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Title: Playoff talk
Post by: BlindDruid on April 15, 2015, 07:47:16 AM
Now that the Sens have made some history and made the playoffs we have lots to discuss. Starting off are the usual articles by the various sports writers.

NHL Plus/Minus of the Sens  and Habs series  http://www.nhl.com/ice/blogpost.htm?id=38901
A little blurb on Cameron  http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=763265
Eastern Conference preview   http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/nhl-playoffs-eastern-conference-preview-1.3031118
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 15, 2015, 12:37:45 PM
The wait has been killing me!  Today is going by so slowly.  I just want it to be game time already!
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: CrustyOldGuy on April 15, 2015, 02:01:26 PM
The wait has been killing me!  Today is going by so slowly.  I just want it to be game time already!

Agree 100%.  Already put on my car flag, and the Sens flag is flying on the house... :happy dance:

Doing my income taxes while I wait... :icon_vomit:
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Metalhawk on April 15, 2015, 02:10:08 PM
Meh, they'll blow it.  :mrgreen:

 :oh oh:
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 15, 2015, 03:51:13 PM
Meh, they'll blow it.  :mrgreen:

 :oh oh:


 :icon_angry2: :nutkick: :icon_fryingpan: :paddle: :icon_nono: :duh :icon_banghead: :thinking:


 :G: :O:    :S2: :E: :N: :S2:    :G: :O: :GOGO: :GO: :happy fan: :NUMBER ONE: :GO_SENS_GO: :GO_SENS_GO2: :GOGOGO: :clapping: :Emery3:
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: bassman on April 15, 2015, 06:24:32 PM
I think Montreal better win both games in their building ... if this team comes back to Ottawa with a win they'll sense that they can win and then it's their game baby!!

   :GOGOGO:
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: bassman on April 15, 2015, 06:26:10 PM
Anyone want to do a google hangout while the game is on ... watch it together?

Just thinking...  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 15, 2015, 06:38:38 PM
I won't be able to turn on the game likely until after the 1st is over.  Thank goodness for PVR's.... But I must put the kids to bed first.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: bassman on April 15, 2015, 07:51:37 PM
WTF   you can argue yourself out of a high sticking penalty now?
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: bassman on April 15, 2015, 08:30:59 PM
Subban out of the game?
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: bassman on April 15, 2015, 08:44:53 PM
Wow ... yeah 5 and a game for a slash for Subban ... I thought it deserved 2 for sure ... probably five but a game is odd ... there was several as bad or worse than that already this game.   odd


Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 15, 2015, 09:11:26 PM
Wow ... yeah 5 and a game for a slash for Subban ... I thought it deserved 2 for sure ... probably five but a game is odd ... there was several as bad or worse than that already this game.   odd


Intent to injure.  Two hander tomahawk slash on a player that was nowhere near the puck.  Stone went down and rushed off the ice.  Luckily he came back but that play by PK is unsafe and not a normal slash you'd see in the game. 
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: FV on April 15, 2015, 09:17:40 PM
What happened to the game?

EDIT:  Nevermind.  My screen went black but it's back now. 


Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: bassman on April 15, 2015, 10:45:06 PM
Montreal was 11 points ahead of the Senators over the regular Season ... they have the best goaltender in the game in net and they barely scratched a one goal win in their own building for game one ....

There is not a really rosy way for Montreal to look at that ... just barely positive.  On the other hand if this team can get back to Kanata with a split in Montreal this series looks VERY good for them.   Can't wait for game 2



Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Metalhawk on April 15, 2015, 10:57:27 PM
Unfortunately, this is the real Hammond. 2 goals that should not have been.

Karlsson was also a dud tonight and directly responsible for at least one goal against.

On the bright side, as Bassman said, the Habs barely got out alive there. If the Sens clean up their defensive game a little and Hammond doesn't become AHL Hammy once again, the Sens certainly have a chance.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: psahlgren on April 16, 2015, 01:11:33 AM
Unfortunately, this is the real Hammond. 2 goals that should not have been.
Well if Hammy would have got some better support then maybe....
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: psahlgren on April 16, 2015, 01:13:20 AM
That Lumberjack Slash as MacArthur put it was vicious and Subban should  be suspended for at least 1 more game.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Metalhawk on April 16, 2015, 02:59:05 AM
Well if Hammy would have got some better support then maybe....

