Saturday Night Stinker

Daniel Briere said after the first period that the boys found themselves on their heels because of early penalties. Unfortunately, they decided to stay on their heels for the entire game.

The amazing thing is, the Canadiens had a chance to win the thing, as bad as they were and as good as Nashville was, because nearing the end of the third period, with the score tied 1-1, Nashville took a penalty for delay of the game, and the Habs power play sprung into action.

Non-action.

Not even a shot on goal, and a minute later, with just 1:27 left, the Preds made it 2-1 and as far as the Canadiens win streak goes, that’s all she wrote. The couldn’t even grab a point out of it, but they didn’t deserve to anyway.

When Nashville scored their second goal, Luci let loose with a bunch of Russian words I’ll bet Google can’t translate.

The visitors were in control for most of the night, and only Carey Price and the kids were fine for the good guys. Even P.K. was ordinary, and the Preds’ two stud D-men, Shea Weber and young Seth Jones, unfortunately outplayed our Norris candidate. Most of the team looked dazed and confused throughout, whether it was even-strength or with the man-advantage, but at least the Eller, Galchenyuk and Gallagher trio crashed the net from time to time, with Gallagher in the second period being the lone Habs marksman.

Just one of those nights. I’m thinking about driving over to Brossard to those mansions off Rome Boulevard where I think some of them live and wait till they get home so I can give them shit.

Random Notes:

Two more injuries to report – Daniel Briere taking a head shot and Brandon Prust hurting his shoulder crashing into the boards. Do you think Louis Leblanc is waiting by the phone?

Shots on goal, Nashville 37, Montreal 29.

Eller and Bournival assisted on Gallagher’s goal.

Some of the penalty calls were questionable at best, but the gang stunk regardless.

Next up – Edmonton at the Bell on Tuesday.

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Saturday Night Stinker”

  1. Stay tuned for Josh Gorges who took a hell of a hit but soldiered on. He might also wind up in the now crowded Habs infirmary.

  2. The injuries didn’t help, but the Habs collectively played like crap last night, though Carey Price once again was a shining light for the team. If not for him, that game could (and likely would have) ended up 5-1 or 6-1. Once again, the zebras did the team no favours (looked like Chris Lee and Tim Peel, the two biggest Hab-hating refs in the league, were reffing the game, even though they weren’t), and the non-call on the blatant, intentional elbow to Briere’s head (with his concussion history, I suspect that he’ll be out for a while) was brutal.

  3. Well this time their goalie didn’t allow soft goals, just lucky Thursday or it would now be 2 straight losses. The guy’s must play like they did out West to have success & stay out of the sin bin! Poor effort all round except for Price & the EGG line.

  4. I didn’t understand Eller’s goal being called back. After the video replay the referee said there wasn’t enough evidence to overturn the on-ice decision by all 4 officials that the puck didn’t cross the goal line. Yet when the goal was scored, a referee standing right beside the net signalled goal and pointed to the puck in the net. What did someone from Toronto say to change his mind?

  5. I don’t know, Chris. It’s definitely too bad it didn’t count, even though they played like shits.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>