Tonight and this afternoon will be an outright cluster&@$^. I can't even begin to try to calculate who we are going to end up playing in the first round. If we lose tonight it will be the Leafs, simple as that. If we win and Boston loses their game to Washington then things will get interesting tomorrow night in the finale game of Ottawa vs Boston. So basically win for drama and lose to play the Leafs. My heart says lose and sweep the Leafs out in the first round for what would be revenge for every Saturday night game of my childhood living in Ontario. My sensible self says win and end up playing an easier team seeded way lower than us. It is going to be an interesting 40 hours ahead. Oh, and if we draw the Sens in the first round I'd be all over some tickets, so kinda hoping for that too.
1/ So, here is what's happening in the KHL, for those who still can't quite grasp the banality of evil, Russian style... The entire league has been set up this year to allow SKA to win. It's Putin's team, this is Putin's election year, it's chock full of OAR Olympians... — Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) March 8, 2018 I mean is this really a surprise to anyone in the hockey world? OAR just won the Olympics because of a stupid high stick (fix?) and now this stuff is coming out about the whole KHL season being a setup for Putin's team. It's just so devilishly Russian that you have to appreciate it! If Putin's desire really is to watch the world burn, maybe come to Montreal and watch a few hockey games. Leave the rest of us out of it.
Where did a decade go? I remember this game, and basically being on my knees throughout most of it. When Laich scores the late goal in the 3rd I almost hurled, and then on top of that we take a penalty! The ride Halak gave us in 2010 will never be matched! 41 saves in a Game 7! No idea how Sportsnet isn't airing this one tonight!? I'm surprised they aren't airing random 2016 Blue Jays baseball games instead. I don't need 80s and 90s game all week. Mix in some modern classics like this!
I'm not going to get sucked into the whole Friday morning 6 points out of a playoff spot, game against the Leafs on a back to back storyline today. No way. I stand by my eulogy of the 19/20 season. I will admit this was awesome: Beautiful classic two pad stack from the great Carey Price pic.twitter.com/piw3ZDA42P — That's Hockey Talk (@ThatsHockeyTalk) February 7, 2020 But I'm still not getting sucked into this. The Canadiens have now won 8 of their last 11 games... — Eric Engels (@EricEngels) February 7, 2020 Nope, don't care, I have already declared this team dead. Carey Price has a .924 save percentage since Dec. 1. Since Jan. 1 it’s .937. — Eric Engels (@EricEngels) February 7, 2020 Okay okay, but if we can't score does it really matter anyway? Nick Suzuki: rookie of the year. Book it. #GoHabsGo 🎥: @HeresYourReplay pic.twitter.com/zYmW0XVSYz — From Failing Hands Podcast (@FFHandsPodcast) February 7, 2020 Maybe if we win Satur