Aaaahhh. Habs Logic. Gotta love it. Outplay the Bruins, struggle against the Hurricanes. Although the performance was much more convincing than the Islanders debacle, the result was good, yet troubling. Yes we shot 34 times, yes their first 2 goals were either weird or shouldn't have counted all together and yes Scott Gomez is still a douche. On one hand, we did come back from 2 down. On the other, we played on our heels and barely hung on to get to OT. Where's the killer instinct? We always seem to play for the single point. Jackie keeps giving me migraines by not playing Cole and Pacioretty more often. The way Cole goes to the net, he should be playing 58 minutes a game.
As I was writing the first paragraph, I was comforted by the thought that the Islanders were beating the Flyers. That comfort was quickly substituted for indigestion when the Flyers did what great teams do. They don't let bad teams beat them. We do. They were down 3-1 but found a way to win. We also have a 4th liner in Mathieu Darche who thinks it's useful and appropriate to chew out PK after a bad pass. I get that he's a leader but know your role. Career AHLers don't have the pedigree to pull that off.
Ok, now that's out of the way. We needed 2 points and we got them. Our defense was porous but at this point, I'm done criticizing them. They're young, inexperienced and doing their best. When we win, they get a pass. When we lose, they get crucified. Sounds fair.
Next stop Philly for Thanksgiving. I'll be thankful for a win and a slapshot to Pronger's crotch.