Originally written on Habsblog  |  Last updated 6/28/14
Over the past few days there has been some pretty extensive discussion in the numerous other corners of the Habs’ Universe as to what exactly is wrong (or right?) with the Canadiens after 5 games. Eric Engles said something that I wanted to repeat here which was this: “Sometimes you can do 100 things right, but the two you do wrong end up biting you.” In regards to the Canadiens play over the past 2 games – I couldn’t agree more. Sure, the game against Colorado was sloppy. There was ample room for improvement. Still, the Habs had a 1 goal lead with about 5 minutes to go in the game when Raphael Diaz was penalized on one of the softest tripping penalties I’ve ever seen. On the ensuing PP, a seeing eye puck beat price in to the far corner: an inch either way and it hits his pad or the post. A shootout loss is what it is – a terrible way to lose a point, but reality in the modern era of hockey. In the end that game was disappointing for the fact that Montreal had out-shot the Avalanche...
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