Best of the season?

OK, it’s one thing to own the Bruins.

But to bend them over a log out in the woods where no one can hear them scream?

Not pretty … especially once the inevitable thuggery started.

And Steve Bégin, who was brilliant in his first game back, sustained ann upper-body injury when hit from behind by Shane Hnidy late in the game.

Tom Kostopoulos, who tried to avenge his linemmate, was named the game’s first star – a popular choice with the fans, if a bit of  head-scratcher in the pressbox. He did have the Gordie Howe hat trick: a goal, an assist and a fight.

"They were out there trying to start stuff, Tom the Bomb said. "Obviously, they’re down. They want to show that they’re into the game."

But the Bruins were out of the game. 

"You never want to see it get out of control," Mike Komisarek said. "But it’s good to see we’re sticking up for each other.

"It seems we were just carrying the momentum. Everyone was contributing."

No fewer than 13 players figured in the scoring. And everyone figured in the passing, which was absurdly effficient and made the Bruins look pathetically slow and out of it.

"We played well defensively," Komisarek added. "The opportunities came offensively and we buried our chances.  We had chances against Pittsburgh and they weren’t going in for us. It was nice to see us rewarded for their hard work with a couple goals."

What did Guy Carbonneau say during the timeout he called early in the third period?

""We were running around, getting a little sloppy and we still had some work to do," Komisarek said.  "We just had to calm down a bit, settleourselves down, settle the puck down and make good play.

"I thought it was a great timeout, just to regroup." 

 

 

 

 

460 Comments

  1. The Teacher says:

    Misfits they might be, but face it, these are the guys who gotta get going.

    Nothing? Except a car-bomb?

    I expect you have shrugged off car-bombs pretty quickly from the sounds of it :P

  2. krob1000 says:

    That last line of your post pretty well sums up why I haven’t gone off on them either. Every time Doc Brown does something zany it seems to work…..so…..let’s hope it works again. Who knows maybe Sergei K can inspire Smolinski to get more invovled.

  3. J.T. says:

    Lapierre, Latendresse and Kostopoulos…one of these things is not like the others…one of these just doesn’t belong…can you guess which thing is not like the others…

    The other fourth line…because as far as I can see, these combinations are making Lafleur at least half right…is even weirder than that one. Begin, Smoke and Kosty Jr.? Did the kid do something wrong? I know S.Kost and Latendresse both play LW, but I think Lats can play RW as well.

    I don’t get the bottom two lines at all. But, then again, the last time I wondered about the lines, they all scored and the team won in a blowout. So what the heck do I know?

  4. showey47 says:

    well said habs kat

  5. Habs-Kat says:

    TOM THE BOMB NONSTOPOULOS!

    Know your role, Dandenault.

  6. Bill says:

    He died naked on the floor of Mary Kate Olsen’s bedroom. It’s not the worst way to go. Goal!!

    http://yearofthehab.blogspot.com

  7. MatttheHabsFan says:

    Trading him at the deadline would mean a cap hit of around 700k for the rest of the season. Based on that, I can see there being a market for him.

  8. MatttheHabsFan says:

    This contract likely sets the bar for Huet. Their stats are very similar. Excellent GAA and Save %, but never played a vast majority of the games in a season. Bryz has one advantage over Huet, in that he has a little playoff experience and had some success in the playoffs as well. The question now remains, should BG sign Huet to something similar?

  9. Bill says:

    Who does Dandeneault think he is anyway? Some kind of superstar?

    http://yearofthehab.blogspot.com

  10. showey47 says:

    pretty selfish of dandy to use the media to express his disappointment, this team doesn’t need another samsonov type attitude on it

  11. Habs-Kat says:

    Detroit?
    Toronto?

    Somebody took Theodore, somebody took Samsonov, I’d think it would be easier to sell a versatile forward/defenseman with three Stanley Cup rings making under $2 million.

  12. showey47 says:

    hilarious doc, we’ve probably got the most expensive plumbers in the league

  13. The Teacher says:

    Mickey Ribs an all-star!!

    HOW SAD!

  14. mrstewart61 says:

    You’ve got my vote!

  15. 24 Cups says:

    Goaltending Update – Auld starts tonight for Boston and Bryzgalov just signed for 3 years at $4.25 mil a year in Phoenix.

    The Original 24 Cups

  16. likehoy says:

    or the underline?

    making the top line the “highlighters”

    and the third line the “white-out”

  17. likehoy says:

    who would take dandy??

  18. Chorske says:

    PS and yeah, the Heath Ledger thing is pretty bizarre.

  19. Chorske says:

    Hey, I live in Amish country. They can be passionate. They are a passionately terse people.

    I think that line is fine: let Sergei show what he can do when he isn’t paired with high-flying linemates. Besides, the lines will probably be shaken up by 10 minutes into the game anyway.

  20. Habs-Kat says:

    I hope Dandy gets traded. I’ll take O’Byrne.

  21. leafs67_andcounting says:

    With the Devils on Thursday, this is a must win.
    I’m like Boone, I’m very uneasy about the whole thing. I don’t think this is the best time to bench Dandenault

  22. howtathor says:

    I’d like to see the third line as a kid line with Laps, Lats and SK. The fourth line could be Smokes, Dandy, Begin or Kostopolous. I think it would give the kids some energy to feed off each other.

  23. New says:

    The Habs have owned the Bruins this year so they are overdue to lose to the Bruins. Look ahead at the schedule. If the Habs tough this next 10 games out, then they are in good shape. Now Dandy wants to play the media card? Great timing. If he had twice the points, was a plus player, and wasn’t up front because there was someone better playing D, then I might feel a pang for him. As it is, if he had wanted to be a distraction at a critical time, he chose wisely. Otherwise he’s just something else.

    Anyway, when the Habs and fans start talking about running into hot goalies it generally marks the start of a slide. Be interesting to see who comes to play, and who just talks a good game over the next three weeks.

  24. showey47 says:

    i’m sure we wish it was that easy but you can’t teach that kind of skill, you either have it or you don’t.

  25. linp says:

    I watched the Pittsburgh vs Washington game. Ovechkin has the same shooting motion as Ryder. Ryder is a professional NHL hockey player. Couldn’t he watch the tape and learn how Ovechkin skates and plays the game. The most difficult skill is one-time a good shot. The rest should be easy, isn’t it?

  26. HabsProf says:

    Does this situation not bring home the “why did we sign Brisebois?” question with more force? It is not that he is useless (he isn’t), it is not that he isn’t worth the money (he is), it is that we just didn’t have enough space for him. Even with him injured, we can’t fit in all of our defensemen, including a guy with a near $2MM contract. And it may be that when O’Byrne gets back, we just send him down to the AHL.

    BTW, does anyone else out there like the idea of playing Streit at forward (except on the power play) and letting Dandenault play defense? I continue to be impressed at the offense that Streit generates from the forward position. He is one heckuva 3rd or 4th line forward.\

    I know, Dandenault is actually happier up front and I know Streit wants to play defense, but it might be that they will each be more effective if they switched roles.

  27. HabsProf says:

    I like young Sergei, but the guy has 3 points (1g, 2a) and is -3 over the last 10 games. He has only 8 shots on net during that time.

    Higgins has 7 pts (2g, 5a) and is +0 with 26 shots and Ryder has 6 pts (4g, 2a) and is +1 with 13 shots.

    Sergei is still a rookie with some growing pains. Ryder and Higgins have had chemistry in the past and Ryder is playing better lately (though he still doesn’t shoot enough).

    I don’t mind this move.

  28. JB_15 says:

    We are toast tonight with this lineup.

    Speaking of firings…days like this make me want Carbo gone so badly

    That smolinski begin kostitsyn line will have about as much firepower as the canadian army and about as much passion as the amish.

    PS Heath Ledger is dead, Weird.

  29. MICP says:

    I know they were open about looking for Jr. replacement but atleast he did not have to interview them for his position.
    I really thought that that would be typical for that sorry group.

  30. sidhu says:

    Mr Boone, I share your reaction to SK74 being placed on the bottom two lines, though I imagine this is just a temporary move. I think he’s proven thus far that he can play on the top lines and that he’s a smart, two-way player who doesn’t back down from aggressive play.

