Lindy Ruff

That’s why he’s the longest-serving coach in the league.

What a gutsy move.

And a heartbreaker for the Canadiens.

Brilliant road game for 57 minutes.

Shootout:

Pominville:Easy goal

AK46: Wide

Stafford: Save

Cammalleri: Leg save

Vanek: Goal

941 Comments

  1. Game 7 says:

    Boone,

    My friend just sent me this site and you’re going to love it. It has all those stats you try so hard to work out. In fact it has it for all sports, but here it is for the Habs

    http://www.sportsclubstats.com/NHL/Eastern/Northeast/Canadiens.html

    Seriously it’s awesome (and not my site, just really amazed at the detail).

  2. mbplekfan says:

    Finally Lapierre see’s the inside of the pressbox on game night. Unfortunately he is replaced by MAB.

    I’ll take off an underperforming third line center and add in an undersized power play specialist.

    Buffalo is shaking in their boots at this coaching genius.

    Hopefully Lapierre will take this move to heart and return to the form of last year. His regression and deteriorated play is a major factor in the poor performance of our third and fourth lines. Mgmt expected better from this player but he hasnt performed.

    Ryan White will almost certainly take his spot next year.

  3. HabsRadio says:

    I like the choice of Price in nets tonight.  Lower pressure and a bigger challenge.  Look for the team to rise to the occasion.

    Some great discussions about this week’s games: http://www.habsradio.com/2010/03/24/would-you-rather/

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  4. HardHabits says:

    Dude. I’ve been watching the team since ’73. True, Price played well the 1st two games of the season but face it, he plays great when benched for a while but doesn’t carry the same intensity to the next game(s). I wish he did, but he doesn’t.

  5. B says:

    He is still recovering from the bang he took to the top of the head when the Habs brought him up too quickly.

  6. avatar_58 says:

    A PLEK-A-NITZ – A CAMMA-LERREE - LE TIR!  ET LE BUUUUUUUUUUT!!!

    Oh sorry….thought the game started already

  7. SeriousFan09 says:

    I can hear the oyoyoyoys from here.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  8. SeriousFan09 says:

    I’m sticking with standard home jersey, my CA 15-16 jersey failed to make anything happen so I went back to the one I wore when we started the LA Kings comeback.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  9. GrimJim says:

    And funny. You have to give him that. Timo is often funny in his negativity

  10. avatar_58 says:

    My Roy is shootout-lucky. :D Seriously, they win ‘em all. I say go with CAC Carey – it should give him good luck!

  11. t1tan5 says:

    Timo is not a troll. He is extremely negative ALL the time unless we win 933-0, but a troll he is not.

  12. twocents says:

    Pouliot did have a hit on Monday and was not on the ice for either goal against. If you didn’t noticed, no one on the Habs scored. That why it was a shutout.

    On Saturday he had 4 shots on goal, 4 missed shots, a hit and 3 blocked shots. He earned that point.

    In case you missed it, he had his bell rung on Monday too, and still was involved in the play as much as anyone on the Habs, right till the end of the game.

  13. longtimehabsfan says:

    Just heard it on Team990.  Interesting.

  14. Mr.Hazard says:

    Providing Price plays well, I have a good feeling about this game. And I didn’t have a good feeling about Toronto or Ottawa. Price just has to play well. COME ON, PRICE, SHOW YOUR STUFF.

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  15. Mr.Hazard says:

    Wait wait wait. Did our winning-streak-ending-back-to-back losses coincide with Lapierre’s return??? Can someone confirm this?

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  16. Captain aHab says:

    Max Lapierre sits tonight. Pyatt in.

  17. t1tan5 says:

    Hey, at least you’re honest :)

  18. twocents says:

    Well, I was actually referring to your point about them needing to skate and work hard. I have a feeling you know that though.

    Having said that, if little Bergy can help pop one on the PP, and avoid causing one in our end, I’ll at least refrain from disputing his purported awesomenss. 

  19. HABSsince92 says:

    What jersey do i wear to the game tonight………93 Cup Patrick Roy, 70s style Ken Dryden, or Centennial CAC 1915 Carey Price?

     

    Been a Habs fan since I was in 2nd grade and sat behind Patrick Roy at the Aud.

  20. Ian Cobb says:

    RABIB —You have your priorities in order my friend, education is very much overrated.

  21. twocents says:

    You are bang on in your analysis, Timo.

    But, I will correct you on one point, once again: Pouliot did not record a point in the last game. But, he hasn’t gone 2 games without a point in 15 games. In fact, he has only gone 2 games without a point twice in his time here and has never gone 3 games without a point in Montreal. He has 8 points in his last 10 games. He is hardly the problem.

    Furthermore, he doesn’t make millions, he is paid 800K to be tied as our second leading point producer(tied with Gionta, behind only Gomez) and tied as our number 1 goalscorer(Gionta again) over the 30 games he has been here.

  22. oshawahabsfan says:

    Come on Timo, neither of them have the Gill sexy PK pose

  23. ken says:

    When is Max P back with Hamilton?  Anyone know what his injury is?

  24. jlot64 says:

    Cammi and MAB are big parts of the powerplay even if they are not scoring bc they are legitimate threats that teams have to defend.  With all due respect to Darche but it’s much easier to cheat away from his coverage to close another lane than it is to leave cammi.

  25. t1tan5 says:

    To be quite honest, I think you would hate them too.

  26. Norm0770 says:

    Pouliot isn’t making millions, but still 10 times more than I make…

  27. matmacat says:

    no doubt.

  28. SeriousFan09 says:

    Go Price! Shut the Sabres out, you’re due kid!

    Looking forward to some Pleks/AK/Cammy magic tonight, might be a bit rusty but having Cammalleri changes that line’s dynamic a lot, Pleks has a finisher and Cammy is good at setting AK up.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  29. SarahMc33 says:

    hey now, I know lots of girls who hit harder than laps!!

  30. K-hab25 says:

    Maybe it has to do with the 2 horrible games Halak has had against BUF this year, giving up 5 goals in each game. Price on the other hand has a win 2-1 in OT and a loss 1-0. So who would you start?

  31. SarahMc33 says:

    white works for Jaro

  32. CHsam says:

    GO Carey GO!

  33. Mr.Hazard says:

    So basically, at this point, if we go the rest of the season playing .500 hockey, we have a 0.500 chance of making the playoffs. The better our record, the more our chances increase, to the point where if we win 100% of the remaining ganes, we’ll have a guaranteed playoff berth.

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  34. oshawahabsfan says:

    Volchenkov with two really dirty hits in the same game last night versus Philly. No call on either play, absolutely ridiculous! The replay of the hit on Gagne shows the referee looking directly up the ice at the play. Gagne then gets 19 minutes in penalties for going after Volchenkov himself, and Volchenkov gets nothing of course. This is where Campbell has to do his job when the refs are too incompetant to do theirs on the ice. Two hits in one game like that should equal a suspension for each one.

  35. boy from school says:

    nice post. made me laugh.

  36. HabFanSince72 says:

    Surprisingly, Cammi has not scored much on the powerplay.

    He has only 4 PP goals, same as Markov and Pouliot who’ve played fewer games, and  fewer  than Metro (10) and Gionta (8).

     

     

  37. jbroderi says:

    I don’t care if the start Sean Majumder in goal, I just want to win the game.  Lets get a fresh thread going. 

     

    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  38. Danno says:

    Don’t pay no never mind to skool. You dont nead no book learnin’. Only hawkey watchin’ And beers.

     

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

  39. Iceberg84 says:

    Considering the way Montreal has played against teams not in a playoff spot in recent history, this game is a must win. They’ve only got 9 games left to clinch a spot at this point and that needs to start now. But if they can’t beat Buffalo I don’t see this team doing much in April anyway, so this game will be an interesting test and hopefully a preview of Montreal’s first round matchup since they probably won’t do too well against Washington or Pittsburgh.

  40. t1tan5 says:

    IMO, white pads are better for hockey since it is harder to differentiate between the pads and net/boards/ice. In a game of inches, I think it provides a competitive advantage.

  41. B says:

    Price played 11 games in November and the team scored 2 or less in 5 of those games. Halak played once in November stopping 30 of 31 shots in a 1-0 loss to Calgary. I don’t think Price was the reason they beat Phoenix 4-2 in November, he had only 20 shots that night, but he certainly did have a great game against Nashville.

  42. avatar_58 says:

    I love that Price could comb his hair different and everyone holds their breath :D I wonder if NJ fans do this to Marty?

  43. andrewberkshire says:

    Baiting for replies HH?

  44. t1tan5 says:

    I have a midterm tomorrow. Screw it, there are so many stories for tonight’s game that I can’t miss it! Price back in nets with white pads, Cam completing the first line, and MAB on the PP. Can’t wait!

  45. ed lopaz says:

    everyone agrees with you.

  46. likehoy says:

    it wasn’t that great, but it did take 7 minutes out of my life.

    - Team Halak V.S. Team Price…Montreal Canadiens Fans are similar to 14 year-old Girls going through Puberty.

  47. yves_on_habs says:

    That’s right…. alot of losses this season can be attributed to the team’s lack of offense.

    Let’s hope Cammalleri and MA Bergeron bring some spark to the power play…. and let’s hope we get some power play chances!!!

    - Yves -

    Blog – http://yvesonhabs.com

    Twitter – http://twitter.com/yves_on_habs

  48. Danno says:

    My favorite TV theme song is Hawaii Five-O

     

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

  49. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Go get ‘em Price, Cammalleri, Bergeron et all!

    GO HABS GO!

  50. avatar_58 says:

    Well alright but I can’t really skate well

  51. forskis says:

    I agree that Halak is not the reason the team has lost two in a row…however, the Leafs made him look awful in the shootout…anyway, I would have played Halak tonight and Price tomorrow, unless they want to keep Price away from the home crowd until he gets his consistency back.

    The PP has gone 1-11 or so in the two games and the pucksterbating habits have come back to this team…JM better tell his players to get the puck off their sticks and towards the net.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  52. Danno says:

    I agree. WE need to start scoring some goals.

     

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

  53. SeriousFan09 says:

    How about in November when he played so well all the team needed to do was score but couldn’t go above 2 goals a game for most of the month? Nashville was one of his greatest games ever, right after he got the team their win in Phoenix. More examples there as well.

    Team not scoring in front of Price has cost them more than anything.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  54. thepriceiswrong says:

    What the hell is wrong with you people? IT DOESNT MATTER WHO PLAYS IN NETS TONIGHT.

    Halak is not the reason we lost 2 straight, and Carey wont be the reason we snap out of this mini-slump.

    The problem has been on the PP (which will get a boost with Cammy and Bergy) and overall system play (i.e. long stretch passes vs puck possession and dominating down low which is where we have had success).

    It is the TEAM that needs to make a change.The goalies are both doing their jobs. It is clear Halak has claimed the No. 1 status for now (which I think is important to choose one going into the playoffs), but that does not mean Price can’t do his part as well.

     

  55. SlovakHab says:

    I am sure either Carey will do well if he starts. We need to score early and take the lead and we won’t be riding a 3-game L streak.

  56. Gormdog says:

    So many idiots on this website… It’s amazing how many of you have only been watchign this team for a couple of weeks… First 2 games of the season? Anyone? Or is this truly the terrible level Habs fan have reached…

  57. ed lopaz says:

    clearly halak’s play is not the issue here – another reason why I would play price tonight.

    just give halak a night off and let’s see if price can help turn this around.

    the guys on this site who fight back and forth halak vs price forget the primary objective:

    WIN HOCKEY GAMES

  58. jimhasbeen says:

    what would happen if we put price in halak’s equipment?

    the team can’t tell the difference and they play well in front of him?!

    its foolproof!

  59. Iceberg84 says:

    Great video unrelated to hockey to help you pass the time between now and 7:30. A TV show theme song medley performed by a really talented musician: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i7u3fl-hP8

  60. HardHabits says:

    Price will play amazing tonight and steal the game, however next game they MUST play Halak, because Price cannot string two good games in a row together yet in his career.

  61. likehoy says:

    i rather have the pussy hitting, agitating maxim lapierre and his 6g 6a and 152 hits this year than tom pyatt’s girly figure skating with 1g 3a and 23 hits this year.

    - Team Halak V.S. Team Price…Montreal Canadiens Fans are similar to 14 year-old Girls going through Puberty.

  62. Danno says:

    I agree it’s a good move to give Price a shot tonight, but Halak did not lose those last two games. It was a lack of effort and execution on the part of the rest of the team that cost us those games. Especially the power play.

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

  63. linp says:

    One-timer is what was missing in our PP and we have two one-timer specialist back.

    I think what is critical is that we need to force the play at the start and establish a lead. JM’s system works much better when we have a lead.

  64. mbplekfan says:

    You mean his ability to hit the bar after the game??

    Lapierre’s physical play is poor for a player of his size. He hits like a girl.

  65. likehoy says:

    tom pyatt replacing laps!? he better do something useful for once! otherwise i’d prefer lapierre’s ability to hit

    - Team Halak V.S. Team Price…Montreal Canadiens Fans are similar to 14 year-old Girls going through Puberty.

  66. linp says:

    Pouliot has been playing with our 2 best forwards and has been given 20 mins. ice time. He was lucky to have an assist 2 games ago. Last game, he recorded no hit, no shot on goal and was invisible the whole game. He better starts to skate or we need to change our 1st line.

  67. sidhu says:

    Pyatt is fast, but is awfully small for the 4th line — I’d like to see Ryan White on the 4th in his place.  And yes, White instead of Lapierre.

  68. bigjames says:

    pierre on tsn was raving about benny’s work there….

  69. topher5468 says:

    I know, Im not trying to overly critical but sometimes I think he thinks he has all this time and then he gets checked and losses the puck. 

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

  70. t1tan5 says:

    The save Price made was really nice, but it was totally his own fault. That puck should never have been in that position to begin with. A bad rebound led to a highlight reel save.

  71. Habhopeful says:

    Touché…

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  72. Habhopeful says:

    Did anyone see Brian Gionta smile?! on Camera!! Now is not a time to be smiling!!…Get some Goals…Win some games…Then smile….Wait dont smile…Maybe a grin…Just a grin…The nerve of that guy…

     

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  73. sidhu says:

    He was also raving about Roy’s stickhandling which led to a turnover… I don’t know about Pierre sometimes.

  74. JIMVINNY says:

    It works so often for Halak, Price thought he’d give it a try.

  75. jimbo82 says:

    Price somehow looks so much bigger with the white pads…

    go habs go!

  76. hab lifer says:

    Gomez! Gomez! Gomez! misses a wide open net. a pee wee player would put it it.

    gess that’s why he gets paid the big bucks, 7.3 mil, just so he can miss wide open net that a 1st grader would make.

    so how can we get rid of that piece of crap? If we waive him, and send him to the minors, are we on  the hook for only half his salary?

  77. SeriousFan09 says:

    The injuries that could be eliminated tommorow if visors were mandatory, helmet straps had to be properly fastened and no-touch icing was brought in, think about it.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  78. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    glove, blocker and stick!!!!

  79. topher5468 says:

    Are you Price’s lawyer, just kidding

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

  80. linp says:

    The past few games, Gomez stops carrying the puck into the offensive zone. He is doing the dump and chase. He should be able to do more.

  81. zamboni says:

    Anybody knows the proper pronunciation of:

    Marian Gaborik?

    I just heard Ma-rii-yenn jab-rik on TSN and wonder if that’s correct, have never heard itcalled that way.

  82. andrewberkshire says:

    It’s true, sometimes he over-thinks what he’s going to do and by the time he decides everyone has closed in on him.

  83. Matt_in_TO says:

    So the Isles / Rags game is in 3D tonight.  I guess the Isles are bringing suckage to the 3rd dimension.

