Habs Clipped By Wings

It’s a loser point so it’s still okay I suppose, but definitely not something to do handstands over.

Not that I could do a handstand. But whatever. Maybe a pushup.

The Canadiens, in falling 2-1 to the visiting Detroit Red Wings, reminded us of too many times this season when they looked flat throughout.

Boring, confused, out of sorts. Weird and a bit baffling. The season’s winding down and they played like they were on tour in northern Saskatchewan.

And in overtime, when they had a chance to win it, Detroit had the puck most of the time.

Oh well. Not that big a deal. Unless they play like that on Thursday against Carolina. Would two lousy games be a hiccup, or the beginning of the end?

I’m remaining optimistic. Not a good night for the Habs and fans, but it was a point and I suppose they can’t always play like gangbusters.

I just think that management needs to get the wives out of town until June. How many times do I have to say this? It’s obvious.

I can take about five of them at my house in Powell River, and I’ll cash in an RRSP to put the rest up at the hotel down the street.

Random Notes:

Al Montoya was in nets, and the last time he was, on March 9th in Calgary, he and the boys lost 5-0. Tonight, it took most of another full game before his team would score for him, thanks to Artturi Lehkonen with 2:29 left in the third.

Do they play a different, more hesitant game when Al is in the nets? If they do, they shouldn’t.

Anthony Mantha’s overtime goal came with just 50 seconds left, with Alex Galchenyuk being walked around like he was Dion Phaneuf or Mike Komisarek.

Chucky isn’t a complete player yet. Maybe next year. Maybe not. Maybe never.

Shots on goal were even at 36.

The Canadiens are still 3 big points ahead of Ottawa, who beat the Bruins 3-2 tonight in Boston.

 

2 thoughts on “Habs Clipped By Wings”

  1. I feel bad for Al Montoya who deserved a win but got zero support.
    On a positive note, Emelin, who has been the media’s latest whipping boy, played an error-free 22:00 and made a total of six hits. That’s two more than the rest of the entire remaining Habs’ defence (Weber 1, Benn 0, Petry 3, Beaulieu 0, Markov 0).
    I like Emelin. At least he hits. And he hits hard. Which makes the other team nervous crossing our blue line.
    When will our other defencemen start hitting some bodies like Emelin does?

  2. I really agree with you about Emelin, Danno. I’ve thought from the beginning that he brings a dimension seen less and less now. An old time heavy hitter. I think we’re in the minority though, judging from Hans fans online. I think everyone wants every defenceman to play like a Norris Trophy candidate. It takes all types of players to make a team, and I’m really happy that you see him the same way I do.

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