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With Alexander Ovechkin loafing, Tomas Plekanec wins the game.
How’s José Theodore feeling about that?
I mean a positive one to put up to the glass during their warm up.
f*CK You Ovechkin
Go Habs Go!!
“I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB
Got any shoe polish?
Habs in 3…2….1! GO!!!
I need a sign for the warm up tonight to encourage the Habs, any suggestions?
What about Sergei and Andrei Kos***syn?
“Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”
Definitley not ;D, it’s just another fact we can rub in the face of a Leafs fan.
I am surrounded by Leafs fan and the way they belittle the Habs like they’re any better is annoying.
Me too, but hoping never got me anything, so I’m gonna go out on a limb and say I know we’re gonna win tonight. : )
Bruce Boudreau seems like he was one of those kids who whined about everything and ran to tell the teacher every time something bad happened. That guy complains about everything. At least when Brian Burke complains, it’s funny. Boudreau just comes off as being sore. If he can’t stand a little heat, he’s in the wrong profession. That’s why I’ve said over and over that a strong performance in the first game might really rattle Washington up. They don’t have thick skin at all.
Geez! Probably worse than my 30-page paper on the Sunni-Shia conflict in Iraq.
Habs in 3
You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku
i hpe your right
“Long before I ever wore the jersey, I wore the jersey.” Dryden
anyone else thing it’s sad that we get 10 new players, and blow up the team and STILL make the playoffs while the leafs haven’t been there in 5 years?
Exercis physiology and neurophysiological basis of movement, BOO!!!
(no multiple choice)
a bit off topic here but i was reading this thing on the upcomiing world championship. apprently canada is sending a young group this year names included( stamkos, tavres, ott, neal, beauchemain, perry, whitney & hell even eberle) i was just wondering why does nathan horton nor stephen weiss ever get considerations to these kinds of events.. i mean its not like they arent good hockey players
.::moen for captain::.
Good it will make firing the coach much easier when he lets us lose by not trying a goalie swap
Habs in 4.
Although the odds are long, I am much more hopeful about this years opening series than last season’s disastrous tilt against the Bruins. With the Habs best defender (Markov) and scorer (Lang) out, Montreal could offer Boston little more than token resistance. And who knows what Gainey was thinking by not giving Halak a single start even though Price was flailing in the nets.
This time around everyone except Metropolit and Mara is healthy and there is at least potential for success. The two advantages that Montreal has are the PK and goaltending. If they can also convert on the PP, the games will be close.
Regardless of what happens, my expectations are under control and I’m looking forward to some top-notch hockey.
ITs good to be finally here…Playoffs!
GO HABS GO!!!
I’m behind you…
Fearless Game 1 prediction: both teams come out with a ton of energy. Montreal scores first, ten minutes in, and doesn’t relinquish the lead in spite of some WAS golas off defensive lapses and a hairy last five minutes in the 3rd. Halak stands on his head. Moen turns into a wrecking ball, Gill fights, and our D hits like we’ve rarely seen this year. For the first time in years, we’ve got a bunch of guys who understand that the playoffs are to the regular season what U.S Open tennis is to whiffleball — and Washington doesn’t. This is gonna be a helluva lot more interesting than most people think.
You know what, this is when Gainey’s pick-ups are going to bear fruit — he went out and got proven clutch guys, heart guys, character guys that will chew through steel to win. Guys like Gionta and Moen that we didn’t have last year. Guys like Gomez and Cammy who can elevate their games to something really truly special when it’s needed. Gill too was born to play the PK against a team like Washington. A healthy Mara also factored into the plans, a vocal grizzled vet who’d sooner drink molten lava than go down without a fight. Character guys, identity guys, joining a team that sorely lacked both those things. Last year, we weren’t nearly as good as everyone thought. This year, we’re a far better team than anyone gives us credit for.
The hell with the pundits and their predictions (sorry Boone). We’ve got at least as much shot at Washington as Colorado did against the might Sharks last night. I’d say more.
IT’S KNUCKLE PUCK TIME
CANADIENS! WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION!!!
Mighty Ducks style! I like this
A goalie that’s an offensive threat…. I like it!!!!
LOL! I’m having too much caffeine these days and not enough sleep (papers, papers, papers!!), I feel like I’m hallucinating 8-\
Not laughing, just happy I don’t have to do Calc. As for divorce, not worried.
What if Halak gets injured….
I like the way you think (because I have tickets to Game 6)!!!
ya triple integrals with polar coordinates are the devil!!!
Don’t laugh! You will if you ever get divorced!
ugh. International Relations papers. i do not miss them.
go habs go! 16 and oh!
(I gotta stop smoking before exams)
Actually, I won’t.
I’ll wait until after the season.
This series will probably be the high point of the Gainey rebuild.
As we saw last night, things are a lot tighter in this league than many may think. On paper the Habs should get blown out…but…..
Wiil they win? highly unlikely, but possible. If they don’t win, all I hope is that they at least show up, COMPETE, and don’t roll over! Play hard, play tough, play big, and leave it all on the ice!, and if the CAPS win at least let them know they were in a frickin battle!
GO HABS GO!!!!!
the habs better win so that I go into tomorrow’s accounting exam with positive energy
He also can’t be flushed.
You know there’s somthing wrong with the filtering system here when you can’t even mention the great Dick Irvin, but you can type Rejean Houle and Mario Tremblay as much as you like.
I’m so glad that I haven’t needed to take math since highschool!!
haha lol… aa man..
“I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”
So the Habs come out and light up Theodore, shutting the Capitals down to just 20 shots.
Of those 20, on over 15 of them we see Halak stand on his head.
Habs win 5-1 and Martin channels Dick Irvin to motivate his squad to a six-game upset.
And still…..Exit716 will blast the incompetence of Habs management all the way down to Frank Selke.
Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!
or long drawn out:
i thought of a good chant for the home games:
DAVID! DAVID! DAVID!
(get it? its biblical)
lets get 2000 posts today!!!!!!!
I feel the same way, but the rectal bleeding is due to deformable solids
Sry for the imagery, go habs go!
freaking sucked man.. so many long integrals i’m bound to have screwed ups ome of them..
as well as the cylindrical and spherical coordiantes…
i’m in freakin software engineering i don’t even need it lol
“I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”
Open Door Theodore?
did that one already haha
sort of like cal 3 but from hell.
in concordia it’s engr 233 (applied advanced cal)
lets have fun with this.. If we lose, big deal. We didn’t sit in the cellar year after year, draft in the top 5, then trade jagr and get a bunch of picks. I just hope the Habs put in the effort we have seen glimpses of this year and then it will take care of itself.
One thing I hate is when you watch the previews, they won’t say anything about “the habs have to do this or that” they just say “caps are too big and strong, not even close”
that may be true, but for god’s sake, Montreal was closing in on 3rd in the conference before they hit a bit of a rough patch. If the habs had one the last 2 games 4 to 1 but still played washington, what would the experts say then.
I think the issue with the Habs this year is that they are a bit of an unknown. How will they come out, will they follow the system? Maybe, maybe not. I just hope they play well, get lead by the guys with cup rings, and get good goaltending. If they do all thoses things and still lose, I’ll hold my head high anyway.
GO HABS GO!!!
Habs in six.
Of course I saw the teams outworked and out-muscled….something the habs usually don’t do
CKAC radio guy and a group of guys at l’Oratoire for some prayers..lol
Phoenix has home ice but to me they are no question the underdog when you look at the team they’re playing. It says nothing about how good a season they had, only that the team they’re playing has been the most dominant team in hockey over the past ten or so years, that they have been to the finals the past two, and that they have a lot more collective playoff experience than the Coyotes. On the one hand, Washington may be more ready for the Habs after having seen other top seeds lose the opener, but on the other maybe there will be more doubt in their heads about their own chances. The Habs need to take the game to the Caps tonight, if anything, last night’s games show that it is possible to knock off anyone.
we’re all gonna get laid!!!
AdCal is cal 4. Come on, get with the program!
Make us dream!!!
I never got raped by calculus. I knew the outcome before I started the course so I just kept quiet, bent over, and took it.
said it before , Say it again, EXCI phys, downtown, 9am…nuff said
urghhhh sorry to hear that
I have a dynamics final tomorrow at 2 :S
you can’t rape the willing!
Great Photoshop Job! But why did you leave Jacques’ real ears in the picture….oh wait…
LMAO! This pic just made me spills my cappuccino! Nice
JM better be our saviour for Christ’s sake!
Even when Markov was gone…
got raped by my advanced cal final..
the habs better win.. i need some cheering up
Montreal did alright against Washington during the regular season with Ovechkin in the lineup.
what do you think the chances are of Ovie getting so worked up before the game that in the first period he does something really dumb and dirty and gets tossed? One can only hope
Something to do with Jose Three-or-More?
Hello, I’m Jordan and I hate Julie…
Finally got ‘em for something and i didn’t see it (aka wasn’t obvious, maybe on replay)… Theo was 100% definitely out of the allowed area for a goalie when he covered that puck. He slid into it whith the puck in his catching glove. Should have been an automatic penalty. Only goalie I’ve seen called for that all year is Price (x2).
Easy on the mustard there no way Jose
- I Hab Faith
This game is a lot less stressful when you have no expectations.
The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.
Theo is finally in the game, he’s our only chance right now
“It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”
were getting so lucky right now
Coaching advantage my eye, Demers!
“love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”
the caps only have 5 shots this period,their arms must still be tired from the 1st period.
Too many men in the playoffs WTF!!!!
“Save us Turtleneck Man…We need you now more than ever!”
As if things could get worse….
Come on Halak, control those rebounds!!!!
TOO MANY MEN? WOW
Dumbest penalty at a terrible moment, just handing them momentum
Jeez, too many men?!!! Why????
