Washington Capitals-Montreal Canadiens: Mistakes Sink Fragile Habs

April 21st, 2010 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
Montreal 3 Washington 6 (Bell Centre)

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"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." ~Albert Einstein

When the pundits did their pre-series checklists, it was suggested that the Canadiens' second-ranked power play should be able to exploit a very weak penalty kill, with Washington ranked 25th in the league in that particular category.

Despite being a defense liability on every shift, we are told that Marc-Andre Bergeron is a must in the lineup because of his booming shot. Yes, Bergeron was a minus-three tonight, and is already minus-eight in this series. But, he is a power-play specialist, and his contributions outweigh any negatives about his defensive play. That's a given, isn't it?

Would you be surprised to learn that Bergeron has zero power-play goals in the postseason and only one power-play assist? Let me go one step further to challenge this myth. How do you feel about Bergeron having two power-play assists since the Olympics (including the postseason), and one power-play goal in 2010?

How many goals against do you think Bergeron has b ...

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