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Last Week on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens Inconsistency
It’s been two games into the Habs playoff matchup with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The good news is the series is tied at 1-1. The bad news is some concerning issues from the Habs regular season are seeping into the playoffs.
The Habs took game one, although the big story was a scary injury to Leafs Captain John Tavares. It was a fluke play but Tavares is out for the series with a concussion. Both Connor and Johannes wish Tavares a speedy recovery. Unfortunately, the injury took on a life of its own in some circles of the media. The guys touch on the irresponsibility of some media outlets of tapping into rage culture and trying to create an issue where there was none.
Game two the Leafs came out much better. The Habs did themselves no favors by taking four straight (almost back-to-back) penalties in the second period. There was also a bizarre coaches challenge that further put the Habs on the back foot, especially since it seems like it was Habs GM making the call on the review. The game was also marred by questionable officiating.
All this and Habs roster moves, fixing the power play, long-term plans, game three expectations, and much much more.
Thanks to Ethan Meixsell, Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, and Silent Partner for their musical contributions to the Last Word on Habs Pod.
The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs, news, notes, arguments, and aspirations. It features guests from the Last Word on Sports community.
Johannes Wheeldon is a father, author, college professor, and criminal justice consultant. Mostly he is a Habs fan with plenty of opinions. Contact him on Twitter @justicelawdev.
Connor Lapalme is a writer and editor of the Last Word on Hockey. A passionate Hockey and Habs fan, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on Twitter @Connor_Lapalme.