Support can't help you if you can't stop a wraparound.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Metalhawk on April 16, 2015, 03:00:11 AM
I love Cameron taking the attention for the Subban incident. Basically threatening to do the same thing to a Montreal guy if he's not suspended.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Sasquatch on April 16, 2015, 08:29:02 AM
That wraparound was a pretty weak goal. We got lucky on 2 in the third as well that should have went in but one bounced over the net and the other hit the post.


Cameron better hope he doesnt get fined.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: stone169 on April 16, 2015, 09:01:33 AM
I think the Sens were trying to be a little too fancy at times instead of doing the little things that got them to the dance in the first place.   I thought Borowiecki was the only one who knew they were in a playoff game from the time the puck dropped.

I'm not too worried about Hammond.  He should get the start in game 2.  He's shown during his run to the playoffs that he can bounce back from a bad game.

Subban's slash could be considered a blatant intent to injure.  I believe that it was, but I also believe he got what got, because he bitches about everything and the refs made the wrong call on Eller's high stick.  He used the butt end of his stick on Zibanejad and I'm pretty sure that's a match penalty (could be wrong).

Cameron should've kept his intentions inhouse with regards to what he plans on doing if Subban isn't suspended.

It's time for the boys to get refocused on the task at hand because this series is going to get a whole lot nastier if game 1 is any indication.

GOSENSGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: FV on April 16, 2015, 10:38:58 AM
Cameron is an idiot.


Habs fans protesting the 5 and GM, and Sens calling for a suspension.  The on ice call was the right one in my opinion.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: stone169 on April 16, 2015, 10:44:34 AM
Subban not suspended, but then again I forgot who the head NHL disciplinarian was.  For Montreal Canadien, Stephane Quintal.  Since he's come in, he's consistently turned a blind eye where the Habs are concerned.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Sasquatch on April 16, 2015, 11:55:03 AM

Don Brennan ‏@SunDoniB 20m20 minutes agoMark Stone reportedly has a "micro-fracture" of his wrist. Waiting for word on what that means as far as his participation in series #sens


Bruce Garrioch ‏@SunGarrioch 13m13 minutes agoChris Neil is skating on the 4th line with Legwand and Hoffman #Sens
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 16, 2015, 12:28:36 PM
A 1 game suspension would have been reasonable, regardless of the in-game penalty.  PK gets to return for Game 2 while Stone is likely done for the series.

NHL consistency at its best.  Last year this got Johnson 2 games.  If anything I'd say this is "less offensive" than PK's slash as it was while Neilson was playing the puck, and he initially hit the gloves, not bare arm.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=704696

I say send in Bobby Ryan on Price, not to run him, but a nice friendly "hello" slash down on his glove hand while he covers a puck.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 17, 2015, 01:00:04 PM
I am still livid.  But not so much that Stone is out, or really at PK anymore, but at the league.  I wish the NHL would grow a pair of balls and either be consistent in its suspensions, or address situations such as these and provide a details explanation as to why no suspension is warranted.

Again, the clear cut parallel above which Johnson gets 2 games.  He had no prior discipline history, and slashed an opponent causing injury.

Why 2 games and none here?  1 would be acceptable when you do consider the fact that PK was ejected from the game.

And now here we are, the NHL has created a gong show by failing to address this situation.  All eyes will be on Ottawa to scrutinize any retribution which the team may take.  I guarantee you things will be called much tighter against Ottawa than Montreal because of this.

The Sens need to play the Habs strong and hard, but cleanly.  But most importantly, come out with the win to start the elimination process.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: psahlgren on April 17, 2015, 02:27:08 PM
Anyone listened to TSN1200 this morning? Steve Warnes version of the Monty Python classic "lumberjack song".. It was hilarious LOL
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Metalhawk on April 17, 2015, 02:35:28 PM
Again, the clear cut parallel above which Johnson gets 2 games.  He had no prior discipline history, and slashed an opponent causing injury.

