Montreal 4 - Buffalo 3
The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 at the Bell centre tongiht. A hard fought battle and a high quality hockey game from start to finish, a home team win in an electric building. That's whats this sport is all about. Team captain Saku Koivu scored the game-winner, his 20th goal of the season.
Why do I love hockey so much? Of all of team sports played around the globe, hockey is the only one allowing players substitutions during the course of the action. This rule allows the play to run for a long period of time and gives the fans some great end-to-end action. Sometimes the play can be uninterrupted for 8 or 9 minutes. On tonight's decisive goal, Koivu went on the ice on a substitution during the course of play, immediatly intercepted a pass then rushed right at the goalie and score. Nobody was covering him as he was totally fresh on the ice.
Montreal keeps a hand on the 8th place as the remaining games of the regular season can be counted on one hand.
Vincent Lecavalier has scored his 50th goal of the season in the last Tampa Bay Lightning game. A milestone he should be proud of for the rest of his life. 35 goals was his previous best production in one single season. The last french canadian from the province of Québec to score 50 in a season was Mario Lemieux.