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PHT Extra — How can the Habs complete the upset?

May 8, 2014, 5:52 PM EST

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  1. bigdaddy44 - May 8, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    Simple. Just let Claude continue to coach his team right out of the series.

    • jcmeyer10 - May 8, 2014 at 6:25 PM

      Interesting line rushes at this mornings skate:

      Milan Lucic-Patrice Bergeron-Loui Eriksson
      Daniel Paille-David Krejci-Reilly Smith
      Brad Marchand-Gregory Campbell-Jarome Iginla
      Matt Fraser-Jordan Caron-Shawn Thornton.

      • shaundre93 - May 8, 2014 at 6:31 PM

        Those look absurd. If Soderberg is hurt (which would be the only explanation for those lines) I don’t understand why they split up Bergeron Marchand and Smith (easily their best trio). Id be very surprised if those were the lines tonight. That’s just asking for trouble. Also don’t understand why they wouldn’t call up Spooner if Soderberg would be out. Caron playing C is the stuff of nightmares for B’s fans

      • shaundre93 - May 8, 2014 at 6:47 PM

        Edit: Soderberg took his option this morning, he’s fine, so those will not be the lines. Im all for mixing up the top line, but please don’t touch the Bergy line. If I were Claude…

        Marchand Bergeron Smith
        Lucic Krejci Eriksson
        Fraser Soderberg Iginla
        REUNITE MERLOT!!

        I like Fraser, he played with Soderberg already this year and all the kid does is bury the puck so it makes sense that he’s in. Iginla has looked slow, playing him with Carl keeps him with a good playmaker and will provide better matchups. I think Eriksson has looked good, maybe he can bury some of Krejcis passes unlike Iggy lately, and getting that 4th line back together I think would be a totally underrated boost to the team. Theyre just another 4th line when they get split up

    • imleftcoast - May 8, 2014 at 6:56 PM

      Is that him in the second clip?

      • gallyhatch - May 8, 2014 at 7:13 PM

        How ’bout them ‘Nucks?

  2. bsfan77 - May 8, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    They have to come out hitting tonight

  3. shaundre93 - May 8, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    Keys For Boston:
    No stupid mistakes
    Capitalize on chances
    Tighten up on D/ Tuukka

    Habs:
    Do exactly what youre doing

    At the risk of sounding like a total homer, I truly think that if the B’s put their best game out their Mtl cant beat em. I do think Mtl has been playing their best hockey though, and I’d be surprised if that didn’t continue. As my favorite analyst Andy Brickley would say, its time for the B’s to raise their compete level to that of their opponents. Something they’ve only done in parts of game 1 and the last 10 min of Game 2

  4. joey4id - May 8, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Price is in the player’s head. Both Krug and Hamilton said they had solved Price, but that didn’t turn out too good for them. The B’s have to go hard to the net and get pucks to those guys charging. The only way to beat Price is with garbage goals. His body is very quiet and constantly square to the shooter. Don’t get sucked into any scrums, and don’t start any. Be all business. Short shifts with high intensity and physicality. This game is more crucial for the B’s, so no passengers, and no mental lapses like we’ve seen. Step it up boys. The ice is clearly tilted in Montreal’s favor.

  5. billiam55 - May 8, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    boston hasn’t played to their strengths in this series though. they need to be more physical .

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