Wretched In Raleigh

I’m going to make this short and sweet.

By the end of the second period, the Habs were leading 3-0, had killed two 5 on 3 penalites, missed on a couple of clear-in chances by Travis Moen and Brendan Gallagher, and then…….when all was said and done, lost 5-4 in overtime.

It was a case of taking far too many penalties, ten in fact, including a bench minor for telling the ref his mother wears army boots which of course turned into the Hurricanes fourth goal.

Don’t blame the referees for any of this craziness. Most of those penalties were deserved. Chalk it up as a pathetic collapse and let’s move on.

Random Notes:

Max scored twice, DD had three assists, Markov added two assists, and Eller (from Galchenyuk) and P.K. also bulged the twine.

Really wish David Desharnais would stop this nonsense of giving up great scoring chances near the net and trying to set up others instead. It’s more than maddening. It’s downright disturbing.

And what happened to the solid play of Alexei Emelin? It seems he’s on the ice for nearly every goal scored against.

Shots on goal – Carolina 42, Montreal 25. But keep in mind, Carolina had ten power plays including the aforementioned couple of 5 on 3s. It’s no wonder they outshot the Canadiens. If they didn’t it’d be pretty pathetic on their part.

Next up – Thursday, the Canadiens first game of 2014, when they travel to the Lone Star State to meet the Dallas Stars.

Happy New Year!

6 thoughts on “Wretched In Raleigh”

  1. Blowing a 3-0 lead after two periods is completely unacceptable, especially against a Carolina team that was not playing well. Then again, maybe the sad fact of the matter is that the Canadiens are simply playing worse.

    Happy New Year to everyone!

  2. This loss was my fault. When I first saw the score on-line it was 3-0 for the good. Throughout the 3rd period I pressed the refresh button and watched it going downhill. During overtime I realized I could watch the game on-line and then had the pleasure of watching us lose.

  3. You summarized this train-wreck of a game perfectly Dennis without using any profanities. That’s quite an accomplishment.

    Happy New Year 2014 to you and everyone who comes here!

  4. Happy New Year. I hope our guys got a jump start and filled their water bottles with champagne during the second intermission; being pissed drunk is at least an explanation for blowing a 3-0 third period lead.

  5. Dk, you hit the nail on the head with your report *****Pathetic !!!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

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