Video: Coaches, players on Games 1, 2

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Rugged Bruins forward Shawn Thornton had a delicate session with the media today.
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The Boston Bruins had a brisk, all-hands-on-deck practice – and an intense 40-minute session it was – at their Ristuccia Arena training facility in Wilmington, Mass., this morning.

There was a whole lot of traffic creation and physical action in front of the goalies and the mood was at times serious, at times a little light.

And there was no sense of defeat in the Bruins dressing room afterward, Brad Marchand going so far as to say the Bruins fans weren’t booing their own team, but more expressing their disgust at the Canadiens winning. Whatever.

I was in interview scrums with Shawn Thornton and Michael Ryder and was front-row almost centre for coach Claude Julien’s news briefing afterward. First up: Habs coach Claude Julien from the team’s 5 p.m. media availability.

Video of those sessions is below:

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  2. So, it’s sounds like Julien’s take on the game and why they lost is: We spent too much time in possesion of the puck and you can’t get physical and throw alot of hits when you have the puck.

    What a friggin’ tool!

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  3. Maksimir says:

    Is HIO down? No new posts?

  4. Bugs says:

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  5. dre1744 says:

    Whats with all the advertising of the chinese knock off sites!!!!!!!!

  6. Wakeham321 says:

    First time logging in but longtime fan from the rock! Been a huge fan all of my 51 years .Searched the internet ,where can I get an anti bruins shirt!

    • Dwayne33 says:

      not sure if anyone posted it yet, but i was on tsn.ca and it said chara spent last night in the hospital with dehydration but he should dress tonight

  7. dre1744 says:

    Tonight the boys will Dine on Bear meat!!!!!!!!

  8. rocketsglare says:

    Tonight’s game will be more physical by the Bruins in an attempt to get
    the Habs off their game. Expect Price to see more traffic and bodies in
    the crease, as the Bruins attempt to obstruct his view of the incoming
    shot. The Bruins are going to challenge the Habs with greater zone pressure in an attempt to force the Habs to turn the puck over. The
    Habs must respond by moving the puck quickly and smartly and more
    importantly, with numbers. They must continue to make life miserable
    for the Bruin D and netminder with their speed, skill, and grit. Can the
    Habs do it again? I believe they can win game 2 by supporting and protecting the puck better and capitalizing on their scoring chances.
    Should be a great game tonight.

  9. b1rzjf14 says:

    Habs fans in Montreal
    Go Habs Go. Win the Stanley Cup 2011 now. Win the quater final game from Bruins. Do strong defence and play slow game and control puck in habs blue line area. Martin is an excellent coach. He made first game win for Montreal. Subban should stay back in defensive line and Gionta and Gomez should score with the help of Cammalleri in front as center forward. Montreal will win the Boston now. Good Luck Habs. Play defensive game.

    Manohar

  10. WestHab says:

    Montreal acheived the first rule of thumb of the underdog. Win at least one of the 2 first. When you win the first game of the 2 it opens up a greater opportunity. To put the favorite totally back on it’s paws.
    GO HABS GO!

    • HabFanSince72 says:

      Underdog? What is this underdog nonsense?

      When the Habs play the Bruins in the Stanley Cup playoffs there’s only one team that’s the underdog.

  11. dre1744 says:

    We need to score the first goal again!!!!!!!

    if we do Habs 3 Boston 2!!!!!!

    if boston scores first boston 3 Habs 1

  12. G-Man says:

    Tonight, the Habs will take the game to the Bruins early using speed and an aggressive forecheck. Habs score 1st and then into “suffocating the Bruins” mode. Needless to say, the team defence will have to be better and so will Price. Gonna be another Montreal-Booins classic.
    Only 9 hours to go….

  13. HabFanSince72 says:

    Chara hospitalized with dehydration last night.

    http://tinyurl.com/3pzjxc5

  14. LL says:

    This fan needs to be the new Bruins’ coach!

