Not much time to reflect on Game 6

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Take a deep breath and press onward.

Patrick V. Hickey and David Stubbs are on their way to Boston this morning.

Ten hours, then all the marbles.

Hickey’s game story

Quotes from the room

Red Fisher on a beautiful series

Dave Stubbs on Lucic’s impact

Moore was hated by Bruins

Quick Hits and About last night …

Arpon Basu on the shift that may have saved a season

Bruce Arthur on “strange game”

Photo of Game 6 winner by John Mahoney of The Gazette

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  9. Jdub1985 says:

    The last time the Habs played a game 7 against Beantown …they won 5 – 0 decisively.

    The last time the Habs played a game 7 (Pittsburgh) … they won 5 – 2 decisively.

    Any hope for the Habs to win a game divisively for a change?

  10. savethepuck says:

    Just went on the Atlantic Lotto Pro-Line site to check the odds to see if I wanted to get a ticket tonight. Every game in Boston this series, the Habs have been at 2.30, tonight they are only at 1.80. The oddsmakers are finally starting to give our team some respect, like everyone else should.

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  12. Danno says:

    Bring back the good old Habs Inside Out we used to love so much.

    I know you can’t use the old name but the rest of it was way, way better than this two-bit setup.

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  13. habsindepth says:

    About Lucic, don’t count on any suspension. (http://www.habsindepth.com/content/will-lucic-be-suspended)

    NHL has let some vicious ones go unnoticed, namely one by that dirty dirty player named Mike Richards.

    And hey, Andrew Ferrence: Karma sucks eh?
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    • shiram says:

      Spacek was in that position because he was careful and feared an injury. Lucic got 5 and a game because Spacek was cut. No suspension is the way I see it as well.

      • habsindepth says:

        agreed about the 5, if Spacek hadn’t bled so much and required those 5 stitches he got… Lucic wouldn’t have gotten the major/game. And yes, Spacek stayed on ice because you can never be so careful. It was a good decision, he waited for the trainer and didn’t take long after for him to walk out.
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        • Hobie Hansen says:

          Uh Hello, Spacek’s knees were so shakey that he had to be helped off the ice. He was in complete La La Land!

          He made no decision to stay down! He was knocked silly and would have been there for an hour if nobody helped him up.

          • habsindepth says:

            By walking out I meant “he got up and left”. Of course he was helped, it’s not like I didn’t see that. It was a good decision for him to stay down and wait for the trainer. Emphasizing that because he did return to the game and you know those cheap shot Boston media people right? Why did he stay for so long on the ice? That’s a question they will ask. In any case, Spacek is ok and that’s good.

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  14. higginrs says:

    HIO administration has to do something about the spam on here.

    Also, do you think you guys could make it so that new comments appear at the top for the mobile version of the site? Scrolling through 1000 comments is crap.

    Also, Mike Boone’s live game blog doesn’t show up.

    I truly do miss the old HIO site.

  15. Habitoban says:

    Well JM here is your big opportunity to make it right. Let’s dazzle them with our speed. Roll four lines and have “catch us if you can” hockey: (1) Cammy- Pleks-AK; (2) Gio-Gomez-Moen; (3/4) White-Eller-Pyatt; (3/4) Benny-Halpern-Darche. A guy can dream can’t he.

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  17. smiler2729 says:

    So since Buffalo crapped out, I am assuming a Canadiens victory means a rematch with the Capitals, wow, this ain’t easy… let’s just beat Boston first, eh.

    “My second favourite team is whoever plays the Leafs”

  18. Timo says:

    So, no lineup changes for tonight? Is everybody for last night a go?

  19. JD_ says:

    * The Boston Globe’s Fluto Shinzawa on referee Kevin Pollock’s epic braincramp last night, “The towels and cups that littered the Bell Centre ice indicated the Canadiens’ fans fury with the call.” Fluto. What an amazin’ name. It’s like some flute-based superhero. Not that any kid would buy the comic book, but the MSO’s Kent Nagano – who seems to have taken a shinin’ to the Habs – would probably be good for one or two. Back to my point: Cups and towels never, and I mean never, “indicate fury”. I don’t care if they’re jammed down someone’s throat. Cups and towels are completely devoid of gravitas furius. Top-of-the-lungs screamin’, on the other hand. Sounded like the roof was gonna cave in.

