I was very happy they didnt score on that powerplay. Horrible call on Staal. Horrible call on those other two penalties late in the game too. The Carolina hooking and Montreal holding ones. Reffing is getting ridiculous.
The boys better realize that these were two points they did not really deserve.
We indeed should have put him there... He's our best PP player with Saku since the beginning of the year, and Lang was not playing that good of a good game. We were lacking playmaking skills there since Markov was shooting and Koivu was in front of the net...
Guys, let's look on the bright side of things. It's just like with the Bruins:
- we play a horrible D game
- our transition was a mess
- two lucky goals on their side
- lots of missed chances in offense
- fighting against a team that had
a) average talent
b) great coaching (better then ours - lol-ed when Bouchard explained how Laviolette and his assistants were watching who was up and ready to go on the Canadiens bench and matching their lines - weren't WE supposed to do that?)
c) great motivation, energy and will to win.
YET WE STILL WON ! AREN'T WE GOOD OR WHAT???!
Now seriously - two years ago this time we were also winning tight games but the feeling is different now. We put a very mediocre performance and the opponent could not beat us - in fact, we still looked good on many occassions.
Disgusting game, we will be destroyed big time if we play like that during the road trip.. When your best line is the fourth one, something wrong.. Carbo has a ton of work awaiting him.. We were playing a mediocre Canes team and we played at their level..
Edit: Latendresse was the worst player on the ice for both teams..
Note: Carbo started the OT with Pleks and A.Kost, then we saw Lang and Kovalev togheter..