"It's the playoffs"
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 17, 2015, 04:46:16 PM
"It's the playoffs"


Unfortunately it only applies to the offender, zero consideration given to the injured player.  It's his playoffs too.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Metalhawk on April 17, 2015, 10:08:06 PM
edit: I'll give Hammond the benefit of the doubt here, but teams that win the Cup need goaltending that stands out. Not what Hammond has been dishing out so far these playoffs.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Metalhawk on April 17, 2015, 10:35:25 PM
However, Gryba needs to sit permanently. Way more upside in Cowen than there ever will be in Gryba. Nice turnover there.  :duh :duh :duh

But again, Hammond NEEDS to stop that.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 18, 2015, 08:31:43 AM
A disappointing end following a very bad turnover.

Price is human, we know that, Sens have had no issues scoring on him.  They just need to stop the BS play in their own and, take two wins at home and they are right back in this series.  Part of me worries though that the team is "spent" following their run.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Metalhawk on April 18, 2015, 12:58:42 PM
When you play 2 months of "must-win" hockey, sooner or later you run out of steam.

The saying is that you're not in trouble until you lose a game at home, so there's still hope. :)
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: rose on April 18, 2015, 02:08:21 PM
Have faith, Sens Fans!  The guys will get 'er done tomorrow! GO SENS GO!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 18, 2015, 03:13:48 PM
ROSE!!!!
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: rose on April 18, 2015, 08:07:08 PM
'Tis I.  How are you doing, BB?  Bet those kids of yours are getting big!  I've got the draft lottery on here and right now, before it happens, I call BS if the Leafs get the #1 pick! :nod:

Cheers! :drink:
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: bassman on April 18, 2015, 08:40:21 PM
Nope Edmonton got it ...  good to see ya Rose
 :howdy:
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Metalhawk on April 19, 2015, 01:06:48 AM
Edmonton winning the lottery is hilarious. The Oilers' owner is currently suing the Otters' owner for $4.5 million.

And McDavid's reaction:

(http://i.imgur.com/Ab2sXdM.jpg)
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 19, 2015, 08:03:50 AM
'Tis I.  How are you doing, BB?  Bet those kids of yours are getting big!  I've got the draft lottery on here and right now, before it happens, I call BS if the Leafs get the #1 pick! :nod:

Cheers! :drink:


Oh yes, the girls have grown quite big, they don't stop!  Their attitudes make it an adventure each day as well.  The youngest, Lilly, has a firecracker attitude that gets set off for no particular reason.  Alexis thankfully is more reasonable and actually takes the time to listen to what you're trying to say!

So Edmonton won the lottery eh?  I guess that's the last we hear of McDavid.  Eichel must be laughing.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Sasquatch on April 19, 2015, 09:06:09 AM
I had to take a pic of his reaction too.... Looked like he was gonna cry and lose his mind at the same time

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/pimpdaddywelfare/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150418_2016289542_zpsyymownbe.jpg)
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: CrustyOldGuy on April 19, 2015, 11:45:53 AM
Hmmm...just got alerted that Anderson is starting... :smily677:
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 19, 2015, 12:55:53 PM
Are you kidding me!?    :duh :icon_angry2:

You'd think the guy that got you to the playoffs would have earned the right to run with it, after all, the playoffs are nothing but a bonus round!
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: rose on April 19, 2015, 12:58:57 PM
I heard that Anderson was the first goalie off the ice after the morning skate which usually signifies who is starting.  Gotta say, I'm a bit surprised.  Is Hammond nursing an injury? Hmmm... :smily677:

