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And Price is UTTERLY blameless
It really alarms me that it’s always “up to Price”, because it means the rest of the team just can’t get good enough to be a factor and they need to be saved by exceptional goaltending all the time. This is a huge problem for this club, and its roster is good enough that it shouldn’t be.
Saw that already, was laughing my ass off.
- I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
Guys… please please please: watch this video on the Leafs, you will not regret it, made me laugh in class…prof was not impressed!
“I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
– Bilbo Baggins
Well,I think Boucher is going to have his team at it’s best” And Vinny,Martin,Gagne and Stamkos are quite the force when rolling.” If they get to Price early it’s over fast….I’d say it’s meltdown time and that would be a shame .Of coarse it could go the proper way and a Habs victory…it’s up to Price,he’s the last line of Defense!
It’s so you have a chance to drop the class before the add/drop date if you bomb it so you don’t fail.
Philosophy: put in the following words: blah blah blah blah blah. (There, only 5995 to go)
I signed up, but have yet to receive my confirmation email.
On my way
Ok. I’ll let it slide.
I had visions of Jerry O’Connell in Stand By Me.
They say it in Superbad?
Good luck with that team Timo, but you have to give them at least 20 games to gell.
Hey Mike, ask Hickey which was a better deal, Kordic for Courtnall or what he got for the Civic!
Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!
Tell me about it!
Physical Chem and Analytical Chem this week.
Molecular Bio and Ecology next week,
And and 6000-word philosophy essay due next week. FML!
“It must be love!”
I vote for all of the above. PK is a stud!
On a side note, I just saw the clip where PK stepped on Staal, and he was skating backwards and couldn’t even see what he was doing. So how the hell do the idiots in Pitt’s claim he’s “dirty” because of that? what a load of BS.
Which will probably be within the first 5 minutes!
Whoever takes a run at him
My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy
569,000 km = $520
Good point, Kevin!
Mid-terms already? Egads. I never understood why profs insist on having a “mid-term” after only 5 weeks of a 13-week course. It’s just too early in the year for that sort of thing.
Go Habs Go!
So, whose face will PK be in tonight, Vinny, Stamkos, Marty?
What’s happening is that JD_ and I organized the registration on that website. You have to go to Hurleys to do it Dave. I promise we’ll meet you there.
Roger Doucet came to the school where I was teaching in Sarnia back in the day. Sarnia was more or less a split betwen Toronto and Detroit fans but he was well received and appreciated.
I have had like 3 hours of sleep every day the past week. Sorry bout that!
As long as he promises to retire in 4 years so we aren’t paying declining superstar salary until he’s 40.
Have you seen the car?Trust me, PVH got a steal of a deal! ;P
Love the title of Chris Boyle’s article. hahahahahaha
Habs 5-0 (gotta think big) in any case will be exciting to watch.
You’re studying Physical Chemistry at McGill, and still typing “prolly”?
All Hickey got for that was $420? Thought he’d get at least a grand.
It’s been going off at 4:20 since I was 20. 11 years later, I can’t seem to change it!
Agreed Geo! I’d rather 0 points tonight and a win by the boys!!
420 am huh? could be a sign.
Samesies. I want him to do well cause of the pool but I also want Carey Price to be squeaky clean for the team. Only problem is that my opponent has price on his team :s lol
vinny for gomez…we need a franc more than ron burgundy needs his scotch
Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5
I smell conspiracy.
Phys. Chem…. Gross Harani, good luck with that! My fiancee hated that subject more than anything.
Drop the puck already!!! I’ve been waiting since my alarm went off at 4:20am this morning. I always love a good tilt between Les Boys and Tampa for some reason, it’s always a spirited affair. 4-3 habs, Vinny with 2, only cause I have him in my pool
I know it has probably already been asked but does anyone know where I can catch the game online tonight? Writing an essay so I won’t be getting close to a tv. I am really excited for this game it should be a nice free flowing game between two fast, skating teams!
The whole 3 stars being picked by the fans is a bad idea imho.
Raring to go for the game tonight. Missed last saturdays game unfortunately, so I hope we can pull off a W.
GO HABS GO!!!
Studying at the McGill library prolly all evening. Physical Chemistry (YUCK!) midterm tomorrow.
But I was thinkinh if anyone else thinks it smart to try someone like perhaps AK46 on the point on the second wave of the PP. Just a thought.
I used Gill because of the height thing but yeah, Gorges would pretty much be a Canadian Nick Lidstrom.
Gill and Gorges both.
Yeah, me too. I assumed it was a blockage here at work- some content on some sites gets blocked here- but I guess I will have to do it from home.
That’s what ticks me off, ***holes who luck into talent. I always say if character = talent, Hal Gill would have Pronger’s talent.
hes a good player, hes good at what he does. pk will give him the biz though. guarantee hell go after PK
Anyone experience difficulties registering for the 3 star thingy on the Habs site? And I have yet to consume alcohol so it’s not me.
Is that Jay from Jay & Silent Bob?
Downie is what worries me tonight, so far we dodged Armstrong and Cooke, but Downie’s just as much a garbage player as they are for hitting, than we have to deal with Kaleta on Friday night.
League scheduled us against us as many cheap shot punks as possible to start the season, surprised we don’t have a Flyers game on Saturday rather than Ottawa.
Put me down for envying him…. playing for the Habs. Oh, and making over $30,000 tonight wouldn’t be shabby.
um, washingtons top 6 is far better I imagine. I dont think its that close either, partially becuase downie and malone have yet to prove they are good on their own/can do it for a full season
maybe PG knew something that some of the commentators on here thought they knew about , mike comrie expected to be a healthy scratch tonight. even pierre lebrun was gushing over that signing. one problem, comrie hasn’t been good in quite a while.
Is there a better top 6 in the conference? Maybe, but more importantly, is there a worse Defense in the conference? The 6 D from their 1st game: Hedman, Kubina, Clark, Jones, Lundin, and Vernace.
LOL I didnt even notice that!
Geos to sohw taht you can raed wthuiot raednig!
______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.
Go Habs Go!!! I feel a big night for the Captain G line tonite!! O’Byrne needs to find his mean streak soon. He plays his best hockey when he walks the line. This could be his last chance to impress. AK needs to bury one. Eller will need some experience but seems lost playing a third line role. Love to see Maxim kick Downey’s ass!!
Carey Price is the man to bring Stanley home.
Go Habs Go. Beers are chillin!
If you’re outside of Quebec, NHL.com is offering a free preview of Gamecenter Live but it doesn’t work if you’re ‘in-market’.
If you’re in, atdhe.net has at least 1 link I believe.
is anybody broadcasting the game online?
Just read the piece on Gionta, good read. How the hell did he not make the US olympic team?
i hope this isn’t a long ceremony before the game
Sorry, but your team will tear itself apart with that make-up.
My friend spotted 3 Fans dressed in Bleu-Blanc-Rouge downtown..Each wearing a colour…lol Inspired by those Green Men…
YES HABS CAN!!
Booner, I posted that video right before you did! A little credit where credit is due sir
I love people I work with… I couldn’t make it to the draft today so I asked one of the guys to make picks for me. My entire roster is composed of either Habs or Leafs with exception of Malkin. I even got Hal Gill… he’s gonna be a major point getter for me.
Ike Noobme, you KCOR!
“Wonder how tomorrow could ever follow today.”
I like like that, the HOPE OMENER, thanks Bike Moone
A pat on the back is only inches away from a kick in the ass.
Our bottom six is going to be the deciding factor of the game tonight. Boyd, Pyatt, Laps all score tonight.
Nervous points of the game for me will be Hammer — i expect him to screw up a couple times untill he gets back his feel for the game.
Price — question for the HIO mass – Does anyone envy the position this guy is in tonight??
Anyone know where Eller starts tonight?
I’m hoping he picks up where he started off against the Laffs. Mainly cuz I drafted him in my pool. But otherwise, y’know, so that our Habs come out on top.
This is an intriguing matchup…
No answers, just opinions. Bite me. Och.
Price vs Boucher …..won’t get much bigger than that ! such fickled fans…
and on the same night that La Nina gets his first for the Islanders.
They’re going to be watching him after the stick incident.
