How fitting that, in their 100th year of existence, the Montreal Canadiens should finally learn the identity of their father. On a Thursday night in Boston, the Habs found the answer to the question, "Who's your daddy?" Boston was 0-10-2 in their previous 12 games against Montreal, but that streak went out the window with the opening faceoff. Over the past three seasons, the B's have won just 34.8% of the 2nd game of back-to-back sets, but it just didn't matter last night. The Bruins outshot the Canadiens, 31-28, and that was the only aspect of the game that wasn't lopsided. Boston scored the first four goals of the night before Saku Koivu ended Manny Fernandez' shutout bid with 6:26 remaining in the 2nd period.
Speaking of Fernandez...was Coach Julien trying to send a message to his own team by starting Manny, rather than Tim Thomas (the hottest goalie in the NHL not named Luongo) against Montreal, or was Julien sending a message to the Habs? Either way, it appears that both teams got the message.
The following clip is a perfect summation of the entire night:
Note to Montreal (and Mike Komisarek in particular): Father's Day is June 21, and it's never too early to shop for a nice tie.