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Habs / Flyers: Game 3

  • Is game 3 the game the Canadiens finally show up?

    The game where Carey Price returns to form?

    Where the Habs perhaps not fall behind 2-0 on weak goals for the third time?

    Will there be fallout from the ‘taunting’, ‘sucker punch’ and John Stevens perpetual whining?

    The Canadiens will be trailing in a series for the first time if they don’t come up with a road win tonight.

    All the ingredients for this series to finally heat up are there.

218 Comments
  1. Flyersfan, I like the Habs tatto your mother has on the small of her back. looks good.

  2. #2 Flyers~cup2008 says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Come on frog… We may have a Judge and Jail cell but we also have a room deicated for the visting team. It’s fully equiped with tissues and lube!

    :)

  3. Come on Flyers Cup. You know Philly is the worst sports town in the USA! What a bunck of lOSER TEAMS!

  4. #4 FlyersSuck says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    whats wrong witth your team did somethig happen to UMBERGER…. fkn pussy deserves what he got

  5. #5 1HABS1 says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Nobody can blame Price for this game…….where’s the rest of the team……they are sleeping out there!!! This is not Price’s fault….

    Price can handle the pressure……the rest of the team just needs to show up and play the way they played during the regular season!

  6. YOU MUST BE FROM PHILADELPHIA IF…

    * You realize that your favorite dessert is wooder ice (It comes in churry, strawburry, and other assorted flavors).

    * You find yourself using “Yo” and “Youse guys” when talking long distance to family members.

    * You know how to spell Schuylkill.

    * You think $2,500 for insurance on a ’79 Toyota is a bargain.

    * You find yourself at a nice restaurant thinking, “This would only be three bucks at a truckstop.”

    * You can sleep soundly through gunshots in the neighborhood.

    * You visit New York and notice how clean it is.

    * You believe that the car on your side, flashing its turn signal, wants you to close the gap with the car in front.

    * You can’t eat fries without Cheeze Whiz.

    * You find street people greet you by first name.

    * You don’t think Wawa sounds funny.

    * You snub a cheesesteak that isn’t on an Amoroso roll.

    * Your parents, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles all live on the same block.

    * You love scrapple for breakfast.

    * You took a vacation at the shore (and liked it).

    * You know where to find the Rocky statue.

    * Only tourists go to Geno and Pat’s for an authentic cheesesteak.

    * You buy soft pretzels at a traffic light.

  7. #7 FlyersSuck says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    is this a spark of energy for les boys, 5 min penalty wiht umberger out….

  8. #8 Flyers~cup2008 says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    I’ll admit our teams choke quite often; but our fans stay loyal. I’ve been all over the US and wouldn’t trade our fans for any.
    Plus the Refs just spotted you 5 mins…. 2min boarding but no major.

  9. Get them somemore Frog,lol goalllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

  10. #10 FlyersSuck says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    ET LE BUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

  11. #11 Flyers~cup2008 says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    LOL frog… I won’t argue most of those. Nobody goes to Pats or Geno’s becasue there steaks suck!

  12. ha ha ha ha goallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll…ole ole ole ole ole go habs go go habs go

  13. #13 habs4life says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Keep AK27 and SK11 in ONE lineup is the SAME as Carbo’s lucky tie. He only put one his tie once, how come keep AK27 &SK11 togother forever???

    AK27 and SK11 should be split (no bias at all, just tried to think objectively):

    AK27 – AK46 – SK74;
    SK11 – CH21 – TP14.

    OR, go back to the original lineups:

    AK27 – AK46 – TP14;
    SK11 – CH21 – SK74.

  14. F U FLYERS HA HA HA

  15. #15 James says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    At least we’re showing some character in this period. We’ve taken good advantage of that power play so lets hope the floodgates have opened on Biron now…

  16. #16 FlyersSuck says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    LES GO LES BOYSSS

  17. #17 Flyers~cup2008 says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    What do you guys think about the Pitt-Rangers series?

  18. #18 duckdoc says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO!!!!!!! HABS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. #19 Flyers~cup2008 says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    T-minus 4:00 to Flyers VICTORY!
    PULL PRICEY

  20. #20 Flyers~cup2008 says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Bench minor – Game over

  21. yOU SHOULD KNOW IT AINT OVER TILL THE FAT LADY ……..

  22. #22 Flyers~cup2008 says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    The fat lady is clearing her throat…

  23. #23 Flyers~cup2008 says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    She is singing… See ya game 4

  24. #24 rhabs4real says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Price and Carbo cost us the series!

