Our expectations for the Canadiens this year were pretty low – most people were predicting them to be at the bottom of the league and at best maybe just make the playoffs. However, with a mix of solid rookies, good goaltending, and one player blossoming into one of the best defenders in the game, the Canadiens will finish off the season in the top 3rd of the division. Even though they ended the season with a string of frustrating losses, there is a good chance they will go far in the playoffs.
Now, let’s recap all the games we got to attend and see if Plank showered any luck on the team.
|Tuesday, January 29th, 2013||Winnipeg Jets - 3 Montreal Canadiens - 4||WIN|
|Sunday, February 3rd, 2013||Ottawa Senators - 1 Montreal Canadiens - 3||WIN|
|Saturday, February 23rd, 2013||New York Rangers - 0 Montreal Canadiens - 3||WIN|
|Wednesday, March 13th, 2013||Ottawa Senators - 3 Montreal Canadiens - 4||WIN|
|Saturday, March 30th, 2013||New York Rangers - 0 Montreal Canadiens - 3||WIN|
|Monday, April 1st, 2013||Carolina Hurricane - 1 Montreal Canadiens - 4||WIN|
|Thursday, April 4th, 2013||Winnipeg Jets - 1 Montreal Canadiens - 4||WIN|
|Tuesday, April 9th, 2013||Washington Capitals - 3 Montreal Canadiens - 2||LOSS|
|Monday, April 15th, 2013||Philadelphia Flyers - 7 Montreal Canadiens - 3||LOSS|
Looks like we had a positive effect on the Habs, with a Plank record of 7-2 for the season. Like the team, we didn’t end well but we did get to see some very good hockey. Even better we are locked in for two games per round of the playoffs and we’re really looking forward to seeing some more games over the coming weeks. Go Habs!
If we got the opportunity, would we do this again? The answer is a resounding "yes" although, for me, I’d rather have the chance of season tickets to Nos Amours, The Montreal Expos. Let’s hope we can get them back soon.