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 Lapierre and Guillaume Latendresse, combined for a hinery of a goal

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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

The closers

After twice blowing two goal leads, the Canadiens get three unanswered in the third period and rack up a rarity: a home-ice win.

6-3.

Third period goals by Andrei K,

Winter Classic 2008

Is it me, or is this an HD Monty Python sketch?

Did you love the shot of Lindy Ruff freezing his butt off in a windbreaker? I can't wait

About last night …

Wait'll next year!

It used to be the eternal plaintive cry of long-suffering Brooklyn Dodgers fans. But in Montreal, we can say it with a bit more conviction.

There won't

Under the circumstances …

A great effort.

Canadiens blow a 3-2 lead with six minutes to go and lose in OT. But playing without Saku Koivu and dressing only 17 skaters, the team