Morning After – That Sucked
Hand up people who expected the Habs to lose 7-0 (and some might say 8-0, because that buzzer goal sure was close).
I would like to think of myself as a true Habs fan – I ride the ups and downs, but when the Habs got down 6-0 I switched the channel. Shock! Awe! Traitor! Listen – I only have so many leisure hours in a day, and I can guarantee you that had I not committed to writing this Morning After blog, I probably would have changed the channel when it got to be 5-0.
It wasn't so much the score, it was the total lack of effort. Carey Price comes out and gives his team a great to excellent performance every night, and they thank him with terrible zone clearances, zero goal support, and sloppy play in front of his crease.
Earlier this week, Habs won 8-1. I'll trade 5 of those goals, including Subban's hat trick, for a couple against buffalo, and maybe three against the Bruins.
On Monday, I gave 8 cheerful points for every goal scored. I will now give 7 Debbie Downer's for every goal scored against.
- Mike Cammalleri: When's the last time our goal-scorer scored a goal? March 11, against the Penguins. Pitiful...
- How many games left? Seven. Seven games left for the Habs to put a little streak together and maybe scratch out home ice advantage.
- March 5, March 8: That's the last set of consecutive wins the Habs strung together.
- Sweep: That's what happened last time the Bruins had home-ice advantage against the Habs in a playoff series.
- Two: The number of points the Rangers need to catch up to us. Also the number of games the Bruins have in hand. Though, to be honest, I wouldn't mind dropping to 7th and playing Washington again.
- Alex Auld: He was not very strong, and did not provide the change of pace that was desperately needed.
- Carey Price: I wish he had been taken out earlier. He didn't deserve to be shell shocked like that.
- BONUS: That 8th goal was good. It was RIGHT on the buzzer. The Bruins could have pressed for a replay, but event they can be good sports. That last goal really was just the icing on the cake. From the puck drop to the buzzer the Bruins were just all over the Habs.
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