Punchless Canadiens drop another one


The Tampa Bay Lightning brought an NHL lineup to the Bell Centre, including super sniper Steven Stamkos and promising rookie Brett Connolly.

Each had two goals in TB’s easy 4-0 win.

The Canadiens had two good lines, a fourth line of future Bulldogs and a goaltender who is going to keep Carey Price busy this season.

Dwayne Roloson, who turns 42 on Oct. 12, recorded the shutout.

Trailing 3-0, the Canadiens mustered all of two shots in the third period.

Meaningless game, but …

PRE-GAME AUDIO: P.K. Subban | Michael Blunden | Brendan Gallagher | Jacques Martin


  1. Chris79 says:

    Gruesome cough-up by Blunden.. Boone..? seriously.. can’t be worse then everyone’s cough-ups all pre-season long.

  2. HabinBurlington says:

    Man do i love PK, I sure hope he likes playing here in Montreal.

  3. lavie says:

    We may ask Captain Kirk back.

  4. Danno says:

    Good eye, Budaj!


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

  5. C_exacte says:

    anyone know milwaukee’s preseason record?

  6. Chris79 says:

    Cammalleri and his Passes… just Awesome..!! too bad there is never a finisher for his amazin passes.

  7. Captain aHab says:

    Refs already as bad as they need to be

  8. RiverviewCanadien says:


    What were you saying about Pleks again?

    Complain? Yeah maybe about Cammalleri, not Tomas, never…

  9. lavie says:

    I haven’t posted here for a long time. I know it’s still in Pre-season, but I couldn’t see the chemistry there.

  10. JasonM says:

    They should boo for that hammy acting job.

  11. DEANDALLEY says:

    Boone, anyone with eye sight can see that it was a DIVE …

  12. C_exacte says:

    his secrets out, so that’s how you beat him, cut him up into tiny little rolo pieces!

  13. Danno says:

    Rolly’s old. He just needed his nap.


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

  14. Mavid says:


    second place is just the first loser

  15. HabinBurlington says:

    I hope Roloson actually pulled a muscle there, cuz Gionta did nothing wrong.

  16. Captain aHab says:

    Gionta will be suspended for 20 games for that obvious cheapshot.

  17. HardHabits says:

    Did he died?

  18. DEANDALLEY says:

    Rolie gets a 10 for that dive …

  19. HardHabits says:

    Wow. Plex wins a rare puck battle and coughs up the puck with an aimless pass.

  20. Mark C says:

    Don’t want to pump his tires, but Gomez looks good out there. He’s clearly altered his style of play from last year.

  21. Captain aHab says:

    We either hit the breadbasket or miss the net.

  22. HabinBurlington says:

    I do know it is preseason, and thankfully game means squat.

    Hoping Budaj gets more comfortable and plays better. I remember watching him his early years in Colorado thinking he was pretty good. Anyhow, just watched Montreal shoot another puck at Roloson’s lightning bolt chest protector….

  23. dhenry1234 says:

    diggin how campolli takes the body

  24. The Dude says:

    the cure for budajsuckalotis….eye & ear condoms

  25. DEANDALLEY says:

    Have the Habs Scouts go to some Beer leagues. Probally find a goalie or two to replace Buda!

  26. Chris79 says:

    Nice hit by Blunden….

  27. olegpetrov says:

    holy sh#t people. its a BLOODY pre-season game against a FULL nhl lineup. An NHL lineup that made it to the BLOODY Conference finals and played the eventual Cup champions to 7 games. Montreal has 7 rookies in their lineup. give it a rest. save your complaining until at least 10 games in so we can see what this team can actually do.

    Habs fan…Nuff said

    • Chris1138 says:

      You’re crazy!

      –| Brad Marchand | Starley Cup Chanpiar 2011 |–

    • VancouverHab says:

      You’re right again, but remember the Hab supporter & Hab media creed:


      • solomio says:

        You got that wrong VH. It;s never too early to win hockey games

        “I figure PG has one or 2 moves left to bring the Habs that extra step closer to perhaps being the best in the league.” – Einstein

    • LA Loyalist says:

      I agree with you BUT – pre-season tickets should be cheaper. I paid $110 each for Kings/Ducks pre-seasoners, and all the Ducks stars sat. (LA played Kopitar, Richards and Quick, and lost anyway. Doughty didn’t play… giggle giggle…)

      I’m just saying the pre-season tickets should be WAY cheaper.

  28. habsoloutly says:


    Sounds like a good title for your about last night Boone.

  29. dhenry1234 says:

    I can already hear it


    lol (not being too serious here)

  30. DEANDALLEY says:

    The Habs got Buda BECAUSE ?????

  31. HardHabits says:

    I can’t wait to hear all the logical contortionists tonight.

    • RiverviewCanadien says:

      How about more sayings describing the Habs game so far…I’ll go first

      “Uglier than a can of mashed arseholes”

      • solomio says:

        Thats a good one too. Thanks for the laugh

        “I figure PG has one or 2 moves left to bring the Habs that extra step closer to perhaps being the best in the league.” – Einstein

    • HabFanSince72 says:

      I’m waiting for “Budaj hasn’t worked with Pierre Groulx yet.” That one always cracks me up.

      Budaj is so bad I think even Tom Pyatt might score tonight.

