Saturday, November 10, 2007

Montreal Canadiens 5 Game Review (#3)

[Montreal Canadiens 5 Game Review takes a look at the last 5 games from an objective standpoint, with tabulations from Tobalev's game reports]

Date: Saturday, November 10th, 2007


The last 5

Opponents: Atlanta, Philadelphia, Toronto, Buffalo, Boston

Record: 3-1-1
Home record: 2-1-1
Away record: 1-0-0

How it happened: OTL - W - L - W - W

Goals for: 13
Goals against: 8

Conference ranking (Season): 2
Conference ranking (5 games - i.e., 10/28 to 11/9): T3





Stack of pucks

Alex Kovalev, Christopher Higgins (3)

Saku Koivu, Cristobal Huet (2)








Play of the set
Contender for play of the year...

When Saku pulls out his moves, it's just a pleasure to see. That's why for the play of the Game 12 vs. the despised (and rapidly declining) Flyers:

Our goals were all very nice, 2 on the PP, 1 on the PK and the other 2 while the ref has his arm up. The first, Saku's was, however, the play of the game. Coming off the bench during a delayed penalty he grabbed the puck at the blue-line, sidestepped two Flyers with one swift move and went 5-hole. This gave the team an instant lift, making it 1-0. This goal set the tone for the game early and we never looked back.

See the play (within the game highlights).


5-game domers

F: Koivu (3/5); Kovalev (3/5); Higgins(2/5)

D: Markov (4/5); Komisarek (4/5)

G: Huet (3/5)








Kovalev's 5-game Assessment - Very good

Took himself to new heights this week, and the view of him soaring in the bleu, blanc, rouge is fantastic.




Scoring and statistics (Top 5 over 5):

Goalscorers: Kovalev, Higgins (3); Plekanec (2); Koivu, Smolinski, Komisarek, Kostopoulos, Latendresse (1)

Point-getters: Kovalev (5); Markov (4); Koivu, Plekanec, Higgins, Smolinski, Kostitsyn (3)

Shooters: Higgins (22); Kovalev (15); Markov (14); Dandenault, Latendresse (10)

+/-: Kostitsyn (+3); Plekanec, Kovalev, Hamrlik, Brisebois, Chipchura (+2)

GAA: Price (1.44); Huet (1.68)
Save %: Price (.952); Huet (.937)

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