Plenty to like about Saturday’s rout of Bruins

Public Enemy No. 1, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, is shown to the penalty box Saturday night.
Shaun Best, Reuters

Canadiens head coach Guy Carbonneau saw his team mail in a dismal performance Friday night in Buffalo. So it was with some relief, and plenty of happiness, that Carbonneau witnessed the Canadiens effort Saturday against the Boston Bruins in the most entertaining game of this season, a 7-4 Montreal victory.

Here’s the game from a Boston point of view.

The Habs rallied to each other’s defence, fought the battles, took 52 shots, scored a bushel and emerged with the sixth consecutive victory over their Original Six rival. And they only heated up the bad blood that’s bound to be boiling again on Dec. 6 when the two clubs meet next in Boston.

The only cloud: an apparent left ankle injury suffered by Christopher Higgins, who limped through most of the final two periods. More this morning on his condition, as the Canadiens prepare to face the Ottawa Senators tonight. And just the Canadiens’ luck: Senators sniper Dany Heatley has just one goal in his last 10 games and is looking to break out – soon.

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