February 26, 2013
Will the Canadiens seek revenge on Mikhail Grabovski?
By MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski (bottom right #84) appears to bite the arm of Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty (# 67) during third period action in Montreal on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (Ben Pelosse/QMI Agency)

PHILADELPHIA - Asked if the Montreal Canadiens will be looking to carry out revenge against him at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday, Mikhail Grabovski coyly shrugged his shoulders.

“Why would they? What happened last time? I forget,” Grabovski said, obviously playing dumb after the Maple Leafs 4-2 win in Philly on Monday.

Don't be fooled. Of course he knows what happened. He just doesn’t want to give the Habs any more reason to be riled up.

At the same time, Grabovski has now scored three goals in his past four games, perhaps a sign that he is gearing up for Wednesday’s grudge match against the Habs.

The meeting against the Canadiens, of course, will be the first since the Leafs hammered the Canadiens 6-0 at the Bell Centre back on Feb. 9. On that particular evening, Montreal’s Max Pacioretty accused Grabovski of biting him during a scrum, an allegation that the NHL did not feel was legitimate enough to warrant a fine or suspension for the Leaf forward.

“(Wednesday) will be an exciting game,” Grabovski said. “We beat them pretty good back then, but they are playing very well right now.”


So is Grabovski, who scored his sixth goal of the season in the win over Philadelphia.

“It’s fun to be scoring,” he said. “But it’s more fun to be winning.”


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