And just like that the Habs beat one of the best teams in the East, the mighty good New York Rangers, and made history. For the first time in the glorious history of the most storied franchise in hockey, the Montreal Canadiens open a season five-and-Oh. Wow that is indeed pretty cool and ca sent quelque’chose (and it ain’t the neighbour’s dog’s doodoo).
So yeah pretty good way to open the season at the Bell Centre. And the first star is – la première étoile – Carey Price, who shut-out the Rangers in this 3-zip victory and made a number of spectacular saves, particularly during the 5-on-3.
So what did the What Me Worry Kid have to say?
‘I don’t think we get enough credit. People have been saying we’re over-rated. But we really have a good hockey team.’
So true. But it gets better. In the on-ice interview he went on to, as usual, downplay his own contribution.
‘I’m just trying to do my part. Make a save every once in a while.’
Yeah right. And Jimi Hendrix just played a bit of guitar.
No Price was Other-Wordly but he was right on the mark with his first answer – this is a good hockey team. All four lines are clicking, the D is solid and Subban and Markov look like two of the great mobile D-men in the league and even if all them have a dud shift, Alfred E. Price comes to the rescue.
- Brendan Kelly