The Montreal Canadiens need all the motivation they can get, and apparently a vicious slash isn’t out of the realm of possibility.
The Habs are in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs after dispatching the Ottawa Senators in six games in the first round. So ahead of Montreal’s series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team called on pump-up video creator Tim Thompson to produce a goosebump-inducing montage.
Thompson did just that, putting out an awesome 3-minute clip that shows some of the best moments of the Canadiens’ playoff run so far.
And arguably the worst.
Yes, that’s Habs defenseman P.K. Subban brutally slashing Senators forward Mark Stone just over a minute into the video. Subban immediately was ejected from Game 1 but wasn’t suspended, a decision that became more controversial when the Senators revealed Stone suffered a wrist microfracture on the play.
Of course, Subban’s antics only added to the drama of the series, and the rest of this video is pretty awesome if you’re a Canadiens fan. But that slash wasn’t exactly a shining moment for Montreal or Subban, whose reputation precedes him.
The Habs will need more than a pump-up video Wednesday night, as they trail the Lightning 2-0 in their second-round series and will need to win at Tampa Bay to change that.
H/t to FOX Sports