A victory with a taste of deception.
The Montreal Canadiens were hosting the Atlanta Trashers tonight at the Bell centre. The Trashers have sent Marian Hossa to Pittsburgh before the trade deadline today. The Trashers have received Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, Angelo Esposito and a 2009 first round draft pick. A big trade for the Penguins.
The star player was interesting for Montreal but General Manager Bob Gainey wasn't able to convince Atlanta's GM, Don Waddell. The only move made by Gainey today was to send goaltender Christobal Huet to the Washington Capitals for a 2009 2nd round draft pick.
The fans' wish to improove the team thru a trade before the deadline today was never granted. Many fans believes that the Canadiens did not get enough in return for Huet and should've kept the goaltender for the remaining portion of the season.
The Canadiens played a good game versus the Trashers, winning by the score of 5-1. The winning surge for Montreal came during the third period. Montreal scored a total of four goals in the final frame. Christopher Higgins scored twice to break the 1-1 tie before preparing another Montreal goal from Andrei Markov. The young Sergei Kostitsyn completed the scoring with his 7th goal of the season.
Higgins with the three points durng thr 3rd period was declared the game's first star. For Carey Price, it is now obvious that he was chosen to be the number one goaltender of the franchise. He blocked 26 of the 27 shots from Atlanta.
(Pictures: Bob Gainey, Maxim Lapierre, Canadian Press.)