    Higgins and Koivu are both mired in slumps (though I have confidence that only Higgins will truly break out of his). Placing Ryder back with them could re-ignite the once solid trio, though my thinking is that there is at least another purpose for the shifts – showcasing Ryder for potential suitors.

    I feel bad for Dandy because he rebounded strongly after he was made a healthy scratch. We have too many capable forwards and something has to give. Go Habs Go!

  31. TheCharles says:

    I agree with you 100%. Players that are -10 on the season should be a little more humble. I like to see his passion, but this is something him and Guy (and the rest of the coaching staff) should deal with.

  32. MICP says:

    First off, dont the B’s still have a chap named Savard & Sturm on their team? Id be nervous too.
    The B’s just swept the Rangers, the same Rangers that have beat us twice.

    Our Habs can look like a #4 seed one night then a #14th the next. We need to remember that they are young and there going to be growing pains. While I can understand the growing pains from the kids I dont understand why we still have so much trouble with o-zone penalties. I really thought after Zednik & Perezhogin left that we would cut down on them but it seems captain K has elevated that number and thats NOT the type of play we need from not only our veteran but also our captain.

  33. J.T. says:

    What is with these veterans whining to the media about their lack of playing time? If they have an issue, they should bring it up to the coach and/or GM and discuss it privately. Dandenault complaining publicly isn’t showing leadership to the younger guys on the team, it isn’t being a team player and it isn’t going to change anything. Suck it up, boyo. You’re not Joe Sakic out there.

  34. MathMan says:

    The problem Montreal has is… who sits?

    The Habs have too many bottom-sixers, including two guys who could arguably play on the Koivu line. It’s a team in transition, so the kids have to play. Latendresse has played well — he’s muffed a few chances, but he’s getting them, and it’s a sign he’s going to the right spots (mainly to the net). Lapierre has been awesome on the PK. Sergei Kostitsyn has also played well, enough that I’m mildly surprised to see him bumped for Ryder on the Koivu line. Kostopoulos is a good PKer and has brought good energy. Begin’s coming back and he’s a reliable vet so he gets his spot back. And Dandenault scored those two goals in Boston and has good speed, but hasn’t really been a factor since.

    So… who deserves to sit?

    No one. But someone has to. So it’s Dandy. It could have been anyone, and it would have been messy regardless.

  35. J.T. says:

    The pound line?

  36. fun police says:

    boone, i know dandy scored the two goals, but a peewee player would have scored on the pass from streit.

  37. fun police says:

    dandenault mad, boohoo. with begin back, we have 5 plumbers and only one broken toilet. i’d rather have skilled guys any day over so called “energy” players. dandy is taking a kids spot and he has not done much for the last month.

  38. Will Longlade says:

    As noted by the coach in the post-game press conference, some players didn’t answer the bell on Saturday night. It wasn’t the total team effort we saw in Atlanta. Finally, there should be no argument that the outcome was certainly mediocre.

  39. likehoy says:

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=227949&hubname=nhl

    doesn’t sound fine and “dandy”

    i personally like dandeneault as a fourth liner, his speed and backcheck have been successful this season.

  40. Chorske says:

    >because losses come in bunches…huet will go down with another injury as we lose pathetically :P

    BITE YOUR TONGUE man!!

  41. howtathor says:

    Thanks Carbo!

  42. likehoy says:

    http://www.hockeyanalysis.com/?page_id=349

    click on any of the teams to find out…i don’t think there’s a compiled list.

  43. likehoy says:

    it was like 8 months ago and that’s the only dirt they have on ryder!

    The funny thing is, it’s well known that Ryder is a poor-driver (or at least he hates driving in montreal)…Must have been a disgruntled Montrealer that happened to be in bona vista newfoundland.

    But if car-bombing is still an issue now…maybe some newfie mafia told Ryder to throw the season and his little brother to quit hockey or his family gets it.

  44. Habs-Kat says:

    Hey, could someone tell me who’s going to be a UFA after this season?

  45. krob1000 says:

    Auld is getting the start……for anyone in a fantasy league this is a useful site http://goaliepost.com/

  46. likehoy says:

    oh ya and when ryder koivu and higgins each put one in tonight are we going to bring back the 2000 hit single. “WHO LET THE DOGS OUT!? WHO!? WHO WHO WHO!?”

  47. JF says:

    I don’t think you can call our effort against the Pens mediocre. We actually played well – but they played a superb defensive game. I hope the result made our guys mad and they’ll be really flying tonight.

  48. Ed says:

    If all three of them are in the doghouse, somebody has to come up with a name for this line. Come on, how can we resist? I can think of some, but will leave it alone for now. Tonight, I will be cheering for Carbo’s dogs.

  49. JF says:

    I’m another one with an ominous feeling about this game. Boston got some momentum out of their back-to-back wins against the Rangers and will be absolutely determined to win tonight. Also, I’m pretty sure we’ll face Alex Auld rather than Tomas. And I don’t much like the lines. Koivu, Higgins and Ryder weren’t clicking before; what has changed to make it likely they will now? And I can’t see the third or fourth line doing anything much. Hope I’m wrong…

  50. Will Longlade says:

    I have a feeling that this game will not be as much of a pushover as past tilts against the Bruins. Montreal played one of their best games of the season against Atlanta, but followed it with a pretty mediocre effort against the Pens. I wonder which team will show up tonight?

  51. likehoy says:

    i think the only inspiration smolinski can and should give smolinski is retiring and spend his afternoons sharpening skates and watering ice rinks. Give back to the community!

  52. likehoy says:

    well point 3 contradicts point 2 lol…how do you showcase a player playing on a line of misfits?? ;)

    there’s nothing to show with ryder. If he wanted to play well, he would have done it already. It’s not like tonight he’s going to get up and be like “oh wow! gainey might want to trade me, i better put on my lucky stockings and score a couple tonight!” and it’s not like saks and higgins are like “lets get rid of ryder so we’ll send him a few nice passes here and there and make him look like an allstar.” Clearly if that was the case, ryder would already be scoring and there have been no mention of ryder being disgruntled, in fact I find the media doesn’t snoop around Ryder’s poor-performance enough. They strictly just say he sucks and needs to do better. When Souray came out of the lockout slumping, we were soon to find out he was divorcing his wife. Koivu even got owned in the eye when la presse went to go find out how he was doing after almost losing his eye. When Kovy slumped, he had vertigo, russian interviews, and crashing a bike into a house. Ryder? nothing! except 1 car-bomb before the season started.

  53. Ed says:

    Mike Boone, the eternal optimist. I’m not sure if you ever have a good feeling about a game before it is played. It’s your reverse psychology, or as you call it, the Boone Reverse Jink. Let’s hope it works again tonight. Your record (of being wrong) has been very good.

  54. The Teacher says:

    This is game # 2 of a five game run where I expected the Habs to pick up 8 points out of a possible ten.

    So far they’ve got zero, which means they have to run the table.

    Halak against the Devils, Huet tonight and two games after that at least. That’s what I would do anyways.

  55. Will Longlade says:

    I think only Smolinski can inspire Smolinski to get more involved. He’s had decent line mates in the past, he’s just performed well below expectations.

  56. likehoy says:

    so…who is not expecting another notch in the W column tonight? how cocky are we going into a game against the bruins now :P

    fearsome prediction:
    Kovy 2 goals
    A-cup 1 goal
    Higgins 2

    Habs win 4-1

    OR

    because losses come in bunches…huet will go down with another injury as we lose pathetically :P

  57. The Teacher says:

    I’m thinking it was done (the SKost move) for three reasons,

    1) To get Sergei to take more shots and thus he will learn to get it off quicker as I’ve noticed a lot of his shots get blocked or deflected. He won’t be passing to Smokes or Begin too often in close I wouldn’t think.

    2)To showcase Ryder a little

    3)Apparently Carbo said that Higgins and and Koivu are now in the doghouse with Ryder.

    Maybe Lafleur was 3/4 right and their line is another fourth line.

    Let’s look on the bright side, at least this 4th line has the potential to be a co-number 1 line.

  58. Blitzen says:

    I’d like to see Julien send out the goons so we could beat them on that turf too.

  59. likehoy says:

    HAHA you know it’s over when komisarek AND smolinski score

  60. StillattheMapes says:

    Smolinksi blah. You are still useless.
    Major goonery coming. Can we just cancel the rest? I don’t trust Julien to not make this a character game…….

  61. Blitzen says:

    FOCUS! The dog can wait.

