A couple of goals called back – rightfully so … and Vincent Lecavalier getting his first goal against the French squad that might have been his home. All the things that make for a great story.
But in the end, it was Montreal that prevailed and took home their second win of the season.
There is very little to comment on other than the fact that the Eller, Galchenyuk, and Gallagher line continued to be the shining hope of this franchise. There was great expectations after last season with the new two rookies, but there has also been the talk of the sophomore slump. Something we are not seeing at this point so far.
Brian Gionta also showed why he wears the “C” for the franchise, opening the scoring in the dirtiest part of the ice, where few players are willing to go. For a “small player” he continues to outshine and show why he belongs as the leader of this team.
At the end of the day though, it was all about the EGG line. Showing heart, spirit, hockey skills, and the spirit it takes to win a Stanley Cup, there is not much these three can not do together. They are showing more skill set and compatibility than Pacioretty and Desharnais from two years ago. Something to look at as a severe positivity moving forward.
So as we go into game four tonight against the Calgary Flames, and move into a Western road trip, I believe we will see more of the young guns making a statement. And if the veterans like Plekanec and Markov can add to that “statement”, then there is nothing this team can’t accomplish.