This team, is, uh, not particularly good. The man in the retro pads is. There's your Executive Summary game review. Here are some details.
Plan the parade - TFS has confidence. TFS has balls. TFS is calm, cool, and collected. He is in position, he is moving well, he is playing the puck well. With TFS between the pipes, anything is possible. The Franchise is truly Saved. Can I get a Hallelujah and an Amen from the choir?
Gionta bats one out of thin air for the OT winner. Travis Moen continues to rule. I don't recall Hal Gill being overly terrible. There was nothing else good about this game.
The sky is falling - oh, let me count the ways. Well, I think I can count to ONE, which is equivalent to the number of shots the Habs had in the third period. Benoit said something about that being JM's "style". What, holding on for dear life for 60 minutes? Not generating any sort of offense for 60 minutes? Gui! had a breakaway, and that is literally the one scoring chance I recall the entire game. Moen's goal wasn't even a scoring chance. As I wrote in the open thread, for a team that's supposedly built on speed, we seemed damned slow. Always being beaten to pucks. Standing around in our own zone. No penetration deep in the opponent's zone. This team showed absolutely nothing for 60 minutes. From what I've seen, JM's "system" consists of dumping the puck in, changing lines every 2o seconds, and playing for overtime. Fun!
Lest you think offence is our only problem, the defence is a mess too. More standing around in our own end, no communication between partners, very little hitting, and a complete inability to start a rush up ice. Seriously, I thought seriously about Breezer last night. Seriously.
Oh, and Rhino and Metro went down with injuries. At this rate, we may as well just call up Hamilton.
Chez Paree bound? - TFS has the VIP room by himself, and Moen has a seat by the stage. The rest of the team threw a couple of twenties through the door and tried to follow them, but couldn't get around the bouncer.
Next evil evil foe - Habs head West for the first of three games after my bedtime, Tuesday night in Panger country.