I’d say that was a little too close for comfort, wouldn’t you?
Habs win 3-2 in overtime in Toronto on a Andrei Kostitsyn shot, but that only tells a little of the story. It was a game where the Canadiens looked just fine in the beginning, and owned a 2-0 lead to boot. But then the turkey tryptophan kicked in, the boys went to sleep, and it was only Jaroslav Halak who kept the Leafs from winning about 5 to 2.
Just another night at a Habs game. 49 shots to 23 for the bad guys. I don’t know about you but I’m getting sick and tired of all these shots on goal.
Why are we getting outshot like this? Our defence is an experienced group, and Andrei Markov is back to make it that much better. Jacques Martin’s forte as coach is to create a solid, defensive system. Habs forwards can play both ways, they’re not just an offensive team up front.
So why the inordinate shots on goal against every night? Help me, people. I don’t have any answers.
Habs win their forth straight, although the Leafs played really well and I’ll just come right out and say it, the boys in blue deserved to win. The Habs didn’t deserve this. They need to buy Jaroslav Halak a big steak tonight.
Scott Gomez and Tomas Plekanec scored the first two goals.
Monday in Ottawa, then onward to Florida for games in Tampa Wednesday and against the Panthers on New Year’s Eve.
Thanks very much, Jaroslav Halak.