Odds & Ends

Once a new skipper takes the wheel of the Toronto Titanic, the brain trust will have to make a decision on Mats Sundin.

He’s this season’s Peter Forsberg, a star player who will be immenmsely attractive to a Stanley Cup contender.

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About last night …

How would you like your orange juice this fine morning?

The glass is half-full because:

• Carey Price is everything he's cracked up to be. What a stud ... Cool

Canadiens win soap opera

After watching Mats F. Sundin tie the game with seconds left – and score in the shootout – the Canadiens pick up two hard-fought points when Carey Price

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

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