I don't know what Sergei has done to get benched, I thought the few shifts he had on Saturday he worked very hard, what the heck does Darche bring that Sergei doesn't? Darche caused the 4th (3rd?) goal with a brutal giveaway then took himself out of the play trying to block the shot, and yet he didn't even get benched for a shift!
I used to play basketball in high school. In the final year, we were one of the best two teams in a two division, 6 teams per division league. The other best team, we when up against at their school first (22 game season, two games vs each team). What happened is that the sheet scorers were student at that school, and our assistant coach always counted the score, and our team with 10 mnutes to play had been robbed of between 10-15 points by the students on the score sheets. We complained to the refs, but they said they couldn't do a thing. We tried to elevate our play to compensate but finally lost to 5-6 points if my memory serves me well (it was 16 years ago). After the game, we made a formal complaint to the league and high school commission, but nothing came of it.
When they came back to our school, we were so motivated, we completely squashed them. The end score was 20+ points in our favor, and they were pretty good, had more talent than we did, although our coaches were much better and we played as a team.
People who haven't played organized team sports don't understand how motivating it is to have yourself robbed.
People think the momentum in the series has changed? If the Habs player have any heart close to what my bball team had, they'll win tonight. to show Washington that the Habs can win against them, without getting any help.
Hab fans at the game have to hold the refs to the fire. Yell, scream, rant and rave everytime the Caps try to get away with a cheap shot, esp Ovie, or, they try their boarderline bump jobs on Jaro. Just saying, the Caps got away with that crap in Washington cause there was not enough Hab fans to call out the refs for not calling them on it, tonight, game fans have to be the difference.....go habs