Liveblog: Kovalchuk stars in Devils 4-3 OT win

Devils celebrate

After missing Game 2 with a back injury, Ilya Kovalchuk returned to the New Jersey lineup and racked up a goal and two assists in the Devils 4-3 win over the Flyers.
Alexei Ponikarovsky scored 17 minutes into overtime, off some dazzling work by Kovalchuk.
The Devils star took advantage of a bad line change to feed Ponikarovsky a tape-to-tape pass that sprung him into the offensive zone, where Ilya Bryzgalov made the first save but was beaten on the rebound.
New Jersey took a 2-1 lead in the series.

The Larry Robinson bunny hop

485 Comments

  1. Stev.R says:

    I expect Chris Stewart will be traded this summer. He had an off year playing for Hitchcock, and has been a healthy scratch a couple times this playoffs. He would fit in well on our second line with Pleks and Gio. I don’t know if he’de turn out to be another Kovalev or Kostitsyn or Bourque

  2. commandant says:

    The London Knights and Jarred Tinordi lost game 1 of the OHL final 4-3 in double OT to the Niagara Ice Dogs. Dougie Hamilton had the winner.

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  3. H.Upmann says:

    Jordan Staal? Come on guys, we have a no.3 pick! Huge opportunity to draft a quality prospect to grow on this team. I think it sends the wrong message about a winning culture if we keep trading picks away. But hey, just my two cents.

    • Lizardking89 says:

      I can see the reasoning behind shopping the pick though. It’s not a deep draft and our pick might not be ready to make the jump to the NHL for a couple of years. I could be wrong but I just don’t see that franchise superstar in this year’s draft that would make an immediate impact a la Toews, Kane, etc.

      A good GM keeps all options open and if we can deal that pick away for a young star player that will help us right now and be a franchise player long term why not? You’re rolling the dice with these draft picks why not deal the pick for a player that’s already proven that he’s a star player? I’d love nothing more for us to draft a super star, develop him properly and have him be the cornerstone of the franchise but if the right deal came my way I wouldn’t object to that either.

    • boing007 says:

      Two cents more from me. Makes four cents. Do I hear six cents?

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  4. H.Upmann says:

    Jordan Staal? Come on guys, we have a no.3 pick! Huge opportunity to draft a quality prospect to grow on this team. I think it sends the wrong message about a winning culture if we keep trading picks away. But hey, just my two cents.

  5. Chuck says:

    Geez… Matthew Perry looks like a homeless 50-year old now.

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  6. showey47 says:

    There is the brian elliott sens fans remember. At this point do you put jake allen in just to get a look?

    • TomNickle says:

      Too late. Elliot really couldn’t have picked a worse time to let in another bad one.

      Too late to go to Allen. This is Elliot’s show till the bitter end.

      • showey47 says:

        Your probably right. Too bad they traded bishop,he will probably be the best goalie out of all of them. That was a great trade for ottawa.

        • Chuck says:

          Lesson learned: you can never have too much depth in goal.

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          • showey47 says:

            Its a position the habs need to address in a big way. I can’t even remember the last time there was so little depth in the goaltending position.

          • TomNickle says:

            Jeff Hackett playing behind Theodore.

          • showey47 says:

            Even then at least we had mathieu garon in the minors. There is nothing in the way of goaltending help in the farm system right now.

        • TomNickle says:

          I think Jake Allen will be a star.

    • Chuck says:

      Better to go with the devil you know, I guess. Bu Elliott does look like he’s fatigued. He was built for tandem duty.

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      • TomNickle says:

        As was his injured counterpart!

        ;)

        • Chuck says:

          I was going to type the part that you just mentioned, but I didn’t want to be accused of being inflammatory by some around here! ;)

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    • jedimyrmidon says:

      I think the Kings can win the Cup.

      Their group of top 6 forwards is very good and were underperforming all year – their 8th place position is very deceptive as they are much stronger than an 8th seed should be. They’ve also got a great goaltender and a star defenseman in Drew Doughty (not sure how good the rest of the D is, but the commitment to defense that their forwards have is commendable – and they are big in size and gritty, and can forecheck very well).

