Slump Continues


Canadiens lose 3-2 in Detroit.

Alexei Emelin’s ill-timed high-sticking penalty in the third period didn’t help, with the Wings tying things up while he sat.

Greg Pateryn turning the puck over just outside the crease, which led to the winner, didn’t help either.

And P.K. Subban’s delay-of-game penalty, with just 1:44 left, ended all hope.

Montreal’s losing streak now reaches four games.

Dustin Tokarski, in only his second outing of the season (he replaced Mike Condon in the third period of their 6-1 loss to the Avalanche on November 14th), played well and showed he probably wouldn’t mind winning his old job back.

Toker stoned the Wings often at the Joe joint, and gave us all a nice buzz. Imagine his high if they would’ve held on.

6 thoughts on “Slump Continues”

  1. Should we panic or just call it a slump based on injuries? We need Price for sure, but Gally, Smith-Pelly and Mitchell are missed too. Not looking forward to losing to Ottawa, so hope to re-group and move on to a new winning streak.

  2. We shouldn’t panic. It’s all based on a bandaid lineup now, with different guys from the minors being looked at. But having said that, Mona, a win would be nice. Especially in Ottawa.

  3. One goal game loses except Boston…
    There is tremendous parity in the league…
    Price and Gallagher are the difference …..
    Not to worry Habby fans

  4. Yes, Leaf Fan, it’s not at all the same lineup as when they were on fire. But in another month or so it will be. A win on Saturday against Ottawa would be extra special.

  5. It was a comedy of errors much like the Boston loss.

    Habs have got to cut out the comedy (and the errors) and just stick to hockey. Starting with the Senators tomorrow night.

    At times like this it’s good to remember that you’re never as good as you think you are when you’re winning and you’re never as bad as you think you are when you’re losing.

  6. Danno, it also shows how we miss Mitchell and a solid fourth line. The call-ups have been good, but more of a veteran flavour is needed.

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