A comeback road win

And huge … because the playoff contenders are winning tonight.

425 Comments

  1. Danno says:

    Giggity!

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  2. christophurrr says:

    they’re wearing their third jerseys tonight

  3. Displaced says:

    That’s my point.  He’s slowly being transformed from a flashy guy for the skills competition to a calm, pass-first defenseman.  Hey, I love the kid.  He’s got moxie and great natural skills.  JM is teaching him to be a Hamrlik type, stable, conservative, judiciously chose when to join the rush or pinch – which great long term – but not great for being in the skills competition at the moment.  Did you notice that the Calder talk died when he started getting benched?

     

    Whose leg do I have to hump to get a martini around here?

  4. Displaced says:

    Depends if the kid goes to sleep.  Otherwise, I’ll be hours behind watching it on the PVR. 

    Whose leg do I have to hump to get a martini around here?

  5. habsfan1001 says:

    great chris lee

  6. habsfan1001 says:

    great chris lee

  7. zak says:

    Love the way Darche goes to the net.

  8. CHsam says:

    Darche !!! man i like that guy for his effort

  9. JIMVINNY says:

    Gee.  a quick whistle by Lee to end a chance for the Habs.  What a shock.

  10. Displaced says:

    Thanks for the Latin lesson.  I agree, he’s more stable looking for safe outlet passes.  I miss the end to end rushes from earlier this year.  You know, before JM sat him down to re-train him.

    Whose leg do I have to hump to get a martini around here?

  11. PeterD says:

    MSG hotdog giving him gas…

  12. andrewberkshire says:

    Best goalie in the east? That’s lofty praise for a goalie without a glove hand.

  13. JIMVINNY says:

    Is it my tv, or do the rags jerseys look a lot more navy than the usual royal blue?

  14. zak says:

    OB plus 13. JM Lilies plus 13

  15. CHsam says:

    Wiz, all your tutors are found at Chez Pare. 

  16. SeriousFan09 says:

    With the schedule, good move to make sure Carey doesn’t get overworked with B2B starts, especially involving travel. Besides, playing Auld is a good way to keep the team on their toes.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  17. solomio says:

    Good grief !!

    Tighter than a Sumo wrestler’s jock strap

  18. Wayne says:

    Weber-Wiz

    Prepare for a couple of SHG’s

  19. Wayne says:

    If you’re into knobby knees and borderline rickets.

  20. VancouverHab says:

    Dude: he’s no longer consting us, you know, games by turning the puck over and otherwise making hot-dog plays at the wromg time (and the wrong time being anytime we’re not up by four goals with more than three minutes left on the clock.

    And he still looks strong.

    ps: Latin plural of factotum is factota.

  21. Chuck says:

    The Green Men with the waffles hounding the Leaf in the penalty box is the best part!

    Centre Hice: Bruins to unveil new look vs. Habs

  22. Malreg says:

    It’s less of a rookie skills contest then it is a rookie all-star team, that will only compete in the skills competition.

  23. Malreg says:

    Roszival’s salary for next year is about $1 million less than his cap hit, so they will be able to save money while still getting the cap floor.  That had pretty big impact on the deal.

    The kind of trade we might see with Gomez in a few years to a team that can barely afford the salary cap floor.

  24. HabFab says:

    Are you planning on posting during the game tonight??

  25. RGM says:

    It’s somewhat amusing that the ESPN midseason report makes absolutely no mention of the primary reason that the Habs are in as good a spot as they are.

    Go Habs Go!

  26. SeriousFan09 says:

    So no PK Subban for the Skills Competition, I mean hey, why would you want to invite a smooth-skating, offensively dynamic rookie to the ASG, I mean what are they trying to do there, show off? Nah, too disrespectful…

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  27. HabsFanNorway says:

    Go Habs. Let’s stop norwegian Zuccarello from having a hat-trick in game winners. He has 2 in a row now!

  28. psyko514 says:

    Surely he was referring to Ryan O’Byrne!  Or maybe Maxim Lapierre?  ;)

  29. HFX-HabFan says:

    I took a bit of a hiatus from this over the month of December what
    with travel, being a new dad, and the bustle of the holidays.  That
    said, the “debut roster” series continues tonight, looking at the
    Rangers.  Again, this roster is comprised exclusively of current NHLers
    who made their league debut in a Rangers’ uniform.  Check it out:

     

    Callahan-Savard-Kovalev

    Dubinsky-Stepan-Prucha

    Malhotra-Weight-Anisimov

    Marchant-Moore-Korpikoski

    Dawes

    Staal-Girardi

    Del Zotto-Gilroy

    Mottau-Tyutin

    Lundqvist

    LaBarbera

     

    Total
    cost: $44.94million, or $14.46million under the salary cap.  The
    Rangers have certainly produced their share of centres over the years.

  30. punkster says:

    Whoa there little guy, haven’t seen him display his skills in weeks? Did the cable company cut your service recently? PK has been playing quite well in the past few games, exhibiting more solid defence, getting that ridiculaous windup on his shot under control, using his head before taking those long, flashy, one man attacks into the O zone.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  31. CHsam says:

    GIGGITY!!!!!!

  32. Displaced says:

    Johnny Milquetoast benched Subban and watered down his playing style.  We haven’t seen the dynamic young D-man display his skills in weeks. 

     

    We may have to give Bettman’s incompetent factotums (factoti?) a pass for failing to select PK from his early season press clippings.

     

    Whose leg do I have to hump to get a martini around here?

  33. 24 Cups says:

    Something is wrong with this picture.  Wolski isn’t exactly a hot-shot, in fact he’s kind of the West’s version of AK46.

    Having said that, why would Phoenix do this deal knowing that Sather is over a barrel with Rozsival’s contract?  Not to mention that Phoenix already has three veteran Dmen.  And they traded their first round pick (Mueller) to get Wolski just last year.  Why give up the 8 years in age?  There has to be another piece to the puzzle here.

    Something tells me that Ed Jovanovski isn’t coming back to the Coyotes once his contract is up this year. 

  34. Timo says:

    The Habs chick got killer legs.

  35. thebigguy says:

    To assume that the only reasonable assumption regarding PK’s omission is a message from the league to tone it down just doesn’t even pass the most basic of logic tests. The rookies defencemen, for various reasons, all deserved to be there ahead of him. They’ve made far fewer mistakes to cost their teams the game.

     

    It’s part of growing up. You screw up, you get punished, you get angry at your parents andn years later you realize they were right all along.

  36. keepthefaith says:

    I agree that PK should be in the Rookie Skills competition. Its obvious he has superior skills to other rooks. Just saw a funny video of when Cory Clouston told Karlson that he was going to the All Star game, and he says. “how”. Haha. He is not the only one.

    Even though Auld has a good record against NY, i am always nervous of this guy. Ever since he was the goaltender for the Canucks i was nervous. Always due for one softie a game. Hopefully that will be the only one he lets in.

  37. Propwash says:

    That’s just an absolutely hilarious video.

     

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  38. sidhu says:

    Vrbata is apparently on the block in PHX, too. With Rozcival, it looks like Lepisto will be the odd man out on their blueline.

  39. sidhu says:

    That’s what I’m talking about, the skills competition — my understanding is that PK was not selected for the rookie skills competition (I’m not talking about the all-star game itself).  Boone himself says, “No P.K. at Rookie Skills contest?”

    I agree with you otherwise that PK will get his shot, in time, at the all-star game.

