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 Buffalo’s second power-play goal and Daniel Paillé added

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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

About last night …

I love my Sundays, but I wish it were Monday.

That's how anxious I am to see the Canadiens play the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre.

Last night's 7-4

A character game … and maybe a costly one

Refusing to be intimidated in their own building, the Canadiens stood up to Boston thuggery and skated to a 52-shot 7-4 win.

The only cloud in an otherwise bright

About last night …

Aberration or harbinger?

We'll find out tonight whether the no-show in Buffalo was a mere bump in the Canadiens' road toward the playoffs or a sign of things

Fuhgedaboudit!

The Buffalo Sabres were desperate for a win and played like it.

The Canadiens confronted desperation with disinterest, and the result was a 4-1 pasting.

A forgettable game, best consigned