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Bruins-Habs Game 1 – Carey Price winks in the face of pressure

April 15, 2011

Super-quick bullet points this time. Happy Friday!

    • So, Boston in 4, was it? Every year.
    • Stop saying the Bruins got Halaked. They didn’t. They got Carey Priced. It’s not like Halak gave his own talent to Price as a parting gift. Price won that game in a way that had nothing to do with Halak except that they both play the same position extremely well.
    • Glad to see loudmouth Brad Marchand give props to Carey on the TSN postgame reaction video. Damn straight he’s one of the best goaltenders in the league.
    • Faced with all that pressure and getting shelled in the 2nd, and Carey’s still having fun out there. Absolutely amazing.
    • Of course, this means the Bruins are going to run Carey hard for the rest of the series. I hope the Habs are ready.
    • Carey may have stolen the show, but the team in front of him deserves a lot of credit. They showed up to do a thing, and they did it so well that it looked like Boston didn’t want to win at all.
    • PK Subban pulled a Josh Gorges last night, and it appears to suit him just as well as the flash does. Looks like he was focused on the team game more than heroics, and there’s a time and place for both. PK knows the difference.
    • Hey, where did all the Scott Gomez hate go?
    • At some stretches it appeared as though the Habs were playing quite terribly – until it became clear that they were calmly keeping the puck out of the net while the Bruins ran around like headless chickens.
    • Like, really calmly. I was at a Nice Restaurant but this being Montreal, the game was on and they had the sound on during play. I was tearing my hair out, as were many of the people around me, and the Habs didn’t skip a beat. It was maddening.
    • It’s encouraging that the gong show aspect was limited to Zdeno Chara’s baboonery in the third.
    • It’s also extremely important that while the fans and the media on both sides are determined to outdo each other in terms of sheer idiocy, the hockey players appear to be staying above that. Hopefully it’ll stay this way.
    • Who knows where they stand on Jacques Martin anymore?
    • On to Game 2, which will obviously be very different. I hope the Habs are ready.
    • This tweet really cracked me up last night:

9 Comments leave one →
  1. TomPalko permalink
    April 15, 2011 9:54 am

    Well done. Thankyou for being the first to point out that maybe, just maybe, Boston’s “lack of effort,” for lack of a better term, could have been Habs’ keeping pucks outside and cutting them off at the blue line. Maybe Montreal just played very well. Cripes, even Kostitsyn was hitting last night.

  2. Number31 permalink
    April 15, 2011 10:18 am

    Ryan “BAMF” White was set to destroy.

    • Doogie2K permalink
      April 15, 2011 2:28 pm

      Yeah, what the hey was he doing centring Squid and Desharnais for a while? That was really cool for me, having watched him in junior for two or three years.

      • Number31 permalink
        April 17, 2011 11:48 am

        Matchups. JMart putting a shooter on that line to see if he can get Cammy a different matchup while White mucks about on the boards, DD could have more room to dish to Cammy. (Also because Pouliot can’t seem to stay on his feet…)

  3. Harry M permalink
    April 15, 2011 10:31 am

    Habs were the better team last night Active Stick.

    I’m shocked PK didn’t take a dive in the clip you posted!

  4. April 15, 2011 11:04 am

    Bruins fans are crying foul about Subban. Supposedly he dived and tried to shiv everyone.

  5. April 15, 2011 2:09 pm

    Still can’t believe Elliotte Friedman turned down that kiss from Scott Gomez.

  6. April 15, 2011 2:13 pm

    All the Scott Gomez hate was replaced by “I told you this team would win if Gomez could produce in the playoffs.” True story.

  7. April 15, 2011 2:37 pm

    Excellent points that just flow with the truth. Especially the one about “fans and the media on both sides are determined to outdo each other in terms of sheer idiocy”… sadly, the media is leading the charge this time around.

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