  62. Chorske says:

    I THOUGHT it felt cold down here.

  63. The Teacher says:

    Komi’s gonna have to take on Chara I think.

  64. 24 Cups says:

    It’s the Flying Frenchmen!

    The Original 24 Cups

  65. 24 Cups says:

    Komisarek – our next captain.

    The Original 24 Cups

  66. 24 Cups says:

    You’re the owner of Smart Dog?!

    The Original 24 Cups

  67. Chuck says:

    I’ll pass out the brass knuckles.
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    “All bow down before the Komisaurus Rex!”

  68. Blitzen says:

    Hell freezes over as smokes scores.

  69. Chuck says:

    Free wings!!!
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    ______________________________________
    “All bow down before the Komisaurus Rex!”

  70. Blitzen says:

    I guess Dandy could pick up knitting.

  71. Keith says:

    Smoke gets the Gorilla off his back finally.

  72. Mike says:

    HAHAHA the versus annoncers just called chara a giraffe

  73. NLhabsfan says:

    Great pass goal!

  74. Chorske says:

    Gawd, it’s friggin REHAB night tonight. Everyone OUT OF THE DOGHOUSE!!!

    Loved the comment on TSN : “Chara was just standing there like a big giraffe”

  75. The Teacher says:

    ahahahahahahahahHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    wwoooooohoooooooooooooooo

  76. Blitzen says:

    Mercy rule? LOL

  77. NLhabsfan says:

    Goal goal goal goal!!!!!!!

  78. Chorske says:

    Oh. My. Gawd.

    This one is OVER.

  79. Fagstein says:

    Stop the slaughter!

    We’re not even through half the game yet!

  80. Keith says:

    This is becoming a masacre now!! Healy with his mercy rule comment what a F&^%ING homer smuck he is!

  81. Rugger says:

    Wow, took the Dog outside for a minute and miss two goals!

  82. NLhabsfan says:

    Frustration…..goon squad…..hope not.

  83. Chuck says:

    The secret to beating New Jersey? Lose the game before.

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    “All bow down before the Komisaurus Rex!”

  84. Ian G Cobb says:

    Thanks, i,m learning

  85. teamplayer says:

    oh yeah i attended that game up in the nose bleed and me and another guy yelling “theo” non stop

  86. teamplayer says:

    ive been watching nhl on the fly highlights and havent seen it yet. they showed kovalev’s one timer… what is this glove play?

  87. Blitzen says:

    Julien will request no sand in the vaseline next time.

  88. The Teacher says:

    My analysis of the game

    We scored 8 goals

    They scored 2

    nuff’ said.

  89. NLhabsfan says:

    A great whuppin.What a great game.

  90. Moey says:

    “But to bend them over a log out in the woods where no one can hear them scream”?

    Loved it, Deliverance on ice.

  91. RS says:

    Tom the bomb gets the Gordie Howe hat-trick tonight. Sacrilege to put those two names in the same sentence perhaps.

  92. Blitzen says:

    You’re waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than Healey.

  93. NLhabsfan says:

    Hey three K’s for Stars.

  94. Bill says:

    That super-rocked. Good times. The Habs haven’t heard this much cheering since … well, these guys have never heard it. Hope they like it!

    http://yearofthehab.blogspot.com

  95. Chorske says:

    What a bunch of aholes on Vs.:
    “well, the Habs have run up the score here tonight”
    also, from earlier tonight:
    “well, this Montreal/Boston game is lopsided, so lets check in on New York” (which at the time was smoking ATlanta 4-0)

    and: no showing of the 3 stars!!

  96. The Teacher says:

    Someone should tell boone the Bruins scored 2, not one.

  97. Keith says:

    What a pasting we gave them tonight. I bet the Bruins are some glade we don’t play them til March. I sure wish we could do the same to the laffs , sigh!

  98. Bill says:

    Not sacrilege, he earned it … good observation. I didn’t notice. Maybe that’s one of the reasons he was so ready to jump on Hnidy there!

    http://yearofthehab.blogspot.com

  99. Chuck says:

    Not a whole lot to bitch about tonight, eh? :)
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    ______________________________________
    “All bow down before the Komisaurus Rex!”

  100. BigHabsFan says:

    I hate to be a wet blanket, but Saku and Higgins don’t make it onto the scoresheet in a 6 goal rout?? yikes…

  101. Habs-Kat says:

    When was the last time the Canadiens scored this many in a game? I have bad memory, so the last one I can remember is a 10-1 (or something like that) thrashing of the pre-Crosby Penguins.

  102. Chorske says:

    Oh, and a total late call on the goal scorers with K names. What chumps.

  103. Bill says:

    Well, my free wings were a tad too spicy.

    http://yearofthehab.blogspot.com

  104. Chuck says:

    That was the sound of a good old-fashioned ass kicking.

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    “All bow down before the Komisaurus Rex!”

  105. The Teacher says:

    against Theo..yeah that was fun also.

  106. likehoy says:

    so what’s got rick nash up his sleeves to top kovy’s glove play?

    is he going to lose a skate and then tie it back on while deking around 3 players?

  107. Chuck says:

    A good night all around.
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    “All bow down before the Komisaurus Rex!”

  108. MikeL says:

    Yea I remember that game. I’m pretty sure it was an afternoon game and Souray scored a hat-trick

  109. MikeL says:

    Somehow Koivu and Ryder managed to go -1.

  110. MikeL says:

    That glove play was the sickest thing ive seen in a long time. I hope it gets noticed.

  111. likehoy says:

    markov was on for 6 out of 8 goals…what a hero.

  112. RS says:

    For the amount of ice time he gets, Gorges sure seems to block a lot of shots. Cube was over 20 min tonight as the big three got a bit of a rest.

  113. Chorske says:

    You have got to be kidding me. These guys have got to join in the party, this has stopped being a minor annoyance.

  114. mjames says:

    I agree with you. Also the Versus announcers claimed SK74′s center ice check was knee to knee. I did not see it that way. SK74 check was a hip check. The ref’s seem to see it the same way since SK only rec’d a penalty for fighting.

    mjames

  115. Chuck says:

    Some folks will find a reason to complain about anything.
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    “All bow down before the Komisaurus Rex!”

  116. Derek says:

    I remember we beat Carolina 8-2 in the first game of the playoffs in 2003-04… that and we beat Tampa Bay 8-2 in 1998, a game I attended. Damphousse had a hat trick that night and koivu and recchi scored a lot too I remember…

  117. Derek says:

    That game was tres excitant. Especially the breakaway goal by Rivet to rub it in Theo’s face.

  118. The Teacher says:

    his ass hit him, end of story

  119. Erik says:

    I wonder how Dandy feels about those supposed comments now haha what can he say Great Win GO HABS!!!!!!!!!!

  120. Ed says:

    They were killing off Kostopoulos’ 2 minute minor for instigating, which was served by Latendresse. Boston scored a goal one second after Latendresse returned to the ice, so Koivu, Ryder and Latendresse all go -1. What a bunch of useless hockey players (sarcasm).

  121. Exit716 says:

    They were on the ice for both Boston goals.
    That’s why they were minus one.

  122. Ian G Cobb says:

    I just got in from a meeting, and it looks like i missed our first blow out of the year. Was it a well played game ? or did Boston not show up ?

    By the score i would say there is not any E pucktile Dysfunktion on the boys tonight. WOW !

  123. Habssince1983 says:

    Guys admit it, Carbonneau is a genius. That timeout was brilliant.

  124. ebk says:

    Colorado, last year 8-3, I think

  125. likehoy says:

    who else noticed that both kostitsyns were purposely put on at the end of the game to see their potential? and smokes was centering them because they needed a vet to back them up in case they made any mistakes. Smooth move by coach carbo.

  126. RH says:

    I was one of those worried about this game. For all the wins against the Bruins, they were still only three points up on them. I was amazed when Chris Cuthbert said the Habs were 10-1-3 after a loss this year. I guess you can make that 11-1-3 now.

  127. OldGrover says:

    Saku assisted on Ryder’s goal – that assist bringing him to 16th on the all-time Canadiens’ point list. Yeah, what a bum

  128. Billy says:

    great game. pierre mcguire signing habs praises. finally admits to huet being the real deal. took him long enough. http://broadband.tsn.ca/?vid=27604

  129. Ian G Cobb says:

    What is a dvr ?, i have a dvd, will that work somehow

  130. krob1000 says:

    I think you and Jay in PA are a little too smart for talking hockey. Dumb it down please would ya!

