Montreal-San Jose: Carey Price Shines in Habs 3-2 Loss to Sharks

March 5th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
They say that a loss is a loss no matter how well a team plays. On paper there is no question that last night's 3-2 loss to the Sharks hurt the Habs tremendously in the standings. That being said, there were no shortage of positive and encouraging signs for the Habs but unfortunately you don't get points for effort in the NHL.

Both teams had their chances in the first period with Carey Price—who was getting his second consecutive start—playing the role of difference-maker as he came up with a bunch of key saves to keep the Sharks off the scoreboard.

Things changed around the halfway point of the first as Brian Gionta scored his 18th of the season off of a Scott Gomez feed. The play was created by Gomez on a Patrick Marleau defensive zone turnover and the result was a Gionta blast from the high slot past a screened Evgeni Nabokov.

Man, can he shoot the puck!

The Habs continued to buzz with Benoit Pouliot getting a semi-breakaway a few minutes after the goal. In addition, the Habs fourth line of Glen Metropolit, Tom Pyatt, and Mathieu Darche used the cycle to cause problems for the Sharks' defense all night long.

Price continued t ...

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