Boom Boom Cammalleri not only dipped, doodled, and scored on a big penalty shot, but also held his own fighting against taller forward (3 inches) David Krejci in leading his team to a heart-stopping 4-3 win on home ice.
Thus ends a three-game skid and solidifies the Canadiens’ place as king of the hill, top of the heap in the Northeast division.
(See video at bottom for fight replay)
Boom Boom and the boys clawed out a lovely and exciting win over the Bruins in what was pretty well a classic Habs-B’s game at the Bell Centre Thursday night, a game which featured bumps and thumps on the ice and squeals from the crowd throughout.
I’ve decided I like hockey again.
And not only do I like hockey, but I loved the open-ice, thunderous wallop PK Subban leveled on Brad Marchand. We don’t see these old-school bodychecks much anymore, but when we do, they’re something to behold. If I wasn’t so anti-Bruins I might have felt some of Marchand’s pain. I know I winced.
Scott Stevens, Bob Baun, and the Plager brothers would be proud.
(Also see PK’s big hit video under the Boom Boom fight at bottom)
I’m keeping this short. Montreal and Boston gave us some mighty fine entertainment. Max Pacioretty had a goal and an assist. And Maxim Lapierre is not only despised by the Bruins but also by Mike Milbury who said, and I quote, “When you have guys on your team playing with the annoyance level of cockroaches.”
I’m okay with this. The cockroach scored. And the other cockroach Milbury was referring to, Subban, showed the Bruins they have to keep their heads up.
So all’s well.
Shots on goal – 41-37 Habs.
Next up – Habs travel to Denver for a Sunday game, which is also the first of seven road games.