    Out-skated, out-hussled, out-coached, out-goalied, the B’s are OUTTA THERE QUICK if they remain just being visitors with their ‘we played a great game – we just didn’t score a goal’ attitude. Isn’t scoring the main point here? Especially those that WIN GAMES??
    The Habs played this intelligently, while the B’s were making mistake after mistakes. And if they revert to their old ‘ We’ll just hit ‘em’ strategy againt Montreal, the Habs will just keep on skating circles around them. Last time the Habs lost a playoff series against Boston, it was because Boston hit, and Montreal hit them right back instead of
    beating their opponent with speed and skill. Now they know better, something that can’t be said about the Bruins. This could have been a 5-0 game easily. And how about the idea that the Habs are’playing in the B’s heads’ ?

    I think this is true, and shows ‘choking’genes nothing less. And to hear Chara say that he’s not frustrated, what a joke, of course this isn’t true or then you wouldn’t take a STUPID penalty when your team can’t even buy a goal with minutes to go in the game.

    My advice to the team and especialy to coach Julien. Change plans from focussing on game no.3 to focussing on game no. 2.

    Congratulations Habs you deserved this one

    I hope our team sticks to what they do best.

  15. JohnBellyful says:

    I don’t understand the trepidation over the quality of tonight’s officiating. Are we steeling ourselves for a questionable call or a perceived bias, or preparing to mount a defence for a loss. Unless you’re in possession of a memo from the NHL head office, or have statistics that offer conclusive evidence of systemic injustices committed against the Canadiens, the same sort of proof fans of other teams could probably provide, I say stay positive. Have faith in the officials’ integrity. Okay, leap of faith. And if it helps, keep a record of the calls that were made and not made against both teams. Mark it Exhibit 1 in the dossier of official ineptitude/prejudicial behaviour.

  16. habs001 says:

    hopefully we will not have to kill 3 on 5 pp …i have a bad feeling that it will not only be the bruins we will have to beat..i think the refs not only will allow the bruins game plan but we will be short handed more than boston….

  17. 4m3y2j says:

    Afew points
    -I think the key tonight will be the 1st 10 minutes.it will be interesting toi see Boston’s strategy.Will they go for crease crashing and their aggressive style and risk penalties?
    -If we can keep them off the board in the 1st period that will go a long way psychologically.We will obviously employ the same strategy with hopefully a little more aggressiveness offensively as well as more success on the power play,that will be key.
    -The Bruins are under tremendous pressure here,they don’t want to go 0-2 to MTL,all the local teams are losing and the fans will get on them quickly.They are vulnerable and we need to take advantage of their fragile state as they do not have the habs composure.
    -Thomas looks extremely nervous and shakey the last game,another early goal could go a long way.The habs need a killer instinct tonight.

  18. JohnBellyful says:

    This site really encourages one to take up transcendental meditation — just a moment while I go and look that up on Google seeing as I won’t be able to edit afterward — yep, transcendental meditation, to deal with the stress that comes with posting or trying to post these days. But enough about HIO, let’s talk about hockey tonight. And the mantra is:
    Fluster the Bruins, All Will Be Well.
    Fluster the Bruins, All Will Be Well.
    Fluster the Bruins. All Will Be Well.
    That’s the mantra tonight, HIO CHannellers. Work your transcendentalmental magic once again.
    I’m calling it Operation Cluster Fluster.

    • habstrinifan says:

      I have mustered all the fluster I can gather
      Added tspoon xtra from Uncle Fester
      Milled it all thru the JD harvester
      And am ready now the B’S to pester
      So here we come you Beantown losers
      Down ye go to the Cluster Fluster.

  19. habsfan_61 says:

    expecting the bruins to come out hard. lots of net crashing and body contact.if the habs survive the 1st 10 minutes we should be ok.

  20. habstrinifan says:

    Just putting this out there!

    I am positive about this series BUT in a very fragile way. Every minute my tension increases and my concern that if we ‘squander this oppotunity’ and not pull out that second WIN tonight it will be disatrous.

    I wanted to enjoy Thursday’s win more than I had. But just cant risk a case of bad karma from gloating.

    Realistically though, all evidence says I should be more confident, have more FAITH in this team.

    The team seems AMAZINGLY PREPARED! and HONEST in their evaluation of themselves and their opponents.

