The Habs were simply out played with no puck movement or possession of the puck. They only had a measly 18 shots on net against Marty Turco. It almost seemed like Dallas was on the powerplay in 5 on 5 situations and when they did have a powerplay, they scored!!!!!! (1 for 5) while the Canadiens were 0-5 with the PP.
The tandem of O’Byrne/Hamrlik had a rough night, going -2 and -3 respectively. Roman Hamrlik was particularly brutal on a giveaway to Mike Ribeiro for Dallas’ 3rd goal (http://www.nhl.tv/team/launch.htm?hlg=20072008,2,535&event=DAL396). Carey Price made some nice saves on only 21 shots but was weak on the Stu Barnes shot (http://www.nhl.tv/team/launch.htm?hlg=20072008,2,535&event=DAL400) (the game was out of reach by then).
After the Christmas break, it doesn’t get any easier with more #$&*%@ back to back games on December 27th ( in Tampa Bay against the Lightning) and December 28th (in Miami against the Panthers)………………..fun, fun, fun in the sun!!!!!!!!!!