Montreal found themselves smothered in a Buffalo blanket this Tuesday night, falling 2-0, and in the process drops to three points behind Boston instead of overtaking them.
Full credit to Buffalo. They just didn’t allow a lot of traffic around their crease, and when the Habs did get chances, Sabres’ goalie Ryan Miller was there to take care of business.
So it just wasn’t to be for the Canadiens as they go from scoring eight two days ago to none on this night. And whether it’s high scoring, low scoring, free-flowing, or tight-checking, Scott Gomez still has seven goals.
PK Subban showed us a couple of great rushes and Carey Price was once again the Rock of Gibraltar. But the team as a whole certainly didn’t give fans who paid 150 or 200 bucks a ticket their money’s worth.
Hurry back Pleks and Darche and Halpern. With Mike Cammalleri and Gomez especially not fooling any goalies, it sometimes looks a bit thin out there now. Although it’s a beautiful thing to watch PK wheel with the puck.
A loss here and there doesn’t get me down. Not after seeing how they’ve hung in and had many a formidable night this winter. We just need the cavalry to come riding in any time now. It’s time to get a little more healthy and get some guys back who add some offence and grit. The 8-1 thrashing of the Minnesota Wild was only an anomaly.
Next up – the big game in Boston Thursday night. No need to go into details about this, except it sure would be nice to have home-ice advantage in the first round and Zdeno Chara pull his groin.