Tonight, Tuesday night, I’m pretty darn happy. The big game was on my brand new, big TV, and the boys, in spendid Panasonic colour, played the kind of game that I’m convinced could take them to the promised land and go all the way.
Montreal beat New Jersey 4-0, a shutout for Carey Price, a leap into first place in the east, and more importantly, a renewing of great play that was missing on their western swing where they didn’t look great in any of the four games, although they won two.
Tonight, Montreal played with passion. I thought they’d be tired after their western road trip, but they didn’t show it. The 38 shots directed at Carey Price were (as he said on RDS after the game, from the sides and not really good scoring chances). And young Sergei Kostitsyn played great, along with Price and most of the team, and from the get go , I had a good feeling about this game.
It was a great effort, and all Habs fans should be completely content with what happened tonight. Now it’s Ottawa on Thursday. Let’s pay them back for that 6-0 humiliation the Senators delivered to Montreal just prior to them going to Tampa Bay and the whole Ryan O’Byrne affair that I wish would go away but seems to stay connected to the team as we go along.
Good job tonight boys. Vive Les Canadiens.