Canadiens-Blues: Flat Performance in St. Louis Ends Habs Streak at Five

March 10th, 2011 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
The Montreal Canadiens and St. Louis Blues faced off last night in a game that featured four players playing against their former teams.

On the Habs side, you had Lars Eller, once a top prospect in a very deep Blues development system and on the other end of the ice you have the man he was trade for, Jaroslav Halak.

Halak faced off against his former goaltending partner in Carey Price while former Habs forward Matt D'Agostini rounded things out in a Blues uniform.

Despite all of the storylines, it was far from being a spectacular game.

The Blues, who played the night before in Columbus, looked fast, focused and on their game while Montreal struggled to find cohesion, looking distracted and disorganized.

The result was a game that was largely dominated by St. Louis with a handful of strong sequences from Montreal.

The Canadiens got on the board first when Jeff Halpern deflected his 11th of the season past Halak off an Alexandre Picard pass. But the Blues took control of the game after that with David Backes tying it at one 6:29 later.

Halak was solid for the Blues but wasn't really tested,and his teammates ult ...

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