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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

Round 2: Thoughts on Game 1 vs. Boston

1) I counted at least 4 attempted "Buttchecks" by PK tonight; all resulting with him being caught out of position. When it works, it's a thing of beauty. Only issue is that it rarely does. This needs to stop ASAP.

2) PK can buttcheck all he wants if he's gonna score 2 goals.

3) I thought the Habs, as a team, kept their composure. One play that stood out to me was David Desharnais taking a hack and a crosscheck from Brad Marchand. Instead of going back at Pinocchio, DD skated away as if nothing happened. That's how the Habs will beat the Bruins.

4) I don't know what to say about Rene Bourque. The man is on fire. 4th goal in 5 games for Bourque this postseason.

5) This was one of the best games I've ever seen Carey Price play. Especially that 2nd period PP. I'm starting to doubt that he is human.

6) I thought the Habs played a solid road game, but boy were there moments when the Bruins absolutely dominated (the entire 3rd). Boston spent minutes on end in the Habs zone with no answer. That has to change.

7) Thomas Vanek's worst as a Hab, if not in his career. That was hard to watch.

8) In fact, Max Pacioretty wasn't great either. Desharnais was the only positive note on that line.

9) Desharnais was one of the Habs' best forwards tonight. Amazing that a guy who stands at 5'7 isn't afraid to go into the corners with Zdeno Chara. Even more amazing is his ability to come out of those battles with the puck. Looks like Brendan Gallagher has taught DD a few things.

10) Final shots were 51-33. Teams don't win too many games when outshot like that.

11) Lars Eller was absolutely spectacular tonight. Imagine if he had played like this throughout the regular season.

5/16 baby, #GHG.

Next game is Saturday, 12:30 PM at the Gahden in Boston.

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