What to say? The Habs put forth a brutal effort against one of the weakest teams in the league. The Capitals started quick and got a couple lucky bounces but the Canadiens skated around like a bunch of lost children. When they did manage to remember it was a hockey game, they missed open nets, hit posts or just couldn’t score despite 40+ shots.
Mark Streit looked like he’d have a hard time keeping up in the ECHL. Ugly miscomunication with Danis leading to an atrocious goal. Mistake after mistake in his own end, and for an ‘offensive minded’ D-man his shot leaves a lot to be desired as does his play making. Danis himself didn’t play great but can’t be held solely responsible. It’s obvious Andrei Markov can’t have an off night as the Canadiens defence is lacking big time. What happend to Sheldon Souray? A totally different player than last we saw him. All Star selection go to his head? Personal problems? Either way we need to tighten up on D. Even on our win streak we’re just barely getting by.
Scratching Komisarek for Mark Streit? C’mon.
Ovechkin had a few strong plays and some speedy outburts but managed not to do too much harm.
Just an ugly night and an ugly weekend. Write it off and come back strong for next game like a winning team does.