As fans filed out of the Bell Centre, a steady downpour of freezing rain was turning Montreal’s downtown streets into skating rinks.
A few may have taken a tumble.
Some might have conked their beans and seen a few stars.
The feeling is not dissimilar to the dizzying, almost hallucinatory experience of watching your Montreal Canadiens this season.
That's four in a row for your mighty Montreal Canadiens. Best thing was it didn't come easily. The Winnipeg Jets, who were ridding a three-game winning streak of their own,
A note to fans of the liveblog: There have been some problems with the HIO site being a bit slow during games this season due to high traffic.
After a scoreless first period, the Canadiens blew a tight game open with two goals in 57 seconds . With the Canadiens enjoying a two-man advantage, Tomas Plekanec opened
Veteran hockey beat writer Bertrand Raymond offered this wry assessment of the Canadiens' home opener: "The good news," Raymond said, "is there are only 47 games to go." OK, that's
Way too little, way too late. Brian Gionta scored on a power play to make a game of it late in the third period. It brought the crowd to life