      Maybe the Rangers could match up well to them in the East, but they are in an all-out war with Washington and both teams might wear each other down considerably by the end of the series.

      • TomNickle says:

        I like their team but I think they’ll run into trouble against a team with depth at forward. Funny thing is, that won’t happen until the Finals and if they get the Rangers or Capitals, they’ll probably win it.

        • jedimyrmidon says:

          True, but the Kings themselves are pretty deep with Brown, Kopitar, Carter and Richards. Their 4th line gave the Canucks fits as a good 4th line should. And with Quick playing the way he has been, it’s going to be hard to get anything through.

          Nashville is pretty deep at forward with the addition of Gaustad, Radulov, and AK though ironically the latter two are recently a source of disruption in the locker room in addition to being the leading playoff scorers, which doesn’t bode well for Nsh.

          St.-Louis could have been much more challenging for LA if it weren’t for the injuries to Pietrangelo and Halak, but they’re now down 3-0 in the series…

  7. TomNickle says:

    Just to finish the point off.

    What’s more of a crapshoot. Trevor Timmins finding an elite player at #3 overall or Jordan Staal becoming an elite player?

    I’ll trust Timmins to find an elite player with a premium pick before I’ll trust Staal to find elite talent.

  8. Propwash says:

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  9. third generation haber says:

    A lot of support here for McGuire. I’m also a McGuire fan, but I don’t think he is a good evalutor of talent. He thought we should have drafted Gilbert Brule instead of Carey Price!

    How about McGuire for head coach? He’s got NHL asst. coaching experience and I think he would be a spark plug. I’m not in the mood for Guy Boucher’s defensive trap system. Let’s use our speed and skill!

    j.p. murray

    • TomNickle says:

      There seems to be more support for McGuire on TSN Radio and television than anywhere else.

      This is like a former investment banker working as a public relations consultant for twenty years and then wanting a CFO position with a major bank. The mere idea of McGuire being considered for a GM position is ridiculous.

      Even his own friend Marinaro has said as much. If he wants to be a GM he needs to reintegrate himself in the game as a front office executive and earn the position.

    • SnowManHabs85 says:

      McGuire will always be TV NHL analyst because he’s really good at talking like he is Mr. Knowitall. He also thought trading Halak was the biggest mistake Habs did.

      Ian Schultz has been Habs most improved prospect this season which can be surprising considering I would of bet it on Ellis to be more improved.

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  10. ProHabs says:

    Thanks Stormin, Jedi, Commandent, Mark and all other posters who weighed in on the idea of trading the number 3 pick. It was an interesting read.
    I am excited about having the number 3 pick but I am not overly confident about Grigorenko. Plus, I don’t know if I have the patience to wait for a kid to develop to the point where he becomes a first liner. That is why I was interested in hearing some opinions about trading the pick. In Bergevin and Timmins we trust.

    And Tom, I would NOT take a lazy Malkin over a hard working Stall anyday. I am tired of having lazy players on my team. I want to see Kirk Muller types and Vincent Damphousse type players on my team. Players that work hard all the time, compete all the time and have pride in the jersey. If Grigorenko is going to be a lazy player and only play when he wants to,then the Habs need to find another solution.

    • Stormin says:

      I was just answering a fun simple questions and the shark hunters went on attack , its all good fun to speculate, I would like to see Galchenyuk , but i really love Stalls game if he is available

    • jedimyrmidon says:

      Seems like Timmins knows his stuff and I am interested and excited to see what he can do with a proper assortment of picks (finally!). Although, was he the one who decided on or had a role in drafting Fischer?

      • commandant says:

        He may have. But find me the NHL head scout who doesn’t have 1 first round bust on his resume after nearly a decade in the job.

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      • TomNickle says:

        I’ll take one Fischer for every five of Pacioretty, Price, Tinordi, Beaulieu and McDonagh.

        • jedimyrmidon says:

          Heh, seems like a good tradeoff though Tinordi and Beaulieu are still in junior. Subban should be in that list though, I think, and McDonagh… urgh, painful to think what could have been (probably set the Habs back a couple of years).