Great, Too Many Men? Nothing like the expertise of a Veteran Coach…
- I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
Good job on the PK
these are the penalties that usually kill you,along with shooting the puck over the glass.
Thank goodness that the Caps have gotten good at missing the net.
Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.
c’mon guys! just hold on to the point….wait
Too many men? That’s the first time I’ve seen the Canadiens take *that* penalty this year! <rolling eyes>
/\\ikeGO HABS GO!
Gomez was awesome on that PK.
Great penalty killing!
I’m still confused how you can get a too many men penalty if you’re not in possession of the puck, or making a play on the puck.
The Wizards played last night.
He’s not responsible for the defensive line changes, and that’s who screwed up.
Wash could pull thir goalie and it wouldn’t hurt them right now
how soft is the ice? that bounced like it was on cement
That is the second time a puck has rolled over Halak and it “magically” bounces in a different direction./..Ghost Whisperer?
“I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~
Great shift for the fourth line.
And that’s all she wrote!
BOONE: “Caps looking slow and tired”
Why? ’cause they haven’t played as many ot as habs
No excuse for Pouliot on that turn over. Ice it if you have to, Im falling out of love with this guy, quickly
\”It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”
Such good hockey.
And not too many here are either
The saddest thing is that Leonsis isn’t quite as whiney as the average Caps fan.
How there was no penalty shot or tripping call on the Gio play is beyond me. That was a clear cut call. Green got NO PUCK, ONLY BODY!
Pouliot is so bad defensively. Not only he made a lazy play on the board, he didn’t back check after he lost the puck.
Those are the ugliest Ice Girls ever.
You’re still not a real fan, dude. You trash the team with every post and now that they win a big one, you show some kind of unwritten love toward the team???? Ain’t buying your crap…
Not done yet. Believe
WTF?!?!?! Did some Russian mobster bet on the Habs tonight?
The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.
Ha! Let them sweat it for once!
No punishment in rocking your kid to sleep.
Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.
WORLDS LARGEST SLOUGH FOOT
sweet goal woohoo
Final Score: Bulldogs win 2-0 over the Manitoba Moose to open their playoff series with them.
Cedrick Desjardins records a 21-save shutout for his first AHL playoff game and is setting himself up to be the next contestant on Who Wants To be a Starting Goalie in Montreal?
This ice is terrible!
Don’t start with this reffing bullshit already. There is no conspiracy against the Habs!I
t’s a MAB MAB world.
WHAT A GOAL!!!!
Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat.
No matter what happens, I loved how our boys played tonight!
I saw determination!
Amazing win by the Habs but they’ll need to be better if they want to win the series. They can’t give up 19 shots in the first and expect to keep coming out with a 1-1- tie.
Montreal-Washington: Plekanec’s OT Winner Draws First Blood for Habs:http://www.habsaddict.com/2010/04/montreal-washington-plekanec-ot-winner.html
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what you say naysayers??
And no ads!
Love you too, Buddy! KMA
HOLY HON candidate!
Now this is the way the game is supposed to be played. No systems, no marginal penalties, just go.
Scotty was perfect
haha lol thanks for the update
this is true must be alot of people tring to get on the wagon tonite, and I did say mtl in 7 cause you need to defend and the caps can’t
That’s why Bob brought those two in.
Beauty Mike. Funny how good things happen after a Habs win.
Its not over guys. Some posters are pathetic
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OMG OMG OMG OMG WOOOOOOOO FUCK YA!
TAKE THAT THEO!!!!!!!!! PLEKANEC WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
DANS LE BUT!! SCOTT GOMEZ. Heck Scott F. Gomez for the Caps.
TAKE THAT THEO!!! RIGHT IN YOUR DAMN FACE!!!!
NOT OVER! HAHA I WAS TESTING YOU GUYS! THREE MORE GOALS BABY!
PELKANEC! POETIC JUSTICE THEO, POETIC JUSTICE!
Gomer Pyle O’Money earning his pay tonight!
Jagr who? Tomas what?
Gomer!!!!!!! Highlight reel….earning the big money
MAKES UP FOR THE LAST GOAL…nice!!!!!!!!!!!
YES! Take that, you haters!
Keep it up.
What an F’ING play from Gomez baby!!!!! Hell Yea!!!!!
Guess he’s not playing like a little girl anymore, eh?
Ghost to the Rescue!
PLEKANEC, IN OT, LIKE EVERYONE PREDICTED!!!
WHAT A SAVE BY HALAK!
IM SICK OF SK
PLEKY BACKS IT UP!!!!!!!!!
what a fckn game!!!!!!!!!Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.
And then he made a play that lead to a goal.
Not one Habs fan in the crowd, but man the crowd is lame…
huge save, cant let them take the momentum back
Mike green’s form of defence is to knock of the net !!!! other than that he’s crap on D———– ”Playing goal is like being shot at.” – Jacques Plante
Little girl? I think not.
KEEP THAT PRESSURE ON HABS. THEO WILL CAVE.
beauty! Gomez!!!! bye the way, anybody playing the Maguire ‘Time and Space’ drinking game?
moore saves a sure goal
OH, MY, GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So far so good! Let’s Hope this new trend continues tomorrow.
Too bad Theo couldn’t pull a Patrick Roy there…
I don’t know, the Tinfoil hat brigade in Detroit’s probably going to be pretty active during the Coyotes series.
I don’t care, he’s STILL not Miller or Brodeur…..
8 million dollar goal?
I like Angry Pouliot. He plays better than bored Pouliot.
“The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.”- Randy Pausch
Any of you notice the game is 1/2 over, we are playing the #1 team, in their building, and the score is 1-1?? I’ll take it.
in the leagueBipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.
Puck possession: All you ask for from the 4th line.
And what a save, you failed to add.
F U Jose, Your not that good
all shots are up high now
TSN just had an orgasm all over Theodore
Cammy can never clear the puck out of our zone….man!!
Take that! Lets just say we are in the Series. And no that was not Miller or Brodeour.
The CAPS own us like a “beatch”… Finally some chances on Theo…Plek needs to sink those, there won’t be a lot of scoring chances tonight…
How good is Markov?! One of those players capable of taking over the play. Amazing.
moen you knob!
pleks u fool! this why u shouldnt trash talk.. look what u did u pissed theo off and he robbed u!:P
Okay. Time for us to score a garbage goal. A nice greasy one.
bullshit,they let chimera get away with the same thing in the first period.
Now they know who is Plekanec. Ha Ha!!!
Agreed. I hate places where hockey is just a fad.
They are F’ing us. That’s a horseshit call.
THEO!!! AGGHHH!!! You’re d*mn lucky.
Moen…what was he thinking
ya it happened to me too. was so weird i thought it was just me since my friend could access the site fine.
Since when did Theodore start playing in big games?
Seems like the refs are just hanging around waiting for an excuse to call one against Montreal.
Ouch, I was thinking that too
tell me about it, he better make those saves or wasington doesn’t have a shot i hell
THI FOLKS, IS A SERIES!!!!!!!
Self-induced, no doubt.
What the heck?!
ALL HAIL THE TURTLENECK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BOW DOWN JOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don’t think Gord Miller got that excited when Eberle tied the Russia game with 5 secs to go.
Does he have Theo in his pool?
Some BS decisions today, charging, boarding, not good
Rocked the RED.
Haha Boone, you’re blaming AK46 for everything.
OF COURSE. A BULLSHIT PENALTY.
GO HABS GO BABY11!!! iM CRYING HAHAHAHA!!
Two minutes for playing hockey Moen!
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Eat that Theo!
is that Laps out with Cammy?
Trash talker scores!!!
Nice work Habs! Keep it up!
Moen’s face looks pretty good. Plasic surgeon did a hellof a job
Good call McMouth!!
The refs are stretching that one…Pitiful.!!!
Spacek continues to own Ovie
IF YOU CAN’T CHALLENGE FOR THE ICING WHY NOT JUST HAVE NO TOUCH??
Pouliot seems to get progressively better this game each time he serves time in the box, two more minors and I figure he’ll put up a hat trick.
Not holding? F you refs!!!
Tomas Jagr….er I mean Pleks with the winner!
Haha, I find I’ve been doing that a lot myself
theres the new head shot rule or ya!
Edit: Back pressure
Tomas who, José? PLEKANEC, B*TCH!!!
Yeah there could never be any conspiracy or corruption in the nhl. I’m sure fans of the nfl,mlb,nba,ncaa basketball,europeon soccer, pro boxing,both summer and winter olympics all thought the same thing also. Guess who was running the nba when it’s officials were nailed? Bettman
Leafstv “telling their fans they deserve to win for over 40 years”
Cammy is on FIRE!!!
Because it would make sense, but since the NHL is desperate for any way to get a real TV contract they’re sacrificing player safety for highlight reels with races for the puck.
that’s it… the OT of 93 is back
Cammalleri our gamebreaker! dominating out there! ad JM using him right
“I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!”
I like it Halak
Hahaha… stupid, angry Caps fan on the screen
YEAHHH COME ON HABSS!!! loving this periodddddddd
No, the new headshot rule just allows for suspensions after the game. They didn’t add a penalty.
What’s that Timo and Company??
best 6 minutes in a LONG while
Shit, I think I just woke up my street!
I think I’m starting to understand JM’s plan here. Never doubt the system.
I think i just woke up the entire neighbourhood,lol.
Caps ‘ D is weak Habs! – Keep it up!
Some stupid caps fans waiting for another period………..LOL
Cammallerri is a WARRIOR.
Gomez is a bumbling clown.
Not signing or trading Pleks = yet another missed opportunity.
The Halak is Marvelous!!!!!!!!
muaahh muaah muahhhhhhhh
YEESSSSS. Believe the power of turtle neck
man if they could just get a quality shot
Hey, didn’t some hit georges just like that in the first period, on an Icing
“arrest this girl, her hitler hairdo, is making me feel ill”
Who just let the Habs out?
