Game 1 Liveblog: Canadiens drop opener to Leafs 4-3


Eller scored twice for the Canadiens, who also got a goal from Brendan Gallagher.

James Van Riemsdyk and Dion Phaneuf  were the other Leafs scorers.

Toronto outshot the Canadiens 38-36.



  1. joeybarrie says:

    In the end a 5 on 3 goal was the difference.
    Refs and the parros injury was deflating.
    we came back strong. Its a long season.
    We missed the net a lot on our chances.

    couple of key errors. Not the end of the world.
    Still really dislike the Leafs.

  2. Danno says:

    I just feel sick when this sh_t happens


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  3. D Mex says:

    Tough night / tough start to the season.
    It was interesting to watch the crowd’s reaction to the extra pop certain Habs were showing … Moen, Tinordi, even Chucky.

    Because he missed the pre-season, this was Parros’ first appearance in the new #15. Believe he was quoted as saying he thought he’d be OK out there … that fall was nasty, and may turn out to be a big blow for the team. Prust looked a bit deflated as he left the game.

    Time for the vets to step up – already.
    Chins up guys, chins up …

    ALWAYS Habs –
    D Mex

  4. Whatever says:

    Both teams made mistakes. Toronto got more bounces and the benefit of the refs.

    Price plays like that he’ll win a lot more than he loses.

    They played hard and defended themselves admirably.

    No shame in my book.

  5. Bill says:

    This is gonna sound a little negative … but the Habs sucked tonight. That defence … so bad. And it was hard to notice the top two lines in a good way tonight.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  6. Stevie.Ray says:

    Player of the game: Eller
    Runner up: Price
    Played well: Bourque, Gallagher, Galchenyuk
    Played ok: Plekanec, Subban, Diaz
    Not good: Markov, Briere
    Invisible: Pacioretty, Desharnais

  7. habs1992 says:


    I support Carey Price
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  8. steve29 says:

    Can someone tell me why they had that piece of crap Briere on at the end of the fucking game

  9. Propwash says:

    You know what would help? Stay out of the frigging box!


  10. Habbu says:

    Eller came to play tonight…others did not…

  11. B says:

    Well, I guess the Habs won’t win every game this season. Go figure.

    –Go Habs Go!–

  12. sCOTT1243 says:

    Jebus, there could have been 4 calls made on the leafs those last 2 minutes…

    Man I hate the laffs.

    Goodnight hab nation.

  13. twilighthours says:

    Lot of plays in that last minute could have been called

  14. 123456 says:

    How many penalties did the laughs get away with on the last shift?

  15. Grimmly says:

    The kids NOT ON AT THE END, Great job Terr, they did it all and you reward Briere

  16. otisfxu says:

    everyone should quit their yanging – this is what the Habs are – very average, forwards are average ,,,and small, Price is Price, They will win their 35 games and fight for last playoff spot.
    Nothing has changed from last 3 years.

    No better no worse

  17. B says:

    Way to go Eller!! Great effort on the shortie.

    –Go Habs Go!–

  18. Adidess says:

    Ok, the kids still have some fight left in them!

    Can we just play them out there please? Stop the veteran nonsense!

  19. Harditya says:

    I knew Eller was better than DD. But he’s taking another step forward. Plekanec’s successor, no doubt.

  20. Habbu says:

    Larry!……who did we give up to get him again?

  21. sCOTT1243 says:

    Comon boys.. I read comments about Eller today….whoever you were, you were right on the money!

  22. Stevie.Ray says:

    Great Dane at it again. Bright spot of the night. Do it for George Larry

  23. Mullie01 says:

    M-V-P!!! (Too early?)

  24. Bill says:

    On a positive note … ELLER! The new number-one centre.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  25. TheDagger says:

    Leafs have blown bigger games with less time to go… if I remember correctly.

  26. danhabsfan says:

    Can we play Eller for the rest of the game?

  27. mrhabby says:

    Getting tired of seeing the leafs win at habs openers…

    Habs back end really suffering…


  28. morivera says:

    Price finally playing well when the pressure is off and the game is done…who cares. TRADE HIM ALREADY!!!! HE SUCKS!!!! he never did anything for us in the playoffs for 5 years!!! Management is stupid!

  29. Marc10 says:

    This site really does get taken over when the team plays poorly. Who are half the guys posting here tonight?

    Is it really a surprise to see the Leafs outplaying us. They’re one of those teams. We typically play well against the Rangers, the Wings and the Bruins. Not so much against the Leafs.

    Good on the EGG line tonight. I hope Parros is OK… That looked bad.

  30. topher5468 says:

    Price is the only one still playing.

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

  31. Dickie9 says:

    Habs defense is a farce…holy fuck…pathetic

  32. sCOTT1243 says:

    Prust gets the extra 2…really? Refs just don’t like us do they.

  33. Trisomy 21 says:

    The Habs have been outplayed, I won’t deny that. But te refereeing has really taken the wind out of the Habs. This isn’t even fun to laugh at anymore.

  34. Professor Clio says:

    How the hell do you get a fighting penalty without dropping the gloves? Are these refs serious?

  35. Rad says:

    Prust might be injured too.

  36. Kooch7800 says:

    Eller line looks good. DD line loos bad and briere awful.refs were awful.

    Diaz was horrible defensively. Tinordi had a bad pinch but got better.

