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by The Upper Canadien on 10/06/11 at 10:52 PM ET
I can attest to the fact that there are actually people dancing in the streets right now, as the Toronto Maple Leafs have defeated Montreal 2-0.
Seriously, dancing in the streets. For their first win. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Not a good game for the Habs, in a variety of ways. Price looked good. Raphael Diaz is going to be a solid player. But otherwise, a lacklustre effort for most of the game.
Kudos to James Reimer, he played a heck of a game. Toronto’s defensive game was much improved over last year, but the Habs offence was sputtering at best. As a fan, I’d be frustrated, or angry, but it’s game one. And as I always say, I’d much rather lose the first game than the last one.
Montreal has two days off to recover before they enter what will surely be the lion’s den in Winnipeg on Sunday. That’s not going to be an easy one. Habs fans better hope Carey Price is ready, because based on tonight’s game, few others are.
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