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Sabres-Canadiens: Penalties Sink Habs, Coach Shrugs

Published by on December 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Montreal 3 Buffalo 4 (Bell Centre)

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Penalties, again. The Canadiens added seven minor penalties tonight bringing their season total to 170. They have second most in the league, only two fewer than the Philadelphia Flyers.

Hal Gill played the role of Mr. Obvious tonight saying, "It's easier to kill them [penalties] when you're not taking them."

When coach Jacques Martin was asked if there will be consequences for players who take too many penalties, he shrugged and said, "Right now, we have 20 healthy players. We basically played with 11 forwards tonight."

Translation?

While the Canadiens played 12 forwards, Martin was justifiably excluding Georges Laraque ...

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