They were doing so well too. A whack of wins in October. Then…….
In spite of the fact the Canadiens looked swell and outshot the visiting Chicago Blackhawks 11-5, they of course fell behind 1-0 because that’s what they do. Fall behind. Or at least in 11 of the 13 games they’ve been in.
They had some fine chances too. Parenteau. DD. I’m sure there were others too. It’s all too hazy. But no one scored because that’s what they do. They wait for the other team to score first.
I like what they’re doing. They’re so good they’ve decided to spot other teams a goal, just like we did when we were kids and we had a ringer on our team.
Neat play of the period? Carey Price lunging by the crossbar to push a floating puck away.
Unlike the first period, the Canadiens were a bit of a mess as Chicago outshot the boys 17-8.
2-0 Hawks on a weird bounce. My dedicated Habs fan wife is now reading Facebook.
Neat play of the period – Price sticking his paddle out to stop a Marian Hossa shot.
Not-so-neat play of the period – P.K. Subban nullifying (screwing) his team’s power play by taking a dumb holding penalty.
Not-so-neat play of the period, part two – Tom Gilbert letting his stick fly around into a Hawk player’s face and getting a double minor with just under 4 minutes left in the period.
That sinking feeling is giving me indigestion.
P.K. Subban covered his man in front of the net the way Tomas Kaberle would and presto, his man, Brad Richards, made it 3-0 visitors.
Neat play of the period – boos from the crowd.
Tonight (Wednesday) in Buffalo. The Sabres are way down in the basement. Which doesn’t mean a thing of course.
Will the Canadiens score first? Will they score on the power play? Will they score? The answers, my friends, are blowing in the wind.