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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 5 vs. Boston

1) What an absolutely atrocious effort tonight. No desperation from this team. This worries me.

2) Marc Bergevin signed Danny Briere specifically for the playoffs. I'd love to know why a one-armed Brandon Prust is a better option than Briere.

3) Doug Murray might be the luckiest guy on the planet. Makes me believe that if I grow to be 6'3, I'll have a shot at going pro.

4) If nothing else, this game showed that the Habs can't beat Boston unless #31 stands on his head.

5) With 10 minutes left in the third period, down by two goals, Michel Therrien sent out a line of Travis Moen, Brandon Prust and Dale Weise. If that doesn't show zero confidence in the top line, then I don't know what does.

6) That defenceman #76 can shoot the puck. Hard. 152 Kmph.

7) Favorite Tweet of the night: "Max Pacioretty playing more like Min Pacioretty".  Spot on.

8) On a positive note, I think the Habs are heading home more confident than people think. Only lost by 2 goals on a night that they were greatly outplayed. If they win game 6, game 7 can go either way.

9) The first goal has proven to be so important this series. If Montreal can get it in game 6, we could be headed back to Boston.

10) I love what Michel Therrien said in his post-game presser. "We lost a battle, but not the war".

Game 6 is Monday, 7:30 at the Bell Centre.

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