Habs' #1 priority: Score a goal


Here’s the quote of the day,
courtesy of Montreal forward Tomas Plekanec

“The most important thing is get the lead and see how
they react to it,” said Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec. “We haven’t
had the lead yet.”

Getting a lead is certainly
important, but actually scoring a goal would be nice.

Plekanec is right, in a way, in that getting an early goal would the
Habs in the role they’re most comfortable in: protecting a lead while
frustrating their opponent. So far, the Flyers have worked that method
to perfection against the Canadiens and it certainly seems as if the
Habs are far from comfortable when they have to come from behind to win a

Going down 2-0 in the series isn’t exactly horrible for
this team, as they’ve come from behind twice already to win series
against the Capitals and the Penguins, but I doubt we would see two
teams in the same year come back from 3-0 in a playoffs series.

Habs will also be making a few lineup changes, putting in defenseman
Ryan O’Byrne and sitting Sergei Kostitsyn and Mathieu Darche.