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Habs / Bruins: Game 5

  • The Bruins have played as good as they possibly can and still find themselves down 3-1 in the series.

    On the verge of elimination.

    The Habs have not yet played their best and are just one game away from advancing to the second round.

    91% of teams leading 3-1 end up winning the series.

    The Habs and Bruins being involved in one of those few upsets. The 7th seed Canadiens came back from a 3-1 Bruins series lead to advance to the second round in 2004.

    Some more offensive production from the regular season’s highest scoring team would be a welcome sign. As well as a more efficient powerplay.

    With Carey Price leading the NHL Playoffs in Save Percentage and G.A.A, some more offense from the Canadiens should be enough to get it done in 5.

    Mark Streit will rest an injured hip and Michael Ryder returns to the lineup.

105 Comments
  1. #1 rhabs4real says:
    April 18, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Philly has alot more north american players than the habs, and they have a key ingredient”GRIT”, which habs don’t have, plus scoring from 3 lines, which habs don’t have. I truly believe they’re going to the finals, and could very well win the cup. habs aren’t winning anything this year with all their Euros.

  2. rhabs4real,if we lose your gonna be correct ,till then we’re up 3games-2 so….enjoy Dude !

  3. #3 XQCNORDSNEWHABS says:
    April 18, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Price made one mistake and I guess he knows it! He is still the best goalie of the playoff and he’ll show on game 6! Stay tuned for a great hockey night on saturday!!!

  4. #4 Joseph says:
    April 19, 2008 at 11:49 am

    B’sFAN:

    I hope that you didn’t take that last part seriously. That was meant as a joke, but it came across a bit more harshly than I intended it to.

    It’s just a game.

  5. Creamed again by Underated Boston. I think the habs ran out of gas. The team has evaporated from the more agressive Boston. Montreal defense is to slow to get out of their zone and the forwards are getting caught on the slow lane and are not anticipating. Montreal defenses during the season is much better when they move the puck out of their zone quickly.

    No powerplay goals in this game. Boston sees blood and are going for the Habs throat. This is a sickining feeling because of what the habs have accomplished. For some strange reason, montreal cannot make quality passess, the rookies are getting rid of the puck or just rushing their play. Boston forechecking and their game tactics are just taking montreal apart. Montreal cannot adjust. Most of monteal goals are out of luck. Game 7 is going to be a gut wrenching experience. IF montreal gets out in the first round perhaps they will have time to regroup but at the moment it looks bad. Maybe just maybe, with the season on the line, the montreal team will get that extra gas. But montreal really looks bad. This is not the same team. Kovalev seem slowed down and worn down, it looks like he has some hidden injury that we are not aware off. All commentaries and the player all agree they have to skate…but easily said..they seem slowed down as if these young rookies are just not ready for the long haul. Boston is out for vengeance and they seem to have legs at the moment. It can be all about timing, Montreal seem to have reached their cycle peak and now on the slide… they need to survive one more game if we are to see their climb back up. One more thing, Price is good but its going on seven games and the guy need to rest. Too bad Huet is not here on reserve. Perhaps also we maybe getting out coached. Not a single time out or tactics to slow or at least give the player time to regroup. Im certain these young players will be much better next year…so as consolation…we still have a good team that will be stronger after this.

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