The Wiz, my new favourite player, scored two goals and added an assist as the Habs closed off 2010 with a big overtime win in Sunrise, Florida, and thus ends a roadtrip I don’t ever want to talk about again.
I didn’t see the winning goal. Did you? Some kind of glitch somewhere that left me scratching my head as the game never resumed after the third period. But I know the Wiz whizzed one, the Canadiens eked one out, and now I can drink beer without things weighing heavily on my mind.
Great way to end the year. Alex Auld was in goal for a change, and although he makes me nervous, the job got done and the two points were gained.
Montreals first two goals, from Wiz and Brian Gionta, were scored on the power play.
Not only did I not see the winning goal in overtime, but my wife accidently deleted the Canada -Sweden junior game so I didn’t get to see that either.
Shots on goal were an amazing 48-22 Habs.
Next up – Sunday, when Atlanta pays a visit to the Bell Centre.
And one last random note – late in the third period with the score tied at two, Montreal came close but Panthers goalie Tomas Vokoun foiled them. Scott Gomez then skated by and tapped Vokoun on the pads as if to say “good stop.”
I hate this buddy-buddy stuff. At that stage, Gomez should have been mightily pissed off that they didn’t score, and as he skated by the goalie Gomez should have said that he was bullshit lucky and his bullshit luck was coming to an end quickly and be careful because an errant stick might poke you between the legs.
Save the Woodstock stuff for summer, Gomez. They’re the enemy and your team is mired in a horrendous slump. Forget the “I’m a great guy” shit.