     

    - Member of Team Price

  84. Danno says:

    Imagine. Sony hasn’t invented  a wide-screen TV large enough to contain all the suckulence of them Leafs.

     

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

  85. topher5468 says:

    Ranger / Islander game being broadcast in 3D, I think they should get all the games in HD first. Watching a game on a HD tv without a HD broadcast is horrible. I miss my 19″ TV

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

  86. Danno says:

    The Price is white!

     

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

  87. Matt_in_TO says:

    I don’t think the 3rd dismension can handle that much suckulence.

     

    - Member of Team Price

  88. Habhopeful says:

    I know right, cause right now, no player at all is better than gomez, ya know that guy we dont have to replace gomez…Ahhhh god your like super bright…great stuff humphry bogart

     

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  89. coachdoug says:

    Islanders not doing us any favors tonight though…getting shutout in 3D

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  90. Mr. Higgins says:

    Can’t wait for Cammy to blast one in.

  91. andrewberkshire says:

    It’s in 3D but not HD? Why…… This whole 3D phase has got to stop, 3D has only ever been even somewhat tolerable in Avatar.

  92. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    all he needs is a white helmet and he’ll be a storm trooper!!!

  93. topher5468 says:

    I get all NY games in HD because thats where I live, but the games on Center Ice are not in HD, Makes it hard to watch.

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

  94. Matt_in_TO says:

    Gio is ging to have to put it in himself

     

    - Member of Team Price

  95. twocents says:

    What? Gomez has been carrying the puck in, in all the last few games. He has 3 points in the last 3 games.

  96. andrewberkshire says:

    The NHL needs to get with the program. No excuse to not broadcast in HD these days.

  97. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    hahaa such a funny pic

  98. Matt_in_TO says:

    PP still sucks

     

    - Member of Team Price

  99. andrewberkshire says:

    Man, the PP looks alright but they just can’t catch a break. Good PK for Buffalo, they clog the lanes very well.

  100. joeybarrie says:

    Are you on drugs? 11 pts in 9 games??????  Oh right, this is normal kinda stuff the Leafs do. Trade away all their goal scorers for big dumb defence and give away the top 5 draft pick in the year that they will end up DEAD LAST in the league…

    He may be overpaid, but 11 pts in 9 games works for me…

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  101. zamboni says:

    F1, the richest sport in the world is not even in HD.

  102. andrewberkshire says:

    That’s so weird to me.

  103. topher5468 says:

    I know AK has a goal tonight, but he stiil looks a bit slow. This a fast game, he has to be quicker

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

  104. cautiousoptimist says:

    Not a single fleck of rust on Cammy.

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  105. topher5468 says:

    This team needs to more accurate, Damn, were missing the net to much

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

  106. andrewberkshire says:

    Got a goal and injured their best center, I’m satisfied.

  107. captaink4life says:

    Gionta’s skate came dangerously close to Gomez’s face

     

    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  108. Habhopeful says:

    Gio’s skate almost clipped gomer in the faaaace…That would have sucked

     

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  109. sidhu says:

    Nice shift, love Benny’s aggressive forecheck and Gio going strong to the net

  110. linp says:

    Let’s see how our new PP looks.

  111. t1tan5 says:

    A nice road period. Let’s get that PP goal in the 2nd.

  112. Keith says:

    Good solid period by Les Boys!

  113. HardHabits says:

    Pouliot is playing a much better game, much more physical and involved in the play and making things happen.

  114. SeriousFan09 says:

    To start the 2nd, a Cammy one-timer from the faceoff circle to make it 2-0, you heard it here first.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  115. Matt_in_TO says:

    There was a Habs fan Saturday night that barehanded a puck out of the air and got a good cheer then the leaf fans booed him.

     

    - Member of Team Price

  116. Keith says:

    laff fans are such cretins.

  117. HardHabits says:

    I am embarrased to say that last year I suggested him for captain. He’s been awful all season, especially of late, even with his wimpy 4-5 hits.

  118. king ddd says:

    anyone else think renaud lavoie and luc gelinas are related somehow

     

     

    .::moen & georges for co-captains::.

  119. Peter Young says:

    Great job, guys.

  120. HardHabits says:

    Geezus Gomez, even I saw that pass telegraphed from yesterday.

  121. andrewberkshire says:

    O’Byrne has quietly had one hell of a game.

  122. Bryan says:

    Who?  I haven’t noticed him all ga — oh wait

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  123. topher5468 says:

    Burner pissed because Grier was holding his stick

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

  124. JIMVINNY says:

    Gaustad?  Didn’t Lats one-punch him way back when?

  125. coachdoug says:

    OB is taking care of business in the corners…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  126. SeriousFan09 says:

    Caps-Pens going to SO,  League rules should specify those teams should play Continous OT regardless of it being Regular Season or Playoffs.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  127. topher5468 says:

    Crosby is Theo’s daddy in shoot outs

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

  128. andrewberkshire says:

    Completely agreed. Byrner moves the puck better than Komisarek ever did.

  129. SeriousFan09 says:

    But the Alex’s and Knuble seal the deal, Ovie’s SO move was very nice, he should use that more often.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  130. Peter Young says:

    TSN giveing continuous praise to Dominic Moore–and, believe it or not, to the Canadiens.

  131. pathockey1 says:

    whats JM gonna do if price gets a shutout? O.o

  132. Mr. Higgins says:

    I knew we wouldn’t go a game without the Boone negativity… call a time out… stupid

  133. SeriousFan09 says:

    Sitting back too much, again.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  134. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Amazing shift for Pyatt, what a backcheck

  135. dpthehabsfan says:

    nail-biting time

  136. Rainrocket16 says:

    I wish Price would play like this all the time!!

    ——-US Born Habs fan, Proud to be a traitor (when it comes to Hockey).

  137. Keith says:

    That’s offside!

  138. Matt_in_TO says:

    Pouilot benched?

     

     

    - Member of Team Price

  139. cautiousoptimist says:

    Wow, amazing few shifts by Pyatt.

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  140. t1tan5 says:

    As of this moment, we are playing excellent defensive hockey.

  141. Habsfan_jay says:

    Moore is so good at stealing the puck

  142. topher5468 says:

    Nice, I just the highlight, I guess Theo had the last laught tonite

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

  143. pathockey1 says:

    anybody missing lapierre?

  144. Matt_in_TO says:

    who?

     

    - Member of Team Price

  145. coachdoug says:

    Have to admit I am not missing Laps tonight…he really played his way out of the lineup this year…Pyatt, Darche and Moore bring way more game…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  146. topher5468 says:

    Nope

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

  147. cautiousoptimist says:

    Lapierre brings another defensive option, but frankly, I’m not sure he’s better than Pyatt.

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  148. king ddd says:

    lmao is benny benched? and timo is right benny had his 15 minutes and now back to reality. and if habs trade Price this is whats going to happen.

     

    .::moen & georges for co-captains::.

  149. SeriousFan09 says:

    4 Min penalty put him on JM’s list.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  150. Nick_Habs1 says:

    Price only plays the good teams….and those who are in the playoff race :) Next start goes to Jaro vs. the panthers.

  151. PattyBoy31 says:

    Lol at the habs fan who caught the puck and riled his comrades up

  152. t1tan5 says:

    That’s a really chintzy call.

  153. Matt_in_TO says:

    Make up call?

     

    - Member of Team Price

  154. habsfanmandy says:

    Maybe it’s just me, but McGuire calling #94: ‘Tommy Pyatt’ irks me TO NO END

  155. AH says:

    What a frickin mess! 8 games left and still no killer instinct, always playing not to lose, attaboy JM! Was Pouliot benched in the 3rd period? is he JM’s whipping boy now?, that’s just what we need in the stretch run, Pouliot in the doghouse!

  156. twocents says:

    No sweat, i’ll consider it a bagde of honour to stir you from your lethargy.

    Far fetched? Sure. But, this ain’t journalism and I ain’t being paid. I made an observation. I could be wrong. I might be right. Frankly, who cares what I think. I may not even agree with myself come morning. I’m currently a bit worked up after that collapse.

    The beer is not in the bag yet, but I do smell something malty in the air. ;o)

     

  157. twocents says:

    I say you can’t fault Price for the last two goals in regulation, but his reaction to the defencive collapse is indefensible. He needs to stay strong and focus on winning in overtime or shootout. The look he gave Gorges at the end of regulation was the look of a guy who sees himself as apart from the team. In this aspect Halak is far superior and by extension gets better results from his teammates when the chips are down. He inspires them to atone for their mistakes by not chastising them, but focusing on his job instead. Carey needs to learn the value of that.

  158. ooder says:

    why bring up halak dude?

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  159. HardHabits says:

    I agree wholeheartedly. I couldn’t believe I saw Cammalleri out there.

  160. ooder says:

    sorry but shoot out practice is hardly a priority considering they don’t decide important games.

    if you can’t make the playoffs because you lose in shoot outs, well you don’t belong there

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  161. thirdstone says:

    My HI/O experience in a nutshell.

  162. Exit716 says:

    This is why Jacques Martin is a career loser as a coach.

    He won’t play Andrei Kostitsyn in a game when it’s 2-0 and the Habs might make it 3-0 but in the last minutes with the team clinging to a one goal lead, he puts him on with Cammalleri so the Sabres can keep the puck in the zone and score the tying goal.

    God what an incredibly stupid decision.

    I’d like to punch him in the face right now.

    He deserves it for the way he mismanaged the last two minutes tonight.

    Absolutely and totally inexcusable for a veteran coach.

    He should be roasted alive for this.

  163. Exit716 says:

    You’re right. I’m sure if the Habs lose out on the playoffs by one point, the Molson brothers and their investors won’t be bothered that Martin might have cost the team millions in revenues. No biggie at all.

     

  164. habs001 says:

    good effort no worse or better than vs ottawa,,,this team is a 85-90 point team thats all…in the playoffs if teams start to pressure the habs like the sabres did for last 3 minutes  we are in big trouble as we do not have enough mobile or physical d….if the caps pitts,jersey play all out pressure offense we would lose most games by 4-5 goals.

  165. Propwash says:

    All I wrote was a joke…..hope I didnt offend you Harani

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  166. twocents says:

    I didn’t mean to blame him for the collapse. I agree the skaters blew it.

  167. twilighthours says:

    Were you around for 1993?  It was sweet.  I can tell ya, glory is sweet.  

  168. ooder says:

    guys can we stop bringing up the other goalie when talking about one or the other… 

    I do it as well, but it’s ridiculous.

    WE have two very good goalies… one who is better at this point and time (Halak) and one who is going to be dynamite.

    We can’t say, oh price would have had that or halak would have won in the shootout… because we don’t know what would theoretically happen in an alternate universe.

    this isn’t a case where someone passes a one timer to pyatt who has no idea how to shoot, and we say.. oh if Cammalleri was there he would have scored…

    our goalies are a bit more equal in skill then that.

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  169. RiverviewCanadien says:

    I disagree…

    Price had EVERY right to blame them (the looks, the words, the actions, etc), I hope he is giving them a few words in the room…

  170. Harani says:

    Didn’t even know anyone replied! anywayz…that’s how my day’s today. Totally messed up! FML!

    “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

  171. thirdstone says:

    Thank you for letting us all know you don’t know anything about hockey. It makes it easy for all your future posts.

  172. ooder says:

    pouliot has been garbage for the last 4 games…

    this game he had lazy turnover after lazy turnover…

    i know people say he picked up points and stuff but so what… he happened to touch the puck

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  173. HABSIN09 says:

    You’re an idiot, go somewhere that people like you.  Don’t ask me where, cause I certainly couldn’t find a place for you.

  174. G-Man says:

    Watch another team, Timo. Just the Cup winner that wins every game and never loses. You’ll feel better! :)

  175. Bradlo says:

    HNS.. Come on, REALLY!? Can you actually watch that game and say that it was Careys fault? Unbelieveable

  176. SeriousFan09 says:

    New idea: Leave Boucher in Hamilton for now, but have Martin stay in the locker room for the 3rd and let Muller coach it.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  177. andrewberkshire says:

    When you’re negative all the time no matter what, of course you feel justified during a losing streak. It’s like yelling at a traffic light to turn green at the top of your lungs until it finally changes, and then saying “HA I did that!”. Saying you were right about the team sucking during a winning streak, when as a middle of the pack team losses are an eventuality is nothing but self righteous BS.

  178. ooder says:

    must have missed them… i have a stupid filter on my browser :)

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  179. JB_15 says:

    Price will throw a tantrum and get the start next game, where he’ll shit the bed, because he’ll let in an early softie and his confidence will collapse. Halak will come back and the team will win a few more games before finishing 8th in the conference. We will be promptly embarassed by the Caps in the first round, where Halak will start the first two games, and Price the latter two, and Price will be traded in the offseason.

    Mark my words.

  180. ebk says:

    now that made me chuckle, thanks.

    I’ll check with you in the morning if you still agree with yourself or not.

  181. SeriousFan09 says:

    So, Guy Boucher for Coach next season?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  182. makka83 says:

    “he look he gave Gorges at the end of regulation was the look of a guy who sees himself as apart from the team.”

    You can tell what people think from looking at them?! That’s an amazing skill.. what are you doing here? IDIOT!

  183. topher5468 says:

    I knew we would not win in a shootout, Miller is the better goalie, but that horror show in the last 1:59 was not Price’s fault. We were scrambling and could not get posession of the puck. Price was not ” Swimming” but reacting to a onslaught. It is just unbelievable the kids luck or lack there of. He played great all game and his team let him down. Not the other way around. Oh Yea, I efin hate the Sabres and there douche coach. I guess hes happy with the officiating now, Little bitch

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

  184. topher5468 says:

    No you are wrong. Where were you during the game, do you just come out after to gloat on how bad your team is. Miller was the difference and he does not play for Fla, we will score 5 tomorrow. Then we will beat your beloved Martin F. I hate losing to but I will not continuously bash my team

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

  185. wild flower says:

    Agree. If you are a d in front of the net protecting a lead at the end of the game and you are not knocking someone on their ass or taking away their stick, why are you on the ice? 

  186. T-roy West says:

    He is playing for the Bulldogs. He is second in the league in plus minus and is third in scoring on his team. He is fast and he is physical. He is the Subbanator!!!

  187. twilighthours says:

    I don’t love the Cammalleri decision either but do you suppose his first choices were dead exhausted?  He probably wanted to go with Gomez/Gionta/Moore/Sergei but those guys got a lot of ice in the last few minutes. 

    Maybe he should have used his timeout, instead.

  188. Nina76 says:

    G-Man…I agree with you great post. The players blew it BIG TIME real stupid. I am so mad I am going to bed Good nite

  189. ooder says:

    I disagree with you…

    he is part of the team.. and by starring down your own team mates constantly, it hardly makes them want to play for you and with you

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  190. twocents says:

    Also, Martin had the wrong players on the ice in the last couple of minutes. Andrei Kostitsyn does not belong on the ice with a 2 goal lead and 2 minutes to play. Even if he had a good game, he doesn’t belong on the ice at that point.

  191. elenar011 says:

    Now I understand your previous comments. Poor you.

  192. Exit716 says:

    Thanks. You know all that from watching on TV. Holy Kreskin, you must be pyschic. I think you should email that theory to the boys at the Gazette because you seem to know more about what goes on in the room than the boys that follow the team.

    I guess you’ll have to blame Price for Martin’s coaching brain fart. It makes you feel better even though Halak lost the game to the Leafs and didn’t win against the Senators. But He’s got that Can Do Attitude or whatever your pyscho-babble suggests from your observations from another galaxy.

    Thanks for your analysis, it was precise, concise and has no basis in reality whatsoever.

