Sunday, October 07, 2007
So not only do the Habs lose to the Laffs, but they (once again) blow a lead going into the third, this time allowing the Leafs to comeback from a 3-1 deficit. The turning point was Huet mishandling the puck toards the end of the second period, leading directly to Podnikawhatsky's goal.
It was the Leafs first win of the year, sparing Toronto Mayor the indignity of having to call in the military to quell a Leafs Nation uprising (can you imagine being a Leafs fan after losing twice to the Sens AND then to the Habs in one week??). Leafs fans can now sleep easier, confident that Tomas Kaberle is clearly headed to his first Norris Trophy this season thanks to his OT winner, while Vesa Toskala is now the obvious favorite for the Vezina after his first win.
The Tits: The Habs earn a point on the road. Breezer plays the second least minutes on D. Big Tits (our new name for Andrei - allowing us to call Sergei "Little Tits") scores his first of the season, along with Markov and El Dandy, who is looking comfortable up front.
The cellulite: Grabby losing all 5 of his faceoffs. Gui getting barely over 10 minutes in ice time. Huet handling the puck. Listening to Ron MacLean, Bob Cole, Harry Neale and Don Cerise openly cheering for the Leafs. (Oh wait, I watch RDS HD. Still bitter, though.)
The armpit hair: Losing to the Laffs. Obviously.
Chez Paree bound? Although it's humiliating losing to a team like the Leafs, earning a point on the road shouldn't be overlooked. No free dances, though - the Habs are paying at the door and in the back tonight.
2.5 Lap Dances (out of 10): We realized the Habs wouldn't go 82-0, but FOR THE LOVE OF GOD at least beat the freakin' Leafs.
NEXT UP: Wednesday against Sid and the Pens in the Burgh. We hope Pensblog brings the smack so we can make fun of how old Gary Roberts is. (Roberts is so old, he's the one who handed David the stone for his slingshot. I didn't say we'd bring good smack.)