    Overshadowed all by Parros

    “Keep your stick on the Ice”

  37. Stevie.Ray says:

    Bad bounce, perfect shot, break away, unlucky two on one, and several great saves. Yeah, Price couldn’t stop a beach ball *rolls eyes*

  38. Mavid says:

    and we end up with the penalty..of course

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  39. Mullie01 says:

    Typical NHL! 81 to go

  40. db says:

    Nice to see Eller back on the PK

  41. habs1992 says:

    SIGH…….. Now the fight debate…. again.

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  42. Don Carnage says:

    At the end of the first fight Orr vs Parros I got the impression Orr pulled Parros towards the ice in much the same way he did it in the 2nd and got the result he was looking for.

  43. habs1992 says:


    I support Carey Price
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  44. ooder says:

    watching some of these players is nauseating… pleks, gio, bourque are awful and can’t hit the broad side of a barn, the 4th line was pretty good but now uh ya.
    DD is as laughable as always.
    Diaz and FB don’t really belong in the NHL.

  45. sweetmad says:

    Well here goes another one,this could have been a good game, but the fighting has spoiled it,what a load of rubbish,and because of it we lost our rythm.


  46. 123456 says:

    People relax – fighting is part of the game – it was a freak accident. Terrible to see yes, but it’s part of the game. You should be upset the DD and Gionta can’t win a battle and give up to easily. There are some positives…EGG has looked good but they were on the ice 10 mins or less through 2 periods – that’s less than a quarter of the game at that point for your best line of the night.

  47. morivera says:

    This game is done. On to game 2. E-G-G line played great. Looking forward to this all year.

  48. CHicoHab says:

    One game doesn’t make the year. But it looks like we will still be rag dolled again this season.

  49. Mavid says:

    these guys on CBC are unbelievable..Fraser was just trying to leave the ice? Since when do they leave on the corners and take a player with them…

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  50. Bill says:

    Prust not looking eager to fight eh? Wonder how his shoulder is.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  51. Small_Town_Boy says:

    Oh well. What’s another year of suckage ….

    Dat’s wha me tinks

  52. goalie29 says:

    will you bunch of panty waists stop whining about fighting. jesus…just shut up!

    Wink! – Patrick Roy

  53. Stevie.Ray says:

    It just ain’t a Habs game without a couple injuries

  54. RockinRey says:

    One things for sure the Bell Center is an easy place for visitors to play in.

  55. morivera says:

    Carey Price is still the sieve he was last year. Looks slow..Except 4th goal not his fault. Markov? he’d lose a skating race to any of the Golden Girls, except maybe Bea Arthur.

  56. sCOTT1243 says:

    Habs go out and sign a guy to help protect a team that can’t protect themselves and that happens…ah man.

    Close the book on this one boys.

  57. thehabs2002 says:

    Me being an American, sure hope price gets the nod for team canada

  58. Habbu says:

    Leafs looking like they want this one more…….go figure….home opener…the crowd….maybe it’s time to get rid of Therrien

  59. Dunboyne Mike says:

    I am no fan of Colton Orr, but he didn’t do that. He further showed some class the minute Parros crumpled.

    Why is there still fighting?

    Because the league wants it, hasn’t the financial testicles to trust in the great game itself.

    • morivera says:

      True. Not Orr’s fault. Just a freak accident Orr showed some class by calling the trainer on the ice. Nice sportsmanship. We all hope Parros is OK.

  60. Luke says:

    Yay goons. No one gets hurt fighting. We r tough woo. Bullshit. Smarten up league. Is rather see people play hockey than be punched and bleeding.

  61. Mavid says:

    the hamsters are tired

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  62. Mullie01 says:

    It’s encouraging to be the drive the Kids have out there. At least there is that to look forward to….

  63. PrimeTime says:

    Each game should start with all the goons fighting each other, then let the real game start.

  64. SlovakHab says:

    I can’t imagine a worse start of the season… Just wow.

  65. Beyond the fighting, is our defense full of holes? Has MB traded Price yet? Just joined and am wondering what the pundits have to say on this first night…

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    • Bill says:

      Defense is not good. Leafs have gotten some breaks on their scoring chances: the fourth goal was a pass that bounced back to the shooter as Price moved to play the pass, for instance.

      The Habs haven’t looked good, not getting great chances in close, having a hard time in their own end.

      Full Breezer 4 Life

  66. duffy says:

    Same old shit team as last year..?.

  67. PrimeTime says:

    Goal scored on CHI Crawford – Glove hand. I guess he sucks now?

  68. RockinRey says:

    Habs just cant win the battles!

  69. mrhabby says:

    Shorthand goal by leafs turns the tide….Price had make that save.

  70. B says:

    Did you see how excited the fans were because of that Orr vs Parros fight? Oh wait, they became eerily quiet as held their hands to their faces in shock hoping it was not too serious of an injury.

    –Go Habs Go!–

  71. aHabGrowsInBrooklyn says:

    Had to turn off the sound. Go to hell CBC. I hope that Parros is okay. And I never want to see another fight in a hockey game again. AND I want the Habs to win this effing game tonight.

  72. The Jackal says:

    The Parros incident just made the game shit either way

  73. H.Upmann says:

    I bet five bucks that the Toronto Sun is going to run a front page of Parros strapped in

  74. Habbu says:

    Rally boys…..come back and win this one for George….

  75. Bill says:

    Poor George. That sucks man.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

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