  40. 24 Cups says:

    Wolski will be getting tons of ice tonight and probably will play on a big line and the PP.  He’ll be lights out for a month or so before falling back down to earth. 

    Biron played last game so I expect we will get King Henrik tonight.  Puts Auld in a tight spot having to play on the road against the best goalie in the East

    Keep an eye on Avery.  He’ll be going after Subban to try and rattle the kid.

    My gut tells me we need a reverse Mike Boone jinx.

  41. thebigguy says:

    Put down the tinfoil.

    3 rookie defencemen made the team. Shattenkirk and Fowler were no brainers, both are having far superior seasons to PK. Theo nly questionable one is the goaless Ekman-Larson, who’s Phoenix’s only representative (and thus his reason for being there).

     

    It’d be fun to watch PK in the skills competitition but relax, he’ll have plenty of chances to play in them in the future.

  42. sidhu says:

    PK’s omission has to be a message from the NHL brass that they don’t care for his personality.  Ironic, though, that they love Ovechkin, but not PK. 

    I assume that in a couple years, it would be “okay” for PK to be who he is now?

  43. 24 Cups says:

     

    A bit of humour before the big game.

    Best Eminen/Rihanna/Maple Leaf parody in a long time.

    If you’re not happy with some of the All-Star/All/Rookie team selections, look no further than the NHL’s policy of having a player from each team regardless of ability or season long performance.

    They cheated this year and used the rookie format to help fill out the 30 team requirement.  That’s why you have such stupid selections from Phoenix, the Islanders and Florida.  Once Price was selected, it killed Subban’s chances.  They were the only two Habs in the running.

  44. DearyLeary says:

    Oh, I know this one, the 2003 draft pick missing from the article is Jaroslav Halak!

  45. Harani says:

    Erik Karlsson ahead of Drew Dougthy makes no sense either.

    “It must be love!”

  46. Danno says:

    Tighter than a clam with lockjaw

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  47. joewindsor habfan says:

    it’ll be an interesting game to watch this evening. rangers young guns up against the habs young guns. lots of mistakes and bravado on display. hopefully, the Canadiens vets can keep their rookies in check. it will be fun to watch

  48. Keith says:

    Is anyone having any problems with logging in? I’ve had to do it at least 4 times already and it was even worse last saturday night.

  49. JIMVINNY says:

    Rags faceoff man complains about Pleks feet, so Pleks beats him on the draw anyways.

  50. SLYDER says:

    I HATE the Gill-PK combo

     

    and I do not understand it whatsoever

  51. heartandgoal says:

    The whole kit, really…  The shorts and socks are great too.

  52. topher5468 says:

    Mr Boone, I believe it was Gilroy with that great pass to Dubinsky

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  53. Keith says:

    The cameras are a mile away in this dumpy old building.

  54. andrewberkshire says:

    On a regular basis, sure, but with the calls that have been let go so far, it wasn’t.

  55. shuttle-lemaire-lafleur says:

    Eller is benched already

  56. EricInStL says:

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    It’s easy when you’re on Mount Pious.

  57. andrewberkshire says:

    I agree, the navy retro look is excellent.

  58. EricInStL says:

    Naw, it’s great last one of the great buildings.

    Better beer than the Bell Center

    It’s easy when you’re on Mount Pious.

  59. JasonM says:

    Anyone find the feed boring? The camera is too far and the crowd is either muted or all dead. I hear a little bit of a boo when Gomez has the puck though.

  60. shuttle-lemaire-lafleur says:

    Boston 2 Ottawa 0

  61. JIMVINNY says:

    How is that not a penalty?  I thought playing anything but the puck on a disputed icing was automatically a penalty.

  62. andrewberkshire says:

    Isn’t the NHL trying to cut down on exactly what Dubinsky just did to Weber? No attempt to play the puck on that icing, just went straight for a hit from behind.

  63. kurth says:

    So far, no other issues have been reported.  I will be contacting you privately for additional information regarding your login issue.

  64. 24 Cups says:

    It’s simple – no touch icing.  It could start tomorrow.

  65. JasonM says:

    Gill too slow, Subban too timid and Auld far too back in his net. Lovely.

  66. habguy says:

    game over.

    habs record when they don’t score the 1st goal- `1-15-1

  67. Propwash says:

    Gill ain’t exactly a speed demon.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  68. JIMVINNY says:

    Wiz and Avery starting already.  And a huge grin on Wiz’ face.

  69. CHsam says:

    I think we’re going to see a lot of incursions on our left side

  70. joeybarrie says:

    Wrong. I think they won the last 2 when they didnt score first….

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  71. JVF says:

    One could say Gill is a pylon. One could also say it was one heck of a pass and a beautiful goal.

  72. zak says:

    Gomez? Dubinski .

  73. andrewberkshire says:

    Does Pierre McGuire EVER shut up?

  74. andrewberkshire says:

    Eller gets a penalty for reaching for the puck….

  75. shuttle-lemaire-lafleur says:

    Eller…oh boy !!

  76. JIMVINNY says:

    Shocking.  The first penalty goes against us, after the rangers commit multiple offences that could have been penalized.

  77. topher5468 says:

    Bad O zone penalty by Eller, not good for the youngster, 

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  78. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Tough game for Eller so far. He’ll play better as the game goes on though.

    Now that’s if Martin doesn’t shorten his bench.

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    Check out my new ‘Top 10 Saves of the Year’ video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9jWCbVdpow

  79. topher5468 says:

    Its a fair call Andrew, IMO

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  80. heartandgoal says:

    I really like those NY jerseys. It’s the best of theirs I think I’ve seen.

  81. VancouverHab says:

    Uhhm..us being up 2-1 is a really poor time to make this comment…

  82. CBrady12 says:

    i love how you make your statements with such emphasis…like you really think you know the game…fact of the matter is if you knew anything about the game you’d be in it…

  83. JIMVINNY says:

    The penalty was totally justified.  And Eller just hasn’t been great when he is on the ice.  A 2-1 game late in the third isn’t a good time to give a young guy chances.

  84. Born in a Bad Year says:

    Another round of brilliant coaching and lesson learning for the kids.

    We are going to move you from benched center to first line wing, and if you don’t produce like a champion and play to perfection in the first five shifts,  its benchville for you.  The penalty was weak call, you try to skate around someone and he falls to the ice.   It does not matter that there was no resulting goal, there just are no second chances fron this coaching staff.  Eller made a great backcheck to interrupt a drop pass in the second period, something that no one on this team could do on Saturday.

    It reminds me of game three against Philly.  O’Byrne comes in after two weeks off, when the team has played like crap for two games.  He has a couple of bad shifts, and gets benched for the rest of the game.

    This coach has to go.  Its the same coaching mentality repeating ad nauseum, which is resulting in us blowing up our prospects and trading them somewhere else to succeed.  How many more players are we going to chew through here only to see them instantly become first liners or top paring defensemen.

    Next time I pick a current Hab favourite, it is going to be someone old.  Have a great time out west Eller.

  85. diehardhab says:

    Last year no one thought we were good and we made it to the ECF. You never know…

    The torch be yours to hold it high!

  86. mbplekfan says:

    The Rangers are a better team than we give them credit for. They are getting younger and giving those young players ice time and opportunities to get better. They will be better next year.

    We need to match their plan and stop thinking we are going to win anything this year and start building next years team.

  87. andrewberkshire says:

    Spacek has been brilliant this game.

