About last night

It turned out Guy Carbonneau made the right goaltending choice, as he was pleased to acknowledge after the game.
Speaking in French at his press conference, Carbo poked gentle fun at the skeptics and said what could be loosely translated as

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Huet bounces back

Canadiens won a nailbiter, as Cristobal Huet – mediocre, to put it charitably, against Toronto – made 29 stops, all of them tough, in a 2-0 conquest of

3-2 heartbreaker

What do the Canadiens have to do to beat these guys?

"They play us tough," Christopher Higgins said of the Leafs, who have beaten the Canadiens in their two

Your Leaf laugh

Shamelessly stolen from Steve Coogan, whom the New Yorker describes as "the British Larry David."
I've adapted it.

Imagine, if you will, a beer-swilling denizen of Leafs Nation reflecting

About last night …

It was the first gut check of the young season, and your Montreal Canadiens passed the character test with flying bleu-blanc-rouge.
And I do mean "flying." The poor,

5-2

And it wasn't that close.

Canadiens outshot Philadelphia 41-18, outscored them 5-1 and spanked an alleged powerhouse.

An evening that started with Saku Koivu speaking French on the scoreboard ended

About last night …

On Mat Night the Canadiens were vandalized by the doormats of the NHL.
It was quite a trick to play that poorly and salvage a point, but the

Lucky to salvage a point

The Canadiens lose 3-2 to the Atlanta Thrashers in a shootout, with Ilya Kovalchuk beating Carey Price for the deciding goal.

It shouldn't have come down to that ...

Messrs. October

"We gonna party, we gonna dance and we gonna get crazy. No doubt, man."

About last night …

It was the kind of game that fosters self-belief and builds character.
Playing on the road for the second time in two nights, the Canadiens built a 3-0