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09-29-2011, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
And using Moen on that line was an extreme FAIL. Looking at Game 4 where we lost 5-4 in OT, Gomez was - 3, Gionta was -3 and Moen was -2. Bergeron was + 1 with a goal and an assist.
Bergeron is the best forward the Bruins have by a significant margin.

Still, the Habs outplayed the Bruins in that game and ought to have won that game (and, really, the series) but for Tim Thomas's goaltending. And even then it was a close thing. That game, specifically, was the one that the Habs should've won but lost (not that going 3-0 in overtime didn't require a great deal of sustained good fortune for the Bruins.)

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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
Gomez and Gionta were doing well in Games 1 and 2 with Darche (who has the ability to feed passes and accept passes without fumbling) and then Martin got the wild idea to go back to a failed experiment.
I am doubtful that Darche would've done better than Moen against Bergeron; a quick glance at the scoring chances counts confirms this to an extent, especially game 2 where he was pasted; just like Moen, he was uneven somewhat unequal to the task. Against the weaker Krejci or Peverley, he'd have had better odds of generating offense, but Bergeron was pretty much the only really threatening Boston forward, and holding him off the scoresheet was tantamount (and the Habs' inability to contain him consistently was the second deciding factor in the series, right behind Tim Thomas stopping everything especially in overtime).

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