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03-24-2008, 09:21 PM
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who would have thought that grabovsky would have netted the game winner.

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03-24-2008, 09:22 PM
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One of the worst 3rd period coaching efforts, ever. It's obvious the effort wasn't there from Price on out in the third period.

7-1 when going Power on Power.

When Smoke's line went in a shutdown role, we let in 4 goals. Was Smoke/Begin/Kosto on the ice for every goal against? They had've been.

Officiating was about as good as you can get with the freakshow of Pollock/McGeough.

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03-24-2008, 09:23 PM
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Wow.

That was a tale of two games. It felt like a win, but it felt like a lose.


We're in!

Good work boys.

PS get your head out of your ass for Thursday.

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03-24-2008, 09:23 PM
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Well that was an uncomfortable 20 min. Holy crap Batman! I'm glad that's over.

Yeah, as I'm sure everyone will note: great 40 min, terrible final 20 (Price did not look too good in the 3rd). But we beat Ottawa and clinched, so it's all good.

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03-24-2008, 09:23 PM
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wth happened in the 3rd?? anyways, very important lesson learned tonight, especially for the youngs guys like Price. Cannot think the game is over b4 it is over.

Good thing, we learnt the lesson without actually losing.

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03-24-2008, 09:23 PM
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hahaha first caller on team 990 started singing his own song, was funny!

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03-24-2008, 09:23 PM
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Officiating was about as good as you can get with the freakshow of Pollock/McGeough.
Really, though, could you assemble a more inept duo? They were terrible tonight.

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03-24-2008, 09:24 PM
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Well I can see why some people would be really ticked about the 3rd period, 8 minutes of it were spent killing penalties v. no penalties for the Sens. I'm not going to say this is the refs fault or this is ********, because for the most part with the exception of maybe Plekanec's call, all calls were penalties. But generating offense when it's being interupted by penalties isn't good. And chances are good we'd let in PP goals since our PK isn't very good.

That being said, anyone who could see the Habs walking out with a 7-1 or 7-2 victory for sure after the second might need a reality check. The Sens are just way too explosive, and in that third period, they showed it. You give that team a little momentum and they roll it. But we beat them the proper way. THe only way to beat an offensive team of that caliber is to score more goals then them.

Overall, good game.

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03-24-2008, 09:25 PM
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Montreal is in the playoffs!

And it is fitting that they did so by beating the Ottawa Senators.

They are the first team in the East to clinch, and I believe the third overall. They are now a clear conference leader. This would qualify as entering the playoffs from the front door. With rolling red carpets and blaring trumpets.

They found a way to beat the Sens. Heck, for two periods, they totally crushed them in every way imaginable, and then they coasted to a win. They coasted far too much, but it was a six-goal lead. They now have that 5-point lead in the standings.

Amazing game for two periods. Terrible third period. Never has a game turned around so much on a dime, and I'm including The Comeback.

So yes, complete turnaround, but hey -- the Habs let them off the mat. Foolishly so, with a 3-goal layoff. This is a lesson that did not turn out to cost anything except some of Price's goaltending stats, so we'll take it.

I am amazed that this team managed to make me feel worried about losing a 6-goal leads. But six goal leads are hard to come back from because you need six unanswered goals to get there, and Ottawa ran out of time.

On the good side, the Sens burned their energy in attempting a futile third-period comeback against a 6-goal lead, and now they have to face a sizzling and desperate Buffalo squad in less than 24 hours. Very unwise. I think Montreal expected the Sens to coast too, and prepare

After the first and the second period I was going to write that blowout games do not usually mean much, but this game was an object lesson in and of itself.

CWG: Andrei Markov (PPG)

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03-24-2008, 09:25 PM
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Really, though, could you assemble a more inept duo? They were terrible tonight.
The only thing worse than the officiating that night was Montreal's performance in the 3rd.

But, on the positive note, we won and our pk was good and our pp start clicking.

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Relish the first 2 periods... forget the 3rd. A forgettable game for Price, but thankfully he had the goal support for the win.

A big 2 points no matter how you slice it. Clinched playoff spot and a sizeable divison lead late in the season.

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What a bad win. I hope we don't play like this next weak when they will want to destroy us.

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Really, though, could you assemble a more inept duo? They were terrible tonight.
we won and were still complaining about refs... lol!!!

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03-24-2008, 09:26 PM
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skip it...yes, really that bad
Yeah...watch the first 2 periods and forget the 3rd.It was that bad.....

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What a bad win. I hope we don't play like this next weak when they will want to destroy us.
I'm guessing that the Habs won't be moronic lazy-arses unless they build a six-goal lead. And after this, even if they do.

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This team could be up 30-0 and they'd end up winning 30-29. Bah they just love killing us.

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So I have the game TIVO'ed and I'm heading home to watch it. Do I watch the 3rd or just skip it? Was it really that bad?
Skip, it looks like every other game we've played against the Sens this year.

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This team could be up 30-0 and they'd end up winning 30-29. Bah they just love killing us.

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03-24-2008, 09:27 PM
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Good thing we were up by 6 goals. I actually thought we were going to blow this one when the Sens got to 7-4.

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03-24-2008, 09:27 PM
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Great 40min. Very ugly 3rd.

Took all the fun of winning tonight.

3point lead in the EC
7point lead in the division.


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03-24-2008, 09:29 PM
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We definitely miss Komisarek...

Weak...very weak D in the 3rd

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6-goal leads are the worst.

Tough 3rd period, but whatever...

On fait les siriminatoires!!

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Did anybody notice in the third, when they were doing a close-up on Bryan Murray? There was this young couple with sweet seats right behind the bench making out super intensively! Man, give me those seats and get a room!

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we won and were still complaining about refs... lol!!!
Now, I haven't seen the game, but when CAN you complain about the refs? After a loss, and you're making excuses. After a win, and everyone's like "Whyz all da complainz... we won!"

Listening to the game, it sounded more like undisciplined play giving the refs a good excuse to make the calls. Given the duo, though, I can expect that some of the calls WOULD be suspect.

Oh well. We have clinched, the Sens are still fighting... be interesting to see how it affects each's momentum leading into the POs.

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One of the worst 3rd period coaching efforts, ever. It's obvious the effort wasn't there from Price on out in the third period.

7-1 when going Power on Power.

When Smoke's line went in a shutdown role, we let in 4 goals. Was Smoke/Begin/Kosto on the ice for every goal against? They had've been.

Officiating was about as good as you can get with the freakshow of Pollock/McGeough.

Agree...completely.

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