Habs Dominated But Only If You Didn’t See The Game

If you didn’t see the game and only saw the 3-1 score, you could posssibly think that Montreal waltzed into Dallas, dominated, and the score could’ve been much more if it wasn’t for Stars goaltender Marty Turco. That’s if you didn’t see the game.

It wasn’t pretty by any stretch. The Canadiens took nine of eleven penalties called in the first period, which is a bit of the same old song. And they were outshot in the game 31-19. But they won, dammit, and like the old cliche goes – a win is a win is a win. There’s nothing like a good old cliche. We’ll also insert here, it was a big two points and we’re gonna take it one game at a time.

All in all, though, they played pretty well, aside from the penalties. It’s something they can build on, which I’ve probably said half a dozen times before. Make that a dozen times.

Random Notes:

Andrei Kostitsyn, Alex Kovalev, and Chris Higgins scored for Montreal. Dallas got one but that’s not important.

The Edmonton Oilers are in Montreal to clash with the good guys on Tuesday. You remember the Oilers. Wayne Gretzky used to play for them.

It’s a bit weird that the Canadiens continue to take so many penalties most every game. I’m sure there’s a very good reason why. 

Montreal holds on to their precious playoff spot.

Nice to see Carey Price get the win. If he keeps that up, a few good head doctors might lose a patient after all.

6 thoughts on “Habs Dominated But Only If You Didn’t See The Game”

  1. I thought the second two periods were a lot better. And you didn’t mention that Stewart is turning into the enforcer that we never got….=(

  2. Are you allowed to fire a coach in middle of a game? I don’t care what happened later on. After a first period like that, Gainey should have come down from the press box and thrown Carbs out of the building for good. At some point they’re going to have to stop relying on lucky goals and superb goaltending and figure out a way to dominate a game. I didn’t check the schedule, but I sure hope they have a visit from the cure-all called the Islanders upcoming.

  3. Can you fire a coach in the middle of a game ?

    Didn’t that happen in the Russian League KHL this year but the

    coach got rehired for the next game……

  4. Must be awkward for Gainey about Carbonneau. Two old friends, old teammates – but business is business and if Carbo isn’t doing the job, Gainey has to be strong about this. But if they go on a seven game winning streak, Carbo will look like a genius and all will be forgiven.

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