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Nicklas Backstrom is a very good player.
“love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”
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.
I love Annakin’s tune. If you have a chance, please
drop by my channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ahengnbo
Go Habs Go!
McLean is nothing more than Don Cherry’s b*tch.
“Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”
I dunno, the production on this one is pretty bad.. and she needs to learn how to sing a bit better.
boudreau would be the first to go if there was any tension.
– Habs Romance (Lady Gaga remix) http://montreal.virginradio.ca/blogs/39/posts/464
It just sucks that they spelled “Tomas” wrong on that fan page.
/\\ikeGO HABS GO!
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.
check out habs romance! it’ll pump you up!
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
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!
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
Can someone please explain to me the “Everywhere cocaine” thing???
You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku
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 .
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
If Pouliot ,AK and Darche go nuts the games in the bag………
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.
HA HA Love the pic!
Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.
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!!!
Yah it was freakin unbelievable!!
Saku was having a dynamite series also
OOPS – you’re right. Was thinking of the other Mtl vs Car series that went to 6 games. 2002, second round.
The canes went from 1st round sweep to stanley cup champs.
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.
It would sure be nice to see that somnambulant Belorussian come back to life. His wicked wrister is much needed.
actually it was huet,but same difference.
We were actually leading in Game 3 when Williams high sticked Koivu in the face. That shifted the entire series.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!
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::.
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!”
Don’t anyone kid themselves. Tonight’s game will be the pivotal match of the series.
LOCKER ROOM MATERIAL FROM THE WASHINGTON POST:
“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
AWESOME to see the Red Line
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.
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!
Not that I’m saying this means anything… but from a story on NHL.com:
<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>
Big game by AK46 tonight, 2 goals. Ovechkin will score one and the Habs will go up 2-0 in the series.
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.
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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