  131. Jay in PA says:

    Is a metaphore like a semaphore?

  132. J.T. says:

    More like an ionophore, I think.

  133. MikeL says:

    “Go Habs Go”….?

    Why wouldn’t they? They constantly boo the team when things are down…the team deserves to be cheered when they perform well.

  134. 24 Cups says:

    Get ready for the gooning – here it comes.

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  135. teamplayer says:

    mike “bend them over a log out in the woods where no one can hear them scream”

    thats funny and wrong lol

    on a sad note though heath ledger (from brokeback mountain) died of an overdose.

  136. jimstr says:

    offbeat: sad.. i really hope they were done filming batman.. (upcoming chris nolan’s installment “the dark knight”) he plays the joker in it. sighs

  137. Blitzen says:

    Another stupid play by Koivu.

  138. The Teacher says:

    why stupid? 4-on-4

  139. gumper says:

    Holy Crap!!!

  140. Habs-Kat says:

    Hahahaha! Kovalev’s my hero!

  141. NLhabsfan says:

    Don’t ya just love that glove play:)

  142. Chorske says:

    Conspicuously absent: Cagerattler.

    Teach called it first.

  143. The Teacher says:

    AHAHAHA having fun with Boston now!

  144. 24 Cups says:

    I just glanced over the last four pages of comments – this has to be the most positive night on this site in a very long time. I trust that we will continue in this vein tomorrow when we start to look forward to New Jersey and the games beyond the All Star shindig.

    EBK – I only have three words for you my friend – TOM THE BOMB!:-) You know it’s a great night when you get to celebrate the accomplishments of a 4th line grinder!! Not to mention Andrei K – maybe we don’t have to trade for an offensive winger after all. I’m starting to become a believer as far as this kid is concerned.

    Such A Night – Elvis Presley (1962)

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  145. ebk says:

    He did have a good night, now didn’t he. Kudos for him.

    I do admire his willingness to stick up for his teammates and take a beating for them. Also, was anyone else worried he was going to miss that open net. Only he can make an wide-open net look like an adventure!!

    Just kidding, he had a good game and has played well for the last few. Hope he keeps it up. Nothing would make me happier.

  146. Habs-Kat says:

    This is pathetic.

  147. Rugger says:

    Un Freakin’ believable! Drop the glove – pick up the glove and never lose the puck

  148. Chorske says:

    That is as good as a goal in terms of demonstrating the incredible ability of this guy.

    Awesome. The man is awesome.

  149. Fagstein says:

    OK now we’re just toying with them. Somebody shoot the puck!

  150. Keith says:

    What a move by Kovi to skate rings around the Bruin defense and pick up his glove. What a hockey player!!

  151. The Teacher says:

    Does it matter?

  152. Chuck says:

    Nice that we haven’t had to rely on powerplay goals tonight!

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  153. The Teacher says:

    This game sure is gonna help everyone’s PLUS/MINUS

  154. Mike says:

    yes, koivu is a huge part of our scoring. We need him to contribute.

  155. Blitzen says:

    PK goal? why not…

  156. The Teacher says:

    He was never a goal scorer.

  157. Chuck says:

    time for a short-hander.
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  158. The Teacher says:

    AHA! Komi takes two guys and Markov physically abuses someone! Can life get any Grander?

  159. The Teacher says:

    AND THEY GET A PENALTY LMAO!

  160. Blitzen says:

    Julien is asking the refs why they’re not just letting the clock run to end it quickly.

  161. Blitzen says:

    If they get to 10, does the Cage offer free ribs?

  162. Sulemaan says:

    This is off the hook. Winning 6-1. And Huet stops a guy on a breakaway.
    Great night.

  163. Keith says:

    Huet, Huet!! OUI, OUI!!

  164. Habs-Kat says:

    Huet should’ve let that one in. I have Metropolit in my hockey pool ;)

  165. Chuck says:

    You know you’re going will when Huet stops a breakaway!

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  166. The Teacher says:

    Too bad the LAFFS aren’t playing tonight, that certain loss would be the nightcap ;)

  167. The Teacher says:

    Hey, that’s two in a row now!

  168. Mike says:

    Keys to this game:

    -Skating hard.
    - Early pressure
    - play your game, not the opponents

  169. The Teacher says:

    Another key

    -scoring 6 goals.

  170. Chuck says:

    They hired Fletcher… what more do you want? :)

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  171. Bill says:

    Well, this is fun. Here are some ways to make it fair and interesting for the rest of the game:

    * Canadiens goals should only count if they are on the backhand
    * Passing plays must be completed in alphabetical order, e.g., Bouillon to
    Kostitsyn to Smolinski. Andrei Kostitsyn can pass to Sergei, but NOT the
    other way around!
    * Alex Kovalev: one hand tied behind his back
    * Huet must play with his mask on backwards
    * Fourth line for the third period: Carbonneau, Muller, Jarvis
    * Bruins can play BOTH goalies at the SAME TIME
    * Canadiens forfeit if Koivu doesn’t score.

    http://yearofthehab.blogspot.com

  172. The Teacher says:

    Always more losses.

  173. Blitzen says:

    You forgot one:

    Playing the Bruins.

  174. Mike says:

    haha, but the thing is, we probably wouldnt of gotten that many if we had’t scared our opponent.

    please add to this list.

  175. The Teacher says:

    Ahhh that sarconic smile of komi’s says it all. :D

  176. Blitzen says:

    Technically, this counts as subtraction by addition.

  177. Chuck says:

    You should write for David Letterman!
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  178. The Teacher says:

    How early do the na na na na heeeeyyy good bye chants star? over/under anyone?

  179. Keith says:

    Bruins always got to play the goonery card when things get out of hand. How they remind me so much like the laffs lol!

  180. Fagstein says:

    I’ll second that. I feel about as great about beating Boston again as I would have against an AHL team.

    Now if we’d beat Ottawa 6-1, then I’d be happy.

  181. Rugger says:

    You called it – last minute

  182. Chuck says:

    The goodbye song at the end of the second… gotta love it!
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  183. Fagstein says:

    OK fun time’s over Claude. Forfeit before one of your guys gets hurt.

  184. Bill says:

    Ahaha, let’s say I’m on strike. Hey, I wonder how Dandeneault is feeling?

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  185. likehoy says:

    are you serious?? you couldn’t get anyone better?

  186. Keith says:

    They just started, a bit premature I think. Still one period left, but it should be out of reach for them.

  187. 24 Cups says:

    Who is Jermey Reich and who in the world cares?

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  188. RS says:

    People say that every time we beat the Bruins, but c’mon, the Bruins are only three points behind the Habs.

    Look at it this way, if you remove all the Habs-Bruins games, they have a better record! It’s pretty important (and impressive) that the Habs beat them.

  189. Habs-Kat says:

    Its a really, really deep pool. The next pick was Fredrik Sjostrom :S

  190. The Teacher says:

    FIRST THING ON TSN AT THE SECOND INTERMISSION

    THE FREAKING LAUGHS, WHAT A JOKE

  191. StillattheMapes says:

    That was a joke. If the B’s actually come out playing low-ball, it is totally on the coach’s order and it is on his head for any untoward impact. I’m not sure what he will say, because he is bitter (and admittedly, he has a right to be). Advice boys. Play very hard, no let up, do not back off, and maybe end up 7-3 to make it look ok.

    This is exactly when we need a designated hard man, or somebody like a Gary Roberts, Brendan Shanahan, etc.

  192. linp says:

    You have that too in your picture!

  193. Chuck says:

    You expected anything more? :)

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  194. 24 Cups says:

    HabsKat – The girl from Laval makes her first faux pas. You are now offically on notice.

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  195. 24 Cups says:

    HabsKat – Well said – you should contact Cliff Fletcher for a job!

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  196. The Teacher says:

    No, but I reserve my right to complain and call it a joke :P

  197. jimbo82 says:

    Great win, feels good to blow them out. But the line juggling….man its getting way past ridiculous. I wonder how many other teams go like this, its different from week to week.

  198. The Teacher says:

    Put it this way,

    Everyone gets to know how each other plays on the way to eventually forming consistent lines, he has already nailed one line together.

