About last night …

Let’s hope the Sunday brunch menu includes Valium.

It was just one game in a long season, right? But man, did your Montreal Canadiens suck or what?

The Rangers dominated every aspect of the game, most notably desire. They

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Ignominy avoided

The Brothers Kostitsyn click on the power play – Andrei to Sergei – to deprive Henrik Lundqvist of a shutout.

Canadiens managed all of 19 shots in their 4-1

About last night …

Two entries for Bob Gainey's to-do list:

• Sign Mike Komisarek to a contract extension

• Sign Mark Streit before he becomes an unrestricted free agent

Boston tried to run the

The Boston stranglers

Five games against the Bruins this season.

Five Ws, the latest a 5-2 victory that wasn't the laugher the score suggests.

Fresh from the first healthy scratch of his career,

About last night …

A few short snappers before I dash off to join my mates for the Habs I/O podcast:

• The Flying Frenchman Meets Québécois Quicksand: the Canadiens posterboys, Maxim

Lucky 13th

Maxim Lapierre set up fellow 20something Guillaume Latendressefor the winner with 1:40 left in OT to beat the stubborn Blackhawks 4-3.

That's 12 – on the way to 20?

Report card

Journal de Montréal hockey writer Marc de Foy has issued his first-half grades for the Canadiens.

A+ : Alex Kovalev, Andrei Markov, Roman Hamrlik, Tomas Plekanec, Mike Komisarek

A :

About yesterday afternoon …

A brief post-mortem today because I'm still reeling from the sudden, if not unexpected, passing of my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ben Roethlisberger's season is over. Carey Price will soldier

The first half of the season ends

Not with a bang but with an OT winner by Washington defenceman Mike Green.

5-4 Capitals in a ding-dong game in which Canadiens blew a 2-0 lead, then fought

About last night …

On the way to game yesterday afternoon, I listened to Dany Dubé – my favourite hockey analyst, along with Pierre McGuire – on CKAC. His insights were borne