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04-21-2011, 09:30 PM
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No lead is safe with this team. I thought after Game 1 they had solved that problem, but it looks like they're back to their squandering ways.

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04-21-2011, 09:30 PM
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The game could have went either way. Some people take a 1 goal loss way too hard. Boston isn't a horrible team. Before the series started I expected a 7 game decision. The first two games were a pleasant surprise but anyone expecting a sweep was getting ahead of themselves.

I still think it'll be Habs in 7.

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04-21-2011, 09:31 PM
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I said it that whoever won game 4 would win the series and I stick by it. We had 2 golden opportunities to put them away and just failed miserably. Either way, we're showing zero killer instinct and it's not looking good going forward even if we were to move past the bruins which I don't think will happen at this point.

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What's frustrating is the way they played tonight. An offensive fest means our old slow vets don't get any support. Add that Price was medicore and so was subban.

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They should have put Kostitsyn on the first PP unit at the end of the game , we would have won.

Too bad we have a nut case for a coach.

Can't believe we'll have to deal with Spacek for another year.

Subban wasn't really good , he always tried to do too much and always made the wrong decision , I will go as far as saying his goal was a ''wrong decision'' odds-wise with plekanec almost covering all angles in front of him.

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Honestly at this point I'm gonna do something else to change my mind hehe. Thinking about this loss is bad for my health. Either gonna go watch a movie or the last episode of No ordinary family. Good Night guys! May the hockey gods be with us on saturday!

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04-21-2011, 09:31 PM
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Please no Halakmania.

Price is more than adequate. If you think Halak made those saves last year all-knowingly, you are delusional. Sopel might as well have put in the tying goal. Just save yourselves face now by not dissing Price cuz then just don't jump back on when he pulls off a miracle.

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04-21-2011, 09:32 PM
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Man if only Cammy scored on his breakaway.

Man if only we scored on that PP with 2 min left in the game.

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04-21-2011, 09:34 PM
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Price may not have been the Price we needed, but neither has Thomas been.

And for people and the media to blame this loss on him is pitiful. We had a bad line change that turned into a 3 on 1. Subban was on way too long, he is at fault. Then in our end, Ryder is left alone with Gionta on one side of the net and Moen gliding into the open ice near the circle....Ryder should have been Moen's man.

The problem tonight, the Habs took their foot off the gas pedal after each lead. They need to keep attacking with speed and hitting, they can't go into the defensive mode and sit back...bites us in the ass every-time!
Well, it worked in the first two games.

The problem is they lost the neutral zone a lot, allowing Ruins to enter the zone with speed and beat the Ds. Also, they are getting beat in the defensize zone -- one on one coverage was less effective. Shots are getting through. In fact, I think they spent too much energy on offense. So it's the opposite of what you said. OT was the summary of what happened with the D during the first 60 minutes.

Also, the two glove side goal didn't help with the Ds confidence.

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04-21-2011, 09:34 PM
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Why the **** would Martin put Moen on Gionta and Gomez's line when everybody knows that combination did jack **** during the whole season. Moen blew atleast 3 scoring chances.

Put Darche's ass back there you moron.

And Spacek better be replaced by one of Mara or Weber.

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The game could have went either way. Some people take a 1 goal loss way too hard. Boston isn't a horrible team. Before the series started I expected a 7 game decision. The first two games were a pleasant surprise but anyone expecting a sweep was getting ahead of themselves.

I still think it'll be Habs in 7.
It's not the 1 goal loss as much as it is blowing a 3-1 lead. We completely controlled the game and then imploded, it's hard to have confidence in the team after that.

Are some of us overreacting? Yes, I'm upset right now and it's effecting my logic. Win the next game and this never happened. But we shouldn't be in this position to begin with and I seriously doubt Boston crumbles in front of their home crowd the way the Habs did.

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Price is not even close to being the issue. The Habs were completely dominating the Bruins in the second and decided to sit back instead of going for the jugular. That's it. Nothing more to say.

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Man if only Cammy scored on his breakaway.

Man if only we score on that PP with 2 min left in the game.
These are all very true things to be annoyed at.

Just makes the going harder. Practically it doesn't mean we can't win the series, but yes, timely action was needed in at least one of the two cases. Now just have to....see what happens.

