First the standings as a result of yesterday’s Quebec election as the Liberals swept to a majority government. Marois loses her own seat; resigns as Parti Quebecois leader.
Liberals (70 seats); PQ (30); CAQ (22); QS (3)
Total: 125 seats; needed for majority government: 63 seats
We went to the hockey game on Saturday night and saw the Canadiens defeat the Detroit Red Wings by the score of 5-3. This was one exciting game, one which saw the home team blow a three goal lead before getting two late goals for the win.
Featured above is a two-minute clip which captures the pre-game buzz at the Bell Centre on Saturday night. Then the Canadiens proceeded to jump out to a 3-0 lead before the tilt was half over only to see the visitors bang in three counters before the ten-minute mark of the third period to tie the game.
But as has been their wont this season, especially over the last ten games or so – the Canadiens found a way to win, sort of like Couillard’s Liberals who wake up this morning to a majority government while the PQ has been consigned – for the immediate future anyway – to the dustbin of history.
Michael Bourneval opened the scoring for the Canadiens with the Captain, Brian Gionta (who scored twice), Alex Galchenyuk and Max Pacioretty, big number 67, rounding out the scoring for the Habs. It was Pacioretty’s 9th goal in his last 8 games and his 39th of the year as he continues on his quest to be the first Hab to notch forty goals since that wife-abuser, Vincent Damphousse, did it during the 1993/94 season.
Pavel’s Datsyuk’s fourteenth goal of his injury-plagued season along with Nicklas Kronwell and Luke Glendening with his first NHL marker answered for Detroit but it wasn’t enough.
Once again, goalie Carey Price, the game’s second star, was the difference. Price stopped 34 of 37 shots for a save percentage of .919 compared with Jonas Gustavsson’s save percentage of .808, as the Detroit goalie stopped 21 of the 26 shots he faced.
Now for the End of the Innocence by Don Henley