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  • Brawling Leafs Visit Montreal

    The Toronto Maple Leafs coming off a 9-1 victory which included several fights and 109 minutes in penalties vs Atlanta come to Montreal tonight in look for another big win.

    Jeff O’neill has started to settle in putting up a Hat trick vs the Thrashers. Will the confident Leafs have enough juice (and blood) left to put up a road victory vs the Habs?

    The Canadiens are still looking for their first home win of the season. Nothing would be sweeter than putting it up vs the Leafs in Montreal. The rested Habs may have a slight advantadge over the battered and tired Maple Leafs. Injured Richard Zednik is questionable to start. The Habs could use his presence and scoring touch sooner than later.

  • Canadiens Comeback

    After losing the first game of the year to the Senators, The Montreal Canadiens cameback with a 2-0 shutout victory in Atlanta vs the highest production offense to date of the Thrashers. Atlanta scored 15 goals in its previous 3 games and was held to 0 by the Habs. Russian sniper Ilya Kovalchuk also made his debut and was held pointless.

    Yann Danis got the surprise start in goal and played a fantastic game. He looked more like a seasoned vet out there, very composed, very calm between the pipes. Thinking about it, it wasn’t that much of a surprise start considering Jose Theodore has seemed shaky to start the season and it was a back to back game.

    Yann Danis became one of only 16 goalies of all time to record a shutout victory in his first NHL start.

    Although it was only a single game, it felt good to see him play well and give the team a little confidence. Habs fans can breathe a sigh of relief should Theodore go down or miss a game, or perhaps they will now celebrate such events.

    Strong efforts again by Jan Bulis and Saku Koivu. Saku Koivu seems like a man possessed out there. If he can play 80 games this season, the Canadiens have a chance to win in all of them.

    The Canadiens go 4-1 in their first 5 games. 4-0 on the road. Only loss a close on against an elite team. It couldn’t have gone much better than that.

    Habs look to move up 2-0 vs the visiting Maple Leafs on Saturday night.