    * Soon after that absurdity, Mara mauled a guy behind the net and wasn’t called. Had nothin’ – nothin’ I tells ya – whatsoever to do with the blown goal.

    *cough*

    * Other than that painful softy – it took me about five minutes to register that the Broonz had scored – Price was on his game last night. And what Price game is complete without at least one heart-stoppin’ venture out of the crease? Can’t blame Tommy for lettin’ in a couple of 5-3ers, but didn’t feel he was oozin’ confidence last night. And lots of dangerous rebound action. Rebounds galore. Figure his mask is gonna be the tighter one tonight. Please fire and crash his inner sanctum. Would love to see a return of Newsy’s Uzi for tonight’s game. And a full 60 minutes of concentration from AK, cause he makes a diff when he’s in the game.

    * If you have any doubt at all regardin’ Looch’s intent on the Spacek hit, have a gander at the replay and keep your eyes on his face. Then soak in a few closeups of Bette Davis in Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?. Then get back to me.

    * “Again, I think the five-minute (penalty) was because he was cut, not because of the hit necessarily, but because of the cut,” Claude Julien commentin’ on the Looch hit. Yup, the cut, Claude, not the immobile, fetal position thing – that Spatchy, what a ham – but, rather, the cut. Tempered glass reelin’ under the impact of some guy’s head, blowin’ dandelions, it’s all the same.

    * A-he-he-hem…SubBANG, baby!

  20. Ian Cobb says:

    I only hope that we have enough healthy bodies left to do the job in a back to back situation. Can Auld play defence??

    All hands are needed on deck tonight! If we get to pull this off , with this beaten up group of players, we will have done something very special indeed!

    Enjoy another edge of your seat, one goal game my friends!

  21. HabinBurlington says:

    So Mr. Cherry (pains me to type it like that) has given his blessing to all Hab Fans at game tonight to throw any garbage they can find in Boston (shouldn’t be hard, perhaps a leprachaun or two) onto the ice. That being said, as soon as Lucic steps on the ice, isn’t that constituted to be garbage?

    Go Habs Go!

  22. Alex Rio says:

    Some points and hopefully interesting stuff from the comentariat.

    The 3 games we won i went out.
    The 3 games we LOST i PVR it and saw it at my house.

    Sadly my uncle passed away, and his funeral service is tonight from 7-10…

    I dont know what to do….suffer 2X and not watch the game, OR PVR it and watch after, knowing that they will lose cos of this trend…

    ALSO: do i uninstall the HIO app on my phone to NOT get updates>? or do i WANT updates?

    I DONT KNOW
    HELP THIS IS IMPORTANT! HABS MUST WIN!!!

    • HabinBurlington says:

      Sorry about your loss. Not sure what to say, but do you have a Smartphone you can watch the game on with no volume tonight? I don’t want to sound callous, just a thought. Technically you will be going out tonight, maybe just no pvr’ing….

      Go Habs Go!

      • Alex Rio says:

        HI HB. I do have an iphone, but im not with bell so i cant live stream it…I highly doubt funeral home has TV…

        so yes you are right i will be technically be going out, but not to watch the game, which is what i did the previous times…
        IM willing to do whatever i feel will give the habs a best chance to win (even though i dont matter at all lol)

        So your suggestion i take it is to NOT Pvr it. Im sad, but you might be right…each time i did do that they lost :(

      • savethepuck says:

        Everything said after ” sorry about your loss”, makes you a diehard Habs fan for sure. It is OK to watch a hockey game in the funeral parlor as long as you don’t have the volume on and;
        “Technically you will be going out”. in other words you won’t be jinxing our Habs because you are not staying home to watch the game.

    • Ian Cobb says:

      Don’t worry, your Uncle would know what your priorities should be my friend. Get to the game for him.!

    • Hobie Hansen says:

      Sorry for your loss! Hopefully the Habs can put on small smile on your face during this tough time!

    • avatar_58 says:

      You as well as I do it doesn’t make a difference.

