I downloaded a free app called Fresh Paint and the picture above is my first stab at it after being confused for several days.
I painted the cross, not the Sens logo of course, plus that little red blob over on the right which was an accident.
I feel the red blob somehow represents Mark Stone, on the outside looking in, currently sitting out a two-game suspension for a hit to the head of Detroit’s Landon Ferraro, and who is probably still recovering from his near-death experience when the evil PK Subban tapped him on the wrist last year.
A trooper, that’s what he is.
I’ll bet Landon’s pop Ray Ferraro wouldn’t mind tapping this trooper.
Canadiens fell 2-1 in overtime to the visiting Ottawa Senators, although they carried most of the play and outshot the obnoxious pricks 37-27.
But it wasn’t to be as Max and Tomas Plekanec were caught during the newly installed three on three overtime, leaving Jeff Petry to fend off three oncoming Sens, and that was that. Bam. Kyle Turris ended it just 34 seconds in.
This loss is just the Canadiens third of the season, Michael Condon’s first in his five starts, and the first game to go beyond regulation time for the boys. It’s a loss but not something to lose sleep over. They played well, but Craig Anderson, between the pipes for the Sens, did too.
Now it’s time to focus on the N.Y. Islanders, who check into the Bell on Thursday.
In my world, a loss isn’t a disaster, but another after that is getting there, and another after that sucks to kingdom come.
So we need a win on Thursday to avoid all that.
Dale Weise, with his seventh of the year, scored Montreal’s lone goal. Weise is now tied with Max for goals scored.
Montreal’s power play went 1/3. They also gave up a shorthanded goal to J-G Pageau in the second frame which opened the scoring.
Lars Eller, I felt, played a fine game.
A Habs goal was called back in the first period when referee (and Habs nemesis) Chris Lee ruled that Brendan Gallagher interfered with Anderson in the crease. It was looked at, and the call stood.
I, however, disagree.