Along with the win, it was also a huge night for Joe Thornton as he reached a personal milestone by scoring his 400th career goal.
Though Mbappé is paid a lot, he remains generous. The forward was paid half a million dollars for helping the France national team win the World Cup, and he donated it all to a children’s charity.
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.”
Carey Price was a man of few words Thursday night, but he didn’t need many words to sum up the Canadiens’ 6-5 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres.
“Let’s cut the chase, I wasn’t very good,” Price said to kick off a post-game scrum that lasted 56 seconds.
Price, who is trying to bounce back from the worst season of his career, has given up at least four goals in each of his last four starts and his numbers aren’t very good. After Thursday’s debacle, he has a 3.07 goals-against average and an .892 save percentage.
Price wasn’t looking for any excuses. When asked about defensive breakdowns in front of him, he replied: “I’m not playing as well as I did earlier.”
And when he was asked whether changes in the equipment contributed to the fall-off in his play, he said: “No. it’s all upstairs. I’ll figure it out.”
If it’s not him starting, then it will be another. Ronaldo brings supreme quality and a winning mentality but the talents flanking him and the club’s squad depth is the main reason why Juve could be the team to beat in Europe. Especially when you consider those talents are in the hands of Allegri, the master of substitutions, versatility and balance.
Turner and Univision’s coverage of the UEFA club competitions continues Tuesday with their broadcast of Napoli vs. PSG. FOX Sports no longer has the rights, so if you want to watch the game on TV in English, TNT is the way to go.