      (Says the guy wondering which t-shirt / jersey etc to wear based on the same train of thought)

  23. HUDSONHAB says:

    I work till 5:30 then a staff meeting. I live 1/2 hr from work so I’m going to a friends for the game. First game I didn’t watch at home. A little nervous.

    Will need a quick goal so I can enjoy the game.

    ….Hab4life….

    • HabinBurlington says:

      Hey Hudson we had the quick goal for you last night, just a small issue with the zebras! Do we know who is effing the game tonight?

      Go Habs Go!

      • HUDSONHAB says:

        No ref info but you know they won’t favour the Habs. Even up at best. We win despite the refs all year. Maybe the Humpback or Pinochio will do something stupid again tonight.

        ….Hab4life….

  24. habs001 says:

    it would be nice if we get a goal or two from some of our forwards that have a 0 besides their goal totals….peverley,kelly and ryder is a line we have to watch…

    i am not sure if martins coaching style is to load up the minutes with your main players or in our situation he just does not believe our 3rd and 4th liners can be trusted but if that is his style he will never win a cup unless the team he coaches wins in 4-5 games….hopefully we beat boston but than we play the caps and for us to win that series would probably take 7 games and again top minutes to a few…if we beat the caps good chance we play the flyers and we would be dead tired team vs a balanced flyer team.

  25. Bugs says:

    “Turning points” and “momentum shifts”, bah!
    Again, I refer you to Jeff Goldblum: “Forget the fat lady, you’re obsessed with the fat lady; just get us the hell outta here!”

    Wide-eyed with wonder warbles L. B. Potter, esq.

  26. Say Ash says:

    Just saw the Hawks leave the Four Seasons and get on the bus. Toews was in good spirits, smiling, taking pictures with fans. Kane didn’t want anything to do with anybody.

  27. joeybarrie says:

    I’m not sure about this whole losing sight of the puck crap from the Ref. I don’t know the particular rules for this, and what i mean by that is the way they enforce losing sight of the puck. I mean there have to be MANY times in a game where the ref can’t see the puck. That doesn’t mean they whistle the play down because of it. I can’t see the puck half the time when two or more players are on the boards with it… To me its because it was against the goalie. The puck didn’t have time to slide anywhere when it was whistled down. HOW MANY GOALS have trickled in between legs this season? Thats out of sight…. I didn’t see those plays being whistled down in less than a second. I get he didn’t see the puck, I get Gio was coming on to the goalie. But if Gio makes contact with the goalie then its a penalty. WHY WHISTLE IT DOWN SO QUICKLY. If Thomas has it, then its not going anywhere. If Gio tries to push it in, then it gets whistled down. BUT TO WHISTLE IT DOWN IMMEDIATELY MAKES NO SENSE. To me you have to wait to see if the goalie even has control of the puck. You cannot tell me the Refs see the puck in a huge scrum with price lying on his back to block it. WHY DOES IT ONLY GET WHISTLED DOWN IN A SECOND OR TWO THEN????? And why can’t they go upstairs to overturn that MONSTROSITY of a bad decision then. ISNT THAT THE EXACT REASON FOR VIDEO REPLAY.
    Thank God our boys don’t let up, cause that was the straw that broke my back. I felt like the Bruins were getting all the decisions, calls and break in the last 3 or so games. I felt they were lucky to be leading the series. ( I don’t feel like we deserved to be winning mind you ) I just felt like everything was going against us.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  28. shiram says:

    Cammalleri is an awesome sight to see in the playoffs. His scoring touch is a must have for our team, and his pride and ego seems to push him to great plays on both ends of the ice.
    Loved his blocked shot early on in the match, and on the first PP, I told my buddies : Watch, they are are gonna cycle it till Cammy gets a decent window for a shot.
    ” Le tir… Et le but!!!”
    Really a clutch player.

  29. J_P says:

    Very Happy I ended up going to the game last night.

    It’s been a tight series throughout, and I expect another tight game tonight. Win or lose tonight, the boys put it all out on the table against a team that was “supposed” to beat them in 5 games according to every expert. If we had Markov, Gorges, and Paccioretty, and even if the bruins had MArc savard, the bruins would have been golfing already. TO do what the boys have done without those three keys players is impressive no matter what.

