And eight seconds later, past Jacob Markstrom and into the Vancouver net went Jonathan Drouin’s point shot to secure a Canadiens win and a successful western Canada road trip.
Mental illness carries so much stigma. Too much stigma. While there is no shame taking time off work after a bout of pneumonia, sharing that you have a mental illness is an act of profound courage for the risk of rejection, judgment and discrimination people are afraid they’ll face. Just imagine if people felt as comfortable talking about their anxiety, bipolar disorder or PTSD as they do talking about their tendinitis or high cholesterol. Not only would removing the stigma markedly reduce the suffering of those who are dealing with mental health, but it will help those who are caring for them to respond with greater courage, compassion and resilience.
The Canadiens came from behind in the final 3:04 of the game to beat the Stanley Cup-champion Washington Capitals 6-4 and the undisputed hero of the game was Jesperi Kotkaniemi, the 18-year-old rookie from Finland.