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Habs / Flyers: Game 2

  • Sloppy play, unlucky bounces & fluky goals all characterized game one of this series.

    The Habs managed a late comeback victory regardless of all that.

    What will happen if the Habs or the Flyers execute their game plan effectively?

191 Comments
  1. #1 Don Carnage says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    I cant believe how unlucky we are …

  2. #2 Don Carnage says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Oh well

  3. #3 Don Carnage says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Price realy was not in his game tonight

  4. #4 rhabs4real says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    PRICE COST US THE GAME, and maybe the series!

  5. BEGIN,SIT HIM…

  6. #7 rhabs4real says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    I think Price is too young. Flyers won their 2 games in Philly vs the Caps. not looking good for the habs. If you struggle so much at home, how can you win a series?

  7. #8 rhabs4real says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Unless habs get the lead in the next game, it’s over.

  8. #9 Don Carnage says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Its al tied relax band wagon jumpers , we out played them … Price was not in the game thats the only problem we had, Biron was good tonight … so its all tied thats all , back to square one

  9. #10 Joseph says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    See this for what it is…

    The Habs dominated this Flyers team tonight and Price played a piss poor game. That’s OK becasue Price will rebound with a strong performance in Philadelphia and help the Habs to establish a 2-1 series lead.

    The Flyers have no answer to the Habs’ speed and they haven’t been able to establish a physical dominance like they had hoped. All the Habs have to do is consistently put in this kind of effort, with Price on his game, and they’ll win this series.

  10. #11 Don Carnage says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Thats right we out played them with ease .. we need Price to play his kind of game

  11. Price’s worst game to date…

    He WILL be back though.

    The theme overall seems to me that the Canadiens have played 1/10th of how they can and are tied 1-1 and in this one until nearly the end….

    Frustrating to see but the Flyers haven’t impressed me any way whatsoever other than Biron tonight..

  12. #13 rhabs4real says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Price played lousy in the 1st game too. When’s he going to play well? when we’re down 3-1 in the series?

  13. #14 Joseph says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Come on, bandwagoners… this is why they play the games, and this is why it’s fun to watch. And I feel as confident in this Montreal team as ever.

  14. #15 Joseph says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Frustrating to see but the Flyers haven’t impressed me any way whatsoever other than Biron tonight..

    I couldn’t agree more.

  15. #16 rhabs4real says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    outplaying a team means nothing, if you can’t score. It’s only the score that counts!

  16. Fairweather pessimist “fans” out tonight…same as game 4,5,6 in Round 1 ….

  17. #18 Joseph says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    And if you watched their series against Washington, you’ll know that this is about all that they have to bring.

  18. Never ceases to amaze

  19. #20 Don Carnage says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    later guys see ya Monday

  20. #21 Joseph says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    outplaying a team means nothing, if you can’t score. It’s only the score that counts!

    They’ll score. Don’t you worry.

  21. #22 Joseph says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Have a good night, Don.

  22. rhabs4realit’s only game2,a little early to call it don’t you think? Plus our Habs beat themselves,Price had a off day and Biron was glove hot,and too much passing and not enough shooting.Another thing was cary the puck in instead of allways dumping her in and last but not least, sit Dandy.

  23. #24 Joseph says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    I’d have to agree with the notion that the Habs should shoot more often. We all know that they’re skilled–wonderful–but sometimes when you get the puck in the slot, it’s a good idea to just shoot the damned thing.

  24. #25 portly says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Don Carnage Posted on April 25th, 2008 at 12:09 am. About ‘Habs / Flyers: Game 1′.

    “That loss is going to hurt Philly … mark my words”

    SACRE BLEU! We take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’!!

    See you boyz on South Broad Street Lundi…bring that guy Price along, willya?!?

    We seem to have a series on our hands…

    ..

  25. #26 Joseph says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    portly, how many times did your heart jump during tonight’s game?

  26. #27 portly says:
    April 26, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    We Philly fans know better than to get cocky. We’re a lunch-pail team, as you can see, not slick like the Habs. We like to grind and we did some serious grinding tonight.

    Were you guys playing only 3 lines tonight? Are your older stars going to wear down? We had four lines working and we’re a young team…

    Lot of hockey left to play. Playoff hockey is AWESOME, no?

  27. #28 rhabs4real says:
    April 26, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    and how come the habs are always asleep to start every game? when are they going to start a game strong????? Even Cherry noticed that. Unfortunately he didn’t watch most of the habs games, or he would know that the habs NEVER start strong!

  28. #29 Habs25th says:
    April 26, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Game 1 against the B’s two goals 34 seconds, thought we were on our way, I still think we are and Monday night’s game will show just hoe good the Habs really are…

  29. #30 rhabs4real says:
    April 26, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    We need to win the next game so as not to give the flyers any momentum. If we can steal 1 game in Philly, maybe we’ll win, but it’s going to take 7 games.

  30. #31 groundworking says:
    April 26, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Price has been bad in 4 of the last 5 games. He has been absolutely brutal in 2 of 5 (tonight and Game 5, rd 1), just mediocre in 2 others (gm 1, rd2 and gm 5, rd1) and excellent in one of them (Game 7).Other than that, not impressive.

