It was almost a heroic road game. Down 2-1 in Minnesota after two periods. Down 3-1 in the third. Then they tied it up.
And then they lost 4-3.
Damn. A point or two down the drain because Jason Pominville was left wide open near Carey Price with five and half minutes left. Which was enough to send 20 Habs dads, who were there on their annual road trip, to find the nearest watering hole to drown their sorrows.
Drown their sorrows? I don’t think so. Their kid plays for the Montreal Canadiens. They’re happy. It’s the rest of us who think the game sucked.
The Egg Line was pesky for much of the evening, and although Eller, Galchenyuk and Gallagher once said that they’re not crazy about the name “EGG”, what else can it be? Kids?
Maybe they’re not crazy about that either. Anyway, it’s not their call. We decide on the name, not them.
Carey Price wasn’t sensational but not terrible either. At least better than the Steve Mason/Ray Emery duo who combined to allow seven goals in the Washington Capitals’ 7-0 slaughter of the Flyers Friday night.
Brendan Gallagher tied the game at one against those Wild, in the third P.K. blasted one home on the power play to close the gap to 3-2, and not long after, Brian Gionta tied it up and the dads and Habs fans of the world were happy.
But soon after, it all went down the proverbial toilet.
Can’t win ‘em all. Wish they could but of course it’s asking too much. Just win on Saturday, several more in a row after that, and all’s forgiven.
Habs outshot the Wild 31-25.
Andrei Markov assisted on all three goals, P.K. had a goal and assist, and Alex Galchenyuk assisted on Gallagher’s opener.
George Parros returned from injury with his mustache shaved off. Maybe he should grow it back after being minus-3 in his almost five minutes of ice time.
David Desharnais remains frozen with just one assist so far this year.
Next up – Saturday evening in Denver to take on Patrick Roy’s red-hot Avs. How great it would be to see the bleu, blanc et rouge stick it to Patrick’s pupils.
Apparently Max will be suiting up, once again coming back from injury sooner than expected. Maybe he can help pull DD out of his ridiculous slump.