When the best players play their best ..

Nicklas Backstrom is a very good player.


  1. Mr.Hazard says:


    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  2. punkster says:

    As I commented on the other thread:

    So sad to see a viable franchise with such dedicated fan support choke
    at such an inoppotune moment in their history. The unraveling of this
    team will have a disastrous effect on the scores, nay dare I say
    hundreds, of dedicated Caps fans. I just hope Ovie and BB can keep
    their obvious distaste for eachother out of the public spotlight…for
    the good of the game. Oh the shame, the shame.

  3. Go Habs Go Theme Song Guy says:

    I love Annakin’s tune. If you have a chance, please 

    drop by my channel:

    Go Habs Go!



  4. CHsam says:

    Everywhere cocaine

  5. Danno says:

    McLean is nothing more than Don Cherry’s b*tch.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  6. Aybara says:

    I dunno, the production on this one is pretty bad.. and she needs to learn how to sing a bit better.

  7. likehoy says:

    boudreau would be the first to go if there was any tension.

    – Habs Romance (Lady Gaga remix)

  8. MikeMcLaren says:

    It just sucks that they spelled “Tomas” wrong on that fan page.


  9. avatar_58 says:

    The shi-at will hit the fan if the habs can come out with a win. I tell you this. A win and the series will get a LOT more interesting.

    If you lose boys please lose by 1 or 2 goals ok? Don’t let them run away with it. Make em work for that W.

  10. likehoy says:

    check out habs romance! it’ll pump you up!

    – Habs Romance (Lady Gaga remix)

  11. JD_ says:
    Washington Capitals Meltdown 2010 (TM) Update
    The maelstrom of dissent and dysfunction currently engulfing the Washington Capitals organization has been further fueled by revelations of a seemingly intractable rift between straightjacket-bound head coach Bruce Boudreau and faltering ex-superstar Alexander Ovechkin.
    It’s all revealed in the following quotes gleaned from the Montreal Gazette’s venerable sports section, as well as contributions from a Canadian Press piece. Readers will note the extent to which this season’s President’s Trophy winner is a house of cards teetering on the brink of total and utter collapse, as in-fighting and finger-pointing, and possibly even tawdry hijinks, continue to poison the Capitals dressing room.
    “…He [Ovie] just had a bad game…Hopefully, it [Game 2] will be different…” – Note that Boudreau is hedging on Ovie’s prospects for game 2 by suggesting he’s only hopeful that things will be different rather than absolutely certain that things will be different. This is a brazen attempt by the wily ol’ coach to completely undermine the fragile ex-superstar’s confidence heading into tonight’s game and can only accelerate the franchise’s imminent collapse.
    “He didn’t have a great game and every human being, no matter how good you are, sometimes doesn’t have a great game.” – According to Boudreau’s backstabbing insult, Ovie is just a lowly human being. Nothing special to see here, folks, that’s it, that’s all. How Ovie can possibly show up tonight after being summarily beaten down in the public’s eye is beyond me.
    “I don’t know what he’s thinking all the time. I’d love to be able to know that, but I don’t.” – Boudreau is many things, but one of them is not dumb. You want to call your aging, faltering prima donna an idiot without explicitly doing so? This is the way to do it. Problem is, Ovie’s no fool himself and is likely to publicly turn on Boudreau any minute now.
    “Give him a massage…I’d just tell him to relax…I hope he doesn’t get frustrated…” – This sordid stuff is all just bubbling to the surface now. Obviously, Boudreau’s comments hint that there’s a whole lot more going on behind closed doors than we are being told. Should any of the resulting inferences play out, it might explain the awkward Ovie-Boudreau tension we are now witnessing as the entire Caps organization sinks into irrelevance.
    I think it’s scary.” – This comment from Habs defenceman Jaroslav Spacek is one thing upon which I think we can all agree: It is scary. Very scary, indeed.
    The Washington Capitals: Melting down like The Backstreet Boys at a Led Zep reunion concert.
  12. Aybara says:

    I know this song is a little dated, what with the references to Tanguay, Koivu, Komi, and Kovy,  but it always gets me pumped up for the playoffs.

    Leve vingt-cinq au ciel y’all

  13. likehoy says:

    i gotta say sergei has been one of our most consistent players since the olympics. he’s done everything asked of him…although he tries some cute plays here and there that could land him in trouble, but he moves the puck, controls, the puck and has the responsibility on the 3rd line that suits him. he’s going to be a great 2 way player!

    – Habs Romance (Lady Gaga remix)

  14. jbroderi says:

    MacLean is an idiot.  He used to be ok, years ago, until his junior B refereeing career made him into an analyst, or so he thought.  Just an idiot

    I have a few female friend back in charlottetown who have been at some of brad richards pool parties.  Word is from a few of the girls that MacLean was there a few times and would only look girls in the chest.  I guess he creeped a lot of them out.  Kinda gross, really!!  This is hearsay, but I do believe the girls!!

