Seems to me that Candiens’ head coach Jacques Martin has found his man to play with Scott Gomez and Brian Gionta.
Eight games into the regular season, the Habs are enjoying the rarefied air of first place in the Eastern Conference of the NHL, thanks to last night’s 3-2 overtime win against the Phoenix Coyotes.  The victory gives the Habs a record of 5-2-1, good for 11 points, and good for a share of top spot alongside Pittsburgh and Tampa. 
Smoke and mirrors, you say?  I wouldn’t blame you for saying that. The Canadiens have managed to play winning hockey, despite the fact they have but one line clicking up front, and but two goals on the power play (in 29 chances).  That line features Andrei Kostitsyn, Tomas Plekanec and Michael Cammalleri.  All three figured in the goal-scoring summary last night, with Kostitsyn netting the winner 85 seconds into O.T., for his fifth of the season.
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About ahefter

I have covered hockey extensively during my 30-year sports broadcasting career. From the Miracle on Ice at Lake Placid to the Edmonton Oiler dynasty years, I've shared my views on hockey with listeners in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. You can "catch me in action" on Youtube at the following URL: My radio stops include TSN 690 Montreal, CJAD Montreal, CKNW Vancouver, and CKEY Toronto. I also ran the Canadian Press sports desk (radio). My travels as a network reporter have taken me to four Olympics, most recently Vancouver 2010. I'm currently an Applied Assistant Professor within the School of Communication at the University of Hartford.
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