Montreal-Colorado: Avs Down Habs, Extend Win Streak to Six

December 20th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
With the Montreal Canadiens coming off a satisfying win over the Boston Bruins, they embarked on their longest road trip of the season last weekend. A grueling seven-city trip that would see them hit all four corners of North America.

Their first stop was last night in Colorado against the smoking-hot Avalanche, winners of five straight games. The Habs and Avs are two teams that don't play each other very often so the only real pregame storyline was former Hab Ryan O'Byrne—who now plays for the Avs—facing his former teammates for the first time.

On the ice, the Canadiens employed their usual trapping road game strategy, shutting down the center of the ice, clogging the neutral zone and ensuring that there wasn't much pace to the game. Patiently waiting for their opportunities, the Habs opened the scoring when Michael Cammalleri blasted his 12th of the season past Craig Anderson on a nice give-and-go with Tomas Plekanec.

The Avs tied it up with five seconds left to play in the first, spoiling what had up until that point been a perfect road game.

While the first period was a sleeper the game got more exciting in the seco ...

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