  25. yOU GUY ARE TOAST FROM HERE ON ,YOU ARE DONE CHEEZE BALLS,DONE DONE,DONE,YOU HAVE NOYHING LEFT IN THE TANK,SAY BUH BYE PHILLY,CITY OF MANLY LOVE,LOL,GO HABS GO,OLE OLE OLE OLE OLE OLE

  26. #26 duckdoc says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Don’t sweat it, guys. We’ll just go out and win the next 3.
    WE GOT THEM WHERE WE WANT THEM!

    GO HABS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. #27 HabsRule says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    If the Flyers continue playing the crappy style of hockey they are playing, and if the Canadiens can keep goals against to no more than 2 for the rest of the series, then most certainly the Canadiens will win. Clear the path for Price to see and also get some more traffic in front of Biron.

  28. #28 habs4life says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    SOG 34: SOG 14
    Score- 2:3

    1. Goalie factor;

    2. Less GOOD shots from Habs;

    3. They are lucky

    We saw a lot of missed open net tips in the Koivu line: Kovalev is NOT familar enough with Koivu and Higgins.

    AK27 – AK46 – SK74;
    SK11 – CH21 – TP14.

    OR, go back to the original lineups:

    AK27 – AK46 – TP14;
    SK11 – CH21 – SK74.

  29. #29 groundworking says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    I disagree about Price. He hasn’t been good at all.

    1. Montreal 4-1: Price saves 17 of 18 shots. .944, excellent
    2. Montreal 3-2: Price saves 37/39 shots. .948, excellent.
    3. Montreal Loses 2-1: Price saves 29/31 shots. .935, very good.
    4. Montreal wins 1-0. Price saves all 27 shots. 100% Brilliant!
    5. Montreal loses 5-1. Price saves 19 of 24 shots. .791 Awful.
    6. Montreal loses 5-4. Prices saves 31 of 36 shots. .861 Bad.
    7. Montreal wins 5-0. Price saves all 25 shots. 1.000 Brilliant!
    8. Montreal wins 4-3. Price saves 30/33 shots. .909 Average.
    9. Montreal loses 4-2. Price saves 19/23 shots. .826 Very Bad.
    10. Montreal loses 3-2. Price saves 9/12 shots. .750 Brutal!

    The notion of him having no chance is ridiculous. He’s had 4 very bad games in the 10 games that Montreal has played. You can’t get too far in the playoffs with your Goalie shooting at 60%.

    That said, it isn’t his fault. That was a risk the Habs management took when going into the playoffs with a 20 year old. And he’s an absolute wunderkid for a 20 year old. But this is the NHL. And I’m comparing him here to the expectation that elite NHL goalies have bad games, but not 4 bad games in the first 10 playoff games of the year.

  30. #30 HabsRule says:
    April 28, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Groundworking… aren’t you forgetting that Montreal has to score? I think you’re right that Price looks a bit off… but from what I watched tonight, Montreal could easily have won this game by 2 or 3 goals.

    Andrew

  31. #31 LeBeau says:
    April 28, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Well, I’m glad to see the Canadiens came out to play in the 3rd, but too little too late. You can’t win a game if you only come out to play 1/3 of it.

    I’m going to change my mind. I want to see Price back in net for game 4. And I want to see the Habs come out and win it for him!

    I sure hope the intensity from the 3rd period spill over into game 4.

  32. #32 habs4life says:
    April 28, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    The Habsnation just give Carey Price 150% tolerance (including me). People from outside (of Habsnation) have objective views on Price: The Habs goalie has been dancing, days in HIGH, days out LOW.

    Being said, (the rookie playoff goalie) Carbonneau should make the TWO goalies sharing the ice time. Carbonneau should TRY Halak when “sensing” Price is dancing LOW. It’s not a easy job, but that’s the life that we have TWO rookie goalies.

  33. I feel bad for the Canadien fans right now. 8 month winters and they have no hockey team.

  34. #34 Habs25th says:
    April 28, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    We need Price back, in form, and confident. Carbo, don’t play head games with a 20 year old in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs!! he needs to focus, and have the boys on his side.

  35. #35 James says:
    April 28, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    I find myself agreeing with Don Cherry. Price has been badly screened in a significant number of the goals that have gone past him in this series. He’s not been sharp, but he can’t stop what he can’t see.

    Biron, on the other hand, has had a clear view of nearly everything — the exceptions being the the shots that have got past him, when the Habs have got to the goal, and given him some grief.

    The other thing is that we’re not competing enough in the Philadelphia zone. We need to get to the net. We can ring shots from the point off the posts all night, but that’s no good – outshooting the flyers won’t win the series. We’re scoring when we compete for the puck in front of the net, and if we do that with some consistency, then we’ll wipe the floor with the flyers.

    Crash the net, get some goals, and then we’ll see what Price can do.

  36. #36 habs4life says:
    April 28, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Until the Game 4 puck dropping, there will be two ongoing topics: Lineups and Goaltending.

