Montreal-Carolina: Cam Ward Backstops Canes over Habs 2-1

April 1st, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
If there is one thing that the Habs excel at in this almost expired 2010 NHL season, it is in being inconsistent.

Whether from game-to-game or period-to-period, this ever changing team seems to have tremendous difficulty playing a full 60 minutes and maintaining rhythm.

Last night, against the lowly Carolina Hurricanes, the Habs started the game in a dominating fashion. But, as an all too familiar scene repeated itself, the Habs could only manage one goal—Marc-Andre Bergeron's 11th of the season on the power play—during a first period where they outshot the Canes 12-2.

The Canadiens were outshooting the Canes 25-10 after two and 35-27 overall, but Carolina was able to turn the tide in the third, shelling Price with 17 shots.

The story of the game, however, was Carolina's Cam Ward, a perennial thorn in the Habs' side. Ward was at the top of his game last night, making a myriad of spectacular saves to keep it a one goal game until Carolina was able to get on the board.

Once they did, the Habs seemed panicked and had a tough time organizing any kind of offense.

NOTE - Sergei Kostitsyn left the game in the first period, came ba ...

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