By Allan Muir
If you thought the Montreal Canadiens might let bygones be bygones a day after watching bloodied teammate Lars Eller wheeled off the ice in Game 1, you're about to have your faith in humanity shaken.
“[If I’m Eller], I’m really mad at [Diaz], whoever he is, because he passed me the puck in the middle of the rink when I wasn’t looking,” said MacLean. “That’s always been a dangerous place as far as I know. Ever since I’ve been playing this game, that’s a dangerous place to be -- bad things happen.
“I think it’s a hockey play that ended up going badly for Lars Eller.”
He was right, of course, but let's just say that the nerves were still a little too raw in the Montreal room for that particular truth bomb. When Prust was asked today about MacLean's comments, he responded that he didn’t care what “that bug-eyed fat walrus” said.
Clever boy. I think that one might stick even better than “fat pig” did to former referee Don Koharski.
Either way, it sets up what should be a fairly contentious rematch tonight at the Bell Centre.GAME 1: Takeways from Ottawa's win Highlights Playoff schedule Staff picks