    I wonder if he isn’t getting tired. He’s a great goalie, but he’s had more bad games already in the playoffs than he had all year in the regular season.

    And there’s absolutely no question that Markov is injured. My bet is that it’s a knee or an elbow–based on the way’s he’s been timid and having more difficulty than usual corralling bouncing passes (either he can’t pivot as well on his knee or move his arms up and down as quickly, thus either an elbow or a knee imo)

  31. #32 groundworking says:
    April 26, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    edit bad in gm6, rd1, brutal in gm5, rd1.

  32. #33 rhabs4real says:
    April 26, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    I totally agree with you groundwrking. Looking at all of Price’s games in the playoffs, he’s not playing well. Against Boston: good in game 1, 2 oK, game 3 ok, game 4 good, game 5 and 6 horrible, game 7 good. so the kid can’t seem to put 2 good games together. More than anything else, those stats worry me! We need him to be good in 6 out of 7 games. I truly believe he’s way too calm, znd too young to understand what it’s all about. give him a couple of years to mature, but not yet.

  33. #34 rhabs4real says:
    April 26, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    we need a lineup change for next game. take out Dandy, and insert Ryder, because the 4th line is invisible. And where is Plekanec in the playoffs? AWOL!

  34. Ya Ryder going to score goals and get into fights and win them too,I don’t think so,Latendresse is the way to go and Stewart or Chipchura….

  35. #36 Habs25th says:
    April 26, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    I agree, Latendresse needs to be inserted…. and as rhabs4real asked, where is Plekanec, we need both these guys.

  36. #37 marblehead says:
    April 27, 2008 at 12:04 am

    The Canadiens again were Priceless, wow that Biron I havent watched the Flyers much being a Bruins fan but he is awsome.

  37. #38 Tony from NB says:
    April 27, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Hi All,

    I must admit, didn’t see the game, just the highlights
    ( exhausted from watching 10+ hrs of the NFL Draft).
    Noticed that many of the goals on Price where high glove…one of my first blogs here commented on the scoring “skill” issue from other teams againts Price…just my observation for what it;s worth…he does seem to go down too earlier. He covers the mid/low area extremely well, and he’s very relaxed…good thing. Believe “Rollie” may need to work on that b4 game 3.

    Take care boys and good luck in game 3……and always remember that the Flyers, the Eagles, the Phillies, the 76er’s, Rocky, Kate Smith, Schultz and all the Broadstreet BullShits….and especially any Philadelphia sports fan are “loathsome losers”.

    Tony ( welcome Run DMC to Raider Nation )

  38. Yo marblehead,you know what would be priceless,you playing goal right now without protection trying to stop Souray slap shots!!!GROINnnnn….

  39. #40 EFFINFLYERS!! says:
    April 27, 2008 at 12:24 am

    ole?

  40. #41 Joseph says:
    April 27, 2008 at 12:27 am

    Never mind the disgruntled Bruins fans who can`t seem to stop hanging around, licking their wounds and whining in public, Xtrahabsfan. They`re a waste of time. Tony from NB and BruinsFan are exceptions to this rule, of course.

    Nice to see some more objective Flyers fans in here tonight.

    portly, playoff hockey is the only hockey.

  41. #42 EFFINFLYERS!! says:
    April 27, 2008 at 12:28 am

    this looks to be a long series habs, or the beginning of the end. 6 games will shadow the truth.

  42. #43 EFFINFLYERS!! says:
    April 27, 2008 at 12:30 am

    Joseph!!! I thought I lost you forever. Ying to Yang and all of that prophecy crap and whatever.

  43. #44 EFFINFLYERS!! says:
    April 27, 2008 at 12:32 am

    has anyone answered my earlier mentioned inquiries concearning yje chants?

  44. #45 Joseph says:
    April 27, 2008 at 12:33 am

    This could also be an abbreviated series either way. Either Biron will continue to rise to the occasion and Price will continue to play subpar, or Price will rebound as he did in the first round and start stoning the Flyers.

  45. #46 EFFINFLYERS!! says:
    April 27, 2008 at 12:35 am

    Hello???….I love you northern peoples and what not.

  46. #47 EFFINFLYERS!! says:
    April 27, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Joseph

    have you seen my earlier questions about the Montreal chants?

  47. #48 EFFINFLYERS!! says:
    April 27, 2008 at 12:39 am

    What do they mean? I have noticed quite a few teams with thier own “chant” this year. Including the Flyers…where did this originate?

  48. F@ckinliars,you just figure out your slow and overwhelmed team of wanna be thugs won,enjoy it while it last…to bad its over…

  49. #50 Joseph says:
    April 27, 2008 at 12:46 am

    No I haven’t. All I know are the soccer chants becasue my girlfriend is Brasilian, and therefore she tells me what they actually mean. Ole is a chant of approval or encouragement. What’s funny is that the commentators seem to think that the Ole, Ole, Ole chant is premature when it’s sung early in a game because they think that it’s a victory chant. It’s not. It’s a ‘Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go’ or ‘great play, great play, great play’ chant.

    I’ve heard Rangers fans chant some interesting things as of late, but I can’t make out what they are.

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