Ah, yes....youngsters presenting challenges every day.  It doesn't stop, BB, but I'm sure you can handle it.  We had an empty nest before the eldest decided to pursue her masters (Human Rights and Gender Studies) and likely will pursue her PhD after next year (she's been asked to go to Sweden to do so.....she seems to be in demand, as it were).  The middle left for Thailand three years ago now to work fulltime as a high school teacher at a private American School in Bangkok since there were no fulltime jobs available here when she graduated from Queen's with her teaching degree.  Canadian teachers are in huge demand overseas (due to the amount of education required to get their teaching degree) so she's made friends with young people from all over Canada who are teaching in Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, etc.  She's visited 18 countries to this point during her vacations/breaks, although she does come home in the summer.  She is currently head of the English department at her school and coaches three of the teams.  She's loving it!  We spent six weeks with her this past winter, touring around the country while she was teaching and it was quite the experience.  The challenge we face with her is that when something goes wrong (ie an accident that tore her knee apart one day, etc.), it's very difficult to soothe her when she's literally on the other side of the world!  But Skype is our 'friend' overall.  And our youngest is working fulltime and currently sharing a condominium with a pal he has been friends with since they were in grade school.  They also attended Concordia University together and along with a bunch of their friends will be at the game tonight to cheer on the Sens!!

As will Hubby and I since we bought season tickets a couple of years ago.

GO SENS GO!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: rose on April 19, 2015, 01:01:11 PM
Are you kidding me!?    :duh :icon_angry2:

You'd think the guy that got you to the playoffs would have earned the right to run with it, after all, the playoffs are nothing but a bonus round!

I agree ^^.  :nod:   Not only because Hammond was the key factor in getting us there but also because, having heard it repeatedly, the players seem to "play harder" in front of him and have more confidence when he is in net.  It's not like they've been overwhelmed by Montreal.  Which, again, makes me wonder if he is nursing some sort of injury that would be worse than the rust that Anderson no doubt has to shake off!!   :shake: :smily677:
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 19, 2015, 03:08:44 PM
Anderson is indeed starting tonight.  Crap.  Even if he gets the win, I don't like it, not one bit!
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Metalhawk on April 19, 2015, 04:49:38 PM
4 of Hammond's 7 goals allowed were of the "bad" variety. And his reaction is not what it was (he would never react the way he currently is during the regular season). This is a major sign of a goalie who is mentally fragile.

Good call? Bad call? Time will tell but Hammond hasn't been himself these last 2 games (and many of the last 5+ games of the regular season).
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: psahlgren on April 19, 2015, 05:34:37 PM
Coach says the only reason he is playing Andy is that whats gives our team the best chance to win. :duh
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: psahlgren on April 19, 2015, 05:52:04 PM
I had to take a pic of his reaction too.... Looked like he was gonna cry and lose his mind at the same time

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/pimpdaddywelfare/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150418_2016289542_zpsyymownbe.jpg)
Poor Kid, heard on TSN 1200 he was upset with this decision. Edmonton Stinks, no future there....
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: psahlgren on April 19, 2015, 05:57:40 PM
 :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: Andy in nets?? Game/series is over  :icon_angry2: :icon_angry2: :icon_angry2:
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Dagwood on April 19, 2015, 06:37:39 PM
LOL,


I figured I better pop in and complete the Seniors thread.  I'm leaning with MetalHawk, I think Hammy showed cracks last game for sure...the 1st game I'll say nerves.  Either way, we all know what Andy can do if he is on and I'm hoping his tenure as the backup reminded him of exactly what will happen if he doesn't step up as our Number 1. 


I also like the fact Neiler is back in.  He will cause Havoc in front of Price and you know for sure he will run anything that moves.  I think the push back starts tonight  :woohoo


If not, well....it's all house money as they say and our kids are getting some great friggin experience. So not all is lost.


As for McDavid, I thought the same thing...it was the look of "Oh shit" that came across loud and clear.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Metalhawk on April 19, 2015, 10:21:30 PM
And Anderson Hammond's this one. Lights out on a remarkable season.

When Ottawa punished Montreal every shift, they were in control. For most of the second and the third (and overtime), they let up the physical play and Montreal slowly but surely took over.

But Andy HAS to have that one. And what the hell was he doing on the tying goal?
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Dagwood on April 19, 2015, 10:30:33 PM
Well crap.  I think the boys just threw all they had at Price and still they fell short.  Oh well, no shame I suppose I like their fight but it's gonna be tough to come back from 3 down.  Hopefully we don't get swept, it would be a cruel end to a great run.   :laugh2:

Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Metalhawk on April 19, 2015, 11:12:58 PM
Well crap.  I think the boys just threw all they had at Price and still they fell short.

