Eller is just getting better and better. I don't know WTF MT has done with this kid but he is the big cente that we've been looking for. He's a bit too much of a shooting centre, needs to use his linemates better but man he is a beast.
Price let in a really lousy goal but was solid the rest of the way and in the shoot-out.
Good win by the Habs. We are now .500 against our own division and 3 pts up on the Ruins again.
Marky and Subban both played over 30 minutes. Good thing they have 2 days off now - especially Markov.
So, Eller is pulling a Pacioretty. Quiet early seasons only to bust out when he got some confidence. Now, hopefully, no giant defenseman will run him into a stanchion and take him off for a few months.
Blues fan here. I've loved watching you guys this year. Started watching for Galychenyuk and found myself watching you guys more and more. Loving Eller's play, in hindsight the Halak trade was good but man would we be set with him in our center depth. Glad to see you guys at the top of the East. Congrats!
Galchenyuk - Eller - Dumont were by far our best line. Great work by them.
4th line got involved for a change.
Pacioretty - DD - Gally has sort of gone stale.
Some of the bad in this game:
- ANOTHER 2 goal lead blown. I've lost count, but we must be at around 8 now. Contenders just don't blow 2 goal leads at this rate.
- The penalty kill appears to be struggling once more. The Alfredsson goal is unforgivable, you can't allow him that much time and space with seconds left.
- Why are we so awful 4 on 4? We never score and we get scored on way too often. Granted, that was an awful softy allowed by Price on that 4 on 4. Those are the goals he has to stop giving up to be in the top 3-5 among goalies.
- Those 3rd period PPs were not good enough. Yes, they had already scored 2, but at least generate momentum if you aren't going to score.