|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.
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|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).
|Countdown to Game 7, 10 a.m.: Predictions of Bruins victory||04.27.11 at 10:22 am ET|
(Spoiler: In the 11 a.m. update, Dennis & Callahan producer and voice of the Bruins fan Steve Ciaccio will be having a live chat to help get his fellow diehards to face off.)
Predictions are starting to come for Wednesday night’s Game 7 between the Bruins and Canadiens.
At ESPN.com, senior writer E.J. Hradek predicts a Bruins victory. He notes that the B’s were 9-4-1 playing on back-to-back nights during the regular season, while the Canadiens were 6-7-3 (and 0-3-1 in their last four).
NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy, during his interview on the Dennis & Callahan show, said the Bruins will win 5-2. WEEI’s morning show hosts predict redemption for Milan Lucic. Gerry Callahan has the Bruins winning 3-1, with the B’s scoring a power-play goal and empty-net tally ‘ “both by Lucic.” John Dennis predicts a 5-2 “beatdown” for the B’s, with the David Krejci–Nathan Horton-Lucic line recording two goals. Midday co-host Lou Merloni is going with a 4-1 Boston win.
Make your prediction known by voting in our Game 7 poll.
|Poll: What will happen in Game 7?||04.27.11 at 10:19 am ET|
What will happen in Wednesday night's Game 7?
- Bruins win close game in regulation (36%, 89 Votes)
- Canadiens win close game in regulation (22%, 54 Votes)
- Bruins rout Canadiens (18%, 45 Votes)
- Bruins win in overtime (7%, 17 Votes)
- Canadiens rout Bruins (7%, 17 Votes)
- Lady Gaga performs unscheduled concert, forces postponement (6%, 15 Votes)
- Canadiens win in overtime (5%, 13 Votes)
Total Voters: 250
|Countdown to Game 7, 9 a.m.: Only Bruins are to blame for Game 6 loss||04.27.11 at 9:07 am ET|
However, Don Cherry says the referees played a key role.
Michael Cammalleri, Montreal’s Game 6 (and series) standout, said he was inspired by a pep talk from his father prior to Tuesday night’s game. “Leo Cammalleri, thanks for the pep talk,” the forward said after recording a goal and an assist in the Habs’ 2-1 victory that forced Wednesday night’s Game 7.
Montreal police were “prepared for any eventuality” regarding fan violence heading into Game 6, and the anxiety level has to be increased heading into Game 7. In 2008, after the Canadiens beat the Bruins in the opening round, 15 police cars were torched and several stored were looted, according to the Montreal Gazette. However, CTV.ca writes that Montreal was all smiles after Game 6.