Columbus Blue Jackets – Montreal Canadiens games are starting to feel like events.
While the 10-0 shellacking Montreal suffered felt like a blockbuster disaster movie (think “San Andreas”), Tuesday’s matchup was a little more nuanced. Granted, that’s not to say that the Canadiens’ 1-0 overtime win was always a high-brow affair.
Take, for instance, the latest round of John Tortorella rage. In this instance, he wasn’t happy about a penalty that opened the door for Alex Galchenyuk to score overtime goals in back-to-back nights.
On the other hand, Scott Hartnell got away with some tomfoolery early in the game. (If we have #HartnellDown, was this a #PriceCheck?)
Even with those salt-of-the-earth hockey moments, there was plenty for a connoisseur to sink one’s teeth into. Carey Price got his revenge on Hartnell & Co., winning a goalie duel with Sergei Bobrovsky despite this dazzling stop:
The Ottawa Senators are stumbling a bit, but with their games in hand, Montreal had motivation to start putting together wins. The Habs are doing just that, having won three straight games in overtime to give them 78 standings points.
Columbus gets a standings point for its troubles, at least getting some breathing room in front of the New York Rangers for third in the Metro.
Torts probably doesn’t really care about that right now, and some can’t blame him.
Tortorella might do a thing or two other than laughing.