    THERE IS NO BETTER GOALTENDER IN THE NHL (night in and night out) than Carey Price… and goaltending is the biggest playoff factor.

    No other team in the NHL plays under the intense pressure of the HABS night in and night out. Other Canadien teams may have demanding fans but NONE is the end all and be all of the city.
    PLAYOFF PRESSURE wont get to this team as it already has to Boston it seems.

    NO INDIVIDUAL BURDEN! Apart, maybe from Carey Price, there is no player on this team that the other teams can focus on and DESTROY the entire fabric of our system or play. JM (and I am not a huge fan) has through necessity and proclivities built a team where he can maintain the same game plan/strategy by juggling his players throughout the lineup.
    Of course there are key individuals but no one player being shutdown in any game shutsdown the entire system.
    HABS ARE the most RESILIENT team in the playoff.

    CLOSE GAMES PROFICIENCY! I dont have to check statistics, even if my assumption is wrong. There is NO OTHER TEAM that has played as many close games as the HABS. There will be no ‘holding the stick too tight’ because the game is close all the way. We fans will be going crazy of course, but the players and coaches have lived through this the entire season.

    HISTORICAL INTIMIDATION! Regardless of where the CH is in the standings. Regardless of the success of the opponent. Regardless of all the punditry. Anyone who grew up playing hockey and got into the NHL and now is in the playoffs has a psychological awareness of the GREATNESS FACTOR of the CH. Just skating onto the ice and seeing the CH against them triggers that psychological memory. It is A FACTOR. And if the HABS inflict just one tiny wound it bleeds and worries the other team. For the opposing player knows that HISTORY will be made. Either he must fight the normalcy within him to make that History or the HABS legendary aura will. Either way the game is not easy for the opponent.

    So why should I not be confident as a fan of the CH.

    • habs001 says:

      dont worry about karma from gloating because if there is such a thing we are in trouble based on some of the hab fan posts on tsn after the win…some are as cocky and arrogant as any teams…

  21. HabsFanInTampa says:

    I liked the “old” site’s format much better :(

  22. Former Jets Fan says:

    Was just watching the video of JM on the eve of game 2. Got a real kick out of his grimace and double-take as he tried to force tactfulness and respect in describing Krejci’s lines as “one of the better lines in the league.”

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  24. HabsFanInTampa says:

    If we win tonight and go 2-0 against the Bruins. I believe it will psychologically affect their thinking. Every single player and coach on that goon squad will be thinking about last season’s hilarious choke. They will actually beat themselves mentally and may only win 1 game after that. People always say that game three is a crucial game in a best-of-seven series. But, I cannot see the Bruins going down 2-0 and winning this particular series. Especially with so much on their minds. The Bruins are going to goon up a little, just enough so they don’t get called for penalties. The Habs need to restrain themselves and not get retaliation penalties. The refs are going to dole out penalties tonight. Unforunately I seriously believe, they will be unfairly giving more of them to the Habs.

    • Former Jets Fan says:

      The flip-side to that, though, is if the Habs can go up 2-0, and dare we pray 3-0, Boston isn’t going to roll over and hand the 4th win to the Habs. They remember their choke, and they will still believe. Yes, even primitive beings such as they have developed a sense of pride.

  25. Psycho29 says:

    What’s going on with this site? was anyone else having problems this morning?

    • habstrinifan says:

      Yes I did and when I went to main Gazette site to try and get in I had the same message.

    • Ian Cobb says:

      Ya same thing here all morning!. What happened was that while I was editing my post, I mistakenly dropped a piece of Boston Pizza onto my keyboard and all hell broke loose.

    • Former Jets Fan says:

      Was having problems until about 8:30, and now I’m just wondering where everybody else is, Stubbs, Hick, Boone and especially. Where’s my game-day morning roundup?!?

  26. Gormdog says:

    Can’t sleep.

    Got dem’ game 2 jitters…

  27. kmachabs27 says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8De1_gRCYKM probably been posted earlier….a great history will be made brand new from thursdays game….go habs go!!!!!!!!!!