Le Chiffre versus the Count
Price looks sharp.
O’byrne is still a big dummy,
Cammy?? Whats up with him lately?
AND CUTOS TO GIONTA THAT GUY KNOWS WHAT HE HAS TO DO IN THIS TOWN. His french was good….. well, A for Effort?
I disagree, Price has played very well so far this season. He seems to be tracking the puck very well. I don’t think he’s been getting the credit he deserves. Looks like he worked hard on his game in the off-season.
He’s got his one dumb penalty per game over with, hopefully he’ll settle down now.
love when bell centre plays NOFX at breaks
Really liking the third line. Max needs to play like this every game!
Moore’s being a pest. Sure wish we could have kept him.
Much more aggressive on the forecheck tonight! Fun to watch!
Well played! Good eye HH.
Tampa is getting lots of shots and we arent getting any anymore, somethings gotta change
I’m digging the PK Subban tap the stick on the ice fake slapshot followed rapidly by a slapshot from the point. He dinged the crossbar against Pittsburgh with that. It’ll be great when it goes in.
/\\ikeGO HABS GO!
Pricey with a great heads-up play.
Any one have a link to tonights game?
Carey is just ON!
Oh, I know, I know…pick me, pick me…
We gotta take more shots?
lmao, good one.
lol. its more about how we are playing, which has slipped a bit, we need to skate more and get more creative
D’Ope! (homer simpson voice)
Love the hustle the boys are showing tonight!
Pricey looks sharp.
Nice save, Price!
Let’s keep it going!
Pricey’s having trouble with those high shots so far this season.
Gomez actually took a shot! :O
Yzerman must have called Bettman to get that call on Cammalleri. What a joke.
What’s up with Cammalleri??
Full Breezer 4 Life
Cheap call – but Cammy has to ease up on the nonsense.
What’s with Cammy and all the penalties? Did he have a bad summer or something?
As long as they don’t cross the line.
AK46 forechecked his ass off on that play. Even thought it was Mike Lundin What’s happening?
Anyone else think Pierre Houde likes saying Vernace? I’ve heard it like 6 times already.
quel bon match.
I’m all for small players with attitude who don’t take guff from anyone, but Cammy has got to keep his temper under control
Yes, every one of them… even AK and it’s still October! Too bad “O’byrne” is quickly becoming a verb. Other than that, I’m loving it.
Thought on the replay that Max gave him a one-handed shove – not a crosscheck. Didn’t look like enough to send him a dozen feet. Downey is a shameless worm.
Yep. Good call, Shiloh.
Am I the only one who’s not impressed with Hamerlik? Granted this is his first game back from an injury and he didn’t participate in either the training camp or preseason, but i had the same feeling about him last season too…
-“People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.” Chuck Palahniuk
He was responsible for that goal. He was afraid of the puck hitting him?!?!
How’s that for some garbage officiating? Price deserved alot better.
Entertaining game, ruined by a complete bullshit call. Third game of the season, already 1 point stolen by the refs. What´s new?
blame the refs all you want but that’s on PK. he’s out of control.
gionta, gomez and pouliot were terrible. think burke would take that crap from gomez? what a joke. same thing every year no matter who the players are
Well that was BULLSH*T. what was that call on PK even for? I didn’t see anything..
Nice goal by AK though, glad to see him get one. Pleky and Price played amazing again. screwed by the refs
I agree…Take that $450 Hickey got from Philly and put a down payment on a new one
“Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”
Price played well – but the sad thing is he has to stand on his head for us to win. Jacques Martin is an offense killer – unimaginative, plodding. He rolls four lines so much that no player seems to be able to get in a flow. He doesn’t seem to come up with possibilities – like putting Eller with Gomez and Gio.
And – Gomez was an awful acquisition. He eats up far too much salary for a Number 2 centre.
I think we can turn it around, but agree with many here that Martin probably should be reassigned.
You forgot to change your name to XtraBluesFan….
Once youre done doing that, SHIFT DELETE your ass from this site…
For all that is awesome about HIO, it’s still pretty second-rate: no real ability to ban people, no ability to filter unwanted commenters, server crashes….
please stfu and go suck your truculence somewhere else.
Great Quote. Must be one step above Towel Boy.
I just feel bad because I really think Price deserved better. Was alert all game and was the best he could be. We got a point for him but seriously, the refs ruined this. That call on PK should have never been called and even if it were, there was a call on Boyd that was missed (if PK gets a penalty for that slash, Malone gets this one)
And I will personally punch anyone who blames for this call. Almost smashedd my radio when someone blamed Price. Did you hear him? John: ” Price played well but he just doesn’t get things done.” You seriously need to get your head checked!
I can’t agree with your assessment. Getting outshot 47 to 27 at the home opener is brutal. They left Carey out to dry and he almost saved their collective a$$e$. They have to get better or else Price won’t last the season.
‘Cogito ergo doleo’
People can say that the team blew this, but the fact is sometimes one man lifts a team up, with a hat trick, an OT goal, whatever, they just steal the game. Price was in position to do this until the officials took it away from him. It’s crap and I’m tired of officials that can’t just call the game.
It really is a replay from last year, Outshot, outchanced, out everything, but great goaltending lets us hang around. I blame JM for this loss. Make some in game adjustments to get the offense going. Do something other than stand around and write things down on your Pu$$y pad.
“It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”
And those who are wondering about Malone getting the first star. If someone scores in OT, they are automatically the first star.
If this team had a modicum of truculence, they’d be 3-0 like the Leafs!
One very good game and two excellent games for Carey = a 1-2 record. I’m starting to see a pattern here, and I’m not liking it.
Well PK, i.e. “Point Killer,” didn’t help things tonight.
i did not see what they possibly could have called Subban for on that penalty. This is really starting to smell. Cherry started it on Saturday with the someone is going to put him in his place rant. I think this is a case of how dare that cocky black kid come in here disrespecting his superiors. I thought this league was better than that. The end of that game was a disgrace.
Yeah,a 6 on 4 is a typical end of game collapse. Stop posting hockey and stick to your regular job as the glory hole “attendant”.
Sitting back with the lead sucks. You’re just asking for trouble.
How many more years on JMs contract? Oy oy oy!
Let’s go lads, how about a little insurance for our keeper?
But, that is one of the major tenants of The System.
“I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~
If they don’t get better, Carey shouldn’t be the one to suffer.
Damn it all to hell!!
P.K. Subban has a lot to learn about playing at this level.
FFS. Pouliot. After that great shift, you don’t get the f*cking puck out.
PK has got to stop retaliating. He gets out of the play too easily, just like that.
The right guy scored the right goal at the right time.
BOTH lucky goals
There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…
Fantastic… Just great…
Price saving your ass, so you hang his ass out to dry.
Pouliot beaten on the boards,
I like the optimism!
BENOIT CAN PREDICT THE FUTURE!!! GO AK!!
I agree 100% with you. Yeah, I heard the guy and I thought to myself, these people love to say, “I told you so”, when something happens.
Pleks is MONEY!
Awesome hands by Pleks and AK
Poor PK. Goes from a nice play to a blunder. He’s young and will make mistakes.
- In Price We Trust
The good, the bad , and the ugly on PK on that one
WooHooo…….Pleks to AK….GOOOOOOOAL!!!!
They’ll need extra-long showers. That one was grimy.
What a goal!
What… the… eff… Koh-stee-tsin!!!
Word of the day: cafouillage
That was the defence.
Sweet move by AK46!
Looks like we got 2 quality players in the Sergei deal. Boyd and brother Andrei.
Nice pass and nice finish!
Oh Brother Andrei where art thou? Right On!
“Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”
AK46! YES! Just me or is the site slowing down?
Total defensive breakdown followed by a gorgeoous rush by our saviour Pleks!
Sweet goal AK!!
OUFFFFFF!!! That was smoooooooooooooooooooth
When is it time to have run out of patience with Pouliot? Game 5? 10? When?
He is going from “no help whatsoever” to the Gomez line to “a liability.”
Wow is Pleks worth every penny or what. AK46 had a good shift there, crushes Vinnie and then buries it.
We got a point BECAUSE of him. If he wasn’t sharp, we wouldn’t have even got a whiff of overtime.
