The Price wasn’t right for Habs fans again last night. It was a spriited game. Even Don Cherry didn’t understand or know why the Habs were being the chippy ones in their 5-1 loss in Boston.
The Habs had to take it to Chara and forecheck hard, but what I watched was bizarre. It was entertaining too, but PJ Stock was right. Halak should’ve started this series.
Carey’s body language was not that of a Ken Dryden or Patrick Roy. It was that of a goalie that’s not quite mature yet emotionally, and goalies are a strange breed emotionally.
For the Habs to have been Boston in this series they would have to play their best hockey and frankly; if you don’t do that for most of the season you just don’t turn it on for the play-offs.
There have been some fine efforts on the Habs part, but the bottom line is that this is Bob Gainey’s loss. It was his choice to start Price and as he put it at the trade deadline; “this is his team.”
In other scores; The Rangers stunned Washington with a 1-0 shut out victory and take a 2-0 lead in their series.
Detroit also shut out Columbus 4-0 as Columbus gets ready to join Montreal on the golf course.
And Calgary couldn’t saddle the Hawks who flamed back and took a 2-0 lead in their series with a 3-2 victory.
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