There was more to Saturday night than that depressing Habs game.
How about Quebecer Jonathan Huberdeau’s debut with the Florida Panthers, with the rookie scoring on his first-ever shot in the NHL and going on to notch one goal and two assists in his debut in the League. His line-mate Alex Kovalev – you remember him, don’t you? – also nabbed a goal and two assists in his first game with the Panthers. Will they be working the same magic together Tuesday night at the Bell Centre? You know L’Artiste is gonna wanna impress his many Montreal fans.
Here’s the video of Huberdeau’s first goal, set up with a little help from Kovie.
The other cool story Saturday was another debut, that of Jaromir “Mullet” Jagr with Bob Gainey’s Dallas Stars. Jags said he wanted to play in Montreal but management here has made it clear they don’t want or need his old-school firepower. So he scored twice and added two assists in his first game with the Stars.
Here’s his first goal in a Stars jersey. He does not like all that old and creaky.