Hammer is killing Moore. First puts him on his butt with a sweet spin, then destroys him with a great hit.
seems like mine as well, thought it was my internet, probably is though lol
Thats it benny, baby steps, nice job on both ends
This game has more ups and downs than the Chilean rescue capsule.
The System needs an oil change. When your goalie plays that well, there should be no excuse for not getting two points.
I can’t believe that the oldest play in the book, the stick tap on the ice, got the Tampa player to drop it to Eller. Sucker!
I should have been more clear. I am suggesting Carey will be worn out over the season if he has to face that many shots.
And Pleky saves the day, I swear he’s getting Jagr’s DNA injected in him during offseason.
Also, you know it’s the beginning of the season when Hammer can work a spin.
I’m actually liking Pouliot tonight. He’s getting alot more chances than he usually gets and that can only lead to good things once he regains his confidence.
Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce … The System.
Amen to that.
Very slow reloading and posting tonight. Benny is haveing a bad game, but AK46 is playing solid. Price has been solid.
God damnit I missed Andrei’s goal and Price’s big save!
Man, I like the fact that we’re winning, but we’re not playing good.
Might not be any blowouts so far these first few games but I am liking the Habs so far this season. Seems to be a real team out there. They knew they let Price hang out to dry on that one and they came right back and answered Tampa. This is the way to go.
Only 777 post and the site crashes. This shouldn’t happen. Just like the horrible calls at the end that cost us the game.
Topical AND funny!
Eller has been fantastic tonight. So good with the puck, smart decisions, and playing very tough. Loved the hit on Vinnie.
Finally made it back on.
Carey, Carey, Carey!
That’s twice that Smith has thrown his stick, the first being on the AK goal. Refs have to be better making sure he doesn’t do that.
Almost up there with “Jet-puffed marshmallows and peach shnapps” Dan. You’re on a roll!
So, who’s everyone voting for the first star tonight?
So – about time for the zebras to call one on us.
How’d that truculence work out for Colton Orr tonight?
Haven’t taken the time to download the app onto my Blackberry, but price deserves a star so far.
Ok Carey ,win it!
Fair to say, Nashville got hosed in the SK74 trade.
The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.
Game ended in Pittsburgh… Did anyone pick the Leafs to start 3-0 and the Pens 0-3?
Does Scott Gomez have nude pictures of JM? Heres an idea Jacques, why not let Lars Eller centre Gio & Pouliot? Whats the harm of sending a message to the 7millions dollar man.
Refs sucked but I was more annoyed with how the D would simply collapse back 2 ft from Price. Typical & predictable JM hockey. 79more games to go.
and there ya go P.K. in the box
Come on Dawg ….Halak was under the same circumstance last year and WON……Enough with the Excuses! We traded the wrong Tender ,period . Price is good but we need GREAT!
I’m not sure we’re any worse off with him in the box just now.
Nice timing. Just what the refs needed.
Are you serious? What’s with the parade to the Penalty box?
Event the tampa comentators say the penalty is BS
Guy Boucher is officially scaring me!
Its like the refs couldn’t wait to call us
Couple of cents from the peanut gallery:
(1) Price played really well. He just got no support. He bears no fault here. This isn’t a Halak versus Price thing. Get over it. You hate the trade? Spew your venom at the General Manager and Management.
(2) The penalty to PK Subban was questionable. But before you start raging on him remember he’s a young defenseman and we have to take the good with the bad. He’s the brightest defensive prospects we’ve had in years. Be patient.
(3) I look at Tampa Bay and shake my head at how we let a promising coach like Guy Boucher go and we got stuck with Jacques Martin. It kills me. No more than the fact that Larry Robinson wanted to come here and coach our defense and we didn’t return his calls. Not like a Hall of Fame, Norris trophy winning, Stanley Cup winning player/coach could have done anything to help young defensemen like Subban, O’Byrne and others in the system. (Yes I’m still bitter about it.)
Brutal, brutal call – horrific refereeing!
Price without question, he has been brilliant. I am very happy to see his positioning is perfect and he is challenging the shooters rather than sitting back in the net. Price is playing with a lot of confidence. When Price is the best player in two consecutive games that can only be a plus.
and smelled like a rotting animal carcass
No he didn’t. How was Halak vs Philly???
Your Halak argument cant hold up in the real world. If he remained as stellar as he was vs Was and Pitts, the Habs would have been in the finals. Halak isn’t god’s gift to goaltending, let it go.
Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat.
F that S!!
WHER’S THE HOLD CALL?????????
Malone trips two players on one play, no f*cking call.
How many penalties on that goal?
Unreal – they drag down Boyd and no call. This is simply unfair.
JM has no strategy other than to hope the goalie saves his job. When a team is consistently out hustled and outshot, who else is to blame? When the roster is consistently NOT the best it could be? Who else is to blame? Why is Pouliot still on the second line? Where is Ryan White who at least goes to the front of the net? Why is Eller on a checking line? How many more years left on JMs contract?
Refs can GTFO that sequence was garbage. At least five penalties committed by Tampa.
Boucher, I’m willing to let go, the NHL is a different animal compared to the AHL.
The whole Robinson thing was a definate boneheaded move as far as I’m concerned.
Why waste two and a half hours watching a sport if the officials are going to cheat?
Wait till he starts crying blood
are you F_ING kidding me??? how did the refs not call that???????????????
The longer Montreal keeps Martin, the more they hurt themselves. It’s a damn shame in a way that Halak hauled his sorry ass to the playoffs and then hauled him to the ECF. The right hockey move was to fire Martin in the offseason and hang onto Boucher or, at least, find a coach with an understanding of modern hockey.
Once again, the Habs’ goalie is making Martin look much better than he is. If Price isn’t stellar, the Habs are 0-3.
I’ve refused to believe that a team with the talent on Montreal’s roster is a lottery team, but I think it’s a definite possibility. At the very least, until the system changes, this is not a playoff club.
Goal that shouldn’t be. Not slashing by any means. We will get this one back.
Boyd fell over.
The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.
The most incompetent refs ever.
Not impressed by the team at all. Kudos to Price for keeping us where we are.
And how do you define great? Price standing on his head making 40+ saves again? Not enough for you? Go cheer on St. Louis please, Price was great tonight. I don’t want to start the debate but he played 60 minutes and played them well. Other people need to step up before we start to criticize Price again.
I guarantee, if the sweater’s are reversed, that’s a penalty…BULLS**T.
I wonder what it feels like to have 21,273 people booing you
That put the fans in a foul mood. And me as well!!!
At which point, I wonder, do people in the media and the organization start quesitoning the Habs’ coaching, I wonder? It’s still as awful as it was last year. Do we wait until it gets so bad that even stellar goaltending fails to keep the team out of thelottery?
F YOU REFS.
where’s the F’ing calls!!!
Chris Lee please
Boyd taken down, and no god damn call
“Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan
Just watched this game on my DVR:
- Price had another excellent game, that’s two in a row for him- we’re giving up WAY too many shots, esp in the first period- Spacek cannot hit the net with a shot for his life- ice seemed to be a problem for both teams- Gio/Gomez are still pretty invisible- PK had an up and down night, the slashing call against him was total b/s- the top line is back in playoff form - our PP needs to be adjusted – perhaps replacing Benny with Eller will help, or using 4 forwards instead of Spacek
Anyone still think there is no officiating conspiracy in this league? That was so blatant it was embarrassing. This has been going on for far too long. SOmeone in that organization has to say something.
Boucher has turn Tampa around or what…good coach. Cammy will pot one in……
But de BS.
Totally agree. Without Price this game is a blowout. I guess JM is playing the same brilliant strategy, get outshot two to one every game and hope the goalie saves the day. Not impressed either.
You are like a squeaky door.
Carey’s GAA and SV% haven’t deserved this.
KOSTITSYN MAN – LOOK AT THOSE MOVES!
WTF is Burnner doing out there in OT
Dangerous rush by PK – dangerous in the wrong way. He has to dump it in.
Seriously Gomez? Is that what 7 mil gets us? Weak play on the boards and brutal giveaways?