  88. shuttle-lemaire-lafleur says:

    No penalties …please….

  89. Bugs says:

    Gee, wonder why Pleky didn’t pass it on the 2 on 1 that time…

  90. punkster says:

    I get the impression sometimes that Spacek and Hamrlik draw straws to see who’ll turn in a good game on any given night. I like them both even though they sometimes make me shudder.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  91. andrewberkshire says:

    Great save by Auld. I know everyone inexplicably loves to hate the guy, but he’s had a brilliant season in his few starts.

  92. avatar_58 says:

    SPACEK JESUS. Hero one minute, goat the next. Don’t pass back if there’s no one around

  93. olematelot says:

    Big stop by Auld

  94. topher5468 says:

    Awful reverse Spatcho

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  95. JasonM says:

    damn you andrew!

  96. PeterD says:

    Loving Auld and Pouliot tonight

  97. punkster says:

    There, I just shuddered.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  98. andrewberkshire says:

    They’ve both had some horrendous games for us, but damn when they’re on…

  99. topher5468 says:

    Ranger Announcers complaining about PK slew foot on Dubinsky, looked like one to me too

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  100. CHsam says:

    ANybody got a good link working ? My ATDHE links are crapping up on me

  101. olematelot says:

    Rangers want the puck more

  102. SeriousFan09 says:

    I know, for a backup he’s had an excellent record, especially in light of a lack of goals support.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  103. Trenton_Romulox says:

    Who else dislikes the Canadiens “shutdown mode”? 

  104. coachdoug says:

    MSG Ranger homers whining about non-calls…Chris F. Lee in our back pocket baby…

    Are bed bugs a problem in New York?  Wishing my RDS feed was good tonight…

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  105. zak says:

    It’s big, it’s bald, It’s Alex Auld

  106. JasonM says:

    Seriously, Kostitsyn… you’re NHL’s rain man.

  107. andrewberkshire says:

    I’d feel bad for them if Dubinsky hadn’t laid no less than 5 hits from behind tonight, each one unnecessary.

  108. punkster says:

    Good shift by AK even though it ends in a weak pass. I rag on him but the kid does have talent when he turns it on.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  109. punkster says:

    Everything he did there was great until that last pass. But he was being mugged and had nobody open.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  110. shuttle-lemaire-lafleur says:

    C’mom lads ….hang in there !!!

  111. habsfaninboston says:

    Definitely a penalty.

  112. coachdoug says:

    Trenton…Where in Maine are you? I’m from Lewiston originally…big Mainiacs fan…

    Just saw the Black bears play down in Florida at a tourney we were at…

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  113. VancouverHab says:

    Yeah, that’s bad — even money has it on Coach’s Corner this Saturday….

  114. badbalance says:

    http://www.firstrow.net for all sports streams…

  115. topher5468 says:

    all this because of Benny, wow has he been good

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  116. coachdoug says:

    Tab#rnac that was close!….

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  117. captaink4life says:

    Gomer’s had a little playoff jump in his step all night against his former team. Nice to see.

     

    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  118. JasonM says:

    I get shivers up my spine every time Hamrlik tries to use the boards to clear…. is this what dread feels like?

  119. habsfaninboston says:

    Auld should thank his posts.

  120. Trenton_Romulox says:

    Lewiston, eh? Right on. I’m from Bangor, but I live in Montreal now (freshman at McGill). It’s a shame the Black Bears couldn’t have taken two Ws out of the tourney in Florida, but I’m sure it was still fun, right? 

  121. olematelot says:

    Spach saved one

  122. JasonM says:

    Shades of Roy

  123. kempie says:

    Spatch was good in net tonight.

  124. olematelot says:

    not even a shot on goal

  125. coachdoug says:

    I actually talked with Whitehead before a practice and Mark Anthoine my homeboy from Lewiston…

    McGill is an excellent school…plus you are in Montreal which is awesome…did not make the pilgrimage to the Bell Center this year because I have been too busy coaching my son’s hockey team…we travel all over being a southern team…

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  126. topher5468 says:

    Yes Andrew, he is a bit chippy, I think he embelished a bit too though

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  127. likehoy says:

    everytime I think about the ECF I think about how close we were to the finals (only 3 wins away…7 from the cup)

    it’s frustrating to think back to that ECF loss…I’m not proud of it, I’m disappointed and not satisfied.

    - Gomez is holding down the suck button

  128. avatar_58 says:

    Probably because all of the sudden they stopped playing. Bad passing, terrible shots, no “oompf”. It marred an otherwise amazing playoff run. I mean a 7 game hard fought series? Sure! However they basically bent over and took it save for one game.

  129. twilighthours says:

    Disagree. Habs bent over and took it for games 1,2, but games 4,5 were tight. Game 4 was turned on gorges breaking his boot guard and giroux scoring a goalscorers’ goal.

    I didn’t love the way we went out either but I don’t think we bent over in games 4 and 5. Philly was/is a good team and no shame in losing to them.

  130. OneTimer says:

    Hehe, that’s awesome. Welcome aboard Brian. :)

  131. Buster says:

    Auld……Spacho……Benny……Plecky…….Darche……….WWWWOOOOOOOOO   FREAKIN    HHHOOOOOOO!!!!

     

     

    Whooooaa baby!!! WHAT is goin’ on in Pennsylvania!!?

  132. andrewberkshire says:

    Great gut-check game by the Habs. Gotta love winning must win games.

  133. MathMan says:

    Carolina managed to blow their lead. They might still lose ground.

  134. Propwash says:

    Ill take those points.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  135. zak says:

    Workhorse of the game Darche

  136. olematelot says:

    another good win and once again for all the bashers “suck it”

  137. Bob_Sacamano says:

    @leafguy: Now the game is over…

  138. HardHabits says:

    I don’t mind cuz pouliot just score a goal
    That’s fine, I know they’re doing pretty well
    But I know sometimes it gets bright in the light
    Better get right in line with the kids, they’re alright 
    The kids are alright

  139. Danno says:

    Count Chocula was wise to play Auld – He’s a Ranger killer

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  140. coachdoug says:

    Nice win…If Ottawa did not suck we would be in better shape…probably more realistic to worry about the Canes…Goodnight boys!

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  141. coachdoug says:

    Nice win…If Ottawa did not suck we would be in better shape…probably more realistic to worry about the Canes…Goodnight boys!

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  142. RJB says:

    Don’t look now, Habs have won 4 of 5!! Back in business!

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    – Bilbo Baggins

  143. habaholic68NJ says:

    Benny, Max Pac, PK and Price are our future.  Eller also but he needs time in Hamilton to mature.

  144. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    I bet Coach Martin is a HAPPY JACK with his team’s performance tonight

  145. RS says:

    Good road game. Keep it tight. Hang in there. Hope for bounces. Jacques Martin is happy.

  146. novahab says:

    Boy when they put in a effort like that you have to proud of this team. That was a complete team win. Whats up with the refs they put thier whistles away and I have to say wow great job guys. The Ranger are a tough team they play a real grinding game. GO Habs GO what a great win. I hope they got something in the tank for the Pens and I hope Crosby is not playing.

  147. Displaced says:

    Mr. Boone may have created a new statistic, the BPM or Boone Plus Minus.  A positive comment about a specific player in his liveblog earns the player a +1 and a negative comment gets them a -1.

     

    Pouliot and Auld led everyone with +3.  Benny was our best forward and Auld player a strong game.  So no surprises there.

