Wednesday, February 18, 2009

As The World Turns: Wednesday in Washington

The soap opera that is the Montreal Canadiens continues. Slumping star Alex Kovalev has been sent to his room by GM Bob Gainey. Former hot-shot young winger Sergei Kostitsyn has been banished to Hamilton. And today, rumours in La Presse that Gainey has been trying to deal Kovalev for weeks, perhaps for Vincent Lecavalier. You can read about that here:

So what happens next for the Habs? Well, a game against former goaltender Jose Theodore Washington, of course. This will be a big test, because if Montreal's defence plays as well as they did Sunday against Vancouver, Alex Ovechkin may challenge Darryl Sittler's record for points in a game. Really. The defence was that bad. This could be ugly.

No word yet on starting goalies, although the airwaves this morning are suggesting it will be Carey Price. We'll see who Guy decides to stand in front of the firing squad.

How will the Habs respond sans Kovalev? How many shots will Ovechkin get? All these questions and more to be answers tonight.

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