Canadiens captain Saku Koivu had been in a prolonged slump before scoring a pair against the Maple Leafs on Saturday night, and they couldn’t have come at a better time, The Gazette’s Pat Hickey writes.
WIth the team’s Christmas party being held on Sunday and Koivu’s parents in town to watch the game, Captain K timed his goals perfectly.
"It’s big, there’s been a lot of talk about (the slump), but it’s even bigger that we got this win at home," Koivu said. "It’s not just the two points; it’s the way we played. We played a good 60 minutes defensively. We brought that good road game to home ice and it worked."