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Canadiens vs Bruins Top Six Minutes: Meltdown in Beantown

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Habs lose 5-3 after heading into the third up 2-1. Bruins tie the series up 1-1. Series head back to Montreal after a huge WTF.

Jared Wickerham

  • I like watching Patrice Bergeron play. I do not like wondering why an adult man insists on going by the name 'Dougie'.
  • Rene Bourque always seems like a guy who is 5'10 - no fighty fighty. Which is a good thing for me, I like a player with speed and size that doesn't need to play like a bully.
  • Wave after wave of Bruins again in the first.
  • I like those Subway updates so I can be reminded that Rask was drafted by the Leafs
  • The first period was full of the Canadiens playing the type of game they don't excel at it, don't do this guys! Two man advantage less than halfway through the first is far from ideal, especially firing clearing attempts directly to the blades of Bruins.
  • Are these Boston based refs?
  • That first Boston goal was just waiting to happen - is that a Tragically Hip song? - The Hip are the worst, probably all Leafs fan. Sorry Paul Langlois if you root for the Blues.
  • After talking about dead grandparents for five minutes, my friend turned to me and said, "How about Chara's reach? Pretty large eh?"
  • Those Bruins fans were cheering P.K. on when he had that amazing 1-on-3  dash right?
  • If only George Parros had dressed - some things don't show up on the score sheet.
  • Loved those cufflinks on Coach's Corner on a suit someone was buried in back in the 70s.
  • Dream Weaver!! Nice combination of luck and skill on that goal.
  • Second period was much better for the Habs. Sorta.
  • Is there a better goalie in these playoffs than Price? This is a homer comment (obvy), but after the year Price has had, how can you not consider him one of the best goalies in hockey? Never mind the Vezina.
  • Why HNIC jinx Price like that? Why did Lucic fumble it like that? Who knows, but that look on Lucic's face was worth it. He knew as soon as it went in that he screwed up. Even better to see Price rob him immediately after that.
  • Why did Therrien scratch Thomas Vanek? Jokes. Nice use of Vanek by Subban on that powerplay.
  • Looking at the Extra Skater page for this game during the first two periods and I was wondering how did Montreal win? And then during the third I was wondering how Montreal allowed it to be won.
  • Kelly Hrudey on these broadcasts is a breath of fresh air.
  • Brendan Gallagher laughs in the face of danger Jarome Iginla.
  • Montreal's PP has gone from awful to "hmmm ok, I can deal with this".
  • I feel like traditional views of this game lead to the conclusion that Montreal does things that don't show up on the scoresheet, they bring more heart and grit to the game, or more bounces went their way. For me, I feel like a better understanding or better development of metrics and analysis would better explain the result. I don't have any answers, just want to further the question.
  • Not sure how Subban caused the Thornton injury, but also not sure why Boston fans still hate Aaron Boone.
  • How about that Ryan O'Byrne trade now?
  • How did this game change so goddamn quickly?
  • I wish Brad Marchand had played liked this when he was with the Halifax Mooseheads. They would have had two Memorial Cup wins.
  • EOTP three stars: 1. Patrice Bergeron 2. Brad Marchand 3. Carey Price
  • Habs Lose 5-3,  after heading into the third 2-1

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