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ECQ Game 3 | 4-20-09 | 7 PM ET | Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens

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04-20-2009, 04:35 AM
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ECQ Game 3 | 4-20-09 | 7 PM ET | Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens







RDS HD
CBC HD
NESN HD

CJAD (listen)
CKAC (écouter)
WBZ (listen)





MONTREAL
Laraque-Koivu-Kovalev
A.Kostitsyn-S.Kostitsyn-Weber
Latendresse-Lapierre-Kostopoulos
Higgins-Metropolit-Tanguay

Hamrlik-Komisarek
Schneider-Brisebois
Gorges-Dandenault

Halak
Price


BOSTON
Axelsson-Savard-Kessel
Recchi-Bergeron-Kobasew
Wheeler-Krejci-Ryder
Thornton-Yelle-Bitz

Chara-Ward
Hnidy-Wideman
Stuart-Montador

Thomas
Fernandez





MONTREAL
Jaroslav Halak
0-0-0 - 0.00 GAA - 1.000% - 0 SO
SEASON STATS: 23-16-10 - 2.86 GAA - .915% - 1 SO

BOSTON
Tim Thomas
2-0-0 - 1.50 GAA - .949% - 0 SO
SEASON STATS: 36-11-7 - 2.10 GAA - .933% - 5 SO





MONTREAL
Lang (Achilles', Questionable for this series)
Markov (Knee, Questionable)

BOSTON
Ference (Undisclosed, Questionable)
Sturm (Knee, IR - Out for the Playoffs)
Hunwick (Spleen, Questionable)
Lucic (Suspended, Out until Game 4)




SEASON RANKINGS
Canadiens: 2nd in NE division - 8th in conference (93pts - 41-30-11)
Bruins: 1st in NE division - 1st in conference (116pts - 53-19-10)

Montreal on the road: 17-20-4
Boston at home: 29-6-6


SPECIAL TEAMS
MONTREAL:
PP: 0.0% (0/3)
PK: 55.6% (5/9)
Shorthanded Goal(s): 0

BOSTON:
PP: 44.4% (4/9)
PK: 100.0% (0/3)
Shorthanded Goal(s): 0


SCORING LEADERS
POINTS
Kovalev:2 Koivu:2 Metropolit:1
Savard:5 Kessel:4 Ryder:3

GOALS
Kovalev:2 Higgins:1
Savard:2 Kessel:2 Hnidy:1

ASSISTS
Koivu:2 Metropolit:1 Kostopoulos:1
Savard:3 Kessel:2 Ryder:2

+/-
Tanguay:+2 Hamrlik:+1 Koivu:0
Savard:+2 Lucic:+2 Kessel:+2






Game One: Bruins Win 4-2 (04/16/09)


Game Two: Bruins Win 5-1 (04/18/09)








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I still don't understand why Laraque was put on the first line. I guess I just don't understand Montreal vs Boston hockey, but it seems to be more complex than any other match up in sports.

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I hope Boston wins just because I hate the habs fans more


and I really hope Price is in net

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lol @ your banner Manu! Funny as usual! haha

gonna be there tonight, just hope they come out strong and win this one.

I wished Markov was there

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Just a small note, Bouillon should be added to the list of scratches.

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Obviously a must win for the Habs. The Habs desperately need Markov, their best player and MVP, in the lineup. It's like watching two completely different teams when he isn't in there. Without him, I can't see this series going more than 5. If he does return, the Habs could still be heard from. I think Lucic's impact is overblown and not having him in the lineup won't hurt the Bruin's chances much. Chara is the guy that stirs the drink.

Also the Laraque on the 1st line experiment should end. Koivu/Kovalev/Tanguay were flying at the end of the season and it made absolutely no sense to break up that line and the chemistry they had going. It's no coincidence that Kovalev has scored his two goals when Laraque was on the bench. Laraque has a role, but that role should not be on the 1st line under most circumstances.

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Obviously a must win for the Habs. The Habs desperately need Markov, their best player and MVP, in the lineup. It's like watching two completely different teams when he isn't in there. Without him, I can't see this series going more than 5. If he does return, the Habs could still be heard from. I think Lucic's impact is overblown and not having him in the lineup won't hurt the Bruin's chances much. Chara is the guy that stirs the drink.

