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Five Canadiens takeaways – Cole is close, deserved for Dauphin and emptiness (+)

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Anyone else shocked that the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers was the first of the Jeff Gorton era?

Artturi Lehkonen and Laurent Dauphin got the goals in regulation. Jonathan Drouin sniped in the shootout and Cayden Primeau was a brick wall in the skills competition to go along with 37 saves to get his first win of the year. Not to mention snap the team’s extended seven-game losing streak.

Through it all, there was the unavoidable silence. No cheering. No buzz. The connective tissue of the fans and their team was once again torn asunder less than two hours until puck drop.

It was and will be impossible to ignore.

So for all the fans who travelled for far and wide, booked hotels, spent exorbitant amounts of money and in the end were left stranded?

We feel for you. This sucks. And likely so will life for the foreseeable future as this never-ending pandemic continues.

Here are your five takeaways from the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers last night

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