Game 34 Recap: Habs Drop 3rd Straight


I'll make tonight's game summary short and sweet, because that was a worthless game by the Montreal Canadiens.

While Carey Price did his best to give his team a chance to win, a series of bone-headed mistakes cost the team.

- Brutal coverage off a face-off, and Benoit Pouliot scores

- Turnover resulting from P.K. Subban trying to be cute and David Krejci scores

- A turnover buy Travis Moen at the blueline, after the Canadiens were running around in their own end, and Brad Marchand finishes it.

Game over, and as commenter "Punkster" said in the game thread, "and those were the ones that went in."

Scattered in there was Thomas Plekanec's 7th goal of the season and a late third period goal from Erik Cole.

The Canadiens pulled Carey Price with just over a minute to play, but for some reason Randy Cunneyworth opted to go with Raphael Diaz and Chris Campoli as his defensive pairings.

Face it folks, the Habs are on their way to a 20-year Stanley Cup drought, and even if the man who gave us their last Cup was behind the bench next season, he won't win it with this crew.

Bright spots? Lars Eller, Tomas Plekanec and Erik Cole were the only offensive forwards of note, and Tomas Kaberle was their best defenseman. Cunneyworth showcased the fourth line, who were on for the Peverley goal in the first period. Although the 4th line had a solid game, the amount of ice time given to them was beyond comprehension..Maybe it was a message from the coach that there will be no free rides, regardless of talent.

The penalty kill was sharp on a four-minute high sticking minor to Louis Leblanc.

The Habs laid out their share of hits, but Alexei Emelin should have dressed, and if not for injuries Andrei Kostitsyn shouldn't have.

That's it for me tonight. Oh, and the Habs are 0-2 under an anglophone coach this season (rolls eyes).

Winning views at Stanley Cup of Chowder

Advanced Stats: Shift Charts / Head to Head / Corsi & Fenwick

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