    That being said, let’s send those Goons packing, and then show the capitals that last year was no fluke!

    Go habs GO!

  30. Johnny_Offensive says:

    The biggest benefit coming out of last night is that the Bruins think they should have won that game and would have if they just stayed out of the box. Now they will be heading into game 7 timid about penalties…just like they were in games 1 and 2.

  31. wall2bay says:

    I would guess that on a back-to-back, the younger goalie aka Price should have a major edge over Old Man Thomas………and this could basically determine it all!

    Having said that I don’t want Spacek playing tonight! Hell, I’ll even put Pouliot back in and move Weber back!

    “I kind of feel sorry for players who never got a chance to be a Montreal Canadien” – Cammalleri

    • somewon says:

      wall2bay, I would love to believe that you are right about Thomas tonight, but I thought that logic would have applied to double overtime, and I was sadly wrong. That being said, the team that brings the highest energy level to tonight’s game will have a definite edge.

  32. HabinBurlington says:

    Can someone on the Habs training staff make sure AK’s med’s are right heading into tonights game. We need him for 60 mins. tonight.

    Go Habs Go!

  33. JF says:

    I don’t know whether the momentum has switched sides in this series, but I do know that the Habs are experienced in Game 7 situations and in elimination games generally. We won five elimination games last year, two of them Game 7s, while the Bruins infamously blew their Game 7 against the Flyers. Poise and discipline might just be the difference, as was the case last year. In the Washington game, Mike Green took an early penalty which allowed us to score on a beautiful cross-ice pass from Gomez to Bergeron. In the Pittsburgh game, we opened the scoring on Crosby’s penalty in the opening seconds. Discipline will be key tonight, as will special teams. Our penalty kill has been perfect so far and the powerplay, while not great, has at least been better than theirs. We need to score first, stay out of the box, skate hard, and keep the shifts short. It’s going to be another nailbiter. But, please, no overtime. Let’s win it in regulation.

    • twocents says:

      So, is game 3 still a turning point in your mind?

      • JF says:

        Why do you keep going on about that? I said that if we were eliminated last night, we could look on Game 3 as a turning point. If we end up winning the series, obviously Game 3 won’t have been a turning point. But leaving aside the phrase “turning point”, what I was saying was that Game 3 was a crucial game for which we weren’t ready, and that this fact is a measuring stick of where the team is at. I still think so. We perform well when our backs are to the wall, which certainly shows that the team has a lot of character and mental toughness. If we could do as well in a situation like Game 3, an opportunity to get a stranglehold on the series, maybe we wouldn’t have to exhaust ourselves in Game 7 situations. Against the Flyers last year, we seemed to have nothing left in the tank…. Not that I’m expecting a third round this year.

        • JD_ says:

          I’ve seen $0.02 in action, J. He wouldn’t be pickin’ on you if he didn’t respect your opinion.

          Now, park that tentativeness by the side of the road and jump on the BroonzMeltdown™ 2011 bandwagon! No half-measures! We yield no quarter and take no prisoners!

          Downtown, Smackdownville!

          SubBANG, baby!

          (Leans over to catch breath.)

          • twocents says:

            Thanks JD, mighty decent of you.

            And you’ve gotten to the heart of it more directly than I did below. I tend to throw my pennies in there when I sense a fine poster is hedging too much, especially on the speculative side of things. That’s why I keep an eye on 24Cups.

            Our best posters have to be our best posters for us to get through a day sanely.

        • twocents says:

          I didn’t realize that returning to something a second time constituted “going on”.

          The reason that I have returned to this is threefold. One, you are a thoughtful poster and I read and enjoy your posts. Secondly, I thought your point yesterday was a simplistic and not as “on” as you often are. Your premise omits the fact there is another team on the other side of the ice and despite you pointing to the Habs record against weaker opponents, the bruins are not one of those, and that comparison is therfore not germane. There’s more to measure than just one team’s performance in a game, which I stated yesterday, the bruins had to win that game. Moreover, there’s more than one way for a team to be successful. There isn’t only one template for a good team. This team rises when the stakes are highest and tends to under-perform when the situation is less dire. I’ll take that over a team like San Jose over the last 7 or years who reverse that pattern. Perhaps, by the end of tonight I’ll be including the Bruins in their company.