          I just hope that “one” in every five doesn’t occur with the Habs’ #3 pick – it really needs to pan out into something great.

          • TomNickle says:

            Subban was a second round pick so I didn’t include him.

            Tinordi and Beaulieu are safe my friend. No worries about them having problems making it and being impact players.

          • jedimyrmidon says:

            I’m particularly curious about Tinordi and his large improvement this year. He’s captain of a powerhouse team – I believe he plays a large role in their success? Also, Del Zotto and Girardi of the Rangers were coached by Hunter who seems to develop players well, and, judging by the style the Capitals are using, is exactly what the Habs need in a shutdown D man.

          • TomNickle says:

            Tinordi has developed nicely. His passing and puck handling especially.

            Something else that I’ve noticed a big improvement on is that he is very good at getting pucks through to the net from the point.

            His gap control is outstanding defensively and he has been incredibly well disciplined. He’s special.

  11. Stormin says:

    Off hand I would say Kyle Turris, and Brett Connoly at #3 2007 and 2010
    can qualify in the bust category.

    • TomNickle says:

      Kyle Turris who scored 29 points in his first 49 games with Ottawa and added three points in the playoff series against the second best defensive team in the NHL is a bust?

      Brett Connolly who is 20 years old is a bust?

      Interesting criteria.

      I feel compelled to add that Connolly probably wasn’t close to the level that any of the top 5 forward prospects in this draft are at the same age and that Kyle Turris was a tier 2 player selected by Wayne Gretzky. Some people didn’t have a first round grade on Turris.

      I don’t believe there’s a risk of Bergevin taking a barely known tier 2 player at #3 overall and Galchenyuk has miles more talent than Brett Connolly so even if he were to refuse an MRI like Connolly did he still has more going for him.

    • commandant says:

      2010 3rd overall was Eric Gudbransson, and its way too early to call him a bust, he looked good as a Rookie for Florida.

      Connolly went 6th

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  12. commandant says:

    In baseball news… Mariano Rivera has a torn ACL

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  13. Stormin says:

    There is no elite 1st line talent in this years draft, maybe Nail, 2013 yes I agree but not 2012, Jordan Stall is not a second line Center it is only because he has to compete for ice time with Malkin and crosby. Jordan Stall will be on Canada’s Olympic team you call that a second line center, he was the last player left off the team in Vancouver as a 19 year old.

    He is a number 1 center who will break out when out of the shadows of Crosby and Malkin, he was only outshone in the first round of the playoffs by Giroux and barely at that.

    You would have a hard time to find any pro scout who refers to Jordan Stall as a second line mediocre talent, he is a stud, sans aucun doubt as Marc Bergevin says.

    • otter649 says:

      Stall is a year younger than Crosby…..

    • commandant says:

      Jordan Staal 30 pts in 42 games as Pittsburgh’s first line centre in 2010-11.

      He’s a bigger version of Tomas Plekanec… An above average second liner who is great defensively.

      He’s also a UFA in 2013 and will cost a lot more on the cap than a player with an ELC, and thats even assuming you convince him to re-sign with you.

      Take away Staal’s last name and draft position, and he is what he is… 2nd line talent.

      As for the draft, they might have some risks, but the ceiling on Grigorenko, Galchenyuk, and Forsberg is all first line talent. I’d rather roll the dice on them, we have 2nd liners.

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    • TomNickle says:

      Jordan Staal is going to beat out four of Eric Staal, Sidney Crosby, Claude Giroux, Joe Thornton, Ryan Getzlaf, Matt Duchene, Jonathan Toews, Patrice Bergeron, Jason Spezza, Brad Richards, John Tavares, Jeff Skinner or Steve Stamkos?

      You’re way off base pal.

      Jordan Staal at no point going back through his days in junior has been better than a ppg player. Not once. Not in the regular season, and only once in the playoffs.

      People tend to forget that Crosby and Malkin play on the same line quite often.

      Jordan Staal isn’t among the top 40 centreman in the NHL let alone elite or first line.

      I wouldn’t trade any of the top 10 picks in this coming draft for Jordan Staal straight up.

      Oh, and Mark’s a below average NHL defenseman too.

