Canadiens in Los Angeles for a 10:30 ET game against the Kings, a team that features the likes of Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Justin Williams, Drew Doughty, and goalkeeper Jonathan Quick.
I just hope the boys didn’t party too much last night as teams in the past would do when they hit Southern California.
Maybe they showed up at a post-Oscars party and broke curfew.
Nope. I trust them.
The last time these two teams played, the Kings walloped the Habs 6-0 and it was the beginning of a very dismal stretch for the blue, blanc et rouge that saw them lose six of ten games.
But that was then and this is now. A big game tonight and two points needed thank you very much.
And to fill in space, I noticed this in a 1935 Winnipeg paper. It’s funny, even though the Canadiens got plastered by the Leafs that night.
“CHARLIE OUTSCORED! MONTREAL, March 1935. The usual group of youngsters were standing around the dressing – room door of the Toronto Maple Leafs last night after they had plastered Canadiens with a 10 – 3 defeat. When Charlie Conacher emerged, one of the kids asked him for a stick. The Leafs’ right – winger replied ha didn’t have one. “What,” declared the youngster, “you can’t let me have a stick after scoring four goals!” “They’re all locked up,” countered Conacher. “You should be too,” came back the kid and Canadiens agreed.”