Not Quite For Canadiens

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.

Random Notes:

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.

3 thoughts on “Not Quite For Canadiens”

  1. Welcome back Spacek. For his first game back it made sense to play with 7 defensemen tonight. I was a bit surprised to see that Moen was the forward sitting it out, but I don’t know who I would have sat instead. Maybe Pyatt, instead he hit the magic 100 game plateau.

  2. Hey Dennis,Ya that wasn’t Aulds fault at all,I thought he played a hell of a good game,just a lucky shot that made it through.I,m hoping for a shutout win tommorow nite as well,it would be nice to see for sure.I hope you and your wife have a great trip back to Powell River,Lynda was just there yesterday on her way to Savary.

  3. Good game. Auld played well. He looks better than early on this year. Gomez looked good. Maybe he was saving himself for the playoffs. If we do well in the playoffs and gomez is key, then maybe the $8M is not gonna hurt so much. I liked his intensiity somewhat. PK was awesome. Spacek adds so much D. Will be better for price to have a D man with Spacek’s skill and head. He will be a vote of confidence to all our D corps. Interesting to see Weber on offense. He looked lost but he was a good physical presence. He actually stood in front of the net. Even he knows thats where most goals happen. Silly penalties are gonna hurt if AK46 doesn’t screw his head on tighter. Gionta did not disappoint this year. Hope he gets to 30 goals tomorrow. Just glad we’re in and no pressure. Too bad we start in Boston. I f****n hate the boston fans here. They are pretty moronic so it just isn’t the city of boston, it’s the crest.

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