Liveblog: Another shootout L


Man, this is getting tired.
Your Montreal Canadiens blew a 3-0 lead on home ice.
Yes, they’re playing the Cup finalists.
But still …


DD: Glove save on backhand

Hodgson: Goal shelf

Max-Pac: High and wide

Kesler: Save

Cammalleri: Save


  1. MannyR says:

    This is totally depressing. These guys play with no passion. They are soft. They can’t win battles along the boards. Price looks lost in shootouts.
    We need to do something radical to shake up the team.

  2. RGM says:

    I want to hope, but I fear the season is lost. When you have a fragile goalie on the ropes, pound him into the ground. After the third goal, the Habs had 9 shots. That was at 2:20 of the second period. They had 14 shots for the rest of the game. Pathetic.

    GO HABS GO! 2011-12 is our year!

  3. Sharks9 says:

    Last year the Habs lost 8 games in extra time, this year they’ve already lost 7.

    25 before 14

  4. FuzE_gus says:

    I’ve seen better uphill battles on a water slide. There is something fundamentally wrong with this team. The team is branded as “defensive” as dictated by JM’s style. But this team can’t hold a lead!!! They can’t score. When they do score a few they can’t hold the lead. I keep trying to tune this team out and got sucked into this game because of the lead. When will I learn? Until a change is made to right this ship…I’m out! There I said it. I don’t mind losing if we are rebuilding but complacency in the face of a failing team…forget it…I want no part of this. Who’s with me??????

    With Regards from FuzE_gus

  5. MilaKunis says:

    Well, I really don’t see this team getting any better this season. Hopefully in the next few days or so the following rumor will come true:

    • habstrinifan says:

      Thanks for the link. Read it although not sure what to make of it.

      Scariest of all was the line I copied below.

      “If the latter is true, then the Canadiens have never been on a truer path to becoming Harold Ballard’s Leafs”.

  6. duffy says:

    Two goals by rookie defencemen and all the high priced help asleep for another loss.

  7. Da Hema says:

    I am not sure how he did it, but Cammalleri became the first shooter in a shoot-out to look like a pussy. Nice to be first about something I guess.

  8. Colomb27 says:




  9. SlovakHab says:

    Haha, this team is so funny. 😀
    It’s like it was guaranteed they’ll blow it – and they did!

  10. Nina76 says:

    believe me when I say Price & the other unrestriced free agents will be asking for a great deal of money & we will not be able to sign them……………..WHO WANTS TO PLAY FOR A TEAM LIKE THIS WE ARE IN TROUBLE MARTIN NEEDS TO GO & THE GM

  11. Habsbill24 says:

    Does anybody know if Geoff Molson watches the games? Does he know the season started? Has he heard about the incompetent coaching and mismanged cap? Did he pay north of 550M for this boring, pathetic product or did he expect more? Does he realize that those lost playoff gates will cost him about 3M a night? Shouldn’t somebody tell him that as the owner he has the right to fire the GM and coach and get somebody who knows what they are doing?

  12. Mike D says:

    Once again, the Montreal LoserPoints can’t hold on to a lead and take the loss in a shootout. Getting REALLY tired of this same old story.

    Just our luck, the only player we have who seems to actually score a few in the shootout (Gio) gets injured during the game and can’t go.

    FYI to Max-Pac: You have to HIT THE F*CK!N NET in the shootout.
    FYI to Cammy: WTF was that? Did you just try an NHL 07 move?

    – Honestly yours

  13. kakey says:

    The Panthers are 2nd in the conference? (still squinting eyes)

  14. habsnyc says:

    So does this cement Fleury as the starter for Team Canada? If Montreal scores three goals, and that is a lot for them, Price needs to hold the fort.

    Blue, blanc et rouge. Red and White for Canada. Blue for Smurfs.

    • LL-not the hockey player ;) says:

      You do realize the Olympics are over 2 years away?

    • Jan_pronounced_Yan says:

      That’s just ridiculous. First of all, we’re still in 2011. As far as I know, the Olympics are in 2014. By that time, maybe neither of Price and Fleury will be on Team Canada. A lot can happen.

      Second of all, Price is not why we lost. He made numerous saves even after the game was tied to keep the team into. He was brilliant on Vancouver’s 5-on-3. Our PP shat the bed and gave up a goal. We gave up a goal 4-on-4 and Eller had a brain fart late in the game that gave the league’s best PP (led by the Sedins) a chance to tie the game. Oh yeah, and there isn’t a player on this team that is a shootout threat. But yeah, it was Price. *Rolls eyes*

    • TheMock780 says:

      This loss wasn’t on Price. His team sat back throughout the whole third period. The Canucks skated circles around them 4 on 4 which, coupled with DD’s poor coverage, led to the Hodgson goal. A dumb Eller penalty led to the third. Those mistakes along with Martin’s coaching which has the play the most passive hockey on earth in the third led to this loss. Not Price

    • danhabsfan says:

      Price… really!
      Give your head a shake.
      I bet your were applauding after the saves in made in the 1st period and especially the 5-3 for about one and a half minutes.
      You want him to make saves AND score goals

  15. joshbenn says:

    Can we just pretend that its still the preseason?

