Habs fans grateful for face coverings

Habs fans grateful for face coverings

Dieppe — After reaching the 2021 Stanley Cup Finals, the Montreal Canadiens have struggled in the 2021-2022 regular season with a 6-18-3 record, sitting 31st in the standings among the league’s 32 teams.

Their latest defeat was last night at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 3-2. The Habs were up 2-1 but gave up two goals in the last 2:09 of the game.

“It’s difficult to watch for sure. I even saw a guy wearing another mask over his eyes there in the last minute of the game,” said Jean Leger on his way out of the Sports Rock in Dieppe, N.B. following the game.

“I had a few more drinks than usual, that’s for sure. I’m just grateful to be wearing this mask for my walk home,” added his friend, Jim Betts, who said he would still be wearing his Habs jersey…but only to stay warm.

Another fan who was stepping into his car said he would be keeping his mask on for the drive home. He had a Canadiens licence plate affixed to the front of his car. He declined to give his name.

When asked whether he’d be wearing a face covering on the way home, Cam Johnson said, “On the way home? Heck, I’ll be wearing it at home and on my Teams calls at work tomorrow. Some say they find it difficult to breathe with the masks, but it’s better than the alternative of wearing a brown paper bag over my head.”

The Canadiens will be back on the ice on Thursday when they face off against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Photo by Anirudh Khoul

Share your thoughts. We reserve the right to remove comments.