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12-17-2009, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by dre2112 View Post
It's the same reason why we had to go to 7 games against Boston in 07-08 after we killed them in the regular season. The only difference was that Boston played the body harder and we went from virtual domination of the Bruins to barely getting passed them in the playoffs. Same song vs Philly, except they did a better job of containing us using their size and position to keep us to the outside. Yes, Biron had good numbers, but mostly because we took low percentage shots from the outside.

Then in 08-09, we bowed to the Bruins in 4. An embarrassment on all levels.

With Gomez, Gionta, Cammalleri et al, don't expect it to change.
What playoffs were you watching?

The only reason the first Boston series was not over in 5 was because CP lost his focus and started giving up bad goals. When he was playing like a #1 goalies we were beating Boston. It's definitely not because their big team with Ryder Savatd Krejci Kessel Bergeron Ference Wideman Axelsson ran us out of the rink.

We pretty much dominated Phillie the whole series but Biron played over his head and CP and Halak had a terrible series, giving up 5-6 bad goals. We spent most of that series in their zone with Biron and his horseshe, then they'd go up the ice and score either a fluky goal or one from the goal line.

Last year's series the Habs were a shell of a team when you combine the injuries and the off ice controversy.

Blaming any of that on size or grit is comical.

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