Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Midnight Skate for--- HOLY FUCK WE'RE GOING TO THE CONFERENCE FINALS

Bullet points for what you missed while HOLY FUCK WE'RE GOING TO THE CONFERENCE FINALS...
  • In case you've been in an airplane or something, Habs beat the Pens 5-2 to win the series 4-3 and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. Holy crap. Happy fucking birthday PFK and Jaro! Typical Habs performance - get some opportunistic scoring, overcome questionable reffing, kill a bunch of penalties heroically (AND get a shorty, thx Gonchar!), and ride some Jaro as we get totally outshot. Nothing wrong with any of that anymore. Props to Gio with 2G and a ton of work, and well, props to everyone really. Again no props to Crysby and his unsportsmanlike post-game presser. More later today no doubt;
  • And the Habs' opponent in the Conference Finals (on Sunday at 7 PM) will be... we don't know, because Philly is on the brink of an epic comeback, tying their series with the Bs thanks to a 2-1 win. Great work by Michael Leighton, the Flyers' 3rd goalie to play in the series, in his first start in two months;
  • Team Canada had all sorts of problems at the Worlds, losing the game 4-1 to the Swiss (!) and losing Stamkos to injury. At least we're not Team USA;
  • Glendale ponies up some cash, pendulum swings from Winnipeg yesterday to Phoenix today;
  • Keep that smile on your face with MYFO's Game 7 take.;
  • As of this writing, there does not appear to be rioting in the streets of Montreal. But it's early. MORNING UPDATE: Ok, some rioting and looting. Or maybe they really just needed some tube socks. They weren't Habs fans, just trouble-making assholes.
Oh, you would like to see the long-form video highlights of that win? We don't blame you.

56 comments:

moeman said...

b i t CH e s!!!

swarkles said...
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HabsFan29 said...

you know Americans rag on Versus, but Bob Cole could take a lesson

moeman said...

Suggestion:

'Talk about the habs', should be 'Talk about the fucking Habs'.

moeman said...

Whilst here, BTW, what time is it? Man, I need a Rolex, oh wait, there's a clock on my iPhone.

HabsFan29 said...

moe i'll forward the suggestion to our art department.

GG, you reading?

ezzeloharr said...

Am I a bad person for getting a kick out of watching Crysby whine from the box?

HabsFan29 said...

@ezzel - then im a bad person too

this is an important PK. cmon guys!

moeman said...

Great PK and solid effort so far. Hope the refs put away their whistles.

Kankwan said...

GYFH. Canadien en cinq. Now mister Gauthier, your little dwarf team is way over the first tier of the league, bitCHes!

moeman said...

The Goalie!

RiRi said...

Gorges: "It's hard to put into words. It wasnt because we had more skill. It wasnt because we did anything special. It was because we played as a team."

moeman said...

Again!

ezzeloharr said...

Man, what delicious highlights. Just amazing.

moeman said...

5-2! Hang on boys and gals.

Number31 said...

A gif needs to be made of Subban and Moore's victory chest bump. TOO FUCKING CUTE!

HabsFan29 said...

really that 5th goal was a beautiful play

moeman said...

Man, pure woolers like Bertrand and Rejean will eat their disgusting hateful xenophobic articles about the bad Bob Gainey. Imagine, Bob didn't sign Denis Gauthier.

moeman said...

Forgot the Pens emptied their net at the 4 minute mark.

RiRi said...

Denis Gauthier?!

*shudders*

moeman said...

Post-series injury report; Sid got his first pube and it hurt.

RiRi said...

Anyone else feeling warm and fuzzy?

BB agrees! Twas' magical!

moeman said...

Man I love this team!

HabsFan29 said...

hey we won again! that was fun

ok kidz gonna TRY to get to sleep. it's been (un-)real. GYFH!!!

moeman said...

Good night bitCHes!

RiRi said...

goodnight bitCHes!

Anonymous said...

As of 1:15, there is looting in the streets. Foot Locker on Ste. Catherine got thrown over.

