I've recovered Michel Therrien's pre-game preparation playbook. The pages inside are blank, except the first page with what looks like a tiny scribble, "Carey Price".
How much longer can this team use the first period for it's "pre-game preparation"? It's like they have no idea coming into a game what their opponent is capable of. I'd expect a team battling for first in the East to come out and set the tempo on most given nights, alas, it's halfway through the season and they rarely do so. Halfway through the first period until there's some jump in their skating.
The reffing is horrid tonight. It's nice to see the zebra-shirts blow a play dead for a goal, and then call the goal back when the puck looked like it was on a trajectory to go the hairline of a mm beyond the goal line to call that an acceptable goal.
Wednesday night hockey. There's enough frustration in that first period to make the Habs explode out of the gate for the second period. They ended the period strong and doubled up on the Jackets in the shots department. They can do this.
|03:31||CBJ||Kevin Connauton (7) Slapshot - ASST: Jeremy Morin (2)||1 - 0 CBJ
|09:41||MTL||Tomas Plekanec Roughing - 2 min against Nick Foligno|
|09:41||CBJ||Nick Foligno Roughing - 2 min against Tomas Plekanec|
|18:40||CBJ||James Wisniewski Holding the stick - 2 min against Jiri Sekac|
|19:38||MTL||Max Pacioretty Cross checking - 2 min against Matt Calvert|