But I’ll also remember those nights where we made the Forum shake and sent shockwaves throughout Montreal. As your cheers now go straight to my heart, as you honor me tonight by retiring my jersey, and as you welcome me now like you did on my first day, my friends, tonight, I’m coming home.”
In the first period, Kyle Palmieri tapped Andy Greene’s point shot past Carey Price 6:26 into the game. The lead lasted 24 seconds before Jonathan Drouin beat Keith Kincaid from a bad angle.
The Max Domi and Philip Danault lines played strong games again.
Jesperi Kotkaniemi played 16:41, had two assists and – the astonishing stat – won 10 of 16 faceoffs.
Maybe not so astonishing. The kid gets better every time out, on every facet of his game.
Kenny Agostino scored his first goal in bleu-blanc-rouge and continues to look good playing with the two Finns.
And eight seconds later, past Jacob Markstrom and into the Vancouver net went Jonathan Drouin’s point shot to secure a Canadiens win and a successful western Canada road trip.
Mental illness carries so much stigma. Too much stigma. While there is no shame taking time off work after a bout of pneumonia, sharing that you have a mental illness is an act of profound courage for the risk of rejection, judgment and discrimination people are afraid they’ll face. Just imagine if people felt as comfortable talking about their anxiety, bipolar disorder or PTSD as they do talking about their tendinitis or high cholesterol. Not only would removing the stigma markedly reduce the suffering of those who are dealing with mental health, but it will help those who are caring for them to respond with greater courage, compassion and resilience.