|Countdown to Game 7, 5 P.M.: Will the Bruins fail to close again?||04.27.11 at 5:04 pm ET|
With just two hours until the start of Game 7, Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo! Sports writes that the Bruins have no one — including the referees — to blame but themselves for again failing to put away a team in the postseason. Here’s the final paragraph of the Cotsonika column:
The Bruins weren’t able to bury yet another opponent, and if they don’t bury the Canadiens on Wednesday night, it won’t matter how they tried or how hard they worked. They will have had their chances, too many chances, only to keep falling short and keep their Stanley Cup drought at 39 years and counting.
|Countdown to Game 7, 4 P.M.: Carey Price and the art of winning elimination games||04.27.11 at 4:15 pm ET|
If you get a chance — though I’m sure you are already tuning in — listen to Rob Bradford on The Big Show as he simultaneously defends and yet manages to try and throw Claude Julien under the bus. A masterwork of double speak, really.
As we get closer to the start of Game 7, an interesting look from Michael Farber at how the Canadiens have developed a habit of winning elimination games (a hint: it has a lot to do with Carey Price).
|Countdown to Game 7, 3 p.m.: Downtown Montreal to be closed off||04.27.11 at 3:08 pm ET|
The Canadian Press is reporting that the Montreal police will be closing a large stretch of downtown Montreal during Game 7 on Wednesday.
“The police won’t tolerate any mischief or indiscipline from people or fans wanting to celebrate downtown,” Chief Inspector Sylvain Lemay said.
About a half-mile of the downtown will be closed off in an attempt to slow down the rioting that has become almost an annual happening in the city following a Canadiens series. In May of 2010, police were forced to use tear gas to combat fans after Montreal’s Game 7 win over the Penguins. Stores were looted and bottles were thrown at police in the aftermath of the win, leading to 41 arrests.
|Countdown to Game 7, 2 p.m.: Montreal radio personality calls Game 6 officiating “an abomination”||04.27.11 at 2:15 pm ET|
Mitch Melnick of The Team 990 in Montreal was a guest of Mut and Merloni in the final hour of the show. Melncik — who picked the Bruins to win the series in seven games — called the officiating in Game 6 “an abomination” and “a total horror show.” Click here to listen to the entire interview.
If the Bruins lose, what’s the over/under on page views for this tomorrow?
|Countdown to Game 7, 1 p.m.: Should the Bruins play Tyler Seguin?||04.27.11 at 1:01 pm ET|
It is one of the many questions hovering around the TD Garden tonight as the Bruins get ready to take on the Canadiens in Game 7: Should rookie Tyler Seguin be in the lineup? Mut and Merloni had a spirited conversation on the matter. (To listen click here.)
The show got a player’s perspective on the dynamic of a do-or-die situation like the Bruins face Wednesday when former B’s defenseman Dave Shaw called in. (To listen click here.)
Here’s a sample of some questionable taste when it comes to the Canadiens
|Countdown to Game 7, noon: Callers vent to Mut and Merloni about Bruins||04.27.11 at 11:56 am ET|
Want to know the pulse of the Bruins fans as their team heads into Game 7 against the Canadiens? Well …
|Countdown to Game 7, 11 a.m.: Join Bruins super fan Chach for live chat||04.27.11 at 10:38 am ET|
Join the voice of the Bruins fans, Dennis & Callahan producer Steve Ciaccio, in chatting about all things B’s as they get ready to take on the Canadiens starting at 11 a.m. Enjoy some tweets from the experts while you’re waiting, but get your questions in (and don’t hold back, Chach likes to mix it up in the corners).
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