The gruesome facts are these:
Montreal, sitting 9th in the league with 69 points, lost 4-1 to Edmonton, at team nestled in 30th place with 44 points, and now play two better teams next in Calgary and Vancouver.
The team has now lost 5 of their last 6 games.
The Wiz went down in the first period after taking a puck in the face, leaving Roman Hamrlik and four others who barely shave – PK Subban, Yannick Weber, Alexandre Picard, and Brendan Nash in just his second game.
Sidelined now for Montreal include five defencemen who would look good on any team – Andrei Markov, Josh Gorges, Hal Gill, Jaroslav Spacek, and now the Wiz, although if Wiz only has a 25 stitch gash or missing teeth he could be back for Sunday’s Heritage Classic in Calgary.
Mike Cammalleri is also in street clothes but may be back soon, like Sunday.
Thanks a lot, whatever airline it was that lost Paul Mara’s equipment and didn’t help, by any stretch, the already paper thin defence.
Boston won on this night.
Habs’ skaters were too quiet. Score a few goals and help the boys who are trying to prevent them. A team with Bobby Orr, Doug Harvey, and Nick Lidstrom on defence wouldn’t win if forwards don’t score.
I’m concerned this could be one of those not-so-great western swings.
How’s that for a feel-good game report?