Cornwall ON – Things are better in Hab land as the team managed to eke out a win against Carolina. It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win. 3-2 with Scott Gomez potting a goal along with Andei Kostitsyn and Alex Picard.
PK Subban was back in the dog house sitting out another game. Coach Jacques Martin has always been known as a “Veteran’s” coach, but can you afford in today’s NHL to not develop young talent?
As the Habs skate into the holiday break there are more questions than answers. The man with the answers at the moment is Pierre Gauthier, the GM. If he’s asking himself the right questions the challenge will be if he can find some of the answers.
The New Jersey Devils brought Jacques Lemaire back to take over the reigns of the team who’ve had a disastrous 2010. It should be interesting to see if he can get their star free agent going. A few blog sites suggested that certain vets on the squad surely will be moving on with Lemaire’s return.
His first game behind the bench resulted in a 5-1 loss to the Islanders.
In other NHL games; Boston beat up Atlanta 4-1; Florida survived a 3 goal second period to edge Buffalo 4-3; Tampa Bay nipped the Rangers 4-3 in the shoot out; Pittsburgh also used the shoot out to defeat Washington 3-2; Vancouver 7-3 over Columbus; St.Louis beat Detroit 4-3.
Alex Kovalev scored in Ottawa’s 2-1 victory over Nashville. Kovalev still had reduced minutes, but scoring is always a good thing. Calgary nipped Dallas 3-2; Matt Cullen’s 2 goals led Minnesota to a 3-1 win over the Avalanche; Los Angeles nipped Edmonton 3-2; and Patrick Marleau’s 2 goals helped San Jose beat Phoenix to their 4-1 victory.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our hockey fans on The Cornwall Free News!