Last night's game was annoying. Not Celine Dion annoying, but pretty close. Let's start with the bad news. We lost and that sucks. In a league where every point counts, a loss is a loss and it will most probably come back to bite us in the ass. That being said, it feels way better to lose like that than the way it went down vs Colorado. I'm also a little miffed at how we got schooled on that tic tac toe Vanek goal with 3 seconds left. It's a set play that works twice a season and we're the suckers who made them look good.
Last night, the Habs got a little taste of their own medicine. Getting outshot almost 2-1 and still coming out with an undeserved win is our thing! So although it doesn't help one bit in the standings, the way we lost was much easier to swallow. Ryan Miller is a hell of a goalie (even if he looks like a tree huggin' hippy) and he's gonna win some games all by himself. Case in point.
The good news is Carey looked solid, PK was 100% better with his 25 mins of ice but still not where he should be, and the forwards did everything but score. Pacioretty looks like a man posessed with 9 shots on net and who knew Cameron's kid brother knew how to do that!
Let's not forget our backend is decimated. You can't keep chugging along after losing Markov, Campoli and Spacek as if nothing happened. We've seen the Habs get off to great starts just to struggle later on and still barely slide into 8th spot.
This year, I'm willing to try it out this way and see what happens... It's all I can say to talk myself off the ledge,