We very easily could have won that game: the Thrashers were out-shooting the Habs and putting pressure on them in their zone, etc., but we decided to spend most of the game on the penalty kill, which didn't work out for some reason.
Bryan Little must have ruined the life of the ref that sent him to the box for 4 minutes (the penalty that really killed us).
Add all of that to one of two hideous defensive breakdowns (Colin Stuart sliding into Kari and knocking him out of position) and a--let's be real--very bad performance by Kari, and you get a magical 6-3 loss.
And so we were officially eliminated from playoff contention last night, mathematics confirming something already mega-obvious to everyone. Ho hum; it's not like we're used to being in the playoff hunt or anything. I hope DW already has his plan for re-signing Kovy meticulously mapped out; surely he'll go to Kovy's place in the south of France, personally, and give him a blank check.