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Montreal 1 Ottawa 3 (Bell Centre)

This could be a story about the night that Alex Kovalev returned to Montreal. On July 1, after Kovalev took too much time pondering an offer, Bob Gainey moved in another direction and signed Brian Gionta and Mike Cammalleri.

Tonight, Kovalev reminded the Bell Centre faithful of the good old days. Some of the confused Canadiens' fans even cheered for Kovalev's goal in the third period and were booing the home team a few minutes later.

Kovalev had a good night with a goal and an assist. But let there be no misunderstanding, consistency is no longer Alex's strength. He came into tonight with only two points in six games. As much as he can be admired for his time in Montreal, it was time for him to move on.

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