Way to shoot yourself in the foot, boys.
You were doing fine, too. Playing the Flyers in their barn, skating well, going head to head with this first-place club and the crowd booing Pernell Karl.
Then, it all just slipped away. Like that night you got a beautiful model drunk and then she found out you have a rash.
Damn I miss the good old days – last Friday when they played Ottawa.
That was also the night Brian Gionta had his one assist in the last eight games.
The game can be recapped as this:
Andrei Kostitsyn at 16:03 of the first period – slashing penalty.
Jaroslav Spacek at 17:14 of the first period – holding.
PK Subban at 17:34 of the first period – slashing.
Two goals by the Flyers with a 5 on 3 advantage. And while the Habs were still reeling as the second period began, that greasy worm Dan Carcillo scored to make it 3-0 and the contest was as good as over. As it was, Philly scored yet another power play goal to make this affair 4-1, and in the end it became a dismal 5-2 win for the Philadelphia Rashes.
You don’t give a good team the game on a silver platter. But the Habs did.
I haven’t been this angry with my team in a long time. It was just plain undisciplined stupidity to take these penalties one after another like they did. If I was Jacques Martin, sticks would be flying around people’s heads, trainers would tiptoe out, and the boys would get a blast that could be heard into the next county.
David Desharnais and Mathieu Darche were the Habs goal-scorers.
Now a week off. A week to think about what could have been.
Next game is Tuesday, Feb.1st in Washington.