Habs Dunk Dallas

Great way to close out the October part of the schedule as the Canadiens edge the visiting Dallas Stars 2-1 on goals by Michael Bournival in the first and Rene Bourque in the second and find themselves with a tidy eight wins and five losses, good enough to be way up near the penthouse.

Imagine that. Way up near the top. It’s just so much better than hovering around the eighth and ninth spots.

Pretty proud of the boys right now. They’re finding ways to get it done with key guys on the sidelines. And Carey Price and Peter Budaj are combining to stop ’em when called upon. Although Price was a tad asleep on Dallas’ lone goal, a shot from far out that might have been screened or might have simply caught Price by surprise.

Whatever it was, our goalie was slow to react.

But it’s nitpicking. Our backstoppers are keeping pucks out of the net in a big way  – one tonight, none on Monday, two from the Sharks, one from Anaheim. Really impressive.

Now the Canadiens take a little trip, first to Minnesota for a Friday night tilt with the Wild, and then to Denver to meet Patrick Roy and his Avalanche on Saturday, which should be fun. The Avs are red hot and need to have cold water poured over their collective heads.

Shots on goal – Dallas 27, Montreal 24.

Great night, lively action, the boys were skating well, and it’s a big two points.

All’s well on the Eastern Conference front.




12 thoughts on “Habs Dunk Dallas”

  1. No style points on this one, but as Danno noted, it’s the two points that matters. Unfortunately, the Maple Loafs won as well……..

  2. Those Loafs need to calm down and get back to where they belong. Seeing them in first place is like seeing Justin Bieber in the Rolling Stones.

  3. Wow Dennis …Justin Bieber…That’s hitting below the belt…..

    4 points for “Phil the Thrill Kessel” last night jumps him to second in scoring 2 points behind Crosby…Nice…

    Go Leafs Go

  4. One other thing: As hard as I am on DD, the line he was on yesterday with Rene Bourque (another of my “favourites”) and Louis Leblanc was excellent for large stretches of last night’s game……….

  5. Ian, DD played fairly well but I’m getting tired of seeing that he has just one assist. Bourque is one of these guys who has lots of tools, including good size and a great wrist shot, but he can’t seem to be consistent. It’s too bad. Solid power forwards don’t come along often. But yes, the line was good and hopefully it’s the beginning of better things for them (and us).

  6. Christopher the 60s were very strange. Good and bad. I could talk about that era for hours, and much of it would be negative. The best part about the 60s? The music.

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