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After a dominant win versus their arch rivals on Saturday night, the Montreal Canadiens came up flat against the New York Rangers.

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  • Worst first period team: Your Montreal Canadiens.
  • Best third period team: Your Montreal Canadiens.
  • Best NHL team? Win or lose tonight: Your Montreal Canadiens.

1st Period

  • Markov opens the game with a penalty. It's only his fourth minor of the season.
  • Seven defensemen until Bournival returns in a couple of weeks?
  • If another forward is injured, I almost think the Canadiens will dress eight defensemen.
  • How long will Brendan Gallagher's career last? The way he plays...
  • Tokarski has made a few sharp saves early in this one. Montreal spending plenty of time in their own zone.
  • I had to say it, eh? Dominic Moore makes it 1-0. Five hole off a rebound that Galchenyuk fails to clear.
  • Moore, Fast, Glass. That's a thing in New York.
  • Shout out to the Alouettes who defied all odds to make the playoffs only to lose today.
  • Manny Malholtra doesn't have a point this year.
  • Sekac double shifting with the fourth line. Therrien is learning to trust the kid.
  • Nice body check by Pacioretty on... Lundqvist?
  • The ever shifty Desharnais splits the D and draws a penalty.
  • Go-Go-Gadget Gonchar!
  • An atrocious start the Habs powerplay provides New York with two prime scoring chances.
  • Tokarski has made at least two saves with his helmet this period.
  • Ron MacLean interviewing one of my all-time favorite players: Ryan Smyth. All heart.

2nd Period

  • It's going to be one of those nights, isn't it?
  • Stepan converts an unbelievable pass from Martin St. Louis to make it 2-0.
  • How long before Therrien starts juggling his lines?
  • Charles Hudon picked up a goal and two assists in a 5-1 Hamilton Bulldogs win today.
  • Hudon's 18 points in as many games ties him for first place in AHL rookie scoring.
  • With Bournival out, wouldn't you rather that Hudon in the lineup over a seventh defensemen or Bowman?
  • Wouldn't be surprised to see him called up on Friday for the back-to-back games vs Buffalo.
  • Canadiens having loads of trouble gaining the offensive zone.
  • And they have 32 minutes to score at least two goals on King Henrik...
  • Weise back up with Desharnais and Pacioretty.
  • St. Louis burns by Emelin. The rest you know.
  • Marty's stick is taller than Tokarski.
  • Game over in MSG?
  • Up 3-0 with two minutes left in the period, the Rangers were all over Montreal for #4.
  • Habs are ready to pack up and head home.

3rd Period

  • When in doubt.
  • And that's four.
  • Gilbert let Hagelin out-work and out-muscle him in front of Tokarski's gaping net.
  • Highlight of the game: Prust just "wrecked" Lundqvist with a nudge!
  • And then he uses Klein's head as a punching bag.
  • Prust just gave those still watching something to smile about. Thanks bud!
  • Nash makes it 5-0.
  • File, forget, and move on. Next up: A double dose of Buffalo!
  • Sabres have until Friday to clear out all that snow.

EOTP 3 Stars

3. I'd pay good money to see this realized:

2. And tomorrow is Monday:

1. The league's best sure know how to lose:

Highlights

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