    If we make the playoffs, Carbo will be able to adjust to create the preferred match-ups against other teams without having players feeling uncomfortable. I don’t mind it so much as long as we are winning.

    A mark of a good coach is someone who is always reflecting, reacting and looking forward. Most of the players on the team have played with each other at some point or another this year, they should have no problems bringing maximum effort and willingness.

  199. Y says:

    Awesome game, glad TSN showed it even though I had to deal with Healy.
    Loved it how he called the entire B’s squad his “Nessie” for the night

    I guess Dandy must’ve given Begin the evil eye or something.

    Here’s hoping they didn’t use up all their goals tonight. We NEED to beat Broderbund!

  200. Guy21 says:

    I agree-I have heard how many time the Habs have beaten Boston and the way they play at home is something to worry about.If Boston had a French goalie that would be the end of us….all the teams play their French goalie against the Habs and we usually loose.Thibault-remember (it was his first win in weeks).
    If Kovalev is ready we will win…..
    Hey Plek-Andrew did you notice that Habs-Kat’s favorite player is J J and I don’t mean Daigneault !!! how is that for a Habs fan

  201. Plek-Andrew says:

    I don’t have a good feeling about this game either. If we win, that means we woulda beat them 9 consecutive times. Unfortunately for the Habs, they ALWAYS break ANY CYCLE that is mentioned in the media. Anytime a team is slumping, the Habs lose to them to give them their first win in X games. Anytime a player is in a scoring drought, the Habs allow them to score.
    Most recent example is how Crosby didn’t play against us. Without Crosby in the lineup, the penguins were 0-2-2. Obviously, when they played us, they won (even though we played incredibly…their goalie robbed us).

    Oh and I dunno if i mentioned this already but Habs-Kat is one fine lady. Hey there little lady ;) lol

    Oh and it’s been a while but DAMN do i love Pleky.

  202. Chorske says:

    I agree. The one thing I’m thinking is that Baby K is one of the better two-way guys on the team. This could also be an opportunity to assess his depth as a player… all the while showcasing Ryder. Ryder ain’t in the Habs long-term plans, they might as well get something for him.

  203. Trashknob says:

    Is it strange that this game gave me a booner?

    Seriously this team is shaping up to be a MONSTER. First time I’ve seen a KKK 3 stars, though I’m sure I just never noticed.

    Watchout in the second half – we will start to pull away from the pack and be left with Ottawa and only a poor playoff ranking system will leave us in 4th.

    This team is ONLY GETTING BETTER (scary) – unless of course Kovy or Pleks get injured.

    On a side note, I see this as a last ditch effort to get the Koivu Ryder Higgins line going. If they do, we’re ottawa-good. If they don’t – look for a trade. My two cents.

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  204. likehoy says:

    ottawa has a much better first line than we do.

  205. Rugger says:

    Okay, so who among us expected that 48 games into the season the habs would have scorded 8 more goals than Pittsburgh?

  206. The Teacher says:

    not me.

  207. The Teacher says:

    hmm, McGuire thinks the Habs are a playoff lock…Up next on TSN.

  208. Bill says:

    *Gasp* Did McGuire just admit he was wrong about Huet? My autographed copy of “the book” is now worthless!

    http://yearofthehab.blogspot.com

  209. Blitzen says:

    Fletcher inherits a great gig: he can blame Ferguson for everything that goes bad until the season end and then he’ll be gone so no one can blame him for the dumb moves he will undoubtedly have made.

  210. Exit716 says:

    Isn’t it funny to hear Glenn Healy have to praise the Habs after saying Muller and Carbonneau would be two of the Habs better players this season if they laced them up?
    Hey Peddie…we have your new GM…

  211. Chorske says:

    Healy has to be one of the worst commentators out there. Mercifully he’s almost alone is his perpetual dissing of nos canadiens, these days.

  212. The Teacher says:

    Major props for Bill!

  213. The Teacher says:

    FINALLY!!!! SOMEONE is talking about how BAD the Refs suck!

  214. Chuck says:

    Hahaha… I’d like to see them give 2 minute penalties to themselves for missing a call!
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  215. Mike says:

    Its great that we played so well. But please, It was boston. A team we constantly destroy. Our style matches up with theirs beautifully. Lets see how we play against a team we don’t match up well. New Jersay/Bufallo/Detroit.

  216. Mike says:

    WATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS OFF OF TSN. # 6 throws his stick into the crowds after he is named first star :)

  217. The Teacher says:

    Is there any truth to the rumour that the Toronto Sun went to a senior citizens center asking old Italians to take the evil eye off of their Organization and put it on the front page of the toronto sun???

  218. The Teacher says:

    LOL TSN’s stat

    no powerplay goals in the game

    is thas the best they can do?

  219. Rugger says:

    Vs announcer – “the Bruins can’t just lay down in the fetal position…”

  220. The Teacher says:

    AHAHAHA a dig at Favre, Boone??

    did you have anything riding on the game maybe :P

  221. The Teacher says:

    Man, Higgins is snake-bit again.

  222. Chuck says:

    Huge save by Thomas!!!

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  223. Chuck says:

    Would’ve been nice to see Begin pot one in his first game back!
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  224. Rugger says:

    There’s still plenty of time

  225. The Teacher says:

    NICEEE call a timeout and rub it in…

    Next time don’t send out goons

  226. mcLovin says:

    sorry if this has been touched on already, but why is thomas replacing brodeur, and not huet? and why is scotty neidermeyer going?

    oh right.. the allstar game is a worthless event. sigh

    go habs go! Sergei ? HIS FIRST FIGHT?!

  227. Chuck says:

    The wat that they were playing, it was justified.

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  228. Habs-Kat says:

    SERGEI’S FIGHTING! WHO SAYS HIGHLY SKILLED EUROPEANS ARE SOFT?!

  229. Blitzen says:

    I am liking the Kostitsyns more and more.

  230. The Teacher says:

    I LOVE IT! you can tell he was worried about the visor though.

  231. Bill says:

    Sergei K, he was into it! Surprising.

    http://yearofthehab.blogspot.com

  232. Keith says:

    Way to stand up for yourself Sergei K!!

  233. sag says:

    Gotta get that visor off! Ak47 looks like he is ready for another piece!

  234. The Teacher says:

    What?

    Did I hear right?

    Was…was that ….

    approval of Carbo?

    Is the sky red?

  235. VladIsMyDad says:

    it certainly is.

  236. Bill says:

    He was double-checking how many “suicides” on the free wings orders.

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  237. Blitzen says:

    Worst all-star game in pro sports.

  238. mcLovin says:

    kolvachuck likes fighting . and he’s kinda good at hockey too ;)

  239. StillattheMapes says:

    Don’t let SK down. He hung tough. Wait for it.

  240. The Teacher says:

    SOMEWHAT CLEAN? It was a pure hip check and as clean as can be. get over it TSN

  241. The Teacher says:

    AHAHAHA!!! WOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  242. Blitzen says:

    GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!

  243. Rugger says:

    The final K-man gets his point!

  244. Fagstein says:

    I think it’s time to pull Thomas for another attacker.

    If we get 10 goals, does the Cage give us 16 free wings?

  245. Bill says:

    I believe I saw a distinct kicking motion from Ward, can we get a review?

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  246. Chuck says:

    Embarassing, bit I’m sure that Kovy will take it!
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  247. Habs-Kat says:

    Its just one of those nights for the Bruins I guess.

  248. The Teacher says:

    LOL 10 running plays and take a knee HAHAHAHA

  249. The Teacher says:

    Hey, I gotta take them when I can get them :P

  250. RGM says:

    That was a lot of fun. The passing last night was clinical in its efficiency. We should request this one be put up on iTunes under their Games of the Year so that we can enjoy it over and over and over.

  251. Chuck says:

    WELL…!

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  252. Keith says:

    A little off topic but I just can’t resist wading into the laff affair lol! It truely is a comedy of errors. On TSN’s That’s Hockey Damien Cox stated that Cliff Fletcher would have…SCORES!!Well that certainly was quick. Never mind the laffs. What the hell was I thinking :-O

  253. MatttheHabsFan says:

    haha…nice

  254. Habs-Kat says:

    Fletcher, apparently, has the opposite mindset to what the Leafs need. His philosophy is basically to trade young talent and picks to get effective, established veterans. It paid off big time in Calgary, and for a while in Toronto, but when he traded Wendel Clark it all went downhill. Then in Phoenix, it was a complete bust. Fletcher didn’t recognize the evolution in NHL management. There are big question marks surrounding whether or not he does now. I don’t understand how MLSE could take a risk like that by signing this guy. Don’t they have any Assisant GMs or scouts in their front office?

