The Canadiens exploded for a six goal outburst and beat Boston easily 6-1 at home. Not often enough do the Habs score that many goals, the last time being Five goals against Philly all the way back in February of 2006.
The Canadiens got solid goaltending from Cristobal Huet and goals from six different players in a well rounded group effort. Mikhail Grabovski scored his first career goal and Patrice Brisebois got his first since rejoining the Habs.
Cristobal Huet was sharp as ever. He now boasts a 3-1 record with 1.96 GAA. Needless to say he still is the number one in Montreal and deserves to be. Especially sharp early when the game was still close and stopped the puck when he had to.
Alex Kovalev. You can’t mention his name without someone saying how he is ‘the most talented’ , ‘the best puck handler’ and ‘the most naturally gifted’ player that ‘never plays to his potential’. Is this the year Kovalev finally does what he can and what is expected of him?
Kovalev has 4 goals and 7 points in 8 games, putting him on pace for 41 goals and 72 points.
The Habs are off until Friday night in Carolina. Followed up with a back to back game the next day in Pittsburgh. A situation where the Habs did not play well in last year.