Monday, February 16, 2009

Habs v Nuks - L 4-2

Whoa, I called the score!

Anyhow, here are the summary thoughts:

If there is such thing as a good loss, this was one. The team worked hard, showed some pride, tried to come back. There is still room for improvement, obviously, but there was heart in that game. If Carbo keeps working them hard in practise, we'll see results.

Higgins played well, but showed he still has room to improve to get back into his old form; the young line of Lapierre, D'Agnostini and Pacioretty worked real hard, but had no finish. Koivu was his old self, but Kovalev was still absent.

At the end of the day, the Habs played like a 11-to-8th place team; they still could not handle big lines and skilled puck carriers. But it looks like they'll get a shot at shutting down Ovechkin and Semin next; so hopefully they have some more big practises and continue this (more positive) swing -- and start winning their games.

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