Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Great Moments" in Bell Centre History: A fitting ending to a Centennial Drama

We all know that the Montreal Canadiens were a complete mess during their Centennial Season in 2008-09. Actually if you think about it, the Habs have been celebrating their 100th season since 1993, when Patrick Roy and company led the to their last Stanley Cup victory. I'm sure we'll get into the "Curse of Patrick Roy" but we should with this segment now. First a word from our "sponsor"...

The Date: April 22, 2009. The Scene: Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal against the Boston Bruins, with their heated rivals carrying a 3-0 series lead.

The Habs took an early 1-0 lead just seconds into the first period. However, the Bruins wouldn't be down for long as ex-Hab Michael Ryder, Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas and now former Bruin Phil Kessel led the Bruins to a 4-1 win and a sweep of their arch-rivals in Montreal as the Habs' Centennial Drama came to a close.

Of course who can forget about Carey Price in this contest, as he does his best Patrick Roy impression. Only in Montreal...

And this has been another installment of "Great Moments" in Bell Centre History.

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