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Pens-Habs Game 7: Did that happen? Yes, yes it did.

May 13, 2010

Eight down, eight to go. Halfway there, as Cammalleri said. Our Habs opened the Igloo with a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins and closed it last night by eliminating the defending Stanley Cup champions.

We should have realized the Habs were going to win this series 5 minutes in to the game when Halak decided to take a leisurely stroll to the faceoff dot as Matt Cooke or Kris Letang or someone was coming at him. He knew the Penguins just didn’t look right last night.

Unlike Halak, I thought (in fact I was sure) it would turn out to be a cruel joke when the Habs went up 4-0. I thought for sure the Penguins would then come back and win the game 6-4 or something. Jaro and all the guys in front of him were having none of that shit, though, and we’re going to the third round for the first time since 1993.

Bullet points, because now you’ve begun to request them:

  • Teams remaining in the Western Conference: top two. Teams remaining in the Eastern Conference: bottom three, and if Philly beats Boston on Friday it will be the top two and the bottom two seeds facing off… funny how that worked out.
  • A friend was saying yesterday morning that Moen wasn’t as awesome as I thought he was, and I replied that Travis would score a goal in the game. Ha.
  • I’m pretty sure Jaro made that save on Malkin with his… er… crotchal area.
  • Mike Boone pointed out that Fleury was drafted first overall in 2003. Halak? 270 picks later.
  • After the game, Hal Gill was going on about Josh Gorges and how supportive and important he was to Gill’s return to the lineup with that injury. Hearts.
  • Matt Cooke and his targetting Gill’s injured leg all night. Pure class, that guy.
  • They kicked the defending champs out without Markov.
  • Or a captain.
  • Brian effin Gionta.
  • Michael effin Cammalleri.
  • Penalty effin kill.
  • Speaking of, during the 4-3 PK at the beginning of the third period, did you see who JM threw onto the ice? Gill, Plekanec… and PK Subban.
  • The Habs are planning to launch an instruction manual within the coming days entitled How to go from underdog to favourite in 14 games or less. But without the ‘or less’ part.
  • In a related story, they are also releasing a dancerobics DVD entitled The Cammalleri  fistpump.
  • Boston’s inability to hold on to a lead has given the Habs a few days’ rest. And remember, Boston fans… when you said you wanted Philly, we Habs fans told you that we wanted them in 2008…
  • You know when you mock the fans of the 8th seed team for saying “anything can happen?” Yeah, don’t do that.
  • I’m so happy right now that I don’t even want to bother rubbing this in the faces of Leafs fans.
9 Comments leave one →
  1. May 13, 2010 8:55 am

    you rock. Don’t ever stop the bullet points!

  2. therangersfan permalink
    May 13, 2010 9:33 am

    I will continue sending jinxy text messages and tweets with your permission.

    Side question: does this team remind you of the 93 Habs? Media people have been throwing that comparison around, and I just don’t agree at all. Tastes more like 94 Canucks to me.

    • theactivestick permalink*
      May 13, 2010 1:55 pm

      Please do not compare my team to the Canucks. But you may send me jinxy texts and tweets as long as they keep working.

  3. Artie permalink
    May 13, 2010 10:23 am

    Was there anything sweeter than Shero conceding victory to Gainey…

  4. May 13, 2010 11:00 am

    No face rubbing is needed. They know… they just know… Plus we’re way classier than that 😉

  5. May 13, 2010 12:28 pm

    What a night. I’m not even going to bother acknowledging the haters from Leaf Nation today. They’re busy consuming themselves like Pizza the Hut locked in a limo.

  6. IcE ColD permalink
    May 13, 2010 2:22 pm

    This game wasn’t even close. I liked!!

  7. May 13, 2010 8:49 pm

    I guess that makes me the lesser gal then, since I did in fact, take delight in a fellow poster rubbing it into the collective faces of the Laffs nation. It was like the cherry on top for me!

    Hope Jaro’s crotchtal area didn’t sustain any serious damage. Boy’s gonna have to beat off the ladies with a stick upon his return to the madness of Montreal.

    • Artie permalink
      May 14, 2010 4:01 pm

      Jaro’s crotchtal area is on fire!

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