I just couldn’t get overly-excited watching the Habs-Caps game after seeing the Canada-US gold medal dazzler only minutes before, and maybe because its 1:30 in the morning and I should be in bed might have something to do with it. But I watched it with my thumb on the fast-forward button, and I saw a disappointing 4-2 loss to Washington. And the Habs were not only badly out-shot, but they’ve managed only two goals over the last two games now, which is the part I’m least excited about.
When you don’t score and are badly outshot, it generally means you’re going to lose. It’s not the greatest recipe for winning.
It’s time to regroup. The Canadiens had a great road trip, going six and one, but the one-nothing stinker to Buffalo after that, and now this 4-2 loss has them spinning their tires. They came off that good stretch and now they’re only another loss or two from being in a slump.
Funny how that goes, eh?
And they can start their regrouping by putting together some solid wins in the four-game home stand that they’re about to enjoy. Florida, New Jersey, Dallas and Ottawa all visit the Bell Centre next, and it’s time to score some goals. Because suddenly, Tomas Plekanec has become quiet, and so has everyone else. They were exploding and firing on all cylinders only just recently and fans had big smiles on their faces. Now things have become slightly disturbing with the guns quiet, and the smiles have disappeared.
It’s a roller coaster season for the Habs and Habs fans, and now it’s time to straighten the tracks. We prefer our roller coasters at amusement parks.