The refs handed that game to Tampa at the end. Price deserved better
PK is gonna make mistakes, but boy can he redeem.
SONOFA…….. well, waddya gonna do, Price had no chance on that one, at least it’s a point.
I don’t know how Tampa can actually feel good about that win.
Can I vote for the refs as one of the three stars?
1 point is better than 0.
Most undeserved win in the history of hockey. Referees should be ashamed of themselves. What a ***ing joke. I guess they decided to get their eyeballs drilled out before the game for fun. What utter HorseSH!T.
Bullshit… That’s 3 points taken away from the Habs.. If the habs don’t make the playoffs by 3 or fewer, Van Massenhoven needs to be hunted down.
Tough loss, Price deserved better. But I love the relentless forecheck of Tampa. Boucher has them playing entertaining hockey for sure.
bad calls true ..but to be otplayed this bad for the home opener…i think we need to play teams that “outmatch” us…how is this team have any chance vs the flyers
Those refs should be drawn and quartered.
I don’t usually criticize the refs, but the whole sequence leading up to TB’s tying goal was poorly called.
Well said. What a fing embarrassment for the game. PK gets 2 mins for being up by a goal in the home opener with 2 mins left.
So pissed off, this game to deserved to end at 3-2.
The refs sucked but what is wrong with Martin that he can’t get the shots down? This was absurd–almost 50 shots against? Is this a strategy of some sort? It’s insane. We’re not going to win many games if we let the team waltz into our end rush after rush and bombard the goalie.
2 observations. aside from the fact that habs aren’t a very good team, I have a bone to pick with Subban and Pouliot.
1) Poulishit should be off this team. aside from the fact that he can’t score, he is A DEFENSIVE LIABILITY!
2) Subban is HORRIBLE DEFENSIVELY! he can’t just rush all the time, giving the opposition odd man rushes. he needs to stay at home more. he is killing us defensively.
habs will lose more games than they win. they are awful at clearing the puck, and inept offensively.
they need to take a lesson from the UNBEATEN LEAFS.
How many times does this team always find a way to lose a game in the last five minutes. Subban took a very dumb penalty and cost them the game.Carey Price played a whale of a game.
I’m shocked. It only took 3 games for the Refs to start costing the team points.
BTW, I like how the EXACT same things we got called for during the first 40 minutes didn’t apply to the other team when they got away with bloody murder on the ice.
Boyd wasn’t tripped however, it was a good stick on stick. However, it was CLEARLY interference as he impeded to get to the puck.
Price was very solid.
Price stands on his head and the refs fix the ending. We all saw it.
I want to also put some of the blame on JM as the refs were not responsible for 47 shots on goal. It is JM so called system which is outdated for today’s NHL. Pathetic.
Classic end o game collapse,excuses is for whiners.Nothing changes…..
Sad to say but there was probably no penalty on that tying goal.
The real problem is we’re getting dominated again just like last year. Plus we are taking stupid penalties, in every game.
We deserve to be 0-3 at this point in the season.
And we’re still waiting for Gionta and Gomez to show up. Gionta -2 and invisible. Gomez was like a parody of himself–great skater but no hockey sense. Not dangerous at all.
That’s what an OFFENSIVE defenseman does. He’s not Hal Gill or Josh Gorges. He has the speed and hockey sense to come back. And he’ll learn from playing a few games.
Tough loss….refs decided it…Overall the Habs looked good…wait till we get Markov back…
Price was excellent…Plek was excellent…
refs make this an amateur hour
Just saw the third but the Gomez line needs something and it ain’t Benny.
I hope that our Habs pull one out tonight…I am from Chile and it would be nice to have our boys win one for them..VIVA CHILE!
Vintage Habs, beast goaltending and no offensive support
Price gets a game stolen from him, disgusting.
Phantom on P.K. and Gionta hooked down in OT to deny Habs 4-on-3… Yzerman got favouritism status early from NHL, PIT had to wait a few years to get it.
UPGRADE THE SERVER ALREADY. EVERY DANG SEASON THE SAME FRIGGIN PROBLEM!
folks wtf is going on the laffs are undefeated! and who the hell his clar mcarthur?!
.::DON’T MESS WITH THE MOENATOR!::.
based on the last 2 periods we can easily say most undeserved one point…all week posters were saying tampa has 2 lines no d …wow ..what happens when we play a real team
So is TB!
tough loss, Subban’s gotta think from time to time……I’m not talking about that penalty
Gomez has to show up
And Finally, hold the goddamn lead.
Pouliot might be the best player on that line so far this year. Gomez and Gionta have been invisible.
I’ve seen this movie before. Home team plays great in the first, sleepwalks through the second, sits on a slim lead through the third and come April they sneak into the playoffs. Maybe we should just take the next 6 months off, go golfing in the Caribbean and log back in come spring. Who’s with me?
A first: Me and jdub agree!
I only have one disagreement with you there. Hockey is a rough sport, not violent. Your use of the word violent suggests that the sport is uncontrolled or destructive and as you know it is not. Rough, tough, aggressive and forceful yes. Just splitting hairs maybe.
Great Job…really classy…Gionta should be proud!
I probably shouldn’t do this but I’m gonna try it:
Lots of goals tonight because of the Bolts’ stacked top 6 and their AHL defence.[
Man Price was good against Pitt’s.
Contre Lecavelier, St Louis et Gagne au Bell?
I wish they’d stop talking. I want to see what’s going on behind them
I swear Muller just got louder applause as an assistant coach than Drew Doughty got in the LA Kings opener last night.
Class, class all the way.
Gio speaks french like my boss lol
Nice touch with Gio.
Max Laperierre? What a disaster.
oh this must be getting painful for Gio
I like the intro by the captain, a good change on the usual intros
Markov is playing???
Wow, great intro!
gio needs more lessons.. that was painful
Yeah. painful is right. Love the effort, though.
Ya, but he hung in there. It was nice.
and it begins!
Nice to see Hamrlik back.
Very encouraging to see Markov back in skates and uniform.
“Justin” Boyd, whoops!
cut him some slack, max can chew him out later, god
Gio is a good sport for doing that. and very well done IMO.
Good for you Captain.
Great job by Gionta, that had to be tough.
Well done, Gio!!!
Habs still rule the day on game ceremonies, take note NHL.
Might have just “suited up” to be in the intros…Hammer, O’Byrne and Picard were all in full uni as well, so I’m thinking Markov is still out.
Gio…..he’s the boss. Sure that was brutal. A+ for effort…..
Kudos for Gio for trying. I’ll chalk the butchering up to nerves.
Why were there still boos for Carey? I just don’t get it.
Brian Gionta is balls.
Max LAperriere and Benoit Puyet… Loved it here on the netradio in Myanmar. Top props to the org and to the Captain for that intro.
Still not feelin’ Gomer wearin’ 11, but certainly feelin’ us having a Captain again.
A for effort by the captain, that couldn’t have been easy. That was equilvalent of doing public speaking after your first year of french in elementary school
Ooooo! The bitchin’ Gilmour pic!
I should have added a smiley face. It was intended as a good-natured “disaster”.
Cant resist someone playing a strat in a habs uni.
Nice to see you back Matthew.
Hell of a pic. Hell of a guitarist. Hell of a team!
PK and Hedman, uhoh
Terrible period. Dumb penalties.
What is JM doing with the D pairings? Playing mostly three lines.
Price keeping us where we are.
At the speed at which the play with Laps and Downie evolved, I think it’s clear that Laps initiated the hit before Downie turns away. Yes, still a penalty, but not suspension worthy. It was more of a shove than a cross check, and it was way too late for Laps to stop himself.
Agree. Looks bad on the replay, but it was just a hockey play. Pretty soon guy’s will be getting suspended for looking at each other the wrong way.
That Penalty on PK in the 3rd was BS!! Staright up! Officiating overall was brutal! How the hell does a guy drop his gloves and not get a penalty.
Enough about the penalties our D needs to close out a game better than that!
Price “Utterly blameless”? 99% of the game I can agree with that, you just don’t drop down on your face to cover a puck unless you know you got it when you land. I will not attack Carey however, it is hard when your D is flying all over in front of him like ghosts on Halloween!
