Before the Montreal – New Jersey game in lovely Newark, friend and regular reader Beatnik was kind enough to email me the dismal facts that showed Montreal might as well stay back at the hotel and not bother, because they were gonna lose. Plain and simple.
So, if I was a gamblin’ man, I’d say that Beatnik was predicting a New Jersey victory. Montreal’s playing against the unbeatable Martin Brodeur and the team they can’t solve. Of course the Devils would win this. How could they lose?
It was inevitable. Like death and taxes.
This was the email that Beatnik dug up.
‘The Devils have a 9 game winning streak against the Canadiens, and Montreal hasn’t won a game in New Jersey since Feb. 5, 2002, when José Theodore shut out the Devils 1-0.
In fact, history suggests it will take a shutout for the Canadiens to win.
Theodore’s victory was Montreal’s first win in New Jersey since Patrick Roy
was a 2-0 winner on Oct. 26, 1993. Since that win, the Canadiens are 1-21-4
Then Beatnik included words from that horrid song fans sing at the Bell Centre.
Olay Olay Olay Olay.
That’s all fine and dandy, but like Toe Blake once said. “Predictions are for gypsys.”
Montreal scored three times in the third period and won the game 4-3 on a goal by Christopher Higgins.
There’s just nothing more I can add to this.
Coming up – How I feel about the All-Star game.