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PRESEASON GAME #5

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Sunday, September 25th, 2011

6PM EST

at the Halifax Metro Centre

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The 2010-11 season featured an epic divisional battle between these two Original 6 rivals. The eternal enmity is renewed Sunday in Halifax as Boston seeks to prevent a Stanley Cup hangover while the Habs are continuing their quest for a 25th celebration of their own.

Montreal won the season series last year with a 4-2-0 record but their losses were legendary. February featured the 'Beatdown in Beantown', when the Bruins went up big early before the Canadiens attempted a valiant comeback that failed against Boston's physical style of play. A 4-1 victory in early March was little consolation as the Habs lost Max Pacioretti for the rest of the season, the tragic result of a "strong hockey play" that had absolutely nothing to do with head-hunting and message-sending. <_< The final game was a one-sided affair with Boston running away to a 7-0 victory.

Come April, the stage was set for a first round playoff series between the forever foes. Montreal had confidence coming off their 2010 run to the Eastern Conference finals and the stellar season of Carey Price while Boston was seeking redemption for their complete collapse against the Philadelphia Flyers the season prior, when they enjoyed a 3-0 series lead and blew a 3-0 lead in game 7 of that series to become only the 3rd team in NHL history to throw up on themselves. The last time they met in the playoffs, the Bruins blew out the candles on the Canadiens' birthday cake when they swept the Habs out of the 2009 playoffs and put an end to the Centennial Celebrations. Despite taking the first two games in Boston, the Canadiens stalled at home and ended up needing to force a seventh game. The relief shared by Habs Nation when PK Subban tied the deciding game, pushing the series to sudden death, was short lived. The Bruins took the series and went on to bully their way to the Holy Grail of Hockey.

When it comes to Montreal-Boston, there's no such thing as a meaningless game, preseason or otherwise. The game will feature regular season intensity. I'm not sure of lineups but you can bet Brad Marchand - Halifax's anti-Crosby - will be suited up. It will be interesting to see Pacioretti play and whether Pouliot gets a chance to prove to Habs brass early that they made a mistake letting him go. I hope Halifax Habs fans will be able to celebrate a victory and flaunt it in the face of all the Marchand-loving bandwagon-jumpers. GO HABS GO!

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We will have to wait before we can see how Pacioretty does against the Booins as he is not making the trip to Halifax. Players listed to be in Halifax:

Forwards: Gomez, Kostitsyn, Cole, Darche, Gallagher, Avstin, Archambault, Blunden, Engqvist, Lefebvre, Massé, Palushaj, Willsie

Defense: Gill, Weber, Yemelin, Beaulieu, Ellis and Henry

Goalies: Budaj, Mayer (Budaj to play 60 minutes)

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Yeah, it's weird that Pacioretty isn;t playing. Chara might want to play dirty again so maybe it's for the best! :lol:

Here's a list of al the players and their numbers for tonight to make it easier for us!

30 BUDAJ, Peter G

65 MAYER, Robert G

11 GOMEZ, Scott C

24 HENRY, Alex D

36 AVTSIN, Alexander RW

40 BEAULIEU, Nathan D

45 BLUNDEN, Michael RW

46 KOSTITSYN, Andrei RW

52 DARCHE, Mathieu LW

56 WILLSIE, Brian RW

60 PALUSHAJ, Aaron RW

63 ENGQVIST, Andreas C

68 WEBER, Yannick D

72 COLE, Erik RW

73 GALLAGHER, Brendan RW

74 YEMELIN, Alexei D

75 GILL, Hal D

78 ARCHAMBAULT, Olivier LW

80 MASSÉ, Dany LW

85 ELLIS, Morgan D

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So not too much in the way of regulars again...

11 GOMEZ, Scott C

46 KOSTITSYN, Andrei RW

52 DARCHE, Mathieu LW

68 WEBER, Yannick D

72 COLE, Erik RW

75 GILL, Hal D

your not gonna see a regular lineup until the last 2 games or so against Tampa

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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Habs fans of all ages: the day that I have been waiting months for has finally come! Yes, my beloved Montreal Canadiens have arrived in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Now the city has changed a little over the course of the last year with Brad Marchand fans popping out of the woodwork. Personally, as a proud Haligonian, I just can't understand it. It was only a few years ago that the Mooseheads gave up an arm and a leg to acquire this guy as a rental for their run at the memorial cup. At the time he was seen as one of the best players in the Q, and also the local boy makes good angle was probably too good to pass up.

But what a freakin' joke. It would be one thing if he just played badly, but his attitude and work ethic were so awful that he ended up being a healthy scratch for the last few games of the series in which they were eliminated. I don't know whether people around here don't remember that or don't care, but I couldn't stand the guy then and I certainly can't stand him now. Fear not fellow Habs fans, I will be doing my part to make sure that Montreal feels like the home team ;)

Yeah, it's weird that Pacioretty isn;t playing. Chara might want to play dirty again so maybe it's for the best! :lol:

Here's a list of al the players and their numbers for tonight to make it easier for us!

