2009 Canadiens Playoffs: A Quick Look

Rocket All HabsCorrespondent IApril 23, 2009

MONTREAL- APRIL 22:  Members of the Montreal Canadiens skate out to Carey Price #31 after being defeated 4-1 by the Boston Bruins after Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on April 22, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The Bruins defeated the Canadiens 4-1 winning the series 4-0.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

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:


Goals

Only four Habs scored in the Boston series.

Two goals each from Higgins and Kovalev.
Weber and Andrei Kostitsyn each had one goal.

Points

Top five scorers (in order): Kovalev, Koivu, Higgins, Metropolit, Weber

(zero points from Lapierre, Latendresse and Plekanec)

Special teams

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.

Faceoffs

Winning percentage:

  1. Plekanec 66.7
  2. Koivu 51.5
  3. Lapierre 46.0
  4. Metropolis 40.0


Penalties

Laraque had four minutes in penalties (no fights)

(Lapierre and Latendresse led the forwards in PIM)

Players who performed at or above expectations

Higgins, Kovalev, Koivu, Metropolit, Weber, Dandenault, Komisarek, O'Byrne, Price

Players who performed below expectations


Lapierre, Latendresse, Kostopoulos, Plekanec, Hamrlik, Gorges