“I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”
Bulldogs still have a 1-0 lead on the Moose and are basically even on shots, their PK has gone 5-for-5 but their PP is 0 for 5 as well.
we are possesed
and a missed high stick…. such bullshiz
I cannot believe what just happened.
Amazing 2 shifts, Spatch on Ovy was sick too
How about a limbo competition for overtime? Gill can take a break
IAM GONNA BE EVICTED FROM MY APT…….PROB…….IAM BEATING DOWN THE WALLS……
What a sequence!!!! That’s right, F**kers, we can play with you!!!!
That call on Moen was disgusting. Listen to the play and you’ll hear the whistle is AFTER the hit, and by a good 1-2 seconds. With his back to the play there is no way Moen can know it hasn’t been waved off. Linesman screwed up and then called the Habs for his laziness. Absolutely disgusting. Then they call nothing when Gomez is hooked around the throat on the PK. Disgusting.
NO WAY, JOSE! PLEKS GETS THE LAST LAUGH.
NICE! Awesome pressure. Caps disappeared all of a sudden.
We need a goal here.
There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…
I don’t know about you guys (and gals) but I am on the edge of my seat.
found a habs fan in the crowd!
Typical Theo goal HABS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Decibel level in the room hurt my ears!!!!!
JM animated! OMG
couldn’t be prouder of that team for te effort in this game
It’s all because I put on my lucky Habs shirt!
Sexy Plexy the Turtleneck man rules!
Lord Stanley, we’re coming to claim your cup!
GO HABS GO! GO GO GO! GO HABS GO! GO GO GO!
LES CANADIENS SONT LA!
OkaY Habs. Time to get the dagger out.
so did the crack kick in or what?
There definatley sensitive to any type of plays like the moen hit, theyll call a penalty
I’m so freakin happy or drunk, or both. GO HABS GO!!!!!! GO HABS GO!!!!! GO HABS GO!!!! GO HABS GO!!! GO HABS GO!!
Unreal sequence there!!!
No RH shots anywhere on our D is really hurting us.
AND THE CRAPATALS FANS NOT SO HAPPY….LOL
THIS is what we get when our 2 first lines wake up! Just a matter of time before we pot a couple!
so sick of mcguire telling us everytime ovechkin steps on the ice…… who cares
Wow!!! We need Jaro BIG now. There’ll be push-back. But if we weather that, the Caps may deflate. Go Habs. Keep hitting their D.
Hate using a timeout for this.
Shots are 10-6 Habs this period – Go Habs Go, keep up the hard work.
It’s the All-Michel hour on L’Antichambre!
Starting to play great now. Speed is shining through now.
Where was this Jacques Martin during the season? Some smart coaching tonight.
Wow… just wow.
Its like all of a sudden where in this thing, I iike it. Now Efin Burry it
JM just realized he can call a timeout…
Amazing news. ROFL over the game show reference.
HAbs are on FIRE!!
Gomez, stop making STUPID passes.
Reffing was decent up until that Moen call. Still reeling. Disgraceful.
NEVER IN DOUBT
Sexy Plexy the
Turtleneck man rules!
Lord Stanley, we’re coming to claim your
CANADIENS SONT LA!
“Hey Richard, two minutes for
looking so good!”
LOVE THE ACTION!!!
If we drop the series at least let all the games be this exciting!
I thought Poulio(t) had speed?———– ”Playing goal is like being shot at.” – Jacques Plante
Habs in 4
take that cave man &cie!
Yes Habs! Get in front of Theo’s face!
Yea and with gionta… I think JM is trying out something out there.!
He likes f***ing with us———– ”Playing goal is like being shot at.” – Jacques Plante
I still can’t believe it! Like seriously!
That’s what speed and skill does to size, now can they keep it up. I hope so. GO HABS GO!!!!!!!
He was lulling all his playoff opponents into a false sense of security!
i dont care if they lose the next 4… greatest day this season by far… go habs go
this is sick hockey! Win or Lose (and man I hope for awin) at least im not suffering athrough a new jersey series. I was dreading that snooze fest
Gomer has been Fkn great at both ends and specialty teams !
I literally have just calmed down. What a showing by Les Boys.
I live in the Washington DC area and will be wearing my Habs jersey everywhere I go tomorrow and Saturday. I will make extra trips and run unnecessary errands just to be outside more, and show of my jersey and pride in the Habs.
GO HABS GO!
Those last 2 minutes just changed the game
SPACEK is all over OVY
They can get one quick here…..giver boeyys
GIVER GIVER GIVER
pft, I can definitely make a McDonald egg wrap at home…
Hey guys, how about not letting the site crash next game?
Ovechkin’s never any good with us; he’s good against any team except for us…
Gomez looking like a 7 million dollar man..
______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.
The lions roared tonight. Go Habs Go!
Can’t wait until Saturday. What a game!
BOONE: “I can’t believe what I’m seeing”
That’s cause you’re not a habs fan deep down inside.
That’s a beautiful sight—Scott Gomez flying into the offensive zone
Rivet puts Sabres up 2-1
Two ex-Habs on the board at HSBC!
i have to admit after bashing him all year.. gomez has fire in the eyes
the little girl is now a woman.
McGuire got real quiet, real quick when the Habs turned on the jets.
i don’t know if i’m reposting but
Habs Romance (Lady Gaga remix): http://montreal.virginradio.ca/blogs/39/posts/464
Thomas Jagr Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thomas-Jagr/111915102173852?ref=nf&v=wall
- We’ve gotta beat the beat, and fist pump our way to victory!
That crowd is quiiiiiiiiiiiiiet.
My heart can’t take this.
is something wrong physically with Ovechkin?
just doesn’t look right.
maybe he thinks “Canadiens” means “Team Canada”
Watch. A giant goal coming up.
Wow, Plekanec’s goal was so powerful it broke the website.
Halak’s rebound control is BRUTAL!!!! WTF is he doing?
So much for WAS getting 60 shots
I don’t want to see Turtleneck tonight. I want to see Tomas Jagr!
Has anyone noticed how often Moore just throws at the net from below the goal line hoping to bank it in off the goalie. He did get one goal that way though.
My dog who’s name is Montreal (Monte for short) was licking my face, and it felt oh so good
If that’s what it takes for the guru to take a breather, then I hope the Habs forecheck the hell outta the Caps from here on in
Like I always say, if you can’t beat em, take em to the hospital…..
…well, you might be
Ladies and gentlemen, our team is playin!!!keep it up!
Thank you Tomas Jagr!
Mostly, it’s all because I put on my lucky Habs shirt!
And thank you Bob Gainey.
This is what a puck-possession team looks like… Maybe JM saved it for the playoffs??
We can definately play with these guys.
He’s suffering from badgameitis. It happens.
Things are definitely looking up.
Spacek is a MONSTER!!!! Stupid Mcguire…
Can’t talk……coming down……can’t talk……….coming down………..can’t talk………coming down.
That four goal game with the OT winner would like to disagree with you.
Took me 50 minutes to get on the sight. What an effort. Time will tell but one thing for sure is that we can skate with them.
Atta boy Laps! Good shift.
oh admit it,you would give him a hell of a run if you raced him from the bell center to chez paree.
What a difference a year makes. I just don’t panic with the new habs. All season long, I’ve never gotten down on them. Sure it was close, and they could lose the next 4… but I think not. We’re about to see them really gel and get on a serious roll here. I’ve been calm and collected and not nearly as emotional. No jumping up and down because I KNOW these guys are the real deal. Quiet confidence is the rule not the exception. Even Lappy is buying in. I’ll keep saying it… Habs in 4
I can only imagine how mad you were when the Habs scored. Must have been cursing Pleks like crazy and screaming at him huh. That is why you woke your kid and wife right? Bc we know you were not CHEERING the Habs on…You are the biggest hater alive. You are not a real fan of the team. You are a joke Timo. Us real fans take exception to your nonsense when they play a brilliant game and all of a sudden you are happy and cheering the team on. Like I said, you are a joke!
I am LOVING the SK, Moen and Moore line! But Sergei has to start poaching because Moen is winning those battles down low. Go to the front Sergei!
Let’s see a return of that Habs overtime fortune.
Were you watching TSN? did you see that idiot. I thought he was going to go after the camerman.
The site blew up with all the Habsland love and emotion.
Cammalleri body-twisted for a fast pass… scary!
Oh that referee that looks like a cow calls a penalty.
We all saw it, but here’s my take on key points from Game 1:
1) Unlike Boone, I didn’t think AK46 played that well. He didn’t play as badly as he has in the past few weeks, but he didn’t generate anything remotely dangerous. He still looks like his creativity is minimum.
2) Other than AK46, I thought every one of the Habs played with energy and gave a solid effort.
3) Hamrlik, Spacek, and Bergeron looked shaky at the start. Spacek and Hamrlik still look a step behind the younger guys, but they battled hard and played a very good second half of the game.
4) Scott Gomez was possibly the Canadiens best skater tonight. He back-checked (something he doesn’t always do) and he was the most dangerous Hab from his own goal line to the opposition hash-marks, which is what he needs to be. His goal was a beauty. Gionta was solid again, and Pouliot stepped his game up a bit today.
5) The 3rd line was decent but the 4th line really impressed me with their work tonight, especially Lapierre. This was the Lapierre of two years ago, playing in the dirty areas instead of playing dirty.
6) Jacques Martin for all the hate we give him out-coached Bruce Boudreau tonight. Not that that’s a great feat, but he did his job the way a veteran coach should.
7) Pleks’ goal was justice. Not really against Theo, but against the media that tried to blow this up in his face. His post-game interview showed a great amount of class, when he didn’t rub anything in Theo’s face at all. he knows the series is far from won.