Fuck these drunken, idiotic, repulsive vandals who take a fucking amazing night and turn it into a shitshow, guaranteeing the whole city and every single Hab fan looks fucking ridiculous.

Flying Toaster said...

Caps didn't scare me
Pens only had me slightly worried

Wanna know who i'm afraid of? The Phucking Philadelphia Phlyers that's who!

Not Geoff Molson said...

The Morgueloo. The way it opened was the way it closed. A Wednesday night victory by the Habs.


Montreal Canadiens 2 - Pittsburgh Penguins 1 FINAL
Wednesday, 11 October 1967, Pittsburgh Civic Auditorium

1 2 3 T
Canadiens 1 1 0 2
Penguins 0 0 1 1

STATS

GOAL SCORERS
MTL: G. Tremblay (SHG, 17:29 - 1st) , J. Beliveau (00:53 - 2nd)
PIT: A. Bathgate (2:08 - 3rd)

GOALIES
MTL: R. Vachon (W)
PIT: H. Bassen (L)



Montreal Canadiens 5 - Pittsburgh Penguins 2 FINAL
Wednesday, 12 May 2010, Mellon Arena

1 2 3 T
Canadiens 2 2 1 5
Penguins 0 2 0 2

STATS

GOAL SCORERS
MTL: B. Gionta (PPG, 00:32 - 1st) , D. Moore (14:23 - 1st) , M. Cammalleri (03:32 - 2nd) , T. Moen (SHG, 05:14 - 2nd) , B. Gionta (PPG, 10:00 - 3rd)
PIT: C. Kunitz (08:36 - 2nd) , J. Staal (16:30 - 2nd)

GOALIES
MTL: J. Halak (W)
PIT: B. Johnson , M. Fleury (L)

HabScot said...

I think Cinderella just shot her playboy centrefold, and I like what I see.

wv beteramp
Someone beter amp up the current to Bettman's pacemaker because swe're going to gatecrash his all-American finals!

Anonymous said...

congratulations from a Wings fan,go all the way motherfuckers

dwgs said...

Oy, my brain hurts. Shouldn't today be some sort of statutory holiday? Tell me I can go back to bed.

Baroque said...

You led off Sportscenter on ESPN! Okay, it was about Sidney's loss, but the Habs did it. :)

Best of luck in the next round.

(And I hope the idiot rioters didn't hurt anyone.)

Tom said...

I have to credit to everyone who posts throughout the game. Me, I'm pacing around the living, not sitting down unless it's intermission or a commercial break. I don't know how you're able to type and watch games like these.

soperman said...

Bob Cole has got to go. The Habs were coming down on a 3 on 2 break in the third and he was talking about the Pens having the Habs back on their heels. At least change his medication.

I saw him at the Halifax Airshow a couple of years ago and it took like three guys to help him up onto the podium.

Retire Bob! (And take Don Cherry with you.)

Anonymous said...

@moeman

Sorry pal but you're way more obsessed with language than Rejean or Bertrand.

moeman said...

Thanks Anon, I'll take that as a compliment.

HabsFan29 said...

i actually dreamt last night that the Habs blew the 4-0 lead. for once reality is better than my dreams!

Howard said...

This morning feels like waking up with one of those ravishing centrefold models who have been know to grace these pages. Especially good with no pants!
Thank you Habs!!! You sexy things you!!!

Ian Vitro said...
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Ian Vitro said...

Can we get a photoshop of our boys throwing out "the shocker" to go with that ESPN headline?

Two in Crosby's stink and, yes, one is his pink...

GYFHG!!!!

David said...

"A lot's going to be put on us like it has been all series," Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik said. "I mean, they've beaten Washington and now they've beaten us. I think it's time to give this team some credit for what they've done rather than picking apart why we didn't do what we were supposed to do."

Crosby might want to take some notes... that's how you man up, boy!

lawyergirl77 said...

I'm still buzzing.

If this is a dream, I never wanna wake up!!!

moeman said...

I'm thinkin' there's some Molson magic/mystique wrapped around this dream playoffs. Did you see the owners in the dressing room? Sweet smiles all around.

