Call of the Wilde: Chicago Blackhawks shut out the Montreal Canadiens 2-0

Call of the Wilde: Chicago Blackhawks shut out the Montreal Canadiens 2-0

The word as long as three months ago at the Call Of The Wilde was that it was going to take 97 points to make the playoffs in the strong East Conference this season.That looks to be close to the eventual mark, meaning the Montreal Canadiens have to play outstanding hockey to close this season to get to that target. With 11 games left in the year, the Habs must finish with an 8 and 3 mark to make the post-season. They either need a mark that strong, or hope that either the Columbus Blue Jackets or Carolina Hurricanes go into the tank.Story continues belowOne game at a time, as they say. Tonight’s was against the Chicago Blackhawks.READ MORE: Call of the Wilde New York Islanders prove too much for Montreal CanadiensWilde HorsesThey tried hard, they skated miles and they went to the dirty areas trying to get goals. They peppered the goalie with 48 shots. You can’t say that the Habs didn’t give it their all.They couldn’t get it done, though. The most satisfying aspect of the game was the ceremony before it, honouring Carey Price for win 315, passing Jacques Plante as the Habs best all-time. They presented Price with a Habs jersey with the number 315 on it, signed by all the players.Price seemed to really be touched by that gesture. He was also touched by the extremely warm standing ovation he received from the usual full house at the Bell Centre. Price then went out and did everything in his power to get a win for the fans and the for the team. He did his part. The rest of the players were not able to, though, despite a good effort. The puck would not bounce; the ‘Hawks goalie, Corey Crawford, would not co-operate. They needed two points.A hell of an effort doesn’t register in the standings, so there are no blessings when losing is death. This 2-0 loss felt like death.WATCH: Montreal Canadiens’ Carey Price hugs young boy who lost his mother

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