Let's face it, Habs need a fucking win. I'm not greedy. Just one for now. That would be lovely, thank you. On the heels of Sexy Friday's cancellation, we figured we'd continue our no hot chicks policy until a win. Desperate times.
So the game gets underway at 7 PM in Long Island. This is game #1 of a the annual Christmas road voyage from hell, the time of year when the Habs usually suck up the joint so that the whole family can enjoy some quality entertainment at the Bell Centre. This year, it's Cirque de Soleil. Fuck you, Cirque de Soleil. Although, now that I think about it, Habs are already sucking up the joint, so maybe the trend is reversed this year. Hope, hope (delusion, delusion). Habs have won two games against the Isles this year, both in the 514. Isles are just as bad as the Habs right now, so maybe there's hope (delusion). We would like to date the 7th Woman.
Big Tits is on fire. Fire, I tell you! I don't know what it is, but I like it. He's making up for his little brother who is pointless in 8. Props to the Urologist who might end up as a forward tonight, but he's held the fort on the PP. No props to the 8 million dollar black hole of suck. Though in his defense, he's playing with no one. And he does seem to be working. Just not contributing. If that makes any sense.
On the Isles side of the ledger, not too many on the hot side. The cold side, however, is loaded. Okposo and Tavares pointless in their last 3, our old buddy the Swiss Mister is slowing down, and they have no goaltending.
OK, on to the reason any of you have any interest in this game whatsoever. You didn't think I was going to lead with that did you? I had to get you to read all the way down here. And now look at you. Steam coming out of your ears as you frustratingly scream at your computer monitor WHEN THE FUCK IS HE GOING TO TALK ABOUT MARKOV ALREADY??? Well, shut your trap, here you go. While we are all thrilled he returns tonight, let's not go treating him like the Franchise Saviour. First, we already have one of those. Second, the guy hasn't played in two months. He's going to be rusty, and he's not playing 30+ minutes in his first game back. Third, a hockey team is 20 guys, not one. With all that said, FUCK YEAH VODKOV IS BACK!!! WOOHOOO!!! PLAN THE PARADE, BITCHES!!!111!!11!!
In other injury news, no word on Hamr though he's with the team on the trip. Gionta is also with the team, and spent 45 minutes skating yesterday by himself. It's a start. Gomez was spotted praying for his return. Jaro is getting the start.
No post-game adult entertainment listings until we win. You'll have to do penance instead. Try following l'Antichambre on Twitter. That's painful enough.
Vodka shots for everyone in the comments.