Slip, sliding away. Slipped, slid away.
At the risk of sounding like a whiner, did PK Subban really deserve a slashing penalty with just over two minutes to go in the game? Maybe my television’s not big enough, heck it’s only a 52 inch job, but even in the replay I didn’t see what would warrant the call.
And why am I complaining about one play? Because the Lightning tied the game on this power play and won it in overtime, that’s why. So just tell me I’m wrong. Tell me PK deserved the penalty and maybe I’ll feel better.
But until then……..
This wasn’t a picture perfect game by any stretch of the imagination. It wasn’t the Mona Lisa or a Norman Rockwell magazine cover. More like me scribbling in my sleep. Players flopped around, fell about, had pucks go through their legs and forgot to bring it with them when they were supposed to.
Was the ice soft or is my players’ Thanksgiving Day turkey theory valid?
Carey Price was spectacular, stopping 41 shots in this more-than-depressing 4-3 overtime loss. Suddenly I’m not nervous about the goaltending anymore. Tomas Plekanec sparkled. Andrei Kostitsyn notched a beautiful goal nicely set up by Pleks.
Benoit Pouliot was…….How can I be polite? The puck didn’t go where he wanted it to go.
But in general, it was a sloppy and strange game that saw play far too often in Montreal’s end and a slew of penalties from both sides that certainly added to the sloppiness.
I’m just really interested what others have to say about this. It just seems like it slipped away and didn’t have to. Is the referee to blame? Or did the Habs simply shoot themselves in the foot?
Captain Brian Gionta introduced the players at the centre ice circle in a nice, brief home opener ceremony.
Maxim Lapierre took a five minute major for driving the obnoxious Steve Downey into the boards. I don’t mind Downie getting pummelled like that. But only when the referee isn’t looking.
Lapierre also scored the Habs first goal. Plekanec had the second and Andrei Kostitsyn the third.
What a miserable ending. And Lightning coach Guy Boucher gets his much-desired win in Montreal. The whole thing sucks the big one.
Friday night in Buffalo. A nightmarish loss like tonight can very possibly affect the team’s performance in Buffalo. Or can they get mad, dig deep, put it aside and play better next game?
Shots on goal – Tampa 45, Habs 27
Man, this one hurt.
The Leafs beat Pittsburgh 4-3 tonight. Can anyone stop this juggernaut?