Canucks halt Habs’ historic streak at 9

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Well, it had to end some time.

The Montreal Canadiens already made some history – or at least joined some very short lists of teams in history – by winning their first nine games in regulation.

They were eyeing some more on Tuesday, yet the Vancouver Canucks ended that run at nine (and emphatically so) by winning 5-1.

On the bright side (or negative side if you love drama), the game was lopsided enough that people are unlikely to grasp at straws that this moment or that supposed blown call kept Montreal from keeping its great run going.

Instead, most Montreal fans and observers would prefer to put this behind them.

Vancouver came into this one hoping to avoid being on the wrong side of history, and the Canucks succeeded.

If you want to single out a performance, maybe look to Jared McCann (pictured), who scored two of the three first-period goals for Vancouver.

On a night that largely consisted of good news for Vancouver, they did see a tough injury for Brandon Prust.

Either way, the streak is over.

The question remains: will Montreal make more meaningful history in, say, June?