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Spacek and Hammer owe the
team one. The lack of urgency in their play led to the early goals. They practically gift wrapped those goals. Hammer turned it around a tad, but Spacek hung is partner out to dry pretty much the rest of the way. Sitting Pouliot and keeping Weber in the lineup as back up seems reasonable. They should have won this one. Glad brother Andre is back. He looked great out there. I hope to see him and Patches on our top wings for years to come. He’s turned the corner! I’m confident Captain Clutch is going to rally the troops in Game 4 and give us something to smile about. Ole! Ole! Les boys!!!
A lot has been said about Price’s “clearance” that led to the Bruins’ third goal.
Notwithstanding his many great saves, clearing the puck from the side or behind the net is one of Price’s few major weaknesses and I’ve seen him do this type of clearances numerous times in the past. Sometimes it led to goals, sometimes to big scoring chances for the opposing team and sometimes he got away with it.
However, a must-win play-off game against the Bruins is no time to be so careless. What the $#@ was this kid thinking???
For those bashing Price, give me a break. We lost because we didn’t play our game until the third period. Yes Price could’ve been better but this was a team lack of effort.
“Hate the Bruins like a sickness”
Sorry… after giving Gomer full marks in game 1 (finally!) He made me want to throw my beer at the TV again tonight. Short passes – miss. shot on net – miss. scramble in the crease – miss! Carey made a mistake and paid the Price, but really he won both games in Boston, so let’s give him a break. AK 46 looked great and waiting for Cammy and Gionta to make it right! Maybe Gomer should grow his hair back?!? It worked for Samson… so….
In the playoffs you pay for your mistakes,just like Beantown did in games 1&2.I think they need lockdown from the hysteria of Montreal as you could see it was getting to them during the 1st perioda.they wanted to run them out of the BC,that is not their game,learn from this guys…..
Price’s bonehead loosy goosy clearing attempt cost the team this game! Price needs to be more careful in his clearing attempts and pick his spots when he clears the puck. He has been getting away with it in the last few games, tonight he got bit in the arse!!
Spacek-Hamrlik cost MTL 2 goals I’d remind you, terrible puck control and retrieval, let BOS put on all the pressure and it’s what had the team reeling until they finally got it going off AK’s goal.
– I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.
The score was 2-0. Carey’s reckless clearing attempt resulted in goal #3. It should Have been a 2-0 lead that would have been far easier to overcome than 3-0.
You should know by now that Price can do no wrong in this town!
Robert and I have already had a disagreement about this on Twitter tonight =) And Robert makes some sound points regarding the first two goals. Hamrlik and Spacek were terrible on the blue line and were responsible for those first two goals.
But having said that – the fact that the game winning goal comes from a Price assist can’t be overlooked either. The other thing that can’t be overlooked is that this wasn’t the only poor puck handing maneuver of the night from Price, and he does need to be more careful.
At the end of the day though – this was not the end of the series as many Habs fans may have us believe with their rants this evening. I’ve been saying since before the playoffs that the Habs would take this in 6. That means losing 2. We’re still very much in control – just need to get back into the system on Thursday and put the stranglehold back on!
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Considering how Price shut the door after that and only allowed 1 goal in his first two outings, I found it unfair to heap too much on Carey considering we owned the series thanks to his play and the team really fell down because of defensive mismatches in the early goings.
Correct, Robert! I thought it was Spatch – two terrible pinches.
To me it was Gionta starting the big charge in the third and it shows why he’s captain.
And Marchand is such a despicable rat.
When I’m owner/stickboy, things will be different.
Who has handled the puck better than Carey this year?…No one. He made a mistake, has made it in the past, but this is the playoffs. These mistakes are remembered. Price remembers.
He won’t make it again.
The team played flat in the 1st. Yup, everyone. But one player is just not playing. Pouliot…
He played a hair over 3 mins. That kid has so much talent and size, it’s really a shame the on ice PP (Pouliot Product/Power Play/(wish we had)Pacioretty Playing). The coaching staff really needs to take him aside and simplify his game plan. Maybe Bob can have a 1 on 1.
