Peter Budaj loses his first of the season, P.K. Subban has definitely seen better nights, and the Canadiens start the month of November by dropping their first two games.
Time to right the ship before they find themselves in a mess of trouble.
It began with a couple of first period fights, one between Ryan White and Cody McLeod, and two minutes later a heavyweight tilt between George Parros and Patrick Bordeleau, with the two big boys falling to the ice at the end of the tussle providing us with a split second vision of George cracking his head again.
He didn’t crack the noggin, thank goodness. But his wife must be in the habit of covering her eyes.
Quite a job George has. Fight for no real reason and risk another head injury. We don’t need this good Princeton boy to end up like Mohammed Ali.
Colorado opened the scoring in the second period, and then the Hab player most deserving to score, Brendan Gallagher, did just that on the power play in the third period to tie things up. But P.K. Subban left a man open in front of Budaj, and then gave the puck away behind the net which led to another, and that nice 1-1 tie that had us thinking they just may get it done vanished into thin air as it quickly became 3-1, and finally 4-1 with an empty-netter.
Now it’s the tough St. Louis Blues to contend with on Tuesday, and then the rival Sens on Thursday.
It won’t be easy, but you know the Habs. They love to surprise us with their Jekyll and Hyde routine. We may see a spirited club firing on all cylinders, or the winless November will keep rolling along.
It’s tough to be a Habs fan.
All in all the Canadiens weren’t terrible, but way too many guys are quiet now, and players continue to miss the net on great, close-in chances. It’s maddening. Hit the net, boys. You only get so many good chances in any game and when you do, at least make a rebound happen. Maybe you should try straight blades.
Colorado edged the Canadiens 31-30.
Max played a fine game, skated like the wind, and rang one off the cross bar. He and the kids were the best Habs by a long shot. Gallagher especially was a Tasmanian Devil.
Good night. Did you put your clock back?