Can't say I agree. Way too much pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, shoot -> blocked, especially on the PP.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 20, 2015, 06:52:18 AM
I am with MH on this one.  And the chances they got on the rush were fumbled by their own actions.  Puck bobble following too much stick handling, tripping over their own feet, etc.

The officiating didn't help.  14 PP minutes for Montreal to Ottawa's 4 PP minutes.  That is not reflective as to how the game was played.  A number of trips by Montreal went uncalled, other infractions such as holding and interference in front of Price were uncalled whereas when it was in front of Anderson, the refs hawk eyes.

I will say this to Habs fans.  Many of them are suggesting Ottawa doesn't deserve to be in the playoffs, yet if this is true, neither does Pittsburgh and Boston certainly wouldn't if Ottawa were out.  While Montreal is now 3-0, all games have been 1 decided by a single game.  If you can only beat a team that "doesn't deserve to be there" by a single goal, it is time to take a moment of reflection to see just how you match up against other teams.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Sasquatch on April 20, 2015, 07:07:47 AM
I also agree with MH... If they could have sustained the play from the first period I think the outcome would have been different. The second and third/ot was nowhere near the intensity of the first.

The quality of shots price had to face was pretty poor imo. Then lanes were clear and most went right into his chest. The two big glove saves were more showmanship than gamesavers. There was WAY too much passing going on. Again, My gf was watching and said "do they think they're gonna score passing so much?"


I thought Anderson played really well. The last one was pretty rough though. Bad bounde off the glass and then just snuck in and hit the bar perfectly.

I'll add to the assessment of the habs fans, poorest winners I have her seen. I mention it was a pretty exciting game, I get met with a whole crap load of swearing and homophobic slurs.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: BlindDruid on April 20, 2015, 10:40:48 AM
Always the optimist I do believe that the Sens have the ability to still win this series.  Is it likely?  Probably not.  But they could do it.  The Habs will come out cocky and full of self-confidence.  They will be a bit more laid back.  The Sens need to keep pushing strong, crash Price at every opportunity and keep hitting bodies hard.  They need to destroy the Habs and demolish PK so that his emptions get in the way in game 4 leaving them shaking in game 5.  In games 6 and 7 the Habs will be in panic mode and will be overthinking and overplaying everything.  I can daydream right?
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 20, 2015, 10:42:12 AM
HABS fans are poor winners and losers, it's as simply as that.  Add to that for some reason they feel their players shouldn't be allowed to be hit.  The number of "boos" for no penalty calls following solid clean hits by Ottawa astounds me.  No other team does this but Montreal, and unfortunately it does seem to impact the officials at least when they are playing in Montreal.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 20, 2015, 10:44:53 AM
Always the optimist I do believe that the Sens have the ability to still win this series.  Is it likely?  Probably not.  But they could do it.  The Habs will come out cocky and full of self-confidence.  They will be a bit more laid back.  The Sens need to keep pushing strong, crash Price at every opportunity and keep hitting bodies hard.  They need to destroy the Habs and demolish PK so that his emptions get in the way in game 4 leaving them shaking in game 5.  In games 6 and 7 the Habs will be in panic mode and will be overthinking and overplaying everything.  I can daydream right?


I am with you BD.  This isn't a series where I believe Ottawa has been so badly outplayed that they deserve to be down 3-0.  The team is still young and is bound to make mistakes.  The frustrating part of it all is the long periods of time which Ottawa tends to get caught running around in its own end.  There are many times I see the players choosing to stand still/glide towards the direction of the puck along the boards rather than skating in effort to win the foot race.  It is as if they are choosing to continue to defend the pressure rather than be a little aggressive to relive the pressure and clear the zone.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Metalhawk on April 20, 2015, 02:08:39 PM

I am with you BD.  This isn't a series where I believe Ottawa has been so badly outplayed that they deserve to be down 3-0.  The team is still young and is bound to make mistakes.  The frustrating part of it all is the long periods of time which Ottawa tends to get caught running around in its own end.  There are many times I see the players choosing to stand still/glide towards the direction of the puck along the boards rather than skating in effort to win the foot race.  It is as if they are choosing to continue to defend the pressure rather than be a little aggressive to relive the pressure and clear the zone.

