Bob Gainey wasn’t grinning like a Cheshire cat on the elevator heading down to dressing room level.
But he should have been.
Much maligned all season for signing Bryan Smolinski to a $2 million contract last summer, the C
Canadiens have launched their online playoff look.
Clicking http://canadiens.nhl.com calls up a bright red page labelled Series 2008.
The slogan is "16 pour 25 tous pour un" (16 wins toward
Oct. 8, 1956: Don Larsen pitches a perfect game at Yankee Stadium.
April 1, 2008: Montreal Canadiens play a perfect game at Scotiabank Place.
That's what Alex Kovalev called it.
The last time Canadiens won a division title, Carey Price was 4 years old.
That was in 1991-'92. The division was called the Adams.
Price is older now. He
Chalk it up to my Eastern European Jewish ancestry: No matter how good things seem, disaster is always just around the corner, where vodka-swilling Cossacks (many of whom
Canadiens lost and, as my friend Stubbs points out, the sun still rose in Montreal this fine Sunday morning.
No need to panic ... at least not until the
Canadiens got another dying-seconds goal.
This time it was totally meaningless. Toronto had built a 4-1 lead in a game they controlled pretty much from opening puck-drop to final
I hope the Canadiens made it through customs last night..
They were travelling by bus to Toronto. It's a 90-minute trip unless you're tied up at the border, where
First the defenceman soils the bed to give Buffalo a seemingly insurmountable 3-1 lead.
Then, with less than three minutes left, Mark Streit went to work.
Shot from the point