First blood!

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A shutout for Carey “Jaro Halak” Price.

Two goals for Brian Gionta.

Two assists for Scott Gomez.

Brilliant game plan, executed to perfection.

GREAT start

929 Comments

  1. Dunboyne Mike says:

    For 1 1/2 periods I’m thinking, “Almost as good as Gio’s opening goal was that Richard-Head Marchand wasting an open net.”

  2. Play of the game has to be Gomez stripping Lucy of the puck for the insurance goal?

  3. habs001 says:

    not to get ahead of ourselves but i believe most of these games will be one goal games or tied late in the third and with a few breaks you can win the series in 4-5 games…that would be huge to get rest….

  4. habs001 says:

    huge win…good news we won did not score on the pp and that will change…i had to pvr the last 4 minutes…waited about 10 minutes and sneakily checked the scoreboard on centre ice and saw there was a final beside the game so i knew they won..

  5. Propwash says:

    Buf just won 1-0 against Philthydelphia

  6. habsfaninboston says:

    Sabres take game 1.

  7. Marc10 says:

    Pow! I love it. Now there’s doubt in Beantown.

  8. Big Ted says:

    I love that last video clip Boone! Terrific. Chara was awful with the puck and classless at the end of the game with that assault on Plekanec. And Thomas showed once again why he’s the most overrated goalie in the league. He’s lucky we didn’t score 5 or 6 with the number of open nets he gave up.

  9. Dunboyne Mike says:

    Lots of guys had great games. Obviously Price, Pleks (who could have had 3), Gio, and (HURRAY!) Gomez. But did anyone else think Travis Moen had a great one, too? Not spectacular, but always a thorn in the side of the Bruins.

    What’s up with Lucic?

    And Chara sitting on Plecs! That’s an NHL captain?

  10. since1988 says:

    Long live The System

    “I savour it every day, sometimes before practice I’m skating around and I’ll look at the logo on my jersey – I’m playing for the Canadiens!”
    - Mathieu Darche

  11. thebigguy says:

    Boston has no lost 5 games in a row. Hopefully after next game, I can say “make it 7.”

  12. smiler2729 says:

    C’mon Booner, Price ain’t no “Jaro Halak”, he’s more than a FLASH in the Pan

    “My second favourite team is whoever plays the Leafs”

  13. Top Corner says:

    Awesome !

    The team played really well tonight….the 2nd was a little hard to watch but PRICE owned it !!

    Kaberle was horrible for them …he’s never seen this playoff stuff …right confused… :P

  14. HabFanSince72 says:

    HEY BRUINS – WHO’S YOUR DADDY?

  15. since1988 says:

    Win game one and Cherry something nice to say about PK what is going on i love it

    “I savour it every day, sometimes before practice I’m skating around and I’ll look at the logo on my jersey – I’m playing for the Canadiens!”
    - Mathieu Darche

  16. G-Man says:

    Great team effort backed up by stellar goaltending. Habs could have had 5 or 6 with this style of play. Bruins really started to be frustrated at the end of the 2nd period.
    Way to block those pucks and protect Price.
    Looked an awful lot like last year at this time….

  17. punkster says:

    OK, it’s hokie (not hockey), but it’s funk, baby. An old party tune to express my joy at this victory. EW&F Serpentine Fire:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbNpWH0GFFw

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  18. observer says:

    Anyone who says Chara is a clean player never watched this over-sized thug. First he purposely throw his elbow at Plekanec then starts punching Plekanec while the Hab who is about 80 pounds lighter in weight, while he is prone on the ice.

    BTW- He purposely tried to hurt Pacioretty too!

  19. Keith says:

    One game does not a series make, but if they continue to play like this and constantly frustrate the gooins (getting in their heads) then we can win this series against these Mother F***ers! GO HABS GO!!!

  20. NorthernHab says:

    Well, a victory beer is always so smooth. Pass me another.

  21. dhenry1234 says:

    And now on to game 2

  22. JD_ says:

    Never in doubt.

    We’ve just witnessed the first chapter of the BroonzMeltdown™ 2011.

