Liveblog: Bruins are out!

Caps celebrate
Tim Thomas blows off Barack Obama.
Washington eliminates the Bruins.
Coincidence?

How’s this for an over-the-top radio call?

OK, the Canadiens missed the playoffs.

But here’s some consolation: Boston is dead after the first round.
In overtime of Game 7, Joel Ward buried a backhand and the Capitals move on to the second round.

P.K. Subban tweets: Wardo! With the snizzle, post game inte, and the fresh cut too!An NHL first: Seven games decided by one goal.

And the last time a rookie goaltender knocked out the defending Stanley Cup champions from Boston?

Ken Dryden.

And Braden Holtby may end up visiting the White House.

Danny Kristo has turned down an offer to turn pro and will play his senior season at the University of North Dakota.

Kristo, the Canadiens’ second round draft choice in 2008, can become an unrestricted free agent of the Canadiens don’t sign him by next summer.

The Canadiens had hoped Kristo would join top junior prospects Jared Tinordi, Brendan Gallagher, Nathan Beaulieu and Michaël Bournival in boosting the Hamilton Bulldogs next season.

735 Comments

  1. Habsolutely says:

    WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Adidess says:

    OVER!!!!

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  3. ZepFan2 says:

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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  4. Mattyleg says:

    YYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  5. otter649 says:

    Ohh Baby……

  6. otter649 says:

    Seguin

    Semin

  7. Mattyleg says:

    I think that if Ovie scores the winner, he’ll celebrate by jumping through time.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  8. otter649 says:

    Enough of The Bergereon Excuses as if he is the only player playing hurt……

  9. Habsolutely says:

    Elliot Friedman, the lone saving grace of CBC. And they relegate him to setting up the Chevy I-Desk. Sad CBC, sad.

  10. hansolo says:

    Eddie O. picks Pouliot and Mike Green to score in OT.

  11. Mattyleg says:

    Boychuck Semin.
    That is all.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  12. RGM says:

    Backstrom. Book it.

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  13. Lafrich says:

    Anyone else hate when these announcers describe coaches or players as these good ol boys from Canada like that makes them better than other people? Whatever the hell Don Cherry’s sidekick’s name is again (I know, Ron Maclean) just made note that Babcock and someone else were “two saskatchewan boys”. Who gives a crap? I can’t wait for him to say one day “two Helsinki boys”…

    • Michael says:

      Yes! Racism is prevalent in the NHL. It’s essentially a boys’ club for southern Ontarians. Europeans have to demonstrate noteworthy skill to play in the NHL, while virtually all the marginal roles are reserved for Canadians. Basically, the attitude is, unless you can prove with your play that you deserve to be here, you’d better be Canadian.

  14. alfieturcotte says:

    Why is it that the Canadiens have let go so many decent players for nothing: Ribeiro, Grabovski, Pouliot, SK74, AK46 just to name a few.

    Poor management, lack of patience, bad coaching.

    I can only hope th etide will turn with new GM/coach.

  15. kempie says:

    Let’s just get this done so they STFU for the summer. Gawd I hate this team.

  16. smiler2729 says:

    Step on my toe, classic OT goal for NYR vs NJ

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    The Bruins and their fans are gutless weasel pukes.

  17. shootdapuck says:

    Boone, Cole has reverted to his native Newfanese!

  18. HabinBurlington says:

    I can’t believe we continue to have to listen to Cherry talk about how he coached. Hey Don you won squat, so shut it, zip it, shhhh.

    • Michael says:

      Don’t forget the part where 1983 was the last time anyone in the NHL offered him a coaching job. This guy coached for six seasons before everyone realized he was no good and stopped offering him jobs. That is not an impressive career. In many sports leagues, “coach of the year” is a euphemism for “guy who coached a team that was surprisingly good.” The truth is, coaching is enigmatic. It’s pretty hard for outsiders to tell what, exactly, a coach contributes at all times.

      But I love it when he brags about his coaching career. Every time he says, “coach of the year,” I hear, “never won the Stanley Cup,” because if he had, you can bet your life he wouldn’t be talking about the Jack Adams trophy. He even brags about his AHL coaching! The man is pathetic!

  19. habs001 says:

    looks like hammer is their most trusted d…

  20. JF says:

    Stephen Walkom officiated one of our playoff games against the Pens two years ago – the one in which the Pens were allowed to trip, slash, and hold our players to the point where even Don Cherry protested. We won the game. Walkom is no more impartial than Chris Lee.

