Quite a dismal Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. Clobbered 6-0 by the visitors. Back to earth with a thud.
Dismal after the boys had come out in the first and went through several flurries where they peppered a guy named Jones and couldn’t score. Three power plays where even one goal might have changed the climate.
But Anze Kopitar scored with three seconds remaining in the first to make it 2-0, and it was the iceberg that sunk the good ship Habitant.
Goals three and four scored with Kings forward Kyle Clifford making himself at home in the blue paint and interfering with Carey Price.
A big and talented Los Angeles Kings squad sending fans out of the Bell Centre when the game was still in the second period.
Carey Price pulled after four goals on sixteen shots, although not completely his fault. Peter Budaj allowing two more.
Canadiens’ streak of allowing two goals or less in their last thirteen home games, stopped one short of the record of fourteen set back in 1968-69.
And they couldn’t muster even one goal on that guy named Jones.
All things that just leave a sour taste in the mouth. Like sucking on a lemon.
There’s only one thing to do. Remind ourselves that the Canadiens couldn’t continue to win every night. We wanted them to because we’re greedy bastards. But it had to end and unfortunately, it ended by getting slaughtered.
They went through a 9-0-1 stretch, hottest in the NHL. An amazing run. Proud of the boys for that. And now we put it behind us, move on, and watch them win in Philadelphia Thursday night.