Before Anon takes a shot, that comment wasn't a slag at Péladeau but I am glad TVA didn't win the Gillett lottery.

Anonymous said...

so what about Bob Gainey?

moeman said...

Gets all the credit in my book. Including hiring his coaches in Martin and Boucher.

moeman said...

More quotes;

Asked to explain Cammalleri’s offensive prowess this post-season, and whether the forward’s whisker-free face was adding to his speed, grizzled defenceman Jaroslav Spacek grinned tightly and replied, “He’s a little sneaky guy, you know? He’s not that big, so he tries to lose the opponent. He’s a little skinny, so he likes to (shave). Maybe he’s a step faster than everybody else.”

Cammalleri wasn’t going to let abuse that go unchallenged.

“Whatever Spatch says, I go with. The Spatcho man is the rule,” he said before the mischievous comeback: “D’ya ever see the see-through T-shirts he wears? Is that what makes him quicker?”

SK said...

Well everyone, congrats on the series W. I cheered for you against the Craps and I'll cheer again in the conference finals. I wish last night was a better game all around but it was what it was.

Old lady Mellon is just a memory now. Last night was rough but the Burgh has been lucky enough to experience some unreal fucking hockey in the last 4 seasons and it helps knowing that streak didn't end last night.

I hope some of Montreal is still standing.

POYFH
(Play On You Fucking Habs)


-L'il Tits

Jaybird said...

I feel terrible for the intelligent and normal francos for a couple of rioting D-Bags making them look terrible.

Oh well though! What a night! I don't remember half of it (not like anyone cares.) The new ritual of getting absolutely shitfaced after game 7 victories is one I have no problem with. Its only gonna happen twice more for this year! I keep using the word unbelievable....BUT that doesn't apply anymore.

We now have expectations. We are not an underdog anymore and can't hide behind that moniker. There is no more getting away with the Cinderella bullshit. It is all real now and I'm sure the boys know it. Keep playing the rope-a-dope, let Halak see the outside shots, feed Cammi on his way to the slot, feed the New York Giant in the crease, keep Gomez turnovers to a minimum, Plex and Gorges remain being the awesome quiet leaders you are, keep taking lunch money Gill, I could go on and on.

What about when we get Markov back? Markov and Subban PP are you fucking kidding me? We can bench Hammer AND Bergeron? Amazing. I'm sitting here fucking flabbergasted thinking we can do this right here right now.

Three words: Pyatt-Moore-Lapierre (and Moen). What a trio. What two beauties we have in Moore and Pyatt! Gainey did this people. He finally gets the respect.

So to stop me from rambling I'm sure that everyone here wants Boston then San Jose? I remember well the shit kickings Philly gave us this year. Discuss?

Jaybird said...

Oh two more things:

Subban rookie of the year next season with a cup ring? How sick is that?

And the turnovers 20 Pitt to 1 Habs last night shows what were all about. Balls of steel and mega confidence and self-belief. GO PANTS GO!

kevincrumbs said...

Am I the only one who wants the Flyers? Rask has been really good against us all year and the Flyers are seemingly all sorts of crippled now.

Jaybird said...

And thanks to the SK and the Pensblog for being classy after a loss.

Here's a song for you

That's the last shot I'll take at the Pens all year. I've been blasting it today....

Jaybird said...

@ crumbs...

All depends to me if they are the Phlyers with Carter or without Carter. Leighton is also looking beastly from the little I have seen.

Broons = A team that is terrified right now and shaken. Rask has not been Halak-like as he was earlier.

Just my two cents

Anonymous said...

Pens Fan here- Congrats - well played -you were the better team. we got some issues. Play on.

Bill 101 said...

lunch today: advil & water

Wonderful work against the glamour boys. Now time for a bit of rest & healing.

Down into the valley of thuggery. Different game. Enemies we know.

Go Habs Go!

Mr Trivia said...

@ lil tits and anon

thanks for the competition, the banter, and the support. you guys played a good series and yes, tits, you've been blessed with some great hockey moments over the past while.

enjoy your new arena.