For the second straight night, the Canadiens fall 5-2 to the powerhouse Columbus Blue Jackets.
Send this team to fight ISIS or something. They’re useless here.
Maybe there’s some fine Syrian refugee hockey players who could fill the gap.
This ends the January part of the schedule, by the way. A month when they won three times in 11 games. Good stuff. It’s almost like December, when they won three times in 14 games.
And if things work out in magical fashion, February could give us three wins in 13 games!
How neat would that be! Three wins in each month. Here’s hoping!
They went 1/6 on the power play, and for the most part, it was a mighty fine mess with guys sort of improvising in halfhearted fashion because there doesn’t seem to be any set plays.
It was fun to see them sometimes run into each other, and in general do not much of anything.
This is the power play they promised us would be good this year, one they’ve been practicing since training camp, and one that looks like five drunks screwing around on rented ice.
Once again a turnover by Andrei Markov cost a goal. Andrei likes to do this every game now if possible, it’s become his signature thing, and I for one look forward to it.
To add to the merriment, Max Pacioretty left the ice after a puck hit him in the face after deflecting off his shoulder. And it was announced that Daniel Carr, one of the few guys who’s contributed lately, is gone for three months with a knee injury.
It’s amazing stuff. Sort of funny, really.
Now they get to sit and reflect until after the All-Star break, when they kick things into motion on February 2 in Philly.
I just hope the wives are okay.
Wives, if you need to talk, just call me collect at 604-555-1515. We can chat into the wee hours, when your husbands are tossing and turning about the possibility of being sent to Iraq..
Devante Smith-Pelly narrowed the gap to 2-1 in the second period, converting a nice feed from Torrey Mitchell, and Alex Galchenyuk on the power play narrowed things to 3-2. Then it collapsed.
Again, wives – 604-555-1515.