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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Habs Beat Senators, Knot Series At One, Pittsburgh Blows Three Goal Lead, Therrien Keeps His Cool And More...

Good Afternoon Addicts!



Carey Price drops his tooth off at the bench during last night's
29 save win against the Ottawa Senators
 After falling apart in game one against the Ottawa Senators following Eric Gryba's crushing hit to Lars Eller's head, the Montreal Canadiens bounced back with a convincing 3-1 win last night at the Bell Center.

With Eller, Max Pacioretty and captain Brian Gionta out of the line-up things were looking pretty grim heading into game two of the best of seven series. The Habs however played the way they needed to in order to tie the series up before heading to the nation's capital.

Carey Price played excellent, hopefully putting to rest the doubt that too many Montreal fans have in the team's number one goalie. Price made 29 saves and lost a tooth en route to leading the Canadiens past the Senators.

Ryan White played what was probably his best game in a Habs uniform scoring the team's first goal, throwing three hits and getting under the skin of the Senators. Rene Bourque threw three hits of his own and added an assist giving him two points in two games.

Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk showed no signs of playoff nerves as they teamed up for the game winning goal after being reunited on a line with Brandon Prust. The Gally's each have two points in as many games and are looking very promising in their first post season at the NHL level.

With the series tied at one, the series will resume at Scotiabank Place in Kanata tomorrow night. If the Habs show the energy they displayed last night they should have no problem banking at least one win in Ottawa.

Habs And Hockey News

- Coach k (@HabsCoachK) shares his view on last night's game in Tony's Take over at montrealhockeytalk.com

- I have to say, I half expected the Penguins to beat the Islanders in three but after last night's comeback by the Islanders I can't help but wonder if Marc-Andre Fleury will blow it for the Pens for the second straight years. Justin Glock (@JTGlock) of thehockeywriters.com takes a look at last night's collapse by the Penguins.

- Michel Therrien  is focused on the task at hand rather than showing a willingness to lose his cool as he might have ten years ago.

(Photo by Pierre Obendrauf, The Gazette)

4 comments:

I haven't had the time to post an entry in weeks, hopefully I get a chance soon. In the meantime, commenting it is!

Great effort last night. It looked bleak going into the game, with Eller, Gionta and Patches out but Price definitely stood on his head. I have to agree that White was awesome and the Gally/Gally/Prusty line is a playoff combo. They will produce. PK laid out a Sen, fired up as he got to the bench, loving the energy. This series is far from over. Can't wait for Sunday!

ICYMI: Each goalie is now down a tooth. How does that even happen!?!

Also, "Bug eyed fat walrus" will never be lived down. You're welcome, Paul MacLean.

Price made 3 or 4 saves. Let's be honest.

2 big ones.

The goal Ottawa scored was questionable, with Carey sliding out of his net like an absolute pinhead. He somehow slides out and turns his back on the play...again, like a pinhead.

The guy's record in the playoffs is 9 wins and 15 losses.

That doesn't take a team very far.

Montreal should be up by two games. You know it. I know it. Price knows it.

NEVER FORGET IT.

Ottawa has home ice advantage now, due to the split in Montreal. You can blame Price for that.

Budaj is the better goalie.



@Anonymous: So now we're picking on Price sliding across to attempt a save on a cross-ice one timer on a delaayed penalty?

You have serious anger issues.

His playoff record isn't indicative of his talent, considering he played with some really useless teams in front of him.

Sure, he wasn't great in Game 1, but he made up for it 10 fold in Game 2, with some pretty spectacular saves in the second and third periods.

Go back to trolling websites where people's opinions aren't as intelligent as the ones here on HabsAddict. Your comments are insulting to our regular readers.

Coach K.

The record speaks for itself.

9 wins 15 losses.

YES, the team played great. IN BOTH GAMES!!! We should be up by two games. Instead, we've given up home ice advantage, because of Price's inconsistent play. He should have pulled himself in the first game. He was, in a word, BRUTAL!

First goal = Weak 5 hole

2nd Goal = BRUTAL 5 hole

3rd Goal = Screened (because his teammates lost faith in him and tried to make the save themselves)

4th goal = BRUTAL rebound

We should be up, 2-0. We deserve to be up 2-0. The team severely outplayed Ottawa in both games. But, we're tied.

Why?

Price.

The Price of Losing.

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