CFN – Mike Cammalleri had a better first night with Calgary than the Habs did as he notched a goal on 3 shots. Both teams lost; Calgary 5-1 to LA and Montreal in the shoot out to Ottawa after Tomas Plekanec scored a 3rd period short handed goal and Max Pacioretty added a second to tie the game and sent it to overtime, and eventually the shoot out where Sens Captain Daniel Alfredsson beat Carey Price.
It was an interesting game Montreal out shooting Ottawa 35-25. Craig Anderson was huge in net for the Sens making some major saves. The first goal of the game, scored by Montreal was called back which I think partially discombobulated the Habs, but the kept moving. Scott Gomez returned. Zero shots, Zero points, over 16 minutes of ice time as he played wing on the Plekanec line.
Alexei Emelin sat out for Chris Campoli. Folks I think the Habs are pretty much done for this season. It’s time to trade players who won’t be a part of next year and giving guys like Emelin all the ice time they can get. Of course the Habs may be showcasing some of the vets they want to move now.
I for one hope they keep Travis Moen. I just like his game and I have a hunch his salary at this stage should be pretty cap friendly. Of course a lot of vets may not want to stay or come to Montreal with the drama of this season. For example do you think Mike Cammalleri’s agent will be recommending many of his clients to Montreal where his guy has lost value and agents only make their livings off of a players maximum value…
The Leafs were humiliated and shut out by the NY Rangers highlighting some of the weaknesses of the team; chiefly in nets unless James Reimer gets his game back.
Former Hab Ryan McDonagh had an assist and was PLUS 3 for the night. The Rangers took it to Toronto right out of the gate and out shot the Leafs 30-20 giving Martin Biron the shut out.
Pekka Rinne earned his money as he fended off 36 of 38 shots as Nashville beat the Flyers 4-2; Detroit edged Chicago 3-2; Colorado nipped Dallas 2-1; New Jersey 2 – Winnipeg 1; same score for San Jose over Columbus; the Islanders doubled Buffalo 4-2; Cam Ward and 3 Carolina goals led the Hurricanes to a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins; and St. Louis 3-2 over Minnesota in the Shoot Out.
What do you think Hab fans? Who stays, who goes? You can post your comments below.