I’d like to thank Rene Roy in Halifax for searching stores there and finding these two Peps which he sent me right away, and which came on Tuesday whereas I ate one just minutes later.
Can’t find them anywhere in Montreal. Couldn’t find them anywhere in Kingston either. But Rene found two in Halifax.
Canadiens in Calgary after getting whupped 3-0 Monday by the boys 3 hours north up Highway 2. I used to drive parts of that number 2 when I drove semis out of Calgary. It’s a dangerous stretch. Too flat. Too much wind. Too many cows to distract you.
Oh, you’re saying, he used to drive semis? Yes I did, for 20 years. 14 in Ontario, 6 in Alberta, from the mid-1970s to mid-’90s. Was never all that crazy about it, and I was never able to figure out how to be a trucker who worked out of the house.
Again it’s a late puck drop. 9:00 eastern. I surrender.
Three Habs penalties. Two Habs power plays.
0-0 after 1. Is that interesting?
1-0 Flames when a nice shot by Mark Giordano, who looks like he needs to shave about three times a day, beat Price after mass confusion led to big trouble.
The team is way out of sync. Nothing’s going right. They’re playing like they had a liquid lunch at Dusty’s Saloon, a place where I once chatted with Louis Sutter, dad of the Sutter boys, when we stood side by side at the urinals.
That happened to me one other time when Vancouver billionaire tycoon Jim Pattison and I peed side by side at urinals in a wholesale food warehouse.
1-1! Tom Gilbert out of the blue, with nice work from Rene Bourque, a man not usually known for his digging in the trenches. Habs fans at the Saddledome sing ole ole soon after.
I’m a non-ole type of guy. I wish someone would blow the song up.
Flames are outshooting Montreal 25-11. And the Canadiens power play continues to be pathetic. They should hang their heads.
Three Canadiens in the box late in the period, but the boys now need to buy Price a steak dinner. He’s saved their bacon a bunch of times. Too many penalties in this game, and the Edmonton affair, including an Emelin trip to the sinbin with just 2:13 left.
The Flames had seven power plays but failed miserably. Thanks to Price and Price only.
Back and forth they went, 4 on 4, and it was mostly Price once again. No goals, and in the shootout, P.A. Parenteau got it done and the team heads over the Rockies to Vancouver with two points in their pocket.
The Flames outshot Canadiens 38-19.
Game time Thursday in Vancouver – 10 freakin o’clock.