  21. Habsolutely says:

    Cherry taking up more airtime lovin on the Broons. Sad CBC, sad.

  22. HabinBurlington says:

    Whoever made the mixed licorice comment about Don Cherry’s suit coat was spot on!

  23. slapshot777 says:

    The owners of the league should be ashamed of themselves to be associated with a people like Jacobs and Bettman.

    Jacobs, should have never been put in as CEO of the board of governors. There should always more than one person allowed to make such a decision as the one Jacobs made to automatically put Bettman back in without any discussion on whether the rest of the owners wanted Bettman back in.

    The owners,should get together and relieve both Jacobs and Bettman. Being back some integrity to the game.

  24. JF says:

    Stephen Walkom officiated one of our games against the Pans two years ago – the one in which the Pens were allowed to trip, slash, and hold our players all game long to the point where even Don Cherry protested. We won the game. Walkom is no more impartial than Chris Lee.

  25. kempie says:

    Fricking typical. So freaking predictable. Refs lock up the whistles, Boychuck goes down like Oswald & ya get the last 2 mins on the pp. OMFG I hate these guys so much. I hope Chara fires it off Marchand’s helmet and it bounces past Thomas.

  26. naweed235 says:

    I don’t think I can stomach another series with these black and yellow pukes playing in it… argh… COME ON SEMIN! SHOOT THEM IN THE DAMN FACE and Finish !

  27. Adidess says:

    One Semin shot so far tonight and I believe it came out of a broken stick.

    This one just writes itself -)

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  28. commandant says:

    Bruins have apparently only broken 1 NHL rule in this entire game.

    I call B.S. on that.

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  29. ZepFan2 says:

    Does the B on the bruins jersey stand for Bettman?

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  30. hansolo says:

    Man, if you’re watching CBC, you’re lucky. I have to listen to Doc Emrick (no idea how he got his award) who, I swear, must have a man-crush on the Bruine. He has an annoying voice that just gets breathless with anticipation every time the Bruins get a shot on Holtby. Even Pierre said during the Bruins PP that it was time for them to get going. They’re just as bad as Cherry and McLean.

  31. Stormin says:

    Fearless OT predictions could be our last chance,

    Semin from Ovechkin as he slides one in from behind Thomas

  32. smiler2729 says:

    So how do the Caps even have a chance in OT with these Bruins referees??

    Hunter will definitely use it to rally them but does this bunch respond?

    Maybe Semin will be this playoffs’ Petr Klima, nailed to the bench for the whole game to get one shift and score the OT winner…

    Hide the beer Klima’s here!
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    Calling it like it is:
    Jack Edwards is a clam.
    The Bruins and their fans are gutless weasel pukes.

  33. otter649 says:

    So in the last two game sevens played in Boston – The Bruins have gotten 2 minutes in pentalties…..

  34. C-Sword says:

    I want the Caps to win so badly, but I have feeling that the Bruins will walk out victorious.

  35. ZepFan2 says:

    The Caps are one Semin shot away from round 2.

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    • Chuck says:

      Now now, don’t be too premature…

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  36. Mattyleg says:

    Any stats on the most games into OT in a series?

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  37. Bill says:

    I cannot do overtime.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  38. L Elle says:

    If Pleks played for Caps, he’d score a shorty now. ;)

  39. habsfan0 says:

    and Chris Lee isn’t even reffing tonite.

  40. Mattyleg says:

    RDS guys were laughing at the ref who clearly responded to the crowd.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  41. Duracell3 says:

    The batteries consider this a bad call.

  42. otter649 says:

    What a BS Call & Late call. The refs hand went up way late……….

  43. smiler2729 says:

    Unf
    u
    ckingreal!

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    Calling it like it is:
    Jack Edwards is a clam.
    The Bruins and their fans are gutless weasel pukes.

  44. mb says:

    What?!

    Bruins better not win this game because of THAT call.

  45. 69HABS says:

    Did Bettman make the call?

  46. Habsolutely says:

    This is just disgusting. Refs put the whistles away until the Caps do something. Jacobs bought a dynasty. It’s so obvious you’d have to be blind not to see it.

  47. Sal from the Hammer says:

    What a f**cken BULLSHIT call!!!!!! Here you go Goouins. Refs hand them another gift!!!!!

  48. The Jackal says:

    Of course they call a penalty against the Caps. This league is a shame.

  49. Chuck says:

    Wow. Could he have went down any easier?

