It was a nice, solid 3-1 win in Boston for the Habs, a satisfying feeling seeing the team get it done in areas they’ve fallen short in lately, and once again, Carey Price comes through in a big way
It was much more than just Price on this night. It was also, and for those unaware I hope you’re sitting down – two big power plays goals, one by PK Subban and another by Brian Gionta at a time when power play goals are rarer than dodo birds. And while you’re grabbing for the smelling salts at the thought of that, think about the idea of Scott Gomez also scoring.
It’s almost too much to fathom.
It was a team effort. Mike Cammalleri had two assists, Plekanec, Kostitsyn, Markov, and Hamrlik had one apiece, and the PhD line deserves an upcoming Christmas bonus for giving an honest day’s work. Once again, Pouliot, Darche and Halpern managed to get both their chances and their noses dirty throughout the night.
If I smoked and had a cigar, it would be a good time right now to sit back and blow smoke rings with a silly little grin on my face.
Back to Carey Price. He’s been outstanding for the Habs this year, has calmed down the naysayers, made believers of non-believers, stifled the boos. And yet, my friend Beatnik got an email from someone he knows who says she’s a Habs fan, yet here’s what she wrote. ”
“He SUCKS! What’s even worse is he is a poor sport and a bad loser and he seems to have a chip on his shoulder. Never smiles. Looks really sad for a young lad like himself! Not HAB material I’m afraid.”
So there you go.
I’d like to reply to this person. Lady, you’re not a Habs fan even if you say you are. I don’t know who you’ve been watching but it certainly hasn’t been Carey Price. He’s been the team’s best player this year and you’re just not paying attention. I’m trying to be polite here. And I feel sorry for your husband.
Shots on goal – 41-35 Habs
Tuukka Rask should say a little prayer of thanks to Jacques Plante for goalies masks being worn because the guy took three shots off the face from Habs shooters. Without a mask on, Rask might need one to go out in public after tonight.
Next up – Saturday when Carolina visits the Bell Centre.