Sunday, April 13, 2008

Game 3: The Series Shifts to Boston for The Baddest Game of Them All - Game Preview and Open Thread


This is THE game kids. By the end of it, it's either a series or an almost-done deal. There is no bigger game than game 3, uh, or game 5. Game 7 is pretty big too.

This is what you need to know:
  • the game is at 7pm at the TD Banknorth Fleet Centre Boston Garden

  • Mike Milbury is an idiot

  • The Habs top ranked power play bailed them out of a significant amount of fecal matter, but it stands as their only PP marker of the series. Boston figured it out maybe, after 12 games?

  • Carey Price stood on his head, or rather on Garth Brooks' cowboy hat, in Game 2. People, with all the history this franchise has to offer, its number 1 goalie has Garth Brooks painted on his mask, and we haven't said a thing about this yet?

  • This game is huge.

  • The Thunder Rolls.

  • Tim Thomas played a great game in Game 2. That's enough, Tim Thomas.

  • Alexei Kovalev, star of the newly released DVD, AK 27, needs to give Pleks a boost and fully revive this first line.

  • Chris Higgins should drink a concoction of Base, Fuel, Red Bull and a latte from Starbucks and kindly proceed to wake the fuck up.

  • Ef-fuckin'-haristo, TK, we didn't know what kind of jewel we had on our hands.

  • If we win, Saku will be enjoying more champagne and chocolate foot massages at Spa Diva.

Habs community, readers of this weblog, let us unite in comment in our drive for a 3-0 lead.

58 comments:

HabsFan4 said...

Is the fact that game 3 goes so quickly after game 2 a positive or a negative, discuss.

les_glorieux said...

I think it's a negative. The Bruins don't need to do anything different to win this game tonight. They killed penalties, got lots of shots, pressured our defense, and played a smart road game. Everything will just be amped up for them tonight. They know they should have won. 21 000+ fans know they should have won. It's Montreal that needs to make adjustments to their gameplay. The disadvantage is that they had about 19 hours to think about it. That being said, last night was a wake-up call for the CH, and I think they'll come up with a win by playing the kind of textbook road game they demonstrated this season to the tune of one by best away records in the league. PP will break out tonight as well.

GO HABS GO!

HabsFan29 said...

positive. chance to come back quicker with a better performance

fine use of the bullet point btw 4. i want to try the Chris Higgins cocktail, if you throw some vodka in there

matt - ftc said...

I feel it is a positive. Bruins are a bit deflated from putting up a great effort, yet still losing. Hopefully the question "How can we beat these fuckin' guys??" is going through their minds.

Habs played a mostly sub par game, and hopefully it was a wake up call. They should come out harder tonight.

Wow, an optimistic post by me...I need a beer.

matt - ftc said...

Random question, has anyone else noticed that Kovy gets his helmet knocked off every game?

Sonia said...

@matt - How else is Kovy going to show off his blonde flowing mane? He is after all a showman at heart.

Sonia said...

So... is it too soon to start the Olé song?

Sonia said...

WTF?! It's 7:05 and RDS is still showing the Masters!

HabsFan29 said...

@sonia - MY GOD I'M FORCED TO WATCH BOB COLE!!!! AUUUUGGGGHHHHHHH

HabsFan29 said...

thank god RDS turned to hockey. 30 seconds of Bob Cole was too much

msevigny said...

Is it really that much of a problem if last change means Chara drapes over Kovalev all game? Based on the first two games, they should be covering the Kostitsyns, not Kovalev.

HabsFan29 said...

shit how many Habs fans are there? that Chara booing was LOUD

HabsFan29 said...

my god we're down to the Bruins for the first time all year. let's see how we react. it better be good

matt - ftc said...

fuck.........

Sonia said...

Lucie scores for the Bs. She's such a bitch.

HabsFan29 said...

another wasted PP. wtf is wrong?

HabsFan29 said...

god we're doing NOTHING

Sonia said...

Latendresse dropped the gloves. Commemorative coins will be issued tomorrow.

HabsFan29 said...

Sonia - hehehe

time to wake up guys

Sonia said...

Go Greece!!!

HabsFan29 said...

4th line AGAIN. opa!!

HabsFan29 said...

hey, playoff hockey broke out there for a few minutes

HabsFan4 said...

