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Monday, April 17, 2017

They Look Good....Real Good


The Montreal Canadiens look like a playoff hockey team with a 3-1 victory over the Rangers recapturing home ice advantage in the series.

Game 4 will be pivotal for the Rangers.  

In limited ice time the Gallagher line looks more like a top line for the Canadiens.  Radulov continues to be a beast, and the Ott line has really added some energy.  

The Shaw line was weak last night but there is still lots of hockey left.  Beaulieu played well in the 1st period and then went back to his old ways.

Overall this team is going places if they keep playing like they have been.  Habs in 6 is right on pace.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

So How Do I Top That?


The night began around 5 PM as our VIA Train rolled into Central Station (my first time in Montreal since the Halak years). The city has grown in 7 years, thats for sure.  It's such a beautiful place.

We walked up Rene Levesque to our hotel, did a quick check in and then down the hill to the Bell Centre.  




The Bell Centre hot dogs were either on par or I was starving. With the new Coors Light / Canadian sponsorship I had forgotten the time honoured tradition of having a Molson Export while watching a Habs game, so naturally... draft too!





 Great to see someone from Belleville in the Bell Centre rafters....

Here's a little pre game action:


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The Habs grab the first lead of the hockey game:


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My first in game tweet looked like this and it could have been repeated many times throughout the night...


Some thoughts on the first intermission after a pretty even first period of hockey in Montreal:





Shea Weber kinda went to town on JT Miller:




Again bashing Beaulieu with a retweet in game:




Didn't grab a video of the SECOND biggest moment of the night but did have time for a quick tweet:







The turtle neck comes through in the clutch and how about that Junior Hockey.

And then the big moment came...







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I didn't think anything could beat Game 2 of the Jays vs. Rangers game in 2015 but it only took a year and half for this to be the greatest sporting event I have ever attended.  

Some of the greatest sporting events I have attended have either been playoff losses, insignificant, or tournament losses.  Friday April 14th at the Bell Centre is a night I will never forget.


Friday, April 14, 2017

THIS IS IT


I have never been to a game at the Bell Centre.  I have never been to an NHL playoff game....until tonight.

Today I travel to Montreal for the first time in seven years almost to the day. The last time I was in the city a guy by the name of Halak was tearing up the playoffs.  

I've attended a handful of Habs games over the years in Ottawa, mostly losses.  I can't even begin to imagine what tonight is going to be like.  For me as a Habs fan, and as a sports fan, tonight might be the greatest night of my life (if the Habs win).

I'm so ready to experience the Bell Centre first hand during the playoffs.  Plus today is a holiday so fans have extra time to get rowdy before the game.

Puck drops at 7:10...I drop in Montreal shortly before 5 PM.  

Time to hit the road.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

This Kid Understands The Struggle

Slide Into The EXTRA Long Weekend Knowing The Caps Will Win In Regulation Time.



Thank god we can just witness hockey in it's purest form during the playoffs.  Tonight that will be Washington beating the leafs (badly) in regulation time.

Caps in 5!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bruins Vs. Senators

Here's a feisty one.

If you live in the Ottawa area and want to attend a playoff game you can go for under $100 tonight.  Which is both sad and awesome for fans. 

The Sens have owned the Bruins of late, and I actually think they are the better team here.  Boston played well in March but I'm not going to get caught up in the hype.

I'm on the Sens big time here.

Sens in 5!