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IT'S

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US THE GOOD GUYS

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AGAINST THEM, THE BAD GUYS

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REST, OR RUST? HABS HAVE BEEN WAITING SINCE SUNDAY, GOOD THING, OR BAD THING?

STUFF

STRENGTH AGAINST STRENGTH: Struggles against Tampa Bay notwithstanding, Price had a 1.96 goals-against average during the regular season, and Ottawa managed only 12 goals against him in six games in the first round.
The Lightning, meanwhile, needed the full seven games to eliminate Detroit - Steven Stamkos was held without a goal, but Tampa Bay's Tyler Johnson scored six and is tied for the league lead this postseason.
PACIORETTY'S STATUS: Montreal relies a lot offensively on 37-goal scorer Max Pacioretty, who missed the final two games of the regular season and the playoff opener with a concussion. Pacioretty began looking like himself again in Game 6 against Ottawa.
"Everyone's talking how we play such good defense and they play such good offense, but we're trying to score and they're trying to play tight defense as well," Pacioretty said. "Every game writes its own story."
QUIET START: Pacioretty stood up for Stamkos, the Tampa Bay star who has taken some heat for his postseason so far.
"It's frustrating to hear people talk about (Stamkos) like that. I watched and he's doing everything right," Pacioretty said. "He's just not scoring goals. That's when all the people come out, the experts, and say he's got to do this and that. But who knows how to score goals better than him? Not too many people in the world."
THE OTHER GOALIE: Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop allowed a blooper of a goal in Game 4 against Detroit, knocking a seemingly routine save back off his own crossbar and into the net. But he played well enough to win the series and made 31 saves in a Game 7 shutout.
"He just had that calming presence in the net," Stamkos said. "I know a lot of people were questioning him, this being his first playoffs, this being his first Game 7. Well, now it's not. Now he has a shutout in his first Game 7."
TOP PAIRING: Defensemen P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov play big minutes for the Canadiens and have had a huge role in the team's success. Subban led Montreal with four points against Ottawa, but Markov struggled in that series. Against Tampa Bay this season, Subban had two points and was minus-4, while Markov had two and was minus-3.
Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman had six points against the Canadiens.
11 players that played in the playoff for the lightning last year aren't playing for them this year.
9 players that played in the playoff for the Canadiens last year aren't playing for them this year.
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Thanks kinot!

So storm watch in effect or clear skies over Hab land tonight?

YW, HRF

Clear skies by 9:45 tonight with a full moon over Tampa Bay. :P

Thank-you dear sir. Yes you Kinot... Lol. This is going to be a very interesting series and , per usual, it all will come down to which of these two teams can make their PP more effective. Go boys!

Tanks, SHF ("sir" B) )

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Ketchup, or "Catsup" as it's called in exotic destinations, doesn't come in baskets. It comes in little, sealed packets. Everyone knows that.

Exotic destinations as in they put roses between their teeth????????

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