Aberration or harbinger?
We’ll find out tonight whether the no-show in Buffalo was a mere bump in the Canadiens’ road toward the playoffs or a sign of things to come in a season that’s about to veer south.
4-1 – and it w
The Buffalo Sabres were desperate for a win and played like it.
The Canadiens confronted desperation with disinterest, and the result was a 4-1 pasting.
A forgettable game, best consigned
Me: Where is the Canadiens vaunted depth if they have to play Tom Kostopoulos on the top line?
Pat Hickey: I'm more of a glass half-full guy. How many
This just in:
The lines at practice this morning:
First line: Higgins, Koivu, Kostopoulos
Second line: Plekanek, Kovalev, Kostitsyn
Third line: Begin, Smolinski, Ryder
Never in doubt, right?
Carey Price made 37 saves.
Bryan McCabe, the $7-million defenceman, made a lazy, crap pass in OT and Mike Komisarek – who makes $5 million less
Tough loss – but one from which the Canadiens can derive solace.
Ottawa is a terrific team, a bona-fide Stanley Cup contender.
The Canadiens will not win the Stanley
That's why they've won 13 games. Make it 14. Trailing 1-0 well into the third period, the Ottawa Senators take control with two quick goals en route to a 3-1
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Check out what SI.com's Allan Muir thinks of Tomas Plekanec and the Canadiens' approach to nurturing young talent.
High praise, indeed, from a really astute hockey writer.
It will be said that Carey Price plays with the poise of a veteran, but I think his composure is a reflection of the goalie's tender years.