Who knew, you put pressure on in the O zone and you draw penalties
Ahhhhh theres that nauseous feeling I remember…Hello old friend…
Habs are playing great but it means nothing if we don’t score…Cmon PP
We are in their heads. They are afraid of our speed and our PP. We owned them in the 2nd period and in the OT. We can take these guys if the boys continue to believe in themselves.
In none of those examples did multiple refs conspire to screw the same team over and over.
It’s a MAB MAB world.
Like the Laps of old- good time to wake up!
Don’t post things like “miracles on ice” Boone.
Prediction: Washington in five.
Awww comon now.
Yeah, that’s it, criticize the player who is helping keep this a tie game.
ALL TOGETHER NOW: HABS IN 5. We win tomorrow, they win one in MTL, then we wrap it up in WSH. No biggie.
Seen it 2 or 3 times today already, if his line can focus on keeping someone in front at all times they could get some serious chances.
Quick poll: Which underachieving forward with tons of potential is more annoying?
Pouliot or Andrei Kostitsyn?
WHAT A GAME !!!!! WOW!!!
Pffft! Real fan my backside. Timo is our resident Oscar the Grouch, but then again, you sound like you don’t have a sense of humour. So, pfffft!
Great period….Only 1 complaint….no goals.
Cammy will just not give up on the puck tonight! Great to see.
the last 10 minutes… holy
THIS IS IT BOYS!!!!!!!!! SCORE NOW!!!!!! PP lol
HA HA HA , that was classic CAPS fans i guess…..
Timo, you made me laugh……and then i realize i read it wrong….lol when saying “rock her for a good hour” i thought you were talking about your wife….sorry dude…. dont feel bad i almost woke up 3 kids last night, i may as well watch the games with you if they keep like that, and have our wives and kids sleep better at night…
For every Montreal win in the playoff, i will give a 25% graphic design and web design services from my company Definite Image. Just mention Habs Inside Out…..and you’re IN.
Much better period! Go Habs Go!
Nice job Pouliot!
I think Cammalleri had more hits this period than he had all season! This game has been excellent!
Well if we want one chance to take a game, here it is.
Love that the server crashed. I woke up the neighbors children. He was not pleased.
Who let the Habs out?
Cammalleri got taken down twice on that PP right in front of the ref. no call. BS.
Cmon boys CASH IT!!!!
Best 60 minutes of hockey all year, then 13 more! I knew it was
possible, but I didn’t think I’d see it. Can we keep this up? Are we
for real? Big smile ’til saturday at 7. I’ll be bringing a commode to
the bar this time!
Cow face the referee must be a fan of rodeo. Brad Watson, you look like a cow. You have the intelligence of a cow. You suck worse than Chris Lee.
So many here eating crow now that I’m sure they’re happy the site crashed and have gone beddy-bye so not to have to face the truth. Oh well, I’m sure they will be back tomorrow to say that was the last win of the season. BG, PG, JM can do no right….or maybe they are just slightly more intelligent than the average fan? Naw, couldn’t be. What am I thinking?
I liked the pressure on the front of the net there.
Penalty….Finish boys finish!!!!!
Pouliot’s best play of the game
PULL THE GOALIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That did not feel like they stole the game. After the First I thought they would have too but the Habs owned them for 30 of the last 40 minutes of the game. A deserved win.
Nobody here but you is right?
time to unleash “THE MAB”
Pleks: win, MAB: fail
JOSE THEODORE = JOSE THREE-OR-MORE
Great period! Never say die Habs!
PB! Where ya been?
Halak…BRILLIANTPleks…SHOT OF THE NIGHTGomez-Pouliot-Gionta…GOAL OF THE NIGHTSpacek…DMAN OF THE NIGHT
holding Oveckin to 0 shots…UNREAL
Hats off to the entire team, I could say something great by about all. Just an awesome game, so proud to be a Canadiens fan tonight. Thank you Habs!
GO HABS GO!GO HABS GO!GO HABS GO!
The Habs are pushing back!!! ME LIKE IT!!
Well…so far so good…Gainey’s moves have panned out…Cammalleri on the PP, Gomez to tie it and Pleks to earn the big contract…I guess Bobo/Bobby did know what he was doing (for this game at least)…
Pleks just got more expensive with that goal…but how much would Tomas Jagr cost? Can we get him for League minimum?
Halak bailed this team out until they woke up in the second period and good for him…the four days rest was good for him to get his game back together…
If the Habs are going to win this series, it will have to be through ugly wins…but 19 shots against in the first period is beyond ugly…
On the bright side…by winning Game #1, the Habs have met expectations of those calling it in five and beaten the expectations of those calling for a sweep….now go win Game #2 to meet Mackenzie’s expectations….
GO HABS GO
“I am guilty of using elipses…”
I cannot believe what we just saw… total domination, the Caps were invisible. Need to score on the PP. We just showed we can play with these guys, and outplay them too.
Jacques Martin: “Yes! We got a point!”
Same outcome (tie) but a MUCH better period, if we can hit the net a bit more we’ll score, Theo has been good but he’s giving juicy rebounds and hot dogging some saves, time to crash that net.
Good job “No F. Chance Habs”!!!
At this point, AK46
That was our chance to finish it… I’m scared now that we missed it… Even with the PP not over
Habs win and HIO explodes. I love it.
Long series ahead of us but the Habs won the only way they could: Great goaltending, Veterans stepping up (Gill, Spatch, Gio, Gomez all strong games for 70+ minutes), and Containing Ovie.
Next game’s a freebie. Looks like my game 6 tickets just might end up being used.
AK- the one we actually drafted.
Going into OT on the power play. I like Les Boys chances. Win or lose, the Habs have played a great game.
So far, WHAT A GAME!
MAB should have passed that, but wtv, hopefully we can use the PP in OT to end the game, or atleast gain momentum.
man MAB makes me want to pull my hair out sometimes
Can’t say enough about Markov that period. He does things out there that very few d-men in this league are capable of. He’s brilliant.
Pouliot just made the second best play of the game by going after the refs for that penalty. (Nothing’s gonna top that play by Gomer)
Alberts’ hit on Richardson? 5 and a game for an elbow to the head, left his feet, drilled the player from behind face first into the boards. Let’s see how consistent Colin Campbell is… that’s gotta be at least 4-5 games.
this will be a good series. now washington was lucky to come out of that period tied. big mouth “i hate the habs” mcguire went 6 minutes without saying anything when the habs dominated.
MAB is struggling tonight
I think fans in Montreal are already chanting THEEOOOO THEEEOOO
Terrific hustle by Habs in the second. If we keep that up, the goals will come. We can win this!
Mike Green = MAB
Right you are.
They are equally annoying. Any distinction between them on this matter is arbitrary.
“There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge….”
–Hunter S. Thompson
When Timo prefers a real workout he runs all the way to Wanda’s or Super-Sexe.
Not a walk in the park for the caps…way to go HABS!!!
Well, was not expecting OT – a pleasant surprise…Great to see the acquisitions playing a strong game tonight. Can Halak start a new Roy OT win streak? Let’s hope…
Hey remember this “GAME OVER! so is the series!”
Weak defence and goaltending with a high octane offence. Teams like this are tailor made to be upset in the playoffs.
Broons lose…are the Hockey Gods going to smile on us?
McGuire choses Spacek as his Monster of the Game. He has had a great game.
Jaro Spacek, all is forgiven.
Man those Telus commercials are incredibly lame on a side note…
Habs putting on good pressure in the 2nd half there, lets hope we bring that same energy for the 3rd period!
Never in doubt boys and girls, we will come out of Washington with 4 points.!!!
Parade!! get ready!!!
Agreed. I thouht AK was garbage — at least not sparking anything and wasting a top 6 spot, but maybe I missed something. I also thought Gionta was a bit slow going.
Gomez-Gionta-Pouliot were very good defensively.
VERY impressed with the D, probably the most with MAB — not the best guy on the ice but not at all the disaster I was expecting. Very aggressive pairing.
Cammy! This is the guy! What a game for him. He must have picked off 4 or 5 passes tonight.
THIS is the team we’ve been waiting for since last summer.
All those chances we didn’t finish may haunt us later…can’t believe Habs did not get a goal…Hope this pressure continues next period…
Wish you were in the game….
Pyatt is too light weight to play this series. Next game we dress 7 Dmen and double-shift Cammalleri.
What did I tell you? You guys were being soo negative. I couldn’t even open my laptop I was so jumpy. Let’s do this guys. all of you….BELIEVE!
I must say Dominic Moore was brilliant tonight. Here’s hoping we can sign him to a reasonable contract at seasons end. His play on Semin in the third saved the game for the Habs tonight.
yup.. just ask real madrid.. although cassilas isnt all bad
JM. Listen carefully. Do not hold the boys back. We got to go for it early with the PP advantage.
I would love to hear what’s being said in both rooms right now. My guess is quite a bit.
JM better have a pplan for our PP!!!!! Drink some Gatorade guys drink drink!!
LETS CALL HIM TOMAS JAGR!!!!!
How come after hearing for the first 30 minutes of the game on TSN how great the Caps are..suddenly there appeared to be technical difficulties from the guy between the benches?
Come on Pierre. Did the Habs not have a great second half of that period?
Your silence speaks volumes.
Great RefYap(TM) by Poolio. 5-on-4 to start OT.
Keep it goin’.
Hate to complain on a night like this, but I’m still disappointed that there was no tripping call or penalty shot call on the Gio break.
Someone should tell him there’s no loser point in the playoffs…
I’ve been really impressed with Gill tonight.
I did not see the CBC playoff preview where Milbury and Hrudey mocked the Habs chances…however I saw them review the game tonight and they mocked the Caps’ attempts to play defence…
GREAT PERIOD…and not a word about from TSN commentators…keep going boys!