     

    MaxPac, Darche, Moen, Spatch and Gionta each had +2 ratings.

     

    Halpern got a late nod.  He was the only +1 player tonight.

     

    Gomez was the only neutral BPM player with offsetting one plus with one minus.

     

    AK, Pleks and the Wiz had -1 scores.  AK was invisible early and played a erratic game late.  I thought Pleks was better than his minus one indicates and the Wiz was quiet.

     

    PK was a -2;  Weber a -3; and Eller a -4.  Not a good showing from the rookies this evening. 

     

    Harmlik, Gill, Pyatt and DD had no positive or negative comments.  A good defensive D man is like a good offensive lineman in football, you never hear about them when they are playing well.  Pyatt hardly player.  I thought DD did enough to make the score sheet.  But that’s why they play the game.

    Who’s leg do I have to hump to get a martini around here?

  148. joeybarrie says:

    4 of 5 AND the last 3 we won coming from behind.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  149. topher5468 says:

    Ranger telecast never showed JM tonight, did he complete his grocery list , 

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  150. punkster says:

    Whew. Good game by Auld, Darche and the D. I spent much of the game trying to watch PK. In my view he is playing better overall since his games in the pressbox. He’s a rookie and I expected to see him make rookie mistakes. He did a few times; overcommiting on some plays, taking that big windup when he broke his stick near the end, caught out of position behind the net a few times, but each time he pretty well scrambled and made up for the error. He’s got some good teachers in Spacek, Hamrlik and Gill. The difference so far is that when PK makes an error he has the youthful strength and quick reactions to make up for it almost immediately.

    Satisfying win with a depleted lineup.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  151. Larry says:

    A satisfying hard working win. Auld was solid. The team is pulling together with the key guys out.

  152. shuttle-lemaire-lafleur says:

    Calgary 5 Canes 5

  153. topher5468 says:

    Brian Leetch is bashing PK too, I guess he never did anything like that in his career, F,off, 

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  154. habsruleworld says:

    Let’s all that about the Good, scratch that the Awesomely brilliant Jaques Martin!

    Jaques coached marvelously again tonight,

    Brilliant, Just like he was in the playoffs last year,

  155. Propwash says:

    How dare you say such things ’round these parts? ;)

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  156. habs001 says:

    spacek was a madman today ..he looked fully pumped for this game…he was not going to lose this game even if it killed him…if pouliot plays 8/10 games like today not 2/10 he could become the scorer we need…ak46 may produce on another team but his window with us is closing fast…pk had problems with the ranger forwards in his end…few pk today and plecks had jump all night…with so many non scorers in the line up they should be doing most of the pk so plecks is rested and had jump all game…

  157. Rainrocket16 says:

    Damn them Bruins and Canes!! seriously!!

  158. HardHabits says:

    Hilarious!!!

  159. shuttle-lemaire-lafleur says:

    Canes 6 Calgary 5 SO…Damn it !!

  160. habs-hampton says:

    Sigh…

    Canes get two points.

    I hate 3 point games.

  161. punkster says:

    Hey. New guy. Good call. Can we get the BPM stats every night from here on?

    ***Subbang!!!***

  162. habsruleworld says:

    lol

    but really though credit needs to be given when due, N’est-ce-pas?

    would hope the Martin trolls would fess up,

  163. Displaced says:

    I’m sure Boone’s highly paid staff will be happy to run the numbers after the games.  Mr. Boone — can you assign an intern to the project?  I’d be happy to work with the blonde who got you coffee this afternoon…

    Who’s leg do I have to hump to get a martini around here?

  164. Propwash says:

    Will never happen lol. Most of the meatheads show up whenever the Habs lose anyway.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  165. OneTimer says:

    Big ups to Benny and Spacek tonight, I was just thinking to myself the former was having a great game when BAM he scores out of the blue beating Lundqvist on the short side. Cheers, Habs fans!

  166. JasonM says:

    No call on taking Gionta down? fucken chris lee

  167. JIMVINNY says:

    That’s total BS.  That should have gone both ways.

  168. Born in a Bad Year says:

    I started typing the comment prior to the goal.  Going up by a goal doesn’t change the fact that JM is out of his element coaching young players to succeed.

  169. CBrady12 says:

    your out of your element talking about hockey…

  170. Born in a Bad Year says:

    You’re out of your element communicating in English.  Just kidding.

    In response to your earlier comment, I had a pretty good thing going in hockey until I badly blew out a knee when I was sixteen.  Knee surgery was not as successful thirty years ago.

    My current work has me running a crew that is about the same size as a hockey team with a similar mix of ages.   I just don’t send an inexperienced guy out on a job and then blame him when he screws up.

  171. shuttle-lemaire-lafleur says:

    Subban

     

  172. andrewberkshire says:

    So Subban gets grabbed WITHOUT the puck and he gets a penalty. Chris Lee, please gut yourself.

  173. shuttle-lemaire-lafleur says:

    nulified

  174. zak says:

    You mean we’d have to give more?

  175. zozotheclown says:

    That has to count…

  176. andrewberkshire says:

    Gotta love garbage goals. If this gets called back because of Pouliot getting checked from behind I’m turning the game off.

  177. shuttle-lemaire-lafleur says:

    Goal !!!!!!!!!!…give us a break…

  178. coachdoug says:

    It’s a good goal…finally we crash the net…

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  179. zak says:

    Our two best forwards are Darche and Benny

  180. topher5468 says:

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOh, a dirty goal

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  181. habsfan_61 says:

    dirty goal but it counts 1-1 go    habs go 

  182. andrewberkshire says:

    Great play by Spacek on that goal, and an excellent shift from every Hab on the ice. Auld has been damn good this game.

  183. solomio says:

    ok I agree with youse…Eller has got to to Hamilton.He’s had a taste of the good life and is not breaking in like he should. A couple dozen  bus rides should get him motivated.

    Desharnais is not making anybody look good. I know its only been a few games but he has got to start producing points.

    Watching Weber tonight and Picard a while back neither are good enough at this point in time. Picard is a AHL journeyman and I wonder if Wewber will ever make th grade. Needs to pout on some weight as in muscle. I guess thats not a revelation eh?

    We’ve got to pull the plug on Kostitsyn. Sad to say but enuff is enuff. We need someone to give it all with scoring to boot.

    Damn just missed the Habs goal as I was about to write…I hoipe this isn’t a shut out!! YIPEE!!!

  184. RGM says:

    You aren’t kidding – they seem to be out there every other shift!

    Go Habs Go!

  185. JasonM says:

    Pouliot! Awwww

  186. topher5468 says:

    Benny flubbed it, hes still playing well though

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  187. sidhu says:

    Eller to Hamilton… AK to ?

  188. JasonM says:

    Ottawa is pathetic

  189. coachdoug says:

    Benny with Plek…looks good…Benny has a pulse so he is more qualified to play with Plek than AK46 and he is not a zombie…

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  190. andrewberkshire says:

    Yeah….. They’re not doing us any favours.

  191. Da Hema says:

    Auld is playing well. Is it just me, though, or does he not look like a picnic table on skates?

    ————————

    An important announcement from the Government of Canada:

    Health Canada is reminding Canadians that consumption of the Toronto Maple Leafs has led to vomiting, fever, bloody diarrhea, dementia, and penile dysfunction.

  192. Habnofear says:

    So who do we send AK too…The Sens or Calgary?

