May. 12th, 2010 10:12 am
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So probably most of you don't follow hockey and don't care, but Habs Fever is going strong in our city right now. I've got it, so you're stuck with me talking about it!

Having just barely squeaked into last playoff spot (8th in the Eastern Conference), the Montreal Canadiens promptly faced the 1st-place Washington Capitals and their star Alexander Ovechkin. Our goalie Jaroslav Halak stepped up (53 saves in one game!), as did our star scorer Mike Cammalleri, and we bumped off the Caps in the 7th game. Moving on to 4th-place (and last year's champs) Pittsburgh Penguins and their star Sidney Crosby, the Habs have now made it once again to Game 7. If we win tonight to unseat the Pens and move on to the Eastern Conference final (likely against Boston)...well, the city is going to go nuts. (Here's hoping that the riot isn't too bad...)

Unlike in 2008, when we were in first place going into the playoffs and expected a Stanley Cup win, this wasn't supposed to happen. Rather than be disgusted by the second-round Game 5 loss suffered by the supposed-to-win 2008 team, this city is humbled by the spirit and never-give-up attitude of the underdog 2010 team. We are treasuring every victory, every goal, every save made by Halak, and we are with Les Boys no matter what.

Habs fans are probably the hardest in the whole NHL, but truthfully I don't think that anything brings this city together like cheering on Our Montreal Canadiens. It's awesome when you see businesses flying the Canada flag, the Quebec flag, and the Habs flag. The spirit of Montreal!

So have some Habs-style Lady Gaga:

And a feel-good Habs pride song in which we hope that this year will feel a bit like '93 (the last time the Habs won the Cup):


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Date: 2010-05-12 06:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spotts1701.livejournal.com
It's interesting that with the teams left playing you could have an Original Six Stanley Cup Final.

Provided, of course, that the Sharks or Flyers don't louse it up. ;)

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Date: 2010-05-13 02:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tripathy.livejournal.com
Looks like Philly has designs on lousing it up! They've just forced a Game 7 against Boston. That's okay, though, because we'll beat them if we have to. ^_~

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Date: 2010-05-13 02:27 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] nightdog-barks.livejournal.com

*g* We were watching and cheering.

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Date: 2010-05-13 02:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tripathy.livejournal.com
I know, eh!! :D Keep on cheering for us! GO HABS GO!

You should see what my Facebook news feed looks like on game nights XD. It just feels like pure magic to be a Montrealer right now.


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