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Postgame 16: CAREY, BABY!

November 6, 2009

Wow. Habs with a demolished D and Bruins with a depleted O sure looked like it was going to be a crap game in the first period. Thankfully it got good in the second.

An absolute heist by Price.

Not that the Habs played badly, especially under the circumstances.

But Carey was almost perfect and just robbed the Bruins.

Did the Bruins dominate? Didn’t look like it until you look at the shots, scoring chances and hits.

Did the Habs hold their own? Yes, but Price did much of the holding.

Game 16 Gionta love: I love watching the Gionta-Chara dynamic, even though Pierre and Gordo won’t shut up about it. When are they going to plant the C on this guy already?

Andrei Markov: WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIII?

Jaroslav Spacek: Okay hockey gods, we get it.

Goalie Guessing Game: Je suis Carey Price. Je suis le %&@$ing Number 1 goaltender in this town, bitches. Sauf que je crap out once in a while. Actually, this season, it’s been more like mon team is crapping out on me. Anyway, un gros “fuck you” to the naysaying media and bandwagon fans.

The Noobs: Not so bad… Tom Pyatt (Pierre’s non-Price crush of the game, I thought) did a lot of impressive things in his first NHL game as a Hab. Thanks again, Higgy.

Maxim Lapierre: the Sean Avery of Quebec.

Mathieu Carle: had a great game, especially compared to his last one, but the whole time he was on the ice, I was distracted by the fact that lookswise, he’s pretty much Dion Phaneuf. Except slightly less unfortunate in the face.

Chris Higgins Career Watch: Two goals in two games and still half a period to go against the Oilers. But we’re not going back to regular Chris Higgins Watch status yet, just in case.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. November 6, 2009 12:06 am

    Phaneuf looks like a caveman. He’s also overrated.

    Carey Price swagger! Need more of this! Actually this was just his type of game. Fast, action, lots of shots. He just seems to love these. Sucks he didn’t get a shutout though. I blame our suckiness at faceoffs 😦

    Why can’t MAB ever get injured? Actually someone needs to check if he has a concussion ’cause he looks like he does…

    • theactivestick permalink*
      November 6, 2009 9:40 am

      I blame James Duthie who jinxed him by bringing up the shutout.

      • November 7, 2009 1:35 am

        RDS was jinxing it all game by reminding us how many days/hours/minutes/seconds the Bruins haven’t scored. Oy, jinxed in two official languages.

  2. thirdstone permalink
    November 6, 2009 12:27 am

    Carey Price swagger indeed. Every time he plays like this I feel like some strange freak coming out of the Carey Price Fandom closet, but I’m proud (now at least).

    He busted out all the stops tonight by showing off all the reasons people call him the franchise:

    Mental toughness/poise in facing so many shots, absolutely robbing everything that came his way after giving up a goal and doing it all in front of such a weak D(Number31’s observation from last game holds true as Price preferred passing to his forwards; he even tried to pull off a pass to his forwards that split the two forechecking Bs to one of his forwards in the third (lead to a turnover but wtvr)

    His height *finally* kicked in, justifying all the times I’ve pulled out the “he butterflies like he’s 5’9 and he’s 6’3!” as he finally used his shoulders/mask to block a shelved shot late in the second. The save on the spacek injury play was also helpful as his long legs made the play (jose theodore would not have stopped that one).

    Anyway. I’m not usually into using someones blog as my own blog but I feel like tonight is the night to cram as much Carey praise as I can before I’m stuck in the closet again.

    Great blog, btw. Just started reading it recently and it’s definitely made the daily list of sites to check.

    • theactivestick permalink*
      November 6, 2009 9:35 am

      Let your Price flag fly!

  3. thirdstone permalink
    November 6, 2009 12:29 am

    Oh, other reason he’s labeled the franchise that shone tonight was a solid butterflying game which repelled a ton of great crease scrambles.

    …Metropolit was good as well. I guess.

  4. therocket permalink
    November 6, 2009 7:11 am

    So this is my first comment up here but I thought I’d throw something on the board. I didn’t catch all of last night’s game but I just took a look at the highlights and here is what I came up with:

    1. I think that non-goal showed Carey Price that the universe is not acting against him and that whenever he steps on the ice, he can steal the game. He does “crap out once in a while” but if he has that confidence every game, we’d be good to go.

    2. Are we gonna set a ##$%@& record for most OT games + wins a season or what? It’s absolutely insane. The worst part is, it’s really kicking the crap out of our already depleted defensive corps. Look at it this way, the Habs have went to OT a whopping 7 times in their first 16 games. Now, for argument’s sake, let’s just count every OT period they play as 5 minutes (whether it ended early or not). For the rest of the season, if the trend continues, they are on pace to play in 29 more OT games which adds up to an extra 2 games on the season. It may not seem like much, but do you really think Hammer and Spacek can keep doing this without Markov? Oh wait, we have MAB… FML.

    3. Random – with his purple shirt and tie last night, did Jacques Martin not look like The Count from Sesame Street?

    Just happy they took that game last night and hope we can keep the momentum going. Go Habs Go!

    • theactivestick permalink*
      November 6, 2009 9:36 am

      3. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA yes he did.

  5. November 6, 2009 7:17 am

    We had a game like this against the Bruins on Sunday. Don’t allow yourselves to shit the bed against Tampa like we did against Vancouver.

    Maxim Lapierre will only be the Avery of Quebec when he actively hates on English people. Has that happened yet?

    • theactivestick permalink*
      November 6, 2009 9:39 am

      The only thing that Sean does that Max doesn’t do is chirp in the media (only cause he hasn’t been given the opportunity). On the ice, they’re pretty much the same.

      All talk. And talk. And more talk. And even more talk. And no money where their mouths are.

      When Pierre McGuire finds you annoying…

  6. November 6, 2009 6:50 pm

    Jaro Spacek: Just watch the video of him spelling Cammalleri’s name. It’s like watching Sloth from The Goonies.

    MaxLaps isn’t the Sean Avery of Quebec. Laps is a bit of a pussy compared to Avery. And less douchey.

    • theactivestick permalink*
      November 7, 2009 11:26 am

      LOL Sloth.

      The players who have played against MaxLaps might disagree.

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