    Lineups: who’s in who’s out, but Lats seems doesn’t belong to this team. If only his family name makes him in Habs, come on, it’s playoff. Further, I want to repeat again and again — SPLIT AK27 and Koivu. the TWO MEN should carry TWO lines, not zero-sum in ONE line.

    Goaltending: Yes, we should give the No. 1 confidence and chance, but who knows in Game 4 he will be dancing HIGH or LOW???

  37. #37 DieHard Habs Fan says:
    April 28, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    rhabs4real

    You are a MotherF_cker.

    If you were to say that shit about Price in front of me I would rip of your head and shit down your neck!

  38. #38 groundworking says:
    April 28, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Montreal will win the next two games, then game 7 back in Montreal.

  39. guys, I know ur panicing but don’t worry. Philedelphia is the worst nhl team there is. They have luck though, and better goaltending but now Halak is here and philly is done.

  40. #40 habsfansrsoft says:
    April 28, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Hey Habs, how does it feel to get every possible call in all 3 games n still be down 2-1? ( should be 3-0, gotta b an a$$hole to say that wasn’t a high stick, n an A$$hole to say that was a trip). I’ve never seen anything like it, the NHL should be ashamed, n every Flyers fan should be proud of the way there team is battling through this adversity. Shoulda been flyers in 4, ill go flyers in 5, theres no way the canadiens can get every call next game too, n that aint good for the Habs.

  41. lOOK WE GOT TWO OF THE best young Goalies in the league,Price needs to get his mojo back and Halac will do fine.It will also make the D play better ,so as long as we beat those thugs up who cares !We were dominant Fans ,had em by the nuts and THEY KNOW IT.AND DID ANYONE CATCH COACH STEVENS,WHAT AN ASSHOLE!!!!!

  42. game 4 prediction 5-1 montreal, just watch.

  43. post #90 phillyfansarefags,get help and move outa your Moma’s house ,get a life and ask your mother for a saw buck to get a hooker,so you know what your missing,lol

  44. #44 habsfansrsoft says:
    April 28, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    N u Habs better keep your heads on swivles next game. Hatcher’s gonna lay somebody out, n im gonna love it. Too bad there’s no fighting in playoffs or else Cote would be in the lineup, n there would be Canadiens coming home with broken jaws left n right.

  45. #45 future habs fan says:
    April 28, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    I hope Halak plays next game, otherwise we’re in trouble.

  46. #46 habsfansrsoft says:
    April 28, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Hookers, arn’t they legal in scummy Montreal. N thugs, thats how we play hockey in the states. I know in canada hockey players r scared to get hit,( i was actually in a hockey tournament last month with two candien teams, n they cried the whole game we were too rough, n please stop hitting us cuz were little momas boys, n that is no lie u should have heard these whimps) but thats hockey checking is legal, canadiens have speed, flyers have to counter that by laying people out. We can’t help it canadiens r scared to touch the puck. U dont like it, play soccer.

  47. The Philly Pussy’s is thier name and ringette is thier game,lol

  48. #48 groundworking says:
    April 28, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    Why do Philly fans complain about refs? And Boston fans too? I don’t understand. Exactly what penalty are you complaining about? The check from behind, with three full strides and a high hit? You might want to take a look at the rule book. And if you want to see what bad reffing is like, watch the penalties against the Rangers for touching Crosby.

    And if there were fighting in the NHL, you’d be dedicating these playoffs in loving memory of little, pretty Steve Downie, who’d have been so severely beaten by now that he’d look like he was born and raised in Philly. That cup-cake wouldn’t find a spot on an NHL roster if he had to back up his mouth with his fists. Maybe Kostitsyn can get Stevie again like he did in Junior.

    And here’s your precious “Riley” laying a beat-down on a men’s league player who looks like a professor at a university.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54dEUzgYNEo&feature=related

  49. #49 portly says:
    April 28, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Zoot Alors!!

    More tomorrow when the hangover breaks. This series is FAR from over. We know better than to be cocky. 3-1 lead the last series against an inferior opponent and we went to 7 games. The Fat Lady is still gargling. Sleep if off and we’ll talk in the morning…

  50. #50 future habs fan says:
    April 28, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    How many games were Philly players suspended for in the regular season?
    Philly had more suspended players, for dirty hits, than any other team in the NHL. And Downey is by far the dumbest and dirtiest player in the league and everyone knows it. Philly=goons! That’s the only way they know how to play.
    Besides, exactly how many cups have the flyers won? 2, yeah. Habs have won 24!
    Even since the inception of the flyers in 1967, they only won 2 cups, but since 1967, the habs have won 8 cups, or is it 9?
    No matter what happens in this series, Philly won’t win anything this year guaranteed!

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