York IIslanders left-winger Jon Sim is hit into the glass divider by Canadiens defenseman Hal Gill Monday night. Pierre
Obendrauf, The Gazette
Jaroslav Halak will be back in goal Thursday night for the Canadiens when they face the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre. Halak is coming off a
Sergei Kostitsyn after having been run over by Chicago's Aaron Johnson.
John Mahoney, Gazette
The Gazette's Herb Zurkowsky reports, without bitterness, that the media outnumbered the players on the
Canadiens' Alex Tanguay can't get a handle on a loose puck behind Islanders goaltender Joey MacDonald during first period at the Bell Centre Monday. THE GAZETTE/Dave Sidaway
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Canadiens' Alex Kovalev celebrates his second goal of the game, the game-winner in the third period, with teammates Tomas Plekanec (left) and Mike Komisarek.
Shannon Stapleton, Reuters
Are the Canadiens that good? Or are the Islanders lousy?
The first question will be answered, to some degree, tomorrow night in Buffalo, where the Canadiens begin a home-and-home.
Okay, the Islanders fired 44 shots at Cristobal Huet.
But he stopped 43 of them, and by the time Mike Comrie spoiled the shutout bid, this W was in