Wednesday, January 30, 2008


MONTREAL - In the first game back after the All-Star break, the Canadiens dominated the Washington Captitals from start to finish and skated to a 4-0 victory. Cristobal Huet made 35 saves for his second shutout of the season and Alex Kovalev continued his hot streak with a goal in the final minute.

However, the big story of the night came as a result of a single goal. Saku Koivu netted his 10th goal of the season at 18:24 of the first period off a beautiful behind-the-net feed from Steve Bégin. As Koivu skated past the Montreal bench handing out the traditional high-fives, he had a noticeable look of relief on his face.

Little known to the public was that the Montreal mafia had gotten just a little bit tired of the 6 game goal scoring drought and the fact that beyond that, Koivu had only scored 1 goal in his last 15 games. In anger, the powerful crime syndicate did what any normal Habs fan would do.

They called a hit on Koivu.

The goal gave Koivu a two-game goal-scoring streak, but more than that, it saved his life. Mafia representative Joey "Joseph" Agostino, indicated that his clients were suitably impressed with the performance and that Koivu's life was to be spared, "just this once," and that people need to "watch their backs," and "go to the casino."

Agostino added that, unfortunately, as his clients had already acquired the services of a "fairly expensive" hit-man, they would be "putting Micheal Ryder on notice."

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