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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...

Plekanec Fuels the Playoff Fire?

As if we weren't anxious enough for the playoffs as it is... Adding proverbial fuel to the fire, Tomas Plekanec has ensured that everyone will be watching game 1 of the first round playoff series between the Washington Capitals and Montreal Canadiens. In an interview with Montreal newspaper La Presse, Plekanec made certain remarks that won't be taken lightly by the Washington Capitals, especially Jose Theodore, who was announced as the Capitals starting goaltender this morning by coach Bruce Boudreau. "It's not as though we are facing (Martin) Brodeur or (Ryan) Miller," Plekanec said in his interview. "They don't have a dominant goaltender. When you look at the goaltending mat...

Habs vs. Leafs Gameday: Last Chance

For this entire, final week of the regular season, the Montreal Canadiens have been sitting but two points or less away from a clinched playoff spot. Through the luck of the draw, if you want to call it lucky, they were handed the 11th, 12th and 15th place teams in the Eastern Conference to close out their season. Moreover, the teams currently behind them in 8th and 9th place, play each other in their respective final two games of the season. Someone who may have been stuck under a rock these past six days might say "no problem". Only a single win out of three, against three teams already eliminated from playoff contention? Piece of cake. Well, guess again. Tuesday night, the Hab...

Things Carey Price has Learned/Noticed while riding the Bench

Things Carey Price has Learned/Noticed while riding the Bench It’s no secret that Jaroslav Halak has won the starting job from Carey Price. While Jaro spends his days making Pierre Gauthier’s job a living hell, Carey has been riding more pine than a horny lumberjack. It can get to be pretty boring sitting down and doing nothing for games on end, so Carey did us a favour and put a list together of things he’s noticed/learned while being glued to the bench these past few weeks. - The Bell Centre scoreboard is slightly bigger than the TV I have in my apartment. - Apparently Jaro can’t tell the difference between Regular Gatorade and Human Gatorade. - Kirk Muller’s hair has...

Live Blog tonight: Habs @ Isles! 7PM!

TCL is pleased to announce that we will be doing yet another live blog tonight for the Canadiens game on Long Island. Set your reminders in the widget at the end of this blog, and make sure to log back into TCL at 7PM tonight, as TCL Islanders contributor and member of The Hockey Writers, Rob McGowan and myself will be blogging the game LIVE. Rob will be at Nassau Coliseum in the press box, and I will be sitting on my couch as we discuss the game as it happens. Tune in for this special event, and make sure to post lots of comments! ----------------- GAME PREVIEW The Canadiens' destiny is in their own hands tonight. A win against the Islanders (paired up with a loss b...

Halak Named First Star of the Week as Habs Surprise with Back-to-Back Shutouts

Can someone please explain to me what happened to the Montreal Canadiens over this past weekend? From losing 2-1 last Wednesday to what should be a lottery team in the Carolina Hurricanes (and subsequently having your own goalie, who was good enough to merit a 3rd star selection, booed out of the arena), to consecutive shutout victories against the Flyers and Sabres (and subsequently having the other goalie named the first star of the week in the entire NHL?) Something doesn't quite add up here. Yes, there's the Jaroslav Halak factor, and yes, we've talked endlessly about how differently the skaters play in front of one goalie as opposed to the other. But the fact that one team can be ...