  16. matt jordan says:

    four teams with fewer wins, if it wasn’t for the loser point, this is a lottery team

  17. thirdstone says:

    we’re 11-17
    we need say 44 wins to get 94 points
    we have 11, so we need 33 wins
    54 games left
    we need to go 33 – 19 to end the year


  18. kerrgte says:

    In so much of the 3rd period, it must have been embarrassing for our boys. Most of the time, they looked like pylons.

    Vancouver simply has a higher level of skill thruout it’s line-up. Only Luongo’s shaky start enabled the 1 point.

  19. billylove says:

    OT reminded me of the Soviet Red Army team of the 70’s. Complete puck possession. Did the Habs have control of the puck for more than 30 seconds?

    • canadiens26 says:

      Hahaha, my dad walked downstairs during overtime (he has no patience to watch the games anymore), watched 45 seconds and said, “I didn’t realize we were playing the Russians tonight.”

  20. Habitoban says:

    I guess the regular shoot out practices aren’t working…. oh right, we don’t do that. Silly me.

  21. TOP DAWG says:

    This loss is on Carey Price. Should have been a 3-0 for Montreal. Time to watch poker again. It worked during the lockout!

    “If you’re not the TOP DAWG, the view never changes”

  22. gumper says:

    Same $h!t, different day. Give me a shout when something changes. Till then weeknights, good book, Saturdays, movie night. Just not a team worth watching. Had ’em on the ropes, but you knew how this one would end as soon as they gave up the shortie. Only question remaining on this season is which scenario will play out.
    1. Just let’er slide, go for the draft pick
    2. Let current admin adjust the player personnel
    3. Clean house at the top
    Sadly, I think #1 is the most likely.

  23. habsnyc says:

    I guess this means Fleury is starting for Team Canada.

    Blue, blanc et rouge. Red and White for Canada. Blue for Smurfs.

  24. master says:

    A new coach= best X-mas present ever!

  25. slapshot777 says:

    I just don’t see any hope for this team in overtime period. Shoot out or five minutes of sudden death.

    It’s sudden death alright when it comes to getting that second point.

  26. Barts says:

    Dear Geoff Molson, grow some f’n balls and take care of business. Carbo never got this much rope.

  27. edtheh says:

    It’s not complicated. The last great GM we had was Serge Savard and that was in 1995 when he was replaced by Rejean Houle(the beer salesman).
    Career stats;
    Jacques Demers .607% the year he won the Cup
    Alain Vigneault .570% (not good enough for the Habs)
    Claude Julien .596% (also not good enough for the Habs but won the Cup)
    Both in the Cup last year.
    Guy Boucher .628% (the one we let get away)
    One we should have jumped on;
    Bruce Boudreau .672%
    The one to never have won a darn thing and never will…….
    Jacques Martin .475%
    It’s true, we are missing some valuable experienced D-men. It’s true Hamrlik would have been good to keep. It’s true we haven’t had a big centreman in a very long time. It’s true we have some talented players.
    BUT, we don’t have a winning coach with a winning formula, with a successful record to take this team to the next level even if we get all our D-men back.

    Is there really anything to discuss here? The stats speak for themselves.

  28. HabsFanInSaintJohn says:

    Our season in a nutshell….what a complete embarrassment….wow that was painful to watch

  29. twilighthours says:

    A few weeks ago, some posters thought there were some ‘metrics’ to indicate that the team actually deserved a better fate and eventually all means would be regressed to and the team would start winning. Other posters suspected that the team wasn’t very good and a few games of out shooting opponents simply masks the fact that this is not a playoff club.

    And here we are now, lucky to even get to o/t and a shoot out. 1 win in the last 1,000,000 games, with no end in sight to this shite.

    Metrics be damned, this team blows.


  30. NLhabsfan says:

    Should blow up this team with COACH and start over…

  31. slapshot777 says:



  32. doogie says:

    Boycott the next home game. 21,273 empty seats might get someone’s attention.

  33. duffy says:

    Well at least Geoff Molson is happy.

  34. canadiens26 says:

    The silver lining you ask? We are one game closer to seeing Jock Martin fired. One can dream.