    Z still doesn’t know what hit him.

    And Price, as expected, was epic.

    SubBANG, baby!

    • punkster says:

      Exactly the start I looked for from the Habs. No quarter. No prisoners. (and no goals by the Bruins was a big help)

      ***Subbang Baby!!!***

      • JD_ says:

        And Buffalo shuts out the Bobby Clobbers…just…now.

        Yeah, Price playin’ epic, Chara comin’ unglued, and an unforeseen bonus with Lucy nowhere to be seen unless it’s a lost battle / coughed up puck.

        And some of the more expensive guys showed up to play.

        Redouble the effort Saturday, cause Claude is smellin’ a pink slip comin’ round the mountain and will have the boyz ready to play.

  23. Chuck says:

    Who is this “Jaro Halak” of whom Boone speaks?

    ;)

  24. slapshot777 says:

    Big time pressure on the Bruins now. The Habs can play like that again for game #2 we have a chance to possibly come home up 2 -0 in games. Gotta love that.

    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

  25. RGM says:

    That is some quality trolling, Boone!

    Carey Price is All Hart! http://on.fb.me/CP31Hart
    Go Habs Go!
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  26. observer says:

    Thank Brian Burke for this win.

    1- Takes the Bruins ONLY scorer from them – Kessel.
    2- Lays Tyler Seguin the healthy scratch on Boston.
    3- Lays Kaberle on the Bruins and he is responsible for the game winning first goal.

  27. habstrinifan says:

    AMAZING! Now WIN Saturday and put them in SHOCK!

    hABS deserve this WIN! Way to GO !

    No big celeb yet.. we need Saturday’s game.

  28. topher5468 says:

    Big win

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  29. Gomez sure was awesome tonight, almost everyone was, but I thought he really stood out.

    • punkster says:

      There are some who will find fault. Just as there were some who criticized JM in the first and second period on here for playing a tight, defensive game.

      ***Subbang Baby!!!***

      • Bill says:

        Well, count me in among those who can’t swallow what Boone refers to as a “brilliant game plan, executed to perfection.” Hahaha. The Habs should have been down by two at least after the second.

        They played a great third, though, and scored when they could. Price was outstanding, as were Gomez, Pleks, Gionta, AK, Subban, Gill, Sopel, and Hammer.

        Full Breezer 4 Life

        • twilighthours says:

          Disagree Bill. Maybe it wasn’t quite “perfection” but it was an excellent game. Boston is a good team and no team in the league is going to completely shut these guys down. They’re going to get chances.

        • For all those shots in the 2nd period, Boston only outchances Montreal 8-6 that period.

        • punkster says:

          Sorry Bill, I realized after I said it that you were one of the ones I was referring to. But I disagree with you on this point. After going through the roller coaster ride last spring that so many attributed to a magic goalie I was sure there was more to that magic carpet ride. This game kind of sealed it for me. JM’s so-called system has wheels.

          Should they have been down by 2 or 3? Yep, no question, just like against the Caps and Pens last year. But they weren’t so what’s the reason? Another magic goalie? Or is it the system that forces plays and shots to the outside, blocks shots before they reach the net and creates brief outbursts of furious offensive opportunities?

          Tonight wasn’t simply about one single player, as you well note.Team effort all around.

          ***Subbang Baby!!!***

    • Chuck says:

      Gomez hustled his ass off all night.

  30. Spartan117 says:

    Chara came out of the closet tonight

  31. Ron says:

    Gomez and Gionta, wow, shake and bake. Pleks was great. What the heck they were all great. Nite folks.

  32. twilighthours says:

    Credit where credit is due: Gomez earned his salary tonight and then some. He was simply awesome.

  33. Rugger says:

    All of my Bruins fan Rugby teammates have gone quiet, wonder why?

  34. bel33 says:

    Vezina trophy my ass is right!!! He’s a flopper and the boys will pick him apart!!

  35. JFriedman says:

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. savethepuck says:

    I don’t care if Gomer doesn’t get a goal all playoffs, as long as he keeps playing and setting guys up like that. He played a great game.

