Tonight, the Habs schedule caught up to them. Back to back games and their fourth game in six nights did them in. I thought the team fundamentally played well, they just didn't have enough gas in the tank during the first and third periods.
I thought, given that it was his first game, Vanek did really well out there. He had some great chances in the second period, and also made some great passes. I knew he could score but I didn't know he was also a play maker. He just needs some time to get adjusted to his linemates.
The team gets a night's rest and has to play SJ. Then their crazy schedule is finally over, with only two games next week, although two important games against the Bruins and Senators.