I would choose Gomez simply because of the goal and his defensive play in the 1st and 2nd.
Can’t believe the site crashed lol, too funny. Anyone hooting their horns outside? Whata game.
I remember 2 years ago and the seasons before when every announcer would say during the start of the game that if the opposition can withstand the 1st 10 mins of the HABS at home….they could settle down and control the game….well….with the record of the CAPS and the HABS in this playoff series WE are the underdog and the roles reversed….sea of red sounds a little dead now….the HABS withstood the hometown momentum and there controling the game…..KEPP IT UP and dont let up on the GIVEN ER…….
Much, much, much better period…….
OH man this would be sweet to steal this game. Hab fans deserve one.
The replay showed that he got the puck first and then in sliding to whack the puck his legs took Gionta out from behind but after the puck was knocked away…the Moen charging call I was not sure about…
Poor Boudreau is probably blaming the press for not quoting his team correctly or looking for another suit from Value Village.
Shades of “Ninety three” if we can win in “Oh Tee”
Wow, a 1-1 game after 2 is NOT what I was expecting in this game haha.
Who in their right mind would have called a 2-2 OT? And with no SOG for Ovie? Absurd. Ridiculous. One of the most exciting games I’ve seen our guys play this season.
Still a few passengers though. There’s a couple of floaters out there who better pull their fingers out.
Gomer’s line due to show up in the third. AK seems to have his head out of his posterior tonight. Let’s hope it doesn’t see its shadow!
He’s shut down the Caps’ best player. That’s huge!
This team DOES have character! Gainey knew the team he assembled lacked it, for the most part. That’s why he went out and got guys who have it.
The Habs are hanging tough. There are folks in here who won’t be happy unless the score is 6-0 Habs and even then they’ll find something to complain about, but you know what? These are the Washington Capitals who had 33 more points than the Canadiens. And they’re skating right with them.
I like what I’m seeing from these Canadiens. They aren’t quitting and they DO have pride!
Cammalleri, Gomez, Gionta, Hal Gil (!) all showing what they’re made of tonight.
The big “o” is a big zero!!!
Hilarious. Saw the jpeg titled josebeachball and sounded suspiciously like a picture of a mexican guy frolicking on the beach.
It was their picking the Canucks-Kings and Sens-Penguins that gave TSN the Canadiens series, CBC gets to choose the first two Canadian team series to cover, than TSN gets to make a choice.
I am on such an unbelievable high right now from that win!!!!! I decided to help myself calm down I’d go for a run but I’m still smiling ear to ear and can’t believe what an amazing game that was! I don’t think I sat down for the third period or OT! Saturdy is going to be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What the heck happen there. We started to play hockey like a lightbulb went off.!!!
Someone must have said something!!!
Now that was the best 5 min. of the year. Do they believe now!!!
Amazing game by your Canadiens. I cannot express how pleased I am with how they’ve come out tonight. The number one team in the league, at home, led by Ovechkin, have been humbled. If the Caps think they are going to win the Cup, they better think again. Somewhere, on some golf course, RJ Umberger is smiling.
The first period was tough, but an excellent second and third by your boys. I think the difference — experience. Gio and Gomez have been instumental. (Maybe this is when Gomez really earns those big bucks, the intangibles of being there and leading in the room.) The younger guys, Gorges and Lapierre especially, have come out strong.
What can you say about Jaro, he kept us in the game in the first and he is the type of goalie you need to win in the playoffs.
I’m praying we do well on this PP. Literally, praying.
Very nice way to play the second half of the 2nd. That is what they need to do – pressure the weak washington defence. Each team has in my opinion won one period, so it comes down to who wants it more and wins the 3rd. Washington is going to bounce back but we need to sustain the puck in their zone and forecheck the washington defence. Early on, way too many giveaways in the defensive zone, but one thing we have done well is get on the rebounds first. That’s what kept us in so far and now we’re finally starting to generate offence. This team can’t just react to what washington does, it needs to keep being the instigator with the puck and create offence. In this case, that’s the best defence we have.
Well boys you better score on this powerplay because you know Gary Bettman is on the phone with these refs. You know Bettman does not what to see his steroid boy Ovenchkin knock out. Hey how about that Gomez I say give this a guy a raise.
Win in regulation? No, no, you can’t be serious. The System – playoff version is unleashed! Win in regulation it is.
I have tickets to Game 6 but if the Habs can end it in 4 or 5 games I would have absolutely no problem with that!!!
I heard that San Jose are inquiring about Ovechkin’s availability after watching this game.
Somebody below mentioned how MAB played much better than we all expected…is it possible that JM might know what he is doing? Granted it is only one game….let’s see how JM adjusts for the Caps’ upcoming adjustments…
My point is that even when a ‘conspiracy’ has been uncovered it has been about betting. It has never been about ‘hey lets all screw this one particualr team because we all hate them’
Timo, someday you might get on board. But at least you are still watching my friend!!
Really worried Ovie’s gonna pick the worst time to pot one……let’s hope the PP ends it quick
Agreed. MAB should be on the 4th line and PP only.
Bulldogs extend to a 2-0 lead over the Moose, Ryan White has his 2nd primary assist on the night on a Ryan Russell goal. White’s playing great hockey in Hamilton, bringing him next season and playing him with Moen would create quite the checking line I think.
You better come home, Speedy Gonzales!
If possible that the Habs are in the Finals, CBC will play reruns of Battle of the Blades.
Tough luck, CBC. I miss TQS of the 90′s though…
The reason i love the Playoffs FULL OVERTIME I really want them to bring it back, I realy miss Marathon games nothing better than watching a crutial hockey game for 5 hours.———– ”Playing goal is like being shot at.” – Jacques Plante
Didn’t see the replay closely enough to see whether he got the puck first, but I will say that 29/30 that gets called a penalty. The habs are just the lucky 1/30. The Moen call is the one that still upsets me too, I still insist the whistle came late and that he was just finishing his check not knowing the icing was going to be called. If a D grabs the puck and there’s no whistle, you have to keep playing. Awful job from the linesman whistling that down and then the ref trying to cover it up by dishing out a penalty.
Shut up these critics, Take the Caps down in 5 or 6 games! Just like we shut them up when they thought we would finish 14th 2 years ago and we finished 1st.. It’s all about silencing the world !
Martin is so relaxed when he heard there’s no shootout in playoffs.
Man, I feel exactly the same way.. It was like a drama played out in front of my tv as I paced around making over exagerated actions when anything occured on the screen. Then the goal! What a way to cap an awesome game.
Great game by the two Jaros, Hammer, Markov (natch), Moen, Cammy, Moore, Laps,… did I miss anyone? If AK and Gomez would care to join the party, we could win this.
I was looking for a split in Wash, could we get two??
I seriously hope O’Byrne is in there next game.
Every time the puck was near MAB in the first period he coughed it up. He was pushed around by every Caps forward. I just don’t think his slapshot is worth having him on the ice with Markov.
Great 2nd period push back.
Keep it up in the 3rd. Get in Theo’s face.
Caps are sensing this can go either way and will come out hard. Crunch time.
Bruins lose game 1. Yay
MacTavish is the only guy who’s giving the Habs any credit.
The caps will not be shutout by us in the series, they will score, all we can do is limit there scoring, they go over 2-3 goal spread, were done, we limit them, we can keep up…As long as we have the goaltending we CAN win this!! *Game speech over*
lol please dont remind me
Sweet, so we get a point right?
The whole game Washington was getting away with a ton of calls, and the refs seemed to be just waiting to pounce on anything remotely close to a penalty to call on Montreal. Luckily our guys played a fantastic LEGAL defensive game.
You can thank Jaro and Theo for that. Halak has made more saves, but Theo has made alot of tough ones. They both have done better than most of us expected. I mean 1-1 after 2, no one figured that. Great job Jaro, keep it up.
Green didn’t show up last year in the playoffs, so far he commited a huge (hopefully costly) gaffe in the third.
If I am any other playoff team watching this game, I am happy.
I wasn’t the only one! Can’t imagine what it’ll be like if we actually win the series!
Audere est Facere- To Dare Is To Do
Thanks goes to Halak for keeping us in this game ,keep it going buddy!!!!!
Instant chemistry on that team
Maybe he’s thinking we’ll win in in the shootout
It was definitely a game that I will never forgot and honestly probably the most exciting Habs gme I have ever seen, being only 23 I was not around the watch the Habs when they we unstopable but I kind of understand now how those of us old enough to have seen the greats feel.
I swear you guys come here just to spread hate instead of cheering for our team.
I noticed that too, stupid guy sitting down was like WOW OMG CAPS SHOOTING GALLERY i dont know what game he was watching in the last 10 minutes.
But yeah Good on Craig for actually giving us credit when its due
I’d be happy with the split.
I think we should be rolling with 7 defencemen, rotate in our workhorse forwards to fill space on the 4th line while JM actually alternates OB and MAB as needed. We could use a little physical force on our back end to keep the Capitals honest.
The problem with Madrid is that they’ve bought players who are used to being the “superstar” on their prior team. Now that half they team is as good as them, they have to learn a whole new style of play. Enough of this, there’s a habs game on
Audere est Facere- To Dare Is To Do
Good, my playoff pool took a hit yesterday when Jersey, Red Wings and Pittsburgh went down. I now need the Devils and Red Wings to take 4 of their next 5 and Pens to sweep the Sens…
Fully agree…MAB, along with Gomez and Spacek, was one of the Habs much-maligned heroes on this night. I felt Bergeron played a great game: he stood his ground to Ovechkin in the first period, actually knocking the moose to the ice, which set the opposite tone from what we were all expecting going into the game. He made some nice passes, and I’m sure the Markov enjoyed playing with somebody that had at least a modicum of offensive inspiration at times, as opposed to the stay-at-home defencemen he’s been paired with for the past few years.