Wiercioch and Gryba shouldn't be anywhere an NHL team's top-6 defensemen. And Ceci is still young, and prone to the odd, but costly bonehead play.

And I expect an announcement of a major surgery for Ryan again this summer. Something is seriously wrong with him.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 20, 2015, 03:46:48 PM
And that in part is why I am not terribly dissapointed with an elimination in Round 1.  I don't want to see them get swept for their own pride and so that Habs fans can't boast that at least.  This is a young team, one that was not expected to make the playoffs following their start.  It isn't so much that the team itself is "bad" (See Edmonton for that example), but rather a young and inexperience team.  Some pieces, as you point out, need to be addressed and improved on.

My only hope going forward is that the team actually get some stability behind the bench.  The last thing I want is for Cameron to get off to a shaky start next season and not recover and ultimately fired.  Too many coaches have had to be let go since Murray became GM, that is my No. 1 criticism of Murray/Melnyk is their inability to hire a coach that fits their needs on a long term basis.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: rose on April 21, 2015, 02:36:36 PM
Always the optimist I do believe that the Sens have the ability to still win this series.  Is it likely?  Probably not.  But they could do it.  The Habs will come out cocky and full of self-confidence.  They will be a bit more laid back.  The Sens need to keep pushing strong, crash Price at every opportunity and keep hitting bodies hard.  They need to destroy the Habs and demolish PK so that his emptions get in the way in game 4 leaving them shaking in game 5.  In games 6 and 7 the Habs will be in panic mode and will be overthinking and overplaying everything.  I can daydream right?

I am with you totally on this ^^, BD.  Just a couple of thoughts from the last game:

The Habs were 'hearing footsteps' while Neiler was playing a fairly regular shift Sunday.  Once Neil got stapled to the bench, the Habs suddenly had better 'flow' to their game.  He DID have an impact at the beginning of the game, IMHO.  Not saying that is why the Sens lost...just saying.

Anderson had a very good game.  Not perfect, but lots better than I had anticipated. 

Not thrilled with the officiating.  Most of the penalties that the Sens got were penalties.  But I am sick and tired of the same standard NOT being applied to Montreal.  The call in OT against Lazar was ridiculous.

Hearing some nonsense today (likely out of Montreal) that Karlsson's hit on Nathan Beaulieu should now be reviewed by the League now that it's been confirmed that he's out for the rest of the series.  Seriously?!?  Great open ice hit by EK.  Get over it, Montreal!  Injuries occur while playing hockey.  :duh

Heard also today that Smith goes in tomorrow night, Legwand out.  Can't say I'm sorry to hear this.

Great atmosphere in the building Sunday.  Hope Sens' fans ramp it up even more tomorrow!

GO SENS GO!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 21, 2015, 05:03:19 PM
Two handed tomahawk chop.. naww, that's all good.  Open ice hit catching a rookie looking forward with his head down.  DIRTY, SUSPEND KARLSON!
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Sasquatch on April 22, 2015, 09:56:05 AM
I thought the Sens played amazing the first period, as most other people agree.... The Canadiens seemed scared to hold onto the puck for too long and Ottawa controlled most of the period.
That seemed like a team that could make a push.

Heres hoping they can bring that first period intensity and sustain that pressure for 60 mns.


I like the addition of Smith (subtraction of Legwand). I like his style of play and think he's an effective player in the right situations.. I was skeptical about Neal but he was a force on the ice and the Canadiens payed attention when he was out there.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 22, 2015, 10:31:24 PM
3-1 BABY!  One game at a time boys.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Metalhawk on April 22, 2015, 11:43:48 PM
Anderson sucks!!!!!!

 :fear:
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Sasquatch on April 23, 2015, 08:28:29 AM
 :smily677:
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 23, 2015, 12:52:09 PM
MH being a pessimist again.   It seems to be working!
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Metalhawk on April 23, 2015, 02:11:49 PM
:smily677:

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: Andy in nets?? Game/series is over  :icon_angry2: :icon_angry2: :icon_angry2:

Just teasing psahlgren. :icon_hiding2:
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: psahlgren on April 23, 2015, 03:30:24 PM
Just teasing psahlgren. :icon_hiding2:
LOL yeah I'd probably will have to eat those words eh?  hehe...
Andy was amazing yesterday WOW!!!
As long as we are winning I don't care, tease me all u like  :nod: :happy dance: :happy dance:
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 24, 2015, 08:54:51 PM
Up 3 goals tonight boys!  20 minutes to go!

