I don't have much positive to say about last night's ecchhy 4-1 loss to the lowly Oilers in Edmonton last night.
Sure the Habs always have a rough time out west, maybe last night they were a bit beat due to travel, etc. But is that an excuse??
No, it ain't.
It seems lately everything that can go wrong, is going wrong. Have to work through it. And let's be honest, the Habs have done their best to stay in the midst of things, persevering over devastating losses to Markov and Gorges. Now Gill is down, and Spacek is not skating with a possible knee injury.
And just to rub salt in the wound, Wisniewski took a puck off his face and left the game with a huge gash in his upper cheek. Waiting for test results to see if he has a fracture, which if he does, will probably mean he's out for at least a month!!
The defense corps is decimated. So much the reason why Gauthier re-acquired Paul Mara from the Ducks yesterday. Not the answer to our prayers, but a healthy body!!
I'm not going to say how poorly the Canadiens' top offensive lines played yesterday, or how Khabibulin outplayed Price last night. Let's just forget about this one and focus on the next game, which happens to be the Heritage Classic in Calgary this Sunday. The defense corps is being overworked, and we're in trouble if things don't change.
Meanwhile, Boston got Rich Peverley from Atlanta and finally Kaberle from the Leafs. What will Gauthier do, if anything?? I couldn't help but dream about a nice trade with the Oilers: Gomez, Kostitsyn and maybe even Moen, for Penner.... but yes, that's a dream.
Gomez and Kostitsyn were arguable the best forwards last night, and that was the problem.
Have to try to pick up some points on this trip otherwise the team is going to be in a totally different situation in the standings when they come home to Montreal.