Montreal Canadiens-San Jose Sharks: Carey Price Holds the Fort for 16th Win

December 4th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
Matinee hockey games at the Bell Centre tend to attract a lot of families and children, and with the San Jose Sharks in town today's game was no different. Unfortunately for those attendance, fan favorite P.K. Subban was a healthy scratch for the second game in a row. The other unfortunate reality is that the game was a bit of a sleeper for the first 30 minutes or so.

You have to imagine that the two PM start negatively affected the players because both teams struggled to play cohesively. The Canadiens' forward squad in particular had difficulty gaining the offensive zone and Carey Price had to keep them in the game early.

Turnovers were on the menu as the Canadiens kept coughing up the puck in the neutral zone and at the offensive blueline, totaling 16 giveaways for the game. Good thing the Sharks weren't very sharp either because they could have made things really ugly, really early.

Mathieu Darche put the Habs ahead by potting his own rebound off of the boards and his line, with Lars Eller and Benoit Pouliot, was the only one that had any shots on net—four—over the first 30 minutes.

The teams went into the second p ...

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