Montreal Canadiens erupt in celebration after Saku Koivu's (11) third period goal was ruled legal following officials' review during NHL game against the Edmonton Oilers in Montreal Tuesday, March 10, 2009. Photograph by: (THE GAZETTE/John Mahoney)
Fragile Habs Score First Victory Under Gainey -- Globe And Mail
Koivu nets winner in overtime after tepid outing with GM behind the bench.
MONTREAL -- The story goes that when Bob Gainey, the player, stood in the Montreal Canadiens dressing room - even if only to grab a cup of water or skate laces - the place fell into a hush.
Whether that tale is apocryphal or not, one thing seems obvious about Gainey the head coach: An NHL team criticized for a lack of leadership and gumption has received an infusion of both behind the bench.
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