Hurricanes—Canadiens: Whose To Blame For An Opportunity Lost?

March 31st, 2010 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
Montreal 1 Carolina 2 (Bell Centre)

posted by Rocket
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Like you, I'm a grumpy Habs' fan after tonight's loss.

Shouldn't this game have been a cakewalk?  After all the opponent was the lowly Carolina Hurricanes.

Perhaps surprisingly, the Hurricanes have the second best record in the Eastern conference (next to the Washington Capitals) in 2010. It's also hard to believe that Carolina has not lost in regulation time at the Bell Centre since December 2003.

Those facts should not be read as excuses.

A playoff team should beat a non-playoff team with six games to go playing at home, but the Canadiens should not have expected that 25 minutes of effort would suffice for the win.

So whose to blame?

If you would like to dump on Ryan O'Byrne with a perspective shaped by a year-old off-ice incident, I'm not interested in your nonsense.

If you are here to bash the Kostitsyn brothers, perhaps you would be better served by one of those forums where bigoted comments abound.

If you are one of the morons who booed Carey Price (the best Canadiens' player tonight,) during the annou ...

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