It can be short and simple. Canadiens, because of the great backstopping of Jaroslav Halak, win a a huge game in Philadelphia, Halak gets a shutout stopping 35 shots, Montreal gains ground and moves into 6th spot, and goal scoring has almost completely dried up.
So it’s a good and bad situation. Win a big game, but continue to not score.
I guess this is a good night. I’m not sure.
Tomas Plekanec got the game’s only goal.
Habs greet the Sabres in Montreal Saturday night. Let’s hope it’s a rude greeting. Montreal’s offence needs to get going. There’s no time left.
It’s four games to go; Buffalo on Saturday, in Long Island Tuesday, Carolina Thursday, and back home next Saturday against Toronto to end the regular season.