Déja vu all over again.
Except this time, Canadiens deserved to win their game against Atlanta. Unlike the 3-2 Thrashers win at the Bell Centre – also decided in a shootout – Canadiens outshot the home team and outplayed them for long stretches of the game.
The shootout, however, was a wipeout. Marian Hossa and Slava Kozlov beat Cristobal Huet easily, while Keri Lehtonen stopped Saku Koivu and – a curious choice for the SO – Sergei Kostitsyn.
Goals allowed in shootouts ths season: five on eight shots by Huet, four on 19 by Carey Price.
But Canadiens get a point. Three of a possible four in two games on the road, and on to Dallas.