    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  15. captaink4life says:

    Can someone please explain to me the “Everywhere cocaine” thing???


    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  16. habs4ever2894 says:

    Hope The habs get this one…. Very worried about the caps having a breakout evening…..No matter what happens tonight the habs are still in good position. We win and were up 2-0 we lose we still have home ice .

  17. Mr.Hazard says:

    Or the Thomas Jagr fan page…. It went from 150 fans to 817 in under 36 hours! Check the fan pics, there’s one of Jaromir and Pleky. Hilarious.

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  18. Ian Cobb says:

    Tommy, I can only wish for the same fun that Jim and I had watching the last one. We do have the horses, just hope they play 100% from first whistle to last.

  19. Trots says:

    Well the CBC is off to a rip snorting start….Ron McLean just said that the Sabres will try to be the only team to take 2 games to none lead, as all the other series are tied at 1-1 with the exception of Nashville/Chicago which only started last night. Hmmmm….did the Habs play this morning and lose?

  20. mrhabby says:

    lol..great pic.

    iam expecting the caps to design a play early on and have OV score it  thereby getting that pitbull into the game and get his mojo back. we must play same way we did thursday and stay out of the box in order to avoid a potential slaughter. we have  character and experience to be calm but the caps are itching to pound us when they get a chance. come on boys hang tough.

  21. Ian Cobb says:

    Better not miss the first 12 minutes of this one. It might be the most important dozen in this series. If we can with stand the on slot and come out even at the end of the first. Then we will be in this thing right up to the last whistle.

    To be going back to the Bell Center with a split would be very nice, but going back, up by two, Well start picking out your spots for the parade.!

    A bit much I know, but stranger things have happened with a big heart and a little pixie dust.

  22. showey47 says:

    I remember it well. Up 2-0 in the series outplaying them badly in game 3,cam ward standing on his head.  A high stick everybody in the hockey watching world saw except for the 4 idiots in stripes on the ice. We probably would have won that game then won the series in 4 straight,then who knows afterwards.

  23. Xtrahabsfan says:

    If Pouliot ,AK and Darche  go nuts the games in the bag………

  24. TommyB says:

    Too many fans far too full of bravado after one win.  You can bet Habs players are keeping an even keel following the well-earned game one victory.  Duplicating the feat tonight will be a tough task.  Not an impossible task, but a very tough one.  If the Habs can keep doing the little things that created success the other night, then they have a decent chance tonight.  However, a period like the first in game one could put us behind the eight ball real quick.  Coming back to the Bell Centre even in games is probably more than many of us expected (include me), but coming back up two games?  Could you just imagine that!  The only advice I would offer tonight is, keep your heads up boys, and play a disciplined game.  Stay out of the penalty box.  Refs will be watching the Habs closely tonight and will not tolerate much of the “cheating” on faceoffs that they put up with in game one.  You also have to feel there could be marginal calls against the Habs in other areas, such as little clutching and holds.  At the same time, expect to be fouled all night long by the Caps (exhibit A: the non-call, penalty shot trip on Gionta the other night).  The darling Washington Capitals are down one game, and in their own barn at that.  Something that surely does not sit well in the stomachs of Bettman’s boys.  Work hard, and play your own game boys.

  25. PrimeTime says:

    HA HA  Love the pic!


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  26. PrimeTime says:

    Should be an interesting match between Coaches and lines changes. I think OV and Co. will see a mix of D again….no one single D man will be able to contain OV for 25 min. Will they run Spacek? expose MAB?

    Caps will come out smoking so I hope our Habs will be able to tough it out and keep it at zero’s at worse by the end of the 1st. That would be a moral victory for Habs and increase doubt in the Cap’s heads. A perfect scenario will be for the Caps to take a couple of dumb penalties in trying to show their size and we can pop a one against their weaker D and “The-Odour” to get the ball rolling. People are so focused on OV that they forget WAS PK and overall D game is weak. Martin knows it, I hope the players stick to the same game plan and MAB can fire a laser or Marky can get involved from the back

    Nobody expected Habs to take 1 game and surely not 2 in OV-land so what ever happens, we are ahead of the experts….but 2 would be REALLY nice!!!



  27. captaink4life says:

    Yah it was freakin unbelievable!!

    Saku was having a dynamite series also 🙁 


    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  28. ArmyFan says:

    OOPS – you’re right. Was thinking of the other Mtl vs Car series that went to 6 games. 2002, second round.

  29. showey47 says:

    The canes went from 1st round sweep to stanley cup champs.

  30. Mr.Hazard says:


    Les Boys have confidence going into this game.

    Cammy is back, Pouliot & AK46 played well last game.

    Halak found his mojo again.

    Gomez is awesome. Gill is awesome.

    Caps might have to play the Habs with more respect now, which will play to our favour if the team manages to take control of the game again (like in 2nd period last game). Because once we have their respect, it opens the door for them to FEAR us.

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  31. J. Ambrose says:

    It would sure be nice to see that somnambulant Belorussian come back to life. His wicked wrister is much needed. 

