Canadiens spoil Jets party


Not exactly a warm welcome back to the NHL.
Down two starters, the Canadiens romp to a 5-1 win.
Three unanswered goals in the third period broke a tight game open.

After losing Jaro Spacek and Mike Cammalleri in the first period, the undermanned Canadiens rallied with opportunistic scoring.

Every goal was a highlight reel job, including a Travis Moen breakaway.

Before he got hurt, Cammalleri scored the Canadiens’ first goal of the season.

First PP goal was a Yannick Weber laser.

Carey Price made 30 saves. Don Cherry called him the best goaltender in the world … and he coached Gilles Gilbert.

And the PK pitched another shutout … including a 5-on-3.


  1. Habbu says:

    Yeah Baby great effort

  2. Habifax says:


  3. Toe Blake says:

    That was sweet!



  5. richmoney says:

    History in the making!!!!!

  6. durocher says:


  7. TOEmastro says:


    Olé, olé, olé oleé

  8. NLhabsfan says:

    Some cheerleading by CBC…for the jets.

  9. FFS.. this team and penalties.. and to think we don’t even have “tough” guys that put up PIMs..

  10. topher5468 says:

    Yea Gomer, give it to Gorges, and now take a stupid penalty. What did you do all Summer again

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

  11. Jbird says:

    That not a penalty. That was Gomez playing good.

  12. HardHabits says:

    The ratings hounds must be loving this. 1-0 and the goal scorer is out for the game with an injury. I think the Habs are going to need to bring a new product to the table or the NHL is going to stop using them for these special events.

  13. OneTimer says:

    gomez was amazing during the pre-season. now he’s right back to the patented “gain the zone, stop and look up for a pass” move. goddamnit gomez.

  14. Habifax says:

    whole lot of soft calls today

  15. Propwash says:

    Bettman looks like he hates what he’s seeing.

  16. tote-road says:

    No McCabe please. I don’t want to tarnish my fond memories of Greg Stewart whipping his ass.

  17. Sal says:

    Please not McCabe!!!

    Sal from the Hammer

  18. HabsFanInOttawa says:

    Why do they keep saying Markov isn’t even skating? I thought he’s been skating for a long time now, just not with the team…

  19. twilighthours says:

    I have yet to see why Diaz should be playing ahead of Weber.

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  20. Stev.R says:

    I think the question is now, does Montreal go out and sign/trade for a new dman? If so who? And how long til he gets injured?

  21. AK_PK_Usay says:

    And we almost got ANOTHER too many men on ice :S

  22. Habbu says:

    Pass it to Carey, he knows how to clear the zone.

  23. HardHabits says:

    Not impressed with Cole. I am beginning to see that Eric Staal was a big part of his game.

  24. AK_PK_Usay says:

    The system, run after puck, wait while Price saves your ass a few times, finally get puck, CLEAR it, change lines, RINSE AND REPEAT!

    Can we fire him already?

  25. topher5468 says:

    Cole has been awful too

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

  26. Habbu says:

    Man Cole is struggling

  27. Malice says:

    They need to get pleks off the point and start using Cole…like WTF

    Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness was

  28. AK_PK_Usay says:

    JM rather play Moen on 1st than AK… wow…

  29. imafogdevil says:

    Whats the over/under on Cole going back to the Hurricanes by Christmas? That’s the only place he can play.

  30. topher5468 says:

    Gomez is awful,

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

  31. Habifax says:

    cole benched again

  32. rogieshan says:

    That’s what happens when you overuse your best players on PK, you’re left with guys like Darche on the PP.

  33. HardHabits says:

    Ha. Plex with a nice hip check.

    Edit: Oops. That could have been a penalty. On 2nd look it looked like a push.

  34. TOEmastro says:

    That smirk in Big buff’s profile pic made me laugh

    Olé, olé, olé oleé

  35. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …BEAUTY !!!

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

  36. imafogdevil says:

    Power play yes, buy that was a cheap call on byfuglin

  37. phillyhab says:

    Engqvist looking competent.

  38. HardHabits says:

    Nice push back shift from Emelin Weber Enqgvist Desharnais and I didn’t get the 5th player. About time.

    Edit: 5th player was Kostitsyn

  39. AK_PK_Usay says:

    Who else is liking Emelin right now? 😀

  40. durocher says:

    We haven’t had a good offensive shift this period. Lucky to get this call, it was borderline in my view

  41. Habbu says:

    Max PAC very hesitant about going into traffic

  42. rogieshan says:

    Outside of Price, this team is still in Phase 3 of training camp.



  44. jo_maka says:

    Open-mindedness is not a skull fracture

  45. Propwash says:

    Carey is keeping them in it, pay him back guys!

  46. Shouldn’t have been a call at all, Wheeler tripped over Price.

  47. phillyhab says:

    Gio lost his contacts. Price IS the franchise, unfortunately.

  48. OneTimer says:

    hahaha wow CBC just stroking the winnepeg **** right now….”innovative” play by wheeler? he cut off a pass!! big deal!

  49. Habifax says:

    why even a penalty soft call. crowd called it

  50. Exit716 says:

    What a joke. Nice officiating today.

  51. Habbu says:

    Cole Cole Cole OMG

  52. AK_PK_Usay says:

    So Cole and Gio that much better than AK, yeah ok, keep up the xenophobic comments

  53. Toe Blake says:

    Horrible pass by Cole!

  54. Habifax says:

    cole back in JM doghouse

  55. Barts says:

    Healey: “I would take Cammaleri over three Pacioretty’s anyday.”

    What a f’n intelligent statement paid for by your tax dollars.

  56. Habifax says:

    gio got a hole in his stick

  57. Ian Cobb says:

    The most injury prone hockey team in the league. And it is always our best players

  58. Toe Blake says:

    Wasn’t Zach Bergosian the bad guy in the first Ghostbusters movie? My bad, it was Gozer the Gozerian!

  59. Habifax says:

    BREAKING news Cammy’s got a lower body injury. Give me a break.

    what about spats

  60. Toe Blake says:

    Great kill and they drew a call!

  61. Exit716 says:

    “Gauthier with an eraser”
    Hopefully taking his name off the long term contract he signed?
    Do you think he might sign Gorges long term now?

  62. Adam says:

    Official Habs twitter account says nothing serious for both Spacek and Cammy, but neither will play again tonight.
    Please lord, let that be the truth.

  63. OneTimer says:

    joseph spacek? what a twat

  64. JF says:

    Does anyone know where you get the new RDS channel with Videotron?

  65. Harani says:

    @CanadiensMTL say nothing serious for Cammi and Spacek. Thank the lord!

    “It must be love!”

  66. Propwash says:

    Stupid question…

    Is Peter Coyote the narrator for those iPad commercials?

  67. Ian Cobb says:

    Cammalleri—How bad??? Was he cut behind the knee???

    We need the news!!! We need reporters!!!

  68. Habifax says:

    hope JM uses a different pep talk than he did in TO

  69. Cammalleri is being sent to the hospital, NOT good.

  70. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …by the way, on the subject of Donald F. Cherry, Esq.
    …I like him …despite all his warts

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

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