     

  193. ManApart says:

    It’s pretty rare to see Cammy out there and was not advisable, but I’m saying that it’s easy to say that now. The PK unit just got pounded, the Gomez line held on for dear life, now it was Pleks line. After a tough shift, even with a timeout, there’s no way you stick with Gomez line. It’s not like those guys are defensive monsters. If the tying goal was scored on them, the world would have said JM was an pure idiot for playing the same line back to back. The goal was actually mostly the fault of the guys in front of the net, like Gorges who were just standing around, instead of battling. I blame the team as a whole for blowing up the last minutes. Every line was getting dominated, just so happened Pleks (who should be out there) got scored on. Cop out to blame the coach and let the players off the hook.

  194. andrewberkshire says:

    To make a point.

  195. HardHabits says:

    Say what you want about the bad coaching but the two double minors in the 3rd were the game. I said earlier that 2-0 leads were the toughest to keep. I should’ve bought a lottery ticket instead.

  196. Stooof says:

    This is so true.  he also had the wrong pair out there for the first goal.  but so many pks in the last 5 mins that im sure gomez and pleks were tired.   but seriously why is the pleks line out for 6 on 5.  such a dumb move its unbelievable.

  197. forskis says:

    A goalie should be allowed to be annoyed with his D if they played badly or could not clear guys in front and just only try to stick-check.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  198. twocents says:

    Don’t like Larry Robinson?

  199. Kaptain K says:

    WOW .. someone effed up on the habs HARD. Im sooo Effin pissed…. F u Miller… F u Lindy Ruff…. Lindy is a Fin girls name

  200. topher5468 says:

    Please go away, you my friend haven’t a clue

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

  201. ooder says:

    two cents is one of the best posters here… really you’re calling him an idiot?

    and let’s see… i think people have this thing… umm… called FACIAL EXPRESSIONS!!! you know: angry, sad, happy, 

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  202. Propwash says:

    Well, I said “You dropped the ball Harani…..you dropped the ball” it was all in jest :)

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  203. Les Habitants says:

    He lost me when we where down 2-1 to calgary 3 or 4 games into the season and he pulled the goalie and put hal gill out on the 6 on 5

     

     The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  204. HNS says:

    Look at all the missed odd man rushes blown in the 3rd. These dwarfs suk it. Who gives a crap if they squeak in by 8th place. No team chokes or fails to close like these losers.

  205. sidhu says:

    4 penalties in a row against Buffalo, Ruff goes crazy.

    5 penalties in a row against Montreal, not a peep from JM.

  206. EricInStL says:

    Good thing Price didn’t look in the camera and say this one’s for you Tom….

     

    In Guy Boucher I trust.

  207. topher5468 says:

    Are you forgetting the 5 min OT with a 4 on 3, he hardly looked disinterested then. SO are hard especially after a long layoff, Miller is just better, but he’s the best i  the league

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

  208. t1tan5 says:

    Starting Price the night after a 40 save night. JM would have to be dumber than I think he is.

  209. idle says:

    They got at least 1 point in 9 of their last 11 games Timo.  What do you want from them?  It hurts to lose a game like this but buffalo had 2 extra skaters on the ice for the first goal and 1 extra for the second.  Miller played very well and kept them in it.  There isn’t much you can fault the Habs for in this game except maybe not being disciplined enough when it counted the most.  I was just thinking to myslef how few penalties the team has taken in the last few games when they started taking them late and it cost them.

     

    It’s a MAB MAB world.

  210. twilighthours says:

    With ya too.  But it’s actually pretty tame tonight compared to some nights.

  211. Stooof says:

    you need help

  212. ManApart says:

    Oh sure, if the Habs miss the playoffs by 1 point, it’s because JM put the best line of the night out in the last minute of this game, the Sabres tied it up on a 6-5 and they eventually lost in a shootout that gave the team a great chance to make amends. Missing the playoffs had nothing to do with any of the other 4918+ minutes of the season or the players that played them. What a weak statement and a total cop-out.

  213. makka83 says:

    Yup. Price is the problem. could not agree with you more.. now how come we lost against the Sens and Leafs? Oh wait, that was Price’s fault too.

  214. idle says:

    Sorry, 0% correct.  Points in 9 of 11 games does not sound like losers to me.

     

    It’s a MAB MAB world.

  215. krob1000 says:

    if Miller is so great why is he minus 2 huh? they can’t paly with him on the ice ….. this team needs to work on pulled goalie situations? c’mon guys this shit happens….not sure why pleks line played that shift…but…

  216. doug says:

    Hey guys- any Habs news today?

  217. Bob Barker says:

    i’m glad the majority of people have acknowledged he’s not to blame. Habs fans are supposed to be the most knowledgeable when it comes to hockey afterall. 

  218. Ian Cobb says:

    Lindy Ruff

  219. twocents says:

    He can be pissed, pissed at losing the lead, but he shouldn’t show it toward them when the game is still on the line. At the end of the game I can buy it, but it wasn’t over yet.

  220. JB_15 says:

    Yeah you’re right. None of what I’ve said has any historical basis.

    Do you even follow this team? If you can’t see this pattern that’s repeated itself over and over and over and over and over and over then you’ve got to be out to lunch. Aside from the trade, I can virtually guarantee this is what will happen.

  221. badbalance says:

    Horrible display of coaching in the last 2 minutes to play. JM should step his game up or he’ll be golfing soon. Sure, we jsut plain lost it and Buffalo were very fortunate to win this one. It reminds me of the Anaheim game but the other way around,… i guess what goes around, comes around..

  222. thirdstone says:

    I did not see that look and I think it’s a bit farfethced of a theory. You might be onto something in terms of him not being a team player/giving that look to gorges. I mean, I don’t believe it, but it’s so refreshing that your criticism of Price is based on reality that I’m excited and willing to look for evidence supporting it.

    I disagree about the defensive collapse though. His game at that stage really consists of getting into a tall butterfly and placing the pucks where the D can clear it. They utterly failed in that respect. You can’t ask a goalie to not give rebounds in that type of situation cause it’s just impossible.

  223. forskis says:

    Put your agenda away…Halak will play tomorrow, the team still needs to win games….Price has not complained at all….so stop burning Price at the stake with false accusations.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  224. andrewberkshire says:

    Gotta disagree with you Eric, since the olympics Halak has been staring down defensemen like crazy. This idea that somehow Price maliciously stares at defensemen after goals while Halak doesn’t is completely fabricated, when a goal goes in and it was a result of bad defense, they both do it.

  225. Propwash says:

    Oh the usual panic button pushing ect ect.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  226. PureGuava says:

    A few quick thoughts on Price…I thought he played a hell of a game tonight! I liked the white pads, and he played with a great deal of confidence for most of the game. The kid just can’t get a break….he’s unlucky….cursed. I have been a vocal Halak supporter for much of this season, but really have no beef against Price personally. I feel horrible for him tonight…he deserved a better outcome.

  227. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Look, I am a huge fan of Halak, ask anyone here, but to blame Price for whatever he gives his team after that performance…? You have got to be kidding, they deserve to have 100 lashes.

  228. ooder says:

    btw.. good idea to keep max in the press box

    also.. pouliot better give his head a shake.

    i don’t care if he puts up point here and there… i want to see him make a difference, not just get lucky by touching the puck and then letting gomez and gionta doing all the work

    it’s beena round 4-5 games he’s been really of… bad time to cool down

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  229. EricInStL says:

    breath, calm down.

    In Guy Boucher I trust.

  230. HNS says:

    Face it. JM was hired because he speaks the language. No other reason.

  231. Nicolas St-Henri says:

    You hate the habs. What else is new? Basically, they got beat by a gutsy coach and a gutsy team…and lost…1 point…and now you have your platform to hate them…again. Bravo, mon ami.

  232. topher5468 says:

    IMO it was just a look of disbelief, you can not possibly know anything for a fact. Just keep blaming the goalie and maybe this loss will make some sense. Maybe then youll sleep tonight knowing what you know

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

  233. andrewberkshire says:

    What I don’t understand, is that with an empty net on the PK, why not rifle the puck down the ice every chance you get? The worst that could happen is you miss the net, but everyone wanted to chip it up the boards. Stupid.

  234. doug19 says:

    All the whining by Ruff on the four in a row Buffalo penalties paid off. What a suck. At least JM takes it like a man. He has more class.

    Habs were robbed they were great. Now they know its pedal to the metal the rest of the way.

  235. andrewberkshire says:

    Halak does it too. Every goalie does it.

  236. makka83 says:

    yes sure.. but that’s not what he said.. he said he looked like he is apart from the team.. how can you tell that? Sorry but a smart person would never say something stupid like that.

    Please prove me wrong. tell me of anyone you know who can look at someone and know what they are thinking. Sure you can see a guy who looks happy or sad but not someone who wants a trade or lonely or feeling apart from the team…

    I look at twocents avatar and i see a 12 year old.. does this count?!

  237. badbalance says:

    I just hope hes not D’agostiniing it…

  238. wild flower says:

    It would have taken a head shot to get another call.

  239. topher5468 says:

    Honestly , do you feel better after bashing them. I know its your right, but it just seems that thats all you ever do. Whatever, Keep bashing them. its not their fault that you or I were not good enough to be pro athletes, They make money and I will never feel really sorry for them. Its my fault that there winning and losing effects me so much. I live and die with this team and have much more things that are germane in my life to be overly critical of. I just want them to win

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

  240. JB_15 says:

    Hey doofus. Read the post. I never said that Price is the problem.

    Does he have a history of getting worked up after losses, yes.

    Does he have fragile confidence that can easily be exploited by an early goal? yes

    Do we have a chance of finishing higher than 8? I suppose, but whether we play Pit or Was, we’re out in 4.

     

  241. le_vrai_jacques says:

    He does speak French. Big problem here…

  242. badbalance says:

    This team tried all game only to have the lead taken away within 1 minute…

  243. ebk says:

    wow, you got all that for a look. Hope you had a parachute on, cuz thats a huge leap in logic.

    Price kept them in the game. Period!

     

  244. 100HABS says:

    Are you one of the guys with the wig last week?

  245. andrewberkshire says:

    You’re missing half my posts then!!!!

  246. RiverviewCanadien says:

    The game was over!

    They just had to move the puck out with over 3 min left and put it in an empty net. We have some supposed snipers, surely they can put a puck in a (franking) net from their blue line!

  247. T-roy West says:

    I commented earlier to someone who said that we don’t have a defender who can impose himself physically and is fast enough to clear the zone when the other goalie is pulled for an extra attacker. Well we do and he is in Hamilton. He is third on the team in scoring and second in the league in plus minus. I think he deserves  to be here. Lets cut the crap about him being protected. Ask him if he needs to be protected and hear what his answer is. If Bergeron can play on the fourth line imagine putting him there and then on the power play. I could go on but I’ll stop.

  248. mcLovin says:

    if you take how i felt after parise tied the game, and multiply by 3, that’s how i feel right now. 

  249. makka83 says:

    Halak actually does the same thing quite a bit..

  250. Nicolas St-Henri says:

    Agreed. I think Gill tried that once or twice. But missed.

  251. joeybarrie says:

    We were unlucky there. They turned it on in the last 2 minutes. We deserved more than a point there. This loss sucked. But on the bright side…  We are 7-2-2 and we have taken 16 of 22 points. NOT BAD AT ALL.

    Price played excellent.

    Were almost completely healthy.

    We outplayed them, and they are a GOOD TEAM.

    Crappy, but we will win tomorrow.

    GOD I WANTED PRICE TO GET A SHUTOUT. He deserved it.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  252. HardHabits says:

    What I said earlier about 2-0 leads.

  253. JB_15 says:

    I forgot that we play back to back games.

    I have no agenda, believe me. Halak v Price I don’t care. But this is the way this situation has played out many times. The trade will be a combination of Price’s request and management losing confidence in him. I didnt say I supported the trade, just that I think it’s unlikely that this team will go forward without a bonafide number 1, its just not working. And I think Jaro has done more to deserve the number 1 spot. That is all. Fuck. Why is everyone on this board so goddamn presumptuous?

  254. idle says:

    I think he was more late then weak.  He also had been out there for awhile.  It’s dissapointing but it’s hard to find too much fault when it is 6 on 4 and the bounces were going Buffalo’s way.

     

    It’s a MAB MAB world.

  255. jbroderi says:

    you know what, about 1o minutes after I punched my cofee tabe, i realized that the outplayed one of the top teams in the east, so you know what, stay out of the penalty box, and we are ok.  no shoot outs in the play-offs.  good game, maybe poetic justice for the anaheim game

    no more blowing leads from here out though!!

     

    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  256. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    price haters will be in full force now.maye if they tried watching the game……

  257. Keith says:

    I really feel sorry for Carey Price, listening to the post game interview. He played an outstanding game. The team doesn’t deserve him imo.

  258. jbroderi says:

    you know what, about 1o minutes after I punched my cofee tabe, i realized that they outplayed one of the top teams in the east, so you know what, stay out of the penalty box, and we are ok.  no shoot outs in the play-offs.  good game, maybe poetic justice for the anaheim game

    no more blowing leads from here out though!!

     

    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  259. hab lifer says:

    HABS ALWAYS PLAY TO NOT LOSE RATHER THAN PLAYING TO WIN!

    ALWAYS! pathetic team!

  260. jbroderi says:

    you know what, about 1o minutes after I punched my cofee tabe, i realized that they outplayed one of the top teams in the east, so you know what, stay out of the penalty box, and we are ok.  no shoot outs in the play-offs.  good game, maybe poetic justice for the anaheim game

    no more blowing leads from here out though!!

     

    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  261. jbroderi says:

    you know what, about 1o minutes after I punched my cofee tabe, i realized that they outplayed one of the top teams in the east, so you know what, stay out of the penalty box, and we are ok.  no shoot outs in the play-offs.  good game, maybe poetic justice for the anaheim game

    no more blowing leads from here out though!!

     

    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  262. t1tan5 says:

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  263. jbroderi says:

    you know what, about 1o minutes after I punched my cofee tabe, i realized that they outplayed one of the top teams in the east, so you know what, stay out of the penalty box, and we are ok.  no shoot outs in the play-offs.  good game, maybe poetic justice for the anaheim game

    no more blowing leads from here out though!!

     

    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  264. twocents says:

    I am not blaming the loss on him, the players in front of him lost it, but at that point the game was still on the line, and he should have stayed focused on getting the extra point. He was not focused in the shootout.

  265. jbroderi says:

    you know what, about 1o minutes after I punched my cofee tabe, i realized that they outplayed one of the top teams in the east, so you know what, stay out of the penalty box, and we are ok.  no shoot outs in the play-offs.  good game, maybe poetic justice for the anaheim game

    no more blowing leads from here out though!!

     

    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  266. Exit716 says:

    Nice coaching Martin. Thanks. Why the fuck did you put out the fucking weakest defensive line. Fucking asshole.

  267. ooder says:

    haha well now you are just nit picking at words…

    I think it’s the general idea of twocents post that i agree with.. maybe not the exact details

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  268. jbroderi says:

    you know what, about 1o minutes after I punched my cofee tabe, i realized that they outplayed one of the top teams in the east, so you know what, stay out of the penalty box, and we are ok.  no shoot outs in the play-offs.  good game, maybe poetic justice for the anaheim game

    no more blowing leads from here out though!!

     

    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  269. camel_larry says:

    my, my, my.

    Mods busy tonight.

     

    Go Habs Go!

  270. idle says:

    Ridiculous

     

    It’s a MAB MAB world.

  271. RS says:

    I love Cammy and I actually like JM. But why was Cammy out there? Damn, now Pierre Mac is saying the same thing.

