Montreal-Dallas: Stars Too Bright For Sloppy Habs

December 22nd, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
Two days after skunking a game in Colorado, the Habs were back on the horse to try to turn their fortunes around in Dallas against the Stars last night. Unfortunately for Habs' fans, the Canadiens dropped another stink bomb to keep their streak of futility going.

Aside from a few decent shifts and a couple of scoring chances, the Habs had a lot of difficulty getting setup in the Stars' zone for most of the game. When they were able to get setup they were usually firing the puck wide or over the net, missing passes, fanning on shots and missing empty nets.

Despite their offensive shortcomings, however, the Habs' downfall took place in their defensive zone as they were not working as that stereotypical Jacques Martin five-man unit. Instead, they were chaotic, missing assignments, turning the puck over and otherwise making things hard on themselves.

Price did his best to stop the Stars but he was not in prime form last night.

While a couple of the goals were deflected past him, a few of the five that the Stars scored—on only 17 total shots in the game—were shots that Price would have liked to have back. Ultimately, however, the team in front of ...

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