Comeback of the millennium

Why not? It’s only 2008.

Trailing 3-1 against Martin Brodeur in New Jersey, the Canadiens outshoot the Devils20-3 and get third period goals from Bryan Smolinski (his second of the game), Saku Koivu and – finally – Christopher Higgins to win their 17th – and sweetest – road game of the season.

Incredible.

But true.

Shots on the game: 32-13

In New Jersey.

Against a team that isn’t the Boston Bruins. 

What a way to head into the All-Star break. 

And what a way to catapult themselves into the Dash for the Cash. 

 

 

472 Comments

  1. RH says:

    If the Habs were at the bottom of the conference, then I’d agree but, they’re right, smack dab, in the thick of things AND, with parity making everybody look equal,(save for the elite teams), the Habs have just as much a shot as the other teams fighting for playoff positioning. Kovalev is hot, as are his linemates and the D has been solid all year.

  2. RH says:

    Ian,

    You could probably get Center Ice for cheap, right now, seeing that the season is more than half over. Don’t take my word for it though, because I don’t have Center Ice and don’t know what kind of pricing they offer.

  3. fun police says:

    wow, hate to be around you when things go really bad. habs are a good young team. kovy, why on earth would you get rid of him?

  4. Ian G Cobb says:

    We won’t go past 2nd or 3rd round this year and next. But as they develop after that we are in for a great ride. No trade, patients

    My friend just called, i’m out of here to watch it on rds. Post more when i get back. ENJOY IAN

  5. showey47 says:

    i think we are only one player, someone who can carry the koivu line cause saku isn’t doing it and his linemates are not doing much either.

  6. lemess says:

    I don’t know about you Mr. Wonderful, but I enjoy cheering for a team that has a lot of young talent, excellent goaltending and great veterans.

  7. Rugger says:

    Sorry, I don’t think I am ready to give up on the Habs because they are down by 1 after 1 and get rid of the heart and soul of the team.

  8. Habs_008 says:

    no way we should trade those two K’s. We are a team moving up, we already have young talent. We are not in 12 or 13th. We will go to the playoffs and get some experince. Be patient, we will make a run this year and the years to come.

  9. Cable Guy says:

    i don’t agree with you, i think we’re one or 2 players away from being contenders.

  10. Ian G Cobb says:

    I’m on cable here, so most nights i go to my friends who has rds.

  11. Habs_008 says:

    its great for hab fans that dont live in the Q, its my first yer wit it.

  12. Mr Wonderful says:

    Time to face the facts. The Habs are a middle of the road team. They do have some good young talent and more on the way but we must ask ourselves are we better off finishing anywhere from 4th-8th and getting bounced in the first or second round or trade some vetern assets like Koivu and Kovelev and get some more young talent. I vote for the later.

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

  13. Habs_008 says:

    yeh it was passed in front of the net, close to being a goal, but luckly it wasnt.

  14. Ian G Cobb says:

    I don’t get centre ice, maybe i should

  15. Ian G Cobb says:

    I read Huet gave it up again, handeling it out of his net?

  16. Habs_008 says:

    also listenin on CJAD, but watchin on Centre ice……I dont remeber which poster told me to do this. but thanks! I hate american anouncers

  17. Cable Guy says:

    how do u live without rds?

  18. The Teacher says:

    Yeah, soft call on SKOSt for a tripping penalty. On the PK Begin should have gotten the puck out and did not, they scored right after that.

    We’re showing good effort though.

  19. The Teacher says:

    Ah, ok, I do remember that 😉

  20. Ian G Cobb says:

    Cjad and you guys for me tonight, no rds, my friend is away, so post well so i can follow. What is it 1, zip for the bad guys ?? Just got in.

  21. Cable Guy says:

    is there any sports psycologists on here that can shed some light on the devils dominance of us for so long? It’s driving me insane.

  22. Keith says:

    We just have such horrible luck against the Devils, and they almost score on a mis-direction.

  23. Chorske says:

    I wrote that before they scored, at least from my internet-delayed perspective. I was referring to a play just before where Huet mishandled a puck.

  24. Habs-Kat says:

    Huet doesn’t look good.

  25. Mr Wonderful says:

    Same old Habs. Can’t beat teams that check hard. Just bet the Devils to beat the Habs everytime and you will retire a millionaire. 🙂

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

  26. Chorske says:

    That announcer needs some Halls.

  27. Keith says:

    He had all the time in the world to get the puck out and he failed miserably 🙁

  28. The Teacher says:

    That was Begin’s fault, NOBODY else’s

  29. Habs-Kat says:

    Ugh, I’m in such an ugly mood right now. I shouldn’t even watch this game for fear of ruining my day further.

  30. Chorske says:

    Bloody Cristobal, stay in your bleedin bloody net.

  31. linp says:

    Begins’s fault. No one in front of him and he just gave it away.

  32. the_vipah says:

    Uhhg and as usual a terrible penalty call = a goal against us.

    We never seem to recover from these for whatever reason, that might be game already.

    Elias who has sucked all year kills us yet again.

  33. The Teacher says:

    Well, nobody can argue that Begin is to blame on that goal.

  34. the_vipah says:

    How about they only call those weak tripping penalties if its clear that the team who committed the infraction is actually going to profit from it.

    Pointless penalty call.

  35. NLhabsfan says:

    Pitiful dive.

  36. Chorske says:

    Hmm, feels like both teams are being cautious, first goal is going to be extra important tonight.

    Chorske, master of trite hockey truisms

  37. The Teacher says:

    I don’t want to jinx us, but it looks like it’s going to be a solid team effort tonight.

  38. The Teacher says:

    oooh, two lines are in the game at least 🙂

  39. The Teacher says:

    EVERYTHING he does is solid.

  40. PattyBoy31 says:

    Packed house in NJ!!!

  41. PattyBoy31 says:

    That was a nice kickup on that pass eh!

  42. The Teacher says:

    Commercials Boone, they need to make money I guess. Ridiculous.

  43. The Teacher says:

    You know, I haven’t heard anyone say this lately…But I love Hamrlik!

  44. stephen says:

    Both Brisebois and Dandy should cast their minds back to their respective Cup runs, and remember that oft forgotten supporting cast referred to as the Black Aces. Surely Brisebois hasn’t forgotten the likes of Todd Ewen, Donald Dufresne, and Mario Roberge in 1993. Guys who kept quiet, worked hard in practice, and who were ready to step in for the team when needed.

  45. The Teacher says:

    Well, Lappy says they need traffic in front of the net. Let’s see if they do it.

  46. moser17 says:

    “bupkes” is a great word.


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