This episode is mainly focused on recapping the meh regular season that was, and hating on Toronto, Boston, Ottawa, the NHL, the IOC, and billionaires. We’re light on bits in this one because we’re simplifying our podcasting game for the playoffs! P.S. The sound issues get resolved at the 13-minute mark!
There was very little to play for in this one, and it showed. Zach takes his time on the mini-podcast this morning to discuss other things you can do with your time before the playoffs start, as well as reasons to hate the New York Rangers.
Arturri Lehkonen had himself a big night in South Beach, scoring a pair as your Montreal Canadiens clinched top spot in the Atlantic Division as they crossed the 100-point barrier. Ian steps in for Zach to cover this one!
Your Montreal Canadiens outplayed the Tampa Bay Lightning on a night the Bolts really needed two points to stay alive in their hunt for the final wildcard playoff spot. Radulov played the OT hero and his line-mate Danault contributed the Habs’ other goal of the night in the Saturday night win in the Sunshine State.
Brendan Gallagher broke out on Thursday night, which is just the kind of thing you want to hear this time of year. Tim Raines was in the house to drop the ceremonial face-off and then Gallagher, Plekanec, and Byron went to work, effectively ending the Panthers season before the half-way point of the first period. Then things got a little feisty.
It was billed as the Battle of the Benn Brothers, but once again the night seemed to belong to Andrei Markov as he moved into a tie for second all-time in points for a Montreal Canadiens defenceman. Zach takes a look at the potential playoff match-ups on this one, and also takes a moment to doubt Zach Fucale’s NHL prospects.
For the third time in as many meetings your Montreal Canadiens beat the hot-on-their heals Ottawa Senators on Saturday night. The Habs now have a three point lead on the Sens, who have a game in hand. Zach dedicates this episode to Andrei Markov and the amazing career he has had in Bleu, Blanc, et Rouge.