What would a good old rivalry game between the Habs and Bruins be without a post game whine fest from the losing coach huh?
I mean seriously. Do the Habs embellish some contact sometimes? Yes. Flat out – every single team in the league does it. The Bruins are no exception. The fact that we have to hear about this every time the team in gold-and-black has lost over the past 3 or 4 years is a bit tyring. It verges on pathological. It verges on the type of thing you hear from 10 year olds in peewee. “We lost – but it was because they didn’t play right.” Wah.
Julien’s reaction was comical Sunday. The fact that he can’t admit that he was just plain mad about losing a game in which his team was leading is a little sad. But his constant need to whine about PK Subban is played out to the maximum. The fact that Brad Marchand can jump into that conversation with a straight face is down right hysterical. The rivalry between these two clubs is intense. I don’t expect anyone to pretend to be unbiased in this conversation, but for the love of PETE Claude Julien – get over it.
On to Long-Island where the Habs face a team that they should have beat on February 21st. Up 2 goals early, the Habs simply stopped skating in their eventual overtime loss to the Islanders. If Montreal can learn from their mistake, I expect the team to pull out 2 points tonight, as they have simply been far better than the Islanders this year. That said – in this league, anyone can beat anyone on a given night. Carey Price will need to rebound from his 7-6 overtime loss to the Penguins last Saturday if the Habs are going to have a chance to win.
Go Habs Go!!