February 28, 2013
Habs Max-imize revenge against Leafs
By MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty celebrates one of his two goals against the Maple Leafs on Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre. (Reuters)

To use Max Pacioretty’s own words, the Montreal Canadiens were not about to be “sucked in.”

They were not going to be “sucked in” by the Maple Leafs’ efforts to get physical against the smaller Habs, something Toronto tried to do by putting well-known pugilist Colton Orr out to start the game against them.

They were not going to be “sucked in” by any Toronto attempts to lure them into any shoving, yappy scrums after the whistle.

They were not going to be “sucked in” by letting themselves become too emotional in an attempt to seek revenge for the 6-0 loss to these same Leafs on Feb. 9 at the Bell Centre, a humiliating defeat in which Pacioretty himself accused Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski of chomping down on his hand/arm.

As for Pacioretty himself, he was not about to be “sucked in” after the game when a reporter asked him if anyone had suggested that a perfect summation of the Canadiens 5-2 victory over the Maple Leafs would be “Max bites back.”



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