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08-31-2010, 06:29 PM
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Anyone Ever Seen This Gem from the Past?



It's the Habs 1971 game 2 against the Bruins, the one that turned everything around as they went from looking like a team on the verge of a sweep down 5-1 halfway through, to a team that stunned everyone with 6 unanswered goals. Some observations:

-The Habs really look nonchalant about it, like they've been there before.
-Lemaire even then had a defensive anticipation that led to offense.
-Boy the Big M liked to take the slapshot.
-Beliveau at 39 was still fabulous.
-Pocket Rocket's goal is a thing of beauty.
-Eddie Johnston just sucked in net for this one.

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that was awesome. beliveau <3

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I remember that series better than the Canada/Russia series in 1972. I kicked my coffee table when the Bruins scored the 5th goal breaking a bone in my foot, but, ultimately won money from a smug, arrogant Bruins fan who happened to be my boss at the time.

Very satisfying upset to say the least.

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That was the first playoff run that I can remember
Springtime
windows open
and every time the Habs scored the entire block would erupt in cheers
aaaahhh life amongst the apartment buildings during the playoffs was electric
Beliveau ; Richard ; and the roadrunner

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Love it!

I love how after the the 6-5 goal it was a 2 second celly and then just a couple shin taps
That breakout pass from Phil Roberto to Mahovlich was disgusting

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Boy goaltending was nowhere compared to what it is today.

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Real men wear sideburns, not helmets.

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Wish I could have been alive for that, although that would make me very old

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Great footage!!!!

Thanks for posting that....


The habs looked great obviously....but Bobby Orr was something special wasn't he...

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Well I had to listen to this game on the radio. The Leafs were in the playoffs and actually playing the same nights. No TV of the Habs series until the Leafs were eliminated.

Oddly enough I had to listen to the game on Boston 1030 WBZ, which was a clear channel 50,000 watt station. I can still remember the huge shift in attitude as the game wore on. It went from laugher to we wuz robbed

It was one of the single most gratifying games I ever listened too. To this day I still resent that the game was not available on TV. Imagine that crap happening today

Most memorable quote that came out once the series was over: "That was the shortest ****ing dynasty I ever saw" John Ferguson


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Boston Bruins HILITES?

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What the hell is that

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You put a regular AHL goalie in the 70's and he would have been in the Hall of fame...

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Great video, something I have heard of but never seen highlights of. Beliveau always impresses the hell outta me whenever I see old video of him.

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See it before. Certainly not Orr’s best game, but even still, you see glimpses of how good he was.

Beliveau was the best player in the game though. Interesting that the Big M seemed to be playing with Henri Richard in this game. I always thought he was on Beliveau's line as soon as he came over.

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You put a regular AHL goalie in the 70's and he would have been in the Hall of fame...
Only if he was allowed to wear the equipment that the goalies of today wear.

Great video, thanks for posting it.

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It's the Habs 1971 game 2 against the Bruins, the one that turned everything around as they went from looking like a team on the verge of a sweep down 5-1 halfway through, to a team that stunned everyone with 6 unanswered goals. Some observations:

-The Habs really look nonchalant about it, like they've been there before.
-Lemaire even then had a defensive anticipation that led to offense.
-Boy the Big M liked to take the slapshot.
-Beliveau at 39 was still fabulous.
-Pocket Rocket's goal is a thing of beauty.
-Eddie Johnston just sucked in net for this one.
I remember it very vividly...

For more than the Habs performance.

My father had a heart attack that nite (not because of the game), and almost died 2 days later.

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Wow I was just two years old but I am sure that I crapped my diapers when the Habs came back and won this game.

No wonder mothers don't like hockey

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Thanx for posting, had never seen that

Great footage

and lol @ Hilites

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This video should be used as perspective.

Imagine this had happened today. Same game. Price was in net. We'd be demanding his head despite the win. Dryden had an OK career despite this horrid game.

And if Subban made a play like Orr did on the Richard goal, 2 goals and 2 helpers notwithstanding, half the board would want to trade him for a 2nd round pick.

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This video should be used as perspective.

Imagine this had happened today. Same game. Price was in net. We'd be demanding his head despite the win. Dryden had an OK career despite this horrid game.

And if Subban made a play like Orr did on the Richard goal, 2 goals and 2 helpers notwithstanding, half the board would want to trade him for a 2nd round pick.
Why not just use the comeback against the Rangers? Price was in net at the beginning

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Well I had to listen to this game on the radio. The Leafs were in the playoffs and actually playing the same nights. No TV of the Habs series until the Leafs were eliminated.

Oddly enough I had to listen to the game on Boston 1030 WBZ, which was a clear channel 50,000 watt station. I can still remember the huge shift in attitude as the game wore on. It went from laugher to we wuz robbed

It was one of the single most gratifying games I ever listened too. To this day I still resent that the game was not available on TV. Imagine that crap happening today

Most memorable quote that came out once the series was over: "That was the shortest ****ing dynasty I ever saw" John Ferguson
I was in Grade 8. Like you, I had to watch the Leafs-Rangers game that night (the game in which Vic Hadfield threw Bernie Parent's mask into the crowd.)

I met Beliveau about three years ago, and I asked him about that game. I mentioned to him that Frank Mahovlich is quoted as saying that he'd never seen the kind of leadership Beliveau displayed that night. I asked him, "Did you say something before the third period...what happened?"

Big Jean grinned widely, and said, "Well, maybe it was because I went out in the third and scored two quick goals to make it 5-4."

Plus assisted on Fergie's winner.....

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My dad always talked about this series and how it was one of his favorites. I love when these games are shown on TV, the game has changed so much since then.

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Why not just use the comeback against the Rangers? Price was in net at the beginning
My point was for bipolar fans who love a guy after a good game and hate him after a single mistake

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