  14. otter649 says:

    Time for St Louis to put Halak in for Elliott…….

  15. TomNickle says:

    Oh we should trade the #3 overall pick because there’s nothing beyond Nail Yakupov. Right right.

    Okay.

    Well Ryan Murray’s playing with men at the World Hockey Championships. Yep, he’s a bum. He has bust written all over him except that he’s been called the safest pick in years by many who just happen to know what they’re talking about.

    That Alex Galchenyuk guy was the first overall pick of the OHL priority selection in his draft year as a 16 year old and went on to score 83 points in 68 games as an OHL rookie. He has better hands than Yakupov, a better shot and is significantly bigger. Steven Stamkos was a first overall pick of the OHL priority selection, so was Kirk Muller. Bums I tell ya.

    That lazy bones Grigorenko was the first pick of the CHL import draft and in his first season of hockey in North America scored 85 points in 59 games. But he takes a few games off here and there. People with mono and foot injuries tend to do that from time to time.

    There isn’t a bust among Yakupov, Grigrenko, Galchenyuk and Murray. You want boom or bust? Matt Dumba. By no means a safe pick, it’s either a homerun or a strikeout. But the four I mentioned are going to be building blocks for four franchises.

    Jordan Staal by the way is not a core player for the majority of NHL teams.

    Jordan Staal’s first junior season – 28 points in 66 games.

    • commandant says:

      I’m with you Tom… use the pick.

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      • Boomer says:

        Throw Forsberg on the list of options aswell. the only part i disagree with you on is Grigorenko, he’s just another kostitsyn, he’d be a waste. Mono or not he only shows up when he feels like it.

        • TomNickle says:

          Forsberg in my opinion doesn’t belong in the same conversation as Yakupov, Grigorenko, Galchenyuk or even Radek Faksa for that matter.

          Below average production offensively at a level where peers of the same age have been better both in his professional league and at the WJHC.

          • Boomer says:

            When forsberg plays against guys his age he more than holds his own. The average production is cause he’s a kid playing with men. He will be an nhl player and could potentially be a great player like the others on that list, but there’s no doubt i’d pick him over grigorenko. like i said he’s another Kostitsyn, a waste.
            1 choice is obvious: Nail
            2nd: Galchenyuk
            3rd: Murray or Forsberg
            Forget about grigorenko

          • TomNickle says:

            1 point in 6 games for the championship team at the World Juniors.

            That’s competition at the same age. And if his age is relevant here, which it probably shouldn’t be considering the size of the ice he plays on in Sweden, perhaps Sebastian Collberg is worth a look.

          • commandant says:

            Most players at the WJC were 2 years older than Forsberg. Its rare for a 17 year old to really do well in that tournament.

            He was a third liner for Sweden.

            As an August Birthday he is also one of the youngest players in this draft. Collberg is like 8 months older than him.

            His performance at the U18 was more against kids his age.

            That Said, I have him behind Yak, Gally and Grigo. Just not as far down on him as you are.

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          • TomNickle says:

            For the record. I don’t have problem with Forsberg as a first round pick.

            I don’t agree with him being considered among the elite in this draft however. If he truly were elite he would be playing at an elite level like the young men he’s been compared to. Yakupov and Grigorenko were the same age at the WJHC. So was Collberg.

          • commandant says:

            Yakupov is a full 11 months older than Forsberg. Thats pretty much a full year which is huge at this age.

            But I agree Forsberg is well behind him as a prospect.

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          • TomNickle says:

            If you’re going to compare ages I can revisit Yakupov’s production and perceived talent level at the age Forsberg is now.

            ;)

            People who point to the age argument rarely take a look at the scouting report for player A when he was player B’s age.

            It’s as big of an indicator as any.

  16. punkster says:

    Hey, is Halak the back up tonight or just what is his status?

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  17. habstrinifan says:

    Hey Laviolette who’s the best hockey player in the world? Giroux, Parise, or Kovalchuk.

  18. habstrinifan says:

    So is anyone watching the Kings/STL game… it’s great hockey.

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  19. boing007 says:

    Why do most of you want to give up our third pick? Are you drunk?

