Montreal Canadiens-Columbus Blue Jays: Hapless Habs Lose 3-0 to Jackets

November 3rd, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
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After their worst effort of the season against Florida this past weekend, you would have expected the Montreal Canadiens—who just had two days of rest—to come out with fire in their eyes, yesterday against the Blue Jackets.

And for about five minutes that was exactly what happened, as the Habs moved their feet and created a bunch of scoring chances as a result.

The problem was that the game, and more importantly the Canadiens, quickly took on the same pulse as the crowd at Nationwide Arena: flatlined.

Like Saturday night, the Canadiens looked disorganized and uncoordinated and their five-man defensive unit, usually so hermetic, leaked like a sieve. The result was that the Jackets were able to freely claim the high slot and often had a man open to pick up rebounds.

And so, the Canadiens suffered a second loss in a row against a team that they "should" have beaten, in another game where they had a complete lack of effort. As such, Carey Price was hung out to dry again by his teammates and if it wasn't for his brilliant play, this one would have been a blowout.


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