    • Everlasting1 says:

      Gomez almost scored. He’s reinvented himself.

      When the Hebrew scouts investigate the Promised Land of Canaan and return to discourage the other Hebrews from entering it..”We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” [Numbers 13:33]

      “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

  32. HabFanSince72 says:

    Does anyone know who is the Canadiens’ pro scout. Whoever it is that recommended Peter Budaj needs to be sacked ASAP.

  33. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Wow…Budaj is bad.

  34. JasonM says:

    Is it too early to get on Budaj?

  35. VancouverHab says:

    “Nice play by DD to foil a TB clearance.”

    Another Boone pet player ;–)

  36. Danno says:

    Sieved by the bell!


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

  37. JasonM says:

    “How does the team with three hits lead 2-0?”

    Big defensive breakdowns and weak goaltending?

  38. RiverviewCanadien says:

    The first 5 min of the 2nd will determine if I waste more time watching this garbage (the 5 on 3, the shots right to Dwayne) or watch another episode of Breaking Bad.

  39. TheAmerican says:

    NHL Network selling the Bruins Stanley Cup DVD. I want to barf on it.

  40. Mark C says:

    With the importance placed on the preseason by most HIO’ers, why even play regular season games?

  41. Nina76 says:

    all U.S.A. teams have their regular players on against us.we don’t they have to win……..No competition makes for a lousy game……I don’t think I will be watching this game.I’ll wait till the regular games

  42. Ian Cobb says:

    If you were to ask our players, they would prefer exchanging the coaching staff with the Lightning.

  43. habsoloutly says:

    “Sens outshot 20-5 in the period”

    Now I understand why that Sens fan posts here.


  44. DEANDALLEY says:

    The Habs have the players BUT need a Coach that can get the best out of these players.

    Isn’t this the last season of Martin’s contract?

  45. Captain aHab says:

    I had heard Yemelin was mobile but he’s like a glacier.

  46. Captain aHab says:

    Give them 45-50 games to gel and all will be good.

  47. C_exacte says:

    Jacques better do some line changes, his formula ain’t working=this guy checks, this guy passes, this guy shoots. Rolo knows where the shots are coming from way before they shoot, that or he’s got 24 years experience.

  48. SmartDog says:

    Why does it say 2-1 after one? Boone must be celebrating Christmas early!

    Did we really need a sucky goalie like Budaj to make Price feel secure? I mean, he did okay with a pretty decent Auld last year.

    Guys as bad as Budaj has been just suck the confidence out of the team. I said it was a bad move at the time and though it’s only preseason, this is what his stats say – he’s… just…. not… good.

    Listen to the Smart Dog. He knows his poop!

  49. Ian Cobb says:

    It is all about the coaching this year folks. I will not be on any of our players.
    Be nice if our shy reporters asked a few questions about who is responsible for what behind the bench please.

  50. solomio says:

    Habs still looking like shite and Boone…. it wasn’t fun to watch

    “I figure PG has one or 2 moves left to bring the Habs that extra step closer to perhaps being the best in the league.” – Einstein

  51. habsoloutly says:

    “fun period to watch”

    Ya, if you’re a T-Bay fan Boone….


  52. dhenry1234 says:

    Boone you need glasses buddy? 😛

  53. DEANDALLEY says:

    And the Habs picked up Buda BECAUSE ???

  54. C_exacte says:

    campo needs to find his aim or we’ll have some pucks to the face a la wisniewski

  55. habsoloutly says:

    Roloson the only player left in the NHL who was born in the sixties.
    Talk about adding insult to injury.

  56. Ian Cobb says:

    We have a great fella coaching the PP. WHO?
    Our goal tender looks very leaky everytime he has been in the net!

  57. HabinBurlington says:

    Is Roloson even wearing a glove and blocker. Every shot in his chest protector

  58. DEANDALLEY says:

    Habs had 8 shots yes, but my grandmother would stop them as well …

  59. DEANDALLEY says:

    Happy place, Happy place

  60. avatar_58 says:

    So can we panic NOW or “still preseason” despite the vets?

  61. Mavid says:

    son of a biscuit basket…

    second place is just the first loser

  62. Kristopher7 says:

    I kind of miss Sandrine. Audet’s anglo accent is brutal.

  63. DEANDALLEY says:

    Great 5 on 3 … WOW!

  64. Mavid says:

    sorry…but I hated him..just in case you did not know

    second place is just the first loser

  65. Marc10 says:

    Here we go! Come on PK!

  66. VancouverHab says:

    “I”m not sold on Pleks at the point on the PP”

    What, in this pre-season, are we sold on of Pleks’?

  67. Mavid says:

    yes he is GONE GONE GONE GONE WHOOOHOOOOOOOO no more dorkface screaming mimi….

    second place is just the first loser

  68. TheAmerican says:

    Gallagher. Wake me when he scores.

  69. Mavid says:

    wow that was fun!
    second place is just the first loser

  70. punkster says:

    Couple of exciting shifts.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  71. Propwash says:

    Poor Gallagher…… Kid’s a gamer

  72. HabinBurlington says:

    Galllagher cant buy a goal

  73. Bradlo says:

    Wow its raining like mad out there, it even took out my satellite! Looks like Boone will be my eyes for this one

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