If he gets his game going…this team has more options than a 50 year old single malt at an AA meeting.
Canadiens in the playoffs. Hockey is good. This series will end in 6. The Habs will face the Capitals in the ECF. It has been written.
There is no doubt about that … Pouliot continues to be a detriment to this team. He’s been slack all season, and we can’t afford his lackluster play now.
Something also tells me that it would be a good idea to keep Weber in the line-up.
Sit Pouliot and play Weber on the 4th line instead? That could work.
After two periods it was 3-1. 2 of the 3 Boston goals were scored on giveaways:
16:55 GIVE MTL GIVEAWAY – #44 HAMRLIK, Def. Zone
16:49 GOAL BOS #46 KREJCI
17:59 GIVE MTL GIVEAWAY – #31 PRICE, Def. Zone
17:58 GOAL BOS #49 PEVERLEY
In the 3rd period Boston had 3 giveaways and the Habs had none.
Both Boston and Montreal increased their takeaway count to 2 with an extra one each in 3rd.
Final totals for game #3:
Giveaways: Boston 6 Montreal 7
Takeaways: Boston 2 Montreal 2
Turnover ratio: Boston 8 Montreal 9
Contrast that to the total numbers for games #1 and #2:
Giveaways: Boston 21 Montreal 6
Takeaways: Boston 8 Montreal 16
Turnover ratio: Boston 37/2 = 18.5 Montreal 14/ = 7
Boston is still dominating in the face-off circle, this game 55% over Montreal’s 45%.
Boston is making less turnovers and Montreal has increased it’s ratio for this game over the other two.
Looks like the sloppier team will lose.
If we`re going to win this series we have to play intense from the very start. Easier said than done but we had the chance with a PP in the first minutes of the game and couldn`t convert.
Before the game, I kinda felt we wouldn`t play with urgency being that we have an unexpected 2 game lead, coming back home with maybe a bit of over-confidence. You have to do those things that got you where you are and not just wait and expect them to happen like we saw in the 1st.
Has anyone else noticed since PK`s hat trick he`s been stressing his point shot? His timing is off. You can tell he badly wants to score that big goal. He either holds on to the puck a bit too long or is anxious to shoot. I thought he should of passed to Wiz at the point instead of faking the shot twice and shooting directly on a skate on that long PP shift in the 3rd (great save by PK btw at the blue line – wow).
~Kiss my ass Lucic!!!!
PK made a lot of good things happen tonight. i wouldn’t worry about him. would be nice to see some of the forwards carry the puck in the zone like he did a few times( gomez watch the tape. and don’t go missing for another 5 games)
Play like they did in the Third and there’s no reason they can’t win this thing. Unfortunately the lack of focus and fight in the First killed us and in the playoffs… you pay.
Oh well, I hope this lights the fire. Loved the crowd at the end. Keep things positive and good things will happen.
“To be irreplaceable, you have to be different”.
Go PK Go!
Well Thomas showed up mid way through the third.
price…please stay in your net. a bad goal goal is one thing but you don’t want to assist on one with a horrible clear; i know he’s good with the puck but clearing the puck up the middle shorthanded is always dangerous. it’s a risk that doesn’t have to be taken.
3rd period was exciting to watch. lets hope thomas doesn’t wake up and play like he did in the third otherwise this series could get really long
You can bet your sweet petunias that Thursday night will be a tight checking game that goes into OT. Winner likely advances!
Two key positive points: 1) We can play with them and even dominate them when we have the intensity. We play like the 3rd period next game and we win. 2) Thomas is beatable. Price made a stupid mistake but Thomas just left tons of fat rebounds and generally didn’t look that great. Best regular-season goalie out there….
guys not for anything don’t hate on thomas. he let in some stinkers tonight but he showed what he could do in the third when he stoned the habs on a bunch of chances. if you think he can’t steal a game or 2 you’re being foolish.
he’s shaky right now but he’s a world class goalie . habs have to continue shooting low on him for rebounds on the far side.
