Habs Undefeated So Far In Season!


It feels strange after all these months to be writing about an actual game again. And it feels even stranger writing about a game I didn’t see or hear. But Mike Boone at Habs Inside/Out had the live blog going, so I have some sort of idea how the thing played out.

And it played out just fine, sort of, with the good guys stomping (squeaking by, almost blowing it to) the Florida Panthers 3-2. The Canadiens outshot Florida 17-7 in the first period, moved the puck around well, especially on the power play, and Scott Gomez fired home the team’s first goal of the season. The boys thumped and bumped and the Black Aces ate hot dogs in the press box and the crowd was happy.

Matt D’Agostini and Mike Cammalleri found the twine in the second, and Boone mentions that both Carey Price, who started, and Curtis Sanford who replaced him, were almost flawless. Andrei Markov, Gregory Stewart and a host of others also sparkled. I think the Stanley Cup parade next spring should go down St. Catherines past the old Forum.

I suppose old habits die hard, because the Canadiens slept through most of the third and let the Panthers back in it. Instead of burying them, the Habs almost buried themselves, and that’s disappointing. For now anyways, forget what I said about the parade route. We’ll talk about that at another time.

Random Notes:

After outshooting Florida 17-7 in the first, the final shots tally was only 31-30 in favour of the Habs. I hate when this happens.

Canadiens host the Senators tomorrow night, then travel to Ottawa Saturday and Boston Sunday.

Lots of mistakes were apparently made tonight, but that’s okay, it’s only the first pre-season game. It’ll all be ironed out by Oct. 1st.

8 thoughts on “Habs Undefeated So Far In Season!”

  1. Its good that there undefeated, even though its preseason, but im just pissed that i wasnt able to watch it. At least tomorrow nights is televised.

  2. I wouldn’t look too much into the 3rd. According to the radio, the vets took more of a seat to let the kids have more ice time. I see it as the fact they managed to hang on to the lead shows the rookies have some character and bite ;D And Booth’s goal on Sanford was rather wicked.

    Anyway, this RIS channel is usually an endless stream of sports news. But BBCCanada is damn useless so I ditched it and turned on RIS. We’ll see how this goes during preseason!

  3. Okay, that’s better. Thanks. Letting the rookies take over in the third is solid coaching, I think. It shows they’re looking at what they’re made of. Thanks C.

  4. Dennis,

    For the preseason games that aren’t televised, you can go to the CJAD website and hear the broadcast on your computer. That’s what I do when I’m on vacation, especially during playoffs.

  5. Dennis, it works anywhere in the world. As long as you have access to a computer you can listen to any radio station that has a website and live streams their broadcasts. It’s the beauty of the internet. Just type in CJAD and go for it!

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