Ladies and Gentlemen,
Stop what you’re doing. Stop the presses, because for the first time in over a calendar year, Montreal’s Scott Gomez scored. Thursday night against the New York Islanders, Gomez was able to slap home a deflected puck on the power play past sieve goalkeeper Evgeni Nabokov. It was his first goal since February 5, 2011. He’s played 53 regular season games during the scoring drought. With Gomez
earning stealing $7 million from the Canadiens this season, that was a very expensive goal.
The Habs were able to beat the Islanders 4-2. His goal with 10:10 remaining in the game put his team ahead 3-0, and was assisted by Rafel Diaz and Chris Campoli. Besides Gomez, Max Pacioretty accounted for the rest of the scoring when he recorded a hat trick. His third goal came via empty net with one second left. His goal did affect one person not at the game, the person who runs this website can now rest easy- or pick another player to track a scoreless drought.
The standings in the packed Eastern Conference is getting tighter. Montreal stands in 11th place with 53 points. They are only three points clear of last place in the East (Carolina with 50), and are nine points back of Toronto for the final playoff spot.
Check out the Islanders/MSG call of the goal below:
Because it is Montreal, I don’t want any Francophone’s coming after me for not providing them with a french video: