So what happened to the big bad Boston Bruins?

Posted: April 15, 2011 in 2011 Playoffs
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It’s funny. Even now – with the Canadiens leading 1-0 after a stunning victory in Boston Thursday night – people still don’t believe in the Habs. I just met a friend who was saying, ‘Oh yeah but just wait ’til Saturday night, it’ll be another story.’ And it might. But for some strange reason, no one ever wants to give the Habs respect.

It’s Deja Vu all over again. Even after they’d beaten Pittsburgh last year, Sidney Crosby was still refusing to say anything remotely complimentary about the Habs. But that’s all fine. It actually plays in the Habs favour.

So what happened Thursday night? Well clearly the Bruins weren’t ready and I’d say it’s because – like everyone – they underestimated the Canadiens. They were busy dreaming of making it to the Stanley Cup final instead of focusing on winning game one.

Of course it’ll be tougher Saturday night. But Les Boys don’t even need to win that game. If the Habs come back to the Bell Centre Monday tied 1-1, the team will be looking good. (By the way, I can’t wait to hear 21,000 Montrealers chanting ‘Chara sucks’, or words to that effect.)

– Brendan

Take another look at that beautiful second goal by Brian Gionta, with a sweet move by Scott Gomez.

  1. So True, no one shows respect for the Canadiens organization. After all the injuries this season, they still gave in a better regular season performance than last year.

    I don’t know if I agree that Boston not being ready was the contributing factor for their loss though. I believe it was because the Habs came in, played their system, refused to get caught up in the Bruins sucking them into their type of play, and a heck of alot of heart from Darche, Gionta, Gomez, Sopel, and Price.

    Either way – it’s no series lock, but Saturday night – with a win – could easily suck the life out of the Bruins. I still say Habs in 6!!!

    • topshelfbk says:

      I think it could be Habs in six, or seven. Much depends obviously on what happens tonight. Clearly the Bruins are going to try to be more physical but that’s a double-edged sword, ’cause they might start taking stupid penalties. But if I was Julien, that’s what I would tell them to do.
      But you’re right, Habs played their system Thursday and it worked – though frankly i hope we don’t have to live through too many periods like that second period.
      But if Gomez, Gionta, Plek, and Price play like they did Thursday, we have a good shot at winning tonight. The good news – the Bruins can’t be feeling too good right now.
      Still these are early days…..
      – Brendan

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