Ah, only a pre-season game.
But still …
Much talk, post-game, about preparation … and lack of same.
One team was ready. The other wasn’t.
The Canadiens’ power play was 1-for-6, Ottawa’s 2-for-5.
Alex Kovalev opened the scoring and Mike Fisher, skating like the wind all night, bagged a hat trick.
Carey Price has had better nights: 16 shots, four went in.
Several players – notably Maxim Lapierre – were invisible.
When Ryan White is the player the coach singles out for praise …
On to Quebec City for a date with the team that defeated the Canadiens in the last game that meant anything.