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04-09-2004, 12:44 PM
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Habs vs. Bruins - GAME TWO - Apr. 9/04


Game Day Thread: Playoff's Edition (Game 2)

(7th - 93 points) Montreal Canadiens VS. Boston bruins (2nd - 104 points)
From the Fleetcenter center, Boston, Massachusetts.


1rst Round: Boston leads series 1-0
Game 1: 7/04, 2004 - Habs 0, Bruins 3

Game Time: 7:00 PM, Friday, April 9th.
TV: Reseaux des Sports.
Radio: Ckac AM 730 (french Broadcast) and Team990 or CJAD 800 (english Broadcasts).

Preview:

- Game 2. After game 1 performance, we can espect the habs to come out strong and harder. CJ keeps is calm and fakes the same lines that we saw Wednesday. We really have to see a better overall effort tonight. I had the feeling the playoffs didn't start for us like they did in the last 2 days for 14 other teams. We always have Theodore who can still one, and what better time than tonight to do so?

A win would turn the odds in our favor IMO. Game 3 will be something to watch if we manage to take one back in ennemy territory. Montreal is the hockey town, and you all know how people can go crasy during playoff time... on the otherhand, a 2-0 deficit would bring a colder mood.


News, notes and Quotes:

- Bruins powerplay took care of it in game 1. (2 / 6)
- Nylander and Gonchar, aquired late in the season, were 2 important piece of the win.
- Kovalev, who can't manage to step out of it, is finaly on the line he deserves to be.
- Raycroft didn't have to do some outrageous saves, but did very well and came out with a shutout in his first playoff's win ever.
- Souray had the most shot on goals with 8.
- The habs PP is still struggling. (0 / 4)
- They will also have to be more carefull with their penalties, but both teams took stupid ones. Only difference is that the bruins converted their chances.
- ``We play our best when we come out and we're flying and we're trying to take the play to them,'' Montreal defenseman Sheldon Souray said. ``I think we sat back a bit.''
- ``I'm sure they'll change a few things,'' Boston center Brian Rolston said. ``We just have to concentrate on what we're doing well.''



Hab's Injuries:

- Sundstrom, Ankle.

Starting Goalies and probable lines:

Andrew Raycroft VS Jose Theodore

Montreal

Lines

Zednik - Koivu - Kovalev
Dagenais - Ribeiro - Ryder
Bulis - Dowd - Ward
Langdon - Bégin - Juneau

Markov - Rivet
Souray - Quintal
Bouillon - Brisebois


Healthy scratches: Komisarek, Perreault
Dackell, Dykhuis


Boston

Knuble - Thornton - Murray
Samsonov - Nylander - Bergeron
Axelsson - Rolston - Lapointe
Donato - Green - Zamuner

O'Donnell - Gonchar
Gill - Boynton
McGillis - Slegr

scratches: Grosek, Doull, Delmore

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Statistics

Head to Head (season)

Montreal / Boston

26 (R. Zednik) Goals Scored Ldr (G. Murray) 32
65 (M. Ribeiro) points Leaders (J. Thornton) 73
17 (P. Brisebois) Plus-Minus ratio (M. Knuble) 19
135 (D. Langdon) Penalty Minutes (D. Doull) 132
2.27 (J. Theodore) Goals Against Avg (A. Raycroft) 2.05

Team

17.2 Power Play perc. 16.0
82.5 Penalty Killing (%) 83.6
2.51 Goals For Average 2.49
2.31 Goals vs Average. 2.24



Career Playoff Stats

Habs Goal Leader: Alexei Kovalev (27)
Habs Assist Leader: Joe Juneau (53)
Habs Points Leader: Joe Juneau (78)
Habs +/- Leader: Saku Koivu (+9)
Habs Players to Watch: Saku Koivu, Mickael Ryder
Habs Goon: Darren Langdon

Bruins Goal Leader: Martin Lapointe (19)
Bruins Assist Leader: Martin Lapointe (24)
Bruins Points Leader: Martin Lapointe (43)
Bruins +/- Leader: Jiri Slegr (+11)
Bruins Player to Watch: Sergei Samsonov and Sergei Gonchar
Bruins Goon: Doug Dourk


GO HABS GO


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update the lineups and such before people freak out!!

