At least it was a point.
The Canadiens almost stole one in Ottawa Thursday night, tying the game at two when Mike Cammalleri wristed one home with just 11 seconds left in the third period, but alas, Ottawa’s Filip Kuba beat Alex Auld from the blueline in overtime to win it for the Ottawans, and the Habs must settle for one point instead of two.
Oh well. The Canadiens remain in sixth and still, until further notice, will play Boston in the opening round. It’s not written in stone, mind you, but it seems Montreal has been about to meet the Bruins in the first series for about a month now.
The problem tonight wasn’t Alex Auld in goal, or Scott Gomez up front who played a fairly decent game in my book. It was the overall lack of intensity throughout when it came to putting pressure on the guy in net with the condom crest on his jersey.
Maybe they’re saving their blood, sweat and tears for the post-season.
Shots on goal – 32-29 Ottawa.
Brian Gionta was the other goal scorer for the Habs.
Next up – Montreal travels to Toronto to close out the regular saeson on Saturday. A nice 5-0 score there for the Canadiens would be nice, and wouldn’t it be something if Gomez managed one? A few others named Pouliot and Kostitsyn and Wiz and Pleks might want to show off some scoring prowess too if they don’t mind.
Friday morning, Luci and I begin our trek back to Powell River after a fantastic, and I mean fantastic, two weeks in Ottawa and Orillia, which I’ll talk about another time. A bit of a sad time it is. So many great friends and family who I’ll miss in a big way.