When it rains it pours.
The Canadiens drop another divisional game to the Sabres 3-2, this time in overtime after leading 2-0. What else can you say? The Habs jumped out to a lead and for the first half of the game were skating well, skating with purpose. They appeared to be a little upset with their current losing streak and it showed.
Fast forward, unlucky deflection, failing to score on a 5-3, dumb penalty, shoddy goaltending, the formula repeats itself and so does the result: Loss.
What needs to change? It’s obvious the Canadiens can’t compete without their full team dressed. We don’t have a guy who can come in and step up, at least not yet. Time’s like this call for your 4.5 Million dollar goaltender to carry the team, unfortunately he seems unable to do so.
That being said, it IS still fairly early in the season. Trade rumors are circulating more and more with each loss but that’s just Montreal. I wouldn’t expect a trade anytime soon.
The Canadiens confidence has to be dwindling more and more while we wait to get our real team back on the ice.