Yikes. That cut close.
Montreal Canadiens fans should cross their fingers P.K. Subban has no superstitious attachment to the bleu, blanc et rouge sweater in which he scored a breakaway goal and assisted on another in Game 3 as the Habs defeated the Boston Bruins 4-2 to take the lead in their Atlantic Division showdown.
Because with six and a half minutes remaining in the second period and four pairs of Bruins skates crashing Carey Price’s crease, Subban had his sweater sliced open by Torey Krug’s errant blade.
The Habs spark plug and the game’s first star was forced to make a quick wardrobe change, tossing away a two-point jersey but probably not his team’s good fortune.
As Subban gets himself sorted out on the bench, Dale Weise scores the Habs’ third goal, which turns out to the winner:
Although Subban failed to register a point in the Habs’ opening playoff game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, he has been on the score sheet in every game since.
He’s put up two points in five of those six games and became just the third defenceman in Montreal history to register a point streak of six games or more in one playoff run. The others were Larry Robinson, who had two such streaks, including a nine-gamer streak in 1978, and J.C. Tremblay.