Tampa Bay Lightning-Montreal Canadiens: Habs Strangled by Bolts

Posted: 7th November 2009 by Rocket All Habs in NHL
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Montreal 1 Tampa Bay 3 (Bell Centre)

Uninspired. That's the single word that comes to mind to summarize the Canadiens' effort in tonight's game.

How could that be? The Habs were coming off a big win over Boston on Thursday night. It was a game that they probably didn't deserve to win but for the brilliant play of Carey Price. Tonight the team had a chance to repay the favor.

They did not.

The game summary will show that the Canadiens outshot the Lightning 37-to-21, including 15-to-4 in the third period. I suppose that's why I slotted Bolts goaltender Antero Niittymaki in the third star slot. But as I write, I wonder if he needed to be there at all. Because what the game summary won't tell you is that very few of the Canadiens' 37 shots wer ...

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