  193. king ddd says:

    I DUNNO about you, but bennys got tremendous skills, all he needs is a bit of confidence.   i hope we resign him next year hes only 24 we should be patient. if we do decide to let him go, i think he should goo to pitts he can be the winger that crosby needs

  194. JasonM says:

    Calgary, with the rest of the trash.

  195. habsruleworld says:

    AK, Webber, Eller and Pyatt to Calgary

     

    for Iginla and Regheer

  196. topher5468 says:

    When I watched him on LI back in October, he looked like a monster in net, he’s a big dude, His wife is a hottie too, just figured i’d throw that in there

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  197. Led says:

    Thank God! C’mon boys how about a regulation win. Y’know Darche may not be the most talented guy but at least things happen when he’s out there. Still love that guy.

  198. habs001 says:

    best passing sequence of the year prior to the goal..sadly most of our forwards are non finishers..they lack the natural goal scoring ability that cannot be learned…they lack pure natural offensive vision…for most players the effort is there but our forwards are really a lottery team in scoring talent…without the goaltending,d play and pk we would be in leaf country

  199. olematelot says:

    in your dreams

  200. habsruleworld says:

    ok than thow in a pick

  201. king ddd says:

    if pG decides to trade ak  i hope he trades him to the west for a big forward. imo i hope we can land clowe, backes or wayne simmonds. if we trade him within confrence knowing  habs recent trades, we trade him suddely he starts scoring he becomes the player we wanted in him and the rest you know

  202. Da Hema says:

    I thought the NHL’s garbage dump was New York (Islanders)? Perhaps Florida too….

    ————————

    An important announcement from the Government of Canada:

    Health Canada is reminding Canadians that consumption of the Toronto Maple Leafs has led to vomiting, fever, bloody diarrhea, dementia, and penile dysfunction.

  203. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    He has 23 goals in 70 something games with the Habs. 

    He needs to stay. We need a young forward who can score. Tired of hearing that Habs give up on young forwards (D’ags, Sergei, Guillaume, Grabovski) too easily. We need to keep this kid.

    It’s getting embarrassing actually. Or maybe it’s just me because most of my friends are Leaf fans?

    ———————

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9jWCbVdpow

  204. avatar_58 says:

    As with bottom 6 guys in the past – why can’t we transplant his heart into the slumping top 6? Imagine if AK gave it as much as Darche?

  205. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Best we can get outta that deal is Staios, Hagman and Stajan.

  206. Led says:

    Yep. His skill set blows my mind. I’d keep him and do everything possible to boost his confidence and keep him happy.

  207. CHsam says:

    AK really ought to go as a zombie next halloween. Very convincing.

  208. Displaced says:

    Like Bill Torrey said when he drafted Mike Bossy, I can teach players how to backcheck and I can’t teach them how to score.

    Whose leg do I have to hump to get a martini around here?

  209. coachdoug says:

    The secret to trading AK46 will be finding a team with no scouts that does not have access to the internet…

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  210. Da Hema says:

    Is Pouliot’s problem confidence or desire? I’m inclined to the latter….

    ————————

    An important announcement from the Government of Canada:

    Health Canada is reminding Canadians that consumption of the Toronto Maple Leafs has led to vomiting, fever, bloody diarrhea, dementia, and penile dysfunction.

  211. habsruleworld says:

    Man alive is Max Pac ever hammering other players down low,

    this guy is a real punisher, what a tough hitter!,

    where did this new found strenght come from? lovin it!

  212. topher5468 says:

    or Moen

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  213. king ddd says:

    totaly agreed, i think JM has to put his bloody ego aside and be patient with this guy, if you ask me  if i had to choose between benny and larry i choose benny

  214. Hockey Socks says:

    If you want Iginla, you’re looking at P.K. Subban, AK46, and a 1st round pick.

  215. Led says:

    That would be a 100 pt player and a yearly all-star.

  216. habsruleworld says:

    does not matter dude, he just doesn’t do it for Mtl.

    perhaps he will find his gonads some day elsewhere, oh well,

    he suks in Mtl.

  217. zak says:

    You’re loking at about 12 mil in salary. I live in Cowtown and they’re not trading Iggy

  218. Lafrich says:

    I think you should be embarassed that your friends are leaf fans…

  219. Mark C says:

    You let Leafs make you feel embarrassed over that?

  220. topher5468 says:

    His parents are there

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  221. punkster says:

    like

    ***Subbang!!!***

  222. Mike Boone says:

    None of those guys would come even-up for AK46

  223. Propwash says:

    It’s “Who’s leg do I have to hump to get a dry martini around here.” :)

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  224. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    I live in the GTA; not my fault lol

  225. Displaced says:

    By Gorges, I think you’re right.

    Whose leg do I have to hump to get a martini around here?

  226. JIMVINNY says:

    That’s about 5 missed calls against the rangers.  But they finally get one right.

  227. topher5468 says:

    C’mon Hamr wake up, you too AK46

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  228. zak says:

    They gotta send Eller to the ‘Dogs to get ice time and bring up White or Max

  229. Habhopeful says:

    2 games before this game, whats your point, he does everything he can to help this team without scoring some games

     

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  230. JasonM says:

    Something tells me the Reffing will be ass tonight.

  231. topher5468 says:

    It ass every night

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  232. TomNickle says:

    Memo to every player in the NHL not playing for the Habs:  Do whatever the hell you want to PK Subban, you won’t find an official who’ll penalize you for it.

  233. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    What a boring game.

  234. HNS says:

    Is it too early to schedule the bag skate?

  235. HFX-HabFan says:

    A few random thoughts:

    -the ice at MSG is terrible (as always).

    -our rookies are, sadly, playing like rookies tonight.

    -Avery is a complete embarassment to hockey.

  236. andrewberkshire says:

    Neither team looks very good. The Rangers basically had one stretch of 2 minutes where they outplayed the Habs, and now the Canadiens are just passing into everyone’s skates. This game can easily turn around.

  237. topher5468 says:

    Moen has more speed and heart than AK46, if he only had his and shot and skill set we could dump AK and get some new practice pucks for the boys

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  238. Displaced says:

    I’m in NY.  Not a cloud in sky. 

    Whose leg do I have to hump to get a martini around here?

  239. solomio says:

    oh I don’t know. The first goal was disappointing. Yeah he made Gil look bad but I think the goalie should have come thru on that one.

    Habs are just slightly out of sync. Prolly come together in the second.

  240. zozotheclown says:

    Its going to be tough to beat Lunqvist with only perimeter chances, going to have to drive the net alot harder in the coming periods. Its too bad Cammy is missing, he usually rips apart the King’s glove hand, but without him we really have no sniper in the lineup tonight, not good when facing a goalie like him.

  241. JVF says:

    Getting out of that first down only one goal isn’t bad at all. Watch us go in the 2nd!

  242. 24 Cups says:

    Gill and Subban were really bad in that period.  Weber’s not much better.

    The only way to counteract NY’s speed is by hitting them at every turn.  Alas, there’s no sign of that happening tonight.

    If this keeps up, the Habs might want to concede the game early and try and catch a flight out before the storm hits.

  243. RGM says:

    Was talking to Mrs. RGM earlier today about this one. We both predicted a snoozefest. Yup.

    Go Habs Go!

  244. larisalapointe says:

    It’s time to retire Guy Lapointe’s jersey.

  245. habsruleworld says:

    need to put desharnais in Cammi’s spot,

    eller not cutting the mustard.

