Game Thread: Game 1: Montreal at Buffalo, October 5, 2017

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plouf
Joined: 03 Oct 2007, 04:17

06 Oct 2017, 00:43 #16

I know the Habs are losing, but aside from a few penalty issues, they've looked pretty good. 
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traveling hab
Joined: 03 Oct 2007, 21:03

06 Oct 2017, 00:43 #17

He was good on the 5-3. I was happy with that whole shift from Alzner, Weber, and Plekanec. 
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traveling hab
Joined: 03 Oct 2007, 21:03

06 Oct 2017, 00:44 #18

plouf wrote: I know the Habs are losing, but aside from a few penalty issues, they've looked pretty good. 
Absolutely. I have a handful of other complaints, but generally speaking there are more positives than negatives. I'm loving the play of the top line and Mete has a great first pass. 
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traveling hab
Joined: 03 Oct 2007, 21:03

06 Oct 2017, 00:46 #19

Gallagher especially looks rejuvenated. 
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mariop
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Joined: 02 Oct 2007, 20:46

06 Oct 2017, 01:06 #20

traveling hab wrote: I'm getting frustrated with Alzner, but there is a lot to like so far in tonight's game from many players.
I’m getting frustrated with the 3rd pair defense.
Mario
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Crazy4canadiens
Joined: 19 Oct 2007, 06:15

06 Oct 2017, 01:25 #21

Imho that puck crossed the line.

Tired of the terrible video angles.
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plouf
Joined: 03 Oct 2007, 04:17

06 Oct 2017, 01:28 #22

 Danault!!!!
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plouf
Joined: 03 Oct 2007, 04:17

06 Oct 2017, 01:28 #23

Alzner has been way better since we complained about him. Maybe he reads gohabs.com!
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plouf
Joined: 03 Oct 2007, 04:17

06 Oct 2017, 01:40 #24

Good game. For October, pretty good intensity.
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plouf
Joined: 03 Oct 2007, 04:17

06 Oct 2017, 01:43 #25

Gallagher with 3 lost puck battles/giveaways in one power play. I liked him better on the 2nd wave.
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JasonP33
Joined: 03 Oct 2007, 00:00

06 Oct 2017, 01:54 #26

I see our PP is looking worse than sh*t.
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JasonP33
Joined: 03 Oct 2007, 00:00

06 Oct 2017, 02:02 #27

Final Score - SO


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Shots On Goal


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plouf
Joined: 03 Oct 2007, 04:17

06 Oct 2017, 02:07 #28

Good finish, but 3 on 3 is still weird. 

Was particularly nice to see skill guys like Galchenyuk and Drouin winning puck battles late in regulation. 

Very happy with that industrious Pleks line. They look like a real pain in the butt to play against.

And Drouin is the real deal. There was one sequence that would have gotten him benched if he had a Belarussian name (lost a faceoff, dumb giveaway, followed by halfhearted backcheck) but for the most part he looked like a #1 centre to me.

The D still looks a bit weak. The only guy who was truly convincing for 60 minutes was Shea Weber. Streit really should be the #7. 
Jordie Benn might have some untapped offensive upside. Quite a few very smart passes by him, and he didn't just go for the easy play. Wish he had quicker feet though. Not a huge fan of Petry tonight. When you have the skating ability he has you shouldn't be caught flat-footed every second shift. He should watch some video of Mete.
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mariop
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Joined: 02 Oct 2007, 20:46

06 Oct 2017, 02:47 #29

JasonP33 wrote: I see our PP is looking worse than sh*t.
Nice to see you back!
Mario
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mariop
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06 Oct 2017, 02:48 #30

Jacob de la Rose suffers broken nose.  Courtesy of Nathan Beaulieu.
Mario
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