  35. Danno says:

    My wife just told me
    Well, they got the loser point!
    It sucks the big one


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”





  37. slapshot777 says:

    Like I said the refs again had a hand in the outcome of a Habs game. Every time the Habs have a lead going into a third period you can rest assured that the opposition will get opportunities to get themselves back in the game.

  38. habMAINEac says:

    We suck. Bottom line. Let’s have the guts to admit it, and start rebuilding. Hated watching my beloved Habs tonight 🙁

    Mediocre teams work at their best; teams seeking excellence strive to do better.

  39. HotHabs says:

    Wow! This team bites!!!
    Can’t hang the shoot out on Price – cant win if ya don’t score!

  40. habaholic68NJ says:

    Are we eliminated from the playoffs yet?

    *Listen to my instrumental tribute entitled “Habs at War” at

  41. Da Hema says:

    Too bad Montreal has picked up all these loser points this year. The team otherwise would have the first pick overall in the upcoming draft.

  42. JERM says:

    Did you see Cammelleri’s shot attempt, talk about half assed. This guy’s quit on the coach. PG, GM GET OFF YOUR KEESTERS AND FIRE THE COACH ALREADY…….ARGH!

  43. GUNKA DIN says:

    This game reminds me too much of the Leafs.

    Pull out to a three zip lead and find a way to lose in the shoot out.

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  44. twilighthours says:

    And the worst thing is that the team doesn’t even deserve the point.


  45. Feraco says:

    Cammy. Worse shootout attempt for a guy who has scored 80 pts.

    What do you say to this team?

  46. RS says:

    Moen would have scored. What was Martin thinking?

  47. Chuck says:

    Anyone know what our overall shooting percentage is in the shootout? ‘Cause it sure sucks…

    Well, Vancouver showed why they were able to make it to the Cup final last season.

  48. LMAO
    Do HABS EVER score in shootout??
    4 home wins in 16 games. This team sucks.

    Cammalleri is useless.

  49. Stu says:

    Very painful to watch.

  50. JIMVINNY says:

    Fire him. This team can’t hold a lead to save their lives.

  51. HardHabits says:

    Of course Price loses in the shoot out. By the time the Habs get there he’s tired and over worked from the 3rd period barrage and whoever his opponent is, is nice and fresh from resting in his crease for the whole 3rd period.

  52. NLhabsfan says:

    Boy this team is just breaking my heart.

  53. HabinBurlington says:

    Why does this coach refuse to use AK on penalty shots? why MaxPac every game?

  54. habsfaninboston says:

    This act is getting really old.

  55. Habfan4lfe says:

    Another blown game. Just crazy, how many games does it take before someone does their job and the right thing. This is just ridiculous. We could have had this game tonight. This is just not acceptable.

  56. Feraco says:

    The only way this team wins is with a Price shutout

  57. HabinBurlington says:

    Please AK

  58. NLhabsfan says:

    It’s OVER!!!

  59. Habbu says:

    Of course now Roberto is in the zone

  60. ffenliv says:

    Price looked like he was drunk on the first attempt.

  61. Sotxhabsfan says:

    Give Leblanc a shot!

  62. Propwash says:

    DD, really?

    Being negative has its advantages,
    you’re never disappointed.

  63. Trisomy 21 says:

    lol Desharnais… You’re kidding me

  64. twilighthours says:

    J-Mart makes me cry.
    And the roster is weak too.
    Shoot out? Give up now.


  65. doogie says:

    Habs offensive thrusts are all individual efforts- like Eller trying to go one on one with a defender and nobody in a red shirt for miles to help. Same as PK76 on his rush at the end of OT. Probably a JM line change.

    I’ve said it before, got the LIons a new GM in the NFL. How much would it cost to buy and have somebody administer the site?

  66. Habsolutely says:

    good thing I was drinking for this game. gots lots of booze left over from the cruise. god love the duty free shop.

  67. Mike? Fun? No that wasn’t… Every time I get on here for a game, it seems to be same ‘ol pathetic lack of killer instinct. We have some good players, but they are getting the spirit sucked out of them by JM and the head office. When has the last mid-season coaching change helped the Habs? If we had to do it, the season was lost anyways.

    Promote the Youth, Support From The Veterans and Remember the Heritage!

  68. LL-not the hockey player ;) says:

    If I’m Price, this what I’m thinking.

    Can’t these effin’ people ever score an effin’ goal during OT so we don’t have to go to an effin’ shootout, so I don’t become the effin’ goat.

  69. Propwash says:

    Would be nice to see PK in the shootout

    Being negative has its advantages,
    you’re never disappointed.

  70. habaholic68NJ says:

    Looked like we were shorthanded the entire OT

    *Listen to my instrumental tribute entitled “Habs at War” at

  71. HabinBurlington says:

    AK, Cammy, Cole please.

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