Montreal-Ottawa: Alex Kovalev Raises Game to Down Habs

November 7th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
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What's the opposite of a well-oiled machine? A broken-down rustbucket?

If so, then that's what the Canadiens are playing like right now. A broken-down rustbucket.

As the Canadiens took on the Ottawa Senators in Montreal last night, you were hoping for a return to the kind of tenacious play that had made them so successful over the first 10 games of the season.

Instead, they looked tired and disorganized as they watched Ottawa take the play to them for most of the night.

Right now, it seems that very little is going right for the Canadiens.

Their defensive pairings are not working, none of the Canadiens goal-scorers are able to score, players who are known to be defensively responsible, like Scott Gomez, are making mistake after mistake and the power play continues to be a laughingstock—3-for-47, 30th overall in the NHL.

From the top to the bottom of their lineup, the Habs are misfiring, and the result was another half-hearted, disorganized loss to the Senators last night.

To their credit, the Sens are playing much better than during the first 10 or so games of the s ...

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