Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Montreal 3, Panthers 1

Habs Get Rare Win Over Panthers
-- Globe And Mail

Montreal gets first home win over Florida since 2003 thanks largely to Halak

MONTREAL -- It's the sporting equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle, an unexplained anomaly that somehow renders a team impotent to break their hoodoo against a particular opponent.

In the case of the Montreal Canadiens, the problem team is the Florida Panthers, the only NHL franchise against which the Habs have a losing record.

Despite coaching changes on both sides, a revolving cast of players, one thing seems immutable: The Canadiens just can't seem to beat the Panthers, especially on home ice.

Which makes last night's 3-1 triumph, Montreal's fifth in a row, all the more remarkable.

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