Montreal Canadiens-Philadelphia Flyers: Jaroslav Halak Steals Points in 1-0 Win

April 3rd, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
The last few days in Montreal have seen the talk show airwaves and blog forums light up with talk about the Canadiens' two goaltenders.

Who should be in the net? Who is the better goaltender? Who has the better long-term potential? Who should be re-signed in the offseason?

When Jacques Martin chose to put Jaroslav Halak in the net before last night's game against the Flyers, that only added fuel to the fire.

Halak, however, had plans of his own and was simply brilliant all night long. Beyond brilliant actually. He put on a performance for the ages with a scintillating 35-save performance to post his fourth shutout of the year and steal two precious points.

The first two periods of this game were relatively evenly with the Habs nabbing the sole goal—Tomas Plekanec's 24th of the season from Andrei Kostitsyn. The shots were also pretty even over the first two periods with the Flyers holding a 21-20 shot advantage.

It was in the third period that things went off the rails for the Canadiens. From the drop of the puck, the Habs fell into a defensive shell, playing the trap and trying to wind down the clock.

While that strategy c ...

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