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Habs / Bruins: Game 4

  • So that ridiculous winning streak has finally ended at 13 games. The Bruins were due and they finally got a victory against the Canadiens at the most important time.

    The Habs lost on the ROAD, by one goal, in overtime, with an extra attacker on the ice. In a back to back 24 hour game in which the Canadiens rarely play well in.

    The Canadiens had quality scoring chances in overtime prior to the Bruins winner. Tim Thomas finally did what he did to other teams all season against the Canadiens.

    Was it really such a terrible loss? Were the Canadiens supposed to beat the Bruins every game for the rest of time?

    The Canadiens still hold a 2-1 series lead. Panic time? Not yet.

    The Bruins got their first lead (all year) and got to play their style of game. Most impressive is they have managed to almost completely neutralize the Canadiens powerplay which has been the difference for the Canadiens this season.

    Claude Julien and the Bruins made adjustments. Now it’s the Canadiens turn to adjust and come out with another win, or risk starting all over knotted at 2 games a piece.

119 Comments
  1. #1 Ice Man says:
    April 16, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Thank you.

    Now you made me blush habs4life …..

  2. The Canadiens called up G Yann Danis, D Pavel Valentenko and forwards Matt D’Agostini, Duncan Milroy, Kyle Chipchura and Corey Locke (April’s AHL Player of the Month). – TSN wtf is going on?!

  3. #3 Ice Man says:
    April 16, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    In case of injuries…….

  4. yah I know now. I just read the Montreal Gazzette. It’s kinda smart I guess.

  5. if all those guys were playing, we would still beat the crappy bruins.lol

  6. #6 Joseph says:
    April 16, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    “Very interesting. Boston has played some of its best hockey and Montreal has been struggling somewhat and we are still ahead 3-1. The Habs should rap it up next game. They need to come out with fire in their eyes. It seems like Plakanec was still skating like a girl. I wonder if he has the ability to raise his game up another notch? Ryder is very confusing. I like him but he refuses to shoot. That is his strength. For some reason he feels he has to try and stick handle past two or three players before he takes the shot. Brett Hull used to find the open spot and somebody would feed it to him and boom. Ryder needs to find the open spot and let it rip. Its fun to be a Habs fan. They need to pick up their offence.”

    It seems that Ryder has been second guessing himself quite a lot this season, hence the drop-off in goals. Carbonneau SHOULD be able to get him to simplify his game and shoot more. Especially now, when we need his contribution the most.

    As to the overall offense, I would like nothing more than to see the Habs open the flood gates on Thomas and the Bruins in Game 5, and for two reasons: (1) There’s no sense in dragging this series out any further, unnecessarily, and (2) the offense needs a good blowout to get going, as has been stated several times in this blog. I wouldn’t mind seeing two or three powerplay goals in Game 5 either. Julien told his team to stay out of the box due to fear of the Montreal powerplay, but there’s been little to nothing to fear to this point (save two game-winning powerplay goals). It’s about time that the Habs let the Bruins know precisely what Julien was so afraid of.

  7. #7 Ice Man says:
    April 16, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    I have seen the light at the end of the Tunnel. It’s the Habs Express chuggin on through the Boston Bruins and on to the next round.

    I have the Faith.

    The Faith is Carey “The Ice” Price…..

  8. #8 Joseph says:
    April 16, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Does anyone know if Koivu will be good to go in Round 2? Is it worse than orginally thought?

  9. #9 rhabs4real says:
    April 16, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Koivu skated today, sources say
    posted by Kevin Mio at 15h29 EST on Apr 16
    From Herb Zurkowsky down at the Bell Centre.

    Canadiens captain Saku Koivu did, indeed, go for x-rays yesterday on the broken bone in his foot.

    Although Montreal coach Guy Carbonneau, in his daily media briefing, claimed he had yet to receive an update, a source told The Gazette Koivu in fact skated on his own at the Bell Centre before the team’s late-afternoon practice.

    Koivu missed the final four regular-season games with the injury, and has yet to make an appearance in the Canadiens’
    quarterfinal playoff series against Boston. With Montreal leading the series 3-1 heading into Thursday’s fifth game on home ice, there’s likely no reason to rush Koivu back.

    Likewise for injured defenceman Francis Bouillon, the coach added.

    “I’d like to see these two in the lineup, but we’re not going to rush them,” Carbonneau said. “I don’t want
    to see them come back for one game, (suffer a recurrence) and be out for two weeks.”

    Bouillon, who missed the last three games of the season with an ankle injury, is listed as day-to-day, according to Carbonneau.
    The coach said Bouillon’s condition is improving daily and he was expected to participate in the team’s workout on Wednesday

  10. #10 Joseph says:
    April 16, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Thanks!

    That has to be a good sign. And I agree that he should get as much time as possible to recover, what with the Habs handling the Bruins without him in the line-up.

  11. #11 Don Carnage says:
    April 16, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks again for all the B-Day wishes …. Tommorow should be the end of this series , let’s hope the Habs finish strong and healthy.

  12. #12 Ice Man says:
    April 17, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Good morning everyone in Habs Land.

    The Big Bad Bruins will be laid to rest tonight just as Ottawa was last night.

    Montreal is lacking offence in this Series. I feel that Montreal will score a few tonight and the Power Play may get one or two. The Habs need to score some goals to boost their confidence going into the next round. 1-2 goals a game will not win them the second round for sure.

    GO Habs GO

  13. #13 JohnS says:
    April 17, 2008 at 8:16 am

    The CBC loves Montreal they really do!

    Laughing my @ss of you guys should read this crock.

    Anyone catch Cherry praising Montreal last night? You could tell he was forced to do it lol.

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/moore/2008/04/we_love_montreal_we_really_do.html

  14. #14 Ice Man says:
    April 17, 2008 at 8:41 am

    I sent him my 2 cents:

    “Don Cherry Needs to be FIRED. Pay him the rest of his contract and Kick his Sorry Butt to the Curb. I’m sure that he would find employment with TSN. The Other Toronto Maples Leafs Sports Network. Like CBC, the only qualifications needed to work at both Toronto Sports Networks is a “HEARTBEAT”

    Cherry knows Quat about Hockey. He could not make it as a Player or a Coach in the NHL. Cherry is a joke.

    Oh! One More thing! Make it a package Deal. FIRE Bob Cole as well.

    Due to these two people. I will no longer watch CBC Hockey.

    Thank God for RDS”……

  15. #15 habs4life says:
    April 17, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Sens players will be on auction soon. :)

  16. #16 Christopher says:
    April 17, 2008 at 11:10 am

    CAREY PRICE SHAVED HIS HEAD!!!!!

    And so did Maxim Lapierre…well actually Latendresse shaved thier heads fro them! lmao

    Oh man too funny….Kudos to Price though, leading the NHL Playoffs goalie stats in GAA and Save % wooooooooooooo!

  17. #17 habs4life says:
    April 17, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Toronto Stars:
    Habs get premium goaltending at a regular Price

    http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/415307

  18. #18 Ice Man says:
    April 17, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Oh Happy Day.

    Ryder is back tonight Baby.

    I predict a goal or two for him tonight.

  19. #19 FRENCHY says:
    April 17, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    go habs go!!!!!!!! winning the stanley cup this year bitches

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