I only saw the first period, but all I have to say is Pacioretty's play on Gionta's goal the other night and his driving the net on Brodeur late in the 1st where he put his shoulder down went in front of the crease and put the puck on net (resulting in our only PP) was a thing of beauty. The type of play I wanted to see from Latendresse, from all of our players for years. Great to finally see someone do it.
I think the shoddy refereeing set the tone for the game but since the coaches and players don't use it as an excuse then I guess I shouldn't either. On the other hand it doesn't make it any less bothersome when you see a guy(s) blatantly highsticked in the face. LOL
Having said that the Habs had their chances but didn't cash in when needed. They were sloppy in the offensive zone. Passes seemed to be deflected left and right although that wasn't much different then the Rangers game.
The powerplay generated chances but no finish. The PP just seems to be in a slump as opposed to being just totally ineffective. They'll break out against Boston - I just know it.
Maybe it's just me but the last two games I see Subban and Gill getting owned more than any other D pair in their own zone at even strength. To be honest I wouldn't mind seeing Hamrlik / Subban, Spacek / Wiz, Gill / Weber.
Price is doing his job. Picard has been okay. Pouliot runs hot and cold. Pleks has been a little off the last couple of games. Pearn has been okay. Does that cover the P's?
Funniest moment: Subban's shot that was going about twenty wide being deflected in by the Devil himself.
Yesterday. I said to my friend, after winning against the Rags, that today's game would be a no show for the refs where no hooking, tripping or interference call would be whistled, and where the only PPs the Habs would get would be on a highstick or too many men. I wasn't far off.
When something like this becomes so predictable, there is a definite problem, a corruption somewhere in the system.
But we live in a society that believes in the fairytale economic system of eternal debt and fractional reserve central banking with compounded interests with fictional money created out of thin air and created as debt, so I'm not at all surprised as to how many people buy the party line.
Money does grow on trees, and NHL refs are helping the league control it's business and help hockey in the states.
Can't say that kind of stuff on the interwebz brah, because the media says you're a liar so you are.