(Photo courtesy of the Gazette)
Not a bad week for the Habs, they picked up 5 out of a possible 6 points. The Pleks line was good last night, that may be a keeper, AK 46 is improving with every game. What's up with big Georges? He loses a fight in Washington, takes 6 minutes of penalties last night, which could have cost us the game. Note to George, you're supposed to hit with your body, not your stick or your knee. I guess Martin doesn't have much choice but to play him, we don't have many players left. Heroic penalty killing last night, too bad one managed to slip by Price.
So Gomez is the next casualty of a never ending list, out with a groin injury, the clinic is getting full. If we lose Pleks or Cammy we're in deep doggie do do. I was wondering where this team would be if Carbo was still coaching, it doesn't bear thinking about, we'd be sharing gutter space with the Leafs. Martin isn't flamboyant or exciting but he's steady and managing to get wins in spite of all the injuries and constant line shuffling.
I was annoyed at Bruce Boudreau in the pre game interview last night. He had called out Ovie after the Habs win Friday, told him he wasn't playing up to his potential. I thought it took away from our D who managed to shut him down, but I guess Boudreau knows his stuff, the Leafs beat them in a shootout last night. Maybe Ovie came back to soon from his injury, we'll know soon enough, he gets another shot at us next Saturday.
The Habs look more and more like a team, not a great one, but one that has enough spirit and grit to hang on until Markov returns. We can't ask for any more than that, and when we finally get to ice a full healthy roster these guys have the character and no quit attitude that will bode well for them in the playoffs.