Canadiens-Panthers: Ugly Wins Count Too!

December 31st, 2009 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
Montreal 5, Florida 4 (BankAtlantic Center)

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Was it the early 5 p.m. start? Perhaps it was the distractions of the pool, the beach, or that it was New Year's Eve. Maybe it was that odd feeling of having Habs' fans outnumber the home side at the BankAtlantic Center.

Whatever the reason, we can safely say that this was not a classic. No need to worry that the game recording will be clogging up PVR hard drives of Habs' fans. Having said that, the 5-4 Montreal win was an entertaining match.

It's best that Jacques Martin and crew simply forget about this game, one that was characterized by sloppy play, and poor goaltending.

"A tremendous hockey game," coach Martin said. "We battled hard and they battled hard. It could have gone either way."

Well, it seems that Martin is not yet ready to forget.

Just when you thought the Canadiens were getting back to full health, a number of Canadiens went down with injuries in the game.

It's probably due to the blue moon that people were talking about.

The medical alerts started even before the game began with Sergei Kostitsyn ex ...

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