Les Habitants put in a much better effort against the high-flying Bruins yesterday afternoon then they have in their past few games but it wasn’t enough as the Bruins took a 2-1 lead into the third and added a late empty netter. Boston takes a very comfortable 17 point lead over Montreal in the Northeast Division with the win, making our chances of catching up look slimmer and slimmer.
As if getting beaten at home by the black and yellow wasn’t enough, the Habs lone goal-scorer on the night and season goal leader Robert Lang took a skate to the back of the leg, cutting his Achilles tendon and likely seeing him gone for the rest of the season. Latendresse also left in the second period after crashing head-first into the boards.
Things aren’t looking great right now and the organization know’s it. It will be interesting to see how Gainey and company react to these losses (games and players) leading into the Habs big road trip after they host the slumping Penguins on Tuesday.
NOTE: The Habs did sport vintage sweaters from the 1913-1915 seasons and Carey Price in particular looked pretty sharp with his retro pads on. Too bad sweet uniforms didn’t win games!