– The leading goal scorer on the Habs is who? Brendan Gallagher? With seven? That can’t be. This team has Max Pacioretty and Jonathan Drouin and Alex Galchenyuk. Gallagher is within five feet of the net most of the time. That’s where goals are scored. Shots are great too, but even great goal scorers collect garbage. That’s Gallagher – the garbage man. That’s a compliment. It’s no fun getting slashed and cross checked, and Gallagher pays a hard price for it.
– Speaking of getting in the dirty areas, that fellow who no one ever says goes there went there to score a goal. Max Pacioretty parked in front of the net and then waited for some service. The Petry shot was deflected perfectly. Pacioretty with his sixth goal in his 16th game. Last year he needed 25 to get his sixth. Voila. Ne panique pas.