After a loss against the Isles, the habs got a convincing win in Detroit, and got beaten 3-0 yesterday in Washington. A shutout by Jose Theodore. To use a worn out cliché, following the habs is pretty much like riding a rollercoaster these days… Does this mean that after this bad result, we can hope something good for tonight’s game against Buffalo? I don’t know. Carbo doesn’t seem to know either. He looked pretty lost after the game in Washington.
Let’s speak about tonight. It’s never easy to come back from a road trip. We’ve seen the red wings struggle this week against Montreal, just after their trip in Western Canada. At the same time, Montreal has to react after their latest loss, so they could be fired up. Another factor could be the attitude of the crowd. A couple of bad turnovers, a bad play from Kovy, an ineffective PP, and we could definitely hear some booing. That’s not the best scenario for a team that’s already lacking confidence. By the way, O’Byrne won’t play tonight. If this is a way to protet him from potential bad reactions from the crowd, this is a good ting. If this is a sanction, not so much.
D’Agostini will be in the lineup. I’m glad for him. I hope this influx of young blood can wake up the team a bit.
By the way, here are the habs lines for tonight, as reported by Mike Boone, from Habs Inside/Out, in his live blog of the game:
Like the habs, after a pretty hot start, the Sabres struggled a bit in november, and they’re trying to rebound. They just beat Boston and Pittsburgh in the last three days. So it looks like they’re back. Games against Buffalo are usually pretty fun to watch. I just hope the habs show up, and find back their scoring touch. Then we could be in for a pretty exciting night.