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03-24-2008, 09:31 PM
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I think we seen Carbo trying to match up our 4th line with their first in the third..............should of stayed on the offensive.

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03-24-2008, 09:32 PM
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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!
lol. I was like was the hell is THAT!!

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03-24-2008, 09:32 PM
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I aged about 10 years in that 3rd period.

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03-24-2008, 09:32 PM
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happy that we clinch a playoffs spots but that 3rd period was

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03-24-2008, 09:33 PM
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lol. I was like was the hell is THAT!!
because of that I missed the rest of the game..........had to go smack a chicken.

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03-24-2008, 09:33 PM
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We definitely miss Komisarek...

Weak...very weak D in the 3rd
Yeah, no way that happens if he's out there.

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03-24-2008, 09:33 PM
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We are REALLY missing a shutdown line. We have none - no Bonk Johnson Perezhogin line = too many goals against. Smolinski Begin and Kostopoulis just cannot keep Heatly Alfreddson and Spezza under wraps.

This IS going to bite us in the #$% during the playoffs, and we won't ever be a true contender without one. Letting Bonk go and signing Smolinski was a really bad move - but who could've saw it coming really. I just hoped they would've kept him after having a good year defensively with them.

Great first 2 periods, horrible horrible third.

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03-24-2008, 09:34 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.
No, only one at ES actually.

1st Sens goal in the 3rd: Grabovski line
2nd Sens goal in the 3rd: Plekanec line
3rd Sens goal in the 3rd: Smoke-Begin line...with Ryder on RW
4th Sens goal in the 3rd: It was a PK...but Smoke/Begin were on the ice.

Why do you think they went away from the Plekanec vs Spezza strategy? Maybe because we led by 6 goals and the game was all but over? So why not take a bit of the load off our best players? Nah, that can't be it.

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Letting Bonk go and signing Smolinski was a really bad move - but who could've saw it coming really. I just hoped they would've kept him after having a good year defensively with them.
Check Bonk +/- and compare it to the rest of the Preds roster...we ain't missing him much, especially on a 2 year deal.

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03-24-2008, 09:34 PM
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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.
for the most part, the calls were good tonight.

in the third they refed the score, not the game

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03-24-2008, 09:35 PM
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So much needless drama here.

If you want to talk about a team that wants 20 minutes to replay it's the Sens in the second.

Referees were the 7th player for Ottawa in the third, perhaps some loose rebounds Carey might want back , otherwise business as usual and a near historic evening against a top club.

Going to bed totally satisfied tonight.

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03-24-2008, 09:37 PM
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Were in The Playoffs and beat The Sens to Clinch
and still people find a way to complain..tough crowd.

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03-24-2008, 09:38 PM
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So much needless drama here.

If you want to talk about a team that wants 20 minutes to replay it's the Sens in the second.

Referees were the 7th player for Ottawa in the third, perhaps some loose rebounds Carey might want back , otherwise business as usual and a near historic evening against a top club.

Going to bed totally satisfied tonight.
Well I wont be going to bed satisfied and I can tell you Carey Price wont be either................you could tell he was pissed at himself at the end of the game......he just wanted off the ice.

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03-24-2008, 09:39 PM
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Were in The Playoffs and beat The Sens to Clinch
and still people find a way to complain..tough crowd.
Can't just win....have to win purty.

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03-24-2008, 09:42 PM
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Happy that we clinched a playoff spot. But, man was that 3rd period a comedy killer.

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03-24-2008, 09:44 PM
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I think Koivu and his line deserve alot of credit for tonight's performance, despite the fact that they didn't get goals.

-Lots of pressure that set the tone for the other lines
-Decent to very good defensively most shifts with the exception coming from Price's brain fart in the second period
-Did not get scored on in the third, if only the rest of the team could have followed
-killed off the 5 on 3

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03-24-2008, 09:47 PM
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Im sorry but I cant get over that third period. Totally ruined the game for me.

Did they start playing hockey yesterday or something? *** did they think was going to happen when they stopped playing?

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03-24-2008, 09:52 PM
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No, only one at ES actually.

1st Sens goal in the 3rd: Grabovski line
2nd Sens goal in the 3rd: Plekanec line
3rd Sens goal in the 3rd: Smoke-Begin line...with Ryder on RW
4th Sens goal in the 3rd: It was a PK...but Smoke/Begin were on the ice.

Why do you think they went away from the Plekanec vs Spezza strategy? Maybe because we led by 6 goals and the game was all but over? So why not take a bit of the load off our best players? Nah, that can't be it.



Check Bonk +/- and compare it to the rest of the Preds roster...we ain't missing him much, especially on a 2 year deal.
I understood it when the game was 7-1, 7-2.. and even a bit at 7-3.. But at that point, stop putting your team at a disadvantage. It was a hockey game again at that point.

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03-24-2008, 09:54 PM
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Excellent first 2 periods ... Price wasn't focused in the third .. though the whole team took the foot off the pedals. Let's hope they are on their guards all the time now until the very end ans a lesson learnt for the younger guys.

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03-24-2008, 09:58 PM
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Good game Habs.

Ottawa salvaged a little bit of pride in the end, but who doesn't let up when they're up 6 goals?

Montreal was due for this kind of offensive explosion with the kind of speed that they have and their lethal powerplay.

If anything, the ending will probably be a silver lining in that Montreal will likely hold their next big lead with a lot more discipline, and you still got the 2 points in regulation anyway.

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03-24-2008, 10:00 PM
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You couldn't really ask for a better 3rd period. Montreal was reminded by the sens that you can never let your gaurd down no matter if its 3-1 or 7-1. This reminder was delivered strongly and no points had to be sacrificed while recieving the message.

It will keep the habs sharp down the stretch and into the playoffs. In a strange way, the sens kinda did the habs a favour.

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03-24-2008, 10:00 PM
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Good game Habs.

Ottawa salvaged a little bit of pride in the end, but who doesn't let up when they're up 6 goals?

Montreal was due for this kind of offensive explosion with the kind of speed that they have and their lethal powerplay.

If anything, the ending will probably be a silver lining in that Montreal will likely hold their next big lead with a lot more discipline, and you still got the 2 points in regulation anyway.
Did you really have to come in here with your common sense and good sportsmanship? You're ruining a perfectly good B**** fest..

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03-24-2008, 10:04 PM
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You couldn't really ask for a better 3rd period. Montreal was reminded by the sens that you can never let your gaurd down no matter if its 3-1 or 7-1. This reminder was delivered strongly and no points had to be sacrificed while recieving the message.

It will keep the habs sharp down the stretch and into the playoffs. In a strange way, the sens kinda did the habs a favour.
QFT. It was annoying, but better tonight than in a Game 1 or Game 2 in the playoffs.

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03-24-2008, 10:06 PM
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How to beat the Senaturds = Shoot on their net.
How to lose against the Senaturds = Fall back in a defensive shell and hope for the best.

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You couldn't really ask for a better 3rd period. Montreal was reminded by the sens that you can never let your gaurd down no matter if its 3-1 or 7-1. This reminder was delivered strongly and no points had to be sacrificed while recieving the message.
True, they learned their lesson with a 3 goals lead, now they got another one.

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03-24-2008, 10:11 PM
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WE ARE IN THE ****ING PLAYOFFS!!!

Good game. 3rd was brutal, but hopefully it served as a wakeup call for the Habs; NO LEAD IS SAFE. Plus they beat a team they've struggled against all season without one of their best defensemen. We now have a 7 points lead on the Sens; I'd say mission accomplished.

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