Thread: PGT: Habs lose 3-2 in OT
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03-19-2013, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill McNeal View Post
Some people just find it weird to blame a player for taking a phantom penalty on an innocuous play. Most of the people screaming bloody murder about it hadn't even seen the replay yet. Sounds like scapegoating to me.
See, this is the problem. It wasn't an innocuous play - it was an unnecessary one. That's life with P.K. though - 9 games out of 10 you take the good and the other game you take the bad. We'd all like to see him improve his decision making so that things like his penalty tonight don't happen anymore, but it's part of the learning process. In the mean time, there's nothing wrong with calling a poor decision a poor decision.

Anyway I just got back from the game...we definitely deserved better. The first was horrid but overall the team played great until the end. Some individual thoughts

-Gionta, Galchenyuk and Subban must have missed a combined 900 shots tonight. Gionta in particular was his usual blackhole self until he got robbed at the end of the game.

-Desharnais was pretty bad tonight, lousy on the first two Sabres goals. Really needs to be held more accountable for his play in his own zone.

-Gallagher was amazing and kickstarted everything for his line, which was looking pretty quiet until the shift where they scored.

-Eller is just on a level we've never consistently seen from him before. Special player.

-Emelin mishandled just about every puck that came near him tonight.

-Tinordi played really well. Missed his debut so this was my first look at him. Always been a fan of his and I'm hoping for the best.

-Ryder looked particularly sluggish tonight. I hate him and Gionta on the same line - both guys have the creativity of cinder blocks.

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