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  • Canadiens dethrone Kings

    Finally. The Canadiens ended a 4 game losing skid with a 3-2 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Kings. Another 1 goal victory that we’ll gladly take.

    Without Markov, Kovalev and Koivu some people had to step up and they finally did making the difference compared to the last 4 games. The Canadiens got 2 goals from Pierre Dagenais while Jan Bulis scored his first goal in nearly a month, on a set up from non other than Steve Begin. The depth players made the difference in squeezing by the Kings.

    The Canadiens have the next week off, not playing until Saturday. This win was important to go out on a high note and carry some positive vibes throughout the week. The time off should hopefully rest battered and bruised bodies and the Canadiens hope to come back strong with everyone but Kovalev ready to go. At this time Kovalev is expected to be ready for some time around Christmas.

    When play resumes the Canadiens will take on some Western Conference foes including Wayne Gretzky and his Coyotes visiting the Bell Centre.

  • Royal Visit: Kings and Habs

    The 1993 Stanley Cup Final matchup repeats itself tonight as the Los Angeles Kings take to the Bell Centre ice against the Habs.

    The Kings don’t get up to Montreal very often so it’s always an interesting game to watch. The Kings are coming off a 5-1 beating by the Senators, which saw several fights and a scary skate to the helmet of Dominic Hasek.

    The NHL’s most hated player Sean Avery makes his Quebec debut. Avery having trashed French hockey players in the media several times this year will probably get a very cold welcome. For entertainment sake, I’d love to see someone mix it up with him tonight. Who will step up? Maybe Garth Murray whol will play his first ever game with the Canadiens tonight after being called up from Hamilton.

    Despite last night’s loss the Kings have a strong team this year while Montreal is still struggling badly. Ex-Hab Mathieu Garon will probably get the chance to start against his old team in his hometown.

    The Canadiens would love 2 additional points before settling in for a week of rest that will hopefully help to mend their wounds and get them back to winning.