Canadiens Finish Season On The Right Note

Gionta Win

Written By: Iain Carnegie, BBBR

It was a fitting end to a solid season, as the Habs took to the Bell Centre ice in front of 21,273 fans to complete the 2013-14 campaign.

Coming away from back to back losses to Chicago and the Islanders, Les Boys looked to bounce back and complete the season on an up note before heading into the post season.

The team seemed flat early on, but managed to gain some speed nearly halfway into the contest. As usual, Molson Cup winner Carey Price carried the team as he turned away 41 shots on goal. It took until 2:04 of the overtime frame before Captain Brian Gionta found the back of the net, snapping over 120 minutes of scoreless hockey for Le Tricolore. Gionta was awarded a penalty shot after being tripped by former Montreal Canadien Raphael Diaz.

The win gave Montreal it’s 100th point of the season, and a boost heading into the post season, however the lack of shots over the past two contests has got to be a concern for head coach Michel Therrien.

It will now be up to the Tampa Bay Lightning to secure home ice advantage with a win in their final game Sunday afternoon against the Washington Capitals.

The first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins on Tuesday night.


About Iain Carnegie (@emann_222 on Twitter)

I have followed the Montreal Canadiens for over twenty years, even while living in the heart of Toronto. I spent 5 years in the mecca of hockey, moving to the Plateau region of Montreal in the summer of 2009, I've been writing extensively on the Habs franchise at Bleed Blue Blanc Rouge BBBR has now moved to it's new home here at WordPress, , where content continues to matter.
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