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Habs dominated 10 period out of 12 and it's 2-2.

Martin lost his team today.
Wrong. The team lost Martin. His coaching and the teams execution of that coaching won the first two games. Everyone needs to come together again and show the passion, focus and character they have thrived on all year.

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Man if only Cammy scored on his breakaway.

Man if only we score on that PP with 2 min left in the game.
Bold is the key words. If we had Pacioretty
If we had Markov
If we had Gorges
If Thomas let in six goals in the 3rd.
But still, its a loss. I thin keveryone has to calm down and look forward to next game.

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When they were 3-1, instead of shutting the door they all wanted to score a goal.
When they were 3-1 they went into, "Hey hey we got this in the bag" mode and gave the **** up. Boston gut-checked and kicked our ***es in the second half of the game.

The series is over in 6 now, one way or the other:

1. Boston, with all the momentum, thoroughly routs Montreal in game 5. Think a rerun of the 7-0 debacle. A beaten Montreal meekly goes out in game 6, by about 4-1.

2. Montreal recovers and plays another perfect road game, edging Boston 2-1. They then finally hold serve and finish them off in 6, again by a 2-1 or 3-1 score.

I'd give #1 slightly better odds at this point because this series has taken on a 2006 or even 2002 feel. Those Habs teams went down pretty meekly after those series turned, and this Habs team just played very nervous in their own barn for two games.

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04-21-2011, 09:36 PM
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Disgusting loss, I'd love it if Spacek actually showed up for this series, it's almost a guarantee that Boston scores and number 6 is on the ice.

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Dont worry guys. It looks like the Canucks want to follow our lead .

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They had three opportunities to tell themselves : "Ok now we stick to the system" and failed 3 fricking times. A fail like this can't happen two games in the same series. I remember 2008 we were up 3-1 and the bruins tied 3-3. The 6th game was crazy, just like tonight. After that game I felt the same way as now. Surprise, habs won game 7 5-0. You never know in the playoffs...

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People crapping on Price, maybe they should look at a guy like Luongo who has 3 goals against already in 13 minutes in the 1st.

Price has been excellent, to good and average....he hasn't totally dropped the ball like Luongo may have.

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Bold is the key words. If we had Pacioretty
If we had Markov
If we had Gorges

If Thomas let in six goals in the 3rd.
But still, its a loss. I thin keveryone has to calm down and look forward to next game.
Those we can't have.

But we did have a breakaway by our best goal scorer and we did have a PP with 2min left.

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04-21-2011, 09:38 PM
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I'm gonna get good and drunk now. Reading this is too depressing. We can still do this. I want to see Price steal the next game for us.

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Word. Lets not blame the forward who gave the puck away, the horrible line change, or Gionta not covering the guy in front.

Lets the blame the guy who made the only decent play in the whole sequence, going down taking out the pass and forcing the shot from a bad angle, which went wide.

Spacek played that perfectly.

Whenever a defenseman's partner is already below the goal-line and he decides to chase a guy without the puck behind the net, he is making a stupid play. It's clear that Spacek handled the 3 on 1 competently, but he definitely ****ed up massively afterwards in leaving the front of the net to cover a guy behind the net. It's stupid to blame him alone for that play because it was a cluster**** of panic as the Habs tried to reestablish position, but he played his part in it.

However, if you throw in his losing Ryder on the first goal and standing around uselessly on the Kelly goal you have a veteran defenseman that was on the ice making mistakes for three key goals. Spacek's overall game tonight was terrible, which is inexcusable because he was just as bad in game 3.

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Those we can't have.

But we did have a breakaway by our best goal scorer and we did have a PP with 2min left.
I realize this, I was just trying to make my point about the IF's

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Halak won 1 playoffs round more than Price. Big ****ing deal.
Ok... He had the chance to play in a grand total of 3 playoffs round and he won two of them.

Price had the chance to play in 3 and he lost 2 of them. The difference is that Price lost his series except one when his team was playing well in front of him and it's arguable that the habs lost these series BECAUSE of him.

Halak on the other hand lost in a serie where his team was not the better of the two.

I should'nt have said if Halak was there we would have won those game... I'm sorry... it really was a stupid comment. The only thing I wanted to express is that Price is not good in the playoff and that pisses me off.

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