Game Five Thread: Habs v. Bruins GDT (Series tied 2-2)

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    Game Five Thread: Habs v. Bruins GDT (Series tied 2-2)

    Here we go:


    **Spoiler alert-Potter is still out with an "upper body" injury**


    Big story: This Eastern Conference Second Round series might not be playing out exactly as planned, but the end results aren't unexpected with the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens even again.


    Home-ice advantage has meant little. Each team has won once at home and once on the road, including Boston's 1-0 overtime win in Game 4 at Bell Centre on Thursday. The goaltenders, Boston's Tuukka Rask and Montreal's Carey Price, have been at the top of their games at the most important times.


    The players knew there wasn't going to be an easy way through to the Eastern Conference Final.


    "We all thought this was going to be a long series," Montreal defenseman Josh Gorges said. "Nothing is ever easy when you play against Boston and Boston plays Montreal."


    Team Scope:


     Canadiens: Montreal might have squandered the home-ice advantage it stole from Boston with a win in Game 1, but the Atlantic Division's second-place team isn't panicking now that the Presidents' Trophy-winning Bruins have reduced this series to the best-of-3.


     


    One thing coach Michel Therrien knows his team has to have is more offense from its top two offensive players, Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais. Without naming names, he made it clear that both must raise their game.


    "If you look at the playoffs from the start, there are certain players that are having some trouble contributing offensively. These types of players need to adjust to the intensity of the playoffs," Therrien said Friday. "They are being checked very tightly, we're aware of it on both sides. But there's an intensity to the beginning of the season, an intensity to the middle of the season and there's an intensity to the end of the regular season.


    "But when you get to the playoffs, it's another type of intensity. Those types of players need to adapt to that challenge."


    Bruins: Boston managed to even this series without a contribution from its first line of David Krejci centering wings Milan Lucic and Jarome Iginla. In the Game 2 win, the Bruins got an offensive spark from their second line centered by Patrice Bergeron. Call-up Matt Fraser scored the game-winner in overtime in Game 4 after a connection with center Carl Soderberg.


    "They play us tight," center Gregory Campbell said Friday after the Bruins held an optional skate. "And they had some chances, we had some chances, it was back and forth, so in those games, usually it's a mistake by one side or the other, or a goal that's a fluky goal."


    "So there's room for improvement, but we did make some steps."


    Who's hot: Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban had at least one point in six straight games before Game 4. Forward Brian Gionta is looking for his first goal of the series but had five shots on net and two of the Canadiens' best scoring chances in Game 4. … Rask had his fifth playoff shutout with 33 saves in Game 4. Defenseman Johnny Boychuk was plus-1 with four blocked shots in Game 4.


    Injury report: Montreal forward Alex Galchenyuk (lower body) remains out. … Boston forward Chris Kelly (back) and defensemen Dennis Seidenberg (ACL/MCL), Corey Potter (upper body) and Adam McQuaid (ankle) are sidelined


     

     
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    Re: Game Five Thread: Habs v. Bruins GDT (Series tied 2-2)

    Brian Gionta is considered hot even though he hasn't scored this series because he had a few shots on goal?  I like it.  Here's hoping the rest of the Canadiens copy "the goalless wonder" for two more games.


     


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    Re: Game Five Thread: Habs v. Bruins GDT (Series tied 2-2)

    Yeah, I was wondering about that too. I was thinking that's one guy the Habs will be happy to get rid of in the off-season.


     

     
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    Re: Game Five Thread: Habs v. Bruins GDT (Series tied 2-2)

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    He did well vs Tb. But yes hell begone next year but markov?


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    Markov had a decent regular season but it is obvious that age and injuries have slowed him down a bit. I think the Habs re-sign him.


     


     

     
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    Re: Game Five Thread: Habs v. Bruins GDT (Series tied 2-2)


    Going to a bar to watch game tonight,sure there will be lots of Habs fans,hope the Bruins score early and score often.These come from behind and close games  aren't good for my health,a nice old fashion A'ss kickin would be nice.

     
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    Re: Game Five Thread: Habs v. Bruins GDT (Series tied 2-2)

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    Going to a bar to watch game tonight,sure there will be lots of Habs fans,hope the Bruins score early and score often.These come from behind and close games  aren't good for my health,a nice old fashion A'ss kickin would be nice.


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     Good luck man. I think the b's are ready for a blowout in their favour. Price can't play unconscious forever ;)


     

     
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    I also think they will resign him.  I knew full welenthough there were talks at trade deadline he wouldn't get traded. 