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  20. jedimyrmidon says:

    Ponikarovsky’s goal reminds me of how Erik Cole usually scores, and how Max Pac will increasingly score as well.

  21. Mark C says:

    What is the crazy fascination with trading the #3 pick for overpaid second line talent? Can’t we just keep the pick and roll the dice on getting an elite 1st line talent?

    • commandant says:

      AMEN!

      We need a game breaker… Jordan Staal, and JVR are not gamebreakers.

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      • ProHabs says:

        Neither will any of the players after Nail. If there was a Johnathon Toews that was still going to be available at no.3 this year then I would not trade the pick. But Grigorenko doesn’t seem like the guy to carry Les Habitats to glory.
        At 22 – 23 years old Stall and JVR are at the age to break out. Then we get immediate help and don’t have to wait 5 years before Grigorenko or whoever we pick to make an impact.

        • Mark C says:

          Based on what?

          • Propwash says:

            Draft picks are a crapshoot.

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          • TomNickle says:

            There hasn’t been a bust come from the top 3 picks of the draft since the lockout and it was rare for a few years prior to that.

            Poppycock.

          • ProHabs says:

            Grigorenko might not be a bust Tom but is he really the guy you want to build around and lead this team in the new Bergevin era.

          • TomNickle says:

            I’ll take a lazy Malkin over a hard working Jordan Staal.

            That answer your question?

        • boing007 says:

          How do you know that? Got a crystal ball?

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    • jedimyrmidon says:

      Yeah, I mean, sure keep all possibilities on the table. But, in my mind, there’s a difference between that and actively pursuing the option and shopping around the pick. Habs need to draft and develop instead of overpaying for players that are admittedly good, but will come at a premium.

      The Habs aren’t in the same position as the Sharks or Canucks as the core is pretty young (Price, Subban, Eller, Pacs).

    • Stormin says:

      There is no elite 1st line talent in this years draft, 2013 yes I agree not this years, Jordan Stall is not a second line Center it is only because he has to compete for ice time with Malkin and crosby. Jordan Stall will be on Canada’s Olympic team you call that a second line center, he was the last player left off the team in Vancouver as a 19 year old.

      He is a number 1 center who will break out when out of the shadows of Crosby and Malkin, he was only outshone in the first round of the playoffs by Giroux and barely at that.

      You would have a hard time to find any pro scout who refers to Jordan Stall as a second line medicre talent, he is a stud, sans aucun doubt as Marc Bergevin says.

      • jedimyrmidon says:

        Stall is good for sure and was a #2 pick, I believe? But to acquire him, the Habs wouldn’t just have to trade the top 3 pick + another serviceable player. The #3 pick probably wouldn’t even be 2/3s of the deal and would involve another good prospect and/or impact roster player, which would be detrimental to the Habs acquiring a full roster of NHL-ready players.

        • Stormin says:

          I agree it will take more, but just defending my answer to the question someone asked, who they would trade our #3 pick for, I answered Stall. Some people seem to think Stall is a second line talent, you are right it would most likely take a package, #3pick, pleks, and kristo for Stall and Pittsburgh’s 1st round pick

      • Mark C says:

        Funny you mention Giroux and claim there is no 1st line talent in this year’s draft. No one thought Giroux had 1st line in his draft year. Many scouts are saying there is 1st line talent in this year’s draft.

  22. showey47 says:

    A bad change combined with being the long change. Thats why so many games are decided in the first OT, you defensively give up most of the neutral zone when you change on the fly with the long line change.

  23. Lizardking89 says:

    Knew that was coming. Was cringing every time the Devils came into the zone on the attack. Bryzgalov is gong to lose this series for Philly. Thankfully we don’t have a space cadet in nets like that.

  24. Habsolutely says:

    When he played for the Leafs I used to call him Ponika-useless.

  25. Captain aHab says:

    I have Ponikarovsky

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  26. Mark C says:

    Hell of a breakout pass and goal by two wild drunks who don’t care about winning a Cup.

  27. HardHabits says:

    For a defence oriented team the Devils consistently put pressure with a solid fore check.

