Jaroslav Halak: Two Consecutive Blanks Pulls Habs Up.

Francois GendronSenior Writer IApril 4, 2010

The Montreal Canadiens have to thank Jaroslav Halak for their sixth place in the standings. The goaltender has registered two consecutive shutouts this week.

The first one, Friday in a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers, it was everything but pretty. Halak saved the day for his team on numerous occasions, making the right move and taking the right decision each and every time.

Yesterday, the Buffalo Sabres were unable to generate any serious threat and the Canadiens were able to close the deal this time, good for a 3-0 victory.

Since the return of the Olympic break, it became easy for head coach Jacques Martin on who to put in net for an important game. Jaroslav Halak is winning on a regular basis while Carey Price has all kinds of problems winning a single game.

The better example of this came last week when the Buffalo Sabres came back from a 0-2 deficit with under two minutes to go. Carey Price was perfect until that point but somehow, he could not close the deal.

With just a handful of games to this regular season, the Canadiens are in sixth place, courtesy of Jaroslav Halak.

(Picture: Canadian Press.)