Montreal Canadiens-Pittsburgh Penguins: Habs Team Defense Ties Series

May 2nd, 2010 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
Montreal 3 Washington 1 (Mellon Arena): The series is tied 1-1.

I'm reminded again of my childhood neighbor and his dad. Mr. Webb was a not-very-svelte 250-pound guy who wore hip waders and a baggy army parka on the backyard rink.

The teams for hockey were the same each day we played. My brother and I would line up against Mr. Webb and his son.

The Webb team would always get an early lead. Mr. Webb didn't stray far from the net. In his unique style, he would lie across the goal line whenever we got a scoring chance. While my brother and I could easily advance past our friend, raising the puck over this hulk with hip waders was an entirely different matter. We hammered away, ran up the shot totals, and usually lost four or five to nothing.

The Webb winning streak continued for a few years until we learned to raise the puck, and then the hip waders were unavailable to come out to play.

As opposing teams outshoot the Canadiens by wide margins, and continue to lose, some speak of a "winning formula." Tonight, the Canadiens outshot the Penguins 12-to-9 in the first period. For the next 40 minutes, the shots on goal were 3 ...

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