Found February 07, 2013 on
Tomas Plekanec probably wishes you didn't see that. In on a breakaway against Tuukka Rask, Plekanec failed to get a shot off, instead mishandling the puck and sending it straight to the corner boards. As if wasting a scoring chance wasn't bad enough, the Montreal Canadiens were called for "Too many men on the ice" shortly after Plekanec's embarrassing misfire.
It's humorous hearing the commentary try to claim Plekanec was "intimidated" by Rask. Rask had moved out of his crease to try and cut down the angle, but Plekanec still should have been able to put the puck on net. To make matters worse, the Canadiens ended up losing the game by a score of 2-1, magnifying Plekanec's opportunity.
Put the puck on net and good things might happen. Send the puck into the corner on a breakaway and tons of hockey fans will laugh at you. Well, they might not laugh at you as much as they did when Carey Price took one in the junk during warmups.
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Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price had a rough start to his night Wednesday as he took a puck in the groin during warm-ups before Wednesday night's game against the Boston Bruins.
Price was blocking some warm-up shots from his teammates when center Lars Eller sends a wrist shot right into Price's ding-ding.
Price briefly left the ice, but recovered in time to start...
Canadiens goaltender Carey Price had a rough pre-game warmup prior to Wednesday’s Habs-Bruins rivalry matchup, as he got smoked in his reproductive pouch by a shot from teammate Lars Eller.
As you would expect from a man who just took a frozen rubber biscuit to the goodies at high-speed, Price doubled over in pain and immediately got the hell out of there, heading straight to the...
This is what an NHL goaltender looks like after taking a shot to the junk.
During warm-up before their game against the Bruins Wednesday night, Canadiens goalie Carey Price had the unfortunate experience of taking a Lars Eller practice shot to the groin, which is an altogether terrible experience for any man, boy or hermaphrodite, protective cup or not.
Price was able to shake off...
WHAT YEAR IS THIS?
On Wednesday night, Will Smith made an appearance at the Bell Centre in Montreal for the game between the Canadiens and Bruins. Why he was in Montreal is uncertain, but he definitely got hooked up with some great seats in a box for the old school Original 6 rivalry.Smith was featured on the big screen and the DJ played one of his old school tracks “Gettin Jiggy With It” over...
Ha! We were trying to think of a way to write the headline so it didn't sound too juvenile and not make a dick joke.
The reason: Take a look at the video at the bottom. In it, you'll see Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price get the "Wind" knocked out of him in warm ups as he blocks a wrist shot from one of his own players.
The problem: He missed and the puck...
I said coming into the season that Tuukka is the key to the Bruins season. And tonight was a primary example of why. Rask stood on his head over the course of the game and denied countless scoring opportunities that the Canadians had. His play is what kept the game in check and allowed the Bruin's to come out with a much needed W against their rival.
The power play continues...
The Rivalry Continues
Tonight will be the first of four games between Boston
and Montreal this year. The season
series begins in Canada
at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
The Bruins (6-1-1)
and the Canadiens (6-2-0) are
both off to hot starts in the mini-season. The early success of both teams will
boost the intensity of the game and will ignite a playoff atmosphere at the Bell Centre in Montreal...
The Montreal Canadiens were victimized by a hot goaltender in their last game.
Another meeting with the struggling Buffalo Sabres may get the offense going again.
The Canadiens look to rebound from a recent defeat as they attempt to beat the Sabres for the second time in less than a week Thursday night.
Montreal (6-3-0) is scoring 3.0 goals per game, but the team has totaled that...
8 a.m. ET: The Bruins and Canadiens (finally) renew their rivalry on Wednesday night when the B’s head north to take on the Habs for the first time in this shortened season. It’s a bit surprising that we had to wait this long, perhaps, but after eight games, the Bruins tangle with the Canadiens for the first time in 2013.
It’s a rather important game, as all divisional games...
When the Bruins head north to Montreal, they know they’re going to have to come with full energy right from the drop of the puck, and that was again the case on Wednesday.
During the first 10 minutes especially, the Canadiens brought everything they had against the B’s and goaltender Tuukka Rask in particular. Luckily for Boston their netminder was up to the challenge, putting...
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is off to the best start of his young career, sporting a 5-1-1 record, 2.10 goals-against and a .919 save percentage through six games played. Despite those impressive numbers, Rask has had an up-and-down season against the Northeast Division. He's had solid wins against the Rangers and Maple leafs, a gut-check overtime loss versus those same blue shirts...
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli stepped out of character Thursday, and in the process, revealed that the B’s are trying to keep one of their franchise cornerstones in town for a while.
The GM spoke with the media on a conference call after trading Tim Thomas to the New York Islanders, and he got into what sort of role the play of Tuukka Rask had on the deal.
Rask, the Bruins’...
Coming into this season, some fans might have worried about Tuukka Rask taking over the reins as the Bruins’ starting goaltender. It appears that those worries were unwarranted.
Rask has been excellent in replacing Tim Thomas as the B’s No. 1 goalie, and the team’s 7-1-1 record to start the year reflects that. Rask enters Thursday sixth in the league in goals-against average...