Thursday, February 16, 2012

Habs lose in SO, Playing GM, Nash and More

Morning puck fans.

Well, that was both discouraging and heartbreaking, wasn't it?

When given a two goal cushion, Boston is undefeated this season. Considering that, just the fact that Montreal forced overtime is rather impressive.

Considering that the Habs are miles away from a playoff berth, the loss of that extra point difficult to swallow.

If nothing else, though, it was a pleasant sight to see Montreal play a genuinely physical game. Not only that, but it looked like most of the team was more than able to keep up with the aggressive tempoof the game.

In fact, on the official score sheet, the Canadiens out hit Boston by a 27-16 margin. Only five Montreal players did not officially register a hit and, interestingly enough, Mathieu Darche led the team in that department with six bodychecks.

As for the goalies... I'd rather not talk about it. I might get called for interference.

Habs News - NHL Trade Deadline: In the Canadiens' GM Chair, Part 1

Canadiens - Bruins: Playoff Intensity Reigns as Bs downs Habs in Shootout

Cowhide and Rubber - It's Your Fault

Louis' Note: This is a great piece by occasional HA contributor Kyle Roussel. His arguments on AK46 are quite sound.

Hockey Inside / Out - Canadiens gain point, fall farther behind

La Presse - Messages compris!

USA Today - Roundup: Bruins slip by Canadiens in OT

Hockey News

ESPN - Ex-Cap: Ovechkin hurt by 'rock star status'

ESPN - Roenick: Trading Kane for goalie is option

Sports Illustrated - The reluctant shootout guy

La Presse - Seattle aura son aréna

The Hockey News - Kennedy: Rick Nash trade requires immense return

TSN - NHL on TSN Quiz: Which team has the best shot landing Nash?

TSN - TradeCentre: Wednesday's rumours from around the NHL

(Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)


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