          But lastly, “turning points” are to be assessed after the final results, not in midstream, where ebb and flow can be easily misjudged.

        • twocents says:

          Oh and by the way, if we performed really well when our backs were against the wall and when we have our foot on their throats, we’d be a powerhouse dynasty in waiting. We’d be the ’76 team.

          We’re not.

          It senseless to measure us by that type of standard at this point.
          Enjoy what this team has to offer. Desperate, intelligent play.

          • JF says:

            I appreciate your replies and the points you make. Maybe I was being a bit simplistic, I don’t know. I was just so disappointed with the way we started Game 3, and the guys themselves admitted they weren’t ready. If they had been, perhaps the Bruins would not have jumped out to a 2-0, then a 3-0 lead. I don’t think I was comparing that game to a game against a weaker team, just saying that the unreadiness was similar to their frame of mind when they face a weaker team. But of course you are right that if we always performed well in critical situations, we would be powerhouse dynasty in waiting, which we are not. Anyway, I’ve certainly enjoyed most of the way our team has played in this series, nerve-wracking though it is….

  34. joshua94k says:

    When they write a book about battling adversity. The current edition of the Montreal Canadiens will be the case study. What an inspiring effort by this team. If someone said that the Canadiens would force a game 7 in the play-offs against the Bruins without Markov, Gorges, Wisniewski, Paccioretty, Desharnais, many would find it hard to believe. The wounded include, Spacek, Kostitsyn, Eller etc. But this team’s depth carries them through. A Mara come off the bench and does the job. So do White, Eller, Weber and the rest of the young guys.

    Experience and patience will pay off in Game 7. Experience and patience helps when a clear goal is disallowed. It helps when the Bruins tie the game and you score another goal to go ahead. It helps when your players are constantly removed form the face -off circle and yet you manage to win more face-offs than the other team. Experience is when your best players like Gionta, Cammalleri, Plekanec, Gill, Hamrlik and Price play their best.

    Experience is when a rookie like PK Subban doesn’t play like one and logs the most ice time. More than any player in the league during the play-offs. Those who vote for the Calder tropphy, shame on you. He has been playing that good all year long.

    Experience will be the difference tonight. If I am going to battle I want Price in nets. I want Subban, Gill, Hamrlik on defence and I want Plekanec, Cammalleri, Gionta and Kostitsyn to lead the attack.

    Go HABS Go!

    “It’s too much for one guy to shoulder. For us, we’re going to do it as a group. It’s about sharing that responsibility win or lose.” – Mike Cammalleri

  35. psyko514 says:

    Lucic’s punishment was more than sufficient. It doesn’t warrant further discipline from the league.

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  36. Sal says:

    No way, does Campbell suspend Lucic! What’s the debate? These are the Bruins, where daddy Campbell assigns his underling to rule on his behalf, thereby completely eliminating any conflict of interest that may exist, whether real, or imagined. Well, maybe not imagined…

    Plus, the Goon Hockey League, where it’s open season on players’ careers, just wants everyone to chill out, relax, it’s OK. Suspensions are overrated anyway. They don’t want their goons worrying about the consequences of their actions. That would just put too much pressure on their already overcrowded plates. The NHL, they really care…

    Sal from the Hammer

    • The Cat says:

      The hit looked like it hurt but man players got to stop putting themselves in that position. Spacek should not have slowed down/stopped, he did cause he didnt want to use his backhanded shot.

      [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

      • Sal says:

        That’s the whole point. Lucic came from behind another player. Spakec said he didn’t see him. I just don’t buy the theory that players have to see everything that’s going on around them, it’s not possible. In many cases, not all, the player that commits to the hit has to be responsible to make sure the guy he is going to nail isn’t in a vulnerable position. The idea of putting the blame on the guy that got hit is ludicrous in a case where the player has to put himself there by virtue of the play, or the position of the puck. I think Spacek falls into the category I mentioned, and, so does Lucic.

