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  • Game 24: Habs/Canes

    Can your Montreal Canadiens stiffen up the defense against a Carolina team that has been (somewhat) surprisingly good, and are in the midst of a 4 game winning streak? They had better, because in the last 3 games they’ve given up 15 goals.

    And that is pretty shocking considering how stingy the Habs had been up until that point.

    I’m in a rush and can’t expand on that thought at the moment – but how do you guys see the Habs defense at this point in the season? Did they simply play over their heads to get into first place, or are they due any moment to return to form?

    Go Habs  Go!!

    ~Mats

  • Game 23: Habs/Isles

    What would a good old rivalry game between the Habs and Bruins be without a post game whine fest from the losing coach huh?

    I mean seriously. Do the Habs embellish some contact sometimes? Yes. Flat out – every single team in the league does it. The Bruins are no exception. The fact that we have to hear about this every time the team in gold-and-black has lost over the past 3 or 4 years is a bit tyring. It verges on pathological. It verges on the type of thing you hear from 10 year olds in peewee. “We lost – but it was because they didn’t play right.” Wah.

    Julien’s reaction was comical Sunday. The fact that he can’t admit that he was just plain mad about losing a game in which his team was leading is a little sad. But his constant need to whine about PK Subban is played out to the maximum. The fact that Brad Marchand can jump into that conversation with a straight face is down right hysterical. The rivalry between these two clubs is intense. I don’t expect anyone to pretend to be unbiased in this conversation, but for the love of PETE Claude Julien – get over it.

    On to Long-Island where the Habs face a team that they should have beat on February 21st. Up 2 goals early, the Habs simply stopped skating in their eventual overtime loss to the Islanders. If Montreal can learn from their mistake, I expect the team to pull out 2 points tonight, as they have simply been far better than the Islanders this year. That said – in this league, anyone can beat anyone on a given night. Carey Price will need to rebound from his 7-6 overtime loss to the Penguins last Saturday if the Habs are going to have a chance to win.

    Go Habs Go!!