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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 For more Montreal Canadiens talk, visit, or

Eastern Conference Finals: Thoughts on Game 3 vs. New York

1) Brandon Prust needs to be suspended. Blatant elbow to the head. No room for that stuff.

2) Say whatever you want about bad contracts like Briere and Desharnais. None of them are worse than Alexei Emelin's. And I'm not just saying that because of the last goal. He's slow, doesn't move the puck well and makes so many questionable decisions. I'm still trying to figure out why he was on the ice protecting a one goal lead in the last minute.

3) Andrei Markov played some inspired hockey tonight. Best game since the Boston series.

4) Heroic effort from Dustin Tokarski. Neither of the Rangers' goals should've gone in.

5) Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta have been awful this series. That didn't change tonight. They have to be way better if the Habs are going to win this series.

6) My boy Alex Galchenyuk with the winner. What a beauty.

7) Max Pacioretty has been incredible this series. 1 assist and 3 shots tonight, but even more impressive is how much Therrien trusts him. He's being put out for d-zone face-offs, he's killing penalties and playing a really solid 2 way game. Amazing how far he's come over the past few years.

8) Chris Kreider took a run at Tokarski tonight, and to the surprise of nobody, it wasn't called. Someone's gotta go after this guy. If he keeps this up, we could see Zach Fucale by the end of this series.

9) Brendan Gallagher's penalties may have been the two worst calls in NHL history. NHL officiating is a joke.

10) Lars Eller was 13% on face-offs. How is that even possible?

Next game is Sunday, 8 PM at MSG

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