The Rangers’ seven-game win streak, with hopes for an eighth, came to an abrupt end Saturday night as the Canadiens stopped the visitors dead in their tracks and skated away with a solid and convincing 4-0 win at the old (est.1996) Bell Centre.
That’s Carey Price’s second 4-0 shutout in his last two games (Peter Budaj lost 4-3 in between), and the mustachioed one played well, as did Eric Cole and Brian Gionta and in fact, the team as a whole. Cole and Tomas Plekanec both had power play goals, and Gionta found the back of the net twice.
Two power-play goals on the night. It’s like the sun has come up.
I guess now I’ll take a deep breath and get right to what I need to mention…….Scott Gomez played fairly well and had two assists. For the first time since early in preseason, Gomez skated and made plays and set up his teammates and almost got his nose dirty sometimes. He was involved and effective, and he helped his team. That’s the bottom line…he helped his team. When he does that, I’m not mad at him. When he doesn’t, as has been the case up until now, I want to take up a collection and buy him a one-way ticket to Kazakhstan.
Of course, it’s only one game that he’s helped his team so I’m not getting too carried away.
Shots on goal Habs 31, Blueshirts 17
Monday, it’s the Bruins in town, and if the Habs can play then like they did tonight, we should be absolutely fine against these thugs. It’s just a matter of keeping the power play going, keeping Scott Gomez going, and not getting any necks broken.
And to put to rest all the rumours and speculation flying around, I will not be spending 1.5 billion dollars to buy the Toronto Maple Leafs and other Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment assets. It wouldn’t be right to be the owner of the Leafs and hope the Habs kick their ass. Plus, I’ve only got $123 so I’m a bit short.