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  • Canadiens squeeze by Isles

    Steve B̩gin for President. Steve B̩gin scored late in the 3rd to give the Habs a 1 goal edge over the New York Islanders. B̩gin has been one of the best Canadiens this year grinding it out on the 4th line, hitting, driving the net, back checking, scoring Рhe does it all.

    Chris Higgins also came through with a clutch goal sliding the puck past Rick Dipietro, Higgins sees very little ice time but is making the most of it.

    The grinders are doing they’re job so far, some others are not.

    Unfortunatley, the Theodore controversy isn’t any closer to being solved. Miroslav Satan scored a weak goal basically out waiting Theodore who seemed to decide that he didn’t feel like stopping that one. The Islanders put in a late goal to tie the game which should have been shut down after Higgins goal.

    Nevertheless, 6-2 has a good ring to it. The powerhouse Flyers should give us a real test on Tuesday.

  • Isles visit Habs

    The Canadiens receive their first home visit from the 4-3 New York Islanders tonight.

    The so called controversy in nets continues, Jose Theodore is expected to start but I wouldn’t be shocked if Yan Danis got another chance. Only in Montreal, will starting 5-2 produce dissatisfied angry fans. If we were 7-0 and Theo had 7 shutouts they would still find something to complain about. Theo’s play has certainly not been stellar but 3 games over .500 ain’t that bad.

    Speaking of Jose, he just purchased a Loge at the Bell Centre for 3 years which he uses to let sick and under priviledged kids see hockey games. Cut the guy some slack.

    Mathieu Dandenault is expected to be juggled around again, starting on forward. Can he play forward? Apparently he can, but the one game he did so far he looked like he was wandering around aimlessly. I don’t think I’m the only hab fan who expects some more of this guy. On defense or on offense, we need him to step up. The Adjustment period is just about up Matt.