Jeremy Swayman vs. Sam Montembeault? pic.twitter.com/iVK8yGI6QP
– Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) November 12, 2023
It’s been a long time since we’ve felt such a fierce rivalry between the two clubs.
Well, yes, after a long scrum caused by Brendan Gallagher’s relentless pursuit of Jeremy Swayman’s net, the Bruins goalie, who had lost his helmet, extended an invitation to Samuel Montembeault, which Montembeault declined.
Here’s the complete sequence.
Refs/players should’ve let Gallagher and Swayman fight
– Drew Livingstone (@ProducerDrew_) November 12, 2023
Don’t worry, I think Kaiden Guhle took the smile off Jeremy Swayman’s face.
However, the CH goaltender explained that defeat will hurt Swayman far more than a fight, as reported by Jean-François Chaumont of the Journal de Montréal.
“I saw him waving at me. He wanted me to go, but I didn’t want to. I told Martin (St-Louis) that I don’t hit hard enough anyway. I think defeat will hurt him even more.” – Samuel Montembeault
Let’s talk about another player involved in this scrum, Brendan Gallagher.
It’s so good to see him perform the way he can, something we hadn’t thought possible for two seasons.
We really owe him an apology, because Gally is at the heart of the Habs’ success right now.
The Tricolore’s number 11 really deserves all the praise in the world right now, even from Brad Marchand.
After the game, the Bruins captain praised Gallagher’s work and the important player he is.
– Le Journal de Montréal (@JdeMontreal) November 12, 2023
Jonathan Bernier of Le Journal de Montréal reported the Bruins’ #63’s remarks.
“I have a lot of respect for players who have a high level of competition, who leave everything on the ice. Gallagher is the kind of guy you win with, the guy you want on your team when you get to the playoffs.” – Brad Marchand
It’s nice to see Marchand, a hated player in Montreal, take the time to compliment a Montreal opponent.
In a flurry
– The Rocket will be in action today.
It’s game day! It’s game day!
Presented by @SkipTheDishes
– Rocket de Laval (@RocketLaval) November 12, 2023
– Wow, a crazy schedule!
The @RocketLaval will be playing in Winnipeg right now. They’ll play at 3pm today… and then at 11:30am tomorrow (on a Monday).
What a schedule!
– Maxime Truman (@MaximeTruman) November 12, 2023
– This will be a great moment for him.
When he was 16, Lucas Raymond sat in the stands as a fan for an NHL game in his native Sweden. Now 21, he returns to play in one with the Red Wings. https://t.co/1K6V292JoO
– Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) November 12, 2023
– Coming up.
He just lost his job with the Cubs. https://t.co/qWm01mskOX
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) November 12, 2023