A Cup contender

New Jersey looks primed to make some noise in the postseason.


Not so much.

But they made it interesting


  1. petrov14 says:

    Is it just me or was the game wayyyy more exciting back then?

    ______________________________________ Lets name a Captain…..or does it even matter anymore?

  2. JD_ says:

    I was bartending a charity event and turned my back to the TV to make a drink just prior to the puck being dropped.

    Turned back to watch the OT and the Habs were already piling onto Screwy.

  3. JD_ says:

    Although Fraser reffed during the series – somebody had to be responsible for the 800 goals that were disallowed – I don’t recall whether or not he reffed Game 7.

    Grade 6, eh? Hmm, let’s see. When I was in grade 6, the Habs finished the season with 129 points, 16 points ahead of league 2nd-place Boston, Lafleur nailed 60 goals and 132 points, and the team won its third of four consecutive Stanley Cups…

    …Boy, the way Lynyrd Skynyrd played. Songs that made the hit parade.
    Guys like us, we had it made. Those were the days.
    Didn’t need no welfare state. Everybody pulled his weight.
    Gee, our old Valiant ran great. Those were the days…

  4. Radiohab says:

    That Lemieux goal was great. All those OTs in 86! Had me on the edge of my seat everytime. Remember the McPhee-Skrudland goal in game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Flames? OT was over almost betore it started.

  5. jbroderi says:

    overall, montreal has more goals.  but the habs don’t have a parise or kovalchuck.  after that though, i would give the habs a little edge(we doesn’t mean mch when you don’t count the big two i guess



    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  6. jbroderi says:

    that was a ggem of a game!!  i was in grade six, but it feels like yesterday. good old russ.  Is it just me, or did kerry fraser do that game??


    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  7. JD_ says:

    Watched the Habs’ ’92 Adams division semi-final series recap on ESPN Classics last night. Went seven games against the Whalers with the Habs prevailing in double OT on a Russ Courtnall spineroo slider. Pretty much the only thing Courtnall did in that series. Remember it like it was yesterday.

    Denis Savard, he of the much-maligned Chelios trade, had some moves, baby. Of the Habs playing today, Gomez would be the closest in terms of style.

    Harked back to the ’86 Adams division series against Hartford when Claude Lemieux scored my favourite NHL goal of all time to beat the Whalers in game 7 OT.

    So, where were we…?

  8. SeriousFan09 says:

    Good stats yes, but they haven’t been enough. His team hasn’t gone past the 2nd round since they won in 2003 and the last two seasons in the post-season he’s really shown his age. He’s their star and he’s supposed to get them far, but his age is working against him these days.

    He’s only won 4 playoff games in his last 2 playoff rounds.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  9. SeriousFan09 says:

    Best part of the NHL.com Classics Archive (5$ a month): Watching 93 Playoffs games and seeing Healy and Hrudey getting beaten like a rented mule.

    Come to think of it, that explains a lot about HNIC coverage this season…


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  10. matmacat says:

    Brodeur always plays this many games and has decent stats in post season.

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