Liveblog: Penguins romp, Senators even series

Boston Bruins v Carolina Hurricanes

A ridiculous 10-3 game in Philadelphia featured seven power-play goals – four by the Penguins, who chased Ilya Bryzgalov and scored five unanswered goals in the second period to take control of Game 4.
The Penguins avoid an ignominious sweep and head home for Game 5 on Friday.
In Ottawa, a 2-2 goaltender’s duel between Henrik Lundqvist and Craig Anderson ended with Kyle Turris’s spectacular wrister 2:42 into overtime.

Line of the Night from habsfanO: Flyers played tonight like this Dick Clark thing really upset them

415 Comments

  1. Habfan10912 says:

    Good Morning all especially Guy! Can the Pens get themselves back in their series? Flyers goaltending is kind of scarey. As for the Sens, how the hell is this team doing it? I compared the two rosters and I’m left scratching my head. Proves how much I don’t know about this game. Good thing I don’t gamble.

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  2. The Cat says:

    Man I hope the sens win.

    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  3. Hobie Hansen says:

    I have to agree with Brian Burke here:

    Burke told USA Today’s Kevin Allen on Wednesday that the media’s focus on the incidents that have happened on the ice are taking away from the ‘third-round intensity’ and drama of the first-round of the postseason.

    “This is like people complaining about the rain at Woodstock,” Burke told USA Today. “Yes, there was lots of mud, but it was the greatest music gathering in history.”

    “I hope we continue to nail the people who are crossing the line,” Burke told USA Today. “But this is a small number of incidents, and it’s unfortunate that non-hockey media is focusing on that. But what I see is great hockey. It’s awesome.”

    “Nine times of 10 when players cross the line, it’s emotional,” Burke explained to USA Today. “It’s not cognitive. (Washington’s Nicklas) Backstrom didn’t say the other night, I’m going to go in and cross-check this guy. Aaron Asham didn’t say to himself. I’m going to cross-check Brayden Schenn in the throat. It’s adrenaline. It’s reaction.”

    Burke also has no issue with the work Shanahan has done assessing incidents and handing out his decisions. “You can’t make people happy, so just do the job,” Burke said. “And I think Brendan is doing that. It’s impossible for fans to be rationale at this time of year. It’s impossible for Detroit fans not to be outraged when Shea Weber wasn’t suspended (for slamming Henrik Zetterberg’s head into the glass). But I don’t think he should have been.”

  4. HardHabits says:

    I see the Boone jinx was alive and kicking tonight.

  5. otter649 says:

    Wonder what Burke will give up in order to get Luongo in a Leaf uniform…..

    • Jim Edson says:

      The CN Tower probably!

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      What does the Commissioner of the NHL do?

      In short, a league commissioner is the action man for the Board of Governors.

      They tell him what they want done and he works to make it happen through his subordinates while making sure that individual franchises play by the rules.

      ******** Translated if you haven’t won the Stanley Cup in 40 years your NHL team is becoming irrelevant in a sports mad city long behind MLB, NFL and NBA teams, you just tell the commissioner(who you gave a new contract at 7 plus million per) to make it happen and the rules are bent sufficiently to action the command.

  6. H.Upmann says:

    Lmao PJ improvising and Kirk Muller just smirking to himself. Awesome

  7. Timo says:

    Yep, not tonight. Sigh. Richards, you moron.

  8. Timo says:

    Argh, have a bad feeling about the Nucks’ game.

  9. Propwash says:

    Something to add to the Name Game :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlBw_q7O41w

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    • smiler2729 says:

      F***ING CLASSIC!!
      That sums it up best

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      • Stormin says:

        first time i heard that at a party you would have thought all the guys had gone mad, we were f…… laughing so hard, even the wives were laughing at it, half the time we could not here Ted Bird’s classic bit,, from some years ago if i remember correctly

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    • ZepFan2 says:

      LMFAO :lol:

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    • HardHabits says:

      I hope the mods don’t PK Subban that post because it was Carey Priceless.

