How come a blues playing Habs fan hasn’t written a scorching tune yet about the most wretched of all wretched Decembers?
Or maybe someone has.
If not, it’s time, bluesman. Because in the Montreal delta, folks are goin through some mighty hard times. Lord have mercy.
Surely old Sugar Kane, King of the Blues, can put something together if he’s not too busy howlin in a subway or in front of general store somewhere.
The Canadiens fell 3-1 to a big, young Florida Panthers team to end the month and the year on a downer. It’s the blues, baby.
Three wins and eleven losses in this month. A pathetic 22 goals scored in these 14 December games, which, if I did this right, amounts to 1.57 goals per game over the month.
How do you expect to win like that?
And those crazy dumb penalties. It hurts my head so much I can’t wear my fedora. And my shades are fogging up.
The sun gonna shine in the Montreal delta some day.
Sun gonna shine some day they say.
When the Habs do rise and blow my blues away.
(A wailing harmonica might be a nice touch here.)
Shor nuff, baby, I need some booze.
Cause till they rise, I got dem old Habs blues.
New Hab netminder Ben Scrivens played really well and was definitely not responsible for the loss.
Florida outshot Montreal 29-28.
Max notched his second in two nights.
Next up – New Year’s Day at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass, when the Canadiens and Bruins clash in the Winter Classic. Game time is apparently 1: PM ET. For those in the first few rows at Gillette wishing to get a close look at the ice surface before and after the game, taxis will be waiting.