Following Monday night’s game I posted on Facebook that the Las Vegas Golden Knights and Carey Price played well… and that was it. It was a bit of an exaggeration… Montreal’s skaters dominated the first ten minutes of play (without scoring a goal), but that was about it. Les Canadiens were completely dominated for most of the game, which we lost 4-1. If it were not for Carey Price between the pipes, it would have been much worse.
Wednesday was a different story. Montreal regrouped, and they came back with a 3-2 win. Despite surrendering two goals, the team controlled the game from start to finish.
Leaving Las Vegas with a split was about as good as anyone could have hoped for. On the one hand, our 7-game win streak was snapped; On the other, The Habs had not faced a packed house in over a year thanks to Covid-19, and there must be a huge psychological difference between playing to an empty house and playing to a packed (and mostly hostile) crowd. I am proud of my team, and glad they are not going home trailing 2-0 in the series.
This evening is Game 3, and we are going home. The Bell Centre in Montreal has never hosted a third-round playoff match – the last time we made it this far was at the Montreal Forum.
I hope our ghosts moved with us, and will back our squad to victory in tonight’s match. I will be watching, cheering, and GO HABS GO!