Habs Have Dreadful Record After Road Poundings
Maybe the naysayers and bandwagon jumpers will hop back on board after the slaughter tonight, maybe not. It is only one game after all. But what a way to break out of a slump!
I don't think much more can be said about the Canucks' current woes. It has been talked to death, and quite frankly I am sick and tired of it.
Some afternoon updates for the few brave souls out there who haven't flung themselves off a cliff yet.
When Andrew Raycroft made his first save last evening, the home crowd erupted in applause. It suggests they were amazed he was capable of making a save at the NHL level. But it was also the first positive they had seen in the Vancouver crease all night. That, all by itself, should tell you what kind of evening it was.
|- 1, Vancouver Goal - Ryan Kesler, from Alexander Edler and Kevin Bieksa at 13:50. 2, Vancouver Goal - Mason Raymond, from Ryan Kesler at 16:41. 3, Vancouver Power-Play Goal - Steve Bernier, from Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin at 18:34. Penalties - Hal Gill, Montreal (Tripping), 18:01.|
|- 4, Montreal Power-Play Goal - Andrei Kastsitsyn, from Paul Mara and Tomas Plekanec at 3:08. 5, Vancouver Power-Play Goal - Henrik Sedin (2), from Daniel Sedin and Sami Salo at 11:59. 6, Vancouver Goal - Henrik Sedin (3), from Christian Ehrhoff at 15:36. Penalties - Kevin Bieksa, Vancouver (Holding), 1:39; Mason Raymond, Vancouver (Hooking), 6:11; Tomas Plekanec, Montreal (Tripping), 11:47; Ryan Johnson, Vancouver (Holding), 12:40; Andrei Kostitsyn, Montreal (Roughing), 17:58; Roman Hamrlik, Montreal (Slashing), 18:24; Kevin Bieksa, Vancouver (Slashing), 18:24.|
|- 7, Vancouver Power-Play Goal - Mikael Samuelsson (2), from Christian Ehrhoff and Ryan Kesler at 11:39. 8, Vancouver Goal - Alexandre Burrows (2), from Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin at 11:58. Penalties - Brian Gionta, Montreal (Roughing), 4:10; Hal Gill, Montreal (Fighting (maj)), 7:16; Rick Rypien, Vancouver (Fighting (maj)), 7:16; Matt D`Agostini, Montreal (Too many men/ice - bench), 11:22; Alexandre Burrows, Vancouver (Interference), 14:40.|