Those wild and crazy Habs. They come off a lackluster 3-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils and two nights later play a fine game in Ottawa, skating away with a 3-0 win.
How often do we get to talk about a shutout from Carey Price? Or a goal from Benoit Pouliot? Or two great markers from Andrei Kostitsyn. Or one-sided shots on goal for the Habs?
For Price, it was November of 2008 when he was so stingy with the opposition. It was March when Pouliot last scored.
But it was only two games ago that Andrei Kostitsyn bulged the twine, and maybe the -Belarusian-who’s-supposed-to-be-a-gunner will finally be one this year. How great would that be?
Of course, getting Lars Eller and Brian Gionta on track is next in line. Gionta, needed badly as an offensive threat, has managed just one goal and one assist so far. Eller doesn’t yet have a point, and ditto for Tom Pyatt.
But a win in solid fashion is a great thing to go along with a shutout and a couple of guys getting it done up front. We can be happy with this game but there’s no need to do cartwheels. The Senators looked lethargic and were quite lousy indeed, and if Montreal would’ve lost this, we might have had to cancel the parade route again.
Shots on goal were 34-19 for the good guys. Yes it’s true.
Monday night, the Phoenix Coyotes come howling into the Bell Centre. Coyotes are shy animals, aren’t they?
Good work by Tomas Plekanec on Kostitsyn’s first goal and Mike Cammalleri on Kostitsyn’s second.
Montreal maintains a winning record thus far with four wins, two losses, and an overtime loss. Not bad considering so many have started the season in mini-slumps.
Don Cherry was at it again about PK Subban. Don says PK doesn’t give enough respect to opposing players and so a slap shot that hit the young buck on the back of the leg was intentional. Last time it was the Mike Comrie stick thing. Ho hum. Find another topic, Don.