xile - (yao)Member since November 28, 2007
Habs fan since: 2002
Favorite current player: alex kovalev
All-time favorite player: alex ovechkin
- Comment on Game 24: Canadiens beat Leafs 4-3 in shootout
Personally, I don't agree that there should have been a goalie interference penalty. Blake was just going to the net, and that's what happens. Seriously, that last minute goal was just bad play on our part with Koivu's poor excuse of a clearing attempt, and the whole 'sitting-on-a-one-goal-lead' attitude the Habs have had lately didn't help either. I think there should be more negatives than positives to take out from this game, because seriously, we were beaten in almost every aspect of the game besides goaltending and special teams. We couldn't win battles along the boards, we couldn't set up a solid forecheck, we couldn't generate many 5-5 opportunities, we spent way too much time in our own zone without being able to clear the puck. If we weren't playing the lowly Leafs, we obviously would have gotten smoked. Other than that, Price was awesome: his positioning is very impressive and makes the saves look easy. Still places to improve though, because he got surprised by the second goal, on which he probably should have been able to make a save (of course, markov/komisarek were pathetic on that play). Kovalev, what can I say? We need more of this guy, I say 22+ minutes a game for him, but obviously hard-headed Carbo won't ever consider putting any forward on the ice for more than 20 minutes. I don't like Carbo's system right now. What's with the lame forechecking we have nowadays? And the whole 1-goal-lead-is-enough mentality? We need to keep pressing even if we have the lead in the third. I don't think there's a single team that has blown more leads in the final minutes of the game than the Habs. This is becoming a joke, we have to be more aggressive. I savour every victory against the Leafs, but seeing how badly they are playing right now, I don't think we should be happy with today's result.