The game last night could have gone in one of three ways: the Habs work hard and eek out a win, the Bruins slam us or the Bruins eek out a win over our hard work. The third happened as Montreal fell 4-2 to Boston in the first game of their round one playoff series but the Canadiens gave us lots to look forward to in the series, playing a smart and physical game for the most part and taking the B’s into the stretch tied 2-2 before Boston’s Zdeno Chara blasted a powerplay shot past Carey Price to give his club the lead. An empty-netter sealed the deal with only moments left.
I’m personally not too disappointed with the game – Les Boys looked like the fearless warriors that we know they can be and their performance proves early to the Bruins that this will not be an easy series.
Honourable mention: Carey Price faced 39 shots and made many key saves to keep his team in the game even when down 2-0 early and the first Bruin’s goal came after the puck was poked from under his glove – not necessarily a bad goal but the whistle could have been blown a bit quicker on that play.
Dishonourable metnion: Patrice Brisebois was beyond awful, giving the puck away, feeding perfect passes to the Bruin’s forwards and generally sucking. I’m not usually so hard on Breezer but he needs to sit for Weber in game two.