Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus; he dresses all in red, plays defence, and wears number 3.
Well it’s not quite Christmas but don’t tell Ryan O’Byrne that. He’s definitely in the gift-giving mood. With the Islanders on a delayed penalty, Ryan O’ (short for Oh my sweet *****) played the puck back for Price while being pressured in the defensive zone. Price couldn’t quite reach it because he was on the bench!
Boos rained down on O’Byrne as the game was now tied with only a few minutes to play in regulation. The Habs couldn’t do anything on the ensuing power-play and it was off to overtime where the Islanders came very close to winning it there. They would have, except that, well, Price was actually in the net so his chances were clearly better than they were on the tying goal.
For some reason O’Byrne didn’t see any more ice for the rest of the game.
With some solid goaltending from Joey McDonald and two great shots by Richard Park (who in my opinion deserves Selke consideration) and Bill Guerin, the Islanders won in the shoot out.
Oh how sweet it is.
This time it was the Habs who gave the game away late and the Isles, who have been on a bit of a roll lately, were only too happy to accept. 'Tis the season.
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