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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