Shots are 19-25 in favour of Caps……….Why are these jokers on TSN talkin about a “shooting gallery” and Habs “hangin” in there?
Brian Burke = Overrated Loud Mouth POS
Official now, I have a mancrush on Brian Gionta. He’s such a dreamy little fella.
We have our one point! Now we are in over time! Next goal wins!
I agree its the magic that is NHL playoffs…..but im hoping this OT is over in the first 1:30.
Disagree big time. Spacek has not been strong, especially early on. Gomez on the other hand has impressed me with his back-checking so far. Best Habs so far: Cammalleri, Gomez, Pouliot, Moen, Lapierre, Gill, Markov.
I think Halak is too, But hes been great when it counted tonight
I was actually shocked (and very relieved) that Gionta didn’t get a penalty himself on his short-handed near-breakaway. He only had the break because he tripped up Ovechkin, so I guess these things even out.
ok, they’re awake, good 2nd half of 2nd period…if they keep up this attack, they’ve got a shot
Take the point and RUN!!!!!!!!!
Oh crap its the playoffs.
Come on Theo, we need a little help here.
Omg I still can’t believe it…what a beautiful evening
Cant wait to see games 3 and 4 in montreal, if Theo thinks its tough now, wait till they chant his name and get in his head
I’ve been watching without commenting.
There are a couple people here wishing the Caps score just so they can rag on Halak. I hope he makes you eat it by stoning the Caps in OT. And I hope Pleks scores a beaut just to stick it to the other haters (although I think they are the same people).
All of you are watching an illusion. It’s Halak, the reason it’s not 4-1. If he wasn’t a wall there would be no hope, not even a fool’s hope. I love the Habs as much as all of you, but let’s be realists, the Caps have insane firepower. Enjoy this while it lasts.
Survive the first 5 min (if there is one after the PP) and we have a chance. Gotta just go for it!
Stop watching TSN.
Thanks for update 09
That’s kinda unfair since the entire team played like sh*t in the first period. MAB played a MUCH better game than Hamrlik IMO.
Are you watching the game? AK is playing pretty decent hockey today.
Ha ha! Great one!
I’ve been here watching w/o commenting (works been a bear of late).
Love to be part of the Habs I/O crew.
Love that they’ve taken the Caps to overtime.
cuz they have hard-on’s for the caps and ovechkin, like someone mentioned, habs start playing well and hey where did pierre mcguire go! mysteriously had nothing to say!
BIG PROPS to Halak –
.951 save percentage against the Caps! 39 saves! Man, I bow down to this guy, stellar performance.
The playoffs players have stepped up after all – Gomez, Markov, Gill, Cammalleri working very hard!
Everyone is! I’d like to see Andrei turn on the Jets – that would shut up every single Leafs fan in my school.
Can you prove that? I’m guessing no. Just proving that it exists and has been proven to exist in virtually every professional sport,the olympics and college sports. What makes you think it wouldn’t happen in hockey? Considering next to soccer it is probably the worst officiated league in pro sports,it actually makes it an easy target.
If we take just 1 game in Washington we have a series. Go down 2-0 and it’s over.
I say sit MAB and bring up PK Subban boy he could give this team another gear especially if they can win tonight. MAB is getting killed and he making some dumb plays on the powerplay. I much rather O’Bryne who is big and strong and can help in out own end. O’Bryne had a bad game come on JM havn’t you hurt this team enough by being the coach.
The Moen call was pretty easy. I thought it was a blown call at first, but on the replay, Carlson was skating the whole time and Moen made no attempt at the puck. He just drilled Carlson into the boards, making it an easy call under this year’s rules where they are trying to protect defencemen from that very play.
i snuck on my gf’s laptopt and omg what a game.
i am going to get a freakin heart attack.. time to put this number 1 road PP to use.
hall gill, markov and gorges are playing out of this world… and absolutly different level of compete
i am very very impressed by MAB as well.
pyatt and pouliot on the other hand not really.. our forwards are not taking a lot of risks which is very understandable..
common boys.. lets get er done
I have got to stop drinking during exam period. I can’t control myself.
Spacek had a couple of brilliant shifts against Ovie. Shut him right down. His best game in a while. And yes, Gomer has been responsible on the back-check, but he’s not contributing in their end.
Whatever happens, great game. That being said, let’s go out and win it!
I ain’t saying squat but I called it…
Can I get a Holla? Who’s going to game 3 at the Keg?
Just fetch this win and get home-ice. I will be at every game! Promise!
your so called “realism” is not very condusive to cheering for the habs, moodkiller!
If you guys thought Timo or the TSN crew are hard on the Habs, you should have just heard PJ Stock on CBC.
I’d be happy with winning the first one before talking about a split.
Only pet peeve on the night: the Habs forwards need to learn when to wait for the puck on the ring-arounds in their own zone and when to skate to the puck. This has bugged me all year…if you feel pressure coming, get to the puck earlier so you can do something with it.
Pouliot was the most recent (and blatant) example that led to a goal. If he takes a couple of steps lower in the zone to get the puck a bit earlier, he’s still got those two steps of space on the on-coming defenceman, which could have allowed him a chance to clear the puck. When he couldn’t do anything with it, the Habs got caught flat-footed and the bad bounce ensued giving Backstrom the goal.
Spacek got the blame for not clearing and Gill was caught a bit when the puck bounced. But Pouliot should make a smarter play than that. In soccer, we always preach to come to the ball to give yourself a bit more time. I’ve never understood why that mantra seems to be ignored in hockey.
I’m in Toronto….cancelled RDS after the season ended.
Gomez, Spacek, Halak. Wow! Markov wins this in the first minute.
Good to see you here old friend.
love that you brought that up! was just thinking it
Hamrlik didn’t take a dumb hooking penalty after getting outworked by a Caps forward in the first minute.
MAB was an absolute pylon out there letting guys get around him
Really? Not sure what you’re seeing from him. He’s failed to take advantage of a few golden opportunities, like the three-on-one that he screwed up. Cammy and Pleks are carrying that line. as usual.
4 passes and a point shot and finish with a rebound shot and its over. Habs win.
It was fun seeing Milbury eat crow after the game.
What a thrilling win. Washing away most of the bad taste lingering from last year’s capitulation to the Bruins.
But let’s be realistic. The Caps should still be a heavy favorite to win this series in 5 or 6. Montreal had a perfect storm going for it tonight. Great goaltending. Stellar team defense (Washington was 0-4 on the PP). A total stonewalling of Ovy Superstar. The return of Mike Cammalleri. And it still took OT to win the game.
Make no mistake. Washington will come storming back. But Montreal has let the Capitals know that the coronation is still a long, long ways away. If Les Boys can steal another one in D. C., we can start believing anything is possible.
“ giving us credit”
I didn’t know you were on the ice that period.
The big goof is effective for sure Chuck
Shots are 27-20. Caps fans could say the exact same thing about Theo.
Eric Belanger is 15/16 on Faceoffs…
Thanks but I’ll decline on that. Every day and twice on Sunday.
Francois Gagnon reports that it’s only the second time all season that Ovie has had no SOG.
Well Ovechkin brought over his personal trainer from Russia and his magic bag. Looks like he might be helping a few of the other Caps players with his magic bag. The big problems with steroids is you have to take them on a very strict schedule if you are using them for endurance . Looks like the Caps were so much bigger and stronger and then they seem to bind up after the first 5 minutes of the second. Should be interesting come the third and the other thing is when you take the juice wrong you start to pull and tear muslces. I am predicting Ovechkin doesn’t make it through the series with out pulling or tearing a hamstring. where is that great Quebec media , they can certainly find dirt about the Habs player maybe they should check out the other team. Who is this trainer and what kind of rep does he has. Tigger Woods had to answer those questions about his trainer so why is no one in the media asking questions. Is it because Gary Bettman will kick you out of the loop.
Man, that break between 3rd and OT was long… oh, I keep forgetting it’s the playoffs.
Can I get a “GO HABS GO”!
I think big bird, that they just relised they cqan play with this club. If they get rewarded with a win, it will go a very long way for confidence.
unleash THE MAB.
this is beyond bad. I hope JM does not make it past tonight. Hammerlik and MAB absolutely disgusting. I have lost the count of turnover they have committed in their own zone. It is beyond anything imaginable. Even if Habs manage to contain Ovechkin they will get killed by the likes of Laich, Chimera, Fleischman… you know, not midgets.
F, I have GAiney for building this BS of a team. I hate JM for not having a freaking clueBipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.
Got your answer??
where are playoff performers Gomez and Gionta? Did the little girl show up yet
here’s what I don’t understand. this is the playoffs. did someone to forgewt to tell the habs that?
how can a team start a game so flat??? will they ever play a 60 min ute game?
apparently not as long as the passive JM is their coach.
bergeron pass in the skates… better hammer one to make up for this crap
McGuru giving credit!
0 for O
They were the heavy favourites to win tonight too. Washington will indeed come storming out, but they did tonight too — as long as we withstand the initial brunt, we can take ‘em.
You’re so right…..let’s just mail it in now!
That icing was so dumb, we had time and everyting
That Bruins – Buffalo game sounds like it was a bit of a dud. Can’t say I feel sorry for the CBC. The whole network is a sad disgrace – TV and radio.
On the issue of the CBC choosing to broadcast the Bruins – Sabres over the Habs, here is an excerpt from their legally mandated obligations:
This Toronto based network that provides mediocre TV and lame radio receives about $1 billion from the federal govt.! That is more than we spend on medical research.
