The Montreal Canadien's early season five-game skid finally came to an end on Tuesday night in a hard-fought shootout win against the Atlanta Thrashers. Had Ondrej Pavelec not been extraordinary for the Thrashers, the Canadiens might have won the game by more than two shootout goals. While a victory was nice, what should be duly noted is the strong play of Jaroslav Halak. For too long now, it appears that the coaching staff of the Montreal Canadiens has been more concerned about Carey Price's "confidence" than the team's success. Last year, when Halak came in at the end of the season, the Canadiens won games . Unfortunately for the Slovak netminder, management was overly concerned about the well-being of highly touted draft pick Carey Price. Since 2006-07, Jaroslav Halak has been a role mo ...
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