Easter comes early

He has risen.Alex Kovalev: a goal, two assists, stellar work on the PK and First Star of the game.Maybe, as Guy Carbonneau suggested, everyone should have three days off.  

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About last night …

One good period.

One great period.

One lousy period.

One emerging star.

Two valuable points.

The Canadiens should have won easily. They would have were it not for some great saves by

Two points … barely

Disastrous third period sees Ottawa score three times o seven shots to erase the Canadiens' lead.

OT produced some thrills, and now the shootout: 

Spezza: Miss 

Kovalev: EASY goal

Alfredsson: Save

Lapierre (?):

About last night …

Maybe there's light at the end of the tunnel.

We'll find out tomorrow whether it's an oncoming train.

Boston will be a sterner chalenge than Ottawa was last night, when

Shootout win! Never in doubt

Two struggling teams, both terrified of losing, play an odd hockey game that goes to a shootout, preceded by scraping and a extra Zamboni run

Spezza: Goal! Great shot 

Kovalev:

“Almost perfect” – Carbo

Guy Carbonneau assigned high grades to his team after their 4-0 conquest of Ottawa in a game the Canadiens had to win to avoid a city-wide nervous breakdown.

"We

Please tell me …

... that the screaming gladiator on TV is one of my acid flashbacks.

That dipstick didn't REALLY walk up from the Senators' room onto centre ice.

What a pathetic, jive

About last night …

Oct. 8, 1956: Don Larsen pitches a perfect game at Yankee Stadium.

April 1, 2008: Montreal Canadiens play a perfect game at Scotiabank Place.

That's what Alex Kovalev called it.

Game 80: HABS CLINCH NORTHEAST DIVISION

Canadiens' Alex Kovalev backhands his first-period, game-winning goal over Senators' Martin Gerber.
Chris Wattie, Reuters

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Champions of the Northeast!


The last time Canadiens won a division title, Carey Price was 4 years old.

That was in 1991-'92. The division was called the Adams.

Price is older now. He