Montreal - Oct. 16, 2011 - Looks like we're in for another roller coaster ride. At least Andrei Markov will be back on skates soon. Presuming that means he'll be back in action prior to Christmas. Unless he collides in practice with Andreas Engqvist or Aaron Palushaj or some other non - NHL ready player and is hurt again. Hey, don't think Benoit Brunet isn't thinking about that possibility.
Carey Price's save on Milan Hejduk in the opening minute. All downhill after that.
Brian Gionta, Eric Cole & Scott Gomez all finally hit the scoresheet.
Gomez is no longer on pace for a 0 point season. He's now up to a projected 20 points.
The obvious chemistry between David Desharnais & Max Pacioretty.
Jacques Martin calling an early time out after his team fell behind. Jocko also looked positively animated behind the bench after the Habs took that brief 5-4 lead, aggressively patting his vets on the back.
Thomas Plekanic showing everybody that, yes he can...fire the puck.
Alexei Emelin hit a couple of guys and didn't wait until the final five minutes to do so.
Mathieu Darche's best moment of the 6:05 he played was when he pushed referee Eric Furlatt out of the way and onto his ass while tracking down an Avalanche defenseman.
Don Cherry's apology to Chris Nilan, Stu Grimson & Jim Thompson.
The news on Markov.
PK Subban again making too many mistakes.
Penalty killing unit, again.
Referee Stephane Auger. One of the league's worst. Always finds a way to make a brutal call or two every night, not to mention the crap he misses. And right on schedule there he was sending Raphael Diaz to the box on a horse s**t tripping call to set up Colorado's late tying goal.
Carey Price. Can't imagine a worse performance from here on in. Those pink pads will surely help a lot of young people down the road but they were no help to Price tonight. He can't really be thinking that hard about 100 career wins, can he?
Habs in the face off circle: Plekanic - 48%, Gomez - 40%, Desharnais - 33%, Engvvist - 29%. It's not going to get better by itself.
Elliotte Friedman in the Arizona desert riding a horse with a suit on while interviewing Shane Doan; making Billy Crystal in "City Slickers" look like John Wayne.
Consensus Clint says there were some good signs but it was a bad loss on home ice.