  272. HABSIN09 says:

    Good postivive spin, well said.  I hate PJ Stock, he is a douchbag

  273. jbroderi says:

    sorry about all the posts, my computer froze!!

     

    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  274. cautiousoptimist says:

    Some blown leads have been Price’s fault this season — this one isn’t.  Absolute garbage defence — someone told the Habs a hockey game only has 56 minutes in it.

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  275. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …let’s talk a little hypothetically for a few minutes …and, I am the first to recognize life nor hockey should be rationalized by hypothesis …THAT is though, …generally speaking

    …the is the Hypothesis that floats through this ‘ol mind of Mine through all of the ups and downs of Our Team

    …what IF We had not the key longterm injuries We had this year, and had not had to reinvent the makeup of Our Team this past summer and throughout this ongoing season ? …would any argue We may very likely have 5 to 10 points MORE than We have now ? …that rationally We would be closer to New Jersey and Pittsburgh in the standings than We are at this time to the BeanBoys and Philthyboys et al ?

    …now, many will argue other teams have also had their injuries and challenges to the season, but I think if We measure Ours against theirs rationally, no one should argue Ours made a difference of at least a few games along the way

    …when I look around and see the Penguins, the Senators, the Bruins, the Sharks, the Red Wings, and yes the Sabres et al goin’ through tough and inconsitent stretches just like Our Guys …I say to Myself We have a competitive Team that that has done Real Well to be WHERE They are, …and feel quite confident will not embarass Us at playoff time like the loser-bunch We employed last year

    …so all those griping minions among Us that call this Team a bunch of Lillputians with no heart …please go see a shrink before You hurt Yourselves

    …Our Team have had to have gargantuan balls to be where They are today …maybe a few of You should respect THAT

    …Stanley Cup Material, I really don’t think so …but this is a Good Team

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  276. topher5468 says:

    Anyone who blames price is just wrong

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

  277. Keith says:

    I guess the moderators aren’t bothering with the censoring. Probably cursing as well.

  278. topher5468 says:

    Yea I follow this team but refuse to act like you, Blaming the goalie is just wrong tonight unless you blame Miller for winning it

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

  279. t1tan5 says:

    Is it the team or is it coaching that leads to this crap system when we have the lead?

  280. G-Man says:

    And the Habs snatch defeat from the jaws of victory yet again. Too many 3rd period penalties cost the 2 points. Complete loss of momentum at the end did the rest. Ruff’s move was sheer desperation. 99 times out of 100 the team on PK clears the puck and probably scores an empty netter. Tonight, the Sabres got lucky while Price continues with the black cloud over his head. Too bad, too; he played an excellent 57 minutes.

  281. ooder says:

    I really haven’t noticed halak do it… maybe the camera just zooms in more on price… i dunno.

    to me it seems like price does it a lot, but maybe i am wrong

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  282. Mr. Higgins says:

    leave it to the Habs to take it to OT

  283. Habsfan_jay says:

    Bingo!

  284. SeriousFan09 says:

    Now for JM to throw the shootout away with 2 for 8 Gomez and 2 for 16 Plekanec…

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  285. thirdstone says:

    Yeah seriously

  286. SeriousFan09 says:

    JM holding the lead tactic: Team holds back, avoids that 3rd goal that would’ve prevented the 6-on-4 for the 1st and the 2nd would’ve been avoided. Price gets the shaft again.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  287. twilighthours says:

    Yep yep.

  288. idle says:

    Why do you watch them Timo?

     

    I’m not trashing on you, I’m asking for real.  Why do you like and follow the team?

    If it is just them losing that you can’t handle then maybe you should tape the games and only watch them on the days they win.

     

    It’s a MAB MAB world.

  289. badbalance says:

    Price bashing is starting. After he made 39 saves and the team stopped playing…

  290. pathockey1 says:

    the analysts on l’antichambre are idiots

    saying bergeron is better than spacek on D….

    go P.J.! I feel so bad for him arguing with dimwits

  291. T-roy West says:

    The racist bastards or the Subban supporters, lol!! I wish I was, then at least I would have been at the game.

  292. HNS says:

    Sabres will crap out early in the playoffs. Then Ruff will fill up his depends.

  293. mcLovin says:

    we’re going to lose in 15 seconds

  294. Gr8stFranchizEvr says:

    The real story?  Ruff outcoached Martin

    Secondary?  Miller outplayed Price (esp. in SO – Price had a good game, but why is it the kid can’t seem to finish with W’s? Not his fault, but I think he lost his composure after the Sabres tied it and he just couldn’t get focused for the SO – he needs more maturity, but that comes with more experience & good coaching through adversity)

    Habs special teams are hurting.  They had the game to seal in the second with some glorious PP opps, but came up empty.  It came back to haunt them.

    Mtl. is still on the playoff bubble, for sure.  I hope they can pull it off.  But, prepare for an early exit nevertheless.

  295. HNS says:

    Trade Price now while we can still get some good used equipment for him.

  296. thirdstone says:

    Post game interview? I’d love to see that. Who interviewed him?

  297. hab lifer says:

    and he was soooooooo outstanding in the shootout, allowing 2 goals. notice how Price always finds a way to lose. Price= loser!

  298. Propwash says:

    Markov just cost us the game :/

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  299. mcLovin says:

    we’re going to lose in 15 seconds

  300. TheMock780 says:

    GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  301. SeriousFan09 says:

    If Clarke slashing Kharlamov is why Canada won, they didn’t deserve to win IMO.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  302. pathockey1 says:

    You gotta be kidding me

  303. Keith says:

    Abe Hefter of CJAD I believe.

  304. JIMVINNY says:

    What a dive.

  305. badbalance says:

    Well game over!

  306. HardHabits says:

    My favourite Cup win to date is ’76 against the team I hated the most, the Broad Street Bullies. I always had a major dislike of Bobby Clarke, although his slash on Kharlamov probably was what tipped it in favour of Canada in the Summit Series.

  307. Born in a Bad Year says:

    Blame the coaching.  They had a 66% chance of putting the right defensive paring on the ice and they blew it. We only have two defenders who clear the front of the net and that is Gill and O’Byrne.

    If either of those parings had been out there would not have been a Sabre standing in front of the net. The coaching tonight was Carbo-esque.

  308. Matt_in_TO says:

    Amazing how they’re quiet all night until now

     

    - Member of Team Price

  309. Habsfan_jay says:

    Well said!

  310. andrewberkshire says:

    SIX straight powerplays for Buffalo now. Lindy Ruff intimidated the refs into this.

  311. Keith says:

    FFFFFF!!! This game is like a loss! should NEVER have gotten to this!

  312. t1tan5 says:

    11/14 is pretty good if you ask me.

  313. G-Man says:

    Put this loss on the PLAYERS not closing the deal. a 2 goal lead with less than 3 minutes left and the PLAYERS blew it.

  314. dean roberts says:

    i can’t watch this team anymore. my heart is gonna quit

  315. Danno says:

    Now that was stupid.

     

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

  316. JB_15 says:

    I CANNOT keep track of the number of times this has happened this season. Probably over a dozen.

    This team has no heart, no guts. They’ve blown so many games in the last minute it’s disgusting.

  317. Mike Boone says:

    True that. And I’m no fan of PJ

  318. Y says:

    To hell with these refs

  319. JB_15 says:

    Jesus man, pay attention.

    Where in my post did I blame the goalie?

    Do you just see words and make assumptions about content before actually reading?

  320. topher5468 says:

    Of course my friend, I dont always agree with what people say buy always respect their right to say it. I know your a fan like me. This is our team right now, like it or not. I wish some things were different. And I also can express some anger at they way some of these guys compete. I really wanted this one for many reasons, Buf is a house of horrors for us ,It would have gone a long way to really building some confidence, instead it might hurt in the long run but I have to believe it wont or there is no hope

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

  321. sidhu says:

    Poor Pricey, gotta feel for him

  322. PureGuava says:

    But there’s never been any times that the team has worked hard and had him let in a softy?

    That road goes both ways my friend. Carey played a great game….the kid’s just unlucky.

     

    “Of course I’m crazy, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong.” – Robert Anton WilsonT

  323. SeriousFan09 says:

    Thought about the game: Hamrlik’s new nickname is the Samaritan, he gives away to everyone.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  324. Gr8stFranchizEvr says:

    i agree Miller is a better goalie.  My point was that after the 3rd period ended Price’s body language was so negative – looking down and shaking his head repeatedly – and it had an effect on his head (fragile to begin with).  I think by the time SO came, he was just tired and pissed. A bad combo.  Again, I agree he had a good game and made some nice saves, but the late goals got the better of him.  Was the loss his fault? nope.

  325. coachdoug says:

    All that Pierre monster talk jinxed us..

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  326. topher5468 says:

    What about Cammy and AK for not scoring, are they losers too

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

  327. andrewberkshire says:

    Good post, and I agree, but it doesn’t really take away the sting of tonight’s loss.

  328. C3P1 says:

    price cant buy a shutout.  just for the record, fourth time hes lost one in the 3rd period, 2nd time inside 2 minutes.  a good recovery game for him nonetheless

    _________________________________________________

    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  329. t1tan5 says:

    Really? Halak didn’t look so good against Tyler freakin Bozak in the shootout Saturday. Shootouts are no way to evaluate a goaltenders performance. It’s a complete crap shoot.

  330. HNS says:

    Gainey has succeeded in putting together the worst bunch of non closers in the NHL.

  331. idle says:

    “…what IF We had not the key longterm injuries We had this year”

     

    I don’t know if you even need to take it that far.  I often wonder what might have been different if Markov had not been injured in game 1.  Even if he got the same injury but in game 15 or 20.  Right off the top of the season we never got to see what kind of chemistry Markov could have built with guys like Cammalleri & Gionta.  Would a few more exciting end to end rushes and a few more power play goals at the start of the season set a different tone?  Would Price have kept up the pace of his first couple of games for a little longer then he did?

     

    So many what ifs but in the end none of them mean anything.

     

    It’s a MAB MAB world.

  332. Habhopeful says:

    Lets just take the 2 points and get the fuccccccck out my god

     

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  333. Aybara says:

    Not to mention the usual gord miller talking about a shutout… Every habs game he insists on talking about the shutout with 10 minutes left… One game Mcguire even called him out on it.

  334. dpthehabsfan says:

    Wonder if French swearing get moderated?

    TABERNAC! ON AVAIT DEUX POINTS EN BANC!

  335. floatingineather says:

    Ruff coaches, gambles and basically outwitted Martin, Martin keep exhausted players on the ice, many who have missed 20 games recently

  336. SeriousFan09 says:

    But he speaks French! Doesn’t that automatically make him the best defencemen on the team going by RDS logic?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  337. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Oh no…Price not so good in shoot outs!

  338. JB_15 says:

    The game is 60 minutes. Whether they score in the 5th minute, the 29th minute, or the 59th, makes no difference. You play to the END OF THE GAME. And no one on this team does. It’s embarassing.

  339. Mr. Higgins says:

    I miss the old days with real OT… this 4-4 crap sucks

  340. Gr8stFranchizEvr says:

    or as vain as tatooing your name on your back?

  341. captaink4life says:

    Is that a joke?

     

    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  342. chippawarory says:

    Guess Martin didn’t go to the Ruff School of Pity Parties.

  343. Danno says:

    Give them credit. They played an excellent 58 minutes of hockey. It’s the last two minutes were a horror story..

     

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

  344. Nick_Habs1 says:

    Price….you are a great goalie and you do not deserve this crap in Montreal. Request to be traded in the summer kid.

  345. Propwash says:

    I hope Cammi cashes one in the shootout

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  346. Mr. Higgins says:

    Gary Bettman has ruined hockey..

  347. coachdoug says:

    Shooters…AK46, Cammy, Gionta, Monster Moore, Plek

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  348. sidhu says:

    Someone please ask JM why he had Cammy and AK46 on to defend a 2-1 lead in the last moments of the game?????

  349. cautiousoptimist says:

    No Gomez please — AK-Cammy-Gio

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  350. andrewberkshire says:

    Halak has been giving glares after almost every goal since the olympics. Every goalie in the league does it when the defense is at fault for a goal.

  351. hab lifer says:

    c’mon you gutless crappy habs. do what you do best: LOSE!

    JM is the worst coach in the NHL. his damn passive style costs them games always!

  352. Exit716 says:

    Yeah, pin the blame on Price. Absolutely. Didn’t your hero Jaro lose to a far worse team in the shootout in Toronto?  In fact, didn’t Jaro give up the GWG to a career AHLer that made Jaro look like a Jr. C goalie?

    Hey but what the hell, bash Price to your heart’s content. It’s all his fault. Everything. I believe he is responsible for all the ills in the world.

     

  353. diehardhab says:

    Boone please give us some perspective here! I can’t take some of the dribble on these message boards.

    The torch be yours to hold it high!

  354. MikeL says:

    Wasn’t it Sergei?

  355. SeriousFan09 says:

    Put this on the coach not doing his job in the 3rd period and sitting on yet another lead when he should’ve had his boys attacking to extend the lead. Team sat back and let Buffalo run the 3rd period, JM did not respond with anything.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  356. JB_15 says:

    Whether its reflected in the statistics or not, we have got to be one of the worst shootout teams in the league.

    Our shooters are terrible.

    Do we even practice?

  357. topher5468 says:

    I didn’t say you blamed the goalie, you just predicted what will happen in the future by saying Price will suck again after a solid performance. I was just saying that blaming the goalie in this case is wrong.  

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

  358. HardHabits says:

    No way you can fault Price on the last two goals. It would’ve been nice if one of the two were stopped though. Two double-minors in the 3rd. Indiscipline.

  359. HNS says:

    This is where Price sharts the bed. I’ve seen this movie already

  360. Ian Cobb says:

    We played a terrific 50 min game. Thought in was in the bag, got
    lazy, took stupid penalties, lost the war. Price had a good game but
    when he shoots the puck out of the zone it always ended up on a Buffalo
    stick. He tries to do to much with the puck and gets into trouble
    instead of just giving it to one of his players. This loss was not his
    fault he played well.

      The coach told the players the game was
    over by changing the lines in the 3rd. Sure not looking like a hungry
    play off squad lately.  Coaching is becoming a huge issue now, In my
    mind I am not as comfortable with Martin as I was for the first half of
    the season. Old school in a faster game maybe.

    Can’t wait to play the Panthers tomorrow, I hope for 60 min. this time.

  361. Steve in Kingston says:

    Let me guess: PRICE HAD NO CHANCE ON THE FIRST SHOOTOUT GOAL!


  362. badbalance says:

    Garbage game…..

  363. sidhu says:

    Thank you coach JM!

    Another sad day for Pricey.

  364. habsfanmandy says:

    Why does Price fold like that? Why? WTF?

  365. twocents says:

    Look who’s in the house. Good to see you, Earl.

    Price played a very good game, but it wasn’t over after 60 minutes and he seemed to lose his focus becuase he was pissed about what happened. It’s human, most of us would do it, but none of us get payed millions to win hockey games. 

    The loss is not on him, but I bet he fairs better in the shootout if he doesn’t let his mind focus on blame.

    Sure I am implying alot from a look or two, but I am not accusing him of rape, I am forwarding a plausible scenario.

  366. Exit716 says:

    Does Abe’s wife still have her bread recipe on file?

     

  367. twilighthours says:

    But Markov got called for exactly that in OT

  368. Propwash says:

    Oh man, Price is pissed.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  369. Da Hema says:

    Easy for you to say….

    ————————

    “There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge….”

    –Hunter S. Thompson

  370. cautiousoptimist says:

    That’s a kick in the nuts. Wow. WOW.

    Wow.

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  371. ooder says:

    btw i know people are here saying this team is a bunch of losers, but i am assuming that is because we are all very emotional after that loss.

