex Kovalev decided to tighten his skate laces and play hard for Ottawa. And in the third, Ottawa looked like a great defensive squad. Such a mean-spirited bunch in the Nation’s Capital.
I’m just thankful they didn’t decide to torch the Canadiens equipment van.
It’s all very sad.
Although Halak played well, is it safe to assume we’ll see Carey Price finally back between the pipes?
Montreal, although losing, did experience a momentous occasion – they outshot the other team. Habs had 31, Sens, 28.
Benoit Pouliot played well and scored his first goal for the Habs. We’re expecting hundreds more over a long career in Montreal, Benoit.
Wednesday in Tampa Bay, which is sort of not far from Orlando, which is near Tiger Woods’ house. I’m sure there’s a joke in there some place but I’m tired and can’t think of one.