I suppose being pessimistic (realistic?) is a good defensive strategy to keep disappointment away.
oKOk….not a great start. Now we need to create speed and pressure their D
Time to practice Faceoffs Jacques———– ”Playing goal is like being shot at.” – Jacques Plante
Big problems accessing the site. Was anybody else affected? Whatever came after me even changed the icon for HIO.
Loved the game tonight. AK46 really stepped it up. Moore and Gill play the same – regular season or playoffs. That’s a good thing to have on a team. Jaro and Jaro – what a game!
As long as they are not flat in the 3rd
I don’t like this… I forgot playoff OT is 5 on 5.
dude thats like half an hour ago game time
my god this team!!!
I sure hope whatever team we trade Price to gets you as a fan, because you whine like a child unless your hero is doing well.
GO HABS GO!
More like a tough 6 weeks.
I don’t really think it was the perfect storm. Washington could have been shorthanded another 5-6 times if the refs were paying attention, and I doubt Theodore will be that good the whole series, especially when the games shift to Montreal.
I LOVE THIS TYPE OF HOCKEY!!!!!!
Pouliot robbed! So close!
Holy F this is fun!!
It was Plekanec who shut down the site, all with his super turtleneck slapshot…
Keep it going Habs! Keep it goin!!! We’ll pot one!
go high boys,theo is a small goalie who butterflies.
Both Jaro’s were beyond brilliant!
Man, this is fun! Let’s pot one Habs! Allons-y!
D’you see that? Nobody going into their zone. Looks like JM told them to hold the offence again! STUPID!!!
Win or lose, preferably win, this has been a very entertaining game!
PrimeTime’s such a jerk sometimes, well always.
There she goes.
What’s with always trying to shoot THROUGH the defenseman, and NEVER succeeding? Always super-easy saves by Theodore.
now this is overtime hockey. way better than that 4 on 4 Bettman crap
EFFING SMURFS …………………………………..
GAME OVER! so is the series!
Need a tissue?? I wouldn’t say calling out an idiot as whining as much as you do…so sad. And as for my “hero”, the only hero I have is my daughter so go #$%^ yourself.
AHHH COME ON!!!
What are you talking about? He is referring to Timo’s posts during the game about the team….nothing in there about Halak vs. Price…
A goal against doesn’t mean that JM is telling them not to pressure… not everything is hsi fault.
No but he had a couple of disgusting giveaways. Most notably the one that led to a 3-0…
How is that not a call
You guys are sooo negative. sheesh! Believe people!
How is that not tripping?
A voice of reason!
during the regular season that would have been a penalty shot
Hanging for an overtime doesn’t work… what now, Jacques?
all i can say is WOW!
Hall Gill, Gorges and Markov were on a complete different level tonight.
I was really impressed by MAB who took the abuse from the caps and smiled.
The 3rd and 4th lines were great.
Jaro, Jaro.. well what can i say that hasn’t been said.
Spacek and Hammer had a rough first period but after that… well lets just say ovechkin saw a lot of number 6.
great game.. let’s carry it over
all i can say is WOW!
Hall Gill, Gorges and Markov were on a complete different level tonight.
I was really impressed by MAB who took the abuse from the caps and smiled.
The 3rd and 4th lines were great.
Jaro, Jaro.. well what can i say that hasn’t been said.
Spacek and Hammer had a rough first period but after that… well lets just say ovechkin saw a lot of number 6.
great game.. let’s carry it over
It was nice while it lasted
i just shat myself!
If you think so, stop watching please… we want Habs fans to watch the games to cheer on our team
Even McGuru said penalty shot!!!!! IDIOT REFS!!!!!!!
That bad bounce aside, Gill has been the best dman on the ice. Maybe he’s just built for playoff hockey?
WHERE’S THE FUCKING CALL REF!!!
How many times are the Caps going to get away with straight up tackling of players?
HOW THE FUK IS THAT NOT A PENALTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Going to be tough to tie it from our own zone
is it too late to nominate Spacek for the Norris?
I have zero expectations. No one thought we’d make the playoffs. Every game from here on in is gravy.
And we still have our 1st R pick unlike the Leafs.
Okay the fix is in, how is that not tripping on Gio?
Pouliot is weak.
He’s an anchor on that line.
WHAT THE F*CK
No penalty shot?!!! CRAP!!!
They didn’t choose the Bruins series over the Habs. They choose the Canucks and Senators (and Crosby) series’ over the Habs.
In the Playoff broadcasting contract, TSN got dibs on the third Canadian team – if there was one. CBC choose the other two Canadian teams over the Habs – likely because of the RDS competition.
It’ll be interesting to get the ratings from the Ottawa game and the Habs game tonight.
Nobody was in their zone to sustain pressure and we gave them the neutral zone. Yeah…
WOW tripping on Gio and NOTHING!!!
THIS GAME IS RIGGED!
HOW THE HELL WAS THAT NOT A PENALTY?
That should be a penalty shot!
Wow. Refs? Really? Then Caps nearly score…
He’s like General Motors, hes on a big comeback!!!!
Green touched the puck first – no penalty.
Frustrating, but the right call.
You thought the Habs would get a fair shake from the NHL?
Come on. If they called the game evenly, Leonsis would whine on “Ted’s Take” on his website.
And another missed hook. F’ing refs.
blowouts for the Habs
Bergeron with 3 goals in this series – all on PP.
why dont the refs just leave the ice cause they certainly aren’t going to do their jobs…. ive counted at least 3 penalties in the last 3 minutes
haha that’s hilarious. I screamed like a maniac too. No child to wake, though.
I’m still somewhat in disbelief.
I think they are just letting them play one could commit murder and not get caught
———– ”Playing goal is like being shot at.” – Jacques Plante
He’s on his knees faster than Price. Which, if you ask, Shiloh, happens faster than the speed of light.
Can’t even BELIEVE there was no call on that Gionta trip.
……….. “Thank you Cammy for making my day even more amazing!” I STILL BELIEVE. I WILL ALWAYS BELIEVE.
As long as the league wants them to win the Cup
D better be careful pinching
well, it’s obvious that Gary “little Napoleon” Bettman has called the refs and told them who is supposed to win. How was that not a penalty shot, or at least a penalty
Another ridiculous icing
Amazing game though
I was about to scream but I realized I’m in the library.
I’m still in shock.
Big PP, lets get some shots, Jaro is on pace for 60 against at this point…
So far so good…PP needs to start gelling right about now…
Just saw that. point still stands, however.
First gaffe didn’t cost us, can’t do that again, right Hamr
Mistakes by the kids are forbidden in The System.
I can see that being a penalty, MAB gave a little bit of a hold, but it better be the same against them is all.
Is ovi gonna play the whole pp?
Bergeron hauled down! No call!
How is Bergeron being tackled not a penalty?
Moen lucky he didn’t get called
Oh-oh…no call on MAB there…
Gill should be on against Ovy. He can take him.
Every goalie wants shots early. So far so good..i guess?!?
The boy’s got some jump. Good omen I hope… )
Big kill by the boys, would be nice if the refs called it fairly though.
Why is MAB on D? We mentioned this 10000 times before today.
Theo in the forbidden area with that puck when he froze it!
Is O’Byrne scratched? Who else?
Theo just covered the puck outside the trapezoid!!! How is that not a penalty?
maxwall ———– ”Playing goal is like being shot at.” – Jacques Plante
…because Martin doesnt take his cues from school kids?
wow hamr,wake up buddy
HAMRLIK – WAKE UP!
Hamrlik…. He’s just been terrible lately.
awesome D boys….
Hamrlik looks like he’s 53 not 35 this time of year, guy should retire, honestly.
Woah! That is some kinda speed! Getting a PP! Better capitalize.
Wow, Hammer is trying to take the worse D title away from MAB.
lol, well he should haha.
Great chance for them ends in a PP for us. I’ll take it, but come on. Those geezers are going to kill us.
So OB’s in the PB but Hammer still plays? WTF Jacques?
Habs have to beat the Capitals and the NHL to win this series.
These things always work themselves out, like Harmlik will wear some goat horns and redeem himself for that.
But did O’Byrne really do that much to warrant his benching when we see plays like that? You have to accept that we’re not all perfect and will make mistakes.
Time to unleash the W.M.D.
true say… I love that Gill blocks passing lanes and shots
Too bad OB is so slow, cause I like his size for physicality needed in this game.
Gill is slow, too. But it’s your positioning that makes you effective.
Make ‘em pay!!
He’s in year 1 of a 4 year contract. Can you endure another 4 years of eeking into the playoffs via the back-door and doing a quick exit?? The good news is all those number 15 picks at the draft are gonna win the Calder Cup for years. The AHL is ours baby!!!
Fine. Not a perfect start. The refs sucked. We lost several battles but still come out of it tied 1-1.
Now – Regroup. Fine tune. Come out strong. Win.
Boone they can have 100 shots on goal….who scores the most Canadiens) is what matters.
Bulldogs draw first blood in their game against the Manitoba Moose, 1-0 so far on a Mike Glmuac goal, White and Subban get the assists on it.
plus they were just shooting from everywhere
so it’s the Washington caps vs the Hamilton Canadiens.
yes it’s men vs midgets. this is so painful to watch.
why the hell is MAB playing D? pure suicide!
And I wonder what habs practiced during the week? couldn’t have been defence or breakouts
so habs playing their usual game: PLAYING NOT TO LOSE. but I guess someone forgot to tell them there’s no shootout in playoff games. Can we just fire JM tomorrow instead of waiting till next week?
this team is a total embarrassment to the city of Montreal. they have no business being in the playoffs.
they all belong in the QMHL.
I may heard from Attaque à 5 when one of the commentaries quoted a Gomez line, and I probably not quite good in French but he quoted from Gomez:
“If you can’t win for the Cup, you’re nothing!”
I love Spatch interviews!
I’m not going to say whether you are right or wrong on this issue but you need to pick your spots better.
