What a game... At 0-5, I remember my girlfriend asking me why I was still watching, almost laughing. I told her that I was unable to stop watching, that I was a fan, even at 0-5.
1-5, 2-5, 3-5, 4-5, 5-5... Who's laughing now woman?!? Woohoo!! And when Huet stopped Jagr's shot in the shootout, I started running everywhere in the house, my girlfriend was as excited as I was and my father called to share that moment with me. An unimportant, non-playoff game made us scream and laugh like two kids on Christmas morning.
I just remember that when it was 5-0 fans started throwing stuff on the ice and S.Kostitsyn was clearing all the stuff with his stick pissed off. I could just feel out of his anger that something was going to happen.
This is the best Habs game I have ever seen. I, too, was being made fun of by my girlfriend as I watched it, but when we finally tied I actually let a loud YES!!!! In our condo... Didn't care about the neighbor for a couple minutes )))
Thanks to this thread I decided to rent/buy it on iTunes... It hurts. I love that line-up so much more than our current one... I always thought Higgins, Price and Sergei had so much potential... I still believe if they had had a decent coach, who could have given them some "life choices direction", their careers would have been very different.
I also really, really miss Koivu. Say what you will, he always played his heart out... Plekanec is a good player, but overall Koivu >> Pleky in my book. Never had good wingers.
I thought you guys might like to see my project. The only directive we were told is to be creative and use some of the editing techniques that he taught us so I decided to make a movie version of the comeback. Ended up having to use poor quality youtube viz but I think it came out alright. Had a blast reliving the game while I spent a couple sleepless nights making it.
lol man i remember being so sick that night, just aweful, but still forced myself to watch, at 5-3 i got out of my room and sat in the living room with my father lol, nobody wanted to catch what i had but come on , this was an exception!!
also, i love how on the replays of the 4th goal, it looks like streit is celebrating early EVERYtime lol, like he just knew it was gonna go in off of him
With some help from his goal posts. The margin of victory for Philadelphia that year was Umberger scoring on 40% of his shots in a freakish streak of accuracy and the number of goals the Habs lost on pucks that almost got in the net.
AK and Pleks in particular were crushing it on the balance of play that year.
I miss those guys. The Jacques Martin era Habs were pretty bland and flavourless, maybe under Therrien we'll get some swag back.
Also get Lapierre back already >.<
Carbo knew how to use Lapierre. He gave him several responsabilities, he became a PK specialist. That's how you give confidence to your players, wich Martin never realised. They are human beings and he threated them like robots.