Montreal Canadiens: A.K.A Line Has Been Great

Charles L. GareCorrespondent IApril 3, 2009

MONTREAL- MARCH 31:  Saku Koivu #11 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates his second period goal with teammates Andrei Markov #79, Alexei Kovalev #27 and Alex Tanguay #13 during the NHL game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Bell Centre March 31, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

The A.K.A  line that was recently put together, has been a very real influence for  the Montreal Canadiens. For those who don't know this line, it is also known as, Alex Tanguay, Saku Koivu, and Alex Kovalev and they have been putting up points continually since Bob Gainey put them together.

During last nights game, Koivu scored the first of Montreal's three power play goals, and Kovalev had three assists in a 5-1 win over the Islanders. The Canadiens are (40-27-10) jumping over the New York Rangers into seventh place, as the Rangers lost to the Carolina Hurricans (4-2).

The Habs now have a one point lead over the Rangers, with five games remaining in their season. The Canadiens are now three points ahead of Florida, and two behind Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

Alex Tanguay who also scored, said how much fun it is to have things in their own hands, with a game in hand on the Rangers. Mathieu Schneider, Andrei Markov, and Mike Komisarek, scored for Montreal, it was only Komisarek's second goal of the season.

Tanguay also mentioned that the Canadiens are not looking at where they are in the standings but at continuing to win. Saturday night will be their next game in Toronto against the Leafs, Ron Wilson has already said that Toronto is looking to spoil the Habs fun.

The A.K.A line has scored 27 points in five games, and scored 12 of the Canadiens last 21 goals. Koivu feels the line has played very well together that they are having fun.

The next step is get the Plekanec line clicking, because the forth line with George Laraque was really hitting on all cylinder's last night. Jaroslav Halak subbed in goal last night, as No. 1 goalie Carey Price was down with the flu.

The Canadiens are (5-3-3) since Bob Gainey took over behind the bench, during last nights game the Habs recorded 38  shots at Yan Danis. The Canadiens are (4-0-1) in their last five games.

The Habs it has been said have no chance in the playoffs maybe that's true, but once you make the playoffs anything can happen. Its a whole new season  with a lot of potential, and they were not supposed to win the Stanley Cup in 1993, but guess what they did.

So I will end this article with, GO HABS GO!