Chance to go up 3-0, and they come out with a first period like that…..hugely disappointing. They better come out smoking for the next game, or else their done, big trougle if we go back to Boston 2-2.
Groan. Missed all but the last five minutes, when Montreal applied furious pressure. (Geez, Gomez, is it too much to ask you to score once every other month. You had the tying goal on your stick. Yeah, I know, you played a great first game. And you’ll have a great fourth game, right?)
When I read Price’s clearing attempt led to Boston’s third goal, I shook my head. That’s the only fault of his this season that I found worth mentioning in previous posts, he was playing so well, but it was only a matter of time before his decision-making in certain situations would prove costly. There are occasions when he appears to enjoy tempting fate with risky passes.
But I’m sure it’s lesson learned. And it sounds like Montreal could draw a lot of positives out of tonight’s performance, number one being a reality check that Boston aren’t going to go away timidly.
Is Pouliot headed for a therapeutic benching?
I’ve been curious about something and wanna know what you guys think…
This whole little while I’ve been supremely superstitious because I knew this game was so big. Why? Well, even though it’s 2-1, a loss could swing the momentum their way.
My question is: Could the momentum still shift? When crunch time came, they could hardly keep up with us, and if the first period never happened, we would’ve won that game. Will they be on their heels again next game because of how dominated they were to end the game? Or are we the ones on our heels, now?
I still think Montreal has the upper hand. The Habs just have to shoot from everywhere as Thomas just isn’t that good, so many huge rebounds. I think Price was just unlucky on the 2nd one that got by him and on the third, I don’t think he’ll be trying that play again anytime soon.
Chara can’t handle the speed of Gionta and Pleks, actually the Boston D as a whole can’t handle it.
I think Montreal will come out much better at the start of the next game.
The sad thing is if you take a lucky bounce back from here and there, the game looks way different. The only goal I really give full credit to, from the Bruins, was Krejci’s. They really used the open ice we gave them.
The Horton goal has to be the biggest fluke I’ve ever seen(and for those who are asking, Yes, it actually did cross), and Peverley’s one was even more of a fluke(If you watch, it didn’t just end up on his stick. Caromed off of Recchi’s leg.)
That’s just the luck of the draw I guess. You win some, you lose some. It would be nice for us to get those bounces once in a while(and the bounces off Thomas’ pads don’t count :P)
Also, I think Chara is seriously overrated. Most people are just afraid of him because he can just level you, but as a defenceman in his own merit, he isn’t the best.
Les Boys never came to play at the start, Broons get the first goal, and it was catch up from there. They play the WHOLE game like they did in the 3rd, it’s 3-0 series lead instead of 2-1. Oh well, 3 days to stew about this one.
1 bad luck pass by Price is the difference in this one. That’s a real shame, too. I was hoping the guys would erase that and tie it up late.
Can’t wait until Thursday.
Pouliot..when he first came here, I thought we had something, now, not so much..is there a bigger waste of 1.9 million? He needs to be gone in the off season, now we can see why Minny gave up on him. Put Weber in for him now.
Who replaces Pouliot? So talented but WTF? Is Halpern ready to go? Does Weber play? All around good effort, 2nd and 3rd goals, meh. I think Price still outplayed Thomas. Chara is definitely overrated. Unfortunately, Gionta didn’t finish the job with the low hit.
Born and Bred in Enemy Territory (Boston).
I hope so, cousin Mos!
thomas was better tonight. he made a bunch of good saves in key situations.
I’d like to see Halpern as he’s good on face offs.
Real low point of the night? Hockey Night in Canada, a staple for decades, in a nationally televised playoff game, had their play by play man calling Scott Gomez “Cammalleri” at least 6-7 times.
On the plus side, at least he was able to pronounce “Cammalleri”.
I just gave up counting at one point.
Good thing I switched back to RDS about midway through, then.
But I do remember them miscalling someone. I forget who, though.
