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Discuss: Canadiens beat Senators in physical Game 2

May 3, 2013, 9:45 PM EST

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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 maladies, 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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