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Dumped In D.C.

Who is this fellow? Find out after I babble a bit about tonight’s bummer.

Three goals in the first 2:51 of the game while the Canadiens were still waking up from their afternoon naps, and 4-0 Caps after one period, with Alex Ovechkin scoring three of them.

In the second frame, with Al Montoya in net to replace Carey Price, the Canadiens dominated in fine fashion, with Brendan Gallagher notching a shorthanded marker to narrow it slightly to 4-1 and give us a speck of hope. But Ovechkin, with his fourth of the night, and a goal by Aussie rookie Nathan Walker to make it 6-1 before the period ended, and it was all down the drain like overpoured $12 beer at the Capital One Arena.

The third frame was a lost cause, completely out of reach for the visitors, and all that was left to ponder was whether Ovy would score five. He didn’t.

Just one of those nights. Buried less than three minutes in. Caps goaltender Braden Holtby was terrific, and the Canadiens were demolished even though outshooting Washington 39-23 overall.

Now it’s on to New York for a Sunday game at MSG (7 pm ET), and it’s exciting to think of the possibility of Al Montoya showing up at the Copacabana to sing his massive hit ‘Volare’.

Oh. That’s Al Martino. And he’s dead.

Never mind.

Post-game show:

The cute baby below is Samuel Daigneault from Montreal, and back in June 2013 I posted a small story after seeing him in a 1991 Canadiens magazine that I have. (There’s also a story in the same issue about me and some Russian Habs fans friends, but I digress).

You can see my post about Sam right here – Samuel


Guess what? Samuel is all grown up now, he saw my post a while back, and here he is!

Wondering What Samuel Thinks


I saw this photo of five-month old Samuel Daigneault in an old 1991-92 Canadiens magazine.

Samuel would be about 22 now, and is older than Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher, Nathan Beaulieu, and Jarred Tinordi. He’s about the same age as Louis Leblanc.

I wonder if Samuel’s a Habs fan.

I wonder if he’s not as sure about Carey Price as he used to be.

Does he think the team is too small?

Does he agree that David Desharnais didn’t have a banner season?

Does he hate the Bruins and Leafs?

Is he a big P.K.Subban fan?

Did the lockout turn him off hockey?

Does he feel the price of beer at the Bell Centre is too high?

What a cute kid, and I hope Samuel, whoever he is and wherever he is, is doing well.