It just warms the cockles of my heart. I feel a glow. Thank you, Mike Komisarek
With Toronto outshooting Montreal by double the margin, and leading 3-2 late in the third period, Mike Komisarek once a Hab, now a Leaf, took one of his classic and ill-timed penalties, and shortly after, the pride of inner-city Cabbagetown Glen Metropolit scored to tie the game in front of probably a bunch of friends and family who don’t usually get $400 tickets presented to them.
And because of Komisarek’s penalty, which he’ll do often this year, the Canadiens changed the momentum, and Josh Gorges, who no one in North America took in their hockey pool, finished it off and the Habs win the big opener.
Thanks, Mike Komisarek. We appreciate it. Things kind of backfired on you, didn’t they?
Josh Gorges is now on pace to score 82 goals this year.
I feel it’s not important to dwell on the fact the Canadiens were outplayed and badly outshot. Things can get straightened out. It’s time to look at the good, like the play of Mike Cammellari and Brian Gionta, and especially Carey Price. The team didn’t back down from any of the rough stuff. And best of all, it’s two big points. Like they say, points in October are just as important as points six months from now.
And it was the Leafs.
Carey Price came through with flying colours, facing 46 shots. His teammates had 27 on Vesa Toskala.
Andre Markov went off with some kind of foot or ankle injury. Not only is it crucial that Markov isn’t seriously injured because of his value to the team, but also because I have him in my hockey pool.
Georges Laraque and Colton Orr pounded each other early in the game. Later on, Travis Moen, who also scored a goal, traded blows with a guy named Rosehill.
Those two rich-looking dudes with the coiffed hair who we see every year it seems, have their same seats again behind the Leafs players’ bench at the ACC Centre. They look like they own a major chain of hairdressing salons.
Canadiens are in Buffalo Saturday night in the second of five straight road games, the last three being Calgary, Vancouver and Edmonton.