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03-24-2013, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Talks to Goalposts View Post
There is an extent that they were bigger on perimeter play than generating legit chances but the Habs handily out chanced the Sabres by a considerable margin. Just not the completely absurd margin the dominated puck possession and the shot clock.

The reality is that this is now a far superior team loses hockey, dominating the balance of play but not getting the benefit of circumstance. The reason team Canada can still lose to Switzerland.

Habs have been far above average at finishing this year and have no problem getting guys into the dirty areas to score. You're inflating what happened in a single game into a trend that doesn't exist.

This is how good teams lose, and the Habs are up there with pens and bruins in how good a team they are. Learn to live with this happy turn of events. Habs have been on more than their fair share of other nights like this. I.e. playoffs vs Caps.
We don't give up many chances to the opponent, but the ones they do get are so "Grade A" and juicy that they pot them easily.

Pittsburgh is just as flawed as we are; their defense is absolute **** and could cost them the Cup despite having Crosby and Malkin. Boston, on the other hand, is definitely not as Swiss cheese-like as either Pittsburgh or us.

It's not a "happy turn of events", since I was formerly a Caps fan who felt the burn of losing to a supposedly "inferior" team that wasn't that inferior and exploited the weaknesses(the "Achilles heel") people ignored in the "superior" team.

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