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Canadiens Clinch Playoff Birth!

  • Regardless of the outcome of their final game against New Jersey, the Montreal Canadiens have clinched a playoff birth.

    The Atlanta Thrashers fell 6-4 to the Washington Capitals ending the Thrashers chance. It’s been a long year and great to have it finally settled after almost going down to the last game of the year.

    The Canadiens will finish 7th or 8th in the Eastern Conference and face the Ottawa Senators or Carolina Hurricanes.

    The Habs can lock up 7th with a win at home against New Jersey.

    Congratulations and Good Luck to the Canadiens whose late season winning streak locked them a spot.

    Get ready for the real season to begin.

10 Comments
  1. Hello,

    Well, we’re in!!! Due to the heroics of Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday…we were all Washington Capitals fans on this night.

    I was hoping and praying the Caps would put Atlanta way, and on Fan Appreciation Night in Washington, the boys from D.C. didn’t let thier fans down.

    I know Bob Gainey and Guy Carbonneau will have a great system in place to help us beat either Ottawa or Carolina! Long live les bleau, blanc, et rouge!
    Go Habs Go…and Hip, Hip, Huet!!!

    Take Care,

    Mark Hostin
    CANADA

  2. #2 Brad Chisholm says:
    April 17, 2006 at 10:01 pm

    Go Habs! Beat the Devils and let’s take on Ottawa who have that deer in the headlights look. Even with Hasek he’s going to be rusty.

    LA Habber

  3. #3 Bzzliteyr says:
    April 17, 2006 at 10:13 pm

    Yay!! That’s great.. anyone know when and how I can get me some tickets to the playoff games? I am currently in NB but home is Montreal and I want to take my family to a game. Cheers to all the happy habs fans!!

  4. Now that the season is all but officially over, here’s a link that summarizes it pretty well: http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/story?columnist=burnside_scott&page=seasonreview

  5. #5 Gumper says:
    April 17, 2006 at 10:47 pm

    Don’t want to sound ungrateful but that was too close for comfort.

    Ok,.. now come on boys, do that thing you do,.. you know, that thing where you play great and make Huet look like a hero?

    Congrats to all!

    Hope it’s Ottawa, too.

  6. Now that Habs clinched a spot in playoff, who will they face ?

    Ottawa or Carolina ?

    Tomorrow game will decide on this, but either way it will take a win tomorrow to give the habs the moral to win in playoff. Carolina or Ottawa, will both be hard to battle against in a 4 of 7 game. With the lost of Begin, who probably won’t be back in the first playoff round, don’T know what it will look like.

    I am crossing my fingers that they deliver the same strengh they did in their last playoff season.

    BTW : who do you think will be the goalkeeper if they play against ottawa ? or Carolina ?

  7. #7 Gumper says:
    April 18, 2006 at 12:05 am

    It was said by Gainey recently, that he’s not partial to speculations of a competition between the 2 goalies for the #1 spot, I don’t think he’s delusional (he can’t be), to this notion. I think he’s playing with the (first round) opponents’ heads and to a lesser extent, the MTL press. The choice is clear and the starting goaltender should be Cristobal Huet. Hands down!

    Ottawa plays the Rangers (Rangers win)
    Carolina plays red hot Buffalo (Buffalo wins)

    And we win,.. it’s Ottawa VS Canadiens in the first round!

    You read it here..

  8. #8 Gumper says:
    April 18, 2006 at 12:10 am

    Habs in 5 games..

    …now i’m gettin’ carried away here. (teehee)

    Hey Hasek? We wanna make a wish,.. can we use you as a wishbone? What, yer groin is NAT TOO GOOT DEES DYES?

  9. Ha-ha!

    Watch Hasek flop to the ice and feign injury if someone skates within 2 metres of him… and then get up and skate after the referee screaming ‘GOOTIE INDIFFERENCE!’

  10. #10 habsfan says:
    November 30, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    DONT SAY THAT BITCHS!

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