For me, since my last greco-roman-cluster-f***. lol
I can’t remember the last time I saw so many 4 on 4’s.
There were so few players on the ice most of the time that it looked like Lou Lamoriello was coaching.
He never touched the puck in the restricted zone. He pushed it across and played it again after it crossed the line.
Thanks! Actually, the wireless internet at the hotel is the limiting point…and I’m watching the Chilean miners on CNN instead of the Leafs!
Yes he did. I rewound that after the period was over because I thought he was in the wrong and sure enough he was. He played the puck all over the end of the ice. Should have been a penalty.
The crowd didn’t miss it, but the refs sure did!
Yes he did. I rewound and saw it plain as day in slo-mo.
Great feature on the Tampa feed about Guy Boucher. Thanks again for the link!!!
“Music is the best.”
– Frank Zappa
“Stuck in Halifax”
been there, done that.
Nice hit by Burner.
And Downie turns away from a hit. What a shocker from the little turd.
C,mon Lapps, the was uncalled for
That was such a cheap hit by Laps. Horrible.
not smart by laps
Downie’s a bitch!
Not smart on Max’s part. Might sit for a game or two.
Max will get a 1 game suspension or 2 because of his past.
As much as I don’t like Downie, Maxim has GOT to watch the boarding calls.
Muller thinks he turned away, too.
COME ON PK PK PK BOYS !!!!!!!!
Gotta luv Kirk Muller. Great coach.
Kind of a borderline call but Laps can be such an idiot.
AGAIN BOONE???????/ Why call these things???? Are you trying to hurt us? If they score here….. AGAIN ON YOU
Stuck in Halifax with only the Leafs game on TV…can someone describe what Max just did please???
Downey was pretty low – can’t see that being a 5-minute penalty. Bet he gets another game as well.
I’m not trying to defend Max, but how did the guy who dropped the gloves and jumped him after the hit NOT get a penalty? Not even a 2 minute?
Who cares if he turned his back in this situation? I understand when the guy has no time to pull back, but Laps cross-checked Downie straight in the back and sent him to the boards. That’s cheap no matter how you look at it.
i dont understand how that wasnt a penalty
Smith didn’t touch the puck in the illegal zone.
RDS just said that was 30 shots by the Lightning. Hey – should be a penalty on the goalie there – playing the puck outside the trapezoid.
It looked like Downie was turning on the puck,just as Lapierre made contact. Regardless, he should have been less careless.
THat was a pretty decent power play for the hab– oh wait…
I guess PK and Hedman are going out for beers after the game
ok …. we need to come out a bit better next period – just a thought
So uh, how did Mike Smith get away with playing the puck in the restricted zone?
Did I just see Hedman trying to tell PK to “respect”? LOL.
Yes. Clearly Boone with his clairvoyant power controls the game.
If ya need a link to stream the game try this one. http://www.atdhe.net/25421/watch-tampa-bay-lightning-vs-montreal-canadiens
Im also stuck in Nova Scotia.
A perfectly good game shot to hell in the last two minutes on a chintzy call and a bunch of non-calls by the opposition. Very pissed off right now. This better not cost us a playoff spot in the end. I won’t soon forget this game, and I hope the players feel the same way.
WHAT A F&%$ING JOKE!!!
Price is keeping the Habs in it, we need to pot a couple more!
Good God…what have they painted on Mario Tremblay’s face on L’Antichambre?
apparantley colton orr got k.o’ed by someone on pittsburgh, didnt see the replay though
Orr was winning the fight and then Engeland absolutely cold-cocked him on the beak. Orr’s eyes rolled and he sunk to the ice.
I wouldn’t worry about the Leafs too much guys. They are playing great hockey at the moment but they are a team full of tough grinders that are overachieving at the moment. Thats not to take anything away from them cause a win is a win but once the skating teams get their legs back in the next month or so the Leafs are going to take a pounding. Leafs cant keep the pace up past midseason.
Kessel was out for a good part of the start, and they didn’t have Phaneuf and their goaltending was a mess. They have a decent team that will compete with MTL for the 8th spot…..
No one will take a run at Kessel, as for taking runs against MTL players, look at the way they hit PK….
That is true about how no one will take liberties with the leafs. Tough to acknowledge that anything Brian Burke does is a positive. We have some tough guys in the pipeline though I’d wait it out. Our team is gonna be better than a bottom feeder looking for a playoff berth I’m sure of that.
how much longer in the Laps major to start the third?
Ha ha Orr got KO’d in Pitts and wont be back for the 3rd.
Just for giggles, Colton Orr gets tagged.
Colton Orr was winnin’ on points and then got trunculenced by Deryk Engelland earlier this evenin’. Colty has not returned to the game.
Thats cool, but at this point I need a Pitt’s win. I really don’t need the leafs and their fans getting carried away with themselves thinking they are actually good.
ak46 hardly gets any scoring chances…this game is a replay of so many games last year but with a new leading man in net…same game plan …great goaltending,get out played…and score on the counter attack but have really few other scoring opportunities
The TO-Pittsburgh game is VERY sloppy from what I’ve seen.
Jeebus, PK, quit stealin’ my thundah.
haha that was fast
Victor Hedman = The UN-O’Byrne
This is the same crap as last season. We get completely dominated from beginning to end and only our goalie is keeping us in it.
Orr got Komisarwrecked.
MacArthur has played very well for the Laff’s so far. About the only thing Burke has done well with this franchise.
Just saw Michael Moore on Larry King Live talking about the Chilean miners rescue. Wonder what conspiracy theory he builds out of this!
Don’t know what Pleks has been puting in his Wheaties over the summer, but he’s picked up some serious speed. Been noticing it since the ex. season started.
Not that he wasn’t fast before, but he’s gained at least 1/2 a gear this year.
Hope you guys have said it already. Habs played a great first period. Not so much the second.
Apart from several individual bone head or weak plays Habs looking pretty good.
As is usually the case a goal will be scored during the first minute of the third while the Habs are on the penalty kill.
Bolts will keep coming strong. We MAY be able to pull this one out of the fire. Carey has kept us in it. Smith is a pretty damn good goalie.
Looks like Subban wants a go at Hedman. That’s prolly not wise.
How does that get posted on You Tube that fast???? Orr really took on good one LOL
Got no kids at home so no distractions. Clickin’ at lightnin’ speed baby!
Fox Sports just broke down the Clark goal. Price had absolutely no chance to see that, with Malone in front and two Habs defenders in the line of fire.
The only way Price will see that goal is on a replay after the game.
Wow, Price has really taken things seriously and played well. Cat-like reflex’s. Good for him.
The truth? Big business is (again) invisible.
Orr was winning then stopped to take the helmet off the other guy since it was in his face. If he wanted he could of continued and hammer away but I guess he won’t do that again.
Seriously. Pouliot just cannot catch a break.
Ok it’s not too early to start juggling lines. The second line needs a LW. Move Eller there now!!!
I’ve seen just about enough of Pouilot, he’s awful
Maybe PK has bad blood from the WJC gold medal game where Hedman acted “tough” by putting Angelo Esposito in a massive headlock.
Moore tells more truth in a minute than Fuxx News tells in a decade.
Wake up HIOers, Habs will win or lose on the margins, they’re never going to dominate. That goes for the majority of teams that will compete this season. It’s a different model.
We didn’t play a great 1st period. Gave up 18 shots, took a couple of dumb penalties, got completely over-run.
EGG Line: the next generation!
Kostitsyn not much better. Moen has replaced him on the Plekanec line.
Okay, Martin. Time to realize that sit back hockey is a bad idea.
what happened to the forecheck that was so good in the first two?
Good for you Moen, get Moore out of there
“It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”
I think someone tampered with the skate sharpening equipment or something, strange Habs numbers falling down tonight.
At least it looks like Pouliot is trying… AK looks like he doesn’t even like playing hockey.
Trend building up here of teams taking runs at PK. We have to protect him.
Tough to blame him for that miss. The puck didn’t come to him in a decent shooting position.
First real offensive chance and they can’t finish, ARGH.
Martin gives them about 40 seconds to get something going and then he changes lines. How can they get any flow?
Subban was just awful tonight. Awful. However, I hated that penalty call with 2 minutes left. What a joke!
