i herd everything too... he did say all those things ...also in the second intermission... i agree we are both similar teams... but buffalo def has more fire power.. but i like the way we played tonite... i dont get to watch much games this yr... i had't missed any in the past few yrs... but i seen this game, (not the second...from what i read .. i didnt wanna see it ha) but this was a great game.. a great game plan by the coaching staff..and another steller performance from Huet! Great character... go habs go
Your defense will look hermetic when your goalie is hermetic.
Amen to that !
Goaltender is playing solid, so D is more confident, make them play better. They feed from each other's solid play. Defensively, as a unit (including G and D)' I'd say we look pretty darn good right now ! Imagine when Dandy and Bouillon get their groove back...
We still give up too many shots. That will get corrected with time.
The excessive shots is also an operative of being short handed so much.
While we do give up quite a few shots, it's a new reality of the NHL. The amount of penalties we take does play a role, but I think most teams are allowing close to 30 shots a game.
Even Calgary is allowing close to 30 shots. New Jersey is only allowing 27 IIRC, but overall the average seems to be hovering around 30 SPG. It's a lot but it's what most teams will give up with the amout of PP time handed out these days.
Edit: that was cool, I typed IIRC and it came out as if I recall correctly.
I think our teams match up pretty much but there is one area that the Habs are stronger than the Sabres. Montreal is more physical. The Sabres don't play the physical game. That might be their one flaw. But all the same what a hell of a team