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04-04-2013, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Habsawce View Post
Momentum is real and important in hockey whether you believe in it or not.

You have to take into account that the game was in Philly. The crowd was dead silent, sitting on their hands and MTL was dictating the play and controlling tempo perfectly. Then Moen fights Simmonds (a fan favourite) and it kicks the crowd into gear and in turn Philly.

It's a completely different game playing infront of your home crowd when the fans are either quiet or booing you, instead of cheering.

Also, winning the fight is just one of the factors that goes into it. Remember on 24CH when Prust fought Lucic and it lit a fire under the teams butt because he did it for the team? Momentum.
I am a very strong believer in momentum.

The only issue I have with your post is that momentum is fragile and has a very short shelf life.

That fight probably did inspire the Flyers. But the Habs came back in the 2nd to regain the lead.

The game was not lost because of Moen's fight. For debateable reasons, the Habs played not to win in the third but instead played not to lose.

This could have been because of Pleks being out of the game or the Flyers stepped up their intensity or the referees missing calls or any other reasons.

Whatever it was in the 3rd, the Habs simply could not regain the momentum that they lost in the beginning of the third, not with what happened in the 2nd.

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