Boone… best title ever!
True, but I’d feel a bit more comfortable if they put a bit of a cushon.
boucher and yzerman may be very good at their jobs, but let’s make them earn it before we give TB so much respect. I think we underestimate how important it is to have basically 2 scoring lines and 2 functional, high energy lines. Last year it really hurt us, not roling 4 lines. I think that it will make a difference this year, and guys like Pleks and Gomer should be more fresh in the third when we need them!
“I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB
I’m angry for a number of reasons: Price deserved way better than that and it makes me angry that our D goes ahead and seemingly takes the night off. I’m angry at the refs for making that utterly moronic call on P.K resulting in the equalizing goal. I’m angry because we lost. And most of all I’m angry because I cannot believe I am so worked up over the third game of the season..
But mostly the refs, those guys suck.
Lecavalier boxed up by a line in his own zone making less combined than he does, love it.
Hedman can fly!
He’s really impressing me tonight
colis collapse………..fire everyone
Lapierre – 1
Moore – 0
a few comments;
Price was GREAT, solid all that noise that everyone who knows hockey knows…
ELLER GET YOUR BUTT ON THE SECOND LINE. Why hasn’t that happend yet!?
Why was o’byrne out there. yes he’s a solid hitter but one thing i’ve noticed over the last couple of years with him. he juggles with the puck, plays with it before he passes, giving the other team time to cover players or forcheck him. i can’t wait for Marky to be back so oby can sit his ass in the press box (sorry for my language)
LAST BUT NOT LEAST.NHL refs; this is HORRIBLE someone with authority needs to shed some light on the poor calls or the not calls.
Anyways im pissed this is the third game and i was already pulling my hair out.
Wow, Eller and Lappy seem to have great energy and chemistry together.
All Max there, way to get Moore to take a stupid penalty
That was hideous.
Again, what is with Cammalleri?
Cammy, take your happy pills please.
Cammy – is he our penalty leader this year?
Well, if nothing else, Cammy’s piling up the PIMs for my fantasy team tonight, the big goon.
Is that the start of the Leafs downfall? I’m just sayin’….
“Music is the best.” – Frank Zappa
Au contraire, that line needs someone who can throw their weight around to make space for the other two.
Habs are showing blinding speed.
Eller has amazed me so far this season. He seems to play well on whatever line you put him on. Good work ethic.
Colton Orr just got dropped – big time! Orr was winning the fight, then Enggeland (sp?) cold cocked Orr – boy it looks good on Burke the Blowhard.
Am I the only one who thinks that Guy Carbonneau looks pissed?
Colton Orr just got tagged…..
If Benny is going to throw his body around like that, he should be playing on a checking line with Max. Eller would be much more effective on Gio’s line. (though he and Max have looked pretty good together)
Just saw the last miner starting to head upward.
Cammy needs to be more disciplined.
That one’s on Boone.
No chance for Price whatsoever.
Cammy, stay out of the f*cking box.
Price was screened on that, it happens. Good game so far.
Ah, the least likely ex-Hab to contribute strikes!
doesn’t he always have that look? lol
Not likely, they have a decent team. If they don’t get any injuries on D, they might make the playoffs.
I BLAME YOU BOONE ON THAT ONE……..
Price still hasn’t seen that one.
Pouliot – meet Max. Lars – go play with Gomer and Gio.
Officiating is terrible tonight. Tons of phantom offsides and weak calls.
Time to get the PP going. Need to quell the Tampa momentum.
lets go boys, pop the PP cherry already
Hate the PP without Markov.
Price was good till that moment….if he wasn’t so far back and on his knees he wouldn’t be so stationary….
Great save, Price!
Someone should tell him that he can’t score from there.
The shutout one or the PP one , or both
You are truly an idiot… or have poor eyesight. Take your pick.
blah, blah, blah.
Halak would have had that
mmmm Toronto is better than last year. This year they start off with Kessel, solid goaltending and Phaneuf, makes a huge difference
Somehow I doubt you’ve ever played goaltender in your life.
That’s ridiculous. Get off your Price hate. He had no chance, standing, or in the butterfly. When a goalie can’t see a shot, he covers more of the net when he goes down.
You and me both. LOL
A goal would be nice though for the Pro-Line.
Just curious, where do you go when Price makes 2 insane saves after that?
Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat.
He’s in a PM pool….
Grab another beer, armchair jockey.
Dumbest comment on the page so far.
It’s 7:29am here in YAngoon. I have the miners on BBC and some bread on my plate. Haven’t read or heard much today, but I have to say that yes, this is the dumbest thing I’ve read today.
why are you even here you contribute nothing to society and even less here
PP needs work, namely staying on it.
WTF was that?
That PP was a disaster.
Doofus on Sun Sports just commented that Eller was the 13th pick in 2007. “These fans have been waiting a long time for him.”
No matter what you can still tell he’s a rookie.
I don’t know why the commentators and Kirk Muller are happy. We’re playing terribly.
Well the best way to describe that would be a clusterf*ck
That’s a nasty scar on Boucher’s cheek. If he had Yzerman’s tailor he could pass as a Bond villan.
Oh there’s Stamkos…
What a mess that was.
PK – a comedy of errors in about ten seconds. Oh well, he’s a rookie.
Does Gomez ever take a shift off?
What a pass by Cammy! Plek buries it.
GREAT heads up play by Cammalleri!!!!!
What a pass by Cammy.
Cami: you knew that was coming.
WHAT A GOAL!
Bang for the buck! LOVE the swagger on Pleky!
CAMMY THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL!!
Nike work CAMMY and PLEKS!
To-MASH Jagr!@!!!! Great work by Cammy.
They’re here all season folks, tip your waiters.
Not a good night for 41 on Tampa.
Bad pass by Spacek started it, but Subban needs to keep his head better.
Did Malone get his first star selection for his trip of Boyd in the slot? Just wonderin’…
5-3 Habs, with the 3rd TB goal coming in last minute
Are you talking about tonight’s game, or a past one…
ya just seen it, great fight but man thats the most perfect angle in slow motion lol
And now from the what else is new department……..What! No home-opener coverage of the Habs on CBC? Oh, yeah, I know, the Habs were on last week with the Leafs for their home-opener (one sickening opening show that was). Of course that counts. The CBC demonstrated that they are not anti-Habs. They had them on for the season opening night. We all are adult enough to realize that it wasn’t all about the Toronto Maple Leafs…..right? God bless RDS!
Calm down…it is no big deal really…by us complaining all the time about CBC’s coverage it makes us appear to be the whiners much of the League thinks we are. Besides, it is a Wed. night, CBC rarely if ever shows a game and they did not show the home opener for every Canadian team. Also, the Ott-Mon game is the national telecast since Leafs have no game this Sat. And their coverage is bad only if there were no local telecast on Sat. night for Quebec and whatever other parts of Canada they decide to send the feed to.
So you know…take it easy…CBC is accused of enough conspiracies and bias by everyone else…they really do not need anymore.
“I am guilty of using elipses…”
I was at the season opener, so I didn’t get to see the CBC’s pre-game show. Was it as awkward as the Leafs’ opening ceremonies were?
That “water” sequence was pure sappiness wrapped in saccharine. As if laffs water could put out the Habs torch. It was so stolen from the Habs brilliant torch touching center ice routine I felt sorry for the laffs marketing department
I think they say that cause the first cup was won before there was an NHL.
Last year the ex canadien who does the games for the Florida Panthers said the H in the CH stood for habs, I cant’t remember his name
LOL the FOX sports guy just said the Habs have 23 stanley cups hahahahaha
Pleks doesn’t even raise his hands, so cool.
Gotta act like you’ ve been there before. Cammy taught him well!
BOONE……………… WHY BOONE????????// WHY?????
Seriously!! WHat was he thinking!
How did Cammy see pleky, man that was nice
Wasn’t Teddy Purcell MVP (or close) of the AHL a couple of years ago and at a time considered one of the LA Kings’ top prospects?
I’m pretty sure that’s who the Bolts got from LA at the deadline last year for…Jeff Halpern!