  255. 24 Cups says:

    ebk – Tom The Bomb scores!

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  256. Habs-Kat says:

    Carbo’s a genius :)

  257. Chorske says:

    Give it time. ;)

  258. showey47 says:

    holy crap ryder scores

  259. MatttheHabsFan says:

    Honestly if you went back through all the posts from the entire season, Ryder scoring has resulted in this exact post every single time, usually from at least 3 people

  260. Alirio says:

    R-Y-D-E-R!!!!

    HOLY SH*T!!!


    I’ve made a huge mistake…

  261. The Teacher says:

    Trade Ryder,

    That is number EIGHT

  262. Chuck says:

    I’m jonesing for some free wings!
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  263. Keith says:

    I was waiting for the seventh!! Way to go Kovi!

  264. HabsProf says:

    So does anyone think Tim Thomas is thinking “so much for my night off”?

  265. The Teacher says:

    Ahh Cagerattler will put it all down to the extra day of rest, LMAO

  266. Chorske says:

    Gah, you beat me to it! Was just typing that.

  267. Chorske says:

    How does that cross-ice pass get through? The bruins are TERRIBLE tonight. My man Alex is finally rewarded for an awesome game, and I get the G and PPG for my hockey pool.

  268. Blitzen says:

    Julien should pull his goalie now.

  269. Chuck says:

    He should put a goalie in first.
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  270. linp says:

    Both T.K. and Ryder want to show that they belong

  271. Keith says:

    FEED IT!! The boys are making a statement tonight and I like what I’m seeing. Saku and Ryder are UP tonight. Keep it going. GO HABS GO!!

  272. MatttheHabsFan says:

    Good way of doing it….

  273. Chuck says:

    Looks like Chara is only going to be throwing lefts tonight…
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  274. showey47 says:

    or just elbows

  275. HabsProf says:

    Love your picture.

  276. Mike says:

    so… i guess someone messed up when they stated the bottom 2 lines. :)

  277. TheCharles says:

    Wow what a start and the penalty. The only thing that worries me is can the boys keep their foot on the gas peddle for all 60 minutes?

  278. Habs-Kat says:

    Yeah, so, PP’s cold. I hope the magic returns before the playoffs.

  279. linp says:

    I see the difference. Ryder is not physical enough as compared to Ovechkin.

  280. Blitzen says:

    I’ve never really understood how a third/fourth liner can complain about ice-time. Just shut up and be thankful when you get to play.

  281. Sbah Reverof says:

    Great PK

  282. Habs-Kat says:

    I knew that was going to happen.

  283. Chuck says:

    The Komisaurus rocks!
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  284. Sbah Reverof says:

    Now it’s a game. 2-1 for the good guys.

  285. HabsProf says:

    Why is Kovalev playing on the left side during the powerplay? I don’t recall seeing him there much earlier in the season, but now it seems like he is setting up play on that side. The power play just looks confused when he is on the left. Keep him on the right.

  286. The Teacher says:

    For anyone that argues Ryder does not backcheck. He was the forward closest to our net ;)

  287. Chuck says:

    Some nice d-zone coverage there! Ok, just kidding…
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  288. Habs-Kat says:

    Great shift for Begin. Welcome back.

  289. Chuck says:

    Especially on a team that rolls four lines the majority of the time.
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  290. HabsProf says:

    With a 2 on 1, the question that pops in my mind is where is the other defenseman, not where is a forward like Ryder. I only blame a late backchecking forward on 3 on 2 rushes.

  291. Sbah Reverof says:

    This is going to be one of those games. Look sharp, Habs!

  292. Mike says:

    hammerlik messed up on the boards

  293. Chorske says:

    Ack, where did the rhythm go? We had them on their heels.

  294. HabsProf says:

    Ah, so that’s what happened.

    My point is why are we blaming Ryder?

  295. linp says:

    It’s Koivu who didn’t follow his man

  296. The Teacher says:

    I’m not, I said Ryder was the closest person to the next, and he’s a forward. I said this to ward off the Ryder bashers later who will invent stuff :P

  297. Blitzen says:

    Who will Komisaurus knock into tomorrow first tonight?

    I say Savard will feel his wrath.

  298. Mike says:

    anyone else notice that higgy has been making very stupid plays lately?

  299. Habs-Kat says:

    Kostitsyn!

    Looooooooove that line. Unbelievable.

  300. Blitzen says:

    GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!

  301. The Teacher says:

    YES!! Komi knew there was a D without a stick, nice job to keep shooting it on net.

  302. Alirio says:

    KOMISAURUS REX!!!!!

    I mean ANDREI the GIANT


    I’ve made a huge mistake…

  303. HabsProf says:

    I noted your comment – others, however, beat you to the punch.

    Goal! Thomas will be coming in soon.

  304. obrien says:

    Game was supposed to be on Versus. Instead, they are showing a radio show? What the F!!!?

    Anyone knows how I can watch the game from NY?

  305. Chorske says:

    FLukey flukey!! But we’ll take it. NICE!!

  306. Habs-Kat says:

    Since the last game, I’ve been looking forward to whenever Komi and Lucic meet up.

  307. The Teacher says:

    Boone is blaming Ryder??

    COME ON!

  308. obrien says:

    Game was supposed to be on Versus. Instead, they are showing a radio show? What the F!!!?

    Anyone knows how I can watch the game from NY?

  309. the_vipah says:

    You are suprised? :)

    Ryder scores the GWG in overtime of game 7 in the cup finals…then MAYBE Boone gives him a break.

    …maybe.

  310. Blitzen says:

    http://www.channelsurfing.net

    Use IE, not Firefox and you’re golden.

  311. obrien says:

    This works!!! Thanks, I didn’t know about this!

  312. NLhabsfan says:

    I could care less how BAD the Bruins are loosing……..I LOVE it!!

  313. mcLovin says:

    ok ok so i in no way want to get ahead of myself here.. but with the sens floundering without heatley (it looks like they’re gonna lose again), who’s to say we can’t hit #1 if we keep playing like this? just floating the idea around.

  314. The Teacher says:

    SHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  315. showey47 says:

    i agree that i was probably one of them, lol

  316. NLhabsfan says:

    Hey I guess Auid is the odd man out.

  317. Chuck says:

    We might set a record for the longest Goodbye song tonight!
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  318. Rugger says:

    20 plus minutes of the same song – it’s like a Dead show! Jerry lives

  319. The Teacher says:

    HAHAHA that was funny.

  320. mcLovin says:

    aww begin. close!

  321. Habs-Kat says:

    I need to sleep because I have a class at 8 tomorrow, but I wanna watch the rest of this game!

  322. The Teacher says:

    Well I guess we know why everyone thinks you’re cute.

    Beauty sleep is the answer

  323. doug says:

    Still can’t believe Kovalev’s lose my glove and find my glove and never lose the puck thing.

    Huge mistake not putting him on the all-star game this year. Shame on Paddock or whoever did the choosing.

  324. Blitzen says:

    I like how we’re ahead 7-1 and are still trying to make it 8-1.

  325. Keith says:

    I worry about Huet getting hurt by those Boston Goouin crease crashers.

  326. The Teacher says:

    Hey Boone,

    please have a bad feeling before the next game.

    In fact, here’s to your continued malaise for the rest of the season :P

  327. Fagstein says:

    I want Tom to be my new best friend.

  328. Bill says:

    2,5, and 10? I’d flag THAT as offensive!

    http://yearofthehab.blogspot.com

  329. Chorske says:

    And the Boston goon show costs us Begin. Julien is such a HACK.

  330. sag says:

    After the boys are done with the teddy bears, these guys are going to go out for beers and a few scraps after the game!

  331. Keith says:

    Tom the Bomb sticking up for Begin. I LOVE that guy!

  332. Chuck says:

    Looks like Begin’s hurt…
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  333. The Teacher says:

    NICE LAPPY GIVE HIM A SLASH AND THEN KNOCK HIM DOWN, AWESOME!