        Sal from the Hammer

      • Chuck says:

        I’m sorry, but the onus should be on the hitter to not throw a dangerous hit, not for the recipient to “not put himself in that position”.

        Blaming the victim isn’t the way to go. All Lucic had to do was throw a hip check to make that play effective. Instead, he hit with the intent to injure.

  37. Habitant33 says:

    Here’s how I see tonight’s game. Habs win if they score first and do not give up a PP goal.
    Boston wins if they break through on the PP tonight.
    It’s just that close between these two! Carey needs to outplay the Flopper.
    I’d love to see the Habs blow them out, but I think it’s going to be another nailbiter, low scoring game!!

    Ghosts of the Forum, we need you on the road tonight!

    Go Habs Go!!

  38. christophor says:

    Kypreos tweeted that there’s no further discipline for Lurch, as per NHL.

  39. longtimehabsfan says:

    Weird series. Habs seems to win when they get outplayed. Price seemed a little too cool last night, actually looking like Ken Dryden falling on his back at one point. Don’t know how the puck stayed out of our net on a couple of occasions.

    Cammy has been our best player. AK46 last night had me wondering if he’s playing hurt or he’s reverted to his old self.

    Boston will have a serious edge tonight as they will be able to roll 4 lines against the Habs old, slow and banged up D and their thinning ranks at the forward position.

    Bottom line: It will come down to the usual — Carey Price and special teams.

    “It’s a moo point. Like a cow’s opinion, it doesn’t matter. It’s moo.”

  40. PrimeTime says:

    No way Lucic gets a game suspension. He hit wrong from behind and he got 5 and the game. I don’t care if his dumped ex-girlfriend is Campbells daughter, no way the NHL lays out further punishment…..not for a game 7 in this series. And the scary part is, Lucic will probably have his best game of the series wanting to redeem himself to his teammates.

  41. ths says:

    If Spacek can play tonight then Lucic should be suspended for not finishing the job and forcing JM’s hand

    Ooh Aah Habs on the war path

  42. ths says:

    Love Dickie Moore. A true legend. If I played for the Habs I wouldn’t be able to look him in the eye if I didnt give it all on the ice.

    Ooh Aah Habs on the war path

  43. ths says:

    We don’t care about Recchi’s personal life here. You will have a lifetime with him after tomorrow night. Enjoy

    Ooh Aah Habs on the war path

  44. songles says:

    The Habs need to come out with all offensive cylinders firing. It’s do or die, they aren’t going to win without getting a lead, and they won’t be getting a lead if they’re worried about executing “the system” off the opening draw. Roll the top two lines for the first 10 minutes until we get that early lead, then shut it down and take it to Washington.

  45. wd40 says:

    I don’t understand people saying we didn’t “deserve” to win… yes, we had 2 golden opportunities with those 5-on-3’s, but shoot, is it the Habs fault the Bruins were completely undisciplined? One thing is clear to me, the team that emerges victorious from this hard-fought series will be completely deserving.

  46. Habfan4lfe says:

    It was a cheap hit, boarding, they were going after Spacek (who knows why) all game. That was the end all, say all of it all. He should get 1 or 2 games for that hit. Damn right there was every intent to injure.

  47. WindsorHab-10 says:

    I missed the game last night because of work, does anyone know why Ryan White only played 2min 32sec?

  48. LA Loyalist says:

    try “bruinsloverswhoeatbeans.com” — take care of those special dating needs.

    Really.

  49. DarthWade says:

    If Richards didn’t get suspended I highly doubt Lucic will.

    One thing in our favor tonight is that the Bruins will be more nervous than we will be. They’ll come out and play desperate and if we can play like we did in game one and two and play smart, we will win this.

    I’d watch Brad Marchand like a hawk though.

    Come on Habs, stick it to the Bruins.

    • Mr. Biter says:

      You got it right on. Boston 0-5 in last 2 years in elimination games we are 6-1 and it ‘s on all their minds. CP seems sooooooooooo cool & relaxed while TT’s insides are probably tied up in knots. 1st goal tonight will be scored by the winners. Cammy’s back in his playoff grove and to all the posters who said he wasn’t trying or cared (before the playoffs) look at him out there. No smiling ,grinning stone faced, just pure desire to win. I think someone posted yesterday that as a “small team” were’re having injury problems, but when we beat the slower bigger team who really cares.

