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Habs lead with a W

  • The Canadiens left Carolina with 2 road points in the bag after a 3-2 overtime win in their season opener.

    A fast paced, penalty filled match with both goalies playing excellent and keeping it close. Carolina and Montreal are skating teams and showcased that speed well for most of the match.

    The Habs powerplay converted and got them the victory. 5 on 5 scoring was a huge issue last year and although it’s too early to say, it may still be a huge issue.

    Interesting Notes

    Patrice Brisebois played 21:08. Only a few seconds less than Andrei Markov, Roman Hamrlik and Mike Komisarek. And despite an unlucky delay of game penalty – he did not disappoint.

    Did anyone believe he would see that much ice time? An early vote of confidence from Carbonneau.

    Mark Streit seems to think he can step up and fill the void on the powerplay left by Sheldon Souray. Streit unleashed several slapshots whenever he had the chance, scoring once and creating several chances. He also managed to play defense and break up opposing chances, which Souray certainly had problems with.

    40 shots. The Canadiens actually winning the shot count and having a number that high is/was a seldom occurrence.

    A pretty good start to the 2007/2008 campaign, to be followed by the 1st of 8 classics against the Leafs in Toronto on Saturday.

12 Comments
  1. Great game last nite,nice too see the Habs running on all eight!Next team is good test”laff’s are a big team”,GO HABS GO…

  2. #2 stanley says:
    October 4, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    Breezy and begin should be sent to Hamilton and Agostini and Sergei should be brought up.

  3. #3 Pierre de Grandpré says:
    October 4, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    Avez vous une version française ?

    Si oui, comment y accéder ?

    Merci

  4. #4 groundworking says:
    October 4, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    Good point about Mark Streit. That guy is everything this team should be about: hard work and, for good measure, more hard work. Here’s a guy who was going to be cut from the team last year because there were no spots left for him on defense, so they move him up to forward and he grinds his way to a regular spot in the lineup. He’s an underdog that I’ll be cheering for throughout the year: the guy puts the team first, plays where they need him, and does what he’s told. He’s the one-in-a-million poster boy for communism. Is he even getting paid to play?

  5. #5 habsfan_for_life1212 says:
    October 4, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    Brisebois made a lot of haters eat their words yesterday. He had a good game for someone who had only one pre-season game. He was bad in montreal as a #1 D but as a #4 he fits in quite well. The pairing of hamrlik and birsbois is good.

  6. Totally agree about Streit. I was very much a critic of his last year, but if he plays this season like he played Thursday, he will MORE than replace Souray. He wasn’t on the scoresheet, but (gasp) Kovalev had some strong shifts. I would love to see Koivu get two more in toronto, and perhaps Komisarek could lay a career-ending-jaw-injury hit on tucker.

  7. #7 HabsFan4life says:
    October 5, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    Well you (Nilan) showed us you have alot of class with the remark about Tucker. I’m sure alot of us Habs fans dislike him, especially when he’s wearing the blue and white, but I for one would never wish a career ending injury on anyone.

  8. #8 PACTUM SERVA says:
    October 5, 2007 at 7:50 pm

    Well i look back at some of the cheap shots tucker has dished out over the years (peca never ever was the same again after tuckers cheap shot) and think nilan hit the nail right on the head. A career ending jaw injury sounds about right for me.I am all class baby lol

  9. #9 PACTUM SERVA says:
    October 5, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    Take a look at how tucker cares so much about other players careershttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsGIi0KU9Uk

  10. #11 Habs#1 says:
    October 5, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    I’d personally like to see Boullion give Tucker some sort of head injury with a vicious right hook to the eye during a fight. He’s the dirtiest player in the league still in my opinion and needs to be dealt with.

    Huet looked good and amazingly eough so did Kovalev. The Habs never play very well against the Leafs though. I guess we’ll see what they’re made of come Sat.

  11. #12 Habsfan says:
    October 6, 2007 at 10:47 am

    go habs-koivu! None of you are talking about koivu! He was Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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