A first, against the last

Playing the last place team in the Eastern Conference, Canadiens lose a third straight game in regulation for the first time this season.

Vaclav Prospal’s second of the game was the winner in a third period dominated by Tampa Bay.

Canadiens were outshot 36-21 and mounted no third-period offence until the dying seconds of the game.


  1. Yeats says:

    You just have to post bail. Cash is preferred.

  2. The Teacher says:

    Boyle would be a great addition. He is one of the components we need and would allow BG to focus on our offence in the offseason.

  3. 24 Cups says:

    likehoy – on a serious note, I really worry about Gagne. He’s very young yet he’s already had a few concussions that have kept him out of the lineup. He should not be rushed back into action and have his health jeopardized. These injuries can impact on a man’s life long after he retires. Philly doesn’t have a great track record of dealing with concussed players.

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  4. jew4jah says:

    if only latendresse could skate as fast as he talks.

  5. howtathor says:

    Maybe you have to be an American citizen to bail someone out of the clink. I dunno?

  6. likehoy says:

    exactly what i was thinking..but higgins is doing alright compared to gagne so far

    higgins in his first 2 seasons had 45 goals gagne 47. But gagne had a big third season…33 goals…while higgins was on pace for that at one point but has tailed off. No worries though gagne only had 9 goals in his fourth season 😛

  7. Yeats says:

    I’m going to go “purse” my lips around an adult beverage right now!

  8. 24 Cups says:

    Hey Teach – Personally, I blame their lack of attention to detail on the education system. The school system let them down man:-)

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  9. 24 Cups says:

    likehoy – hopefully Higgins ends up having a scoring touch!

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  10. Yeats says:

    Well, when you consider how many Habs fans retire down there and turn out for their games, it’s not too far off.

  11. likehoy says:

    so i figured higgins is comparable to simon gagne. Fast two-way wingers with a scoring touch…hopefully higgins ends up being as good as gagne.

  12. Mike says:

    Yeah i read that this afternoon, i was like “bloody morons”

  13. wd40 says:

    wow, For-Fact-Sakes, can’t they get anything right!

  14. The Teacher says:

    Proof that TSN is off their rocker. Taken from a story posted at the moment.

    Tonight’s test marks the middle portion of a three-game homestand for the Canadiens, who have an impressive 17-8-4 record as the host club this season. Montreal will end the swing Wednesday night at Florida.


  15. P St. Pierre says:

    I too think they probably could choose a better time. Perhaps they do it now because the team has a feeling for which rookies are going to stay with the big club for the rest of the season.

  16. Blitzen says:

    All-Star Weekend?

  17. TommyB says:

    I think players are entitled to a little fun together, and the team dinner paid for by the rookies is just that…a little fun. These guys are adults and therefore will partake in adult beverages in adult establishments. The dinner was held on the eve of a non-game day. In fact, practice wasn`t to be held until 4pm the next day because of the dinner. Unfortunately, sometimes s&*T happens.

    I for one am glad they do this on the road. If they did this at home in Montreal, imagine how it could turn out with half the team climbing into their cars after the dinner. A taxi ride to your hotel room on the road is by far a better choice.

  18. the_larry says:

    “Bob Hartley said his Colorado and Atlanta teams had never won a game after their rookie dinners: a perfect 0-9 record”

    Makes you wonder why they have these dinners in the middle of February, during the middle of a playoff push. Im sure theres better times of the year to hold such events.

  19. RS says:

    We really, really need Hammer back in the line-up. Please get well soon. I’m not bashing Breezer here. After Markov and Komi, none of our D is good enough to be a fourth D, let alone play 3rd D minutes.

  20. Les-Habitants says:

    Big game…we can’t afford to lose 3 in a row.

    Looks like Gainey agrees with most people about us not being touch enough along the blue-line, so O’B get a out-of-jail free card…sorry, couldn’t help the monopoly reference

    That said, can’t wait till Hammer is back in the lineup.

  21. 24 Cups says:

    Well if Hartley is right then we should schedule next year’s rookie dinner just before a game with Detroit.

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  22. Proudones says:

    Such an idiotic comment.

  23. RH says:

    Oops! That went in the wrong spot.

  24. RH says:

    February is doom and gloom month in Montreal…

    Especially after city taxes are issued!

  25. havok says:

    “On his mid-morning show aimed at Team 990 listeners who aren’t remotely intelligent enough to understand Mitch Melnick”

    Ouch Mr Boone…Very Ouch.. LOL

    Tonight is a character game, thats for sure

  26. tony d says:

    yeah he’s polishing his golf clubs as we speak….that’s if he can swing them come spring
    glad he exited stage right
    his shoulder couldn’t hold his fat head anymore

  27. Steiner says:

    And how about that. Mr. Sheldon Souray out for the season…
    In Bob we trust….

  28. The Teacher says:

    Hardy har har 😛 Talk to Yeats, OB went to Cornell.

  29. likehoy says:

    yea it’s unfortunate…didn’t he try to come back and they told him to take more time off just recently?

    but with how philly’s doing…gagne can take more time…there’s no immediate rush.

  30. HabsFanInUSA says:

    Hopefully Higgins doesn’t have Gagne’s tendency toward concussions 😉

  31. MikeMcLaren says:

    SIGN Higgins to a long term deal. Now. He CAN and WILL be a finisher!


  32. PattyBoy31 says:

    I hope higgins doesnt get traded 🙁

  33. frank81 says:

    Higgins just scored.

    Boone, I think we’d all like it if you had bad feelings about every game after the Boston game and now this quick start.

  34. the_vipah says:

    Hands of stone Higgins.

  35. jew4jah says:

    there’s a positive feeling for you, boone!

  36. Yeats says:

    Wooooooowwww! Weeeeeee!

  37. the_larry says:

    Better start tonight than against Ottawa

  38. The Teacher says:

    Alright Higgins! That’s a way to be a leader and get our team going!

    hope everyone saw the play Saku made there 😉

  39. Chorske says:

    Chantal IS cute. H. O. T. Plus, she looks like the kind of cute who occasionally enjoys chicken wings.

  40. Barts says:

    RDS or TSN, let’s see… Oh man, Healey as color commentator, and he’s already got verbal diarrhea…

  41. the_larry says:

    As in, Brisbois creates tons of offense for the other team? haha

  42. MikeMcLaren says:

    Why would we need Boyle? I mean we already have Brisebois as an offensive defenseman!

    (depending on your worldview you can read ‘offensive’ however you’d like)


  43. the_larry says:

    We just need a goon.. Someone who scares the other team. Right now, the Habs wouldnt scare a pee wee team.. of girls

  44. nightmare_49 says:

    Great line.

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