The Habs just never beat the Sharks. Even when your Montreal Canadiens outshoot them 37-23 as was the case on Thursday night at the Bell Centre. Evander Kane was a monster in this one, unfortunately.
This past weekend’s afternoon slate of games was a microcosm of how the Habs season has gone so far, so it should come as no surprise they won one and lost one, though who they beat and who downed them was surprising.
The Minnesota Wild are a bad hockey team right now. The Canadiens did what they had to do against a bad team, which is to say they beat them handily. And guess what folks?! Victor Mete scored! Recap on the mini-pod.
It was a game largely decided by a three-minute stretch across two periods. The Canadiens can’t keep the puck out of the net on the penalty kill, Tampa Bay has a damn good goalie, and that’s about the whole story in this one.
This team has a little fight in them, which is great. But they’ve fallen behind by at least 2 goals in every game they’ve played so far this season, which is not so great.