Still, couldn’t be worse than what TSN does every morning. Interviewing the boys and ALWAYS having Yannick Weber written under Ryan White and vice versa…
No excuses–when you don’t bury your chances–usually the end result is a loss–there’s still four more games to prove which team is the best–if you ever thought this series would be over in four games–you were in dreamland–this is gonna be a good series–these teams are more even than some people think–so don’t be surprise to see 6 or 7 games……
“never give up 3 power plays in a row”
Just watched the CBC replay of the late Gomez chance, if he isn’t snakebit, well , I still can’t believe he couldn’t put that in.
“It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”
A lot of guys missed good chances, not just Gomez!
Ridiculous to blame Price or Gomez or even Pouliot or anyone else. The Habs played well enough to win. They just had a bad first and got into a hole they couldn’t dig out of.
I thought the first goal would shake off their nerves and focus them, but then the Bruins just straight up got lucky with that second … I mean that was BARELY over, I still haven’t seen a good replay.
Would I try someone instead of Pouliot next game? Sure, why not? He barely played anyway. But it won’t and shouldn’t make all the difference.
To be up 2 games to 1 and to be that close to winning this one the Habs have received incredible efforts from everyone. Starting with Price. And Gomez, Pleks, Gionta, and Cammalleri have been their best forwards. What more can you ask for?
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weber for pouliot or anyone at this point. pouliot is not producing in any way. same thing like last year down the stretch.
weber was a surprise. ak a whole nother level. dude was obsessed tonight
If JM was gonna staple Benny to the bench, why did he play him, I think that was a mistake. Price made a huge gaffe, but that happens, Team showed heart and if Nomez could score we’d be in OT right now
JM’s coaching gaffe was the error IMO, we can talk about the team being loose but he made a poor decision reuniting Spacek and Hamrlik. A year older, a very hard season on both of them and their inability to hold the points, mixed in with very slow puck retrieval let the Bruins go up by 2 goals. The Bruins essentially scored SH when you think about the opening goal and should have been the end of that pairing right there.
You’re right, Bill. It’s a game of inches (and sometime fractions of inches) and tonight the puck bounced their way when it had to. On to Thursday night.
I think Pouliot ought to lay off the grass or get on it. Sometimes he looks stoned out there falling all over the place and taking mindless penalties. Other times he looks too jittery, make a decision Benny. To smoke or not to smoke, and stick with it, Damn! Hello, Yannick, We sure do have a spot for you.
I guess overall we played a good game in the last two periods. In the first one, the Habs didn’t show up and in the beginning of the second one Price was too cocky and gave away an empty-netter after passing the puck from behind the goal. Kudos to Price for all the saves he made, but this is not the first time he’s done that and it is unfortunate that this unnecessary mistake ultimately cost us the game.
give boston players credit on that one, they angled price off very well. other than that one he has handled the puck well the entire series.
just did not rid the jitters quick enough. they got one bad goal we could not come back from. no matter, next game we settle back down and go 3-1. its theirs to lose
HABS play a much faster game than most teams and are most dangerous when they are flying. Too bad we had to wait for the third period. It’s good to see strong play by PLEKS, CAMMI and AK46.
A desperate group will overcome this BRUINS roster.
— HABS INSIDE/OUT R.I.P. –
The Habs played great tonight and I am happy the way they played and you gotta give the crowd credit for pumping our team up. There was alot of nice chances they could’ve scored on Thomas but they weren’t no where near. I believe with the hard work they did tonight they actually can take game 4 away from the Bruins. And the Montreal faithful cheering on the team after the game was azaming!. GO HABS GO!
Carey Price #31
well said were fans of the best sports franchise in the world. love them win or lose. if we had played 60 minutes we would have won. next time.
Not sure if I would call our performance in the first period “great” although we certainly got better as the game progressed and were close to tying it up.
we got away from our cucumber mode and couldnt find it late. i agree, though, well regroup and pound the third win
Price is to blame for this one! Nuff said, but I say the hell with blame, lets get this damn series back..We cannot lose to these damn bunch of assholes and their dipshit fans!
JM playing Hamrlik-Spacek led to the first two goals, couldn’t control the points in the offensive zone and lead-footed puck retrieval let the Bruins set up for those two GA. Spacek’s mental gaffes exacerbated those situations.
