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Discuss: Canadiens beat Senators in physical Game 2

May 3, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

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The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators will likely go through a lot of ice and Advil after two intense physical playoff matchups in two nights. The first-round series was tied 1-1 thanks to the Habs’ 3-1 win on Friday.

Let’s gab away.

  • Francis Bouillon and Rene Bourque went to the dressing room at points during the game, according to RDS’ Renaud Lavoie. Even if they end up playing through their mystery┬ámaladies, the Habs are already banged up. Could this series leave the winner highly vulnerable in the semifinals?
  • The shot differential wasn’t anywhere near as imbalanced as Game 1, but Montreal still took that category on Friday. Is Ottawa depending too much on its defense and Craig Anderson?
  • Despite losing, this two-game split gives the Senators home-ice advantage. The Habs have a fantastic 15-7-2 road record, however, so where do you expect this series to be at when it returns to Montreal?
  • Furthermore, which team do you expect to win this series?
  • The Habs’ crowd has been incredible through two games. Can Ottawa’s faithful provide a similar atmosphere?
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  1. dumbassgreg - May 3, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    as far crowd answer is no. not even in their dreams ottawa crowd can’t compare to montreal. i am not a canadians fan but did see a game in montreal years ago .in the old forum . it was amazing. even though meaningless midseason game was . the most amazing experience i have had at a hockey game. truly one of kind.better then edmonton,calgary,vancouver.denver.los angeles,toronto all put ,together. have seen games each of these places also.

  2. valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 3, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Absolutely surprised to see the Habs be more physical than the Sens. I mean the Sens C got pushed around the whole game and the Sens should have done more to protect him. And what a game by Price.

    • theskinsman - May 4, 2013 at 5:08 AM

      The Sens seemed afraid to check …probably afraid of Shanny suspending them.

  3. hockeyflow33 - May 4, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    You know you’re playing soft when the Canadiens push you around.

  4. bunglesandbears - May 4, 2013 at 3:08 AM

    Ottawa fans cheer loudest for the Leafs. Here’s hoping they can help drown out the opposition.

  5. The Hockey Fan - May 4, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Subban was launching all night and he only got called for that cross check. Refs are a joke. Poor job by the Ottawa defensemen. The fowards were average. Can’t wait to hear the crowds battle on Sunday. A must watch series.

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