Canadiens Squeeze A Little Tighter
April 16, 2011 in Boston Bruins, Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens, NHL playoffs Tags: Andrei Kostitsyn, Carey Price, Dave Clark Five, Mathieu Darche, Max Pacioretty, Mike Cammalleri, Yannick Weber, Zdeno Chara
No Zdeno Chara in game two? That’s okay, we haven’t had Max Pacioretty for 18 games.
Habs win 3-1 in this second game on the road, and how deadly is that? The Bruins can’t be feeling great, and I’m guessing their fans just want to get drunk and listen to the blues. And when most of Boston is down and depressed, it just gives me a warm glow all over!
It began 43 seconds in when Mike Cammalleri opened the scoring, and we know how important that first goal can be. Still in the first period, Mathieu Darche converted from Cammy on the power play and once again I apologize to my cat for scaring the daylights out of her when I cheered.
Up two goals in the opening frame after Boston had promised to come out in full force. Then in the second with the score narrowed to one, Yannick Weber, replacing Andrei Kostitsyn who is out nursing his sore foot, notched the Habs third goal and from then on Carey Price and the gang shut ‘em down.
Like the Dave Clark Five used to warble, we’re feeling glad all over.
Montreal is doing again what they did last year, taking advantage of a few scoring chances and keeping the enemy at bay the rest of the time. And Price, like Jaroslav Halak a year ago, is there when needed.
All this goes against what many thought, including Gerry the turtle. But we wanted at least a split and instead we got both games. I’ve got to find my Habs car flag.
The team just has to continue doing what they’re doing. This thing isn’t over yet but if the scorers score, Price is Price, and everyone comes together and frustrates the Bruins, stays disciplined and doesn’t relax, the series will be won. I love it when a plan comes together.
Relaxing is what can be done in July and August.
Don’t let Boston back in it at all. How great would a 3-0 stranglehold be when all is said and done on Monday?