Over the course of the next few days and weeks, we will have an opportunity to carefully review and disect the season that finished last night. For now, let’s have a quick look back at the Canadiens’ individual performances during 2009 playoff series with Boston.
Only four Habs scored in the Boston series.
Two goals each from Higgins and Kovalev.
Weber and Andrei Kostitsyn each had one goal.
Top five scorers (in order): Kovalev, Koivu, Higgins, Metropolit, Weber
(zero points from Lapierre, Latendresse and Plekanec)
Canadiens ranked last in the NHL playoffs in both special teams categories.
No power play goals.
(3/5 of first unit was injured: Markov, Schneider, Tanguay)
Only 75% penalty killing efficiency.
Koivu 51.5 %
Laraque had four minutes in penalties (no fights)
(Lapierre and Latendresse led the forwards in PIM)
Performed at or above expectations
Higgins, Kovalev, Koivu, Metropolit, Weber, Dandenault, Komisarek, O’Byrne, Price
Performed below expectations
Lapierre, Latendresse, Kostopoulos, Plekanec, Hamrlik, Gorges