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Caps-Habs Game 5: Don’t pick your bandwagon team yet

April 24, 2010

Well well.

Who ever thought the Ottawa Senators could possibly inspire anyone to do anything? On TSN they were talking about how the Habs were up Thursday night watching them beat the Penguins. I’m pretty sure that given they’re hockey players they were up Thursday night doing other things, but if Pierre says Ottawa inspired them, let’s go with it.

  • I’m not sure if Jaro got more out of the rest or the momentary transfer of pressure to Carey, but how awesome was he?
  • Just… wow.

    This is why I prefer 8th place and getting wiped to not making the playoffs at all. It would totally suck for your team not to be a part of things this or that triple-overtime game on Thursday… especially for, like, five seasons in a row… you know?
  • The Habs played J-Mart’s game… and won.
  • In a related story, the ocean has frozen over, pigs are flying, and Maxim Lapierre threw a punch.
  • The officiating last night was just ludicrous. I don’t know if the refs were blind, or if they were stupid. While it’s true that the calls seemed to go the Habs way, and if I were the Caps or their fans I wouldn’t be too chuffed with the refs right now, but is there a single remotely competent referee in the NHL? What’s the job interview like? “Can you skate? Do you know what a whistle is? Cool, you’re hired. No, you don’t need to read the rulebook. We’ll find a way to back you up if you make a ridiculously outrageous call.”
  • Our Habs are coming back home for game 6. In the last two playoffs the Habs got eliminated at the Bell Centre. Please, please, please don’t crumble under the pressure and make it a three-peat, Habs. Please? I’ll sacrifice something. A Bruins fan. A  Sens fan. My Chloë purse. Anything you want.
  • Mentally checking into Round 2 is a dangerous, dangerous game, Caps and Pens.
  • EDIT: I can’t believe I forgot. Damn straight, Pierre, Travis Moen was a MONSTER last night. But I would also have picked Belanger… just sayin’. On Twitter I saw that he lost seven teeth. SEVEN.
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7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 24, 2010 1:56 pm

    I can sacrifice a couple Leafs fans.

  2. Number31 permalink
    April 24, 2010 1:58 pm

    Jaro still got pushed around though. GRRR!

    Moen saved our asses with a sticklift.

    Dude…Varlamov played in the no-go zone and they didn’t call that either. Officiating continues to be a complet wtf.

    Also, this: Bouhoohoodreau

    • theactivestick permalink*
      April 24, 2010 2:08 pm

      The tongue-lashing he probably got after the game can’t have hurt Varly’s confidence… can it?

      • Number31 permalink
        April 24, 2010 4:06 pm

        They had too many men on the ice before Varly even left.

  3. April 24, 2010 2:34 pm

    Love your comments about how to hire a ref! If it helps, I may be able to find a Hawks fan around these parts to sacrifice for a Habs win.

  4. April 24, 2010 5:40 pm

    It was actually 8 teeth… one for good luck.

  5. Chris permalink
    April 25, 2010 3:00 pm

    Belanger is your typical Canadian guy. Although to be fair to the rest of league, the Capitals have been relatively toothless for the greater parts of the playoffs this year.

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