What? Just this lousy pic, after 3 days of inactivity? LAZY BASTARD!
Well, Kitty almost beat the habs. After a shitty first period, Montreal decided to play after all. They went on to score 4 unanswered goals in the second period. This was probably one of the best period they played this season. But then, another 18 lousy minutes, and it was 5-4 Montreal with less than 2 minutes to go. And you just knew Florida would tie the game. Which they did. The Panthers almost won it in OT, before Montreal won the shootout, thanks to Markov.
I would have been really pissed off if the habs had lost a point today. I’m not saying they deserve the 2 points they earned. I’m saying they should never have let the Panthers get back in the game in the third. I don’t want to be too harsh on them, because they were coming home after a road trip, which is never easy. They are also missing a lot of key guys (Koivu, Higgins, Price, and Tanguay notably). Moreover, we know the habs have played better against the best teams so far, and have often lost points against weak or average teams. Florida is indeed a good team this season, but not an elite one. So it was the perfect match piège. Considering this, it’s not a bad result. But still, they could really have done this without getting in all this trouble, if they had played 60 full minutes of hockey.