    We have done this to teams as well… i don’t think Hiller, Getzlaf, Selanne, Koivu, Niedermayer are all losers just because we scored two goals in a 1:45… without a PP.

    we are now 6th in the east.. sometimes shit happens

    Also, people feeling bad for price should stop.. this is a team game, i feel bad for the team not price.

    it’s not like Price has never let in a soft causing the team to lose.. it goes both ways.

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  372. MikeL says:

    I remember that Bill Lindsay decision. I’ll never forgive him for that.

    I’d say Carbo playing Huet over Halak against the Leafs was worse.

  373. forskis says:

    Wow…Hiller just let in stinker from a cheeky little backhand flip from the blueline by Sedin.

    The Habs game is over…they blew a 2-goal lead but got a point against a team they have had trouble with all season and a point that half of the people on here did not expect.  Bring on Florida and hopefully they will fill the Florida net in rage.  Price should feel down for this loss until he wakes up in the morning and re-focus…he had a 45-for-47 night and in those kinds of nights, the goalie is generally blameless.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  374. Steve in Kingston says:

    Let me guess again:  PRICE HAD NO CHANCE ON THAT SECOND SHOOTOUT GOAL!!!

     

    Go ahead, say it.  Idiots.

  375. diehardhab says:

    That’s why i listen to the game on CJAD

    The torch be yours to hold it high!

  376. Chorske says:

    Frak me. Two undeserved points handed to Buffalo by inept referees

  377. Nicolas St-Henri says:

    Atlanta plays the Leafs and the Canes for the next 4 games. The plays the Pens/Devils/Caps to close out the season. If they don’t do great in the next 4. They’re toast. Enough said.

  378. zamboni says:

    Crap,
    this is all on JM, he got out-coached in the last 3 minutes.

  379. t1tan5 says:

    I agree. Price has to be more careful with the puck. Besides that, I think he played a great game.

  380. DOAHABS says:

    Leafs, Sens , Sabres……we are dead.

       Good thing the Sabres (with Miller being the exception) only played 7 minutes tonight, that’s all they needed……   or else it would have been  a blowout…. but let’s all say in ‘unison’ can’t blame Price…..

  381. Exit716 says:

    Martin blew the game with his decision to put on the Pleks line in the last two minutes.

    That was the game right there.

    Stupid.

  382. HardHabits says:

    Stunned.

  383. Bob Barker says:

    that was definitely one reason but he does have 517 wins to his record which places him 10th all-time.

    A lot of people blame him for the Sens poor performance in the playoffs but they never had a solid goaltender when he was there. Patrick Lalime was brutal in the playoffs. I remember watching him let in two soft wristers by Nieuwendyk from the side boards just inside the blueline against the leafs in Game 7 I believe. 

    If there’s one certainty, it’s that you can’t win the Cup without solid goaltending. 

    Even Osgood stepped up his game in the playoffs after playing the entire season with a sub .900 s%

    I wish French Quebecers would be satisfied with a translator relaying all the coaches comments. I understand their reservations, especially after watching the movie The Rocket, but as long as the interview is being translated on-the-fly I would hope that would allow the Habs to hire the best person available for the job, no matter the language he speaks. 

  384. badbalance says:

    Yeah Halak looked worse against the second laffs game in the shootout last game..

  385. Nicolas St-Henri says:

    That doesn’t exist. Return to pipe dream. Leave us alone.

  386. Habhopeful says:

    And with 58 Minutes left thats where the Team shits the bed..Not price…he did what he could…the team shat the bed…diarhea style

     

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  387. JB_15 says:

    I hope this team plummets to the bottom of the standings.

  388. Danno says:

    Can’t blame Price when the team in front of him folds like a cheap card table.

     

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

  389. thirdstone says:

    Do they post those online?

  390. HNS says:

    Good job sharthead. Get back to the rodeo now.

  391. PureGuava says:

    What’s wrong with Pj? he’s a hell of a lot more objective than much of the HNIC crew. He’s not a top-tier speaker, but that’s part of his appeal. He seems genuinely excited, and passionate about the game and his surroundings that he stumbles through much of what he has to say – which is refreshing in a medium laced with bullies and blowhards.

  392. andrewberkshire says:

    Let me guess, Halak would have had a 42 game shutout against a team that’s lit him for for 10 goals in two games. Get a life.

  393. Exit716 says:

    Martin then abandons his defensive first strategy in the last two minutes and puts on two of the worst defensive forwards and boom…tie game.

    I think he should have to drive back to Montreal tonight. I wouldn’t want him on the plane after screwing over his team like that.

  394. coachdoug says:

    We snatched defeat from the hands of victory tonight!!!

    Not good…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  395. Norm0770 says:

    What a BS end to the game.

  396. rut1212 says:

    How can you not feel so bad for Carey? Played so well, worthy of that shutout he had going. Then his team self-destructs in front of him. Brutal.

  397. Peter Young says:

    Oh, nonsense.

  398. JB_15 says:

    “I didnt say you blamed the goalie…” “Blaming the goalie is just wrong tonight”

    Whether Price’s performance was solid or not is irrelevant. I’m talking about his ego, his confidence, etc. You think you’re frustrated with the loss, think about what he’s going through. Thats not a good mindset for a goalie who just sat on the bench for 8 games dude.

  399. t1tan5 says:

    The box score on ESPN says 42 shots. Are you sure it’s 47?

  400. HardHabits says:

    Clearly the D left him hanged out to dry.

  401. Gr8stFranchizEvr says:

    I didn’t blame Price.  Price played a good game.  I thought he could’ve pulled off the W, but he was so disturbed in the head after Buff tied the game that he was disinterested in the SO.  Can’t blame him for the tie, but he didn’t look like he cared in the SO.  That’s the way I saw it.

    if you read my post, you’d notice that I said the Habs blew the game with multiple PP chances gone awry in the 2nd.

    you’ve got some serious bitterness issues to work out!

  402. thepriceiswrong says:

    I cant wait to see all the morons on this site blame this loss on price.

  403. ooder says:

    oh piss of dude… seriously… how many times has priced crapped out for the habs…

    poor baby millionaire price.. ask to get traded.. life must be oh so tough

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  404. helluva habs fan says:

    I don’t believe in curses, but I bet carey price does…

     

  405. t1tan5 says:

    “it’s not like Price has never let in a soft causing the team to lose..
    it goes both ways.”

     

    That’s absolutely true. You know what happens then? He gets trashed on this site. Praise and criticism should go both ways as well.

  406. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …Timo …You have become one of My beloved commentors in HIO …I actually enjoy You and Your complaining …at least complaining and enough is never enough mind-set has a consistentcy, logic and a humor to it (if One looks for it)

    …out of reading your sniping over the past I have also accepted You really love the Habs …in Your Own quirky way

    …regarding the 100 % effort thing, I think all of Us have Our circadian rhythms Timo …and I believe teams have them as well in the collective sense …Sometimes We feel great and for any number of reasons We just can’t perform

    …but I think Timo, you must see other teams also comin’ up short in the NHL …and being inconsistent

    …the team of course that winds up on top at the end learns to minimize inconsistency

    …but, let’s enjoy the positives rather the lettin’ the negatives eat Your soul Timo …You’ll feel better ! :-))

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  407. Chorske says:

    Quit parroting McGuire

  408. SeriousFan09 says:

    JM, ruining Price’s best games since November.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  409. HardHabits says:

    I had no issue with what you said. You did kick a hornet’s nest with that statement it seems.

  410. Danno says:

    That’s what you call a heartbreaker.

     

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

  411. The Kid says:

    Shut up man, Price stopped 45 of 47 shots. It should never have even gotten to that point, his team blew it.

  412. Nina76 says:

    Steve get to the facts man if the team had played like they should of we would not have to worry about the shootout. Say what you like Price played well for the length of time he sat out. The only IDIOTS I could see were the players that took those stupid penalites what a bunch of jerks after a 2 - 0 lead I like Halak but also think Price needs a chance to. SHAME SHAME on the players not the goalie he did not screw it up our  game the experienced players were THE IDIOTS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Sorry Habs but I am not on your side to-nite I am so mad about the outcome,Wake up guys we don’t have 100 points. JM was out coached by Ruff as he has been outcoached by others to………..I am to disapointed to say anything more. Good nite!!!   

  413. pathockey1 says:

    It kinda feels like we’re on the other side of what we did to Anaheim a couple of weeks ago

  414. Aybara says:

    40-42 is gen. a blameless night for a goalie too.,

  415. habaholic68NJ says:

    This SO loss is all the fault of JM.  IDIOT.

  416. twocents says:

    Andrew, I’ll trust you that Halak has turned to that. I haven’t seen it myself, but I don’t figure you’d make it up. That’s unfortunate.

    I have seen Price do it though, far too much.

     

  417. thepriceiswrong says:

    I’ll say this: it should have never gotten to that.

    You are an idiot, sir.

  418. MICP says:

    Thats our Habs.  Dont blame the refs, blame our boys.  Blame our lack of discipline.  Blame the fact that we only scored once on the first 4 power plays.  Blame it on the fact that we could not finish multiple times.   

     

  419. Chorske says:

    Easy, just scroll down.

    It’s tiresome.

  420. ooder says:

    markov did kick ass in front of the net in OT.. and he DID get a penalty

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  421. ooder says:

    unfortunately… that is not the way it goes for goalies.. wether we like it or not.

    if a softy is shot on net, well the defense men or offensive players can’t stop the puck for the goalie…

    thus it is solely the goalie’s fault

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  422. ooder says:

    man.. so apparently if a big scary man with a msutache yells at the ref.. the ref is so scared that he must give constant garbage penalties to the other team.

    it would be nice if JM stood up for his guys like that

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  423. HNS says:

    Cool. Won’t mention  the beauty 5 holler in the shootout.

  424. Paulin98C says:

    My bad guys, I went at the Metro Centre in Halifax to see Hartlem Globetrotters with the kids, came back home to watch the game and it was 2-0… a minute after I turned the tube on the train wreck started. I sincerely apologize.

    On the brighter side, I put on my A.Kostitsyn T-Shirt under my shirt tonight.. a T-shirt I hadn’t put on in a while and it seemed to have brought out the best of him tonight.

    Price went back to white pads? Too bad they still lose.

    “Price may not be the problem, but Halak is the solution.” – light_n_tasty

  425. mcLovin says:

    whiskey anyone? 

  426. ebk says:

    good to chat with you to Eric , seems the only time I post is to disagree with yousorry for picking on ya, but with all due respect my friend, I find the scenario, pretty far fetched.

    looks like I’m going to owe you that beer, though

  427. hab lifer says:

    I HOPE THE HABS LOSE ALL THEIR REMAINING GAMES! THEY’RE LOSERS! JUST LIKE THEIR COACH!

    I hate this team! they can all go to hell!

  428. t1tan5 says:

    I know…just clarifying

  429. forskis says:

    Sorry…had to lash out at your presumption that Price is going to throw a tantrum for the Florida game when you ZERO evidence of such a thing going to happen or that it has ever happened…so if you are going to accuse me of being presumptuous, re-read your own post.  Although I do agree with you that if Halak loses the first two games in the first round, Game 3 goes to Price.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  430. badbalance says:

    We will miss the playoffs by this 1 point.

  431. Exit716 says:

    How about Martin putting on the top line when trying to protect a lead when he knows that Cammalleri and Kostitsyn can’t play defense.

    That was the game right there. Really, really really really really really STUPID MOVE!

    Stupidest coaching move since Therrien had Bill Lindsay out for a face off.

    What an idiot. He deserves to be roasted alive for that decision. He screwed the team. Maybe he should scratch himself from the lineup for his stupidity and lazy decisions behind the bench.

  432. mrhabby says:

    Price pissed….the whole team should be pissed. a very frustrating game to watch. Team plays well and price plays great….what was it 4 straight penalties against us ..sabres had 5 against them.

    arghhhhhhhhh…

     

     

  433. forskis says:

    Are you trying to say that NO OTHER GOALIE besides Price has ever allowed a 5-hole goal in the shootout?

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  434. twilighthours says:

    This loss (win) is all Linday Ruff.  Boone is right.  But Ruff gets the credit because of his whiny-baby tirade after Buff got 4 straight penalties.  Refs hit Mtl with 12 straight minutes as they swallow their whistle entirely. That call on SK?  Sheesh, there were 100 of those in the 3rd period.

    I guess that’s why he’s been coaching 497 years.

    Tough loss.  Mtl was by far the better team for 56 minutes.

  435. ooder says:

    they are definitely NOT winners… they are somewhere in between.

    Then again the devils, capitals, sharks and red wings have all lost to the leafs…. weird things happen in the NHL.

    unfortunately.. seems like they happen a bit to often with our habs

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  436. hab lifer says:

    WHY CAN’T THEY EVER PLAY TO WIN INSTEAD OF PLAYING NOT TO LOSE???????

    I don’t understand the mentality of JM. oh I forgot he’s french.

  437. floatingineather says:

    two cents, if we follow your logic, then Halak should be the coach ;)))

  438. diehardhab says:

    won’t mention the 3 times the laffs beat halak in the shootout last week (i know kessel hit the crossbar but still)

    The torch be yours to hold it high!

  439. t1tan5 says:

    Trust me man, they’re there. They just got washed away onto page 2.

  440. T-roy West says:

    When the game was on the line and the pressure was on, Martin and this team caved. Is this our playoff team?

  441. Captain aHab says:

    Gotta agree with you; that was dumb by JM.

  442. ManApart says:

    Wow, very tough game. Price not great in the shootout, but the last goal in regulation was very soft work by the Habs.

  443. twocents says:

    Clearly!

    I don’t do that often, especially not lately. Oh well!

  444. pathockey1 says:

     I agree! I’m a big PJ fan!

    It’s funny how good he looks on L’Antichambre even though his french is limited

  445. wild flower says:

    Wrong guys on the ice with 3 minutes left – with the exception of Price. They were not going to call another penalty if the Hab’s d had bothered to kick some ass in front of the net.

  446. pathockey1 says:

     I agree! I’m a big PJ fan!

    It’s funny how good he looks on L’Antichambre even though his french is limited

  447. forskis says:

    I could be wrong…I was under the impression that it was 42 shots after regulation.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  448. Storm Man says:

    Hello to all the great habs fans on here. Im a new member glad to be here, Martin has to go Ive seen 10 games where we have the lead and after 40 mins he sits the team back he is coaching like he is in the 90′s still This team is a speed team with skill that cant play tough hockey if he sits them back tonight I will have to mma him when I come to town and see the Habs Saturday.

  449. JB_15 says:

    Why are we praising 50-55 minute efforts? Do we salute the surgeon who makes a terrific incision but then operates on the wrong leg? Do we admire the golfer who hits 3 good shots and then 4 puts? Do we thank the repairman who shows up on time but takes a chunk out of our wall after failing to fix the leak?

    Its whipcream on poo fellas.

  450. SeriousFan09 says:

    Coaches also have expiry dates, their styles do not always adapt well to new eras of hockey and JM has not done well post lockout at all. JM did very well in the clutch/grab trap hockey era that Jacques Lemaire got started and did it’s best to kill the game.

    JM does not adapt well to the 3-period NHL where a 2-0 lead is not insurmountable for the opposition. He expects the lead to hold up each time and doesn’t consider that he should continue with how he’s been winning for the first 40 minutes.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  451. Propwash says:

    Wow, yip, all his fault. *rolleyes*

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  452. t1tan5 says:

    So if an indivdualistic argument applies when goalies make mistakes, individualistic arguments must also apply for when he plays well. So in other words, if the goalie plays amazing and loses, he should get as much praise as he would get criticism for when he plays like crap and loses. 

  453. HNS says:

    Price looked tired. He needs another month off.

