This week, fans of the Blue, White, and Red were treated to yet another series of eventful and electrifying games.
On October 18th, the Montreal Canadiens welcomed the Colorado Avalanche to the Bell Centre. Despite an early head start for the Avalanche (winger Alex Tanguay scored the first goal of the game 2:13 into the first frame), the Habs were able bounce back and claim a sublime 3-2 victory. While every player on the Habs performed remarkably, the game belonged to P.K Subban, who once again demonstrated why he is worthy of being Montreal’s highest paid player. Montreal’s defenseman played ferociously, and was absolutely merciless on Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard. Subban’s impressive efforts culminated with two goals for his celebrated team. Pickard, who was making his first appearance in the NHL, simply didn’t stand a chance against a force of nature like Subban. The Habs defenseman’s second goal, which he made immediately after another unsurprising visit to the penalty box, was decisive, and proved to be the winning goal for the team. Additionally, Montreal forward Alex Galchenyuk deserves significant praise, as he contributed a goal and an assist to the team, making him invaluable for the terrific victory.
On October 21st, the Detroit Red Wings took on the Habs in Montreal for a spectacular and riveting game at the Bell Centre. For hockey aficionados, any game that pits these two hockey titans against each other is a gift from the hockey gods. The Habs and the Red Wings are two of the most successful teams in the entire league, and seeing them face off on the ice is truly something to behold. Fans were not disappointed, and were able to witness as both teams were pushed to the limit. The first goal of the game was scored by Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg during the second period. From then on, the Habs held their breaths until the very end of the third period, when Galchenyuk tied the game with 3:09 left on the clock. Galchenyuk has been delivering consistently momentous performances, and has become a major source of support for the Habs. Since the departure of Josh Gorges and Brian Gionta, Galchenyuk has stepped up to the plate and become a rising star for les Habitants. Later, David Desharnais scored 56 seconds into overtime, allowing the Habs to gain a 2-1 victory over the Red Wings, and assuring them the top spot in the Eastern Conference standings.