Martin Biron and the Buffalo Sabres took the first game of the Canadiens road trip 3-1.
Biron specifically won the game for the Sabres turning aside 40 shots. The Habs could not buy a goal against him until a powerplay marker in the 3rd. The Sabres took advantage of the few chances they had and put them away. When the Canadiens had a late powerplay chance they over did it, pass , pass, pass, lost puck, pass , pass, pass. When they finally decided to shoot Markov ripped one off the cross bar. Did they get another chance? No, too little to late. If half those passes were shots maybe we’d have 2 pts on the way to Toronto.
Ever notice the reason Michael Ryder scores and usually leads the Habs in goals? HE SHOOTS. Shots on net are never a bad play, shots on net = goals.
There’s a reason good goal scorers in the league score goals, because they shoot so often. Shoot 100 times and your bound to score a few, shoot 1 time not so likely.
Here’s hoping we pepper Ed Belfour with 50 shots.