30 BUDAJ, Peter G

65 MAYER, Robert G

11 GOMEZ, Scott C

24 HENRY, Alex D

36 AVTSIN, Alexander RW

40 BEAULIEU, Nathan D

45 BLUNDEN, Michael RW

46 KOSTITSYN, Andrei RW

52 DARCHE, Mathieu LW

56 WILLSIE, Brian RW

60 PALUSHAJ, Aaron RW

63 ENGQVIST, Andreas C

68 WEBER, Yannick D

72 COLE, Erik RW

73 GALLAGHER, Brendan RW

74 YEMELIN, Alexei D

75 GILL, Hal D

78 ARCHAMBAULT, Olivier LW

80 MASSÉ, Dany LW

85 ELLIS, Morgan D

Thanks, I might have to print this off and bring it with me :P

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Yeah, it's weird that Pacioretty isn;t playing. Chara might want to play dirty again so maybe it's for the best! :lol:

Here's a list of al the players and their numbers for tonight to make it easier for us!

30 BUDAJ, Peter G

65 MAYER, Robert G

11 GOMEZ, Scott C

24 HENRY, Alex D

36 AVTSIN, Alexander RW

40 BEAULIEU, Nathan D

45 BLUNDEN, Michael RW

46 KOSTITSYN, Andrei RW

52 DARCHE, Mathieu LW

56 WILLSIE, Brian RW

60 PALUSHAJ, Aaron RW

63 ENGQVIST, Andreas C

68 WEBER, Yannick D

72 COLE, Erik RW

73 GALLAGHER, Brendan RW

74 YEMELIN, Alexei D

75 GILL, Hal D

78 ARCHAMBAULT, Olivier LW

80 MASSÉ, Dany LW

85 ELLIS, Morgan D

Thanks. I'm going to be glancing at this all night, lol.

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PRESEASON GAME #5

bos.png vs. mtl.png

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

6PM EST

at the Halifax Metro Centre

metrocentre.jpg

The 2010-11 season featured an epic divisional battle between these two Original 6 rivals. The eternal enmity is renewed Sunday in Halifax as Boston seeks to prevent a Stanley Cup hangover while the Habs are continuing their quest for a 25th celebration of their own.

Montreal won the season series last year with a 4-2-0 record but their losses were legendary. February featured the 'Beatdown in Beantown', when the Bruins went up big early before the Canadiens attempted a valiant comeback that failed against Boston's physical style of play. A 4-1 victory in early March was little consolation as the Habs lost Max Pacioretti for the rest of the season, the tragic result of a "strong hockey play" that had absolutely nothing to do with head-hunting and message-sending. <_< The final game was a one-sided affair with Boston running away to a 7-0 victory.

Come April, the stage was set for a first round playoff series between the forever foes. Montreal had confidence coming off their 2010 run to the Eastern Conference finals and the stellar season of Carey Price while Boston was seeking redemption for their complete collapse against the Philadelphia Flyers the season prior, when they enjoyed a 3-0 series lead and blew a 3-0 lead in game 7 of that series to become only the 3rd team in NHL history to throw up on themselves. The last time they met in the playoffs, the Bruins blew out the candles on the Canadiens' birthday cake when they swept the Habs out of the 2009 playoffs and put an end to the Centennial Celebrations. Despite taking the first two games in Boston, the Canadiens stalled at home and ended up needing to force a seventh game. The relief shared by Habs Nation when PK Subban tied the deciding game, pushing the series to sudden death, was short lived. The Bruins took the series and went on to bully their way to the Holy Grail of Hockey.

When it comes to Montreal-Boston, there's no such thing as a meaningless game, preseason or otherwise. The game will feature regular season intensity. I'm not sure of lineups but you can bet Brad Marchand - Halifax's anti-Crosby - will be suited up. It will be interesting to see Pacioretti play and whether Pouliot gets a chance to prove to Habs brass early that they made a mistake letting him go. I hope Halifax Habs fans will be able to celebrate a victory and flaunt it in the face of all the Marchand-loving bandwagon-jumpers. GO HABS GO!

thgreat_job.gif on your GDT there Flying Lion.

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Defense: Gill, Weber, Yemelin, Beaulieu, Ellis and Henry

Nathan again,cool....he's getting lots of minutes huh?

Yes, my beloved Montreal Canadiens have arrived in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia.... Fear not fellow Habs fans, I will be doing my part to make sure that Montreal feels like the home team ;).

Enjoy the game friend.:D

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watch?!?!? watch?!?!?!?! and you're complaining?

You can't get the feed Arch?

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in the states we don't get rds. thanks for asking.

Oops....sorry man.

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