Called this one long ago…

In the April 30 Montreal Gazette.

Now, just one more win for the Canadiens to make me look like a genius…

Stubbs calls it in the April 30 Gazette.

And re: this puck: read about its historic significance here as related to the first game ever at Civic (now Mellon) Arena in Pittsburgh. (No, Yvan Cournoyer is in fact the Roadrunner, not a donkey as suggested by the plaque. And Hank Bassen was in nets for the Penguins… colleague Pierre Houde of RDS having thought all these years it was Les Binkley in goal.)

17 Comments

  1. tricolorepourtoujours says:

    Great article about the first Penguins game vs Habs at the Igloo. Really enjoyed it Mr. Stubbs!

     

  2. giacbar says:

    We shall overcome all odds and make the penguins end same way it started in 1967!!!

    This one is for all of us HABS fans!

     

    Our Father, who art in Bell Centre

    Hockey be thy Name

    Thy will be done

    the Cup be Won

    on ice as well as in the Stands.

     

    Give us this day our Hockey Sticks

    and Forgive us our Penalties.

    As we Forgive those who Cross-Check against us

    Lead us not into Elimination and

    Deliver us to Victory.

     

    In the name of the Fans,

    Lord Stanley

    and the Holy Halak!

    Amen

     

  3. Ed says:

    It is indeed interesting, & it also says that Cournoyer was a 1st Period Ass, & we know he was never that. :)

     

    Congrats to Stubbs on calling the Canadiens in 7.

     

     

  4. Morenz7 says:

    The plaque store needed a copy editor (Pitsburgh?).

    But interesting nonetheless.

  5. ths says:

    Almost shaved my playoff beard

    It happened just the other day

    It’s gettin’ kind of long

    I could’ve said it was in my way

     

    But I didn’t and I wonder why

    I feel like letting my freak flag fly

    And I feel like I owe it, to someone

     

    Must be because I watched Bobby Lou at the Olympics

    And I’m not feeling up to par

    It increases my paranoia

    Like looking in my mirror and seeing Sergei Gonchar

     

    But I’m not giving in an inch to fear

    çause I’ve promised myself Stanley this year

    I feel like I owe it, to someone

     

    When I finally get myself together

    I’m Gionta get down in that sunny Subban weather

     

    And I find a place inside to laugh,

    Separate the Habs from the Laffs

    I feel …

    Like I owe it, to Sydney, yeah


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