Slayed By Sens


They couldn’t hold a couple of leads, and the Canadiens are now 1 win and 4 losses in their last five after falling to the visiting Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Tuesday night.

I listened to the game on the radio. The Sportsnet channels were showing the Boston-St. Louis game, and RDS was covering the big Impact-TFC soccer game at the Big O.

I like radio games. And even though our little baby girl was shrieking good naturedly throughout, I could still follow the game and was also able to see video afterward of the great goal scored by Alexander Radulov when he undressed Mike Hoffman and beat Craig Anderson.

It’s amazing how patient I am with a noisy little two-year old rugrat carrying on in the background. Much more patient than when I was raising my natural kids all those years ago..

I guess it comes with age. And maybe the drugs and corn liquor.

And for those who don’t know me, how old do you think I am?
a) 101
b) 89
c) 66

Shea Weber opened the scoring in the second period with a patented blast on the power play, and after Ottawa replied to tie it, it was Radulov channeling his inner Guy Lafleur.

Ottawa would soon even it up again, and in the third, Alex Galchenyuk on the PP sent the boys in the lead one more time before Grimace Stone and that Karlsson fellow beat our man Price and that was that.

Four goals for the Senators on 16 shots. That doesn’t sound like Carey Price, does it?

It’s time to redeem themselves on Thursday when the Carolina Hurricanes visit Montreal. If you’ll recall, it was those bastard Canes just last Friday who scored three times in the third period to beat Al Montoya and the rest.

Random Notes:

Canadiens outshot the Sens 39-23 and were 2/8 on the PP.

Andrei Markov collected three assists.

Wouldn’t it be nice if others contributed the way Byron, Galchenyuk, Radulov, Weber, and Markov do?

Today, November 22nd, is quite a date. The NHL formed on Nov. 22, 1917, JFK was assassinated on this day in 1963, the Beatles White Album was released at this time in 1968, and on this same day, Nov. 22, 1968, me and my buddy sailed on an ocean liner to England where we spent much of the winter and at one point knocked on the door of the Beatles’  Apple offices on Savile Row and when a secretary answered, I asked if the boys were in. She said no.

We did a lot of great shit in England, including sleeping in a Salvation Army flophouse, standing in a phone booth all night in Coventry in the freezing cold, and seeing John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers (with Mick Taylor), at a small yet historic club called Klooks Kleek.

Mick Taylor would join the Rolling Stones several months later.

Hope you have a great sleep. You deserve it.



5 thoughts on “Slayed By Sens”

  1. Dennis..the game seemed within our grasp but sort of like it was last year the team just didn’t find a way to get the win. I tried to blame CP but really he didn’t have a bad night……well his stats will reflect that he did. I think the team will get back in the win column against Carolina but I still see them as a middle of the pack team and no real chance to compete for the big prise. I also see the Leafs making the playoffs for the first time in a what has it been 3 years running. They are the most improved team I think so far this year.

  2. I don’t think the sky is falling yet however five losses in six games (two against Carolina) would be cause for concern. Hope it is not a collapse like last year. As for Dennis and his age question, I think I will answer “B”. Keep writing the blog buddy .

  3. Homer it’s not a collapse like last year. At least I hope not. But it’s not good, seeing them suck like that. Maybe tonight the guys who are asleep will finally wake up. As for your age guess, I don’t think it’s B but I don’t remember. It might be A.

  4. They have to stop blowing leads, Cliff. They’re real good at sort of falling apart as the game goes on. I can’t even guess why that is. Maybe some sort of lack of a good motivator? The Leafs are looking different now, but it’s some sort of natural reaction from me to hope they go down the toilet, although I totally realize that a good team in Toronto is good for hockey.

  5. What’s Babcock do with the kids? plays them! What’s Thorncrap do with the kids…….press box or St Johns. Kinda a no brainer to me…..give him to the California Seals. Hate to beat a dead horse…….

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