Montreal vs Washington - Hello Mike! - Nov. 29th, 2003
Jose Theodore has been busy of late, and has come up big for the Canadiens on several occasions. The abundance of shots directed towards Theodore is a big concern for coach Claude Julien, and he will be giving his number one netminder a well deserved night off Friday when the Habs travel to Washington to battle the lowly Capitals (RDS, 7:00). Mathieu Garon will make his fifth start of the year for the Habs. Garon, who boasts a 1.97 GAA, hasn't seen the ice since a November 11th loss to the Blue Jackets. The talented back-up will be making his fifth start of the season for the CH. Richard Zednik has been on fire for the Habs, notching five goals in his past four games, including a nifty marker in Tuesday night's 5-2 disaster at the hands of the Vancouver Canucks. Read the rest of my pregame report
Time : 7:00 Location : A boring, lifeless arena in Washington – MCI Centre TV : RDS Radio : CJAD, CKAC, Team 990 (postgame)
I have a feeling Garon will be tremendous tonight. He has always responded quite well when given the opportunity, and that's just what he'll do tonight in Washington, once again. People around the league are starting to realize he really has his place in the NHL.
Does anybody know if Jagr's officially out of the line up for the Caps? I have heard on CKAC he's been injured Wednesday against the Sabres. That would sure make it easier for our D.
Wow. Talk about a great wrist shot by Dagenais. He's been doing a good job in front of Kolzig's net in the 1st period. However, there are quite a few negative comments to say about the Canadiens' play; first of all, what first comes to mind is the trouble they're having passing the puck. Is it me or half of the passes were either deflected, or were in our players' skates?
Also, I must say I can't stand this freaking dump and chase habitude anymore. It seems like every time we get a 3-on-2 or a 2-on-2, our forwards feel the need to dump the puck and go to the bench. Wake up and create something, for christsake. Taking a shot on net won't hurt. Look at Todd White's goal against the Thrashers...
p.s. I think Komisarek had a strong start. You can tell he's willing to use the body to his advantage more than he did last year. Nice work, Mike.