No need to go into a lot of detail. The Canadiens were outmatched in San Jose as they drop a 4-0 decision to the Sharks and thankfully the western U.S. road trip is now finished, as is a killer stretch of seven games in eleven nights.
The funny thing is, even though the Habs have just gone through a tiring time, they’ve had worse nights over the course of the season when they were absolutely fresh and still stunk.
I guess that’s not that funny.
Regardless, they remain in the thick of things, the new guys Vanek and Weaver will now have a chance to catch their breath and realize what team they’re playing for, and things will be just fine in Habsland.
There’s no way I’m jumping on the team for dropping three out of four on this California/Arizona trip. That was then. I’ve forgotten it already.
There’ve been several low points in the season for the boys, and they’ve always rebounded. So what’s the problem?
Regarding on-ice action, Peter Budaj let in a goal in the first period that was a downright killer, especially when they’d had some jump up until then.
A shot from centre ice that Budaj stopped while on his knees, but for some reason, he decided to stand up before the whistle was blown, and the loose puck at his feet was quickly banged home.
But maybe in the long run it wouldn’t have mattered anyway. The boys just didn’t have it.
Budaj was replaced by Dustin Tokarski in the second period after a screened shot beat him, and although the backups have worked hard and shown some fine moments, we’re more than ready to see Carey Price again.
Shots on goal – Sharks 33, Habs 27.
Next up – Bruins at the Bell on Wednesday.