Price made a bad clear, but Spacek buried the team long before Carey made that mistake.
now that you meantion Hammer and Spacek – it reminds me how I was always upset with these two Dman giving up goals at the begining of the season.
classy! my guess is you’re a dipshit Habs fan??
“Extremism only serves one’s selfish desires”
Hey Price was out way too far on goal 2, then goal 3 well. Yeah those were his…he blew it. It is not becuase of Price we lost, don’t get me wrong, Habs played like shisse in the first and they got owned. Play like that agin and we are 2-2 headed back to shittown!
how much would you bet BOS wins 3 of the next 4??
Lol, I don’t bet against the Habs but you never know, I just hope we play solid the next 60 minutes and I will have no doubt. This performance tonight was not great, good yes but we gotta remember who we are playing. These bastards are saying we dove the whole game cuz we are down. I want nothing more than Marchands bitch ass head on a platter!
Price played well tonight.
Carey’s bad luck on the clear led to one goal. Thomas’ bad technique led to two.
you might as well try to sell youre wifes cell phone cases with that here. price was the first line and the reason were up still. peddel youre wares elseware
Then why did you say it, makes no sense
Who are you talking to?
In a series on like this and a game like this amazing how much we miss a big body like Max. that sob of a moose. wont mention his name.
well heading off to see game 4 in Montreal with my son. never been to the bell center. I have been a hab fan for 42 years. It will be my son’s 16th birthday. we will get rewarded we will win game 4. on another note I think Pouliot days are over. I know people who have followed him in his junior career and had a hard time getting together than also. sad so much potential.
the next best thing to being up 3-0 is up 3-1!!!!
That’s true, but the worst thing that could happen after being up 2-1 is heading to Beantown with a 2-2 tie.
Fun third period… no doubt
BUT I just wish they would bench Gomez…sure he’s made a couple of nice passes … he even had a shot on net tonight…but MAN OH MAN for a veteran to seemingly have so little interest in making plays away from the puck and on defense is nothing short of mind boggling. PLus he gets loads of unproductive ice time. It’s as if the team is playing 5 on 4 when he’s on the ice in our end.
Great effort by Pouliot tonight. 7 mins in penalties in 3:12 ice time, no shifts in the third when the game was on the line, and no goals in what now? 30 games?
too bad his days are over. it was a good experiment.
Where ya been?
Chara the third star? For being thirsty?
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Hey look! The Boston troll finally shows up! Where were ya for games one and two douchebag??
In line at the soup kitchen.
The first goal is important but it isn’t suicidal.
Sh*t happens and just like tonight you can’t control some bounces. But they have to be resiliant. I’ve noticed some of the top teams like Vancouver – if you score on them – they’ll turn around and even it up within a minute or two.
They can play with the lead … but if they can do that, then there shouldnt be a problem.
Let’s be honest here, we’re not quite at the same level as Vancouver except perhaps with the goalie, assuming Price can keep up his game 1 and game 2 performance and avoid stupid mistakes such as the one that led the Bruins’ third goal.
You mean Claude Lemieux, four time Stanley Cup winner, Conn Smythe Trophy winner, and 9th all time in playoff goals scored? That Claude Lemieux? Cause while he goes to sleep on his bed of rings, losers like Neely and O’Reilly take their teeth out and wonder what might’ve been. Even Ray Bourque was smart enough to leave town to win. Bahahahahahaha.
Habs will take Game 4, they worked off their jitters and will adjust the matchups for next game. Tim Thomas is not that good, Habs missed on some wonderful rebounds from the flopper that could have had them ahead in the 3rd.
Use Weber as 7th D, scratch Pouliot.
I’ve always thought that game 5 is usually the pivital all important game in a series. Usually the winner of a game 5 takes the series!!!!!
i don’t know why you say he’s not that good. he has looked shaky but he’s a world class goalie. lets hope tonight doesn’t wake him up
Flopping goaltenders give up endless rebounds, cashing in on them is simple enough with the right drive from players. Thomas gave MTL plenty of choices.
