He might lose a match against the worst team in the NHL. We got poorly prepared, easily take the opponent, surprised. Bending twice in a row is unacceptable.
However, that almost happened to the Canadians. They defeated Claude Julian’s forces on Thursday, and needed every little change to defeat the senators.
Even the Franco-Ontario had to turn the tune up between the second and third periods to restore some vigor to its herd. It is reported that they were hit in the foot by three penalties during the second period.
Until then, the Canadian was dominating with a 19-shot Grapes shot during the first twenty minutes of play, then becoming more passive.
“The wind gave them the sails and the momentum. We were able to kill all three punishments. They were very important. On the other hand, it gave them energy and put us in our wake a little,” Julian stated after this narrow gain.
The wind turned over, and the Senators had their best hits, 27-13, in the last two entries.
The good news is exactly where it is. Accustomed to winning matches unilaterally from the start of the campaign, Habs have found a way to resist an opponent’s attack and protect their slender advance.
Yes, the Senators are still far from a force in the league, but their work ethic will definitely win them some matches in the coming weeks.
“Winning 5-1 or 5-2 matches is great. But at some point you have to be successful in winning close matches. Senators have worked hard in those two games against us.” Julian, whose 200th victory behind the Canadian bench, said, “You have to learn to play this kind of match.
Another hit to the head
For the third time in a little over three weeks, Julian saw one of his troops receive what looked like a check in the head.
This time, Jake Evans was Eric Goodbranson’s goal. As was the case when Jesperi Kotkaniemi received Dillon Dube’s shoulder on the muzzle, no penalty on the streak was counted.
Disappointed with the player safety division’s decision in the first two cases, the Canadian driver declined to predict what would happen to the Senate defender.
We don’t seem to have the same opinion often [que les décideurs de la ligue]. You see he’s a shoulder on Evans ‘head, but I don’t know if we’ll find a reason to determine that the connection was inevitable, “he slipped, in a response that spoke a lot about his level of satisfaction with George Barros’ work.