It’s almost starting to feel like a broken record, even if the Montreal Canadiens love this tune.
The Habs kept their red-hot streak going on Saturday, winning their seventh game in a row by beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1.
The winning isn’t just getting familiar, it’s also how. For one thing, Shea Weber continues to make a first impression that’s as big as his howling shot, scoring his third game-winning goal of the season:
It’s no surprise that the likes of Alex Radulov and Alex Galchenyuk factored into the win, either. Radulov generated two nice assists, including this great combination of creativity and patience for the opening Galchenyuk tally:
Of course, the most obvious story – the one that feels so familiar it would probably seem boring if it wasn’t so brilliant – is Carey Price‘s dominant play.
The Maple Leafs fired 38 shots on goal against Montreal in a game that had the action of a contest that makes a 2-1 score look very misleading. Price was just on top of things, with only Nazem Kadri beating him tonight.
Really, both teams have good things to take away from this, even if it wasn’t ALL good for Toronto.
Still, you could almost feel the optimism in the air for two marquee franchises hoping to climb the ranks.
Actually, in the Canadiens pace, they merely defended their early-season throne.