Ef-fuckin-haristo baby. Take that Michel Beaudry.

HabsFan4 said...

Ok folks, HF29's has been a wonderful presence on this blog. Now mine is taking over. No joke, this is really my mom, so behave.

HabsFan29 said...

4 tell your mom that was a dumb fucking penalty

Mama 4 said...

Fuck, penaly!

HabsFan4 said...

Fewwww its over!

HabsFan4 said...

Take it over habsfan4, I can't follow the game!

HabsFan4 said...

k, kids i'm back and that was a terrible idea.

HabsFan29 said...

4 you need medication

first time ive seen TFS get in trouble puck-handling

msevigny said...

If these were two teams I had no personal investment in, I would say that was a fantastic period. As it is, I'm going to go lay down during the intermission.

moeman said...

Finally smells like playoff hockey.

HabsFan29 said...

alright i'll take another period of playoff style hockey please

HabsFan29 said...

I fully support loud singing of Olé in the other team's building

Sonia said...

@HF29 - Especially when the local fans can't come up with anything more imaginative than "USA! USA!"

HabsFan29 said...

nice kill!

ok, c'mon guys, take advantage of one for a change

Flying Toaster said...

Kovalev has Boston players crying TEARS OF BLOOD!

fezworth said...

isn't that a silly thing? They seem to think that U.S.A is somehow comeback to Ole. They must think it's French

msevigny said...

Oh look, more penalties. Memo to refs: it's not increasing scoring, it's not making the game more exciting, and most of the penalties you've called have been weak. Knock it off and let them play.

HabsFan29 said...

i really cant take all this PP time... on either side

HabsFan29 said...

whistles have been put away. take advantage!

AAUGGGHH Tenderness

HabsFan29 said...

oh great i gotta work tomorrow!

Noda said...

penalties, overtime, missed chances!! oh my!

HabsFan29 said...

i love / hate OT. i need a drink

Noda said...

pass the meth

HabsFan29 said...

my god that Kosto line. they need a name

HabsFan29 said...

FUCK

Flying Toaster said...

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!

Flying Toaster said...

CK!!!!!!!!!

matt - fear the collapse said...

Get ready for a long series....

The collapse has started later this year...this time it is in the first round of the playoffs. They have shown absolutely no signs of the dominant play they exhibited in the first game. Now that Boston has started hitting Montreal looks lost (especially Plekanec and A. Kostitsyn).

Fuck me...........

Sonia said...

Fuck 'em all, bunch of dickless wonders.

Sonia said...

When your 4th line is your best line, you're in deep shit. Habs need balls, creativity & leadership.

THEY NEED SAKU!

matt - ftc said...

The fourth line is the best line because they have grit. All of the other players just look lost now that they are getting hit so hard.

Flying Toaster said...

I really don't think getting hit is the problem. They've been getting hit all year by tougher teams than Boston and it didn't affect their play. Also, i don't know about you guys, but i didn't see much hitting from boston.

I think it's over-confidence. And that's really all it comes down to. Montreal has been over-confident and has shown up with lacklustre play lacking any inspiration, thus Boston took advantage of that to bring the game to them.

Carbonneau just needs to whip his troops into order and remind them why they play hockey, and what it needs to win. This is Boston, sure. But even the lowly Kings beat the Wings.

Anonymous said...

fuck

-rod

panger76 said...

@29: How about the "SlowGreekBang" line?

lawyergirl77 said...

Panger - I like it!

What I don't like? Hmmm... let me think...

Oh, that's right.

The rest of the assholes on the ice who have dared to wear the CH for the past two nights. Those fuckers, with the potential exception of SlowGreekBang, Ca-rey!, the Brothers Tit (I actually think that they've been the only spark on their respective lines), Hamr, Georges and *gasp* sometimes Breezer (kill me now) have been the only fucking signs of life on the team.

SlowGreekBang did NOT deserve to get scored on tonight. Yet somehow they did, which is even more fucking frustrating.

Wake the FUCK up, guys. You're looking like a bunch of drunk pussies... and the only drunk pussy most people like is the kind that is looking for some company at last call.

And she's usually fugly.

Much like your playing style.

Something you both have in common.

Fuckers.

moeman said...

Maudit!