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Michael Ziegler
Education: Bialik High School Class of 2013, Dawson College Class of 2015, McGill Political Science Student. Born and raised in Montreal, the Canadiens have always been a big part of my life. What started out as a way to blow off some steam after a tough loss in the 2011 playoffs eventually became a popular hit with Facebook friends around the internet. On PGT, I like to dissect each and every Habs game and promote discussion about the team. Other interests: Aside from Hockey and sports in general, I love music. During the summer I work for Camp Wingate, a sleep-away sports camp just north of Montreal. Favourite places in Webspace: If you are looking for the latest news around the NHL, visit NHL.com For more Montreal Canadiens talk, visit Allaboutthehabs.com, or hockeyinsideout.com

Top 5 Performances Of The 2011-2012 Season

5. David Desharnais: Canadiens vs. Red Wings- Wednesday, January 25th 2012
When the Red Wings came to town in January, many were expecting a blowout. The Red Wings were the top team in the league and they were coming to play a slumping Montreal team. However, thanks to David Desharnais' 3 point performance (2 goals, 1 assist), les Habitants took the game 7-2.


4. David Desharnais/ Erik Cole/ Max Pacioretty: Canadiens vs. Rangers- Monday, January 15th 2012
With the Eastern conference leading Rangers coming to town, nobody expected the Habs to even compete in this game. Thanks to 2 goals and 1 assist from Max Pacioretty, 1 goal and 2 assists from David Desharnais and 3 assists from Erik Cole the Habs came out on top with a 4-1 victory. The line combined for 9 points (3 goals, 6 assists) and a +9 rating.


3. Carey Price: Canadiens vs. Sharks- Thursday, December 1st 2011
Carey Price has been brilliant for the Habs this season but no performance was as good as this one. Even in a losing cause (Sharks won 4-3 in a shootout) Price was incredible. He made 38 saves on 41 shots for 0.927 save percentage, highlighted by an incredible save on Joe Thornton. And while the numbers may not show it, I remember watching this game and thinking that Price was unbeatable. Truly an incredible performance by the young tender.


2. Max Pacioretty: Canadiens vs. Islanders- Thursdsay, February 9th 2012
Having been on a tear since the beginning of 2012, Max Pacioretty continued his torrid scoring pace with a hat-trick against the Islanders. The Canadiens ended up winning the game 4-2 and while his 3rd goal was controversial (he scored as time expired), this performance is still good enough for second best by a Hab this season.


1. Lars Eller: Canadiens vs. Jets- Wednesday, January 4th 2012
This shoudn't come to the surprise of any as Eller's performance against the Jets was incredible. Posting 4 goals, 1 assist and a +4 rating, Eller easily played the best game of his career. His spin-o-rama penalty shot goal was the icing on the cake as Eller wrapped up first star of the game honors and first star of the night honors on NHL.com.


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