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Habs - Caps Episode 7: No More Star Wars References

YES! ANOTHER LIVE BLOG! You knew this was coming. After the MAJOR successes of the lives blogs in games 4, 5 and 6, we're back for our 4th live blog of the series for tonight's game 7! Steven Hindle from Hockeybuzz, Kamal Panesar from Habs Addict, Jeremy Scriven from Hockey Independent, and myself, of course, from The Checking Line, will be running the show yet again, providing our insight, sharing comments and taking questions as BOTH the Montreal Canadiens and Washington Capitals try to close out the series once and for good tonight! The list of panelists will be bigger and better than ever. There are plenty of names to confirm, and rest assured, I will update this post with ...

Habs - Caps Episode 6: The Canadiens Strike Back; PK Called up

It took five games, but Jacques Martin finally started to look like someone who's coached over 1250 games in the NHL (including 85 playoff games). Yes, I've been a little hard on Martin in my recent blogs, I think a lot of us have been, even going as far as proclaiming that I wanted him fired once this season was over. To be honest, that may still hold true. But regardless of what I (and many others) said last week, J-Mart deserves as much credit as the team on the ice for Friday's 2-1 win in Washington, which extended the Canadiens post-season by at least one more game, which will be played tonight at the Bell Centre. For nearly 5 games, fans, bloggers and analysts alike where scr...

Game 5: Do or Die for Habs + Live Blog Details!

LIVE BLOG TONIGHT! After the success of Wednesday's live blog for Game 4, we will be doing another one tonight at TCL for game 5 of the Washington Capitals and Montreal Canadiens series. We have a great line-up of panelists and bloggers for tonight's chat, including Kamal Panesar of Habs Addict, Steven Hindle of Hockeybuzz, Jeremy Scriven of Hockey Independent, Julie Veilleux and a bunch of other guests and surprises! So make sure to join us. Last one was a blast with more than 50 people reading and posting comments, and tonight will hopefully be even better! Set your reminders in the frame below and join us tonight at 6:30!! Scroll down below for the preview for tonight's gam...

Announcing: Caps/Habs Live blog for Game 5! + Post Game 4 links!

After the MAJOR success of last night's live game blog, TCL is proud to announce that we will be doing it once again for tomorrow night's game! Join us as we welcome back some of yesterday's guests, as well as a few new ones, to blog what could be the final game of the Montreal Canadiens' season. Down 3 games to 1, it's do or die for the Canadiens, and they have to get it done on foreign soil. Can they accomplish the seemingly impossible, and defeat the Caps to bring the series back to Montreal for a game 6? This question will be answered in a little more than 32 hours, but until then, prepare yourself for another live blog with George Prax (myself), Steven Hindle from Hockeyb...

Game 4: Price, Habs, Look to Save Series - Plus! LIVE BLOG DETAILS!

Scroll down below for the preview of tonight's game! ----------------------------------- LIVE GAME BLOG TONIGHT! Join us at TCL tonight at 6:30 PM as we welcome Steven Hindle of Hockeybuzz, Kamal Panesar of Habs Addict, Jeremy Scriven of Hockey Independent, the guys from RockTheRed.net as well as On Frozen Blog, not to mention Kyle Roussel and All Habs, for arguably the most historic, epic live game blog in the history of ever. Some special guests may also be in the market to pass by, so check it out! Set your reminder below, and tune in tonight for all the fun! Pre-game starts at 6:30PM EST and the live game-blog will start with the game at 7PM EST -----------------...

Habs Drop the Ball in Embarrassing Game 3 Loss

Below is a fairly angered review of last night's ''game'', but first, a word on what's going in tomorrow on TCL, Hockey Independent and Hockeybuzz! -------------------------- LIVE BLOG TOMORROW Tomorrow night, TCL will be partnering up with Hockey Independent as well as Hockeybuzz to bring you a LIVE BLOG that will feature some of your favorite bloggers and writers from around the web! Along with myself, the event will feature Jeremy Scriven from HI and Steven Hindle and Kamal Panesar from HB. Habs fan and blogger Kyle Roussel will be dropping by and TCL's Scott Lowe will be making an appearance. And who knows? If you drop in at the right time, there may be some special guests fro...

Habs - Caps Episode 3: A New Series

After an interesting set of games at the Verizon Center in Washington, the Capitals and Canadiens will move things above the border to the Bell Centre for games three and four of their first round series. The Canadiens surprised pretty much everyone in the hockey world by taking game 1 last Thursday night, a 3-2 win overtime. They weren't so lucky two nights later, losing game 2 by a score of 6-5, once again in overtime, although the thirty seconds the extra frame lasted could barely be classified as ''overtime''. Nonetheless, going into tonight's game 3 at the Bell Centre, we can certainly classify the games to come as a ''new series''. Splitting games 1 and 2 in Washington means...

Pinch me I'm dreaming: Habs take Game 1

------------------- Note- Read this HILARIOUS blog from Mike Obrand of Habs Laughs: How the Canadiens Can Upset the Capitals ------------------- Habs fans all over the planet are asking themselves several questions this morning: 1) Did that really happen? 2) No, really? 3) Seriously? The Habs beat the Caps? In Washington? In the playoffs? 4) Really? 5) Alright, stop kidding around... really? To most Habs fans, myself included, last night's game was somewhat of a daze. Not only did they win a game no one really expected them to win, but they shut out Alex Ovechkin, but on the scoreboard AND on the shot totals. They did it with their best players being at their...

How The Habs Can Upset The Capitals.

I’m only 22, but I like to think I’ve watched a lot of Hockey. I’ve witnessed some of the great moments in Habs history (Donald Audette scoring after getting his hand chopped off) and some of the ‘lesser’ moments in Habs history (Saku Koivu getting blinded by Justin Williams). Because of my superior Hockey knowledge I was able to develop several methods that the Montreal Canadiens can use to successfully defeat the Washington Capitals in their quarterfinal series. These methods will work just as surely as the Chicago Blackhawks will lose in the Stanley cup final because they have Hossa on their team. Enjoy. How The Habs Can Upset The Capitals. -Bribe the Capitals’ nutriti...

Habs Face Caps: What's We've Learned - What we Should Expect

It has been a rollercoaster season for the Montreal Canadiens. Over six months ago, the Habs began their season on the road in Toronto. After only two periods, the Canadiens' worst nightmare was realized. Andrei Markov, arguably the team's best overall player and leader, succumbed to a nasty skate cut to his ankle, and was diagnosed to miss a large portion of the season, possibly even the Olympics. If that wasn't enough, the injuries kept coming. The next night in Buffalo, the Canadiens lost defenseman Ryan O'Byrne, who had began the season with his best training camp and was really proving to be a suitable replacement for turncoat Mike Komisarek. Over the next few weeks, the Cana...