Yesterday we were treated to an actual Saturday night game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins.
We haven’t felt such a great rivalry between two clubs for a long time.
The Bruins had won the last ten meetings between the two teams prior to last night.
You could feel the hostility in the air, even more so in the third quarter.
The Canadian set the tone for the rest of the game with two goals in 27 seconds, which woke up a crowd that had fallen asleep a bit in the second period.
This third period really gave us quite the spectacle, whether it was a Bruins goal disallowed, a 5 on 3 that was defended to perfection by CH, a goal by Brad Marchand, and a few hustles and scrambles including one that could have led to a quarterback brawl. .
Oh yeah, goalie brawl?
Well, after a long scramble caused by Brendan Gallagher’s relentlessness in front of Jeremy Swayman’s net, the Bruins goaltender, who was left without a helmet, made a call to Samuel Montembeault, which he declined.
Jeremy Swayman vs. Montembeault himself? pic.twitter.com/iVK8yGI6QP
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) November 12, 2023
Here is the whole series.
The referees/players should have let Gallagher and Swayman fight
— Drew Livingstone (@ProducerDrew_) November 12, 2023
Don’t worry, I think Kaiden Guhle took the smile off Jeremy Swayman’s face.
In short, we were able to witness the right moment yesterday at the Bell Center that Montembeault decided to join Swayman.
Goalkeeper CH, however, explained how the defeat will hurt Swayman much more than the fight, as we read in article by Jean-François Chaumont from the Journal de Montréal.
“I saw him waving at me. He wanted me to leave, but I didn’t want to. I told Martin (St. Louis) that I wasn’t hitting hard enough anyway. I think the defeat will hurt him even more. » – Samuel Montembeault
It’s a wise move by Montembeault, who also had an excellent game against one of the best, if not the best, teams in the NHL.
Now let’s talk about another player who was involved in this mess, Brendan Gallagher.
Honestly, it was really nice to see Gally go last night.
He was indeed the drooling, arrogant, hard-working Gallagher of the good old days, and this against the Boston Bruins, no less.
It feels so good to see him perform the way he’s capable of, something we didn’t think was possible for two seasons.
We really owe him an apologybecause right now Gally is at the heart of the Canadian’s success.
The Habs’ No. 11 deserves all the praise in the world right now, even Brad Marchand’s.
Yes, yes, by Brad Marchand.
After the game, the Bruins captain praised Gallagher’s work and how important a player he is.
— Le Journal de Montréal (@JdeMontreal) November 12, 2023
Jonathan Bernier of the Journal de Montréal relayed the words of the Bruins’ No. 63.
“I have a lot of respect for players who have a high level of competition, who leave everything on the ice. Gallagher is the guy you win with, the guy you want on your team when you get to the playoffs. » – Brad Marchand
It’s nice to see Marchand, a hated player in Montreal, take the time to praise a Montreal opponent.
Between pests, it’s respectable, whatever.
A lots of
– The rocket will be in action today.
Match day! It’s game day!
— Rocket de Laval (@RocketLaval) November 12, 2023
– Wow, crazy schedule!
THE @RocketLaval will play right now in Winnipeg. They will play today at 15:00… and tomorrow (Monday) at 11:30.
What a schedule!
— Maxime Truman (@MaximeTruman) November 12, 2023
– It will be a nice moment for him.
When he was 16, Lucas Raymond sat in the stands as a fan for an NHL game in his native Sweden. He is now 21 years old and is returning to play for the Red Wings. ⤵️ https://t.co/1K6V292JoO
— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) November 12, 2023
– To be continued.
He just lost his job with the Cubs. https://t.co/qWm01mskOX
— Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) November 12, 2023
– Well done!