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Great GDT as usual, but update the lineup.

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update the lineups and such before people freak out!!
Hahaha, was doing the GDt and didn't got the news lol

I'm so happy Kovalev is on the first line !

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Gj on the GDT btw, hope it will bring luck to us

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By the way, it's game two, not game one...I don't think you can change the title though.

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Quote:
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Zednik - Koivu - Kovalev
Dagenais - Ribeiro - Ryder
Bulis - Dowd - Ward
Langdon - Bégin - Juneau

Markov - Rivet
Souray - Quintal
Bouillon - Brisebois



(cries of joy)

Finally, CJ came to his senses. At least if it doesn't work, we can move on about the Kovalev controversy.

And Perreault off the lineup makes me one happy camper. He was probably the worst and least intense forward out there last game, so he has only him to blame (knowing he already had one foot in the doghouse).

Also the Bulis - Dowd - Ward line is solid and will most likely see alot of ice time. I would like to see them go against the Nylander line, as they're clearly the one that gives us the most trouble right now.

And let Begin run (cleanly) Thornton to make him feel the playoff atmosphere.

I'm guessing Landon will only see 4-5 shifts while someone else is double shifted to replace him on the wing of Begin and Juneau to allow CJ to roll 4 lines and play with 2 solid checking lines (our bread and butter this year).

Can't wait. After seeing some unbeleivable hockey yesterday (Sens - Leafs and Sharks - Blues), I now need an other fix of real playoff hockey, so let's hope not only one team shows up tonight.
Exact same reaction, exact same thoughts about the use of Langdon.

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C'mon Kovalev, show us why you're a star!

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I am nowhere near as anxious as I was the other day so I predict happy tidings. Great thread Catala! Let's go SAKU!!!

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Theodore's going to have to make 50 saves and get a shutout to make everyone happy.

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Just a Flyers fan dropping by the wish the Habs good luck. One of my favorite teams behind the Flyers and I hope they get it tied up.

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Just a Flyers fan dropping by the wish the Habs good luck. One of my favorite teams behind the Flyers and I hope they get it tied up.
Wow, that's awesome, the Flyers are my favorite team behind the habs! Thanks a lot flyhigh, congrats on your win last night and good luck against the evil devils!

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The handlebars are in, and I'm ready to go!

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Come on Habs, I don't want to shave off my playoff beard before somebody notices it.

GO HABS GO

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Finally we have our best line up out there tonight. I expect a big win.

GO HABS GO!

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Wow, that's awesome, the Flyers are my favorite team behind the habs! Thanks a lot flyhigh, congrats on your win last night and good luck against the evil devils!
NP, good win for the flyers, hopefully they can keep it up. Here's to Habs-Flyers in ECF!


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NP, good win for the flyers, hopefully they can keep it up. Here's to Habs-Flyers in ECF!

I like!

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It's a must win tonight, and the coach is bringing our best line up. Go Habs Go!

I predict:

2-0 Habs, and a goal by Kovalev!

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It's a must win tonight, and the coach is bringing our best line up. Go Habs Go!

I predict:

2-0 Habs, and a goal by Kovalev!
The day you won't predict a goal by him, he'll score.

Anyways, we need to tie this serie up and have a whole new one when it comes up in Montreal! I'd say that Koivu and Zednik will score one in a 2-0 win.

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Just about to head out to the old pub, starting to get pumped for this one!! Lets go Kovalev!!!

GO HABS GO !!!!!!

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I went out picked up my Labatt Blue for tonight, it'll just be like home. I got the handlebars going for the boys. Let's go for the W.

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Few min before the pucks drop , the B's will be overconfident tonight and it could result into a thight game !

GO HABS GO !!!

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Going over to my dads to watch the game with him, my mom and my wife. We are all diehard Habs fans and will be looking forward to the Habs WIN tonight.

Looking for a great burst of energy coming from the boys tonight, Habs should exploit that Bruins D with their speed and offensive creativity.

Strong game on D and from Theo = WIN!

GO HABS GO!
GO RYDER GO!!!

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NP, good win for the flyers, hopefully they can keep it up. Here's to Habs-Flyers in ECF!


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Im expecting a big game from the kovalev line.Canadians win 4-2

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