Habs Dodge An Oilers Bullet

The Canadiens did on this night what doesn’t happen on most nights of this hockey season. They made the Edmonton Oilers, the team with the league’s least amount of points (48), look like Stanley Cup contenders.

Yes it ended in a 5-4 shootout win for the Habs, but it was certainly their least impressive of the past few. They squandered a two-man advantage late in the game while tied at four, they couldn’t get it done with two separate Oilers’ penaties in overtime, and Jaroslav Halak, although solid during the shootout, was quite ordinary during regulation time.

But who am I to quibble? It was another win, another big two points, five out of six wins. But they dodged a bullet from the pesky Oilers.

Random Notes:

Tomas Plekanec, Brian Gionta, Travis Moen, Sergei Kostitsyn, and brother Andrei in the shootout were the Habs marksmen.

Bruins in town on Saturday. If I had any money I’d bet lots of it that Carey Price will start.

10 thoughts on “Habs Dodge An Oilers Bullet”

  1. Hey Dennis,Pretty sloppy I think but it’s a win eh.I hope Carey Price gets a shot at the next game .I think that they are both very capable goaltenders,just a competion going on.

  2. Did they think they had the night off? They just weren’t trying tonight. They had a man advantage for most of the overtime, but Horcoff had the best chance short-handed. And icing the puck while 4 on 3. Hell, Gill could have found enough time and space to skate in.

    To me the big question for Saturday is will Lapierre get back into the lineup after the team won all 4 games without him. I’m leaning yes with Maxwell out.

  3. It was just one of those days for Halak, he’s been great most of the season, we’ll let this one slide. But it’s obvious Carey is starting in nets against that no-good-dirty-playing-team also known as the Bruins.

    I’m glad at where this team is heading, seems like the Olympic Break did wonders.

  4. Okay I have to take some responsibility for this. I was busy and forgot about the game until about half way through, that was when I put on my 3-0 habs shirt which of course is now 4-0. Good thing it was in time to save the game!

  5. John, thank goodness. I’ve been meaning to talk to you about this. Christopher, who is normaly very sensible, suggested that you rest the shirt because it was only Edmonton, but that idea made me very nervous. I’m just really glad you didn’t listen to him.

  6. Please do not wash that shirt DJ. It is powerful and has spirit. Respect the shirt; it is our key to the cup.

  7. Geez guys the pressure! I’m on a road trip this weekend to Brandon Mb but I intend to bring it along for Saturday’s game against Lucy and the Booins. And again I apologize for nearly blowing the last game I promise to take my responsibility more seriously.

  8. Sorry John, Dennis and everyone. I misjudged the power of the shirt. It needs to be used. It gets angry when not worn. I was worried about the shirt running out of its good luck and John’s access to it and a TV if it became too stinky. Go shirt, go Habs.

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