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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Canadiens are a joke, end of story

I hate to generalize but in Canada, is there anything else to do besides hockey and other winter sports? Don't get me wrong, I have a creepy spot in my heart for the adorable Avril Lavigne and Pamela Anderson has a special part in my adolescent memories. Regardless, it's extremely gratifying to see the Boston Bruins embarrass Canada's favorite team.

The B's went into the Bell Centre last night and withstood everything the desperate Canadiens threw at them. Boston won game 3, 4-2 and look to end this series tomorrow night back at the Bell Centre.

Admittedly, Montreal came out flying in the first period, hitting every Bruin that touched the ice. They even grabbed their first lead of the first three games when Christopher Higgins took a snap shot that B's goalie Tim Thomas (23 saves) would probably like to have back.

Phil Kessel tied it up for the B's with 1:25 left in the first period when he tipped home Dennis Wideman's innocent shot.

Boston tough guy Shawn Thornton put his team up 2-1 after some fine work by his line and assists from Byron Bitz (playing for the suspended Milan Lucic) and Stephane Yelle.

After Glen Metropolit won a face-off, Habs defenseman Yannick Weber whipped another shot past Thomas that he would stop on most nights.

Michael Ryder provided the game-winner late in the second period as he (stop me if you've heard this) banged home a juicy rebound from Montreal goalie Carey Price (26 saves).

Chuck Kobasew clinched it with an empty-netter with 37 seconds left.

Expect more of the same in game 4 as the Canadiens will try anything possible to extend the series. Barring some crazy, the Bruins should wrap this up with a sweep, they're that much better and poised.

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