The Canadiens may have sucked in Calgary Wednesday night, but apparently, Thursday in Edmonton they didn’t.
A nice and tidy 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers. With a goal and an assist from both Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk, which catapults our young phenom Galchenyuk into the lead in team points with seven, which also ties him with Tomas Hertl and Alex Ovechkin for tops in the league.
P.K. added a couple of assists and continues to grab points. If he can just tighten a few other areas up, he’ll be a Norris candidate once again. C’mon PK, tighten up.
I didn’t see the game, only the boxscore, but it was a nice way to wake up and drink coffee with. And instead of doom and gloom in the air, Galchenyuk and Gallagher will be on everyone’s lips.
I can’t wait for Galchenyuk to become the next true Habs superstar. Clear the track, here comes Galchenyuk.
Edmonton outshot the Canadiens 28-27 but Peter Budaj stopped ‘em when he had to.
Brandon Prust, and Max with an empty-netter, also tallied for Montreal.
Habs move up a couple of notches in conference standings to 9th, tied with a host of others. But of course it’s a log jam which will sort itself out as time marches on.
Next stop – Vancouver on Saturday night. How great it would be to see the boys get it done there too. And as in Calgary and Edmonton, Rogers Arena in Vancouver will be packed with Habs fans yelling and celebrating. It makes my heart soar like an Eastern Canary Islands Chiffchaff.
Addendum – It seems P.K. garnered three assists, not two.