Years ago, at one of my son’s squirt or peewee games, the referee didn’t show up, so because I had my skates in the car, I volunteered. I was terrible. The kids yelled at me, the coaches gave me grief, and parents in the stands had their say. I really sucked.
So I guess I’m qualified to be an NHL referee.
And needless to say, the two zebras who worked the Habs-Sens game will be on the couch in the suburbs come playoff time.
The Canadiens, after spotting the Ottawa Senators an early 1-0 lead, rebound with goals from David Desharnais and Erik Cole, and edge the Nation Capitalists 2-1 at the Bell, thus making up for their dismal 5-1 loss in Ottawa three games ago. The Habs held the fort like……….I was going to say Davy Crockett at the Alamo but apparently Davy lasted about 20 minutes so forget that lousy example.
It’s six wins and just two losses for the new-look Canadiens as they roll along, and now it’s the Bruins on deck Wednesday. I know I say this before every game, but wouldn’t it be lovely if the boys can win this one too?
Shots on goal were 33 apiece, and Carey Price was once again a rock.
Max Pacioretty, in his first game back after surgery, assisted on DD’s goal, and Francis Bouillon and Pernell Karl helped on Cole’s winner.
Today’s big win puts the boys one point better than Sens, ties them at 12 with Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh, and sees them just one point behind the Bruins in first place. So Wednesday’s game is indeed a big one. And aside from all this beauty, I’m on a string of days off. Life is good.
Here’s what they did to Max.