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A bit late but since the Montreal Canadiens advanced to the Conference finals,I have created their playoff thread. Here we can discuss the Canadiens run to Lord Stanley during the final few weeks,until the Stanley Cup is awarded.
 

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Bring it on. The Flyers are ready.
The Canadiens are ready too.We are just awaiting the winner of your game,actually everyone is so we can start the Conference finals.

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The Montreal Canadiens are advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals against the winner of Friday's Game 7 between the Flyers and Bruins in Boston (8 p.m. ET, VERSUS, TSN, RDS).

Here is a look at some of what is being said in Montreal about the Canadiens in both English and French.

Dave Stubbs, The Gazette -- In this age of environmental awareness, the Canadiens chose not to fly home to Montreal last night aboard a jet.

They rode a magic carpet.

Was there a better way to travel after this team's second consecutive supernatural, seven-game series win? Not that the Canadiens' rug wasn't buffeted by more than a little turbulence en route to their dramatic 5-2 Game 7 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. ....

Now, this remarkable team savours the victory in and around a city that has gone truly quite mad. And it waits for the winner of the Bruins-Flyers series, which goes to Game 7 tomorrow. ....

There was another benchmark, one more abstract: which team would better manage its sweaty palms and shortness of breath? That would be the Canadiens, a team that perhaps we should stop calling improbable or Cinderella or even an underdog. A team to which we should stop attaching any label that downplays a fiercely proud group that has never doubted its belief in itself.



Habs' dynamic duo small in stature, big in heart
Penguins' season ends without a championship

Big games becoming old hat for Halak

COVERAGE ›Mike Boone, Habs Inside/Out -- Jaro Halak is joining the goaltending legends of a franchise that's had a few.

EVERY ONE of Bob Gainey's signings was inspired.

Even Travis Moen.

Team of destiny?

It's getting hard to think of this amazing bunch as anything else.

And they're blowing the minds of a whole generation of fans who don't remember 1993. ...

And how about some props for the kindly old coach?

Jacques Martin limped through the season with an injury-riddled lineup.

Then he got his team.

And it played the kind of smart hockey he's tried to teach since training camp.

All the media diss Martin for being boring.

News flash: His job is not to make news.

Pat Hickey, The Gazette -- The too-small Canadiens opened the scoring 32 seconds into the first period and built a 4-0 lead by the 5:14 mark of the second period. ...

Key number: 8. The number of games Canadiens must win for their 25th Stanley Cup. ....

The Canadiens won most of the battles, killed off five penalties, blocked 26 shots to three for the Penguins and continued to frustrate Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. While Michael Cammalleri had seven goals in this series, Crosby and Malkin finished the series with one each.

Eric Duhatschek, The Globe and Mail -- In the Montreal Canadiens' long pantheon of playoff success, every unexpected triumph usually develops its own little shorthand to mark the occasion. A reference to '71 usually conjures up images and memories of Ken Dryden's extraordinary goaltending performance. The years '86 and '93 recall heroic work from Patrick Roy.

And now, halfway through a most extraordinary and unforeseen playoff run, it looks as if the spring of '10 could go down in Canadiens' history as the Year of the Smurf.

It may not be as catchy as the Flying Frenchmen, but it is hard to dispute the impact of Montreal's dogged little men, from Michael Cammalleri to Brian Gionta with a little Scott Gomez and Tomas Plekanec thrown in.
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Canadiens are down 3-1 in the series.Game 5 Monday.Crucial game for the Canadiens.
 

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Right now Canadiens are in a tight spot heading into Philly.:eek:
 

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i think yesterday was a must win game for the habs it is so hard to win in Philly. Game 1 was so loud but i wasnt at game 2 but from what i heard it was just as loud
Right now Canadiens are in a tight spot heading into Philly.:eek:
Yes game 4 was an important one that the Canadiens really needed to win but unfortunately couldn't. It'll be hard to win on the road for the Canadiens but let's see what happens.

Yes,they are in a tight spot right now.
 

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i think yesterday was a must win game for the habs it is so hard to win in Philly. Game 1 was so loud but i wasnt at game 2 but from what i heard it was just as loud
I was at Game 1 as well and it will be very loud on Monday night. The Flyers stand to close out this series and head to their first Cup finals in 13 years, in front of their home crowd...it's probably going to be the loudest game of the playoffs so far in Philly.
 

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I was at Game 1 as well and it will be very loud on Monday night. The Flyers stand to close out this series and head to their first Cup finals in 13 years, in front of their home crowd...it's probably going to be the loudest game of the playoffs so far in Philly.
I watched all the games on television and they were loud enough, wonder how louder can that crowd get.
 

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I watched all the games on television and they were loud enough, wonder how louder can that crowd get.
Philly fans are always loud. We're maniacs. I was at Game 3 against the Devils when Carcillo scored in OT. The place was nuts then and it was the first round and only a 2-1 lead in the series. I just think this place is going to continue to build pressure, not on the team on the structure of the building with the Flyers doing as well as they have, considering where they started, how they played throughout the season, and that they're one win away from the Cup finals, first one in over a decade, a Cup finals I think they have a very good opportunity to win.
 

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Philly fans are always loud. We're maniacs. I was at Game 3 against the Devils when Carcillo scored in OT. The place was nuts then and it was the first round and only a 2-1 lead in the series. I just think this place is going to continue to build pressure, not on the team on the structure of the building with the Flyers doing as well as they have, considering where they started, how they played throughout the season, and that they're one win away from the Cup finals, first one in over a decade, a Cup finals I think they have a very good opportunity to win.
Yes,the fans really get into the game,really benefits the Flyers with motivation.
 

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Yes,the fans really get into the game,really benefits the Flyers with motivation.
Did you hear Kelly Hrudey's analyst of the Hawks success at home/versus on the road? He said the reason the Hawks don't have as much success at home as they do on the road in the series is because they get too much energy from their fans when they play at home. The coaches always tells the players to stay calm before a game but when they get on the ice, the energy they get from the fans pushes them to step up their play and sometimes that's when things will get out of hand and start getting penalties. They need to stay focused.

I kind of find this hard to believe.

Man that must be something! :thumbsup:

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Did you hear Kelly Hrudey's analyst of the Hawks success at home/versus on the road? He said the reason the Hawks don't have as much success at home as they do on the road in the series is because they get too much energy from their fans when they play at home. The coaches always tells the players to stay calm before a game but when they get on the ice, the energy they get from the fans pushes them to step up their play and sometimes that's when things will get out of hand and start getting penalties. They need to stay focused.

I kind of find this hard to believe.

Man that must be something! :thumbsup:

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Didn't actually hear the analyst but from the sounds of it,it may be true because you get absorbed by the fans cheering you'll really get energetic and take a silly penalty.
 

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Didn't actually hear the analyst but from the sounds of it,it may be true because you get absorbed by the fans cheering you'll really get energetic and take a silly penalty.
That sounds more like inexperience and youth than it does energy from the fans.
 

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Yes the teams young and inexperience but they are
making the Stanley Cup finals,eh? That's what counts in the long run.
My post was about them going overboard from the energy of the crowd, nothing to do with their ability to perform. I think it's going to be a great series. The teams should match up really well.
 

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My post was about them going overboard from the energy of the crowd, nothing to do with their ability to perform. I think it's going to be a great series. The teams should match up really well.
Yes, if it is the Flyers playing the Blackhawks,both have energic crowds and energic fans. Will be a good series if they both do face each other in the Stanley Cup Finals.
 
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