Beautiful and moving ceremony to honour Jean Beliveau prior to the puck drop. Montage was excellent, the shots of Jean Beliveau's wife Elise were stirring, and the anthem was emotional. You never want to say good-bye to a legend, but if you do say good-bye it had better be with the style and grace that the Canadiens organization seems to effortlessly exude.
Great game so far. Loved that the officials really had to make sure that the Canadiens didn't give up a goal on that early Nick Bonino shot. "You guys usually give up a goal this point soooooo we just wanna make sure."
New lines are fun to watch. Any lines iteration that can make a Montreal first period bearable and actually enjoyable to watch is an iteration that I want to see again and again. Hey this game is already a win!
|07:00||VAN||Chris Higgins Hi-sticking - 2 min against Brandon Prust|
|11:23||MTL||Tomas Plekanec Tripping - 2 min against Bo Horvat|
|19:02||VAN||Yannick Weber Tripping - 2 min against Brendan Gallagher|
|19:56||VAN||Alexander Edler Cross checking - 2 min against David Desharnais|