That was Improbable
The first half of the game seemed to justify my concerns (except the one about Sens running at Ryder). Ottawa was up 3-0 and appeared to be walking away with it. Then the Habs noticed that Ray Emery (3-0 vs. Montreal) was on the bench and Hasek was in net. Realizing they had a chance, they put away three to send the game to OT.
In overtime, I was half expecting Julien to pull the goalie and go for the win. After all, what chance did the Habs have in a Hasek vs. Huet shootout??
So that's why Dagenais is still here: Said the Dominator, "I don't know who scored on the first penalty shot." I don't know either, but he was wearing Pierre Dagenais' sweater.
So that's what has been wrong with the Habs: Kovalev was in on all three goals (1g, 2a) and scored the clincher in the shootout.
To be fair, Ottawa was not without injury trouble of their own. Havlat and Bochenski are both out for awhile, Phillips did not play last night, and Spezza only played one period. Nevertheless, it is a confidence boost to be only the 7th team to come out of a match with the Sens with two points.
The Columbus Bluejackets have recalled Andy Delmore. He should be subject to re-entry waivers. Grab him, Bob. I'm no Delmore fan and I don't see him helping the team, but I am spiteful.