|Montreal 5 - Columbus 3|
2-4-0, 4th in Metropolitan Division, 10th in the Eastern Conference
Rookie Boone Jenner grabbed two power play goals, and contract year center Ryan Johansen had a goal and an assist. But Sergei Bobrovsky stopped only 31 of 35 shots, so the kids' effort was for nought.
I'm especially troubled that it was the likes of Jenner, Johansen and Atkinson that were dragging along the likes of Umberger and Anisimov. Where's the veteran leadership beyond the now-obligatory "We didn't do well enough" from Brandon Dubinsky?
If this doesn't turn around soon, I won't blame Richards for reverting to last seasons's "kitchen sink" defensive scheme and a zillion overtime/shootout games. Because as it stands, things ain't working.
Here's your haiku:
The kids have to lead
Losing games that could be won
Where are the points, guys?