     


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    Yup, me thinks he is a Habs lifer.


     


     

     
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    Re: Game Five Thread: Habs v. Bruins GDT (Series tied 2-2)

    B's are in a good spot here Back home tied at 2 and I don't think they've played as well as they can in this series. Played better on Thursday but still not as good as they can. I think they get it rolling tonight and just take off. Marchand and Krejci get on the scoresheet tonight.





     
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    Re: Game Five Thread: Habs v. Bruins GDT (Series tied 2-2)

    Easy win tonight.  Back home after an emotional two games, leaving high.


    Pure ripping from the top line.


    B's win 5-1...at least.


    Let's go Bruins.

     
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    Re: Game Five Thread: Habs v. Bruins GDT (Series tied 2-2)

    I'm going to my mother in law's birthday party tonight.  She turned 60 this week, so I guess I have to go.  I will be watching the game with about 20 Canadiens fans and I would say about a quarter of those would fall in the certifiably insane category.  Every Canadiens player who falls or comes close to falling on the ice is going to be a missed call by the officials.  Every Canadiens player who gets a penalty will be because the officials are following Bettman's orders to assure a Bruins victory.  Oh the joy.  I'm hoping for a three goal lead in the first, with a couple more added each period.  Hopefully, I'll be the only one in front of the TV by the midway point of the second.


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    Re: Game Five Thread: Habs v. Bruins GDT (Series tied 2-2)

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    Easy win tonight.  Back home after an emotional two games, leaving high.


     


    Pure ripping from the top line.


     


    B's win 5-1...at least.


     


    Let's go Bruins.


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    At least.

     
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    Re: Game Five Thread: Habs v. Bruins GDT (Series tied 2-2)

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    B's are in a good spot here Back home tied at 2 and I don't think they've played as well as they can in this series. Played better on Thursday but still not as good as they can. I think they get it rolling tonight and just take off. Marchand and Krejci get on the scoresheet tonight.


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    I thought Thursday was their worst game of the series so far??? But I agree they haven't played nearly to their ability yet... sure hope we don't have to lose another game to light a fire under these Bruins!

     
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    Re: Game Five Thread: Habs v. Bruins GDT (Series tied 2-2)

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    I'm going to my mother in law's birthday party tonight.  She turned 60 this week, so I guess I have to go.  I will be watching the game with about 20 Canadiens fans and I would say about a quarter of those would fall in the certifiably insane category.  Every Canadiens player who falls or comes close to falling on the ice is going to be a missed call by the officials.  Every Canadiens player who gets a penalty will be because the officials are following Bettman's orders to assure a Bruins victory.  Oh the joy.  I'm hoping for a three goal lead in the first, with a couple more added each period.  Hopefully, I'll be the only one in front of the TV by the midway point of the second.


     


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     YIKES!!!! Good luck! Enjoy drinking the Molson Canadian...


     

     
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    Re: Game Five Thread: Habs v. Bruins GDT (Series tied 2-2)

    The Bruins are going to win tonight and the series. Rask and Price can be even in their play but the Bruins have the better 18 skaters. 

     
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    Re: Game Five Thread: Habs v. Bruins GDT (Series tied 2-2)

    Begins with being locked in with the neutral zone and layers on D.  Play the system, no stupid penalties, and the Habs will wear down = even better looks for our forwards.  


    Simple, just stick to it.  Same as Detroit.

     
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    Re: Game Five Thread: Habs v. Bruins GDT (Series tied 2-2)

    I'm about to leave and I just thought of something, they might want to watch the game on RDS.  I'll want to punch someone in the face if that happens.  CBC's bad enough.


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    Re: Game Five Thread: Habs v. Bruins GDT (Series tied 2-2)

    In my best Sandog impression - for tonight:


    Boston 4, Montreal 0.


    Chara, Bergeron, Krejci and Lucic the scorers. Guess who with consecutive blank sheets over the Habs.

     
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    Re: Game Five Thread: Habs v. Bruins GDT (Series tied 2-2)

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    I'm about to leave and I just thought of something, they might want to watch the game on RDS.  I'll want to punch someone in the face if that happens.  CBC's bad enough.


     


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    Oh dear. Good luck!

     
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    Re: Game Five Thread: Habs v. Bruins GDT (Series tied 2-2)

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    I'm about to leave and I just thought of something, they might want to watch the game on RDS.  I'll want to punch someone in the face if that happens.  CBC's bad enough.


     


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