On this team, we fight for that inch. On this team, we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for that inch. We claw with our fingernails for that inch. Because we know when we add up all those inches, that's gonna make the fucking difference between winning and losing.
This was not a pretty win. But a win nevertheless.
The Canadiens completely outplayed the Lightning, but were not able to solve Kari Ramo for most of the night, we played with passion but only got limited results...but Captain Saku Koivu defined the term "Clawing for that inch". Just look up the footage of him getting popped in the face by a Roman Hamrlik shot while trying to screen the Goalie on the Powerplay. Getting right back up and going at it again. Diving at a rebound in overtime to get the Canadiens a big two points. In my opinion Saku Koivu optimizes the term "Heart Player", beating Cancer, countless injuries and fanning off the heat of the Montreal Media, which I will always refer to as "absolutely bloodthirsty jackals". No one deserves a Cup more than this guy. The big thing is, we got the two points. We have found ways to win games.
I leave you with one of my favorite clips of all time.
If this doesn't give you hope that this dysfunctional family of a team might actually make it April, I don't know what will.
Just close your eyes.
I can see something.
Peace True Believers.