And if Joannie could carry on after losing her mom and go out on the ice and capture a medal along with our hearts, then surely the Canadiens can beat the New York Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes, and Toronto Maple Leafs, all three of whom are out of the playoff picture. And both Carolina and Toronto made the Habs look bad only just recently.
Time to get it done, boys.
What a beautiful thought to see the team crash into the playoffs riding a five-game winning streak and firing on all cylinders.
These three teams will be hoping to play the spoiler and take out the Habs. It won’t happen if the Canadiens can bring it within themselves to dig down deep, and do what Joannie Rochette did – get it done when the going gets tough.
And even if Montreal has a playoff spot wrapped up before they meet Toronto, they still need to destroy the boys in blue. Keep the momentum going, and pay back in a big way after the Leafs had won a heart-breaking shootout ten days ago that drove several of us to drink.