Montreal Canadiens-Pittsburgh Penguins: Habs Offense is Too Little, Too Late

May 8th, 2010 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
Montreal 1 Pittsburgh 2 (Mellon Arena) Pittsburgh leads the series 3-2.

"Above anything else, I hate to lose." — Jackie Robinson

"I hate to lose more than I love to win." — Jimmy Connors

"If there's one thing I hate, it's losing. If there's two things I hate, it's losing and getting cancer." — Kenny Powers, East Bound and Down

Postgame callers to a Montreal radio station seemed pleased with the effort of the Canadiens. "We hung with them tonight." Another said, "Remember, we're not even supposed to be here. We scraped into the playoffs, you know."

The injuries to Andrei Markov and Jaroslav Spacek were cited as obstacles that were difficult to overcome.

The host encouraged fans to "give the Habs a thunderous ovation" when they take the ice on Monday night to "thank them for the tremendous playoff run." As the calls continued, we heard phrases like "no one expected them to get this far," and the Canadiens "shouldn't hang their heads" because "there's lots to be proud of."

I admit that I was surprised at the patronizing language. To me, it smacked of a defeatist attitude.

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