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  29. HardHabits says:

    Hilarious. Tim Thomas says in his post game interview:

    It’s in the segment titled: Chara and Thomas Post-Game – 4/14 at the 1:23 mark.

    It’s a hockey game… it’s the 1st game of the series. You don’t want to lose the 1st game obviously but you got to put it behind you and already start to get ready for Tuesday, or…er…. actually hopefully we’re ready for Saturday.

    Man. Talk about frazzled. They do not and I mean absolutely do not want to go to Montreal down 2-0.

  30. wild flower says:

    More and more, it becomes evident that the Habs seriously mismanaged their relationship with SK. AS SK goes so goes Nashville. He is proving to be a talent that could play in the top six of any team in the league – except the on the Habs. Wow, what a bad trade.

    • Gormdog says:

      Top six on any team in the league?

      Nashville has had about 3 legit top 6 players in the past 5 years. This is why everyone goes nuts for Barry Trotz.

      Sergei has the highest shooting % in the NHL this season. If that doesn’t spell “fluke year”.

      It was addition by subtraction. Kid did NOT want to give full effort on the ice. If the Habs pander to their young, lazy, talented players, they are doomed.

      • 24moreCups says:

        I don’t think it’s a “fluke year” for SK, the kid always had the skill to be a good player it just didn’t seem to work out for him here in Montreal.

        I hope he continues to do well.

    • emann_222 says:

      Same could be said for Sopel and Wisniewski heading our way. Some players just can’t play for certain franchises. Doesn’t mean they’re bad players, but it also doesn’t mean that they ever would have been good here.

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  31. habs001 says:

    we have to play smart sat as the bruins will be giving extra hits etc…the refs will be out to give penalties to us…i can see 3 on 5 short handed situations…huge to get the first goal…

  32. Chicago finally showing some life, and Luongo showing some cracks. His body language after that goal was pretty bad, blaming his defense for his own mistake.

    • SeriousFan09 says:

      A little understandable for a young goalie in nets, much less so for a 32-year old with a supercontract. Luongo not getting helped by Melanson, same crap that almost sunk Carey’s career.

      - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

      • Luongo has adapted to Melanson’s style better than Price did, but Luongo plays a totally different style than Price. Luongo also uses massive equipment that’s probably illegal.

        • HardHabits says:

          I think Vancouver’s defense has adapted to Melanson’s system. As Healy was pointing out about the back in the net tendency it showed a lot of trust on the part of Luongo towards the Vancouver defense corps. But as we’ve seen in Montreal if the D miss an assignment the Goalie gives the look. Vancouver has more firepower though so it balances out.

          Groulx and Pearn had Florida #2 and 3 in save % in 2008-2009.

          When they came to Montreal the work they did paid dividends with Halak. I believe a large part of Halak’s run last play-ofs was due to the cohesion between the defense and goaltending systems employed by Groulx and Pearn. Now it appears to be working for Price.

          Time will tell.

    • t1tan5 says:

      Luongo is one of the more over-rated goalies in the NHL today. He’s definitely in the top 10, but he is talked of as if he is in the top 3. As of right now, I would rather have Miller, Price, Lundqvist, Ward, or Thomas backstopping my team than Luongo.

  33. Luango playing too deep results in a goal.

  34. Timo says:

    Finally a Chicago goal. Come on, Blackhawks!!!

  35. Timo says:

    Chicago never gets even remotely close to Luongo.

  36. observer says:

    LOW SCORING GAMES AND FEW PENALTIES CALLED SO TIME FOR BETTMAN TO START FIXING A FEW. AND HE STARTS TONIGHT 2 EARLY POWER PLAY GOALS FOR HIS BUDDY’S ANAHEIM TEAM!

    Then disallows a goal scored 5 feet behind Ducks goalie who on his own left his crease calling it interfering with the goalie and penalizing nashville.

    Expect Bettman to help out Jacobs tomorrow night because if bruins lose they will be in serious trouble and Jacobs wont make the money he was counting on.

    Today’s Bettman NHL.