      • Stormin says:

        welcome aboard the name game, we have to keep these going throughout the playoffs,as there were some and will be more Carey Priceless posts

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  10. Mr_MacDougall says:

    I wish there was no blue line, such an offensive killer.

  11. Stormin says:

    Back to the name game
    Which former hab Sergio yelled at his mom to stop the car at the nearest gas station as he was holding in a Darren Puupa and it could not wait,,, MOMESSO

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    • smiler2729 says:

      Do it in the Damp House

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      The Halakian Jaroslaves’ constant BS make me anti-Halak

      • Stormin says:

        lmfao lmfao

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  12. smiler2729 says:

    “I need a beer.” – Mike Boone 10:36 PM

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    Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are gutless weasel pukes.
    The Halakian Jaroslaves’ constant BS make me anti-Halak

  13. Say Ash says:

    “Rangers up 2-0 already. That one’s over.” – Mike Boone 4:53 PM

  14. Say Ash says:

    “No Neal, Martin, Adams or Asham. No chance.” – Mike Boone 4:37 PM

  15. otter649 says:

    Turris talks slower than Cassie Campbell……

    • smiler2729 says:

      That’s just so she can understand…

      yuk yuk yuk

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      Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are gutless weasel pukes.
      The Halakian Jaroslaves’ constant BS make me anti-Halak

  16. Jim Edson says:

    Smiler, so you say to cut Bob Cole some slack cause he 70 plus?

    That just proves that the play by play is a young mans game requiring visual and cerebral acuity!

    Send Bob out around the bay where he belongs!

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    What does the Commissioner of the NHL do?

    In short, a league commissioner is the action man for the Board of Governors.

    They tell him what they want done and he works to make it happen through his subordinates while making sure that individual franchises play by the rules.

    ******** Translated if you haven’t won the Stanley Cup in 40 years your NHL team is becoming irrelevant in a sports mad city long behind MLB, NFL and NBA teams, you just tell the commissioner(who you gave a new contract at 7 plus million per) to make it happen and the rules are bent sufficiently to action the command.

  17. jedimyrmidon says:

    Canucks look like the Habs have this whole past season. Listless. Can’t chain 3 passes together (which is surprising). Lose most puck battles. Some extremely poorly-timed defensive fails. Seems like they have too many 3rd-4th line players on their team (Weise, Ebett, Bitz?) and little offensive depth this year.

    Good thing the Habs are rebuilding. Looks like the Canuck’s window to win the Cup is closing fast.

  18. showey47 says:

    2 and a half periods to go till the alain vigneault rumours to montreal are in full force.

    • alwayssunny says:

      I hope they will remain rumours. I don’t have an answer to who should be coach but Vigneault just seems like Martin again. Might as well just rehire him (as Pat Hickey thinks is the only sensible idea). They get the math but they dont get the motivation. Their players never seem to be throwing it all on the line when it matters. Vancouver suck just like we suck but they suck for a few weeks longer.

      • Jim Edson says:

        Wouldn’t believe it possible since Molson made it quite clear he wants to make change not just rehash the past and its adherence to mediocrity.

        Think any decent free agent would come here to play with JM and his no offense systems?

        Not a chance!

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        What does the Commissioner of the NHL do?

        In short, a league commissioner is the action man for the Board of Governors.

        They tell him what they want done and he works to make it happen through his subordinates while making sure that individual franchises play by the rules.

        ******** Translated if you haven’t won the Stanley Cup in 40 years your NHL team is becoming irrelevant in a sports mad city long behind MLB, NFL and NBA teams, you just tell the commissioner(who you gave a new contract at 7 plus million per) to make it happen and the rules are bent sufficiently to action the command.

      • showey47 says:

        Don’t even know how there can be coaching rumours since the habs are probably 1-2 months away from naming a g.m. Who in turn will hire his own coach.

        • alwayssunny says:

          When was the last GM/Coach double duty guy – I mean other than Bob Gainey who stepped down from his cloud long to whip the team he assembled into shape. They lost 8 in a row to end the year. Put the hammer down he did. Was Jacques Martin ever coach and GM in Florida? Trying to think of the last guy who did both.