  454. T-roy West says:

    100% correct Timo!!

  455. Danno says:

    Not strong enough. We need cyanide after this one.

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

  456. HardHabits says:

    They’re thinking about removing the blue lines and making the net round and putting it up on a post, making goaltending a penalty not a position.

  457. Exit716 says:

    I disagree with your opinions and since you seem to be a pyschiatrist, I won’t argue with you.

     

  458. dpthehabsfan says:

    MERDE!

  459. Ian Cobb says:

    I posted this 1 hour before the game on the main page. And we now know who out coached whom don’t we.

     

    (Sure hope Jacques Martin can out coach Sabers Lindsay Ruff tonight. But he is a cagey vet.)

  460. The Kid says:

    I wish there was technology that would allow me to cyber fight you, because a comment like that really deserves a kick in the nuts

  461. twocents says:

    Thanks for the support.

    You can’t please all the people, all the time, though.

  462. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …Hypothetically speaking

    …WHAT IF You had nuttin’ to complain about ?

    …Timo, You would be but a Man without a purpose

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  463. Mr. Higgins says:

    This loss is Boone’s fault…just cuz

  464. Da Hema says:

    It is.

    Anyone looking forward to the Habs playing either Pittsburgh or Washington in the first round?

    ————————

    “There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge….”

    –Hunter S. Thompson

  465. ooder says:

    I agree… which is why people here are praising price, and I think he played great this game… 

    really this game was lost due to O’byrne’s brain fart.

    but I don’t feel bad for Price, I feel bad for the team

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  466. Bob Barker says:

    I’m all for Halak being number 1 right now but if anyone tries to put this loss on Price, they’re classless morons. Honestly, if you’re blaming Price for the loss you’re basically admitting you’re clueless when it comes to hockey. 

  467. diehardhab says:

     I cant understand why any fan would take pleasure in the habs losing

    The torch be yours to hold it high!

  468. forskis says:

    The game was just karma balancing out…the win in Anaheim cancels out the loss in Buffalo…3-of-4 points in the karma-balancing games…we move on from there.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  469. topher5468 says:

    Just stunned, I hate Buffalo

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

  470. Bradlo says:

    I remember when Habs Inside/out used to be filled with insightful comments from hockey-knowledgable people. Now scrolling down past the articles hurts my head

  471. vin23 says:

    Those attempting to fault Price in this loss disgust me…

    Hate on the guy for his off ice antics or previous performances but he and Miller put on a clinic between the pipes tonight.

  472. Shublips says:

    PP was weak, Martin’s call was weak and the loss was unfortunate and painful.

    Read what Habs Addict has to say:
    http://www.habsaddict.com/2010/03/montreal-buffalo-sabres-rally-late-to.html

  473. habs001 says:

    we do not have one d men who can force his will physically and and has the  skating power to get the puck out when the other team pulls their goalie. markov closest but his skating still looks at 80%…all year when the other team pulls their goalie our zone is a mad scramble as the only thing our d tries to do is clear the puck to the corner and than they usually lose the battle in the corner

  474. Habhopeful says:

    Anyone who can blame Carey for this game, Has no Belief in a team system, They base everything on Individuality, no idea what playing as a team means…the team shat the bed, simple as that…the goaltending was solid all game…This effin sux!

     

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  475. ManApart says:

    Those blaming Martin are just looking for a scapegoat. The Pleks line was on. How is that out of the ordinary? I don’t like Cammy on and even AK46 in that situation but Martin saw them play a great game and went with them after the Gomez line just got off. I believe SK74 and Moore had played the PK that let in the 1st goal. Who did you want JM to put on? Darche-Pyatt-Metro? I can’t really blame Martin on that one. 20-20 hindsight. But I do agree on the point, from now on leave Cammy and AK46 out of important defensive zone faceoffs if possible. Doesn’t say much for those guys though.

  476. Habscore says:

    I do believe you are over-reacting my friend!

  477. Gr8stFranchizEvr says:

    unlucky, eh?  me thinks not.  Ruff pulled out all the stops in the last 3 minutes and it paid off.  Martin made some boo-boos in the last minutes and it bit him.  not luck – very good risk assessment.

  478. thirdstone says:

    “Why does Price fold like that?” and all variations: This kid builds a 39 save shutout against the top seed of the division and then he “folds” for letting a laser in during the shootouts. It was a laser. He wasn’t too deep or anything. This is so frustrating. First cause the team needs these points, secondly because the team needs TWO CONFIDENT GOALIES, REGARDLESS OF THEIR NAMES. Every person here (who is interested in the success of the team) should be fully frustrated with the team collapsing in front of the cold goalie in the last 3 minutes of a 39 shutout game. If you take any pleasure in this failure then you are an idiot that puts stupid preferences in front of the team’s interest.

    So much BS everywhere in and around this team.

  479. JB_15 says:

    Look I already admitted forgetting about the back to back. The comment was based on the assumption that we had at least a day off. Price has expressed dismay and a lack of focus at practice more than once from what I’ve seen reported in the media. Maybe we are viewing different outlets.

  480. Bradlo says:

    With you 100%

  481. Ian Cobb says:

    Out coached, big time!

  482. twilighthours says:

    It was a 65 minute effort.  The Habs were working their tails off in the last several minutes.  The reality is that it’s hard to completely shut down a team (especially a good one) for an entire game.

  483. twilighthours says:

    Or putting Kovalev on the ice in that game.  Man was he terrible.

  484. Habsfan_jay says:

    Heartbreaking!

    Man I feel for price on this one.

    Oh well, they still played a great game…

    The point puts us one up on Philly. Lets hope they lose tomorrow against Minny, and the Habs keep it together and stick it to the Panthers

  485. topher5468 says:

    Right,  It was a general statment, Blaming the goalie is wrong tonite, Price played with what looked  to be a gret deal of confidence tonight after a long layoff, He will rebound because if he can’t he shouldn’t be in this league. Trust me your right, Im super emotional and was just not in the mood for any Price bashing . I didnt see anyong blame Cammy or AK for not scoring in the SO,

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

  486. forskis says:

    Not going to blame the refs…there were chincy penalties called and not called on both sides.  Price played very well…45-for-47…he did his part.  For those of you blaming Price, put away your agenda, this one is definitely NOT on him.

    If there is anyone to blame…blame Miller, he kept the Sabres in this with some awesome saves on 2-on-1s and a breakaway.  Also, JM got out-coached by Ruff in those last 2 minutes.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  487. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Tomorrow is going to be embarrassing at work…and it might be an awfully long drive from NB to QUE for the Devils game.

    Ok, the refs might have called some things in the end that normally would not have been (Markov interference for defending the crease? WTF was that!).

    Bottom line is, Price was brilliant and really kept them in it when they started to fall asleep at times. The TEAM failed to protect the zone…the net was EMPTY with over 3 mins to play. Price DESERVED this win…(FRANK) I am mad!

     

    Embarrassing…

  488. JB_15 says:

    Is he any relation to that guy that coaches buffalo?

  489. mrhabby says:

    agreed. 100%.

  490. JB_15 says:

    I’m not suggesting they needed to shut them down. I’m suggesting they get the puck out of their zone. They couldnt even do that.

  491. RudeMood19 says:

    rofl anyone who blames Price is gutless.

  492. T-roy West says:

    I hinted in a post below that making the playoffs wasn’t a given for us at this point.

  493. HNS says:

    Cause he sucks, chokes, call it what u will.

  494. t1tan5 says:

    I think this sentiment for Price is more than this one game. The SJ game for example. He played out of his mind and lost. Nashville he made 50+ saves and lost. He has had countless deflections go past him this season. This is no excuse for the many soft goals he has allowed, but I think that he has definitely not received any good fortune on the ice this season.

  495. ooder says:

    you know what’s funny… I have read so many times the “anyone who blames price for this game is stupid blah blah blah” posts.

    and yet i see no one blaming price…

    i think everyone can agree he had nothing to do with the loss.

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  496. topher5468 says:

    Cool, won’t mention how bad AK and cammy were in the SO either

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

  497. Danno says:

    Do you think Price has much faith in this team anymore?

     

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

  498. wild flower says:

    No, not like a loss, it is a loss.

  499. andrewberkshire says:

    It’s completely out of the ordinary James. No way is it regular to have Cammalleri and AK46 on the ice defending a 1 goal lead with a minute left. Martin should have called a timeout and send out the Gomez line, which had been beyond words brilliant defensively all night.

  500. floatingineather says:

    a very narrow minded coach we have, no emotion, no passion no flexibility,,i hope Carey high sticks him, over and over 

  501. Harani says:

    Woah! What happened to my comment? As far as I know, I didn’t write anything bad or offensive. Anyone got an idea?

    “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

  502. andrewberkshire says:

    There’s actually about 20 posts on this page blaming Price.

  503. t1tan5 says:

    Yeah I find those “what if” scenarios completely irrelevant. Who knows? If Halak played we could have won 5-0 or lost 5-0.

  504. HABSIN09 says:

    Unbelievable! Although the team has been winning with Halak, Price played awesome, and the team let him down.  All you people bashing price can go fuck yourselves, he played great no matter who the #1 goalie is, and the team stopped playing in front of him.  The game should never have gone to a shootout, and a shootout is no way to judge a goalie’s play.  I stick by what I said though, after we lost the back to backs with Philly…who cares if this team makes the playoffs or not, we can’t win without playing the third.

  505. habs001 says:

    sk74  has to gain some strenght for next year as on the firts goal he was too weak

  506. twilighthours says:

    Fair enough.  I’m just saying that it was a great and complete effort tonight.

  507. JB_15 says:

    I JUSS WAN A TASTE OF THE GLORY.

    SEE WHAT IT TASTES LIKE.

  508. ooder says:

    agreed… he is the anti tim thomas of last year

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  509. ed lopaz says:

    i think using price tonight is a good choice, it breaks the negative trend of 2 straight losses.

    i also think that if price can win tonight, he will play until he loses.

    any team that can go into buffalo and beat miller would be considered a real threat come playoff time.

    i hope price stands on his head and we win 2-1 (empty netter)

    MAB? if i’m ruff i over play my forward on that side very high and take away the shot.

    if we can sneak cammy in down low on the same side as MAB, he might be open for a one timer on the PP.

    certainly tough to be confident about our chances tonight – but i’m hopeful – this group has really surprised me before.

    i still think we’d be a better team with PK – but i may be the only guy left in the city who feels that way.

     

     

  510. Mark C says:

    RE: MAB, I sure hope teams start playing a forward high against him. I think the biggest reason for the current PP funk, is that other teams are no longer respecting shots from the right point. The byproduct of that is teams cover the forwards down low closer and move out to cover the forward on the half-wall, this takes away a lot of the cross ice passing.

  511. 100HABS says:

    2-1 empty netter? Think about it…

  512. cautiousoptimist says:

    Boone called it re: the refs evening out the penalties.

    And Price is playing tonight like he wants to play tomorrow.

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  513. captaink4life says:

    He’s playing like he wants to play in May and beyond!!!

     

    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  514. Chorske says:

    Awesome PK forecheck by Gomez, and an offside.

    Gomez again! Heroic.

  515. andrewberkshire says:

    I wonder how this game would have turned out with the LAROCK EFFECT.

  516. dpthehabsfan says:

    Good game Sergei

  517. avatar_58 says:

    It’s probably because they know they have a playoff spot. Ever since it was clinched they’ve laid back and let things happen. Boucher needs to lay the smack down

  518. ed lopaz says:

    dude – did you ever think they are getting ready for the playoffs?

    are you kidding about PK?

    PK has broken the dogs record for assists by a defenceman – playing tons of minutes of course

    he is on pace as the rookie of the year in the AHL. and is considered the #1 defenceman in the AHL.

    do you think all this could be possible by using a guy sparingly 5 on 5?

     

  519. Ed says:

    You say he is used sparingly five on five. Subban is +40 on the year, & this does not come from being used sparingly 5 on 5.

  520. SlovakHab says:

    I had similar feelings from the Saturday game against Marlies, but haven’t watched any other games so can’t really tell..

  521. TommyB says:

    “Not even a regular AHL Dman (Subban)”, and yet he was an AHL AllStar this year.  But hey, if you watched them play one game I have got to take your astute word for it.  Don’t I?

     

     

  522. wild flower says:

    I watched the Dogs loose to the Manitoba Moose last night. PK Subban ready for prime time? Not from what I saw last night. He is not even a regular AHL dman. He must get a lot of his points by standing in front of the net on the PP – which is when and where they put him on the ice. Five on five, he is used sparingly.

    The Dogs have many Cory Locke replacements, but not NHL players. The exceptions, at least last night: White (if there is a hit – he is involved), Glumac, and Belle.

    Sanford was awful. Paciorettly didn’t play and his college buddy looked OK, at least not tiny.

     

  523. topher5468 says:

    Damn, Pyatt is everywhere, and Miller again. Pyatt has earned another start, IMO

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

  524. hab lifer says:

    the same way he misses all the other open nets.

  525. zamboni says:

    Yeah, I saw that Andrew, that’s exactly why this league remains a garage league, the stupid mentality that vigilante justice makes it a tough game.

    Time will come, just like the helmet rule, all of those crap will eventually disappear.

  526. andrewberkshire says:

    We can only hope!

  527. Thomas says:

    I love that Carey is wearing white pads

  528. C3P1 says:

    I love the white pads, he should have never switched, but the mask? yikes

    _________________________________________________

    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  529. dwyer_jonathan says:

    Deadly.

  530. cautiousoptimist says:

    With Cammy, Bergeron and Darche in, and with Lapierre out, these are the four best lines we’ve iced all year.

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  531. topher5468 says:

    Terrible give away by Hamr

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

  532. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    does anyone else think Price looks huge in his net? I know that it’s the white pads but I’m amazed at the difference

  533. andrewberkshire says:

    Clear interference by Buffalo on Gorges there.

  534. christophurrr says:

    he’s also 6’3 or whatever . maybe you’re just used to our little friend jaro?

     

    either way, i like it.

  535. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    i know he’s tall, i’m just surprised.

  536. captaink4life says:

    I disagree. With Moen in the lineup it would be the four best lines we’ve iced all year.

     

    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  537. Keith says:

    Kinda sad that Moen is out considering he was one of the few Hab’s that’s played in every game until tonight.

  538. coachdoug says:

    What a difference it makes when you forecheck and backcheck…Forwards look agressive tonight…Play like that all night and they will win…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  539. SeriousFan09 says:

    No Moen and Laps leaves a serious amount of muscle off the checking lines, White should be called up, Maxwell should be sent down.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  540. B says:

    The new pads look huge. My first thought was “are those legal?”.

  541. SomersetVII says:

    I personally think that White pads have a big advantage to darker pads.

    not as easy to see the holes when you have white pads against white ice

  542. coachdoug says:

    Just glad his injury was not that severe…could have been very bad…he needs a visor

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  543. zamboni says:

    100% agree

  544. diehardhab says:

    If we were playing a physical team I would agree but we are playing the sabres who play a very similar style to our own.

    The torch be yours to hold it high!

  545. linp says:

    Pouliot better shows up. It seems that he is afraid to use his body.

  546. cautiousoptimist says:

    Oops — you’re right!

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  547. SeriousFan09 says:

    True, but a checking line is a checking line, Moore’s line is missing a lot without Moen’s prescence.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  548. Keith says:

    Doing better in the neutral zone tonight.

  549. SomersetVII says:

    i think his old pads were smaller than regulation for mobility purposes

  550. The Kid says:

    I think that might be Price’s Tri-city Americans helmet?

  551. Matt_in_TO says:

    How does Gomez miss that!!!

     

    - Member of Team Price

  552. christophurrr says:

    i know what you mean though. he can look small sometimes.