  37. Timo says:

    Ah man… Canucks are leading again. Chicago just doesn’t look inspired. Was so looking forward to nucks being eliminated in the first round.

  38. Aybara says:

    How much Canuck dick does Hughson suck… wow

    • Timo says:

      What annoys me to no end is that he calls every Vancouver player by their first and last name: Kevin Bieksa to Maison Raymond, to Ryan Kessler, etc, etc… seriously.

      • Aybara says:

        I’m sure with that amount of intimate interaction Hughson and co would learn both the first and last names.

        Forget about impartial broadcasting. Cherry is one thing, the play -by-play is something else.

  39. HardHabits says:

    CBC going on and on about Luongo’s being deep in the net. It’s amazing how the Roland Melanson system that so exposed Price is working wonders with Luongo. I wonder for how long?

    • What I don’t understand is how playing deep is credited as helping Luongo, if you watch the highlights of last year’s playoffs, Luongo was too deep all the time. He kept getting beat on long shots because he wasn’t challenging at all. Luongo looks good because Vancouver is playing spectacular and Chicago looks terrible.

      • Timo says:

        Chicago is missing the Buff man. He was a one man wrecking crew.

        • They miss overall depth. Versteeg and Ladd were just as important against Vancouver as Byfuglien, and without Sopel they don’t have a true shut down pair. Brian Campbell is good offensively but he can’t handle the top guys on Vancouver with Hjalmarsson like Sopel did, so it forces Seabrook and Keith to play on the defensive side more often and take fewer chances.

          • Timo says:

            True… I don’t think Keith got off the ice in the third in game one. Chicago has no physical presence and overall look defeated.

          • They really don’t look good at all, you’re right. I thought this would be a much better series…

            Even when Chicago does get chances, they’re making the wrong decisions. Hopefully the momentum shifts soon.

  40. Curtis O Habs says:

    Tim Tom proves year after year he is not a playoff goalie. Once we see Rask, Boston, mentally will not recover.

  41. SeriousFan09 says:

    Bournival, Leblanc, Lefebvre escape with OT wins! Cataractes, Juniors go on to play Game 6 on Sunday so they can push the series back to Game 7s to escape the 2nd round of the Q playoffs.

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  42. Clay says:

    Man, the Habs played a great game one. I would like to see them get a few more shots on goal next time though :)
    And props to Gomez for a great game. He silenced the critics, and if he keeps playing like that he will cease to have any critics at all.

    On another note, Washington looks to have learned something from their defeat last season. They’re going to be tough to beat. I hope (if and when we advance ;) ) we don’t have to meet them in round 2.

    __________________________
    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

    • No mention of Price proving he can do it in the playoffs, eh Clay? ;)

      • Clay says:

        Yeah, it’s been only one game, Andrew. He played very well though. I for one hope there is no need for him to be spectacular, because that means our team is dominating.
        I was watching the game with my father though, and was saying to him that Price has the potential to be one of the best ever for our team, and that’s saying a lot. Also praised him a lot during the game for maintaining poise and concentration.
        Does it make you feel better to read that?

        __________________________
        The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  43. HABZ24 says:

    i was a price hater in seasons gone by,but price has ripened into an amazing solid mature technically great goalie. bruins were asleep at the switch tryin to be nicey nice, but look out crashin bangers will return in game two im sure. we can do it. go habs go

  44. emann_222 says:

    I’m pretty sure the Bruins are looking heavily at what went wrong, and I’m sure they’ll be a different team coming out in game 2. But I also still say the Habs will take this series in 6.

    They clearly outplayed the Bruins with speed and tired them out. They will continue to stay in the system, and that will take them through to the Semi Finals.

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  46. LL says:

    Even though Julien says “you have to have a short memory during the playoffs”, I think they are still reeling from Chokegate.

    Every member of our team played an excellent game last night except Pouliot maybe. As long as they continue this way, they are virtually unbeatable.

    And Chara proved he’s got a chromosome missing to everyone else, because we knew that already.

    • SeriousFan09 says:

      They’ll be reeling from Chokegate until they’re all retired. No one they play against will ever, ever let them forget that epic collapse.

      - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

      • LL says:

        Big mistake keeping Julien after that. Not that I blame him for all of it, but much like a goalie change in a game, they needed new blood to erase Chokegate. The whole team is tainted. Facing Habs first was the worst thing for them. And Kaberle, so far a major disappointment.

        Anyways, all this works in our teams’ favour.

    • TINMAN17 says:

      What’s the deal with Pouliot? Does he get high before games or something? He looks like he’s burned a fat joint then just “oops lost the puck, my b fellas”, then falls down for no reason, “oops fell down again, my b fellas”, then falls trying to turn around, “oops, got dizzy there, my b fellas”. So F’N talented, but maddening to watch.

      Born and Bred in Enemy Territory (Boston).

      • LL says:

        Don’t want to be an amateur therapist here, but his problem I think, is in his mind. He’s a great kid, team player, loads of talent but no belief in his abilities. It’s too bad for him unless he figures it out and fast.

        I wonder if the team addresses such issues?

        • TINMAN17 says:

          I hope so, I really do. I think with more confidence and maybe focusing on some off-season strength training he could be dominant on the ice. You’re right though, he does need to get going soon or I don’t see him lasting through next season, IMO.

          Born and Bred in Enemy Territory (Boston).

          • LL says:

            Or a good kick in the butt, or one of those slaps behind the head….
            “Hey, snap out of it already.” ; )

            He’s more of an enigma than AK.

        • Timo says:

          He looks frustrated at time… too bad his frustration is rarely expressed properly, such as a bruin crying in pain somewhere in a corner.

  47. Man Fleury is such a momentum killer.

  48. rocketsglare says:

    Last night’s victory planted doubts in the mindset of the Bruins who are
    scrambling today to deal with the impact of their loss. The Habs by their
    play and game 1 victory have served notice to the Bruins that the series is
    up for grabs and that they intend to battle and compete in every
    shift.

  49. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Got any Bruins jerseys that say “choke artists” on the back?

  50. TINMAN17 says:

    I swear this guy, Murphy, from ESPNBoston is secretly a Habs fan. Check out the accompanying video, I think Barry Melrose wants to marry Carey Price. His advice for Boston to have a chance against Price is to keep him from showing up to the game! Melrose, I have noticed usually likes to knock or tear up the Habs, probably the whole McSorley stick thing in the ’93 finals, not anymore, though.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/nhl/columns/story?columnist=murphy_james&id=6357849

    Born and Bred in Enemy Territory (Boston).

  51. Gorges_the_great says:

    If I was a Bruin fan, the bright side would be that now there’s no way they can blow a 3-0 lead in this series! I guess that’s not much consolation after losing on home ice…

  52. since1988 says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtvW_Nsho2Q&feature=player_embedded

    Saw this on a boston blog hilarious montreal fan celebrating after the 2nd goal

    “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

  53. Ian Cobb says:

    IMPORTANT
    PS—Price was fantastic,! but do not make the mistake of giving Price all the credit like people gave Halak last year.! It is Martin’s 6 men defending style of game that deserves all the credit, and all players executing the game plan on the ice as a team.

    • pmaraw says:

      ian, ur awesome, and i 100% agree, most people seem to see us filtering most shots to the perimeter, but being outshot as a bad thing, i dont. its quality, not quantitee.

  54. Ian Cobb says:

    Now all the critics know, as I have all along, why Gomez gets paid the big bucks, he is the key to J. Martin’s shut down puzzle style of coaching. Glad we have Gomez locked up for the next 3 years as a Hab.!

    We will be going a very long way into this playoff year with Martin’s shut down style of defensive hockey. After all, we have been practicing it all season long, while other teams were running up their goals for, stats. But Martin knows that means nothing in the play offs, it is goals against, that is the most important to winning play off hockey.

    The only problem with Martin’s style of game is that it leads to many injuries on the defensive side of the puck. If we do not run out of bodies, we will be very close to seeing Stanley again.

    What fun to watch this team win by one goal every night, with this shut down style of play. We are sure going to need the liquor stores and the heart medicine for the next six weeks.!


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