I've been slacking on the blog front due to issues with the revamped Team 990 website and my inability to post my insightful bloggings. Suffice to say I predicted the Habs would lose to the Blues and own the Bruins yet again, with Alex Kovalev providing the fireworks. Having a few beverages and watching the Canadiens face the Bruins has been a real pleasure. They've outscored Boston 36-14 in the four wins so far. The Habs aren't just scoring goals, they're scoring highlight-reel goals by using their speed and precision passing. Guillaume Latendresse hit Saku Koivu with what may have been the best pass of his young NHL career before Koivu slid the puck to Michael Ryder, who provided the finish. Kovy's pass to Andrei Kostitsyn was another beauty.
Carey price was solid after a week-long layoff, beaten on shots he had no chance of stopping. He seemed to improve as the game went on in earning his 4th straight win over the Bruins.
The real story from this win could very well be the loss of Mike Komisarek. It's not clear how severe his injury is at this point but losing him for any period of time really hurts the team. What Carbo does here with his defensive pairings could be the defining moment of the season.
The line of Kovalev, Tomas Plekanec and Andrei Kostitsyn was a combined +8 last night. Kovalev has 7 goals in 7 games against Boston this year. He embarrassed Zdeno Chara big time last night and Chara and co. will likely be looking to put a hurting on the Habs big guns tomorrow night.
Here's hoping the Bruins goons don't get their way.