          • Jim Edson says:

            Seem to recall that the owner/team in Florida didn’t want JM coaching but he was still under contract so made him GM as a cost control exercise.

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            What does the Commissioner of the NHL do?

            In short, a league commissioner is the action man for the Board of Governors.

            They tell him what they want done and he works to make it happen through his subordinates while making sure that individual franchises play by the rules.

            ******** Translated if you haven’t won the Stanley Cup in 40 years your NHL team is becoming irrelevant in a sports mad city long behind MLB, NFL and NBA teams, you just tell the commissioner(who you gave a new contract at 7 plus million per) to make it happen and the rules are bent sufficiently to action the command.

  19. neumann103 says:

    Start rolling out the red carpet for your new, once and future Habs Coach Alain Vigneault

    “Et le but!”

  20. Muckbringer says:

    wow what a shot and what a game! enjoy the poutine tonight ottawa!

  21. Stormin says:

    This cold i have is giving me the old Hakan Loob

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  22. Propwash says:

    That was a great shot from Turris.

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  23. smiler2729 says:

    See ya Boone, we’ll take it from here… with beer.

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    The Halakian Jaroslaves’ constant BS make me anti-Halak

  24. Chuck says:

    Meh. Halak would have had that.

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  25. shootdapuck says:

    How long was Turris on the trade block?

    Way to go Goatier!

    • Mike Boone says:

      Ottawa gave up David Rundblad, a very highly-rated prospect. Maybe Phoenix would have asked for Subban.

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      • Mr_MacDougall says:

        Oh yeah, I forgot David Rundblad is valued equally to PK Subban.

      • Jim Edson says:

        Boone,

        An unproven commodity was given up not a proven NHL’er.

        Rundblad didn’t play in Phoenix this year

        Maybe Bournival or another “prospect” would have pried Turrris out of Phoenix.

        A center with some size would have filled the hole left by the ghost of Gomez.

        Just another case of Goatier not even asking because in his arrogance he had everything figured out!
        ———————————————————————-
        What does the Commissioner of the NHL do?

        In short, a league commissioner is the action man for the Board of Governors.

        They tell him what they want done and he works to make it happen through his subordinates while making sure that individual franchises play by the rules.

        ******** Translated if you haven’t won the Stanley Cup in 40 years your NHL team is becoming irrelevant in a sports mad city long behind MLB, NFL and NBA teams, you just tell the commissioner(who you gave a new contract at 7 plus million per) to make it happen and the rules are bent sufficiently to action the command.

        • SlovakHab says:

          How the F do you know he didn’t ask??
          And if you suggest Bournival and Rundblad have equal trade value, you have no clue mate. Absolutely no clue.

          Also, how would you fit in Plekanec, Eller, Gomez, Turris and other centres on 1 team this season? Why would you trade valuable pieces for another center when it is clear this this team needs scoring wingers.

          • Jim Edson says:

            Excuse me Cobber!

            I forgot the omniscient, unpaid chief of amateur scouting was online!

            Its called depth! No team will part with decent wingers unless you have something to offer!

            If anyone has no clue MATEY its someone who defends Goatier with his record of trades for Halak and Cammalleri where other GM’s were quoted as saying they wished they knew these players were available.

            ———————————————————————-
            What does the Commissioner of the NHL do?

            In short, a league commissioner is the action man for the Board of Governors.

            They tell him what they want done and he works to make it happen through his subordinates while making sure that individual franchises play by the rules.

            ******** Translated if you haven’t won the Stanley Cup in 40 years your NHL team is becoming irrelevant in a sports mad city long behind MLB, NFL and NBA teams, you just tell the commissioner(who you gave a new contract at 7 plus million per) to make it happen and the rules are bent sufficiently to action the command.

  26. smiler2729 says:

    Hey Man, Nice Shot.

    There goes my Pro*Line ticket…

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    The Halakian Jaroslaves’ constant BS make me anti-Halak

  27. Muckbringer says:

    friggn rangers, what do you expect? lucky you didnt get called for diving in ot!

    KOVALEVS KINDS OF STUPIDS!!!!

  28. jedimyrmidon says:

    Nice shot by Turris!

