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04-21-2017, 06:19 AM
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Game 6, Saturday night 8EST at MSG

Biggest game of the season! (thank Captain Obvious!)



Last night sucked but can't dwell on it too much because tomorrow night is do or die. I think this series is going 7!

Note the start time, we have a later puck drop than usual.

I wonder if we'll see any lineup changes?

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04-21-2017, 06:24 AM
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Haven't felt this discouraged since Kovalev and Surray collided and Murray scored for Boston to take a 3-1 lead on us.

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04-21-2017, 06:37 AM
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Even though I really think Price hasn't been PRICE in the playoffs and allowed a few softies, you can't really blame the guy for our situation, he's given our team a chance every single night.

His save percentages from the 5 games:
.967
.921
.952
.958
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In bold are the games we won.

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Hope we at least get a good show for the last game of the season.

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04-21-2017, 06:57 AM
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Hope we go with Davidson-Emelin as a 3rd pair.

Beaulieu needs to sit.

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04-21-2017, 06:58 AM
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Ha, Hotels.com... Capt Obvious is alright, but I can't stand the Trivago guy.


There have been several flukey, weird bouncing goals on the NYR side this series and I'm still holding on after what happened in game 2. Unless they're down by 3 going into the 3rd on Saturday, I'll be watching.

If we lose in 6 i.e. suffer a third consecutive loss, I'm expecting one of MB / Patches to be out in the summer. If we lose in 7 at home in a close game, I'm expecting a whole bunch of excuses and status quo in the summer.

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Haven't felt this discouraged since Kovalev and Surray collided and Murray scored for Boston to take a 3-1 lead on us.
Nailed it. We won that series but I have zero confidence in this team scoring a goal, let alone winning a game, after last night.

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04-21-2017, 07:17 AM
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I still believe, i am a true through thick and thin Habs fan.

If we win i will be proud, if we lose i go down with the ship.


GoGo !!!

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04-21-2017, 07:21 AM
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Let's go

It's not over yet!!!! We still are alive and going for the cup let's go!!!!

Hopefully Julien finally starts with new lines and doesn't just do it late in the game.

Lehkonen Galchenyuk Radulov
Pacioretty Plekanec Gallagher
Byron Danault Shaw
Martinsen Ott Mitchell

Markov Weber
Davidson Petry
Emelin Benn

Price

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Even though I really think Price hasn't been PRICE in the playoffs and allowed a few softies, you can't really blame the guy for our situation, he's given our team a chance every single night.

His save percentages from the 5 games:
.967
.921
.952
.958
.917

In bold are the games we won.
This is unbelievable...

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I have tickets to game 7. Just win on Saturday PLEASE!

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When I think back to 2014, this team just doesn't feel as good. That team felt like a potential Cup winner, and if Krieder hadn't done his thing on Price maybe it could have won one.

This team? It seems like everything has to go exactly right just to squeak out a win. That's the team Bergevin has built.

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When I think back to 2014, this team just doesn't feel as good. That team felt like a potential Cup winner, and if Krieder hadn't done his thing on Price maybe it could have won one.

This team? It seems like everything has to go exactly right just to squeak out a win. That's the team Bergevin has built.
We actually scored goals in those playoffs. It was nice.

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plz adjust the lines, try something like:

Pacioretty - Plekanec - Gallagher
Byron/Lehkonen - Galchenyuk - Radulov
Byron/Lehkonen - Danault - Shaw
Lol - Lol - Lol

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plz adjust the lines, try something like:

Pacioretty - Plekanec - Gallagher
Byron/Lehkonen - Galchenyuk - Radulov
Byron/Lehkonen - Danault - Shaw
Lol - Lol - Lol
Yeah, lines need to be changed up a little. I'd do:
Pacioretty - Plekanec - Gallagher
Byron - Galchenyuk - Radulov
Lehkonen - Danault - Shaw
Mitchell - Ott - McCarron/Flynn/Kirk Muller coming out of retirement/One of the kids who fist pumps the players when stepping on the ice... anyone but King

Markov - Weber
Benn - Petry
Ugh - Ugh... I guess Emelin and Bo

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04-21-2017, 08:52 AM
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Now it's time to try McCarron, he needs to play a game, at least for experience.