      Mr. Biter

  50. Hobie Hansen says:

    Ummm, this is a site about hockey?

  51. Hobie Hansen says:

    As much as I personally don’t think Lucic meant to hurt Spacek last night…he should get a one game suspension.

    He hit him face first into the glass, right in the numbers. If the NHL follows what they’ve done in the past, there’s no doubt there should be a suspension.

    Colin Campbell has to “GO” next season! The n NHL has to come out with black and white rules for suspensions, no more guesswork and making things up as they go along.

  52. kirkiswork says:

    I think we killed 4 penalties in a row at the end of the 1st. They have yet to score a power play goal on us.
    I think we can win tonight although would like to have Wiz back.
    Mara wins the award for best playoff beard.
    There is too much advertising allowed to be posted on this site.

  53. Lawrencetown Liquor Pigs says:

    Missed tee first 2 periods last night with a meeting and a car breakdown. For some reason, wasn’t nervous for a second watching the third. No nerves about tonight either.

    We had home made beans for the game 1 “Beatdown in Beantown”. Currently, the leftovers are defrosting for tonight, sort of like the ice at TD Banknorth Garden will be tomorrow…..
    ____________________________________________________
    Win 1 for the Liquor Pig!

  54. HabFanSince72 says:

    We stole one. We needed two 5 on 3 powerplays to threaten Thomas. The rest of the game they outskated and outfought us.

    We will have to either steal another one or really step up our play tonight.

    • avatar_58 says:

      Yeah it’s kind of unsettling that they only popped ONE in during that massive advantage.

      But hey – it’s not like it wasn’t warranted. Lucic cost them the game, and that stupid delay of game didn’t help. It’s not like Boston didn’t get several chances to even it up.

      • J_P says:

        The only thing unsettling was Jacques Martin telling the team to play defensive on the powerplay with 3 minutes left in the game. Where’s the killer instinct?

    • twocents says:

      We won despite being a robbed a goal. We stole nothing, we earned it.

      I am not saying this was a convincing clear cut win, but none of the games have been. There just isn’t much to separate these two teams. The Habs played the game they wanted to, and won.

      As for being out-skated and out-fought, I am not sure how you perceived that. Not to mention we out-hit them and won in the faceoff circle.

    • HFX-HabFan says:

      Well, at least you’ve changed your tune from the “we’re done” talk you were giving yesterday.

      • Mr. Biter says:

        And we all thought Lee’s no goal call was bad. On the no goal the only one not seeing the puck in the building and all TV land was the Ref. Did he leave his seeing eye dog in the dressing room?

        Mr. Biter

    • habs in the cape says:

      I don’t know why you say “WE STOLE ONE” I have been reading your comments for about three weeks now and I think that you are one of the most anti-hab people that posts on this site

  55. jimmy shaker says:

    How does TSN’s mckenzie think without a shadow of a doubt that Lucheese will not be suspended. I was shocked when he came out and said that. If that hit isn’t suspendable then this league/bettman/campbell are more of a joke than they already are. I believe a one game suspension for that dirty hit should be the punishment, but am fully expecting uncle colin to rule otherwise. Oh well! Suck it up, like you have all year boys and beat these jabroni’s.

    Shaker

    • avatar_58 says:

      History that’s why. Look at the other hits that are far worse without so much as a penalty. Spacek’s hit looked worse because of the way he hit those boards. Standard hits from behind don’t exactly have suspensions unless theres injury

    • 24 Cups says:

      JS – I think that McKenzie is probably right. The NHL has reverted back to it’s old ways after coming down hard on the Pens’ Matt Cooke.

      Torres, Richards, Bickell and Downie (one game) all got off scot free as the NHL once again sets the bar as low as it will go. It’s all about pandering to the kick-boxing/martial arts menality of a younger audience.

      Once Spacek returned to the ice, you just knew that Lucic wouldn’t miss game seven. I guess that’s what Bob was also saying.

      24.2 Cups


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