Canadiens-Flames: Is there a silver lining in Habs loss to Calgary?

Posted: 6th October 2009 by Rocket All Habs in NHL
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Montreal 3 Calgary 4 (Pengrowth Saddledome)

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There's never a good reason to celebrate a loss, but Jacques Martin must be quietly pleased about the way his team played tonight. There's still work to do (they were outshot 16-to-6 in the second period), but the Canadiens are starting to show signs of their potential.

The Habs' top three lines all played very well. They outshot the opposition for the first time this season. Canadiens forwards even dominated in the faceoff circle with the exception of Maxim Lapierre at 45 percent.

Tomas Plekanec continues to outwork his opponents on every shift. He scored the Canadiens third goal on a great individual effort. His linemate, Andrei Kostitsyn had his best game of the season. Kostit ...

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