  32. showey47 says:

    actually it was huet,but same difference.

  33. captaink4life says:

    We were actually leading in Game 3 when Williams high sticked Koivu in the face. That shifted the entire series.


    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  34. ArmyFan says:

    Yikes, don’t remind me! But do you remember who was in nets for those 4 straight losses?? Yup, our old pal Theo, who is now about 190 feet at the OTHER end of the rink.

  35. J. Ambrose says:

    Jaro The Wall is undefeated when facing 45 shots or more. I believe he has 8 wins at that rate of bombardment. That says two significant things to me:

    • Jaro excels when he gets in the zone and is constantly busy.
    • when he is in the zone and playing with confidence, the team opens up and starts taking chances — playing a higher-risk, but obviously higher-reward style of hockey, just as they did in period two of Thursday’s game. 

    All to say that I hope and pray that JM doesn’t revert to his one forechecker, kitty-bar-the-door tentative style of defensive hockey. These thoroughbreds need to run. Flow is our game. And hammer that weak Caps D with at least two forecheckers. 

  36. Norcal Habsfan says:

    The Caps this season have not had to face adversity like the Habs have had to,  both on individual levels and on a team level. Gionta, Cammi, AK, Gomez are used to pressure and used to finding the will to come back. Can we say as much for the Caps when just pure talent doesn’t pull them through? We’ll see.

  37. jimhasbeen says:

    remember last time we came back to the bell being up 2-0?

    carolina wins 4 straight.  eek.  

    the new generation habs are fond of losing 4 straight in the playoffs

    see; philly, boston and tampa in 04!


  38. king ddd says:

    if pouliot clicked with his limated like he did when he first came here, and cammy and kostitsyn played like they did before kostsyn got injures, and if max played like he did last season, and sergei played like he did in his first proseason, and if moen played like he did when he won the cup.. WATCH OUT!


    .::moen for captain::.

  39. coachdoug says:

    Bandwagon fans…Bandwagon reporters…I spent 24 years in the Army…Captains do the fighting…Generals are in the rear with the beer…maybe General Ovechkin’s soldiers are pumping his head up too big…

    “Save us Turtleneck Man…We need you now more than ever!”

  40. Will Longlade says:

    Don’t anyone kid themselves. Tonight’s game will be the pivotal match of the series. 

  41. sidhu says:


    “The Caps… as yet, they haven’t made the Canadiens
    regret their childhood decisions to pursue such a violent sport.”

    “Finally, the Caps have gotten into minor tiffs with Montreal in the
    media. Stop it. Ignore them. In the Napoleonic Army, duels were only
    allowed between officers of equal rank. You can’t let a captain shoot a
    general over a trifle. Why are the Caps fussing with Plekanec, whose 25
    goals would tie him with Laich for fifth place on Washington’s
    powerhouse roster?”


  42. mrhab says:

    AWESOME to see the Red Line

  43. ArmyFan says:

    Part of me is content with them simply winning ONE game, just to shut up all the “blowout bandwagon” idiots, including those CBC buffoons this past Tuesday.

    Having said that, however, it stands to reason that if you can beat a team once, you can beat them 4 times.

    Can you imagine going back to the Bell Centre up 2-0??? It gives me shivers…..the kind I haven’t had since the spring of ’93.

  44. ABHabsfan says:

    How to know if you are a mega-hockey star: Sidney Crosby; you can have influence on a player(s) and style of a game or series that you are not even playing in.

    As if the Habs don’t already have their collective plates full with the best team in the NHL, the best player in the world (Crosby) is apparently making life even more difficult by simply being Sidney Crosby.

    My tongue firmly planted in my right cheek as a type. If Ovechkin is concerned how Crosby is playing in a different series then the Habs sshould be pleased that he is not concerning himself with the matter at hand, the fact that they are losing their series and they have lost the home-ice advantage that they played all season to obtain. Counting the hrs and minutes till puck-drop. Let’s go boys! One shift at a time!

  45. KepowOb says:

    Not that I’m saying this means anything… but from a story on

    <cite>Ovechkin was held without a point or a shot on goal Thursday night. The last time that happened, Jan. 19 against Detroit, he rebounded with 3 goals, 2 assists and a total of 14 shots on goal over the next two games.</cite>

  46. Bob Barker says:

    Big game by AK46 tonight, 2 goals. Ovechkin will score one and the Habs will go up 2-0 in the series. 

  47. Corporate says:

    The season is one thing. But we have guys that are hungry int eh dressing room… Gionta, Gomez, Cammy, Plecky, Lapierre and the list goes on… No, I think they will play a good solid D and the 3rd and 4th lines will keep Washington in their end.

  48. kay.jei says:

    If they are indeed the same Habs that we saw all season, I’m expecting them so sit on their heels after a win – as if proving they could get just one against the Caps was enough.

    But this is the playoffs, they know we expect more, and I hope they bring more.

    I’m expecting an explosive game on both sides!

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