Jiri Sekac and Jarred Tinordi are in, Rene Bourque’s a healthy scratch, and Mike Weaver has come down with the flu.
Is it only a coincidence that both Weaver and Lucy are sick at the same time? Is Weaver having an affair with my wife?
Dustin Tokarski is starting in nets for the Canadiens, and I want to get this out right now. Tokarski’s teammates call him Ticker and not Toker, probably because word has come down from above that there will be no marijuana connotation.
The Canadiens organization is all about image and I’m guessing they aren’t crazy about the nickname Toker. But it’s what I prefer, so here at least, it’s Toker.
The boys have also been playing like they’ve been toking between periods.
Habs – slightly boring. Period in general – more than slightly boring.
Michael Bournival got crunched and it looks like a shoulder problem.
Neat play of the period – Sekac showed some fine moves when he did some dangling on one particular shift.
On the plus side, Toker’s working on a shutout. On the minus side, so’s the Buffalo goalie.
0-0. The shutout is still in effect. Boring is also still in effect.
Neat play of the period – um….Pleky and Max coming close when shorthanded?
Disappointing play of the period – Canadiens came in on a 3 on 1 and Manny Malhotra shot it over the net.
ET LE BUT!!! 1-0 Habs when P.A. Parenteau converts a P.K. rebound. It’s hard to believe and I don’t know what to say.
But…hold on. After Jiri Sekac crushed Zadorov into the end boards, the Sabres tied it up on the power play.
Better period but it still sucked.
Neat play of the period – I forgot to write it down if there was one.
Two great chances by Max, both foiled by Neuvirth.
Them – yep
Galchenyuk – yep
Them – nope
DD – nope
Them – nope
Parenteau – yep
Canadiens win 2-1. Not great by a long shot, but it’s two points and maybe they can become motivated by this.
Next up – Saturday, when gambling kingpin Thomas Vanek and the Minnesota Wild visit the Bell.