A resounding 7-2 victory over the NHL-tops Detroit Red Wings does the Habs body good.
This really was a classic Original Six matchup. The Habs clobbered the Wings just like dem old times!
Bourque opened the scoring with a good ol' dirty goal, driving the net hard while the rejuvenated but still goal-less Scotty Gomez showed some speed and fed the puck into the crease before bouncing off of Bourque's leg.
Alexei Emelin congratulated by his teammates after scoring his first NHL goal against the Detroit Red Wings. Habs won the game 7-2.
And just in case you weren't paying attention, because you know I am:
5 GP; 2 G; 1 A; +1; 5 PIM (for fighting)
5 GP; 1 G; 0 A; -4; 4 PIM
So who got the player in that recent deal, Mr. PuckDaddy???
Desharnais scored two nice goals while Cole and Pacioretty each had one for the line that just keeps on clicking. Tommy Plekanec got one, and Alexei Emelin scored his first in the NHL. Well deserved Alexei. Both Lars Eller and Andrei Kostitsyn also had strong outings.
Desharnais and Pacioretty have serious chemistry together -- something they've put on display since playing together in Hamilton.
Habs now enter the All-Star break on a high and feeling a bit better about themselves, 8 points out of the last playoff spot in the East. At least we can have something to talk about other than P.K. Subban. 3-0-2 in their last five games is good with the clock ticking this team needs all the points it can get.
Two wins in a row is nice. Ten would be better.
Your Habs need to get on a roll. A serious roll, if they want to make the playoffs. It's still not impossible. Nobody is giving up... yet.
Et tu, Markov?
PS: Love Mike Babcock and love his loyalty and allegiance to McGill University -- my alma mater too. Always sports the McGill club tie when he coaches against the Habs. Now wouldn't he look good wearing that behind the Habs bench someday!? What would it take to get the man to coach the Canadiens????