Tuesday April 5, 2011
Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Blackhawks
For the first time in weeks there are more people in the “Who’s Hot” column than the “Who’s Cold” column on tsn.ca. This says a lot about what’s happening with this team. Players are starting to heat up again. Cammalleri has relearned how to carry the puck without coughing it up. Gomez is playing with more heart than he’s shown all season. Pouliot is falling down less.
What I don’t like about these sort of player reviews is that they are strictly stat related. Apparently, Carey Price is cold. Huh? Has anyone been watching? Sure his numbers aren’t the best in the last 5 games, but, aside from last game, he and Gomez have been the only players on the ice.
Tough to be a goaltender in Montreal, I tell you.
- Andrei Markov (Torn ACL-out indefinitely)
- Josh Jorges (out indefinitely)
- Max Pacioretty (Broken Neck)
- Jaroslav Spacek
- Alex Picard (Foot)
- Jeff Halpern
- Patrick Sharp
- Jordan Hendry
- David Bolland
Keys to the Game
The Habs returned to a full team effort on Saturday, and in the wake of that, the teams money men seemed to wake up a bit. Although it didn’t show on the scoreboard, Mike Cammalleri, Tomas Plekanec, Brian Gionta, and Scott Gomez played the type of hockey that fans expect of them. Crisp passes and speed through the neutral zone were the elements they brought with them and this will need to continue for this team to be successful.
Montreal 4 – Chicago 2