Montreal-Ottawa: Habs Come out Flat in 2-0 Loss to Sens

March 23rd, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
After roaring to a 7-1-0 record after the Olympic break, the Habs seem to have taken a breather over their last two games.  Just when they were starting to roll, it looks like they have now taken their foot—at least temporarily—off the gas pedal.

Habs fans were disappointed with the Canadiens poor performance in their 3-2 shootout loss to the Leafs over the weekend, but at least they were able to salvage a point.

Last night, however, the Habs not only played poorly and lost the game, but they were also shutout at home.

This is not something that the Habs faithful tends to enjoy, and they let the homeboy's know just that, as they sent them off of the ice to a chorus of boos.

The Sens, losers of five straight games before last night, played like their lives were on the line and generally dominated the Habs all night long.

Jaroslav Halak stood tall in the Habs net and gave them a chance to win despite his team being outplayed.  The Habs were ultimately done-in by bad defensive zone coverage, poor gap control, missed assignments, turnovers, and a powerless powerplay.

There was also a scary mom ...

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