    Desharnais seems to produce no matter whop he plays with,

    something tells me, Pleks and Desharnais can make magic

  246. Led says:

    I loved how McGuire was impressed with the turn-out at MSG in spite of the weather. Really impressive considering the millions of people within walking distance of the building.

  247. zak says:

    Hockey players say obviously more than anyone else in the sports world

  248. JVF says:

    This one’s going to be tough. John Tortorella has put a firecracker up the Rangers’ collective behind. They’re exploding all over the place and we’re just watching.

  249. JVF says:

    Yup. That could be worth a try…

  250. VancouverHab says:

    Dear Mr. Boone: would you consider the idea of putting the between-period headline as “0-1″ (e.g.) if we are behind, and “1-0″ if ahead? Really helpful for those times when I have to sneak a look on my smartphone….

  251. HNS says:

    and there is no snow yet. Pierre is a boob.

  252. heartandgoal says:

    Boyle made a great play to draw that penalty, but I’ll take that Subban stiff arm all day long.  He made Boyle look silly.

  253. HFX-HabFan says:

    A tad ironic when there were quite a few empty purple seats in the lower bowl for most of the first period.  I swear McGuire just says stuff whether or not it happens to be true, just because he likes the sound of his own voice.

  254. sidhu says:

    PK should have helped Gill on the first goal, I am not sure why he didn’t skate over to take the angle away from Dubie

  255. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    This is pathetic. This team never seems to score a goal until half of the game is over. Too risky.

    Cmon Habs, prove me wrong and score a couple early in the 2nd.

  256. sidhu says:

    Ice seems really, really bad at MSG

  257. topher5468 says:

    Webber out worked

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  258. JIMVINNY says:

    with the way Weber’s playing, Picard almost seems like the better option.  At least Picard can win a physical battle once in a while.

  259. sidhu says:

    Nice play 67!

  260. Hockey Socks says:

    Pacioretty going to the net hard and earning that penalty.

  261. EricInStL says:

    My friend called to say his newborn was having problems falling asleep, told him to use RDS, called back his baby is fast asleep. Told me he’s DVRing the game for future use.

    It’s easy when you’re on Mount Pious.

  262. Led says:

    Kinda like questioning starting Auld AFTER we’re down 1-0. Sure Carey gives us a better chance to win, but we’ve played our back-up 6 times all season and we’re facing a back-to-back.

  263. heartandgoal says:

    I thought that call against Girardi was BS.  Maybe the Habs knew it too and chose to not score.

  264. Propwash says:

    Didn’t the Habs light up Lundqvist for something like 6 goals last year?

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  265. avatar_58 says:

    I don’t think Lundqvist is the goalie who should be worried tonight. The habs also have severe problems lighting up even backup goalies this year. No scoring + star goalie + no price…….

    I only hope he chokes as badly as Thomas did. Also I’m looking forward to Wiz vs Avery

  266. shuttle-lemaire-lafleur says:

    Gotta love it ….!!!

  267. Trenton_Romulox says:

    Yes! Woo, that was a stressful final ten minutes. 

  268. JasonM says:

    2 points well fought

  269. Danno says:

    NEVER IN DOUBT!

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  270. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Thank God we won – but maaan, our offense needs to be consistent throughout the entire game, not just the second half.

  271. habsfaninboston says:

    Whew, that was close. 

    Just wondering, when was the last time we got an empty netter?

  272. sidhu says:

    Great games by Benny and Auld. 

  273. avatar_58 says:

    Other than that ONE error, Spacek solid as a rock. Darche full of energy, and Auld with some good saves (this is also how the defence should play – don’t give that rebound)

  274. Rudy says:

    Auld was SOLID!!

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  275. Harani says:

    For those wondering. 

    Lundqvist against Habs last year:

    • 1-2-1
    • 0.853 SV%
    • 3.25 GAA
    • Pulled once

     

  276. VancouverHab says:

    Think Pleks could have been more helpful in the shutdown role…

  277. Rugger says:

    Too much negative waves around here lately, where did Sgt. Oddball go?

  278. Displaced says:

    Luck = Confidence.  Whatever else JM might be, he’s a downer.  We should call him Buzz Killington.

    We played with attitude at the beginning of the year and won.  Subban mouthed off.  Price was ice. We started losing when we lost the swagger. 

    I think the confidence is back and we can start winning – despite JM.  Subban said in a recent interview something like, “we need to play our game”.  I heard that as a subtle middle finger to the coaching staff.  He’s been better since.  Carey post-game pose, Patches shoving Chara… all good things.   Let the winning resume.

    Whose leg do I have to hump to get a martini around here?

  279. Wayne says:

    You could have said maybe,.. Tobermorey? It’s a pretty nice place to take a trip.

     

    Well, IMHO (H as in humble), the Habs are playing awful of late and even though we pulled the last 2 out of the fire, they have to start finding their lost MoJo soon ’cause baby, their luck is running out. Simply put, they are NOT doing the simple things, doing them right and they’re being out worked and forced off the puck. JM needs to address this and other things post haste!

  280. Morenz7 says:

    Tighter than …

    a North Korean border crossing.

    (You’re welcome!)

  281. JIMVINNY says:

    As happy as I am to get the PP, that was a terrible call.  All Girardi did was push him.

  282. coachdoug says:

    Chris F. Lee throwing us a bone…

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  283. JasonM says:

    Our centers can’t seem to pass to the point.

  284. shuttle-lemaire-lafleur says:

    This is very hard to watch….

  285. CBrady12 says:

    then stop watching….but whatever you do…please keep complaining…

  286. JasonM says:

    Another game where we go halfway into the game without a goal. Seriously, our forwards aren’t producing at ALL.

  287. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Exactly what I mentioned earlier.

    The forwards only have fire under their as*es when they’re down with few minutes left.

    It’s been a WHILE, and this team still can’t manage to score in the 1st half.

  288. topher5468 says:

    Nice backcheck by ELLER, THATS A GOOD SIGN

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  289. andrewberkshire says:

    Sure wish the Senators weren’t so pathetic.

  290. zak says:

    JM keeps on breaking up our good lines

  291. shuttle-lemaire-lafleur says:

    Good lines ?

  292. shuttle-lemaire-lafleur says:

    This is pro hockey.?……omg somebody shoot me!!

  293. CBrady12 says:

    whats with all the middle aged men on this site complaining and whining like my 12 year old sister when she finds out justin bieber is sold out

  294. christophor says:

    darche pulls a darche

  295. JIMVINNY says:

    And Darche blows the chance of his life.  Ain’t gonna get any easier than that, Mathieu old boy.

  296. JasonM says:

    You know what would be awesome… if all our scoring opportunities would stop ending up on Darche’s stick.

  297. habsruleworld says:

    Webber really, like really weak on the plays down low, he places habs in trouble constantly, and wins zero puck battles.

    Andre k? Is this guy even on the ice? does nothing, you don’t hear his name, no heart, Get Rid of Em.

    Come on habs with heart, pull out another W

  298. andrewberkshire says:

    Spacek just saved Plekanec’s ass, what a stupid play that was.

  299. CBrady12 says:

    weber is not a nhl defensement…never has been never will be…I was laughing when people were pumping his tires after he played one good game against the worst team in the league (NJ)

  300. coachdoug says:

    First Hab that crashes the net will score…King Henry ain’t giving away any perimeter shots

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  301. habsfaninboston says:

    Auld saves the bacon.

