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  • Game 68: Habs/Lightning

    If ever there was a time when our team needed to step up – it is now. We’ve seen the Lightning cruise into Montreal too many times before and take 2 points. There is no denying the effect that the city has on Lecavalier, St Louis, and Tanguay. It is as simple as this: Tampa trails us by 5 points in the standings with 3 games in hand. If Montreal is to have a chance at the post season, they not only have to win hockey games, but they have to beat the teams behind them when given the opportunity.

    You HAVE to believe that we’ll see a steady dose of Jaro Halak to close out the season. Whether or not Price deserves the bum rap given how terribly the team plays in front of him is irrelevant. Halak gets it done right now – and unless he slips – he has to be the guy.

    They’re all big games this season. Go Habs Go!!!

  • Game 67: Habs/Ducks

    Those of you who stayed up to watch the game last night were rewarded with a well deserved 60 minute effort that resulted for two points for the good guys. In the murky mess that is the Eastern conference, the Habs have tenuously reclaimed 8th place. I don’t know if they’ll hold it, but this much is true: winning will allow them to control their destiny. A losing streak of any size will all but eliminate them from contention. The boys will look to replicate their result from last night against Captain Koivu and the Ducks tonight. I’m sure it will be an emotional game for Koivu and the few teammates remaining on the Canadiens from last season. I know I still have a soft spot for him even though I do believe it was time for the club to move on.

    Puck drops at 8. Go Habs Go!!!!