A couple of things happened to the Montreal Canadiens on this Tuesday night when the Atlanta Thrashers, minus Ilya Kovalchuk, came to town.
Atlanta’s goalie, Ondrej Pavelec, unfortunately, was healthy and played the game.
Marc-Andre Bergeron, unfortunately, was also healthy and played the game.
Habs lost 5-4 after driving us crazy all night by falling behind, catching up, and then falling behind again. Carey Price had the huge misfortune of being in nets the night Montreal’s defence decided to become the Keystone Kops – batting pucks in the stands for penalties, staggering around like drunken soldiers, forgetting where to be on the ice in front of Price, and fiddling with the puck in their own end like they’ve never seen one before and can’t exactly decide what to do with it.
When clinics show highlight video of NHL hockey to young players, they won’t be showing this one. If this was baseball, you could say it was an error-filled game.
But enough of that. With all the strife and wars and misery in the world, who cares that the Montreal Canadiens are striking fear in no one and that THEY STUNK THE ^%&^$# JOINT OUT TONIGHT.
It’s a good thing Kovalchuk wasn’t playing. It might not have been so close.
Brian Gionta had two goals
Habs in Boston on Thursday. I’m assuming Jaroslav Halak will be playing but who knows?
Carey Price played fairly well for the most part, but he seems to lose his composure after he’s let in a few. But he was great early in the game and the crowd was chanting his name. Then the whole thing went crazy.