No miracles tonight

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 siren. 

Canadiens played without Saku Koiv

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About last night …

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

The Mark Streit Show

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

Roys suspended

After several days of deliberations during which the hockey world watched its shameful garage league brawl on YouTube, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has finally levied

About last night …

Let's accentuate the positive:

• Canadiens played probably their best first period of the season. And the second wasn't too shabby either.

• They scored seven goals against a Stanley

Dickensian hockey

It was the best of times: a seemingly insurmountable 7-1 lead after 40 minutes, total domination of an Ottawa team that has kicked Canadiens butt all season.

But it

3, not 33

The Canadiens will retire at least one more number during the team's centennial 2008-'09 season.

Everyone thinks Patrick Roy is a lock.

I respectfully disagree. Roy's latest goon show

About last night …

It's Easter Sunday, but I'm not going to make any bad resurrection jokes like my friend François Gagnon.

Then again, I didn't pick Canadiens to finish out of the

Shootout secrets revealed … NOT!

 

"I can't tell these things guys."

Saku Koivu was not going to reveal his strategy. Whatever, it worked.

The Captain had just scored the only goal of the shootout, a

About last night …

Memo to Guy Carbonneau:

Tomorrow night at the Bell Centre, when Canadiens try to sweep the season's series against Boston, keep Mark Streit on defence and dress Steve Bégin.

I'm