Rarely does a game have so obvious a turning point as this one had, when Callahan beat Varlamov only to be robbed by the inside of the post moments before the Caps took the puck the other way and scored to make it 2-0 eleven-and-a-half minutes into the game. It wasn't yet "game over," but it noticeably impacted both teams' confidence.
All I have been hearing all week long from Montreal is how classy Habs fans are. Yeah, booing the U.S. National Anthem is a real classy move guys. I hate fans on both sides that try to make it U.S. versus Canada. Morons, there are players from both countries on both teams. Habs fans will surely point to isolated incidents involving a handful of Bruins fans but this incident involved the majority of the 20,000+ Habs fans in attendance.
From before the game:
Yvon Gagné said...
Sorry to piss in your breakfast, but there isn't any booing going of the home team during the playoffs. Not even in the good old Breezer bashing days.
From later in the game:
Wow. I've never heard booing at a playoff game before. Even in the 90s.
That's probably because there weren't that many playoff games in the 90s. Also, no one had bought the "Habs as Contender" story hook, line, and sinker. Don't worry, the despair gets thicker.
We're done. Our team sucks. Fire everybody. Burn the arena (after the game so as not to kill anybody). Transfer Carey Price to Liverpool for Steven Gerrard.
Hmmmm, trading for the iconic captain of a club whose fans almost exclusively try to live in their glorious (but quickly receding) history? Gerrard will fit right in! Editor's Note: Screw you Mattblack! I wasn't leaving that one hanging for you! But not all of the Habs fans are jerks:
The sarcastic applause for Price was unnecessary. Then again so was the noise dying the US anthem. I told the dude a few seats down from Me that he was an illbred asshole for booing. He shut up.
They're also kind of funny:
When the fuck did he become David Aebischer: Rebound Machine?
66 minutes left in Bob Gainey's tenure as GM & coach.
And having revelations about their "All-Stars":
Haha, the Versus guys are ripping Komi a new asshole. Thank God a non Montreal guy has figured out that Komi is overrated and fucking sucks.
Fuck off Komi, fuck off.
He's just not fucking off to Toronto. Please Burke. Don't do it. Hey, there's more of this 'self-awareness' stuff going on in HabsLand:
I never thought I'd say this, but Carbo was 10x the coach Gainey is. Doesn't really matter that much when you've got a bunch of gutless pussies on your bench. But still.
Isn't this making anyone uncomfortable? I don't want to humanise Habs fans. Ok, one more:
They dominated half the game, we dominated half the game.
Proof Gainey is Irish - his stubbornness.
WE HAVE A GOALIE ON THE BENCH THAT CAN STEAL GAMES FOR US. WHY THE EVERLOVING FUCK IS HE RIDING THE PINE????
Forget his father, looks like the fanbase has already forsaken their Franchise Saviour (TM 4HF). But just to make sure that we don't lose sight of the fact that most Habs fans are, in fact, complete asshats:
Daniel Plainview said...
Fuck you Michael Ryder you fucking twat. go suck on the arbitrator's cock.
Oh yeah, drink that up Leafs fans. You know what this calls for? An old Battle of Ontario tradition: Anthropomorphic Mocking Numerals! Thanks for the reminder Jared. So how many losses are left in the Habs' season?