Francis Takes One For The Team And Kovalev Wins It With A Kovalev Move

It appears that Montreal fire hydrant and rock steady 5’8″ defenseman Francis Bouillon, who took a puck in the lower part of his face, is okay. Maybe some chicklets lost, or maybe a near-miss to the throat, but regardless of some pain, or marshmallows and ice cream for dinner, he’ll be fine. Thank God.


That was scary.


And his team won 3-2 with a shootout goal by Alex Kovalev. And like every win, even though ugly, it gets my hopes up that they’ll build and build and turn this lucky win into a bunch of wins.


I hope this ever time.  


  Francis Bouillon could play on my team any time. Even at 196 pounds, he’s a tough little guy who’ll crash, bang, fight bigger men, make good heads-up plays, and most importantly, he’s a small man who who plays like a big man.

When he skated off the ice quickly, holding his mouth or throat area, and a couple of trainers ran to help, it scared me. It reminded me of the Trent McCleary incident, where the player almost died.

When Bouillon skated off, it didn’t matter one bit whether the team won or lost. It was all about Francis, and when I read afterwards that he was okay, then I was okay too.


Big win. They don’t make it easy on themselves, but a big win.


Next Up:


Tuesday in Raleigh to tackle the Hurricanes. Build on tonight’s win.


That’s one small win for Hab mankind, one giant leap to get something going.



4 thoughts on “Francis Takes One For The Team And Kovalev Wins It With A Kovalev Move”

  1. Man do these guys have me biting my nails.

    I’m glad we finally got a win, and good to hear Frankie’s ok, he scared me!

    They still have a lot of work ahead of them, because we are still not playing like we should be.

    But boy am I excited about tomorrow! I’m going to be sitting at the RBC Center, watching my boys play it out against Carolina and I want them to win 10-0 or something crazy like that sooooo bad.

    I hope they do, because my wallet is empty after buying the darned (almost) most expensive seats in the house.

    I can’t wait:)GO HABS GO!

  2. The Habs have had a lot of ebbs and flows for years. Remember two seasons ago, when we were the hottest team in the league before the flu hit us and we tanked. Last season, we won two of our first six games, then had two wins in a nine-game stretch to end November and start December. They went through a stretch in February where they lost four of five games.

    And yet, they still came first in the conference. The team is going through a tough time, and will snap out of it soon. They’ll go through this another couple of times this year, as will any team not named Detroit.

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