Audio: Ending home-ice skid will force Game 7

AUDIO: Jacques Martin | Travis Moen

The Canadiens’ terrific 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals last night at the Verizon Centre brings the Eastern Conference quarterfinal back to Montreal for Game 6 on Monday.

If a seventh game is necessary, it will be in Washington on Wednesday. And to force that, the Habs must end a home-ice playoff losing streak that now stands at six games.

Ailing defenceman Jaroslav Spacek, who’s missed the last two games with a virus, skated on his own. He was the only player to skate, save goalie Carey Price who went out alone as a forward to take shots, with the day devoted to an off-ice workout and a little mental downshifting.

The Canadiens return to full practice tomorrow morning in Brossard.

395 Comments

  1. Clay4bc says:

    Price has won everywhere he’s been…except in the NHL.

    Not his fault though, Tom. Gainey is to blame, and we all know it. Price needed AHL time. At least one season, and maybe 2. Being a back-up can only help his development.

    At the risk of offending you by not answering any reply, I’m going to sleep – it’s 20 past one AM here in Shanghai. Have a wonderful day!

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  2. TomNickle says:

    My opinion is open for debate.  Just wondering when the last time you heard the crowd chant Jaro was?  I’ve watched or listened to every game the team has played this season, I’ve only heard it once.  I guess your hearing is better than mine.

    And by the way, when you aren’t expected to win and had the shaky performance that Jaro had in game 2, there’s really not much worse that can happen.  So yeah, no pressure.

    Ever been there?  Have you ever played as an underdog?

     

    With Jacques Martin at the helm, we are doomed to be a good team instead of a great one.

  3. Clay4bc says:

    LOL…no pressure in an elimination game…sure.

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  4. TomNickle says:

    Price has won everywhere he’s been.  So I guess he doesn’t really need to be taught how to do that.

     

     

    With Jacques Martin at the helm, we are doomed to be a good team instead of a great one.

  5. Chuck says:

    And don’t forget his rebound control. It’s uncanny, his ability to kick shots right out into the slot.

    :)

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  6. Clay4bc says:

    Price’s biggest problem is in his head. And no, you can’t teach Carey everything Jaro has. Some people like Jaro are just winners, and that can’t be taught.

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