     

     

  553. Keith says:

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

  554. topher5468 says:

    Damn, just Damn

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

  555. andrewberkshire says:

    No, it’s a Habs centennial helmet. It was on this site months ago.

  556. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    chin has habs 100 on it

  557. Matt_in_TO says:

    It’s not although that mask was very nice.  I haven’t seen a close-up of it yet but it looks like it’s got the 100 years logo on the chin and the CH on the top.

     

    - Member of Team Price

  558. Keith says:

    Somebody nail that Kaleta S&*^!

  559. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    must have been a hottie sitting in the first row lol

  560. Exit716 says:

    I think Gomez’s stick was lifted at the last second.

  561. zamboni says:

    Price looks solid, I like it, he’s always at the right place.

  562. Matt_in_TO says:

    I don’t think it’s that one.  Wasn’t that one auctioned off after the centennial game?

     

    - Member of Team Price

  563. SeriousFan09 says:

    Save it for Kaleta Ryan, you may need to teach him a lesson later on.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  564. Matt_in_TO says:

    Not in Buffalo

     

    - Member of Team Price

  565. andrewberkshire says:

    Connolly should wear a visor.

  566. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    wow wear a shield

  567. Keith says:

    Ouch! Hopefully no damage to the eye.

  568. SeriousFan09 says:

    How many facial injuries would be prevented per year if visors were mandatory? It’s insane that the players don’t smarten up, even dumber the Board of Governors don’t want to protect their investment.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  569. Bryan says:

    Hahaha, loved that Price clip.  He can make me laugh sometimes.

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  570. andrewberkshire says:

    There were two made. This is the original one that the artist screwed up. Ken Dryden and Gump Worsley are on the sides.

  571. Bryan says:

    CAREY!

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  572. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    it’s the only explanation i’ve got! lol

  573. Matt_in_TO says:

    I seriously think the NHL needs to do the same thing the IIHF does.  All these guys wear them in juniour so there’s no excuse.

     

    - Member of Team Price

  574. zamboni says:

    Watch it there SF, someone might jump in and call you a little girl.

  575. andrewberkshire says:

    I got called a little girl last night for saying sucker punches should be illegal haha.

  576. Chorske says:

    Seriously. So much try in that kid.

  577. king ddd says:

    geez if only gomez came at a cheaper price.. we wouldve totaly won that trade

     

    .::moen & georges for co-captains::.

  578. andrewberkshire says:

    Pyatt is looking to keep Lapierre out of the lineup for awhile, wow.

  579. Kristopher7 says:

    because three straight Ls will have many jittery Montreal fans scratching their heads and trying to remember where they put their Panic buttons.”

    hahaha. I was thinking about looking for mine Monday night. Will I have to after tonight’s game?

  580. Natrous says:

    I just found mine – I hit the button and it said “That was easy!”.

  581. Kristopher7 says:

    It seems to be going downhill though. Good ol’ Ryan Miller.

  582. Kristopher7 says:

    That would indeed be awesome.

  583. Chorske says:

    SMart play by Sergei to shoot 5 hole there, good chance of a rebound.

  584. helluva habs fan says:

    good focus by price seeing the pass from behind the net

  585. wild flower says:

    Maybe. But I also taked to two older gents who basically follow the team around (Dogs diehards who knew), and judging from there Dog outfits, watch things much more closely than me or maybe even you, who said no way PK…yet.

  586. avatar_58 says:

    That’s funny all the games I’ve seen he’s outskated and outplayed everyone else. What you saw in Montreal those 2 games happens EVERY game – the end to end rushes and setups.

  587. ed lopaz says:

    update – PK is now up to 17 goals – also a bulldogs team record for defenceman.

    there is no doubt about his talent – he showed when he played the 2 games against a tough philly team before the olympic break – he is NHL ready

    from what i understand, almost everyone agrees that PK is better off playing for an excellent team in the AHL, and hopefully winning the championship there, then he is playing for a medicore and inconsisitent NHL team.

    ok – now you’ve got me started again – this usually gets me in trouble with the boss/moderator. :-)

    i believe that PK can help the habs NOW!! he is mobile, intelligent, confident, and he can fend off the unruly habs fans who everyone keeps telling me will be booing him out of the city if he makes 1 mistake.

    I will leave this now – because PG and JM could not give a rats ‘ss what I think, and they know their hockey better than I ever will in 10 life times.

  588. TommyB says:

    Funny  thing about many Bulldog fans in Hamilton.  They like their AHL club.  They are fans of hockey, and having an AHL team in their town is great.  Now consider that many of those same fans are also Toronto Maple Leaf fans as well, and you have to take some of what they say about certain players with a grain of salt.

    Before the Habs moved the farm to Hamilton, the Dogs were the Oiler’s  farm team, and then shared by them and Montreal before the Habs took over entirely.  Hamilton Bulldogs fans are loyal to their Hamilton franchise, not necessarily all loyal and loving  Montreal Canadiens fans.

  589. Chuck says:

    Very true, Tommy. I’ve even seen a few regulars in the crowd that have removed (or in once case, X’d out with black electrical tape) the CH on the Bulldog jersey.

    _____________________________________

    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  590. andrewberkshire says:

    He just never stops moving his feet, I love it.

  591. t1tan5 says:

    That’s BS. Big time hold on Plek and then we get the penalty.

  592. JIMVINNY says:

    What about the holding of Pleks stick? 

  593. t1tan5 says:

    What a dive!!

  594. Keith says:

    Oh he’s barely bleeding FFS!

  595. diehardhab says:

    NO’Byrne!

    The torch be yours to hold it high!

  596. Chorske says:

    Effing horseshite. WHat about the hook on Cammalleri

  597. Matt_in_TO says:

    He acted like he got shot.  What is this, soccer?

     

    - Member of Team Price

  598. mcLovin says:

    ugh. just when I was breathing easy

  599. TheMock780 says:

    Argh! Stick down O’B

  600. linp says:

    They didn’t start the clock. WTF.

  601. topher5468 says:

    Damn, Maguire take a breath

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

  602. mcLovin says:

    mcguire on moore: 5020502 words in one sentence haha. that was hilarious

  603. Keith says:

    Just shoot the puck out!

  604. cautiousoptimist says:

    I really can’t see what Laps would bring that Pyatt isn’t.  If I’m Laps, I’m crapping my pants.

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  605. SeriousFan09 says:

    Is he the Monster?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  606. coachdoug says:

    Get AK46 out there so he can get a hattie…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  607. zamboni says:

    I’m pissed.

  608. Habhopeful says:

    hes never gonna get a shut out…bad bounce just unlucky

     

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  609. MikeL says:

    Poor Price. Worst luck ever.

  610. JIMVINNY says:

    Goddamm deflections.

  611. andrewberkshire says:

    Price just can’t buy a shutout, doesn’t matter how well he plays.

  612. cautiousoptimist says:

    Nothing’s. Ever. Easy. For the Habs.

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  613. coachdoug says:

    Oh sh#t…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  614. Keith says:

    F!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  615. Mr. Higgins says:

    That’s Carey Price’s fault :P

  616. Chorske says:

    Amazing- Price almost had that. WOuld have been the save of the year. Goal or no goal, Price has been solid.

  617. Mr. Higgins says:

    …just thought I’d get that out there for all the haters out there

  618. SeriousFan09 says:

    ****in’ eh! Can’t catch a goddamn break.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  619. t1tan5 says:

    Does this team hate Price or what. What the F is this BS.

  620. jimhasbeen says:

    thats the easy button!

    i used to have one

  621. andrewberkshire says:

    Unless McDonagh turns out to be amazing, we won that trade.

  622. Captain aHab says:

    [Timo]He doesn’t even score every time he touches the puck. HE SUCKS, PERIOD![/Timo]

  623. t1tan5 says:

    Wow, the Sabres are begging us to take the 2-0 lead. The PP MUST get a goal here.

  624. linp says:

    They still didn’t shot from the point on the PP. WTF.

  625. coachdoug says:

    Another PP…gotta score…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  626. Keith says:

    Come on Habs. We keep getting these gift pp’s we NEED to score!

  627. HardHabits says:

    This is crazy. 3 PP’s in a row.

     

    Edit: 4!

  628. t1tan5 says:

    Thank God.

  629. ed lopaz says:

    exactly right!

  630. andrewberkshire says:

    AK46 IS ON FIRE!!!!

  631. Y says:

    absolute f**** garbage. F*** Cindy Ruff and his slugs

  632. Y says:

    Not Price’s fault at all. This is what happens when you can’t clear your zone

  633. JIMVINNY says:

    Unbelievable. 

  634. Hockey Socks says:

    Un-freaking-believable.

  635. Steve in Kingston says:

    JUST ONCE can effing Price hold the damn fort???

  636. cautiousoptimist says:

    JEEEEEZUS

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  637. Danno says:

    Fiddlesticks!

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

  638. coachdoug says:

    Wow…Houston we got a problem…Can’t blame Price for that…all they had to do was clear it out

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  639. badbalance says:

    Lol team way to win it for Price tonight! Nice 2000000 clear attempts that did not get out of the zone. Fukin pathetic

  640. sidhu says:

    Now that is disheartening.  We couldn’t clear the front of the net there.

    I don’t know why we had the Pleks line (two guys who don’t play the PK) on there — yes AK could have gotten a trick, but having him (and Cammy) in a defensive posture is a risk. 

  641. Mr. Higgins says:

    Halak would have saved that

  642. Pay Julay says:

    I only expect one thing from Carey Price….. to win 1 f***in game!!!

     

  643. Matt_in_TO says:

    Man, Carey can’t buy a break.

     

    - Member of Team Price

  644. TheMock780 says:

    FRACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  645. Habhopeful says:

    i cant effin believe they let that happen,,,

     

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  646. dpthehabsfan says:

    The whole team, especially Price,  panicked after the first goal against. Price was swimming.

  647. SeriousFan09 says:

    Just once can this team give him some help?

    Pull your head out of your rear.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  648. ooder says:

    dumb o’byrne… a totally uncalled for penalty

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  649. EricInStL says:

    This is not Price’s fault….

    In Guy Boucher I trust.

  650. andrewberkshire says:

    Good frickin point, why the hell was the 1st line on?

  651. Chorske says:

    What really chaps my ass is that a Sabre totally hooked Cammalleri to keep him from clearing the puck on the first goal. The reffing has been disgraceful

  652. Propwash says:

    I cannot believe this ***t

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  653. chippawarory says:

    I agree.

  654. Rainrocket16 says:

    FML!!!!!!!!

    ——-US Born Habs fan, Proud to be a traitor (when it comes to Hockey).

  655. sidhu says:

    Price needs to get out of Montreal just for his own sanity — his confidence must be in shambles the way we play in front of him!

  656. Steve in Kingston says:

    That’s because he’s not nearly good enough.

  657. badbalance says:

    From Carey? Expect nothign from the D and the team in front of him?

  658. habaholic68NJ says:

    I was thinking the same thing.  Out coached by Ruff.

  659. PattyBoy31 says:

    i.e. standing on his head to do what was humanly possible.

  660. JIMVINNY says:

    THat’s BS.  Price made some fantastic saves in between.

  661. RudeMood19 says:

    I hope that was sarcasm because otherwise you are a freakin’ tool.

  662. Steve in Kingston says:

    First goal he went down for no reason and then couldn’t cross.

     

    Second goal he was on his stomach.  Maybe you can tell me why.

     

    Ever play goal, fool?

  663. Bryan says:

    Happy face!

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  664. zamboni says:

    damn, damn, damn

  665. zamboni says:

    Is he hot or what? … lol

  666. coachdoug says:

    AK46 is big pimping tonight!!!! Woohoo

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  667. SeriousFan09 says:

    3rd penalty guys, make it happen.

    Also, respect to Metro, but doesn’t a big body like Benny belong with Gio and Gomez more in that situation?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  668. Keith says:

    AK46 again! WOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  669. Danno says:

    He’s back!

     

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

  670. TheMock780 says:

    Jeez, simply having Cammy back on the ice seems to turn AK’s game right back around. Amazing, and finally a PP goal

  671. SeriousFan09 says:

    And the floodgates are open for AK46!

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  672. linp says:

    That was a bullet from AK.

  673. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    andre-cammi= one lost soul, welcome back Mr.46!

  674. topher5468 says:

    Thats what I was sayin, quick release

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

  675. Bryan says:

    Hahaha.  Go PP go!

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  676. diehardhab says:

    Welcome to the party Andrei K!!!!!!!!!!

    The torch be yours to hold it high!

  677. t1tan5 says:

    bahaha..the Sabres are marching to the box.

  678. TOEmastro says:

    Again?

    we’re outskating them big time

  679. andrewberkshire says:

    Lindy Ruff is going to go ballistic on these refs before long, but every call so far is a clear penalty.

  680. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    dominic moore with the kick play again …

     

  681. TheMock780 says:

    Buffalo (and Lindy Ruff by extention) are having a meltdown here

  682. t1tan5 says:

    But seriously, thats a horrible call.

  683. Exit716 says:

    Ruff is such an irritating penis head.

  684. Matt_in_TO says:

    I think Lindy might not be too happy

     

     

    - Member of Team Price

  685. Keith says:

    Ruff is p*****!

  686. JIMVINNY says:

    until anyone gets 11 in a row against like we did, they have no right to complain.

  687. joeybarrie says:

    WOW, I gotta say if it was against Montreal I’d be yelling. REFS SUCK, Always trying to screw Montreal… Im loving this. MAB, cmon man get a shot from somewhere…

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  688. SeriousFan09 says:

    Time for a natural Hat trick AK!

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  689. TOEmastro says:

    doesn’t PP parade sound something like what you’d have in kindergarten classes? 

  690. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    i wonder if spacek drinks before a game his shots are always like a mile wide!!

  691. Danno says:

    Space Kadets drink Tang.

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

  692. jimbo82 says:

    it drives me nuts, somehow always remember him scoring against us!

    go habs go!

  693. zamboni says:

    What is an unnatural (as opposed to natural) hat-trick?

  694. SeriousFan09 says:

    Natural is when the same player scores the 3 goals in sequence, with no one else scoring inbetween. Not sure how it got that name but that’s what it called, I originally thought natural meant all on Even Strength.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  695. mcLovin says:

    3 in a row. as opposed to 3 in a game

  696. vaya_ says:

    ahah good one!

  697. zamboni says:

    Thanks guys for the clarification.

    go ak46 go.

  698. Chorske says:

    SOmeone help Price.

  699. ed lopaz says:

    2-1 + empty netter= 3-1

    thanks for the heads up – my bad

  700. andrewberkshire says:

    THIS IS WHY YOU DON’T SIT BACK JACQUES MARTIN!

  701. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    i want Price to get an empty net, he deserves at least that…….f my lfe! why does this always happen!!!!!!!!!!

     

     

  702. Habhopeful says:

    cant even get the puck outta the zone jesus

     

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  703. Danno says:

    I hope this guy prays hard for a great game in nets for Carey Price and a huge victory for the Habs over the Sabres tonight.

     

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

  704. longtimehabsfan says:

    We have to win tonight people.  If we can’t beat a division leader in such a game then what can we expect in the playoffs?

  705. Iceberg84 says:

    See April 2009 for reference. :D

  706. idle says:

    No one will ever take 1 good win against a tough team and say that it speaks volumes on why the Habs will win the cup or go deep into the playoffs, but every time a team plays poorly in an “important” game (they all are important) their fans use it as an example for why the team will never win in the playoffs.

     

    Just saying

     

    It’s a MAB MAB world.

