Bandwagon loses at least two passengers

"The Canadiens don’t have a first line. They have four fourth lines."
 – Guy Lafleur on RDS

 Ouch! The Flower, who is never a shrinking violet when it comes to full and frank comments on his alma mater, offere

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About last night …

This edition of ALN will be terse and pithy.

What is there to say? Your Montreal Canadiens played pithy ... yeth, they did.

Seeing their heroes for the first time

Humiliation

Jocelyn Thibault returns to blank the Canadiens at the Bell Centre, mqaking 24 saves as the Buffalo Sabres win the two-game, two-night, too-depressing total-goal series 7-2.

"It was a

About last night …

Let's be clear about something on this crisp, sunny Saturday morning in Montreal: the penalty call was brutal, but your Montreal Canadiens did not deserve to win the

Game turns on brutal call

After Tomas Plekanec scored a spectacular goal to complete the Canadiens comeback from a 2-0 deficit, Mike Komisarek was called for a trip that wasn't.

Thomas Vanek then scored

About last night …

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.

Prospects

Not so tough after all

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

About last night …

As usual, Dany Dubé offered cogent post-game analysis on CKAC.

He said the Canadiens were, oddly, victims of the Bruins game.

They beat Boston 7-4. They had 52 shots. There

4-2

And it wasn't that close.

The Canadiens tried to play run-and-gun with a team of sharpshooters.

It didn't work.

"Our defensive zone coverage was pretty bad," said Christopher Higgins, the Canadiens'

Canadiens can’t stand pat

The Senators are at the Bell Centre tomorrow, and if Guy Carbonneau had his druthers he'd probably start the lineup that beat Boston 7-4 last night ... with