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Habs vs. Bruins - GAME FOUR - Apr. 13/04


Game Day Thread: Playoff's Edition
(Game 4)

(7th - 93 points) Montreal Canadiens VS. Boston bruins (2nd - 104 points)
................. :mad: :mad:
From the Bell center, Montreal, Quebec.


1rst Round: Boston leads series 2-1
Game 1: 7/04, 2004 - Habs 0, Bruins 3
Game 2: 9/04, 2004 - Habs 1, Bruins 2 OT
Game 3: 11/04, 2004 - Habs 3, Bruins 2

Game Time: 7:00 PM, Tuesday, April 13th.
TV: Reseaux des Sports.
Radio: Ckac AM 730 (french Broadcast) and Team990 or CJAD 800 (english Broadcasts).

Preview:

- Game 4. The decisive game. Game 3 was a "must" win, but tonight's game will decide the series. if montreal continues to play with intensity and Theo steps up, Montreal will be on a roll. Ryder will definitly have to transport the second line as Ribeiro will be busy keeping is head up all night. We can also expect to see a better play from Souray who after 2 horrible periods, seemed more present in the 3rd.

We're still in DOWNTOWN MONTREAL, let the show goes on !



News, notes and Quotes:

- Bruins powerplay in game 3. (0 / 2)
- Habs Powerplay in game 3. (0 / 4)
- Nylander out in Game 3 will be a game time decision in game 4. I expect him to be there.
- Kovalev, Kovalev, Kovalev ! Finally. i will say it again, wouldn't have CJ saved some time if he had brought "The Prince" on the Koivu's line sooner?
- Raycroft is outplaying our national Theo. If you want to steal a game my dear Jose, tonight and Thursday would be a great time.
- Ryder is up to score a couple of goals tonight, i called local psychic "JoJo Savard" and after spending 300$ for a wonderfull 10 mn, she told me so.
- People use to say that as far as Theodore goes, the habs go. Well since the 2nd game, we can say that the real leader of the team is stepping up. Way to go "el Capitan !!!"
- ``I think it's an embarrassment to our game to see that,'' McGillis said. ``If he's hurt, the trainer's got to go out and help him, but you can't sit out on the ice like that and cry wolf.
- ``The guy was hurt,'' Souray said. ``He didn't practice, so something's up. If Boston needed something to get them motivated, we're not buying into it. Mike's getting the rest and treatment he needs and hopefully, he'll be there next game.''


Hab's Injuries:

- Sundstrom, Ankle.

Starting Goalies and probable lines:

Andrew Raycroft VS Jose Theodore

Montreal

Lines

Zednik - Koivu - Kovalev
Dagenais - Ribeiro - Ryder
Bulis - Dowd - Ward
Langdon - Bégin - Juneau

Markov - Rivet
Souray - Quintal
Bouillon - Brisebois


Healthy scratches: Komisarek, Perreault
Dackell, Dykhuis


Boston

Knuble - Thornton - Murray
Samsonov - Nylander - Bergeron
Axelsson - Rolston - Lapointe
Zamuner - Green - Hilbert

O'Donnell - Gonchar
Gill - Boynton
McGillis - Slegr

scratches: Grosek, Doull, Delmore, MacDonald

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Statistics

Head to Head (Playoffs)


Montreal / Boston

2 (A. Kovalev) Goals Scored Ldr (M. Nylander) 2
3 (2 players; koivu, Kovalev) points Leaders (2 players; Nylander, Samsonov) 4
3 (Saku Koivu) Plus-Minus ratio (2 players) 3

Team

1 / 14 Power Play perc. 2 / 14
12 / 14 Penalty Killing 13 / 14
1.33 Goals For per game 2.33
2.30 Goals vs Average. (goaly stat) 1.30

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Head to Head (season)

Montreal / Boston

26 (R. Zednik) Goals Scored Ldr (G. Murray) 32
65 (M. Ribeiro) points Leaders (J. Thornton) 73
17 (P. Brisebois) Plus-Minus ratio (M. Knuble) 19
135 (D. Langdon) Penalty Minutes (D. Doull) 132
2.27 (J. Theodore) Goals Against Avg (A. Raycroft) 2.05

Team

17.2 Power Play perc. 16.0
82.5 Penalty Killing (%) 83.6
2.51 Goals For Average 2.49
2.31 Goals vs Average. 2.24



Career Playoff Stats

Habs Goal Leader: Alexei Kovalev (27)
Habs Assist Leader: Joe Juneau (53)
Habs Points Leader: Joe Juneau (78)
Habs +/- Leader: Saku Koivu (+12)
Habs Players to Watch: saku koivu, Mickael Ryder
Habs Goon: Darren Langdon

Bruins Goal Leader: Martin Lapointe (19)
Bruins Assist Leader: Martin Lapointe (24)
Bruins Points Leader: Martin Lapointe (43)
Bruins +/- Leader: Jiri Slegr (+10)
Bruins Player to Watch: M. Nylander and Sergei Samsonov
Bruins Goon: Doug Dourk


GO HABS GO[/size]


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