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  • Power Habs because their Powerplay is 35.7% in their last four games. That gets you noticed around the NHL and TSN’s latest Power Rankings list the Canadiens as 5th out of 30.

    The Habs are hot – but how long can they possibly keep up their far above average powerplay success?

    chris higgins

17 Comments
  1. #1 PACTUM SERVA says:
    October 29, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    Lets just hope we dont nose dive after christmas like last year.Flu or no flu our boys must keep this rolling.We were rolling along nicely at this time last year too and we all know what happened at seasons end. GO HABS GO

  2. #2 DeHabs4ever says:
    October 29, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    Montreal has a much better team this year than last. They better not start dragging their feet after getting ahead in the first period however… or they’ll start looking like the Leafs…. and we DON’T want to be fighting with THEM again for the last freakin’ play off spot.

    Go Kovy! Show us what you’ve got!

  3. #3 HabsFan4life says:
    October 29, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    Price is getting his second stsrt in a row against the thrashers. Go Habs Go!!!!!

  4. #4 HabsFan4life says:
    October 29, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    TSN.ca Staff

    10/29/2007 1:15:44 PM

    Rookie netminder Carey Price will start in goal on Tuesday when the Montreal Canadiens host the Atlanta Thrashers (TSN, 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt).

    Price stopped 20 shots and did not allow a goal during the shootout in the Canadiens’ 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

    In three games this season, he is 2-1 with a 2.93 goals-against average and .893 save percentage.

    Both of Price’s wins have come against Pittsburgh.

  5. This week is a great shot to really kill the leafs. beat Atlanta,Philly and then Toronto. get 7 points ahead of them!

  6. #6 Charles336 says:
    October 30, 2007 at 7:34 am

    Well. Last yeah i thought that our pp was lead by the howitzer. But it seems that the system made my Jarvis is the key of our pp. As long as the players keep the pace and play the system, it will work like a swiss clock.

    “Another wrinkle is that coach Guy Carbonneau keeps his two top lines together for the two power-play units. The first has Saku Koivu with Higgins and Michael Ryder, the second has Tomas Plekanec with Alex Kovalev and, lately, Guillaume Latendresse.

    Before, Koivu, Higgins and Kovalev were the first unit.

    The Plekanec line had four power-play goals and the Koivu unit had one in a 7-4 win in Carolina on Friday night, while the Koivu line was on for another by Markov in Pittsburgh.

    “The two units challenge each other,” said Streit. “It’s competition between them and it’s great.

    “And when you have two units, they have different plays and it’s tougher to defend.” CP (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/teams/news_story/?ID=221692&hubname=nhl-canadiens)

    Oh and i remember Paul Maurice said that it was very difficult for the other teams’ players to beat the Montreal’s pp because the players know so many tricks, so many plays. Watch all the Montreal pp’s goal ; it’s terrific!

  7. We gots a point,good enough,can’t win em all…..GO …HABS…GO

  8. Anyone else surprised/upset/confused why Patrice Brisebois was on the ice for about 99% of the powerplays?

    The second they take him off Higgins gets the tying goal..

  9. #9 superfan says:
    October 31, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    i honestly think that carbo has some non-sexual crush on breeze-by…it’s pathetic, get this asshole off the ice when it comes to powerplay time, this is not the 1993 stanley cup run here carbo! he makes bad plays constantly out there yet he still plays…and plays a lot! he was brought in to teach the youngsters, he’s really showing them how to screw up on defense that’s for sure!

  10. #10 Donnie says:
    October 31, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    Flying once again on the PP. I haven’t missed a game yet and our boys are playing well. Maybe could be better 5 on 5…just hoping that will improve and not get the same results as last year. But lets keep the top guys on the PP Bob. Outside of the top 2 lines and maybe top 3 defensemen…none of these other guys should see the ice, unless they start proving themselves offensively when its 5 on 5…then…sure…give em a chance. Brisebois’ playing there, I think I even saw Begin or Latandresse there the other night. If your going to give someone outta the ordinary a chance…how about Dandy?? Talk about your team player, and can put the puck away when given the chance. But first and foremost, ya gotta keep your Kovalev’s and Koivu’s out there, even if there not living up. They are the most offensively talented players there and on any given day are going to score or supply a helper before the 3rd and 4th liners. Just a thought. GO HABS GO !!!

  11. #11 Charles336 says:
    October 31, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    Well i dont think that Brisbois is an asshole but you, i would prefer Markov, Streit and Hamrlik on the PP as well.

  12. #12 Charles336 says:
    October 31, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    Well i dont think that Brisbois is an asshole but * i would prefer Markov, Streit and Hamrlik on the PP as well

    hehe nvm on the you lol dont take that as an offense. mispell

  13. #13 habs4ever says:
    November 1, 2007 at 12:17 am

    just exactly how many times is Kovalev going to given the opportunity
    on the shoot out ? While I don’t get to see too many Habs games out here in the west, I don’t believe I have ever seen him score in this situation when the games is on the line and he has the opportunity to win it, just another
    pathetic effort. Big screw up by the rookie on defense…things like that happen.
    The problem is going to be that they can’t score 5 on 5, so other teams quit taking penalties, then what do we do ? the 5 on 5 has to be addressed, because
    right now it’s just not happening.

  14. What bullshit over Koivu’s lackof French,goes to show you assholes are everywhere.Canada is a multi cultural country and if you dont like it MOVE….!!!

  15. we should have won that game. It’s like the worst NHL TEAM!!! Atlanta? we lost to Atlanta!?We have to win the next 2!

  16. #16 chevy4CH says:
    November 1, 2007 at 8:26 am

    If you don’t show up, you’re going to lose, no matter who you’re playing, and that game, was the hab’s worst performance of this year. no skating, hitting or energy. They were damn lucky to get 1 point!

  17. #17 jack hab says:
    November 1, 2007 at 9:18 am

    Hopefully they learned not to underestimate any team no matter how crappy it seems
    to be.
    Also would like to see some competitive spirit tonight.

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