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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 3 vs. Boston

1) Let's give a warm welcome back to our old pal Thomas Vanek. Although he wasn't at his best, I thought #20 had some good chances and was involved in the play tonight. Looks like he has some nice chemistry with Plekanec and Bournival.

2) King Subban with another beauty of a game. The brighter the lights, the better PK plays. That's what you want from your superstar.

3) Michael Bournival played one hell of a game tonight. This kid has more heart than almost any Hab I've watched over the past few years.

4) I had my doubts after Jarome Iginla scored Boston's second goal, but credit Therrien and his staff for keeping the team focused.

5) Continuing with Therrien, I thought it was very bold of him to break up the top line. Kudos to him because it worked. We knew Brendan Gallagher's game wasn't going to change but I thought it sparked Vanek and Plekanec. Pacioretty was still below average, but he'll break out at some point.

6) Lars Eller has been incredible this postseason. You can tell how much Therrien trusts him when he puts him out for the last face-off of the game with 10 seconds left. Oh, and what a feed to PK on the breakaway goal.

7) Final hits were 36-31 Montreal (including a couple huge ones by Subban and Murray). Yes you read that correctly.

8) It took 2 deflections to beat Carey Price. I guess going high doesn't work as well as you though, eh Torey Krug?

9) You think Mike Babcock would still have Dan Hamhuis over PK in Team Canada's lineup? PK has 11 points in 6 playoff games.

10) A very solid team effort and a huge win. If the Canadiens can go back to Beantown with a 3-1 lead in the series, that could be it for the big bad Bruins.

11) My girl Ginette Reno is 3-0 in the playoffs this year.

*Shoutout to my boy Noah Cibbz for this beauty of a find:

6/16 #GHG #OuiTheNorth

Next game is Thursday, 7:30 at the Bell Centre.

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