In what can only be described as an unfriendly match, the Montreal Canadiens lost 4-3 to the Toronto Maple Leafs in their home opener Tuesday. But the biggest story of the night was George Parros, who was knocked out cold in his second fight with Colton Orr. Parros was moving his arms as he was taken off on a stretcher, but the incident sucked the life out of the Bell Centre.
“It was just bad luck what happened to George,” said head coach Michel Therrien. “I heard he was alert when he got to the dressing room, so that’s a good thing.”
Before the Parros incident, the game moved very fast, with both teams getting extended shifts with offensive pressure. But both teams also spent a lot of time in the box, 100 penalty minutes in total, so there were a lot of whistles interrupting the smooth passing and skating.
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