Remember that intensity the Canadiens brought to game two?
The Senators borrowed it for game three.
6-1 Ottawa. &%$%#
The Habs lost the game and the ridiculous fights, and Carey Price waved at Ottawa’s third goal which woke up his critics throughout the land, and even though I hate to come up with excuses, the referee did a fine job of keeping the Habs from climbing back in when it seemed there was a grand possibility.
Sergei Gonchar was called for tripping when the score was still 3-1 and the Canadiens were making some serious noise, but for some reason, the zebra gave Bourque a tripping call also, even though Bourque didn’t do a thing. Replays don’t lie. It wasn’t even borderline.
No power play and no chance to make it 3-2. The best hockey in the world, with so many flaws involved. There must be a lot of booze involved when these officials attend officiating seminars in the off-season.
But no excuses, right?
It’s two games to one for Ottawa, with game four on Tuesday.
Much was made of the Subban-Pacioretty heated exchange at the bench. I don’t mind this in the heat of the moment stuff. At least it was some intensity shown. And anyone who’s seen Subban in pregame warmups knows this guy is wound tighter than Adele’s girdle at a Sunday picnic.
I’d rather have hard-core intensity than the kind of thing we saw from Scott Gomez. But Glenn Healy was right – there’s a lot of cameras at the rink, and the scene was there for all to see.
The game ended with bad blood all round. Can’t wait for Tuesday.