Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Biggest comeback in franchise history

When you're up 5-0 and you lose the game, you deserve that loss.

Rangers = losers

I was watching MVP last night, flipping back and forth between the Ottawa game and the Montreal game to check the scores. Montreal went down 3-0, then 5-0 to the Rangers by the middle of the second period and I thought, "Oh crap."

Rewind a few weeks: Montreal and the Rangers played a Sunday afternoon game on CBC, and the Rangers were down 3-0 then rallied to win 5-3.

Last night, the tables were turned.

After Montreal was down 5 goals, I'm sure most fans thought they were done. I know I did. But the goals started coming, from likely and unlikely sources. Michael Ryder, the whipping boy in Montreal, scored a hat trick and Kovalev got a couple to tie the game by the end of the third. OT solved nothing, and Captain Koivu scored the only shootout goal (a beauty, at that). The Montreal franchise has been around for 99 years, and this is the first time that the team has rebounded from a 5-goal deficit to win a game. Wow.

To make things even better, the Pittsburgh Penguins came from behind to win their game against the Florida Panthers. Glad to have another win in the bank, and I'm glad to see Richard Zednik out of the hospital.
Oh, and the Senators won against the Philadelphia Cryers, handing them their eighth consecutive loss. Boo frickin' hoo. Hosers.

1 comment:

DaBich said...

LOL, I love when you call Philly hosers ;)

I was watching the Pens last night and I was soooooo excited to see my boy Malone win it for us!! YAY!

Looks like Montreal really pulled a good one, good for them!!