  28. Habsolutely says:

    what a sweet pass by Kovulchuk.

  29. HardHabits says:

    I pick Parise or Voracek.

  30. Captain aHab says:

    If you’re Laviolette right now you REALLY hope your team scores cause you’ll be getting the next penalty if they don’t.

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  31. HardHabits says:

    Bodies flying everywhere.

  32. ProHabs says:

    Marc Bergevin said that he would listen to offers for the number 3 pick overall. Thinking about players in the NHL, there are not alot of players that I would trade that pick for. If I was to trade the pick, I would want a young player (23 or younger) that is very good. Guys like Stamkos, Giroux are untouchables. I would like to get Tavares but he is probably untouchable as well.

    Then tonight it hit me. Our 3rd pick for James Van Reisdiek. We get a 22 year old power forward who had a great playoff last year and looked like he was coming into his own. This year, the Flyers have been able to win without him so he could be expendable. Plus Paul Holmgrin is the type of GM that would have the knuts to do this. For the next 10 years, we have JVR and MaxPac on the wings. Plus we avoid having to take the Ruskie Grigorenko as we know what AK46 and Radulov have done to the reputation of the Ruskies this week.

    Would you guys do this?

    • Captain aHab says:

      Why would Philly do this?

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      • ProHabs says:

        They have alot of young talent up front and they have won this year without JVR. Plus, like I said Holmgrin is a GM that would do something like this.

        • Captain aHab says:

          But why give up a young talented forward for an unknown? For shits and giggles?

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          • Mark C says:

            Because the #3 is thought to have more talent and upside than a 23 year old who hasn’t been anything more then a 20 goal and 40 point player?

          • ProHabs says:

            Cap relief. JVR will be making over 4 mil. Philly can use the number 3 pick and the 4 million to get a decent goalie as Brysgolov is terrible.

    • Habsolutely says:

      There aren’t a lot of players I’d trade the pick for, but there are some. Any smart GM would certainly be open to offers and would open up the lines of communication. That would be a given I would hope.

    • Stormin says:

      I would trade our pick for Jordan Stall , if we could sign him to an extension before the deal.

    • nickster13 says:

      Got enough power forwards now, id like to get a young winger who can fill the net. AKA yakupov!! Or Huberdeau.

      “I don’t wanna see Maurice tonight, I want the rocket!”

  33. HardHabits says:

    Parise resembles Cammalleri.

    EDIT: Well. With the helmet on.

  34. shootdapuck says:

    Is Giroux playing?

    MIA?

  35. Habsolutely says:

    I’ve got Mini-Gionta!

  36. Stormin says:

    Every time Bob Cole makes a mistake I take a shot of Jameson, Thanks Bob I’m Hammered

  37. showey47 says:

    tough call to make in overtime

  38. ZepFan2 says:

    Clarkson and Grossman for me.

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  39. Bripro says:

    What poor puck handling by Bryz

  40. Stormin says:

    I think they should play OT with two pucks on the ice

  41. habsfan0 says:

    first shot for NJ…in

  42. otter649 says:

    Elias

    Simmons

  43. nickster13 says:

    Ive got Henrique and Voracek.

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  44. commandant says:

    I’ve got Clarkson and Briere.

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  45. Captain aHab says:

    I’m betting next goal wins it.

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  46. Habsolutely says:

    Bob has been pretty lucid tonight, one of his better games of late.

  47. HabinBurlington says:

    Oh great big thunder and lightning here, thus the 135lb dog is scared and thinks he has to lay on top of me!

    • Habsolutely says:

      I know that feeling. Nothing like a huge dog flopping on top of you. Feels like you are being crushed by a dumptruck. My last dog was scared of thunder, but she used to go around the house and make sure everyone was alright whenever she heard the thunder. so adorable.

      • Bripro says:

        Mine trembles in the basement bathroom and won’t come out till its over.

        • HabinBurlington says:

          Want to trade dogs?

          • Bripro says:

            You wouldn’t want her Gerry. She a 14 year-old Lab. Costs me a ton in medicine but she’s my wife’s baby. Won’t be too much longer, I think.