  29. Bill says:

    What a goal by Turris.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  30. showey47 says:

    Nice shot by turris,the kid was over due.

  31. Muckbringer says:

    cbce just went back. frigg streaming

  32. Mattyleg says:

    Uhh, why are there tons of empty seats at the beginning of OT in Ottawa?
    Oh, I imagine it’s because it’s Ottawa, and it’s a school night.

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  33. smiler2729 says:

    Is there a better name for a goalie than Jonathan QUICK?

    Is as perfect as when Todd Gill was a Shark and Mike Eagles played for Washington when they had the new logo in the ’90s.

    Miro Satan shoulda been a Devil and Michal Nylander should’ve played for the NY Islanders…

    Rick Nash oughta be in Nashville and Martin St. Louis should play for the Blues…

    Nikolai HABibulin?

    I’m on a roll.

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    The Halakian Jaroslaves’ constant BS make me anti-Halak

  34. Mattyleg says:

    RDS2 is showing the Otty-NY OT.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  35. Muckbringer says:

    Why, more importantly: Where is ny/ott overtime?

    • smiler2729 says:

      Intermission.

      Unlike regular season, they have a 15 min. rest in playoffs.

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      Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are gutless weasel pukes.
      The Halakian Jaroslaves’ constant BS make me anti-Halak

  36. Mattyleg says:

    I can’t believe Old Bob is still calling games.
    Even old horses get put out to pasture.
    I’ll never forget the train wreck that was the Bob and Harry show, aka Dumber and “I Can’t Believe There’s Dumber”.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  37. otter649 says:

    So Pens win by a converted touch down (10-3)…….

  38. habsfan0 says:

    Final score: Pitt 10 Phil 3.

    Flyers played tonight like this Dick Clark thing really upset them.

  39. D Mex says:

    TSN and CBC (BC) both just switched to Canucks at Kings.
    Send updates from OTT – help %$!

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  40. mrhabby says:

    Boone do the flyers get a mental wash.

  41. Stormin says:

    26 Power Plays in the 2 games so far tonight
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  42. ari says:

    i never forget gomez trade.mcdo….on ice last minute of game.

  43. Chuck says:

    Hey, no fair making old Bob call an overtime game! He’ll have to nap between periods.

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  44. Mavid says:

    no your right the bank is boring..thats why they call it the building fun forgot..

  45. EricInStL says:

    You know, even if this Ottawa game is exciting, the fact that it’s being played in Ottawa still makes it kinda dull. And I love Ottawa as a city, would even move there. But games in that arena are just dull for some reason.

    Maybe it’s Cole….

  46. Shane1313 says:

    Love that Bylsma took that timeout during a 10-3 game.
    Weird how they’re cutting back now after that crazy hockey at the start of the series, Just threw 4 guys out. I guess that’s a good thing.

  47. Stormin says:

    Still on the Ugly theme
    Sources say Bobby Smith next Canadiens GM

    Marc Crawford will be his coach if He changes his hair style, gets a deeper voice and makes a learning to talk at the better frenglish merci bow cup
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    • D Mex says:

      How good a source (Smith – not Crawford’s hair) ?

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    • Stormin says:

      Actually think those two would be good choices for GM and Coach but
      Imagine those press conferences with Bobby Smith and Marc Crawford speaking there best attempts at french, would probably be hard to watch. Sort of like Bob Gainey and Larry Robinson they tried but its hard to watch.

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      • D Mex says:

        Former Habs who always made the effort – guys like Gainey and Robinson – it’s huge in PQ !

        Bobby Smith is an interesting name for GM – no idea what his credentials are, but having to listen to Crawford … I could see that voice of his taking its toll over the course of a season.
        Just sayin’ …

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        D Mex

        • Stormin says:

          Actually he was GM of Pheonix Coyotes for 5 years, now he is owner and president commander in chief of the Halifax Mooseheads in the QMJHL

          Yes i do agree Crawford’d voice at the pressers would start to get annoying real quick

          They both speak french all be it not fluently, but they both can speak conversational french

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  48. Old Bald Bird says:

    Awful call at an awful time.


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