He’s never won a major title in hockey and he’s never taken BOS far in the post-season. Their inability to use proper technique makes them much more vulnerable than a solid positional goaltender like Price, who as a secondary option can use his athleticism, instincts rather than just use the blind lunge on the first save attempt, leaving him vulnerable.
The key should be to aim low and create rebound chances. Goaltenders rarely give up rebounds when they catch the puck with the glove and let’s face it, Thomas is quite good at that.
Clearasil’s fogging your mind again.
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It’s always game four that tells the tale, so I’m content with this. If you’d told me the Habs would be leading 2-1 after three games, I’d have taken it with thanks.
The Bruins played well, but the Habs played better. In the first period, the Habs were just a little too rattled. Price wasn’t his best and neither was anyone else. No way they come out like that on Thursday. They’ll regroup and play Canadiens hockey from the puck drop. If the Bruins win 2 in a row at the Bell, good for them. But I really don’t see it.
The Bruins capitalized on the Habs jitters to start the game. Other than that, Habs dominated.
I don’t usually feel good after a loss, but this is as close to feeling good as I think I can be. Very encouraging.
The Bruins capitalized on the Habs jitters to start the game. Other than that, Habs dominated.
They also capitalized on a stupid but unfortunately very characteristic mistake that Price made at the beginning of the second period. Sometime should teach this kid to focus and stay disciplined during a play-off game.
Surely you have something better to do than this, no?
PS I hate Marchand
The Scott Gomez line………..where wingers go to die.
Don’t worry about him. If he keeps yapping and running around like he is, his career will be a short one.
I sure hope so!
Nice of you to show up. Since we are talking about diving I think Andrew Ference should try-out as well. Wow, I never seen a little slash to the hands knock someone off their feet before.
No Reason to panic everyone,we need to get back to our smart game,we were too revved up and emotional at the beginning and got away from ourselves.
What kills me it that Price handed over the winning goal on such a careless play,no room for that lacksidasicale attitude in the playoffs.i know we would m=not be near this series without him but that really hurts and I always knew it would eventually bite us in the ass!!
Buckle down habs and get back to the program…
We weren’t going to sweep the Bruins as much as the thought of it was sweet. What I liked most is how the guys picked it up after a very bad first period and fought to the bitter end. Even Carey recovered from that give away and played great. People are going to give Thomas credit but he was more lucky than anything. If our pucks had eyes like in the last few games, we would have scored plenty.
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What’s your IQ? Idiot level I would assume.
Don’t feed the troll.
who is he?
I’m really proud of them … all year they would wait until 5 mins left to crunch … but they played the final 40 like it meant something …
Price is the best, but I can’t stand his exit strategies and it finally cost him…that 1 mistake was the difference unfortunately.
God it would have been so sweet to sweep
I agree in applauding the effort. Maybe the best forty minutes the Habs have played.
Disagree on the Price thing. They need him to handle the puck and make plays, and this time it just got picked off. Doesn’t usually happen. He might not have had bus best game, but he’ll be back.
There is a safe way to handle the puck and there is a reckless way of doing it. The latter is one of Price’s specialties unfortunately.
Passing the pack from behind or the side of the net in a must-win play-off game when there are opposing players around is just plain stupid and I’ve never seen Halak or any other top goaltender in the NHL make this kind of mistake.
Well it has been a while since the Habs won at 1st game at home during a series. Bring on Game 4 already!
Price won the first two in Bahstan but sucked tonight, he killed ‘em. If anyone else says how well he handles the puck…holy cow he’s murder. Interesting to see how he starts the next one. If B’s score first again look out.
I completely agree. While the entire team didn’t show up in the first period, that blunder of Carey Price in the second period in a must-win play-off game was inexcusable.
Got lost in deciding what strategy to use for this home game. Reality is its hard to play that road game at home. Martin has some work to do for game 4. Still if someone was to tell us that we would win 2 out of the first 3 before the series started I would take it. They were much better for the second half of the game.
