Bourque And Galchenyuk Get ‘Er Done

There sure were a lot of snowbirds who didn’t go to the game tonight, and I don’t know why. They lived in Canada during hockey season for most of their lives and rarely or never got to sit in a good seat at an NHL game. Now they live in the Miami area, most of middle lower bowl of the local arena sits empty, and they stay home and watch basketball or play bridge or something. It’s not right in so many ways.

No score going into overtime in Sunrise, with Jose Theodore at one end and Carey Price at the other, stoning shooters and kicking out pucks, and in the end, Alex Galchenyuk burst in, got the puck back on a second effort, somehow got it over to Rene Bourque with a little help from a Panther, and Bourque put an end to the festivities at 2:10 of the extra frame.

So many old-time Habs fans living in Miami missed that.

A fine play by both Galchenyuk and Bourque. It’s nice to see guys drive to the net. A nice shutout for Carey Price. And two more points for Montreal as they complete the two-games in sunny Florida in fine fashion. (Except for blowing a 3-goal lead in Tampa).

Random Notes:

Now it’s back home to prepare for the Flyers on Saturday. Three in a row would certainly make up for their recent three-game losing streak when many of us wanted to lynch them.

Shots on goal – Montreal 32, Florida 26.

All those empty seats were just ridiculous to see. The best seats in the house, row upon row empty. This franchise needs to be moved. It reminds me of the crowds when Montreal would play in Atlanta a few years back. Best of all, the attendance was given as 17021 and I think rink officials down there need to buy a new calculator.

PK Subban had some amazing moments tonight.

It feels like Jose Theodore’s been in the league pretty well forever, and when I look it up, I see that he has. Seventeen years. A nice long career. And he played really well tonight.

2 thoughts on “Bourque And Galchenyuk Get ‘Er Done”

  1. Theodore like Brodeur saved his best for when playing against the Canadiens.

    Maybe those Canadian snow birds got scared away from the news that non-American drivers need an international driver’s license to drive in Florida. The Florida legislature apparently forgot that the largest number of foreigners were Canadians.

    And in minor league goaltender news, the Canadiens have traded 27 year old Cédrick Desjardins to the Lightning for 23 year old Dustin Tokarski. I think this is a win for the Bulldogs, and potentially the Canadiens since he’s still young. Only down side, Desjardins experience might serve slightly better as an emergency call-up.

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