I didn’t expect that. Who did?
I was getting ready to talk about lack of heart, about how Jacques Martin should be fired, about how Scott Gomez looked like a little girl on Patrice Bergeron’s second goal, and then……..
Canadiens pull off a stirring comeback and win in overtime 3-2.
And by stirrring, I mean stirring. Down 2-0 with just over two minutes to go in the game. Boston was almost in command, Bruins fans were probably raising their glasses in toasts, and I was ready to blast those crazy Habs on these pages.
But they won the thing! Scott Gomez scored first to make it 2-1 with a fluke goal at 17:38 of the third. Then, with Carey Price pulled, Brian Gionta tied it at the 19:12 mark.
And in overtime Max Pacioretty fired it home and Montreal shocks you, me, the Bruins, Bruins fans, Bob Cole, Mike Milbury, the Pope, and themselves, and are now tied with Boston for first place in the Northeast division.
The night went from bad to good, just like that. At the snap of a finger. Magical, like me doing the Rubik’s Cube!
Thank you Habs. You just made my graveyard shift coming up shortly a whole lot better. Now I won’t pose any threat to innocent ferry travelers.
Shots on goal – 42-29 Montreal but that’s quite deceiving. The Canadiens weren’t really dangerous for most of the night and the lack of goal production is really bugging me. The team has scored 105 goals in 42 games. In comparison, Pittsburgh has notched 136 goals, and Philadelphia and Atlanta both have 137. To name a few.
PK Subban played almost 26 minutes. Getting serious minutes like this because of injuries (Markov, Gorges) can only be good for the young fellow’s confidence, which had suffered a setback lately as we all know.
Mike Cammalleri left with some sort of problem. Sure, why not?
Next up – Tuesday in Manhattan to take on the New York Averys.