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  50. habsfanforever7631 says:

    late call?

  51. Stormin says:

    That ref should be fired lol

  52. hansolo says:

    Ah, the make-up call — timed perfectly to suit the Gooins.

  53. Adidess says:

    Have a feeling one should use all remaining Semin jokes now. It’s over. What a weak call at this stage of the game!

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  54. slapshot777 says:

    Officiating to favor the Bruins.

  55. Mattyleg says:

    Eeeecchh.. bad call.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  56. Sal from the Hammer says:

    Caps should try some off speed stuff on Timmy the flopper. Could throw him off….

  57. HabinBurlington says:

    So lots of talk about Kristo last couple of days. Find it strange some of the speculation. In the NFL or NBA a player is considered to be of great character etc… if he stays for his full 4 years before turning pro. Yet it seems in this hockey market (or at least here at HIO) the player is considered a failure for wanting to complete his full term in University. Find this very odd, I have no issues with Kristo wanting to complete his University Degree and try to win a U.S. College Championship, in fact I applaud him for it. This isn’t to say I am fully confident he will eventually sign with Montreal, but the kid is taking care of his future in many ways and still will have the opportunity to make the NHL.

    Do we prefer good ol Canadian boys with little to no education?

  58. slapshot777 says:

    Sound like they were shouting ” let’s go losers”

  59. Stormin says:

    Hunter shows GO daddy commercial on bench in hopes of getting Semin flying

  60. habsfanforever7631 says:

    When the hell is Semin gona come and ram one in? about time he does

    • smiler2729 says:

      Semin’s stuck on the bench… for sucking all night.

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      Calling it like it is:
      Jack Edwards is a clam.
      The Bruins and their fans are gutless weasel pukes.

  61. Habsolutely says:

    Where the heck has Backstrom been in this series? I know he was suspended for game 4 but man, the guy has been invisible.

  62. smiler2729 says:

    Boone: “Is there a goaltender alive who’s luckier than Thomas?”

    Yeah another way overrated idiot named Hasek.

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    Calling it like it is:
    Jack Edwards is a clam.
    The Bruins and their fans are gutless weasel pukes.

    • Michael says:

      Not to spoil the near-unanimous elation we are enjoying on this site, I’ve gotta disagree with the preceding assessments of both Thomas and Hasek. When you get “lucky” that often, it’s probably not really luck.

  63. Mavid says:

    sounds like they are chanting “lets go tuna”

  64. Stormin says:

    Cassie Campbell wonders what’s wrong with Semin

  65. smiler2729 says:

    The way I see it, Washington’s 3rd line’s gotta do it cuz the big guns are nothing but pop-guns…

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    Calling it like it is:
    Jack Edwards is a clam.
    The Bruins and their fans are gutless weasel pukes.

  66. Stormin says:

    OHL Playoffs
    London 4 Kitchener 2 Jared Tinordi plus 1 Knights lead Conference Final 3-0

    QMJHL
    Halifax 3 Rimouski 1 Nathan MacKinnon 1 assist, Jonathan Drouin 3 assists, Conference final tied 2-2

  67. Mavid says:

    reverse sow cow…sometimes Dean is a funny guy..too bad he is such a sens homer…he would be decent..

  68. Habsolutely says:

    Damn Ovie!!!! Step it up homie!!!!!

  69. Mavid says:

    a penalty against the Bruins!!! **rubs eyes*** what the hell

  70. smiler2729 says:

    “Semin jumps through the hole”
    Good one, Dean Brown

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    Calling it like it is:
    Jack Edwards is a clam.
    The Bruins and their fans are gutless weasel pukes.

  71. Adidess says:

    ‘Semin jumping through the hole!?’ Hey you, dirty Dean!

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  72. christophor says:

    I swear the Bruins’ game 7’s are always no-whistle hockey, which greatly favours them. We saw it against Montreal, Tampa, and Vancouver last year. We’re seeing it now.

    And now I see they finally got a penalty.

  73. Habsolutely says:

    “How do the Bruins have ZERO penalties through 50 minutes of tough hockey?
    by Mike Boone 9:46 PM”

    Could it have something to do with Jacobs giving Bettman a multi-million, multi-year new contract? Nahhhh!! I’m just another wacky conspiracy theorist.

  74. Mattyleg says:

    Cripes, this is the most boring Game 7 I’ve ever watched.
    Actually, I pretty much stopped watching at the beginning of the 3rd.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—


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