I did my part, so don’t blame me. I put on my Rocket t-shirt. I brought out the three Habs rocks. And I of course went to look for some cold tablets in the kitchen.
But even I can’t help the Canadiens if they don’t help themselves. A 3-0 loss to the Boston Bruins, with a little help from Ryan White and Josh Gorges’ sticks.
There’s a couple of rules you learn in minor hockey. Don’t swear at your coach, don’t pass across the ice in your own end, and don’t stick your stick out when a shot is coming in on your goalie.
Full marks to the Bruins, though. They played a strong checking game today. And the goalie, Tuukka Rask, was so good it makes you wonder how this team had just endured a ten-game losing streak.
The Canadiens only showed flashes of danger. Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta both had chances to bury it but Rask was in a zone and handled things. The Bulldog line were kerfuffled by the Bruins’ blanket, and the only thing this line could produce on this afternoon was a nice deflection by Ryan White into his own net.
What a difference 24 hours make. The Habs were full of piss and vinegar against Pittsburgh, and listless today. It wasn’t their worst performance of the year, not by a long shot. They just couldn’t handle the Bruins.
You can’t blame me, I did all I could. I think we should blame their wives.
Capitals and Ovechkin in Montreal on Wednesday.