Canadiens-Sabres: The Stench Before the Storm

December 9th, 2009 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
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Montreal 2 Buffalo 6 (HSBC Arena)

posted by Rocket All Habs

Before tonight's game, TSN's Pierre McGuire advised to pay attention to the special teams which he felt would be key to a victory. The game's first penalty was assessed to the Canadiens with less than seven minutes remaining in the second period.

By that point, the game was already over. Buffalo was leading 4 to 0.

So where does this stand in the "worst game of the year contest?" It is a definite entry. Shots were 15-to-3 after the first and 29-to-8 after two periods in favour of Buffalo. During a 13 minute stretch at the end of the first and beginning of the second period, the Canadiens did not record a shot on goal.

The Canadiens looked confused and disorganized. We haven't seen coach Jacques Martin's so-called puck possession system, but frankly, there hasn't been evidence of any system. Defensive zone coverage is a mess, with players both hesitant and over-aggressive.

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