I love it!!
my poor dog is gonna have a heart attack, every time the Habs score I yell and he jumps up from his sleep and runs in to see me. lol
YES!! Man that was scrambly lol!
I was noticing that too, one time I think it was Hedman came down and Price was waaaaaaaay out past the crease.
What I’m really liking is the way Price is challenging the shooters tonight. He’s coming way out of his crease and it’s cutting down the angle so players have to shoot for the low percentage corners. It reminds me of how he played when he broke into the league.
Beautiful pass by Cammy!!
aha its true! I didn’t realize it
I can see Gill’s in Stamkos’ head already. By the end of the night, he’ll be having fits.
Pierre Groulx’s the goalie coach, who worked with Craig Anderson in FLA before the Avalanche made the steal of 2009 free agency and got him to push them into the playoffs.
Nice reaction by Carey prevents a goal.
Gagné was floating the whole way on the Pleks goal.
Price is playing great right now.
Wow, so nice to see Price stick it to the basher’s.
I’m beginning to see what Price is all about. Will reserve comments until game 10 or 20.
Hammer is rusty.
How about that Guy Boucher system!!!
Is it just me or does it look like Price learned something about fighting for the puck down low from Halak last year?
Mike – I think thus far tonight I like our Top 6 more than Tampa’s.
I’d wait til mid season.
TB hasn’t shown me much tonight.
SO refreshing to see Price on top of his game!!
Good back check by Benny, good work Benny
I’d say that’s pretty accurate.
Great first period.
If we play the next 40 like we did the first 20, this one is in the bag.
Price is back in the saddle again.
Bonne period boys!
“trade me right now, you henglish piggged dog”
They Call Me Shane
Holy crap. We’re going to have to seriously try to cut down on their shots. 17 SOG!
I think Pleks has the best pound for pound slapper in the league. thoughts?
Yup, he seems to be VERY confident and playing a very simple game and with his size and talent it’s working for him. So nice to see, and kudo’s to the goalie coach who’s been working with him.
yeah, last year that goes in on Price.
Nice first period. Price is keeping the puck out, making timely saves. This version of the Habs can really skate!
Habs enjoying a serious depth advantage, Tampa’s D pairs and Checkers are outmatched.
I’m guessing that you missed the last game, eh?
Chicken sh*t. Unlike brave me using the *.
If/when he takes us farther than Halak, he’ll have made a statement. He’s playing well, and I hope he keeps it up all season.
It’s obvious he has worked hard in the off-season. He seems to be tracking the puck very well. His talent is starting to come thru in his play and it’s fun to watch.
Is anyone using the Bell app tonight?? Mine doesn’t want to connect
Tomas Plekanec is the man
I wonder how many were from the pp?
Crap, I missed a good first period???
Biggest difference I am seeing this year is the aggressive two man and sometimes three man fore-checking. No more sending in just one to skate around the net and chase from behind.
Weird, usually it’s the nail.
So far so GREAT!
CAREY CAREY CAREY
Carey with 17 saves already. That’s more than the number of shots that you-know-who faced in his entire last game.
baby steps Shiloh, baby steps.
That’s a GREAT change. Nevermind our own blue line… I want the other team to have a tough time gaining their own blue line!
Agreed 100%, loving his body language and the fight he’s displaying this season.
17 shots and many missed shots by tampa seems to indicate our d is outmatched
I remember when Anderson was here. I saw a few games of his in nets with the Cat’s. He was impressive. I remeber thinking wow the Panthers have two good goalies now.
It’s their Top 6 that’s generating everything, when those guys aren’t on the ice they’ve got nothing.
LOVE PLEKS…….. But that goal was served to him on a platter by a hooters chick from CAMMI.
WORTH. EVERY. PENNY.
All Hail the Turtleneck Man. Sexy Plexy Rules.
Vive Le Col Roulé!
Wow, that one might be reviewed. Pretty close but I think he kept it out.
On replay, nah. LOL
Quick Price! Nice!
Keep it going!
Price is tracking the puck well tonight.
Tampa defense and bottom six look vulnerable.
Need to stop with our dumb penalties and start working with our own power play.
Pouliot playing a great physical period. AK46 looks awake also, as much as he can.
lol! it’s true.
Guy Boucher as Le Chiffre from Casino Royale. Uncanny resemblance no?
…finished of by a belly flop.
…with a half-rotation and a pike.
Yzerman’s build might be the deciding factor.
30 shots in the period, firewagon hockey at its finest. I love it
That was so Cammy.
It’s the rarely employed double-reverse Boone jinx.
way to jinx price, boone.
‘As feel-good stories go, a W in the home opener won’t match the rescue of Chileans miners.’
I`m very proud of my Chilean origin, and thanks Sir Boone for mentioning something about it. It`s very touching. This country has been through a lot this year and both of my parents were visiting there during the earthquake. Needless to say it was a stressful moment.
Going back to hockey, hopefully the crowd is less harsh with Carey tonight…
Don’t be so sensitive.
I stand by my Rogers phone.
I’d stand ON my Rogers phone.
As much as I would love to vote on the three stars, I had an atrocious experience with Bell years ago and I will never go back to them.
I don’t recommend this strategy at all for having a working phone.
Well it isn’t all roses with Bell, they’ve been screwing me with the My-5 Nationwide plan for 4 months.
That’s the idea.
Horror stories with Bell, my friend wants to burn down a Telus store, People ready to torch Rogers HQ…
Cellular service in Canada, isn’t it wonderful?
I guess it weird cause i’ve never had any issues with Bell and im with them for home phone cell phone and Tv. and have been with them for like 25 years (well my parents have) and 0 issues with any of them :S
Alright let’s go!
Do I remember Roger Doucet? I never forgot him.
He was great and so were those Hab’s teams from 76-79. I remember it well…
Tonight’s, like Billy Pilgram I have come unstuck in time so already know what will happen.
I was just busting your chops about how detailed you were being. Awesome though. I LOVE the optimism. Too many pessimists out there.
That was to emphisis that I do not think it will be a close game, Well in hand early.
Just hoping it’s a slaughterhouse for the Lightning.
Yea! someone picked up on the SH 5 reference!
Mr. Berkshire: congratulations on the well-deserved feature.
(An undergrad in PoliSci at a State university? – well that explains the direction of your political slantings ;–)
Look forward to your continuing good Habs sense & optimisim here on H-I/O.
So, do we think they’ll take the ice to “Fix You”?
What’s the over/under on the number of syllables that AK46 utters during this seasons’ pregame ceremonies? With his brother now playing for Nashville, and now only one Kostitsyn on the team, I say that he sticks to the minimum: 3.
You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku
Oy Oy Oy…I know I’m in the minority but I simply love Benoit lol
I dunno… I think that he gets even more efficient this year and just sticks with ‘Kos-tit-syn’.
Price with another miraculous save.
You don’t need to be a Bell customer to vote for the 3 starts. You can do it online at the Habs official web site. Albit if you are with Bell you can have 2 votes. One by cell one on line. I don’t like the idea but damm if I’m not going to have my say if everyone else is.
WOW Nice desperation save!
I wish they’d START THE F*&^ING GAME!
Drop the friggin puck!
I’m dying here already!
Harani, I can appreciate it. Cammalleri is a very sexy man.
Thank for the earlier link. By any chance does anyone have a link to the game in English?
Doubtful, if it’s being streamed it’s probably the RDS feed.
Considering Downie isn’t really a top-six forward, yes Boone there is likely a better top-six in the conference
Benoit Pou Li Lost.
Christ he sucks.
quel bon arret de price!!
When does Gomez get back from his vacation?
When do you go??? Sounds like you need a lil something
True enough, no offense taken and none intended.
Calm down? LOL, Really? You actually think I am so upset that I need to calm down? Who do you think I am…YOU? I never said anything about any so-called conspiracy. I merely stated how sickening CBC’s hockey coverage is, and how totally slanted to Toronto it is. That is just a fact. Not conspiratorial. I would have liked to see this game telecast in English tonight, whether it be on CBC or TSN. But, you know how that goes. [spoken in an entirely un-conspiratorial manner]
Wasn’t sure if you were being tongue-in-cheek or actually annoyed…you know how some folks on here get really worked up.
