Yours truly before, during and after last night's game.
Nothing comes easy when you're a Habs fan. I've run the gamut of emotions from A to Z for the past two weeks, from feeling hopeful to tweeting "if the Habs playoff hopes rest on the final game against the Leafs, I'm quitting my fandom and jumping on the Pittsburgh bandwagon." A little too hasty perhaps, obviously I'll wait until the Habs are out before hitching my wagon to Sid and his cronies.
The boys got their elusive point, it wasn't very pretty but they did what they had to do. I would prefer to play the Caps, even if we can't get by them at least the games will be entertaining. Also, keep in mind the Habs have a habit of playing to their opposition, so anything can happen.
If our goaltending is solid, if our power play picks up again and Cammy regains his scoring touch things could get very interesting. In a perfect world I'd like to see Halak play the first game, lose it and Price come riding to the rescue like a knight in shining armour. The poor guy needs a break and I'd enjoy nothing more than to see him redeem himself in front of the booing idiots in the rafters at the Bell Center. Don't get me wrong, I don't take goaltending sides, winning is all that matters, but Price deserves a shot at redemption. He's been playing well but lady luck hasn't been on his side.
I'm disappointed that the Ducks didn't make the playoffs despite Saku carrying the team on his back for the last few games. Would have loved to see them coming out of the west for the final.
It's a brand new season, let the games begin.