Sunday, December 19, 2010

Game #33

Montreal Had Chances; Couldn't Find The Win


Date: 19/12/2010
Opponent: Avalanche
Location: Colorado

Loss: 2-3

Habs Goalie: Price (L)
Opposition Goalie: Anderson (W)

Habs goalscorers: Cammalleri, Picard
Opposition goalscorers: Wilson, Porter, Galiardi

Play of the game

There was a 2-on-1 that I thought was going to be a goal for the Avs. Stastny and Dupuis played it perfectly and it was Dupuis who got the shot off. Price, however, made an incredible save to keep the game close.

Dome hockey team

The 6 players we're playing in a no changes, do or die contest in the dome

Michael Cammalleri - Game Puck
His goal was great and he really kept it coming for the rest of the night. I liked how much he was shooting and how he was challenging what seemed to be a shaky goalie.

Scott Gomez
Scott was the best player on what was a competitive line tonight. He was quick with the puck, had a few chances of his own and did well to organize the troops on the PP.

Jeff Halpern
Jeff won 5 of his 7 draws tonight, in particular two right at the end. If he can be that guy that can win key draws, then he may see some more Dome time.


Roman Hamrlik
The youngsters are having a hard time in their end these days so it is nice that Hammer has been so steady. In 24 minutes he managed to stay out of any real trouble as he was on for 1 Habs goal and none of theirs.

Jaroslav Spacek
There were a couplke of mistakes, but I really couldn't justify having anyone else in here as I felt their mistakes were greater. I also did like the work that Spacek was doing on the PP.


Carey Price

I didn't like the second goal and a couple of his passes, but aside from that he did play pretty well. I certainly felt that he was the better of the two goalies tonight and that he probably deserved a better fate.


If this is one loss and that's all then I'll be OK with it as I felt that we didn't play that badly. I will, however, be upset if it is back to this type of hockey for the Habs; the the type of hockey that we have played since the lockout. Maybe not so in style, but more in the way that the results go. These are the type of games that can be won, but are also the type of games that were being won a few weeks ago. I am not that interested in going back to losing 3, winning 3, being in every game, but having a hard time to score or being better on paper, but having off-nights. I think that the next 6 games, on the road, are very important. That is when we'll find out if we are a good team that occasionally loses or a decent team that got hot for a bit.

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