You know what, we put in effort tonight. A lot more effort than we've put in in the last few games. And for that reason, I'm happy. They'll build on this win. I hope that SO winner helps build Kovy's confidence.
What an awful game to watch. I don't think I've been this 'down' after a Habs win ever. I know the post game reaction by us is going to make us look really fickle to other fans reading out board, but tonight it's deserved.
With all the penalties there was no flow at all and it created a very boring game. We did'nt play great hockey but it was to be expected. Let's just hope the guys build on this and start getting out of there slump soon enough.
It wasn't THAT ugly. We're struggling right now. But we're not in 06-07 territory.
But something needs to be done about the PP. It's a sad state of affairs.
And for god sakes Carbo, leave the Lang with the brothers line together. I never want to see Andrei with Kovalev again.
Markov cannot be the trigger man on the PP. His shot does not get on net. Markov needs to get back to the setup man. That's been the key to our PP the last two years. Bring up Webber, send Brisebois to pasture. He is sooooo done.
I like the fact we won, but going 0 for 10 on the the PP really concerns me. They should have put this game away earlier on rather than finding themselves scrambling to tie it with minutes left. This was a Blues team without two of their best players and we still had trouble. Making things tough on themselves.
Edit: Positive is that AK46 got two points and Price played very well. Nice goal by Lang who has shown to be a definite upgrade over Smolinski. He's on pace for 25-30 goals on the third line.
What an ugly win. It was a pretty bad performance, (not as bad as Toronto or Anaheim mind you) and at this point I'm just happy to get the points.
The only real positive is that Kostitsyn put up some points and had a decent game. Other than that there weren't many standouts from a positive POV. Negatively...well I don't want to bash anyone, but let's just say the guys seemed to be going through the motions and expending minimal effort.
PP needs to get adjusted. Markov isn't doing much on the right hand side. I may have said it earlier in the year, but he just isn't doing it as the trigger man. Moving him back to the LH side could be a start.
I like that Carbo was juggling the lines a bit, but nobody seemed to really click that much. I'd like to see him try this though, I'm pretty sure I didn't see these combos today:
The Habs need work, but they have the luxury of being able to do it riding a 10-4-2 record. It'd be a lot worse if they were in, say, the Sens' position. They have a bit of a cushion, and they don't have a 3-game losing streak yet.
a) **** you to all you people who say its an ugly win.
Reason: A WIN IS A WIN!! if you win by 3 goals or by 1 goal, you get the same amount of points so appreciate the work that the players put it tonight. Better than we did VS Boston! So stop whining, or else go play for the habs yourself and prove us wrong.