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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 4 vs. Boston

1) I really liked what Conor Mckenna said about the loss tonight. It's not a devastating loss for the Habs, but a heartbreaking one for sure.

2) Montreal deserved this game. They outplayed Boston for most of the night, including a really strong effort in the third period.

3) Michael Bournival played the best game of his short career tonight. Bournival can flat out fly and never gives up on a play. Ryan O'Byrne for Bournival = genius.

4) I'm not one to complain about officiating, but wow was that terrible. The calls that were made were fine, but it's the missed/ non- calls that bothered me.

5) G-d knows why Doug Murray was on the ice during overtime, let alone the second half of the third period. There is way too much confidence in a guy who can barely skate. Yes, he did have a couple nice hits but the Habs don't leave their zone with this guy on the ice. If I remember correctly, there's a dude named Tinordi sitting in the press box.

6) So much icing.

7) No David Desharnais? No Max Pacioretty? No third round for the Habbies.

8) Boston has scored 11 goals this series, with about 8 coming from the point (shots, screens, etc.) Yet the Habs still refuse to cover the points. About six times tonight, a Bruins defencemen was left alone at the point with more than enough time to take a shot, and sip his coffee. While the wingers are doing a good job of supporting their D, allowing shots to come in from the blueline will/ has killed the Habs.

9) That was the quietest game Brendan Gallagher has played in a while. The same can be said for PK Subban. (Although I did think PK played a very solid game.)

10) If it wasn't before, it is quite clear now that in order to be successful, the Habs need to have a strong first period. Getting the first goal in Boston will be huge.

11) Both the Bruins and Habs remain undefeated when scoring the first goal.

12) Prediction: Winner of Game 5 takes the series.

Game 5 is Saturday, 7 PM in Boston

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