            EDIT: don’t get me wrong. We love our old family member, but she’s gone from the fastest, brightest dog ever, to a blind slow old dog. It breaks your heart.

    • Bripro says:

      Cuddle time!

  48. Stormin says:

    i am taking Bryzgalov and Brodeur

  49. HabinBurlington says:

    I am taking Kovalchuk and JVR

  50. Shane1313 says:

    This is gonna sound crazy,
    when watching any L.A home game…anyone else notice the voice squealing “go kings go”, its a recording and I have to mute my tv everytime I hear it…
    anyway that was my quick rant :S

  51. L Elle says:

    I enjoyed the Flyers vs Pens but it’s the same old with them – great offense with meh goaltending.

    I find myself rooting for Brodeur. He’s a @#$%$$# vs Habs but this might be his last season. Oops wait…he has many kids to support. ;)

  52. Stormin says:

    PJ speaks L’antichambre french can you say next Habs coach he would be very depends,,,,,able

  53. habsfan0 says:

    Triple OT again tonight?

  54. Mavid says:

    what kind of idiot calls himself Andre 3000 I mean why not Fred 459?

  55. HFX-HabFan says:

    Man that arena is easily the quietest in the league.

  56. Mavid says:

    oh I have my little bit..yes thats her real name..she is a whopping 8 lbs of mix terrier…and she is my baby..she wears her Habs jersey every game..she is pretty smart too, not as smart as the collie but smarter than some people I know…

  57. Mavid says:

    Is Parise not going to be available? who would we have to give up to get him…I would love to see him in a habs jersey…but at what cost…

  58. HabinBurlington says:

    Cole and Galley going on a limb, next goal wins.

  59. Mavid says:

    she is very smart…kinda scary…but they are a handful..hyper as hell..need lots of stimulation..thank god we have a big fenced in yard…and she loves the frisby..catches it like a pro..but amazingly intelligent.. you show her something once maybe twice..thats it…love her she is a great dog..

  60. HabinBurlington says:

    Kovalchuk has made some dandy passes tonight.

  61. Habsolutely says:

    Oh god, I don’t know if I can deal with another epic overtime game. I don’t know if I care enough about either of these teams to watch.

  62. Mavid says:

    i have a boarder collie..I am sure she could re wire my house..

  63. Captain aHab says:

    Thank you Geoff!!
    http://qkme.me/3p44r1

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    Me skull and crossbones arn’t the only thing I plan on raisin’ tonight.

  64. HabinBurlington says:

    Crap, Kovalchuk hits iron and Philly comes back. I feel OT coming.

  65. Mavid says:

    stupid flyers

  66. Mavid says:

    yes we did a cruise…Pride of America was the ship, Norwegian lines I believe..they were great..i would recommend it great way to see all the islands..the boat cruises at night so you leave early evening and you wake up in a new place..lot of old farts on the boat..and I am by no means young…so the boat is quiet..breakfast is the busy time..seems old people love their breaky…LOL…my hubby did all the research..he chose that line because he said something about it being the only american owned ship so it does not have to leave the US..most have to so they go to mexico..we flew to Hawaii spent 2 days in Waikiki and then cruised for 7 returning to Hawaii . We had a balcony which I would never cruise without…

    • commandant says:

      Yeah, I’ve looked at Pride of America, I was actually hoping you’d review them. When we did Hawaii we did it with Norwegian Wind, the predecessor to the Pride of America, and it wasn’t all american owned so we had to go to Kiribati, and didn’t get any overnights in the same port. This sounds better though.

      I know a lot of people who swear by the balconies, but I couldn’t care less about it… If I need to be outside, I’ll go on deck. Not my thing.

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  67. ont fan says:

    Just looking at the weather map…TO and Montreal looks like you guys are going to get pounded for a while yet.

  68. smiler2729 says:

    First power outage of the night, now in the 4th hour of thunderstorms up here in tornado country…

    Hey New Jersey scored!

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    Jack Edwards is a clam.
    Boston Bruins, gutless diving weasel pukes.

  69. commandant says:

    Oh man, what a player….

    Its a pipe dream, but I’d love to see him sign with us.

    Will never happen I know, but still… what a player.

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