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The Canadiens blew a 4-2 lead Friday night, losing 5-4 in a shootout to Piitsburgh. The Habs have now won 1 of 8 shootouts, and scored 4 goals in them. But who’s counting?
Many will blame PK Subban for this loss, pegging him for the Dustin Jeffrey goal that started the comeback. I think that’s bunk. Scott Gomez was out of position, and the rest of the team basically stopped skating. If it wasn’t for PK, it would have been Pittsburgh in the offensive zone against, well, anyone.
I don’t blame Gomez for the loss either, despite that terrible play, and the fact that he missed on the final shot of the shootout - where a goal would have tied it.
Nope, I blame Randy Cunneyworth: and you can start at the decision of having Scott Gomez take a shot in a shootout.
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Earlier this week, we wrote about some Montreal bars that offer free shots every time Scott Gomez scores a goal for the Montreal Canadiens. Alas, patrons have been left quite thirsty: Gomez hasn't scored a goal in 16 games this season, and overall since Feb. 5.
Which means, barring an offensive breakthrough ... someone has an anniversary coming up! Which means it's time to...
The NHL fined Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban $2,500 for what the league called a ''dangerous trip'' on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Chris Kunitz.
Subban was punished Saturday for tripping Kunitz on Friday night 17:21 into the third period of Pittsburgh's 5-4 shootout win. No penalty was assessed on the play.
The fine is the maximum allowed under the...
The Montreal Canadiens were shut out by the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night, which means center Scott Gomez had now played 16 games this season without scoring a goal; meanwhile, there are 613 skaters that have at least one goal in the NHL during 2011-12. Overall, he hasn't hit the back of the net since Feb. 5, 2011.
All of this is leaving some Habs fans quite thirsty...
So what happened?
Dustin Jeffrey, Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin happened.
Two of those happenings would not have been possible just a week or two ago, so it's nice the see the Pens getting important contributions from some of the guys recently returned from injury. Richard Park is another player who has provided a few important goals.
Jeffrey had the best night of...
There are not many that have the guts to take this one on but at The Program, we do. Yes Scott Gomez even failed to score in the shootout. Fantasy wise Gomez has sunk to new lows since his last goal on February 5th, 2011. That being said, the Montreal Canadiens have either hit rock bottom or are damn close to doing so. Fantasy wise, aside from their top line...
Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban has been fined $2,500 for what the NHL described as a "dangerous trip" of Penguins winger Chris Kunitz late in the third period of the Penguins' 5-4 shootout victory at Consol Energy Center Friday night
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NHL fined Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban $2,500 for what the league called a "dangerous trip" on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Chris Kunitz.
The NHL fined Montreal defenseman PK Subban $2,500 for a "dangerous trip" of Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz during Friday's game at Consol Energy Center. Subban used his left foot to kick out Kunitz's skates from behind, causing him to fall feet-first into the boards behind Montreal's net.
No. 1 Star: Dustin Jeffrey, Pittsburgh Penguins
The Montreal Canadiens jumped out to a 3-1 lead in this game, but they couldn't stop the Penguins' dominant centre. No, not Evgeni Malkin -- Dustin Jeffrey, who scored twice and added an assist to keep the Penguins in the game. Speaking of Malkin though, he eventually went into beast mode and scored the game-tying goal.
The NHL fined Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban $2,500 for what the league called a "dangerous trip" on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Chris Kunitz.
If this night was proof, there's no more need to question Dustin Jeffrey's health. Or Kris Letang's, either.
Classic 11-12 Canadiens. Take a 4-2 lead into the third period and blo it all to eventually lose in OT. I couldn’t watch last night due to a family function, but something tells me that I didn’t need to see it go down to understand what happened. Frankly, I had no illusions that an immaculate run for the playoffs was possible, even though I harbour no ill-will to those who want...
The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Hurricanes 3, Capitals 0Penguins 5, Canadiens 4 (SO)Lightning 2, Stars 1Blackhawks 3, Panthers 1 RLD 3 stars of the night:1. Cam Ward (23 saves, shutout)2. Dustin Jeffrey (2 goals, 1 assists)3. Mathieu Garon (27 saves)---Tonight’s slate:Rangers @ Bruins, 1:00 ETFlyers @ Devils, 1:00Senators @ Ducks, 4:00Sharks @ Canucks, 4:00Panthers @ Jets...