  334. Habs-Kat says:

    No intensity, Boone? How do you like that?

  335. Habs-Kat says:

    Who cares?

  336. Rugger says:

    and the Vs announcer says “Chara punishes Lapierre…”

  337. The Teacher says:

    ???? OH K!

  338. Lee_D says:

    WHY WAS THAT NOT A PENALTY FOR HITTING FROM BEHIND? WTF?

  339. Chuck says:

    Huet with no chance on that one
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  340. The Teacher says:

    about?

  341. christophurrr says:

    i do! hurts my fantasy GAA!

  342. Habs-Kat says:

    The goal.

    Na, na, na, na…

  343. Chorske says:

    Well, you DID get an assist for Metropolit on that one.

    Benedict Arnold. ;)

  344. The Teacher says:

    LOL heeyyyy goood byeeeeee

  345. Blitzen says:

    Hnidy better keep his head up if he skates past Komi.

  346. Chorske says:

    Well, I have to say that a) I am impressed with Mark Streit tonight, I like how he is moving the puck and b) could the person who has Chris HIggins’ mojo please return it? He is the only anchor on an otherwise high-flying team tonight.

  347. Mike says:

    hey mike,

    Bad feeling about this game??? I guess, the reverse boone jinx is back :)

  348. Habs-Kat says:

    Yes!!
    My brother is still ahead of me by around 60 points though :(
    Can you believe it? I have Iginla, Zetterberg, AND Kovalchuk yet I’m still 60 points out of first place.

  349. Blitzen says:

    PP make it 8 boys.

  350. Bill says:

    “Bend them over a log”, ahaha, is that a banjo I hear?

    http://yearofthehab.blogspot.com

  351. The Teacher says:

    Wow, who else do you have?

  352. Blitzen says:

    YEAH BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABY!

  353. The Teacher says:

    AHAHAHA 8-1 NICE PASSING ;)

  354. Bill says:

    Sergei to Andrei ALPHABETICAL RULE VIOLATION, goal disallowed!

    http://yearofthehab.blogspot.com

  355. Habs-Kat says:

    I was about to comment on the goal, but now I have to complain about Healy calling Streit “Street”.

  356. The Teacher says:

    ahahaha!

    koivu didn’t score, does that mean we forfeit?

  357. Bill says:

    The whole line could have done more, all things considered.

    http://yearofthehab.blogspot.com

  358. Habs-Kat says:

    My next best are Corey Perry and Nikolai Zherdev. From there, its just middle-of-the-pack to lower-tier guys. My goaltending is my biggest weakness: Kari Lehtonen and Olaf Kolzig. Poor drafting.

  359. Chorske says:

    Nice. Don’t take my ‘traitor’ comment too seriously. I dropped Koivu last week. That may have been a bit premature… but I did pick up Pleks.

  360. The Teacher says:

    OUCH on the goalies! no chance of a decent waiver wire pickup?

  361. Bill says:

    I’m afraid so, but I think we can agree it was still fun! Screw the two points.

    http://yearofthehab.blogspot.com

  362. Habs-Kat says:

    :( No, the pool is with my brother’s office buddies so no one has enough time to maintain a pool too complex. No trades or waiver pick-ups, etc. We had a mid-season draft but Pascal Leclaire got picked up one pick before mine – that was about 60 points that I really needed. I got Andrew Cogliano.

  363. The Teacher says:

    Ehh, one spot screws you. Oh well, maybe someone will get injured ;)

  364. The Teacher says:

    yes, but just as cheesy as everyone else.

    It’s all in fun.

    your pic is cheesy and old too, but I don’t complain :P

  365. Sbah Reverof says:

    Yes! 3-1.
    ok, I’m off to watch the game with a pint in hand, so have a good game all, and beware of Wile E. Julien.

  366. showey47 says:

    what a brutal call on t.k.

  367. The Teacher says:

    Especially after we just got tripped behind the booin net

  368. Chuck says:

    I wish they’d just put away the whistles tonight!
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  369. Keith says:

    Andre The Giant does it again! Tenth goal since Dec 1/07. Great play by Komi and Kovi.

  370. mrstewart61 says:

    Kovy won’t get one, but he deserved an assist on that goal.

  371. Chuck says:

    Killer passing!!!
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  372. Rugger says:

    Sorry that one doesn’t count it went Sergie to Andre, not Andre to Sergie.

  373. Mike says:

    This is for everyone who can’t see a habs game on tv.

    http://www.hockeywebcasts.com/

  374. Habs-Kat says:

    That Phil Kessel is dangerous business.

  375. Sehs says:

    Yayy, more pool points, go AKost!

  376. Shawn S says:

    I made a loud yelping sound when andre converted that pass from sergei. God bless these habs.

  377. Keith says:

    Andre the Giant strikes again! What a bullit shot he has!

  378. Habs-Kat says:

    BUZZER BEATER!

  379. Rugger says:

    You type much faster than me, i was about to say that!

  380. The Teacher says:

    NOW YOU SEE WHY SKOST IS ON THE 3RD LINE :)

    shoot shoot shoot LMAO

    ARE ALL PARTS OF OUR GAME ON, OR WHAT?

  381. The Teacher says:

    they should already be standing

  382. Blitzen says:

    DA BRUINS ARE OUR BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  383. Alirio says:

    don’t you dare jinx the habs… I suggest deleting that comment ;-)


    I’ve made a huge mistake…

  384. linp says:

    Who wants to play Boston in the playoff?

  385. Alirio says:

    TO THE MAX!!!!

    LIKE A ROCK!


    I’ve made a huge mistake…

  386. NLhabsfan says:

    Eight sounds better

  387. linp says:

    1.1 second LOL

  388. TheCharles says:

    Good night Alex Auld ;-D

  389. Sbah Reverof says:

    Gotta love it!

  390. Keith says:

    HAHAHAHAHAH I LOVE IT!!!! I wish we could play the Bruins FOREVER!!!

  391. Chorske says:

    We’re killin em here.

  392. The Teacher says:

    WOW 1 goal away from the free wings after the first!

    I want a big cheer!

    Not loud enough to me

  393. Shawn S says:

    Claude Julien must hate his life. Went from a team that always beats us to a team that always gets clobbered by us.

  394. Blitzen says:

    Julien’ inbetween period speech:

    “Well Lucic, you’re gonna have to get owned by Komisarek again to show them we mean business.”

  395. Chuck says:

    Dang. One Short. I was going to have mine with medium sauce!

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  396. Habs_008 says:

    All four lines scored for us! awesome!

  397. yathehabsrule says:

    sniff sniff…… I smell goons!!!

  398. linp says:

    We have really 4 scoring lines. Ha Ha!

  399. Chorske says:

    Carbo always looks like a genius when we play the Bruins.

    One thing: why are the scorekeepers being so stingy with the points? I thought Kovy shouldve had an assist on the 3rd goal. Or did I see it wrong?

  400. The Teacher says:

    I guess Dandy will be getting even more pissed in the near future.

  401. Habs_008 says:

    First Intermission, we are tsn, lets talk about the Laffs some MOREEEEEEEE! BORINGGGGGGG

  402. The Teacher says:

    RDS is so ridiculous sometimes, where is all the griping tonight?

  403. likehoy says:

    what a bad start…we’re going to go into d-mode and try to turtle it out and bostons going to tie it in the last minute!!!

    knock on wood!

    if we don’t get the 5-th goal fast…it will be a tough game.

  404. 24 Cups says:

    Nice goal by Lapierre but it was the save by Huet a few seconds earlier that made it all happen. The game went from 3-2 to 4-1 in a nano second. Time for a celebratory cocktail!

    The Original 24 Cups

  405. RH says:

    ….And to think I also had a bad feeling about tonights game. What a shot by Lapierre. WOW!

  406. Mr Wonderful says:

    I come to this web site to read about the Habs not to get left wing comments from Boone the Loon. His comment comparing the Leafs finally firing Ferguson to torture at Guantionimo is just retarded. The terrorists there are treated better then prisoners anywhere else.

    Boone should leave the political comments to the left wing wackoos like Keith Olberman.

    A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
    Sir Winston Churchill

  407. Chorske says:

    So would you agree that, on the whole, you are a glass-half-empty kinda guy? ;)

  408. ebk says:

    might have been just gas.

