A Whole Greater Than Its Parts

This does not mean that they have no roles, but that for none on the team is the role a destiny or a constraint- they all make sacrifices, and they all create opportunities. I wondered, in the last recap, if this interdependence could be a weakness, could make their chemistry fragile under mounting injuries. In this game, I got my answer. Here is a whole greater than the sum of its parts; a team deeper, stronger, tougher, and more magically complex than it appears on paper. As a list of names, they’re unremarkable. On the ice, however, I’m convinced: this is the best team in the League.—Canadiens 3, Senators 0