Habs took Philly

I think that last night’s game was an important one.

It was important in the psyche of the habs… especially say a guy like Price, and maybe Sergei Kostitsyn, who played with a bit of jam last year but in that playoff series Philly was just so physical I think it really changed the game.
As I watched last night, I saw some good and bad. Of course.
In the second period when Montreal scored the first goal, I thought the flood gates just might open but then the Flyers scored 2 quick ones.
After those 2 quick goals I had a slight flashback of that playoff series last spring. I saw a couple of what could have been mistakes and boom… there it was. After that, I found that the Flyers did have quite a bit of momentum.
Third period brought a nice change… and the goals came out.
So far, I think Price has played very well. He’s already made 2 “save of the year” type saves in his first 2 games of the season.
After a slow pre-season by Lang and Kostitsyn seems as though the offense is coming to them. Lang has shown some nice passing skill… Kostitsyn has shown that he has GREAT vision out there and the ability to make excellent passes.
Kovalev made a few moves that were just crazy. He’s so good. One of the RDS commentators pointed out last night that unlike some younger guys who come at you at 100 MPH and deke you…. Kovalev comes in much slower… and still dekes you. Sometimes, when he is “on”, he makes 1,2,3,4 (sometimes 5)  guys look silly.
Kovalev made some nice passes last night. I love the fact that in Montreal, he seems to have found a home. He seems to love the city, love the fans and love wearing the blue, blanc et rouge.
2 guys who should be back very soon would have been perfect in the lineup last night vs Philly…. Bouillon and Laraque.
It’s early in the year.
But it’s awesome to have it back!!
Also… here are some recent posts on the Habs.
Habs win first battle in Philly war
by T.C. Denault – Hockey News
Theft in Philly
by Arpon Basu – The Daily Hab-it
Hard work paying off for Latendresse
by David Shoalts – globesports.com
by Arpon Basu – The Daily Hab-it

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