If Helpern is ready to go put him in the next game they need to win some faceoffs especially on the pp. Put him on the pp to win the draw then change him off.
Note to JM for the next game – sit Pouliot and play Weber.
ps Hammer is NOT a game on the line guy … he is 86 old and slow .. and this point he’s a minute filler … he neutralizes any PP he plays on and the fact that he was on the ice with the game on the line hurt us.
Hamr was excellent tonight except for the 1st Boston goal. He was great in the 3rd.
Now the Canadiens have a must win game on Thursday you do not want to go back to Boston tied at 2. I expected the Habs to not show up tonight because that has been their MO all year. They do better as the underdog, us against the world even though they said the right things after game 2 they came out tonight not ready. This is a series and the Habs have to win Thursday.
you know i like harmlik… but man oh man.. this guy cannot keep the puck in the zone… at all…wtf
GWG = game winning gionta!
So in 5 then, plus it would be sweet to win it in boston.
Bruins win 3 of the next 4??? Not likely! We had our bad period and it cost us a game. Won’t happen again. Go Habs Go!!
This type of Bruins’ win doesn’t really swing momentum. Firstly, Martin does an incredible job of keeping his guys even after wins or losses. Secondly, if the Bruins had blown out the Habs, or if the Habs had fallen apart and coughed up a lead, it might be a momentum swing. But like Healy said, if the game was 2 or 3 minutes longer, this baby is going to OT.
This is going to be a great series, and I still like our chances.
Healy must have overheard a fan in the stands saying that.
Far too sensible a comment for him to have generated of his own intellect.
Ha,ha right on buddy!
Pressure is on the Habs now. They are in it in a big way, which is a given, but nothing is guaranteed. If they lose the nest game it’s a best of 3.
Habs need at least one home win to take the series. Hopefully they’ll only need one and wrap this up in Boston in game 5 with 2 more consecutive wins.
Nevertheless a 7 game series favours neither team as it only gets harder after the 1st round.
Habs will win Thursday, Bruins got two lucky ones and were lucky the Habs came out nervous.
All you doom and gloomers can check out now.
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They should have started Auld.
I hope your kidding?????
The two days off are a double-edged sword, evidently. More rest, but also more time to forget the lesson learned tonight.
Martin’s preparation becomes doubly important for game 4. Don’t let the guys lose sight of what got them into trouble tonight.
Don’t give Thomas to much credit they hit him more than he made the save. Gomez had the game tied wide opren net and didn’t put it home.
Honestley did anyone really think we would get the sweep….. I know i didn’t. I liked the way the boys fought back in this game and if not for some key stops by Thomas could of tied it in the third. Oh well it was a great game and we will get em on thursday.
What is up with Cole calling Gomes Cammy for most of the third is he that blind!!!!!!!!
Good effort in the third. If only they could have played that way the whole game they would be up 3-0 now. They got the Bruins nervous AGAIN in the third and they need to pick up where they left off on Thursday. It is crucial to have a secure hold on the series going back to Beantown
Well it was bound to happen … and just as I said in 2006, whoever wins the next one wins the series.
Them’s the bounces…all bounces Bruins way tonight. Without those bounces they lose. Pure dumb luck throwing it off the back of the goalie in the net and pure dumb luck getting hit by Price’s pass. They say keep your feet moving and keep throwing pucks at the net and things will happen…well strange things happened.
Next game pedal to the metal for 60 minutes. I don’t care if it’s 8-0 after the first, pedal to the metal.
Habs will have it together Thursday and hopefully JM has in his notebook RE the Hamrlik-Spacek pairing “NO NO NO NO A THOUSAND TIMES NO!!!”
Spacek couldn’t be much worse than he was tonight.
Let’s hope JM isn’t tempted to find that out.
Spacek has been pretty bad on most nights since his first game of training camp.
This game was lost once again because of bad passes. Gomez had control of the puck throws it down the centre of the ice. Bad pass after bad pass the Bruins can’t skate with this team but if they keep making the bad passes the Bruins will win. JM you have to push the mind set passsing , passing and passing.
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