  707. T-roy West says:

    Switch Pouliot and A. Kostitsyn for Backes and Umberger and then bring up Subban and we have a shot at the cup. I won’t beat it to death but this team does not have the testicle fortitude to survive in the playoffs. That is “if” we make the playoffs. Case in point is the Ottawa game. That game spoke volumes if anyone was listening.

  708. Keith says:

    This is bizzaro game with all these penalties going in Montreal’s favour.

  709. oshawahabsfan says:

    So I doubt we’ll get another powerplay the rest of this game haha

  710. HardHabits says:

    The Montreal Canadiens are like some kind of chameleon-like creature with super powers, being the ability to play a mirrored copy of the team they are playing against. It’s like they absorb the force of their opposition. They play great against great teams and play crap against crap teams.

  711. vaya_ says:

    i absolutely believe that, just look at how we play against the leafs and panthers. then against the caps and pens and sabres.

  712. SeriousFan09 says:

    Good thing we’re going to be playing tough teams in the playoffs then.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  713. Gr8stFranchizEvr says:

    Not confident with the choice of Price in net tonight.  I hope it works out for the best, but I think Jaro is the better choice for this one.  Price can take the Fla. game tomorrow.  But, hey, what do I know?

    Here’s hoping for a much faster, improved game by the Habs. Oh, and a W would be real nice… and necessary!

  714. t1tan5 says:

    What a save by Miller.

  715. Matt_in_TO says:

    Wow, what a stop by Miller

     

    - Member of Team Price

  716. TheMock780 says:

    Ryan freaking Miller. Buffalo seems to be able to find some gems between the pipes with him and stealing Hasek from Chicago

  717. Keith says:

    Damn you Miller!

  718. jimbo82 says:

    Thats not a great save…thats a bad shot!

    go habs go!

  719. Matt_in_TO says:

    I’m really regretting not going to the game tonight

     

    - Member of Team Price

  720. oshawahabsfan says:

    Wow the identical save twice in a row! Have to get it up to score on him

  721. Habsfan_jay says:

    2 things…

    1) Those who said that Cammy coming back would lift AK out of his fog, appear to be right.

    2) One more Buff penalty and Lindsey Ruff’s head will explode

  722. Norm0770 says:

    Miller is playing great.

  723. t1tan5 says:

    Plek flubbed the shot, but nice save my Miller anyways.

  724. Danno says:

    Miller the party killer.

     

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

  725. andrewberkshire says:

    How long until Lindy Ruff bullies the officials into a BS call?

  726. joeybarrie says:

    I dont think it will happen. I think they are, keep yelling, im seeing ALOT of penalties…

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  727. mcLovin says:

    hahahah PM: ‘what is vanek doing?!. what is he doing?? he needs to start bringing some jam to the party.” 

  728. zamboni says:

    I don’t know what Hill was thinking, Price saved his bacon.

  729. linp says:

    Pyatt really hussles. Good for him.

  730. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    and gomez has a bad cap hit Vanek’s cap hit is $ 7,142,857 …

  731. habs001 says:

    watching the game it is so clear that the habs need at least one more d who can skate with the puck out of the zone and give the forwards support…

  732. TheMock780 says:

    Come on Carey………..

  733. t1tan5 says:

    Well there’s the BS call.

  734. andrewberkshire says:

    There’s your BS penalty. Price didn’t even play the puck.

  735. Matt_in_TO says:

    I don’t understand why the whistle wasn’t blown right a way as OB played it.

     

    - Member of Team Price

  736. Keith says:

    That’s a bogus call on Pricey. Ruff got to them.

  737. Kaptain K says:

    this game has the stupidest penalties being called.. these refs should be fired

  738. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    trap Fing hell that and no touch icing one has to go the other has to come in

  739. Bryan says:

    Bah, not much Price could have done there.  Bad luck.

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  740. andrewberkshire says:

    Kidding right? He didn’t play the puck.

  741. coachdoug says:

    Hate the Trapezoid…stupid rule…needs to go away like Cooperalls

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  742. zamboni says:

    It touched his skates.

  743. Mr. Higgins says:

    There it is… delay of game for Carey??? garbage

     

  744. SeriousFan09 says:

    In the area of make-up calls, that’s putting lipstick on a corpse that’s been in the river for a week.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  745. Fansincebirth says:

    I thought the goalie had to play the puck just not have it hit him in the skate?

    “Without the strength of the past, the team may face a choice – to win, or to be French-Canadian?” — Ken Dryden

  746. badbalance says:

    Where is Pouliot? haven’t seen him in the second period.. Nevermind there he are

  747. andrewberkshire says:

    Last I checked the goalie has to either cover it with his glove or play it with his stick.

  748. Danno says:

    Maybe the new look means something. The Price is white. Perhaps un jeu blanc?

     

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

  749. TheMock780 says:

    A little bit of both. Obviously it was a make-up call but Carey’s just gotta know where he is next time

  750. andrewberkshire says:

    He was skating away, he just couldn’t move his leg any other way to push off. It was by far the cheesiest delay of game penalty I’ve ever seen.

  751. JasonM says:

    We need another goal. ASAP

  752. Matt_in_TO says:

    You had to go and say it….

     

    - Member of Team Price

  753. andrewberkshire says:

    It is a stupid rule eh? Basically put in to spite Brodeur.

  754. Danno says:

    We’re fine. I didn’t use the S word.

     

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

  755. andrewberkshire says:

    You’re preaching to the choir here, it amazes me how backwards the NHL is.

  756. Harani says:

    Hey y’all…linear test and e&m lab to finish for tomoro. just got home…the day was very bad! Hope the Habs can pull one out and not make me waste my time! Go Habs!

    “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

  757. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    Harani, you just made my crappy day disappear with that lovely avatr, please never change it!lol

  758. lemess says:

    Gino Reda just said that Moen is playing.  Did he make a mistake or did Moen make the trip?

  759. nightmare_49 says:

    … the refs for tonite’s game are Dean Morton and Brad Meier.

  760. ooder says:

    Ruff = ultimate loser…

    Sabres = SJ of the east

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  761. Propwash says:

    So, no one here wishes Ruff was our coach?

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  762. Gr8stFranchizEvr says:

    he’s a Sabre for life

  763. HNS says:

    Screw that. I wish Ruff was my car bumper…..

  764. Gr8stFranchizEvr says:

    Does Martin get runner-up to ultimate loser?  He deserves it.

  765. ooder says:

    maybe… martin has never had a goalie as solid as miller or hasek though.

    sorry but Lalime and Gerber don’t cut it for me

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  766. Gr8stFranchizEvr says:

    true dat. hence runner-up!!!

  767. nate_the_great says:

    Lapierre had it coming… why not put Darche and Pyatt in there, they’ll grind it out and make smart plays like they’ve been doing.

  768. EricInStL says:

    4-1 Mtl with Cammi getting 2.

    Does anyone else think that Pleks is a goner after this year ?????

    In Guy Boucher I trust.

  769. Chris F says:

    This is a no brainer. The game is played with the puck, if you don’t have it you hit someone to get it back. Lapierre has shown he can do neither. He “never” has the puck, when he has it for a second, he can only dump it in the oppositions zone, when he doesn’t have it he is the most frustrating player on the ice, he is single handedly the worst checker in the league, hits the boards 9 out of 10 times, never hits the player. And watching him figure skate his way around the ice simply trying to put lame pressure on the oppositions D-men was getting old last year. This guy has shown nothing this year, and I mean nothing. Just watch Pyatt and see how many good plays he makes with the puck, more in one game than Lapierre has made all year. Period.

     

     

  770. MikeL says:

    I somewhat agree. Lapierre’s checking ability is very very overrated. All he does is rub people against the boards and yap after the whistle. I seriously can’t remember Lapierre making a big hit ever. Pyatt may not be physical but he’s much more effective at what he does – which is, as you said, making good plays with the puck.

  771. Big Ted says:

    Assessing his season as a whole, Max is the guy who deserves to sit. What he brings and what Pyatt brings are similar in value. Maybe Pyatt will sit tomorrow, since we’re playing back to back. Boone, you’re totally right about Gauthier, he was a bum when he played and his analysis is equally weak. But then again, look at the other ex-players RDS has hired. Not much better.

  772. fun police says:

    i agree.  even in minor hockey you teach to hit with the shoulders and never push with your hands.  if you watch him, he skates in fast and starts pushing as he hits.  this does absolutely nothing.  it doesn’t wear down the other team.  it is useless.  laps is a terrible passer, an average shooter and wears blinders on the ice.  he is effective when he is at top speed, and this year that is a rarity.  

  773. coachdoug says:

    Center Ice giving both feeds tonight…no having to listen to Rick Degenerate…sweet…

    Go Habs Go!

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  774. JIMVINNY says:

    I am digging the new look Price has got going on. Let’s see if he can translate that into a solid game.

  775. captaink4life says:

    HERE WE GO BOYS!!!

     

    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  776. christophurrr says:

    ugh… i hate this all white gear trend

  777. sholi2000.com says:

    I say crash the Buffalo crease right off the bat and cream Miller.  Like all Americans, he’s Soft ;)

    They call me Shane

  778. linp says:

    Price better shows up. Good Luck!

  779. captaink4life says:

    Blasphemy!!! Duthie just said Miller is going to win the Vezina. I think Bryzgalov will have a little something to say about that.

     

    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  780. ricardamundo says:

    Lapierre is my “disappointment of the year” candidate. After last year my expectations were high for Max but he’s lost his way. I don’t think it has much to do with the loss of his pal Latendresse either. His head is messed up. The claim that we need his hitting is not sound as his hitting doesn’t generate any additional offense and his lack of follow up when challenged to fisticuffs doesn’t do much in the way of any intimidation factor he might bring. Lots of furious skating around and lots of yapping but not much defence and no offense. He has to sit. In fact, I’d agree with the journalist’s suggestion that he’s on his way out. Too bad but he’s the personification of potential unrealized.

  781. andrewberkshire says:

    Need a win tonight.

  782. SeriousFan09 says:

    FSN Pittsburgh for Caps-Pens has called Jose Theodore “Hos-eh” several times now… Good homework by the broadcasters there.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  783. andrewberkshire says:

    I like Lapierre, but has there ever been such a big deal made over the scratching of a 4th liner?

  784. topher5468 says:

    Yes we do. Can’t wait to se if Cammy can ignite AK. 

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

  785. bigjames says:

    sorry if this has been discussed already, but how long is moen out for? thanks!

  786. zamboni says:

    So true,
    only in Quebec.

  787. SeriousFan09 says:

    Unknown, 50 stitches is a lot of thread holding his forehead together but I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw him back very soon with a full shield.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  788. Fansincebirth says:

    Back on the winning track and big push for the playoff run starts tonight

    “Without the strength of the past, the team may face a choice – to win, or to be French-Canadian?” — Ken Dryden

  789. Habhopeful says:

    “Dont effin’ touch me Pierre…”

    ~Rob Ray

     

    Hahaha and what a goal!

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  790. captaink4life says:

    WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

     

    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  791. andrewberkshire says:

    WHAT A FRICKIN START!!!!!!!!!!!

  792. Bryan says:

    Welcome back Cammi!

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  793. zamboni says:

    There you go AK46 ignited.

  794. coachdoug says:

    AK lives!!!! I guess it helps to have Cammy back…Whoohoo!

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  795. Fansincebirth says:

    Oh Baby!!! What a way to start

    “Without the strength of the past, the team may face a choice – to win, or to be French-Canadian?” — Ken Dryden

  796. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    ET LE BUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!! thank you andre!

  797. andrewberkshire says:

    You didn’t have to wait long!

  798. topher5468 says:

    Right on brother

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

  799. bigjames says:

    thanks! hope he is back soon. we need his grit..

  800. andrewberkshire says:

    Let’s hope AK46 plays the rest of the year like he did in December!

  801. Big Ted says:

    Thought the Habs played well and let’s give Carey Price props for a pretty good performance. If that’d been Halak, we’d be ranting about how he kept the team in the game, so let’s do the same for Carey. Good effort and the penalties are what cost us again tonight. Those two goals against were both ugly goals that came from prolonged pressure. Thought the call on Markov for the push was very questionable in OT. Very disappointing finish and whoever (Brunet, Martin…) says it was a good road game and a plus to come out of Buffalo with a point is lying. Playoff race, 2 goal lead with 2 minutes to go, and those are the games you need to finish out no matter the opponent.

  802. Matt_in_TO says:

    I think once an offical interferes with the puck, you can knock him over.

     

    - Member of Team Price

  803. t1tan5 says:

    Here come the make-up calls.

  804. mcLovin says:

    a missed slash on hammer leads to a 4 minute pp for buffalo. joy. it’s game time!

  805. JasonM says:

    Damn 4 min

  806. gumper says:

    Okay, let’s try to get a little perspective. With the point Habs move into sixth place. The point is valuable, and the fact that they went into Buffalo and came away with a point having played a decent game, is also worth noting. Both Cammalleri and Bergeron played well, and the team had two lines that consistently created offence all night. It always hurts to lose a game this way, but it happens. Swearing, blaming everyone from Betman to the stickboy, longing for past glory…none of these things will change anything, and are really pretty immature. People who get this upset about a loss should really think about finding a different hobby. For me, tonight the team is one step closer to a playoff spot, and that’s what we watch them for all season long. You can choose to believe that it’s all futile, and they’ll bow in the first round anyway, or you cand choose to believe that once they make it to the dance anything can happen. I know which one I’d pick.

  807. Bryan says:

    Bah.

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  808. TheMock780 says:

    4 mins for high sticking. Gotta get through till intermission then Martin can settle them down

  809. badbalance says:

    Is it jut me or those chicken wings look green, nasty!

  810. Matt_in_TO says:

    They don’t look that great.  They do make a killer prime rib sandwhich at the HSBC though.

     

    - Member of Team Price

  811. sidhu says:

    Happy now, Ruff?  You freakin whiny baby.

  812. ManApart says:

    It’s one of those freak things. Montreal played very well all game. I only caught the third, but they looked in prime shutdown mode. O’byrne’s penalty opened the 6 on 4 chance and goal. The last goal was inexcusable by the players on the ice. They just collapsed under the Buffalo pressure and forgot to move. Cammy and AK46 and whoever was infront were lost in knowing how to play the last minute of a game with a one goal lead.

  813. oshawahabsfan says:

    Great, 4 miuntes! Smarten up guys, you’re letting them back in it

  814. coachdoug says:

    Not good…can’t say the refs are evening it up when blood is gushing from his nose…Habs better pull it together

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  815. king ddd says:

    friggin’ poulet.. hes pissin me off lately, maybe its b/c lats is rippin it in minny

     

     

    .::moen & georges for co-captains::.

  816. avatar_58 says:

    Unbelievable. Chance to give Price the shutout and they lose the game? What the HELL did I just watch? He makes a game saving save and then it’s all over??

     

    Sometimes I just want to smash Martin’s head you know that…..the 3rd and 4th line had NO business being out there with a 2-man advantage against them. NO business.

  817. zamboni says:

    And MAB plays center?

  818. diehardhab says:

    Man pouliot has been in a funk lately

    The torch be yours to hold it high!

  819. SeriousFan09 says:

    Gomez/Gio could use Pouliot on their PP unit, I like Metro, love what he’s given us but we need to start making a PP guy out of Pouliot, he’s a big body prescence who can work the front of the net, Metro/Gio/Gomez is too small for a PP unit.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  820. Peter Young says:

    Hardly a makeup call.  There was blood dripping from his face.  A makeup call is a shady call.

  821. t1tan5 says:

    Miller is single-handedly keeping them in this.

  822. Keith says:

    I hate Miller!

  823. JIMVINNY says:

    Gio… gotta shoot that…

  824. TheMock780 says:

    Ryan F. Miller. In a Team USA jersey or a Sabres jersey the guy is a damn fortress