  409. The Teacher says:

    exactly why im on RDS now. But not much different so back on TSN.

  410. likehoy says:

    no offence to the leafs or bowman…but i don’t think if bowman took on the job that he’d have enough years in him to get the leafs to cup contention.

  411. RH says:

    You’re right. Good concentration by Huet to stay with the puck with all those jerseys around him.

  412. The Teacher says:

    lol, already pessimistic? wow.

  413. Rugger says:

    5 K’s with points tonight – Both Kost’s, Koivu, Tom K. and Komi. Come on Alex, you need a point!

  414. likehoy says:

    haha…nah devil’s advocate type. I usually look at other people’s post and post the one thing no one seems to mention.

  415. RH says:

    Could be. I have to go find the alka-seltzer

  416. ebk says:

    hold off on the cocktail, buddy don’t want to jinx them. Unless you are just celebrating the 4-1, then bombs away!

  417. Habs_008 says:

    I dont think GOD has enough years to make the leafs a cup contender

  418. showey47 says:

    yeah, chara flipped it out to komi at the point but kovy sure does deserve a point for the hard work.

  419. Dru says:

    “I come to this web site to read about the Habs”…

    That’s funny, it looks to me like you just posted a comment to this very web site that didn’t say anything at all about, or even related to, hockey.

  420. Rugger says:

    I know there have been quicker first goals than 14 seconds and goals with less than 1.1 sec. left in a period, but has any team scored quicker AND later in the same period?

  421. The Teacher says:

    Ahh so that’s what they tell you about Guantanamo eh? Mr. Wonderful

    and DRU is right.

  422. Chorske says:

    LOL, if you find Mike left wing, be thankful Jack Todd isn’t on here.

  423. ebk says:

    Hey, it is Bill O’Reilly. Welcome to Montreal, Bill.

  424. ebk says:

    kinda ironic, huh

  425. Chuck says:

    Might be worth looking up!

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  426. ZepFan2 says:

    Sounds more like Anne Coulter to me…whiny and bitchy.

  427. Chorske says:

    Ah. Well, I suppose we could go into how the goaltending change is going to fire up the bruins, how we’re gonna get our asses kicked by some beantown goons, and how weak the Habs have been at protecting a lead this year.

    But instead I’ll just be true to my nature and stake out a prime parade-viewing location for the spring. ;)

  428. Blitzen says:

    I don’t think GOD has enough interest to turn the Laffs into contenders. He’s a friggin Habs fan!

  429. Chorske says:

    … by someone not me. Answering that question would require a level of sports trivia knowledge that transcends fanaticism and dangerously skirts major geekdom.

  430. Bill says:

    Et Bouillon dit “Non!” Wow, this was the Habs at HOME???

    http://yearofthehab.blogspot.com

  431. saskhab says:

    Hey, Mike, what was that post a while back on the market for Huet?

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=227924&hubname=

  432. 24 Cups says:

    Rugger – HabsKat is Kovalev and the rest of us are….Smolinski!

    The Original 24 Cups

  433. Jay in PA says:

    I’m less concerned about this game than you are, Dave. The Habs have shown a good ability to come back strong after mediocre or bad games, so I think they’ll have some fire in their eyes. Now New Jersey on Thursday… That one doesn’t feel so good to me.

    I guess I wonder what reuniting the former #1 line might portend. On the one hand, that line has had some success in past seasons. If it can recapture some of that glory (especially since it won’t be facing the shutdown lines that will go up against Kovy’s line instead), we’ll have two strong forward lines. But that reflects what’s on the other hand–we’re changing tactics, going back from three lines with more or less of a scoring threat to a more traditional setup with two scoring lines, a checking line, and an energy line.

    I’ll leave it to smarter hockey minds to debate the relative merits of the switch. For me, though, it feels like change for change’s sake, as Carbo continues to tinker with his lines as though he’ll win the 6/49 if he comes up with some magic combination. The team has one line that produces regularly, and that’s the line that has played together the longest. You’d think there might be a lesson in that.

  434. MICP says:

    We cant keep this streak up vs Boston & New Jersey forever can we?
    I hope so then I hope not. I really dont want to go into the break on a losing streak. Lets finish on a positive note.

  435. Blitzen says:

    Sturm: we can’t give up 4 goals in the first period.

    No $&$? Sherlock.

  436. Sbah Reverof says:

    Gotta feel for JFJ, a young guy with integrity and a great hockey lineage to boot. The saddest part about his firing is that the Leafs are still a hodge-podge of tentative talent and overpaid hacks, led by one of the best captains in the league. By axing the GM, the Leafs are ignoring the real problems in their camp, thus ensuring their mediocrity for another decade or so. Good luck to JFJ.

  437. Trashknob says:

    Fair enough but we’d have more depth and better goaltending.

    PLUS: who says our first line won’t catch up to their caliber with the way Pleks and Kosti are improving every game??

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    I got 40 to 1 odds they’d make it to the cup final at the beginning of the season. WHO’S LAUGHING NOW??? KO HABS KO!!

  438. Wamsley01 says:

    Using the logic that we are due for a loss tonight would bode well for a win against NJ on Thursday then wouldn’t it? Each game is different, if they play hard in both games they will have a chance to win in both games.

    Why is it assumed that Boston would be up for it when the Habs never get up for Jersey?

  439. MICP says:

    You are correct. It just seems the Habs are cure for other teams when they are ill.

  440. fuhgawz says:

    i now know what the b in boston stands for ….. the canadiens “b”itches

  441. MikeL says:

    These Boston games are really getting me excited to be seeing them play at the Bell Centre on March 22nd.

  442. Blitzen says:

    What’s taking them so long to score?

  443. Chuck says:

    Four more for the second? One can hope…
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  444. Mike says:

    what a surprise, chara just laid 2 DIRTY hits!

  445. likehoy says:

    anyone else think we gotta pick up a shift disturber??

    Philly’s game has picked up since downie came back from suspension

    Rangers always play better with avery in the line-up

    Anaheim’s 3rd line is built on these type of players.

    Pens got jarkko ruutu, ’nuff said

    Laffs suck cause tucker sucks

    Sens got Neil.

    Red wings got draper, maltby, drake.

    (sorry for the lack of west coast coverage :P cause we never play the west, i really don’t know what they really have to offer)

    Teams don’t mind playing against us cause we don’t have a douche to piss off the other team. I’m sure players hate to play against downie and avery cause they’ll hit you no matter the circumstance, and will talk trash non-stop. Lapierre’s got potential…but I think there’s a language barrier and consistency issues stopping him from being a real impact thus far. I would love it if the habs went out and picked up an out and out shift disturber. Mind you, all these players aforementioned have the ability to play hockey and piss you off, and I think they make a huge difference in how other teams line-up against them. I’m talking about a player who can play hockey and has no-class for the game. As bad as that sounds, it’s a key-ingredient to a winning team.

  446. MICP says:

    Okay. The words poetic and metaphore can not be used in the same sentence again or it may be flagged. Please tell me were not back in english class.

  447. StillattheMapes says:

    Nilan, you’re on…. no prisoners. Too bad.

  448. zamboni says:

    I think Ryder back on first line is more about showcasing him for potential buyers than Carbo believing that he will help the team.
    We couldn’t fool Sutter on Saturday by playing him sparingly on the third line.Let’s see if we can fool someone else by playing him on the first line.

  449. Jay in PA says:

    I think you’re right–I think both teams are highly motivated for this game and it will be a helluva battle. I saw parts of the BOS/NYR game, too, and I was impressed with the B’s play. Still, I think the Canadiens will take this one in the end.

    If nothing else, the Habs don’t want to see two former coaches in a row walk out of the arena looking smug and self-satisfied. For that matter, Carbo should hold up a picture of Therrien’s face from the end of Saturday’s game and say, “You like this look? You want to see it again tonight, but on Julien?”

    Then we’ll see some skating and hitting!

  450. J.T. says:

    I’m hoping the Habs are in their heads…like Jersey’s in the Habs’. No matter how many times Brodeur beats the Canadiens, they never come out convinced they’ll beat the Devils. They always show up browbeaten and ready to fold from the get-go. They just assume a loss. With any luck, the B’s have already written this one off, the same way many of us have written off a win for Montreal on Thursday. (That being said, I have a good feeling about Thursday…and ending the Brodeur Curse.)


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