They were going good, the Habs were. Led by young rock star PK Subban, the Canadiens were outshooting the visitors and playing with precision and fire. They were making the highly-touted Pittsburgh Penguins look very ordinary, and were being less-than-hospitable hosts.
They did this for the first half of the game.
Unfortunately, they didn’t do this for the second half of the game.
Either the PIttsburgh coaching team figured out how to adjust, or Montreal simply stopped taking it to them and did very little after such a fine first half of the game. A thirty minutes where they should have scored a couple before they fell into their shell which they’ve done in the past, and what is growing very tiring to see. The Canadiens were the better team by a fair margin until they slowly but surely slowed to a grinding halt.
It’s just too bad. The Canadiens and fans could have gone to bed with a 2-1 series lead. And now game four becomes crucial beyond words. They have to play hard for sixty minutes. And it wasn’t like they were protecting a lead. They hadn’t scored yet when things began to go south, and they ended up not scoring at all. Teams usually don’t win games when they don’t score a single goal.
They did hit the post, though. And Marc-Andre Fleury came up big several times. Of course, every visiting French-Canadian goalie comes up big when they play in Montreal and that is also getting very tiring.
I need a pepto-bismol.
Montreal scorers were……….
Halak was fine. No problems with the goaltending. It’s the rest sitting back for half a game that is burning my rear end right now.
Sidney Crosby has been out-of-sorts so far in this series. Maybe he’s in love.
Did you see that little kid in the Habs uniform skating around the ice before the game with the flame? I want that job. I can do that. Although when I was an altar boy I set my clothes on fire lighting candles so maybe I can’t.