The Canadiens won their second consecutive road game earning them 5 out of a possible 6 points to start the season. Almost perfect against difficult teams to play against in their own building.
The Habs sliding into the post season last year had much to do with their strong start in which they had a .750 winning percentage after 10 games. It hasn’t quite been 10 games yet but there is a positive vibe in the air and the team confidence is building early.
David Aebischer played very well again keeping the Flyers off the board for most of the game. It’s hard not to stick with the hot hand for Saturday’s game against the Sens but it is the very beginning of the season and Huet should see action sooner rather than later to stay warm and involved.
Alex Kovelev and his linemates got the monkey of their back at least for the time being with an important goal.
Ryder and Higgins cashed in their opportunities putting the Habs up and finishing the Flyers off with early and late goals.
The 4th line also played well when they got ice time and Latendresse is gradually getting up to NHL speed.
Ken Hitchcock faced off against Carbonneau as a Head Coach, but it wasn’t very long ago that Hitchcock himself coached Guy Carbonneau and Kirk Muller.
Hitchcock’s thoughts on Carbonneau as a coach 6 years ago.
Looks like he was right. 1-0 Guy.