Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Canadiens 6, Panthers 5, SO.
Late post 'cause I'm busy. Sunday, the Habs (22-10-6) played one of their best periods of the season, but sandwiched it with two of their worst periods of the season. After literally watching the Panthers take a 2-0 first period lead, Montreal scored four straight even-strength second period goals while out-shooting Florida 19-5. Then in the third stanza, the Cats feasted on Montreal's lazy sloppiness, finally tying the game on Radek Dvorak's 2nd goal with less than two minutes left. Comrade Andrei Markov scored the only shootout tally in the ill-gotten win. First star Andrei Kostitsyn tallied two goals, including an Alex Semin-quality wrister. Jaro Halak was again sub-par between the pipes...Jesus Christ, come back soon Carey Price. Note: pathetic Hab PP was minus one-for-5 as Dvorak scored on a shorthanded breakaway after idiotic Alex Kovalev tried to skate thru three Panthers. Next game: tomorrow night, here in NYC, against the HATED Rangers. I'll be there.