And they played like the Z-Team in a 7-2 romp that may have cost the Canadiens the services of Mike Cammalleri for the season opener …. if not longer.
Cammalleri was given a match penalty for a vicious slash on Islanders first-round draft choice Nino Niederreiter (a paid hit, financed by a criminal syndicate of bloggers who can’t spell).
Pat Hickey was at the game in Quebec City. Here’s his game story.
Poster larisalapointe put it succintly: “Cammalleri goes postal” It wasn’t pretty.
The real Islanders played in New Jersey, where the home Devils drew 7,000 fans.
The Canadiens’ game against an AHL team was … well, enjoyed may be overstating it … by 15,000 vocal fans.