Canadiens-Islanders: Habs Blow Lead Twice Before Losing 4-3 in Shootout

April 7th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
After two back-to-back weekend wins, the Habs were in a good spot to clinch a playoff spot last night. The golden opportunity to clinch presented itself when the Buffalo Sabres beat the New York Rangers, meaning that a win by the Habs would have booked their postseason ticket. 

Despite leading the game by a goal on two separate occasions, the Habs ultimately let the Isles tie the game with less than two minutes to play and let it slip away in the shootout.

The Habs started the game relatively flat and were down 1-0 after the first period but were able to come back and make the score 2-1 and then eventually 3-2.

Their lead lasted until Frans Neilson scored on the power play with less than two minutes to play to send the game to overtime.

Overtime solved nothing and it was left to a shootout where Jaroslav Halak didn't look very good on either of the Islanders' goals. 

When Michael Cammalleri's shot rung off the goal post on the Habs' second pass, that was all she wrote.

The Canadiens got goals from Tomas Plekanec (25th), Brian Gionta (26th), and a beauty by Maxim Lapierre (seventh).  The Isles got ...

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