Canadiens vs. Panthers Top Six Minutes: All Scratched Up
The Montreal Canadiens road woes continue, as they drop one to the Florida Panthers.
- No Price. No Weber. No Pacioretty. What could possibly go wrong?
- Everything. Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
- And while you are at it, ponder this philosophical question: if the Florida Panthers struggle and there aren’t any computer boys around to blame, are they really struggling at all?/
- Charlie Lindgren wears his equipment the wrong way (I know he doesn’t, but it just looks that way).
- No matter how many centres they lose to injury, it is clear that the Canadiens will never play Galchenyuk at centre. C’est la vie.
- Goal or no goal? Ruling: inconclusive. Why yes, it is the year 2018 and things such as video review do exist. And no, the NHL still can’t definitively determine whether a puck crossed the line or not.
- Also, shout out to Roberto Luongo, that sly old fox. The veteran goaltender gave nothing away on that play.
- Instead of playing 5-on-4 hockey on the power play, the Habs decided to go 7-on-4. Unfortunately, the refs weren’t having it.
- And it immediately bites the Habs in their behinds, as Jonathan Huberdeau scores the first goal of the game on the power play for the litter box cats./
- You know the Habs are bad, when the opposing team’s broadcasters keep mentioning Florida’s last game against the Tampa Bay Lightning approximately every five minutes.
- Nick Bjugstad sent a puck, and a Brendan Gallagher past Lindgren to make it 2-0 Panthers.
- What remains of Montreal’s d-core nearly suffered another blow when Rinat Valiev went down awkwardly. Luckily, he was able to skate it off.
- Some dude named...*squints*...Micheal Haley, scored. Yeah, it’s one of those games. He makes it 3-0 for Florida.
- One thing is certain, the Montreal Canadiens still can’t count. The team takes it’s second too many men penalty of the night.
- Seriously, the Habs need to hire this guy as an assistant coach ASAP./
- Florida’s rink is as empty as my heart is when I watch the Canadiens nowadays.
- Evgenii Dadonov’s one-timer makes it 4-0 for the bad guys, because when it rains, it pours. Speaking of Russians, remember when the Habs had a bunch of them? Especially some guy who’s name rhymed with Barkov? Yeah, me neither.
- Jacob De La Rose’s timely blow to Luongo’s head negates a late Paul Byron goal, because it was goaltender interference or something.
- As the third period is trudging along, Jonathan Huberdeau can’t seem to stop giving the Canadiens power play opportunities. It doesn’t matter though, because the Panthers have a Vincent Trocheck. His short-handed marker makes it 5-0 for the home team.
- Charlie Lindgren deserves better. Having started for the Laval Rocket, and now this Canadiens squad, the poor guy can’t seem to catch a break.
- On the bright side, at least the Habs have gone back to their tanking ways. /
Highlight of the Night
Wait What ???? #habs #gohabsgo pic.twitter.com/J5ZOVjhDQx— puck&bière tablette (@puck_biere) March 9, 2018
EOTP Three Stars
- Now that would be something.