It was tight and it could’ve been. But in the end it wasn’t.
Canadiens lose 2-1 to the Nashville Predators, with the game going to a shootout before being decided, and although the Habs grab a point, it’s just another big nail in the Molson wallet.
Nashville scored 3:16 into the first, while Brendan Gallagher replied late in the same frame, at 18:43, and that was it until the shootout.
Tighter than my great-grandmother’s corset. Tighter than a camel’s arse in a sandstorm, as the lamps remained unlit until Nashville’s Craig Smith did his job in the shootout after Montreal’s Sven Andrighetto, Alex Galchenyuk, and Max Pacioretty didn’t.
And thus, the win streak stops at one game. And it’s only the number one team in the league, the Washington Capitals, sitting high and mighty with 92 points, (11 ahead of 2nd place Chicago), on deck Wednesday.
Canadiens have 61 points, so you see the problem.
Canadiens were outshot 30-29 by the Preds, but midway through the first they were down 6-1 in shots, so they did manage to regroup and make a game of it. Which is better than being comatose throughout.
Dale Weise, who might be changing his address soon, was listed as having the flu.
Mike Condon was in nets again, after backstopping his team to a win on Friday against Philly.
After Wednesday in Washington, the team then plays host to those nutty Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Two big games. Sort of.