Canadiens-Ducks: A Thrilling Two Minutes Yields Two Points

March 7th, 2010 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
Some games can be broken down and explained by statistics. Others offer learned lessons for future contests.

And then there are games like this one that can only be described as bizarre.

The Canadiens 4-3 shootout win over the Ducks Sunday night at the Honda Center was exciting, and in the end, satisfying for fans but truly bizarre.

Statistics are meaningless. There is nothing that can be learned to provide a blueprint for future wins. The Canadiens simply need to take the two points and count their blessings.

That's not to say that there weren't players worthy of praise. There were. But for long stretches, this game was rather boring. It also featured two teams who both exhibited dreadful play at times, and two coaches who made questionable decisions.

Some will try to make this game all about goaltending. It wasn't. For whatever reason, these so-called fans lie in wait and relish the chance to heap abuse on Carey Price. I suppose that they were getting a little impatient the past few days because Price has been nothing but stellar in his two starts since the Olympic break.

In fact, coach Jacques Martin probably made one of his m ...

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