Calgary Flames-Montreal Canadiens: Habs Lack Firepower versus Flames

November 10th, 2009 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
Montreal 0 Calgary 1 (Bell Centre)

You have to give the Canadiens credit. It could have been worse. Much worse. Calgary is a very good hockey team. They have size, skill and three all-star caliber defensemen. And let's not forget a demanding coach in Brent Sutter who obviously designed the superior game plan tonight.

For a change, the Habs didn't leave their goaltender high and dry. They were able to play good defensive hockey. But it would seem that the Canadiens are not a team that can play well at both ends of the ice in the same game.

With a better defensive performance, Jaroslav Halak wasn't required to be spectacular, but he was solid all game long. The goal that beat him wasn't a hard shot but it was fired through the screen of Josh Gorges by Jarome Iginla.

Halak padded his stats with three wins in the third week of October though he wasn't a factor in any of the games. Tonight, Halak played very well and was challenged more than in those three games put together, yet didn't get the win. Welcome to the world of Carey Price.

It's simple. You can't win if you don't score.

The Canadiens kept the game close, ...

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