Very good game tonight...Good wheels, good defensive zone coverage. Congrats to Lapierre on the Gordie Howe Hat Trick. D'Agostini is making things interesting for our lineup. Glad to see him stepping up as I have been following him for a long time. Go Habs Go!
I think a game like this can kind of kill the haters around Montreal, there was a really good feeling about this win tonight and I think this team is about to really turn the corner.
The team looks like a unit right now, and I think one of the biggest positives from this game is that there are no negatives.
The chemistry is evident right now, the team looks great and I guarantee feels good about themselves. I'm a firm believer in look good, feel good, play good, and the team has a smug, confident approach right now. The mobbing of Price and the body check threw by Gorges on price is absolutely amazing to see. This is a very dangerous team and I think people are going to start to realize that. Only minor moves (maybe a 4th d-man) should be made.
As for players, I think I really like these lines. D-Ago has been very impressive, especially with A-Kost and Koivu. He should stay there for at least the rest of this homestand.
We showed we can get going without Kovalev, and I have a strong feeling he's going to be there when it counts. I'm not too upset about a "slumping" Kovalev who is second in the team in points. It's frustrating to see his mistakes, but I can live with them when their in the first half of the season.
Very impressive performance tonight, against one of the better teams and goalies in the East.