  302. JasonM says:

    kostitsyn perd la rondelle

     

    heard his names a few times

  303. JIMVINNY says:

    That looked like boarding to me….

  304. zak says:

    personally I’m convinced that JM is the problem with this team

  305. topher5468 says:

    This sounds weird but, Nice shot Gomer

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  306. andrewberkshire says:

    Tough for Kostitsyn to make an impact when he gets less ice time than Darche or Desharnais, and zero PP time.

  307. JVF says:

    Pffft! Pleks is all out of sorts.

  308. JVF says:

    Auld is solid, so is our defense for the most part.

    Our Offence, on the other hand…

  309. coachdoug says:

    Who is this Kostitsyn guy people are posting about? 

    Apparently he is on the roster but I just don’t see him…are the Habs paying him money to disappear on the ice?  If so he is so good at it give him a raise…

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  310. andrewberkshire says:

    If by problem, you mean lack of offense, then he definitely is. We have more talent in our lineup even with Markov and Cammalleri out than the Rangers do, and by a good margin. Martin’s system has every player working so hard to get back all the time that they’re already tired when they get the puck out and have offensive chances, thus all the whiffed chances.

  311. zak says:

    AK is playing like SK when he was he was here. Maybe we could trade him to Nashville

  312. JIMVINNY says:

    THey are killing us on the cycle.  Weber and Spatch have no answer.

     

  313. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    This team lacks a top-2 dman and a top 3 forward. This is just the main needs – don’t even get me started on depth.

    Injuries is not the problem – every team in the league goes through it and good teams still manage to play well.

  314. topher5468 says:

    3 nights of Bull riding at MSG, thats why the Ice sucks

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  315. sidhu says:

    Perfect play by Wiz on the 2 on 1.

    Unfortunately that’s one of the few highlights for us tonight.

    We have no life whatsoever.

  316. JIMVINNY says:

    Boyle just tried to break his stick over his knee, and failed miserably.  What a douche.

  317. coachdoug says:

    I know JM likes to sit on one goal leads…but someone tell him this is the Ranger’s lead

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  318. sidhu says:

    Who is responsible for the offense, Muller or Pearn?

  319. hockeydoc says:

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  320. Fire_Laraque says:

    AHL team against NHL team = THIS freak show!

  321. JVF says:

    We’re so totally inept, it’s painful to watch.

    I’m almost to the point where I’d rather we lose with panache & youth…  if only we had any.

  322. zak says:

    This team is totally confused becaused JM is totally confused.

  323. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Ugh, Bruins and Canes both with big leads in their games tonight……..a must-win for sure

  324. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Pearn is responsible for defense I believe…

  325. HardHabits says:

    He knew. They protected the 1 goal deficit well enough to get the equalizer. Now, protect the tie.

  326. Ian Cobb says:

    And it was never in doubt,!

    Keeping the opposition to two goals or less will go a long way into the play offs.

    Pouliot finally playing with some confidence.

    As long as everyone is on the same J.Martin page, we won’t miss our three best players that are out injured.

    If we can only win tomorrow. In 5 years, Andree and I have been to about 12 Mtl. games all over the league, and have yet to see a win.

    Tomorrow night, for luck, I am even going to change my underwear this month.

  327. SPATS says:

    Coulda been 13 were it not for your rolling stones… Flyers 5 – Habs 3

    OOH AAH – HABS ON THE WARPATH!

  328. HardHabits says:

    I am going to attempt a reverse TripleX and followed by a double Manapart. Hope I don’t belly flop.

    Let’s see:

    I called for Wiz to be acquired, they acquire Wiz

    I said they needed to play Auld more, he get’s a start

    I suggested splitting up the old Czechs as Wiz and Picard (or Weber) is a recipe for disaster, tonight had Spacek with Weber and Hamrlik with Wiz

    Now I also called for Plex and Cammy to be split up, can’t say that was intentional as he’s out with a tummy-ache, but given the way Pouliot played with Plex tonight watch for some more line juggline when Cammy returns.

  329. christophor says:

    I said you can be a bit douchey when you say stuff like this, you say this and are a bit douchey.

  330. Ian Cobb says:

    David, going to Hurley’s Saturday night to watch the game??

  331. Black Snake Moen says:

    boones so right.

    carolina just keeps winning these huge games, and boston too!?

    we’re winning games, but man, keeping pace is gonna be tough in this next stretch, and for the remaining games for that matter.

    Pouls deserves a shot with Cammy and maybe Pleks when Cammy gets back, to maybe kinda spark plug Cammy again too.  Pouls has just been wicked latelty.  That being said, most of his success comes with being paired with a grinder like Darche, so we’ll see.  Looks like AK could maybe see another game with this look he had on the thrid line with a guy like Moen, 2 big bodies asked to play physical (when AK wants to, REALLY wants to, he can throw his weight).  He did pretty well in that role tonight I thought.

    weird stat of the game;

    Pyatt TOI: 5 mins

    (weird that Martin’s fave youngster, and PK specialist, didn’t see the ice anywhere in the 2nd or 3rd)

    Pacioretty TOI: 21 +min

    (he’s been money since his call up, but still, for Martin to give a kid THAT much time out there…wow, he must be impressing…far cry from last year)

  332. RGM says:

    All right, they seemed to have found the on switch.

    Go Habs Go!

  333. sidhu says:

    Now that was a shift… two great shifts in a row.

    Amazing.

  334. JIMVINNY says:

    Not sure how this is going to count, but I can hope….

     

  335. Displaced says:

    We need another defenseman and Florida will be hard pressed to make the playoffs.  Any thoughts on picking up Dennis Wideman.  27, decent size, offensive capabilities, very good playoff numbers (when he makes the post season), reasonable cap hit.  Signed for one season after this with a $3.9m cap hit and $4.5m real salary.  We need some bodies under contract to play D next season.

    Maybe for a second rounder in 2012 and a guy like White or Schultz?

    Who’s leg do I have to hump to get a martini around here?

  336. oshawahabsfan says:

    Not a bad defenceman but I think we would be better off not overpaying anymore players. Let’s give our own players some time, they’re getting the job done. We need a scoring forward more than another defenceman in my eyes. Team defence is this teams strong point, putting the puck in the net isn’t

  337. oshawahabsfan says:

    Great avatar by the way, Brian’s a beauty

  338. Ian Cobb says:

    Is it David or Brian.?

  339. SPATS says:

    …and spill a little in the glass…giggidy

    OOH AAH – HABS ON THE WARPATH!

  340. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    FINALLY.

    A nice greasy goal.

  341. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Woo!

    One of the dirtiest goals of the year, but the red light is all that matters

  342. RGM says:

    Bowling shoe ugly, but not as bad as that one that Eric Staal scored against Kipper earlier tonight.

    Go Habs Go!

  343. habsfaninboston says:

    Looks good to me.

  344. sidhu says:

    Benny went to the net?  I am at a loss for words

  345. Hockey Socks says:

    Wow, what a sequence. Weber looked good there.

  346. oshawahabsfan says:

    Really Montreal is first in the division, wins matter, not loser points. On to Wednesday, beating Pittsburgh on Wednesday Night Hockey, sounds good to me!

  347. HardHabits says:

    Whatever. I am having fun with it. Big deal. I also wanted Pax to come up later not sooner and thought that Subban should’ve started the season in Hamilton.

    It’s a forum to exchange ideas. The fact is I stated those things and they happened. You’re the one being douchey here, douchey.