GO SENS GO!
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Metalhawk on April 24, 2015, 11:11:44 PM
Habs starting to lose it?

Subban continues to show his class.  :nutkick:
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 25, 2015, 07:56:28 AM
Subban, Prust, and Weiss all showed their frustration last night.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Metalhawk on April 25, 2015, 04:09:20 PM
Subban, Prust, and Weiss all showed their frustration last night.

I wonder what the NHL would do if Chris Neil went to Price and speared him. It would be a guaranteed 5 min spearing penalty and a game misconduct, with a suspension likely forthcoming. As it is, the only penalty Prust got was a cross-checking call for what happened afterwards. Disgusting. Such one-sided officiating this series it's amazing the Sens are still in it.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 25, 2015, 06:08:51 PM
Last nights officiating was the best it has been all series, even though they seemed reluctant to make calls against Montreal, they didn't seem to be taking Ottawa to "task" with every call under the sun.  There were a couple times I wondered what happened to goalie interference.  Is that not in the rule book anymore?
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: bassman on April 26, 2015, 05:08:01 PM
well anyone want to watch the game while also on a google hangout tonight?
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Sasquatch on April 26, 2015, 09:24:42 PM
Hate to lose like that....
But what an amazing run that was.....

Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on April 26, 2015, 10:55:58 PM
The only thing bitter about tonight was that call.  Great game, terrible call deciding the game.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Metalhawk on May 02, 2015, 12:47:11 AM
It's hilarious how Therrien is bitching, moaning and complaining about a close offside that led to the Tampa winning goal when game 6 against the Sens was handed to his team on a silver platter with both a missed high stick on puck call in the neutral zone that led to his team's only goal 20 seconds later AND the Sens goal called off due to a quick whistle when Price never even had control of the puck.

No rispek!
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on May 03, 2015, 12:42:30 PM
Now just what in the hell are you talking about MH?

I mean, every Habs fans felt they clearly won Game 6 and Ottawa was "lucky" that they even won the two games they did.

As for the high stick, there wasn't just a high stick in the neutral zone.  But Ghallagar knocks the puck down in the offensive zone with a high stick and bats it in with his stick.  Not review-able as the play from him knocking it down to himself doesn't fall within the scope of video replay as it was his batting at the puck that resulted in the puck going in.

Based on the timing of that early whistle, the official had to have had intent to blow the whistle BEFORE the shot was complete and the puck hit Price.  Had he waited to blow the whistle until he truly lost sight of the puck, the whistle would not have gone until after Pageau got his stick on it.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Metalhawk on May 03, 2015, 01:45:56 PM
The Gallagher bit, I would agree with you as it was my first impression as well. Anderson himself has come out and said it hit him in the back, so I am willing to give it the benefit of the doubt, but there's no mistaking the high stick in the neutral zone.

As for the early whistle, you're probably right, but that's a problem in many sports with routine plays. 19 times out of 20, such a clear shot in the crest is caught and held and the ref was just killing play "out of habit".
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on May 04, 2015, 09:58:00 AM
It was nice to see Montreal's parade to the penalty box last night as the officials were not willing to put up with any of their antics that were displayed in Round 1.

And then there is Prust's post game comments...  :crier:

http://www.tsn.ca/he-called-me-every-name-in-the-book-1.274336 (http://www.tsn.ca/he-called-me-every-name-in-the-book-1.274336)


Go eat some more poutine Prust!
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Metalhawk on May 04, 2015, 02:02:54 PM
It's funny how we're not hearing a peep from the NHL discipline committee regarding Prust throwing his elbow pad at the Tampa bench.
Title: Re: Playoff talk
Post by: Broken Bones on May 04, 2015, 04:50:37 PM
It sounds like he won't be suspended, but a fine is unknown.  I don't think it is worthy of a suspension.