You know that 60% of games the Habs need to maybe make the playoffs? The game against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night at the Bell was part of the 40% they’re allowed to lose.
3-0 St. Louis. And things were going so well too.
I watched it late at night, when most of you were snuggled in your beds, and now that it’s over and I’m typing this, I realize there isn’t much to write about and I might as well hit the sack too. The Canadiens were rarely dangerous, although it started out with potential after seeing Tomas Plekanec race in on a short-handed breakaway, only to be foiled by Jaroslav Halak.
Maybe they’ll be flying, I thought.
Was I wrong.
The Canadiens provided very little on this night. There just wasn’t much oomph. From time to time someone would test Halak or miss the net in sensational fashion, but excitement was at a minimum, ticket buyers really didn’t get their money’s worth, and Jaro Halak, who had so many fine moments at the Bell as a Montreal Canadien, added a shutout to the script.
This was one of the losses in the 40% the team is allowed, and we’ll leave it at that. Now it’s onward to Boston for a Thursday night meeting with the arch-rival Bruins. How great would it be to come back strong after this non-threatening effort we saw tonight.
Shots on goal St. Louis 25, Habs 19
Brian Gionta, obviously upset. threw his stick like a spear as he went to the room late in the game. Is he injured?
That’s it. No more random notes, no going on about players, no nothing. Good night.