    BTW. I’d like to recant on splitting Cammy and Plex and would rather see Pouliot with them and AK demoted.

  348. Ian Cobb says:

    Ya, but we have to walk the 401 from Belleville.!

  349. Keith says:

    Now I’m logged in. What is up with this site? Great comeback win again. A very important 2 points considering everyone else seems to be winning tonight. Pouliot played one of his best games tonight, but the guy I’m really impressed with since he arrived here is James Wisniewski. Another point tonight on the winning goal and 7 points in 6 games, plus from the interview I watched on TSN, a guy who will go through a wall for his teammates. Great pickup PG!

  350. Ian Cobb says:

    Keith , how is all the precipitation in Fredericton now!

    Problems, the last couple of weeks with the server, so they say. But i have been OK now, for a while.

  351. sidhu says:

    AK46 for David Clarkson and a prospect

  352. king ddd says:

    wow is this HIO or HF BOARDS with all the trade proposals. lol

  353. sidhu says:

    Send down Eller, bring up White

     

  354. punkster says:

    White? You’re kidding right? White?

    ***Subbang!!!***

  355. Wayne says:

    Nicely put Brian… and I believe it’s Boone’s leg but, check with him first.

  356. Displaced says:

    It’s his show.  I’ll check with him.

    Whose leg do I have to hump to get a martini around here?

  357. Will Longlade says:

    Eller is not having his best game. Watching the games instead of playing has made him rusty and he’s less confident. I don’t know why some posters are saying that he should be sent down to Hamilton. Who do they replace him with, the water boy? DD isn’t exactly burning things up. Let him play and he’ll learn what he needs to do.

  358. SUMO says:

    PK Subban said after his stint in the press box that when he got into live action again the game seemed so much quicker. He needed a few games to adjust and now hes playing like himself again.

    I think the same thing with Eller, people forget he is a rookie. Let him learn at the NHL level. Hes proven he can play with in the NHL now he just needs to figure out his game. I’m not against him going to Hamilton as it helped out Max-Pac immenely but I totally agree people in here completely over-react whenever a player is struggling.

  359. JVF says:

    But… Dubinsky is a LH shot.

  360. andrewberkshire says:

    The Rangers hit from behind A LOT.

  361. zak says:

    Trade AK to Belarus for futures

  362. coachdoug says:

    Is Mike Milbury their General Manager?…Only way that goes down…

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  363. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    A lot of delusional trade proposals. Really over-valuing our players.

    AK is not worth a top 6 forward right now. I doubt he has a market. 

  364. andrewberkshire says:

    I’m sure AK would fetch more than you think, but the trades are still delusional.

  365. andrewberkshire says:

    WHAT A SNIPE BY POULIOT!!!!!

  366. shuttle-lemaire-lafleur says:

    amazing !!!

  367. Habhopeful says:

    Pouliot darche and ples and auld on their game tonight!

     

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  368. punkster says:

    Poo-Poo-Pouliot!!

    ***Subbang!!!***

  369. habsfaninboston says:

    Benny and the Jets!

  370. coachdoug says:

    Pouliot!!! Nice…

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  371. JIMVINNY says:

    WHAT. A. GOAL!!!!!

  372. habsfan_61 says:

    benny definately playing well tonite good goal

  373. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Beastly.

  374. king ddd says:

    sign him  pG sign him dammit

  375. joeybarrie says:

    POO POO POULIOT……….. WHATS UP BUGS???????????????????????????

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  376. Danno says:

    Oh Pooh!

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  377. shuttle-lemaire-lafleur says:

    Henry….the King….uugh !!

  378. JasonM says:

    I don’t know if that’s an amazing snipe of a bad goal.

  379. Hockey Socks says:

    Guillaume who?

  380. zozotheclown says:

    Pouliot and Darche a commanding duo tonight, working well with the always effective Plecks.

  381. topher5468 says:

    Our Poop is smelling rather good tonight, eh Mr Boone, Real nice to see

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  382. Habnofear says:

    NICE SHOOTING there Benny!

  383. TorontoHabsFan says:

    Gomez has 14 pts in the last 16 games.

     

    just sayin’.

  384. Bugs says:

    Just so you all know; that should be my boy’s 2nd of the night.

    Left elbow on the 1st.

    Total gyp.

  385. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Aah, cmon guys, no “B-B-B-Benny and jets” chants?

  386. sidhu says:

    Benny is getting his chance now, and deserves it — top 6 minutes

  387. habsfaninboston says:

    OK JM, whatever you do, don’t sit on this lead!

  388. Danno says:

    That’s the way to put the biscuit in the basket Benny!

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  389. punkster says:

    Hey, where are all our little friends tonight?

    ***Subbang!!!***

  390. gumper says:

    Howie Meeker!!!!!!!

  391. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    He kills penalties, plays a strong defensive game.

    Oh and he had an assist on the goal.

    It’s AK46’s job to score.

  392. Habhopeful says:

    A sweet break though defenders and roofing it in atlanta 2 games ago…

     

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  393. JIMVINNY says:

    Avery just got away with a hold on PK.

  394. JIMVINNY says:

    Looks like it’s going to be one of those games where Lee calls nothing against the opponents.  That was easily interference against Pleks.

  395. habsfan1001 says:

    he is so brutal

  396. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    What the hell – Dubinsky just skated by everyone.

    ———————

    Check out my new ‘Top 10 Saves of the Year’ video.
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  397. GrimJim says:

    Tighter than …

    a golf ball in a garden hose.

    Pat Hickey’s wallet when the lunch bill comes (and when people start asking why I was banned, remember this…)

    a bon vivant forced to live in Trois-Rivieres

  398. ABHabsfan says:

    I heard the golf ball analogy differently…

    Tighter than a frog’s butt.

  399. JIMVINNY says:

    WTF was that, PK.  Just cause he beats your partner, doesn’t mean you can just stand there.

  400. DearyLeary says:

    I predict a big game from Primetime tonight.

  401. Danno says:

    G-Love will put on a show. Just watch and enjoy.

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  402. Trenton_Romulox says:

    Well that didn’t take long. 

  403. Keith says:

    F, I hate the Rangers. The laffs of America.

  404. Habnofear says:

    Here we go again………..

  405. Habnofear says:

     This is one hell of a 19 year rebuilding plan!

  406. punkster says:

    Please, for all that’s good and holy in this world…LET THEM PLAY. No defensive shell please.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  407. king ddd says:

    i hope jm not playing shutdown hockey

  408. JVF says:

    Wow! Pouliot threads the needle!

  409. JVF says:

    PS: Great pass by The Wiz

  410. SUMO says:

    The happier I am with the play of Benny and Max-Pac, the more of a heartbreak I hv for AK46.

  411. andrewberkshire says:

    Great defensive play by Kostitsyn, something he’s been doing all season and not getting any credit for.

  412. punkster says:

    Hmmmm…

    ***Subbang!!!***

  413. JIMVINNY says:

    Spacek just beat Gaborik in a race that started dead even.  And again, contact on an icing that should have been penalized.

  414. VancouverHab says:

    Long time since we’ve had two lines making intense plays shift after shift. This just wears ‘em down as the game progresses. (To state the obvious ’cause I’m happy)

    Gio-Gomez-MaxPac + Darche-Pleks-Pouliot

  415. punkster says:

    Refs letting everything go. Guarantee they’ll call a dumb one soon.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  416. Danno says:

    Chris Lee is a striped turd

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”


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