The home team had 42 shots on Antti Niemi. And were it not for some superb saves by the Canadiens’ backup ‘tender, the Oilers would have scored in double figures.
Furthermore, he will go down as one of the most underrated players to wear a Habs jersey. From his turtleneck, to his goatee, to the many penalties killed off and the tireless efforts, we at All About The Habs, would like to formally wish Tomas Plekanec and his entire family a happy retirement from the NHL. We send our thanks for providing more than just hockey to the city of Montreal. You will always be a member of the Canadiens, for now until forever.
More than 20,000 Quebecers drop out of high school each year and Bégin hopes he can inspire some of them to get their diploma. “I’m proud for my kids,” Bégin said about his two daughters — Méanne (14) and Maylia (11). “My kids go to school … so it would have been tough for me to talk to them about school, how important it is, if I’m not done with my high school. Now it’s done, so I can sit with them and talk about how important school is. “It’s just a great day.”
There were some interesting numbers — the Canadiens won 54 per cent of the faceoffs with Phillip Danault (65 per cent), Max Domi (55 per cent) and rookie Jesperi Kotkaniemi (50 per cent) all performing well.
Jesperi Kotkaniemi notches first two NHL goals in Habs’ comeback win
Montreal showed off some bounce-back magic Thursday night at the Bell Centre. Trailing 4-3 with just over three minutes remaining, Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored his second goal of the night