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About last night …

If Monday’s provincial election is as wack-doodle bizarro as your Montreal Canadiens’ most recent two wins, Quebec is going to end up governed by a coalition of Marxist-Leninists, the Flat Earth Society … and the Max Pacioretty Fan Club.
Down 3-0 after six minutes Friday night in Ottawa?
No problem.
The Canadiens score seven unanswered goals – including three by Magic Max.
A 3-0 lead over Detroit evaporates in less than eight third-period minutes Saturday night at the Bell Centre?
No problem.
The G&G guys – Brian Gionta and Alex Galchenyuk – slow the Red Wings’ flight to the postseason.
What the heck is going on here?
Aren’t the Canadiens a defensive team that can’t score goals?

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