Cristobal Huet got his first taste of what it’s like being a goaltending hero in Montreal after stopping 41 shots in a victory over the Division leading Sens. The Canadiens came out of the gate flying and put away 4 goals in the first period before Ray Emery was pulled in favor of Dominik Hasek. The Sens fought back but Huet shut the door numerous times and kept them out of it. The Habs have beat Ottawa the last 2 times they have met, the same team that can’t seem to put it together against teams like Florida and New Jersey.
A little goaltending goes a long way. Julien made a good move in starting Huet and shifting around the lines. The more Huet gets to play and gets comfortable the better he will be. The win yesterday built some confidence in him and the team, expect Huet to continue to start games until he lets in a bad goal and gets a taste of the other side of crazed Montreal fans. It’s great to put a little pressure in Theodore and hopefully he will raise his game as well, or he may find himself on the bench for longer then anticipated.
Wednesday’s game against the Avalanche should be interesting as they are one of the teams heavily rumored to be in trade talks with the Habs.