Best Habs Game you ever went to
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03-25-2012, 07:03 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
I've only been to two games, when I won a trip to Ottawa/Montreal in the end of the 06/07 season. Going in to the trip I didn't really have any true favorite team in the NHL, but since my grandmother is from Finland, I've always had a soft spot for Saku Koivu.
My first game was a 2-5 loss in Ottawa, and most of the people who won the trip supported Ottawa heavily since Alfredsson was playing there and we got to meet him before the game. Prior to the game I thought I wouldn't care so much, but I quickly transformed into a Habsfan and I remember how I loved the way the Montreal supporters owned the arena, despite playing away and losing.
The second game I got to see was a 4-3 win over the Sabres in Bell Centre the night after. Obviously the win against the Sabres is the best game for me, especially since Saku Koivu (probably the player who made me a Habs fan) scored the game winning goal in a beautiful way earliy in the 3rd period. After the goal the crowd was screaming "SAAAAAAAAAAAKU, SAAAAAAAAAAKU", I've been a huge fan ever since and probably missed maximum a handful games per year since (including pre-season). It should be time fairly soon for a new trip to Montreal.
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