Canadiens-Sharks: Despite Carey Price’s Gem, Habs Can’t Take Advantage

March 5th, 2010 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
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The Shark Tank has proven to be an inhospitable place for the Canadiens, who haven't won in San Jose since Nov. 23, 1999.

However, the Sharks came into the game with two consecutive regulation losses, a season-high streak. San Jose's coach Todd McLellan was very critical of his team's effort Tuesday night against New Jersey and had challenged them to get more shots on goal.

The Sharks fired everything they had at Carey Price and after two periods trailed the Canadiens 2-1 despite outshooting them 29 to 19. San Jose had excellent scoring chances, but the play of Price was simply sensational. The Canadiens were riding the brilliance of their goaltender, who made many highlight-reel saves.

The Sharks were showing signs of frustration. Play became chippy. The Habs were gaining confidence and moved to the third period with a record of 19-1-0 when leading after two periods.

“It’s very good for our preparation for the playoffs,” Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle said. “You’re going to play in one of those games where the goalie is maki ...

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