Whenever my brothers and I would get in trouble as children, my father would refer to us as “Your Children” to my mom.
So anyway. Your Montreal Canadiens are a frustrating bunch.
I’m still searching within myself for an answer as to how exactly a team can out-shoot their opponent 29-14 and lose a game 3-1. I mean – really. How do you play a better defensive game than that? This isn’t the first time this has happened this season.
Earlier in the year, I said in reference to a game that the Habs lost 3-1 to the Buffalo Sabres, that if you play that way – you’re going to win a lot more games than you lose. At this point, I’m starting to re-think what I said – because the Habs are finding ways to lose games which they have absolutely no business losing.
You hold a team to 14 shots over 3 periods, get 29 for yourself and have the opportunity to play 6 times on the powerplay. You skate circles around the other team. That should be enough to win. And yet with the 11-12 Habs it seems like even the most lopsided games in our favour in terms of puck possession end up being loses.
Enough with the whining.
When you’re losing it is tough to look at the positives. Here’s one: If things go badly tonight – you’ll be justified in turning off the television and heading to bed – given that the game starts at 9:10 Eastern time.