He said “don’t be so sensitive”
Yeah. Type louder next time!
Not as bad, no, but you could see what they were building up to…..Leaf Nation!
But… introducing a play-by-play guy for the national broadcaster as a Leaf? Bias? What bias?
And I can’t believe that the crowd only gave Johnny Bower respectful applause. I don’t know how it came across on TV, but when he wandered out onto centre ice, you could actually hear people around us saying, “Who the hell is the old man?”
NUMBER THIRTY -THREE! PATRICK ROYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!
C’mom Ak46, follow the play and move your arse
You could tell that Josh was hoping to lead him with that pass, but alas…
Close call for Benny there. Adjust the radar!
F U Benny, you are useless
Pouliot is snakebit. That’s a goal if he actually hits that corner.
F*ckin`Chicken Noodle Soup / Soupe aux poulet et aux nouilles
Goal was not the fault of Price – replay showed two deflections on the way in – one off of Hamrlik and the next off the Tampa player.
Who pressed fast forward on my television set?
Man, the PP needs to get going. Can’t depend on Markov all the time.
I hate this coach.
“Hey guys, they are on the powerplay with really hot forwards. How do I counter that. I know, I put the guy who hasn’t played for a month on with the guy who will be playing on the wrong side the first time this year. That should be great!”
Pouliot will be playing beer league hockey in St. Isidore in a year.
I like Gomez. Always looking to make the right pass. He needs some finishers to step it up.
PK…like I said earlier, he looks like a rookie. A good rookie but a rookie nonetheless.
Looks like Bouchers scar is actually a skin graft. Random, I know.
Cammalleri played that entire shift like he was scared of getting a penalty. Not a good way for him to play.
Gomez is a 3rd line centre – his salary is an anvil.
I’m pretty sure that the phrase “skin graft” has never appeared on HI/O.
Boucher trying to out-coach his way to way win.
time to wake up…whats the story on this mcarthur guy for the leafs has 4 goals in 3 games and i remember a lot of posters werer laughing at his signing..early luck
See, this is why I respect Shiloh and don’t think he is a ‘troll’ or whatever.
He looks at the situation and states the truth.
He’s a true fan guys, please stop calling him a troll.
Malkin misses a penalty shot – still 4-2 Loafs. Plan the parade you insufferable Toronto fans.
Would someone please punch Malone
Don’t you mean Max Laperrierre??
frick i wish i had RDS —- COME ON GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow, a little offensive relief for Price?
They aren’t calling much on Tampa. Not that it would matter, our PP sucks.
Not impressed with Subban tonight
HA! They’ve already painted the big blue line down Yonge Street. Don’t worry too much though…the paint will fade before April 3rd.
Downie doing what he does, being a douche.
He really needs to step it up. We are missing the second line force.
Downie should get one for elbowing
Crosby makes it 4-3.
They should come out of the box and drop the gloves.
Downie = embarassment to hockey…same level as Avery/Ott/Ruuttu/Kaleta etc.
He’s a first line centre getting paid like one, adding elite-level vision & setup play plus relentless workrate to the team. That setup to & miss by Pouliot says it all.
Without Gomez we need equivalent elite-level player to elevate us above medicrity. (And remember, he elevates Gio….)
I’d say Downie’s a step lower than the others…my two cents.
Trying to do Markov’s job but he isn’t there yet, doing what he can.
Takes a hell of a lot of cojones to do what our Captain just did in front of a full house and millions watching. RESPECT! Justin Boyd and Max Laperriere…you too!
never get tired of watching le gros bill sing the national anthem.
Well I had my first Beliveau sighting during the anthems, now I’m set to go!
Great anthem singer, I’m all fired up
D.M.V still rocking the big ‘stache haha
ONE miner to go!!!!….GO HABS!!!!…VIVA CHILE!!!
Good pressure for the first couple of shifts…
nice save Pricey.
Shorthanded Devils outshooting Buffalo 15-1 after the 1st period in Buffalo.
Good save. CANNOT let them walk in like that. Especially their big guys.
Hey Boucher. Shoulda started that Desjardins kid.
ET LE BUT!!!!!
Nice goal, Eller out there shooting and hitting. good stuff!
LAPIERRE! Great work on that shift!
Yeah third line! Love the look of panic on the Tampa players face as he realized where he’d put the puck.
YEAH BABY!!! Lappy boy!!!
Ah the first goal, what a good thing to get
Un cadeau – sans aide!!! To the Max!
Lappy, good work from Eller.
Nice to see Eller picking up a point
Bravo numero 40!!!
My bad, I thought it would have gotten an assist.
Mad Max starts it off early!
Great shot by Max. Lots of time for him to pick his spot, too.
I love the fight in PK,
Whoa. Total defensive breakdown there. Spacek stripped, then Subban just left his man … hard forecheck by the Bolts, but still…
Lappy’s gonna have a great year….
Anywhere to watch a reply of Gio’s French introduction?
Nice start. That one was gift-wrapped for Laps; he had all the time in the world and made good on it.
I love our fourth line. I honestly feel confident this year that any line we throw out there is capable of starting something.
Like dseeing Subban keeping his man boxed out even after the whistle. Keep that crease clean. hehe
See what happens when you leave a player one-on-one against your goalie?
STUPID NHL Center Ice. Have FSN feed and didn’t get opening ceremonies
Is it me or does Tampa look kinda confused and lost in their own zone?
Get outa our crease!
Well, I wouldn’t call it French.
Gill still has my respect, but stop pinching
Lacking much in NHL-caliber defence, Habs are going to exploit that all night.
I had the choice of watching the Center Ice feed or the RDS feed. I chose RDS. I’m a Quebecer so the french doesn’t bother me.
I’m in the US so no RDS option for me Hope someone puts it up on YouTube
how many shots against on Price now?
28. 16 for the Habs.
Downey isn’t happy – and Max is chirping away at him. Nice.
I miss Moore ..
Looking like Jacques Martin sit back and hope hockey. Hate it. Go back to the aggressive style of the first period. Price keeping us in it again.
Crap period not really impressed with anyone besides the bottom 6 and Price.
“Hamrlik’s O-game may take a while.”
We’re presently in Year 18 of that.
Moore (1.1 million) = Justin Boyd (0.650 mil) + Jeff Halpern (0.600 mil) (almost equal)
Get over it!
What a shift by Josh!!!
2 on 1! Yes! Wait is that Georges? Oh well.
I just read Red Fisher’s article in the gazette’s hockey inside/out. the man has to know when to call it quits, and that time has passed! I used to enjoy reading what he had to say but now it’s just a pain. He disses gomez for scoring only “12 goals and 51 points” but gomez put up 59. He also called Andrew Ladd (thrashers) “alan ladd.” I know he’s forgotten more about hockey than I know…but I also know that I know more about hockey today than he does. how can he make a prediction of who’s going to make the playoffs when he doesn’t even know the name of the players or the stats of the team he’s covering??
Red doesn’t bother to keep up with the times…not once did he mention in his article what Price said to elliotte friedman and did not give Price any sort of support now that Price said he’s going to be working hard. Red turns a blind eye to price’s consequent work ethic from last year and a possible increase in work ethic for this year. He just disses Price, saying he’s not good enough, and won’t be good enough (as per cracking under the pressure from last year, and receiving more pressure this year).
It’s time to hang up the old typewriter Red!
- I support Carey Price as the Number 1 Goalie!
I see now why Hedman was picked 2nd overall, what a beast!
are you kidding me?
Man, O’byrne bud…
You always seem to flick the puck over the glass.
obyrne sure did a retard of the match
Over the glass, always OB or Hammer….
C’mon O’Brainfreeze – smarten up!
O’byrne, O geez. It it weren’t for bad luck, he’d have no luck at all. That puck went up at a ridiculous angle.
It’s good to see that Hamrlik is showing young kids like O’Byrne how to do it! Right over the glass!
I disagree with Kirk, Downie was going down and too vulnerable near the boards, cheap shot by Max, IMO
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Canadiens battled back from 2-0, but a third period miscue – AK46 being mystified by Patriuck Kane – led to Patrick Sharp’s winner.
Not as bad as Pittsburgh, but another road loss to a good team.
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