Lapierre and Darche had just 30 or 45 seconds of ice time apiece when they went on the ice for the Corvo goal. They now have a minute or less of ice-time and are both -1.
Just saw, ” What if Roy played like a rookie commercial” Ahh those were the days.
Did you see Lucic… crazy ******
MAB to 4th line – DARCHY out for now and bring in OBYRNE…
very easy NEEDED adjustment.
its not possible for halak to keep on playing the way he is ..i hope he does, but its going to catch up with this team sooner or later. our 5 on 5 is just so bad. that being said were still in the game barely.
ps….one of our biggest and youngest defensmen in OB is now where to be found…unreal he is not playing.
To me, the biggest issue in that period, as it has been throughout this season, is that, when there is a one-on-one battle for the puck, the opposing player comes away with it 9 out of 10 times. Thus the shot disparity. We need stronger players.
Do you know if MaxPac is back? It would be encouraging to see him make some playoff noise.
Ummm did someone take a marker to Darren Dreger’s eyebrows???? ___________________________________________
Brawl in Buffalo:
Lucic in the middle of it.
Anyone know what Boone was talking about here and what went down in buffalo?
Lucic in the middle of it.
Anyone know what Boone was talking about here and what went down in buffalo?
The torch be yours to hold it high!
Shoulder injury still keeping him out on last report unfortunately, have to count on the Dogs keeping it going long enough for him to make it back, I suspect he’ll spend a good portion of next year in the AHL as well because of the injuries that have kept putting him out of action in Hamilton this year.
why don’t they dress 7 D and only play MAB on the pp, bench him the rest of the game… what did O’B do? Bang someone’s wife?
its a good start…but as i’ve been saying for 2 years on this blog…we need SIZE/GRIT..and our biggest SIZEGRIT is in the pressbox!
anyway, gotta love the boys, really trying, but they need to not be intimidated…draw MORE PENALTIES!!!!
Chara hit someone from behind into the boards and a bru-ha-ha broke out
True dat. Also not impressed with short passing game. Puck control in general looks dainty and nervous.
our forwards back off…peeps say size should not matter…right..come on Habs christ.
I think it was Ludman and Lucic scrumming…
lol…i forgot…of course.
If the Caps beat the Habs this series (I should say when), the real dagger would be the Bears beating the Dogs in the Calder Cup final. Who knows? Maybe the reverse is possible.
It is big men versus smaller men for sure.
MAB is far worse as a forward. Believe it or not. He’s a plus player as a D-man.
The Habs practised protecting a 0-0 lead.
Whats, what, what? No shoot-out in the play-offs? OMG the Habs are screwed.
An embarrasment of fans deserves this embarrassment of a team.
They are NHLers. Every-one of them. Just not very good ones as a unit, at least not with this coaching staff.
Welcome back nunahabsrthisflavourofthemonth
I’m starting to see why SK74 was benched
signs of life
its better than shooting from nowhere
From what I can see JMs adjustment is: Beer league stretch passes to the blueline and hope for the best…
Halak HAS to get those rebounds under control. They’re brutal.
that little girl did, too bad we got 2 more
Couldn’t agree more…..brilliant first period but his bouncy pads are killing my nerves
and who says Europeans don’t know how to fight
Fearless prediction: This game makes me fail tomorrows final.
let’s just say i won’t be getting an A tomorrow morning.
Ouch, I consider myself lucky that I have no class on Fridays. The game will be my break from working on various projects.
as long as someone brings their A game in the next 12 hours.
Big chance to get the first one.
the overall tone of his commentary sounds like someone frightened all the time… maybe with cause sometimes, but most of the time it’s his pessimism bleeding through
Jaro (and his D) have to watch out for those LONG rebounds. The Caps start jumping on those and we’ll be in BIG trouble.
Not sure what to predict tonight…So I am going with my 7 keys to victory…
1. Go after the Caps at the drop of the puck…supersonic 30 second shifts that make the Caps look slow…skate like your life depends on it fast…feet moving all the time…pressure everywhere…attack, attack, attack some more…
2. Hit like crazy and be physical…someone needs to hit OV hard…Moen would be the candidate since he is darn near bullet proof…
3. Get uber dirty in the crease…Be the trash all the time…whack and smack…take the crosschecks…talk about Theo’s momma…all that stuff…
4. Hey JM!…how about taking some chances with an aggressive forecheck?…let Halak handle the odd man rushes and take some offensive risks…really what have you got to lose…lets open it up a little…
5.”Big money” guys gotta earn it tonight…you know who you are…Isn’t this why Bob got you?…We need some “Clutch”play…
6.Not so “big money” guys need to show up…3rd and 4th line production…a goal per line…
7.This last one is the most key of all! Score more goals than the Capitals…only way we’ll win…;P
Go Habs Go!
Good effort Gomez, but you gotta go low. Going high takes away any center of gravity advantage you might have.
Gomez’s crappy pass broke up that PP opportunity. Loss of momentum.
Test Theo. Shots. Traffic. Rebounds. Not rocket science.
So that’s not obstruction but MAB gets called? It;s gonna be a long night
Just about have had enough of McMouth already!
He’s the exact reason why I’m watching on RDS
Good survival of the 1st 10min.
Thank GOD for Halak!
Bergeron! Better be nerves cause he looks awful, soft soft passes coming out of his own zone.
Gomez has been dynamite on faceoffs so far, Halak looks excellent, MAB on D looks like the worst decision of the year.
mab is stinking it up so far…
Both goalies are extremely nervous!! woooww
bergeron is so bad it’s unreal.. he should be strictly PP
Which team does Bergeron play for again? Because I swear its the Caps.
Gomez has come to play!
MAB being MAB, on defense anyway
Yep …the size difference is gonna Kill us ,just a matter of time!
Pleks line came to play…Sergei’s line too…
Gotta play a guy whose only redeeming ability is a 1-timer since playing AK on the point for PP situations is a mortal sin with JM.
I just turn down the volume on TSN, click on CJAD on the computer and watch the blood pressure drop
plekanec is really going to show how much money he’s worth this summer
MAB is gonna kill me.
MAB is playing like there’s another line of defence behind him.
McMouth – “Halak a straight butterfly guy”??? truly he lacks the ability to think before his mouth performs.
Not a smart play from Chimera
Good to see Gomez and Gill coming in defense of Josh
Double post sorry. Go habs go!
I just can’t stand PM
LOL, maybe he think he’s playing RW
Nice to see Jaro came to play. Wish the rest of the team came with him.
Once killed ten men with the pointy bits of a single asterisk, he did. Ten feet tall if he was an inch!
The legend of “Three Star Irvin” is in effect tonight.
unless gomer-gio-cammy et al buzz Theo like yellowjackets on a plastic cup of stale Export, we don’t stand a chance. the outside game of the past 2 weeks needs to go, and the forecheck-force the play-drive the net play of the philly/buffalo wins must come back.
As happy as i am to simply be watching playoffs at this point, i do think it’s a mistake not having o’b in there for some size, i guess martin is hoping we can draw some penalties so Marc Ellis Valentine (dating myself) can fire a few blasts from the point.
big hopes for moen-moore-sk line. let’s see some red shirts smearing the plexiglass.
Awai les gars!!!!
Better yet to be good AND lucky
Audere est Facere- To Dare Is To Do
Sometimes it’s better to be lucky that good, eh?
… the refs for the Habs first game of the 1st round are Brad Watson and Brad Meier.
I feel we can win the game tonight. If we do win, though, I’ll be scared of Game 2…
it will be a HUGE mistake not to dress our most physical D-MAN…..OBYRNE…its actually unthinkable considering we need the muscle back there to prevent their forwards from having an easy ride, in the corners and in front of our net… OBYRNE is a tough/dirty player who will make them pay, crosschecks to the back of the head etc…
but hey, no problem girlys…lets sit our biggest player…
Any news on line combos and D pairings
agreed. i think we’ll see o’byrne within a couple games once martin realizes our d isn’t working.
I didn’t realized I was THIS buzzed about tonight until now…
This is cheap but:
…and everything will be fine.
I don’t have the answer. Just an opinion. So bite me.
I dont think the caps will destroy us the way some people do….. BUT let’s be honest. Consistency has not exactly been our slogan this year and over a 7-game series, the talent differential will become VERY obvious.
Let’s enjoy playoff hockey while it lasts…
And burn down a few police cars if we win!
Hey JM did you happen to watch the Coyotes vs Wings game? How did they win you ask? Starts with a relentless forecheck for 60 minutes even when they held a one goal lead. Who would have thunk eh? Speed, speed, and more speed rendered the slow Wings defence little chance to either skate out with the puck or quick pass it to the forwards. Offensive contribution from the backend. Yes JM, the defence can contribute to offense. Who would have thunk eh?
Now of course this game plan will need some refinement for our series but that is why you get paid the big bucks JM.
Dreger: NHL Teams not looking for experienced coaches
While there are several accomplished National Hockey League coaches
eager to work, more and more it appears teams are going down the road
less travelled to fill their head coaching vacancies.
Here’s a list of candidates without NHL head coaching experience who are rated potential head coaches in the League:
Scott Arniel – Manitoba (AHL)Guy Boucher – Hamilton (AHL)Bob Boughner – Windsor (OHL)Kevin Dineen – Portland (AHL)Paul MacLean – Detroit (NHL)Brad McCrimmon – Detroit (NHL)Brent Peterson – Nashville (NHL)
Dineen, Arniel and Boucher run successful benches in the American
Hockey League. Boucher, in his first year as head coach of the
Hamilton Bulldogs, was recently named AHL coach of the year. It’s
believed Boucher may be a year or two away from making the jump.
Hahaha, good ol’ predictable Sharks.
On to more important things though. T-minus 1 hour and counting!
except that the wings and caps play completely different styles