Pacioretty-Danault-Lehkonen
Byron-Plekanec-Gallagher (this line works, don't break it)
Lehkonen-Galchenyuk-Shaw
Ott-Mitchell-McCarron

Markov-Weber
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04-21-2017, 08:55 AM
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Even though I really think Price hasn't been PRICE in the playoffs and allowed a few softies, you can't really blame the guy for our situation, he's given our team a chance every single night.

His save percentages from the 5 games:
.967
.921
.952
.958
.917

In bold are the games we won.
Agreed, and I don't think you can pin any of the 3 goals last night directly on Price either.

First goal, when Zibanejad crosses over, Petry picks up the assignment and Beaulieu needs to pick up Fast as he's going to the net, but instead let's Fast get inside position on him, resulting in a grade A scoring chance that ended up in the net.

Second goal, 3 Habs pick up the puck carrier along the boards leaving Nash open down low and Skjei open from the point. Price makes the initial save bailing out his team but Skjei easily pots the rebound. If 2 Habs didn't get caught puck-watching, Skjei's shot doesn't even get through to Price.

OT winner was just bad luck. Emelin played it right, he took away Kreider's shot, but an bad bounce off his stick landed right on Zibanejad's stick, Price had no chance.

Of course, if we are to win the next 2 games, we need everyone at their absolute best, including Price. Blown coverage, puck-watching, lost assignments cannot happen.

I'd switch up the line-up a little for game 6.

Lehkonen - Danault - Radulov
Pacioretty - Plekanec - Gallagher
Byron - Galchenyuk - Shaw
McCarron - Ott - Mitchell

Markov - Weber
Benn - Petry
Emelin - Davidson

Lehkonen had been playing great, wouldn't mind seeing what he and Radulov could do together.
Pacioretty has played well with Plekanec in the past, Plekanec is playing some pretty good hockey now, as is Gallagher, maybe that could help spark him.

Beaulieu needs to sit out, he hasn't been very good all series long.

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04-21-2017, 08:56 AM
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We looked tired...

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04-21-2017, 09:01 AM
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At least my expectations are low now. I feel we outplayed them overall in the series, so it's pretty disheartening to be down 3-2 at this point. Hoping they pull it off.

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At least my expectations are low now. I feel we outplayed them overall in the series, so it's pretty disheartening to be down 3-2 at this point. Hoping they pull it off.
I feel like it LOOKED like we outplayed them, but we weren't as much of a threat as they were. It just felt like a series of wasted efforts, the first half of the game was different though, Habs did outplay them. But mid way through the game, with us leading 2-1 they just slowed down. Seriously how many times did you see the Habs enter their zone and pose a serious threat. I was ******** bricks each time they were in ours.

It just feels like the Habs skate more, shoot more and just generally do more, but it usually doesn't lead to anything, that's either the Rangers doing their job or us just plainly not finishing. Mix of both I think. Add at least one stinker from Price a game, and thats why we lose by a goal.

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We need scoring. Stack up the top line. Pacioretty has sucked but it is do or die.

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04-21-2017, 09:41 AM
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Guys, we are winning game 6...........book it!!

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Give McCarron some experience FFS.

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Guys, we are winning game 6...........book it!!
I saw so many people saying book it last night...almost worked.

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Lehkonen - Galchenyuk - Radulov
Byron - Plekanec - Gally
Pacioretty - Danault - Shaw
Ott - McCarron - Mitchell

Plekanec line has been our best line, I don't think it should be switched up. Lehkonen has been one of our best forwards, give him a playmaker like Radulov to help set him up more.

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