  37. HabFanSince72 says:

    Chara sucks, plain and simple.

  38. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Great game by Gomez! Awesome effort all around!

  39. slapshot777 says:

    What no Bruins fans in here tonight to rub our faces. LOL

    Gomez, played his best game of the season. Pleks is a warrior. Give AK46 props for sucking it up after blocking that shot.

    Gionta, Bruin slayer.

    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

  40. jimmy shaker says:

    Great game Patrick, I mean Carey…..wink, wink!!

    Shaker

  41. Timo says:

    Unreal! An absolutely fantastic win. If nothing else this win is to give the confidence back that they can do it against the bruins.

    However… however… I don’t think Bruins played their best hockey. They got sucked into Mtl’s game and paid for it. I guarantee they will try as hard as possible not to play the Habs game on Saturday. Saturday will be so so so much tougher.

    That being said, tonight I rejoice and say “FU, Bruins” and along with my 2 year old I shout “GO HABS GO!!!!”

  42. dre1744 says:

    Awesome……. Lets make it 25 – 8 out of 33 series

  43. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Hey Fig Newton, kiss my A$$!!!

  44. punkster says:

    I’ve dipped into the 12 year old single malt Bowmore for the occasion. Sweet!

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  45. Bigdawg says:

    What an execellent match; on the edge of my seat the whole time. Price and Gionta – Winner/Gagnants!!

    Being in TO, I just signed up to RDS and watched the game by people that love to announce the habs. No Cole; no “shutout” with minutes to go; best $7/month I ever spent!!!!

  46. Shiloh says:

    Julien is proving himself to be a guy with a lot of class – all of it third. His goons were out to finish the game – wonder if Corrupt Daddy Colon will e-mail about it?

  47. Danno says:

    Shout it out! Shut out Price!

    ________________________________________

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”
    http://dennis-kane.com/

  48. Elephant Man says:

    Fearless prediction: No drunken broon trolls tonight!

    I am not an animal, I just reproduce that way.

  49. avatar_58 says:

    Hahahahaha CMON BOYS! Take another in boston and really put the pressure on!

  50. Bill says:

    Chara is a jerk. That confirms it. I almost bought that he apologized to Pacioretty and felt bad about it. Wrong. He’s a schmo. An overgrown weasel.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  51. HardHabits says:

    WOW!!!

  52. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Book it baby!!! I aced my final exam today and the Habs aced this game!! WooHoo!

  53. habsfaninboston says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  54. savethepuck says:

    There’s the game we needed to steal in their barn! Don’t lose at the Bell Center and we move on to round 2.

  55. NorthernHab says:

    One was enough

  56. JasonM says:

    This was the best game they could have played. Complete shutdown, shutout and despite the first 10 minute storm we put them in their places.

    Great game. Great scouting.

  57. MrsPrice says:

    yayayayyaayayyayaya I love price. he is my boyfriend forever

  58. So where are all the idiots saying Price sucks in the playoffs?

  59. Keith says:

    Shutout Baby!!!

  60. Propwash says:

    SHUTOUT BITCHES!

  61. LL says:

    SHUTOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  62. cmaddy says:

    Thank you Price and Habs!! Congrats everyone!!!!!!!!

  63. zozotheclown says:

    ALL the pressure on the B’s next game, can’t wait

  64. habsfaninboston says:

    How did Hammer miss that open net?

  65. LL says:

    Hey Figgy….your team is shitty.

  66. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Bob Cole: “A lot of the seats VACATED!”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  67. Bill says:

    Wow. Wow wow wow.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  68. punkster says:

    WE OWN THESE BEEEEAAAAACHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  69. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    As usual, Lurch is a macho man against someone 1/4 his size.

  70. cmaddy says:

    Cole is too much!!!!

  71. punkster says:

    All we need now is a PK goal to rub their noses in it.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  72. JIMVINNY says:

    D-men, play this tight.

  73. habsfaninboston says:

    A little frustrated Chara?


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