Also the Laraque on the 1st line experiment should end. Koivu/Kovalev/Tanguay were flying at the end of the season and it made absolutely no sense to break up that line and the chemistry they had going. It's no coincidence that Kovalev has scored his two goals when Laraque was on the bench. Laraque has a role, but that role should not be on the 1st line under most circumstances.
I agree PPJ. With Markov, the Habs are a completely different team. I'm not sure if there's a team in the league that seems to depend on one guy so much.

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Im pretty sure Gainey will die with Price...

Halak will never get a shot at playoffs hockey in Montreal imo

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I agree PPJ. With Markov, the Habs are a completely different team. I'm not sure if there's a team in the league that seems to depend on one guy so much.
Absolutely an issue that Gainey needs to address. There is obviously a big problem with the overall makeup of this team, when winning and losing is so dependent upon one player being in the lineup.

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Nice job on the GDT folks... I'd be lying if I said I didn't laugh at the Pierre and Claude pic.

So is Halak a for sure tonight? I've said it before but I'd rather the B's face Price any day of the week over Halak.

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Nice job on the GDT folks... I'd be lying if I said I didn't laugh at the Pierre and Claude pic.

So is Halak a for sure tonight? I've said it before but I'd rather the B's face Price any day of the week over Halak.
Most of us are probably going with common sense... but then again Bob Gainey and common sense don't mingle (sometimes).

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LOL, and Habs fans wonder why so many people root against them when the playoffs come along. Only they would be making fun of a team who has been soundly beating them in every aspect this year and series.

Heck, the Bruins are even winning in the suspension category 1-0!

Do or die tonight for the Habs.

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Win this for Lucic!

Be very afraid of BYRON BITZ!

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Price back tonight? Hope not!

Hoping he won't be, I beleive he lost it... what a terrible season for the youngster. Halak looked much stronger in the 3rd period in game 2. The players don't seem to want to play in front of Carey. Every game he lets 1 or 2 really weak goals in... sad but true.

And now Price wants to go at it with a fan...?
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Absolutely an issue that Gainey needs to address. There is obviously a big problem with the overall makeup of this team, when winning and losing is so dependent upon one player being in the lineup.
Yeah, the lack of depth and quality of the defence needs to be looked at for sure. I guess there's no chance Markov gets parachuted in for tonight's game? I haven't heard anything on him.

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This game should be just as heated as the first 2, I forsee Thornton grabbing Lapierre and knocking the **** outta him. (Hopefully)


Bruins win in a really close one (maybe OT)

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This game should be just as heated as the first 2, I forsee Thornton grabbing Lapierre and knocking the **** outta him. (Hopefully)


Bruins win in a really close one (maybe OT)
That could happen, but don't forget our first line player may have a little to say about that.

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This game should be just as heated as the first 2, I forsee Thornton grabbing Lapierre and knocking the **** outta him. (Hopefully)


Bruins win in a really close one (maybe OT)
Nah..If this goes to OT, the refs will pull a game 2 last year.

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Win this for Lucic!

Be very afraid of BYRON BITZ!
Yeah! it is the lightning, and everyone's frightening...

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Yeah! it is the lightning, and everyone's frightening...
I'd be more scared of Bitz than Laraque.

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Yeah! it is the lightning, and everyone's frightening...
Looking forward to a great game, the Montreal fans should be as loud as ever, helping their team get back in this.



Keep the GDT clean please, respect the site rules and enjoy the game.

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Nice thread and presentation, the only thing is that as far as the Bruins lines go Wheeler will be playing with Krejci and Ryder and Bitz will be on the 4th line with Thornton and Yelle.

It's going to be important for the B's to start out strong prove they can maintain their physical play on the road and without Lucic. Getting on the board first would be nice too, the Bell Centre will be rocking and it would be nice to take the crowd out of it early.

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I'd be more scared of Bitz than Laraque.
just wondering if he'll be as manly as the "others"



at least you tried ivan, that's a start...
(just look at the post below your reply, MAYBE you'll get it... )

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really? ur scared of dog food?


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Nice thread and presentation, the only thing is that as far as the Bruins lines go Wheeler will be playing with Krejci and Ryder and Bitz will be on the 4th line with Thornton and Yelle.
Thanks, bruins lines updated!

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