Sunday, November 29, 2009
Close, but no cigar.......
That was a bitter pill to swallow. I thought the Habs looked dazed and confused in the first period, I was almost tempted to change the channel. Whenever that happens, I always remember the famous comeback against the Rangers and decide to stick with it. I'm glad I did, they came out killing dead things in the second. Price let in his token softies but made the big saves when it counted. He gets a look in his eyes when Ovie has the puck and is coming in for the kill, "bring it on you SOB, gimme all you got."
Fifteen seconds left in the game and we take a penalty. Shit. Price decides to play defense, tries to clear the zone and puts it on a Caps player's stick, chaos ensues and Mara goes off for high sticking. Props to Boudreau for pulling the goaltender and they end up tying it. The Habs have to be more disciplined, it's literally pointless to play your guts out to catch up, take the lead and then end up blowing it in the dying seconds. The Habs have to smarten up and start finishing, Markov's return is on the horizon and they need all the points they can get to stay in the mix, there's no more room for screwing around.