Winless!

TomasPlekanec

Fire the coach!

Trade that lousy goalie!!

Fuhgedaboudit!!!

Erik Cole put the  6-3 loss in perspective, pointing out “we were working out the kinks … it’s been a while.”

“It’s the preseason,” Cole added, “but we gotta work. We have to do better things, up the tempo, up the physicality.”

Jacques Martin had praise for Alexei Yemelin, Raphael Diaz and Jarred Tinordi, who, the coach said, “got stronger as the game went on. He’s a big kid who uses his reach.”

Negatives?

Martin said the penalty kill needed work, after ceding two goals to Dallas.

Martin said the line of Tomas Plekanec, Michael Cammalleri and Erik Cole were “not at their best”, noting the trio were outplayed on several shifts by Mike Ribeiro’s line.

“We weren’t on the puck enough, especially early the game,” Martin said. “We gave them a lot of their goals.”

Martin also faulted poor backtracking by his forwards, which resulted in Stars being left along in front of Carey Price and Nathan Lawson.

“There were a lot of mistakes,” Martin said. “But this is a learning curve.”

STATS that jump out:

Raphael Diaz had four shots on goal to lead the Canadiens but was minus-3

Mike Blunden had six hits

Yannick Weber played 25:54; none of his five shots were on net

Tomas Plekanec was 6-14 on faceoffs, Brian Willsie 2-7, Andreas Engqvist 0-5

Alexei Yemelin had five hits, but the only memorable one was on Francis Wathier

Carey Price gave up 4 goals on 13 shots

Michael Ryder had four hits

Hal Gill played only 14:55, low on the D corps

Dany Masse, Alain Berger and Ian Schultz were the only Canadiens who played less than 10 minutes

670 Comments

  1. durocher says:

    Another nice play by Yemelin, the pivot off the boards and shot

  2. Yemelin has got some game!

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  3. Pelicans says:

    Cole looks great. Yemelin is a ghost. Shultz is nice to have, especially if he were on a line with white. Lawson is better than price for goodness sakes. Price needs to become a forward with how often he plays the puck. And not in the NHL with all those giveaways.

    Halak, White and Muller for life!

  4. HabsFanMTL says:

    i’ve been listening to this Bartlett on team990, he is quite refreshing to listen to, i like him!

  5. HabFanSince72 says:

    I know this means nothing for Price’s regular season but have some pride dude. You’re wearing the CH playing in front of your fans. Have some f***ing pride.

  6. SlimDiggity says:

    Lame goal.

    Anyways, Diaz looks great. A solid season in Hamilton and some added bulk and he could be legit.

  7. punkster says:

    Sell playoff tickets…NOW!

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  8. LL says:

    Budaj’s job is safe…phew

  9. No more goalie controversy:-)

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  10. Pelicans says:

    Price is still garbage. Don’t argue with me, you all know it’s true. Halak!

    Halak, White and Muller for life!

  11. stephen says:

    Apologies if I missed the banner news, but does anyone know where Joel Bouchard has gone from RDS? I thought he was pretty insightful.

  12. Yemelin’s starting to get warmed up, maybe we’ll get to see a good test of the new glass. The fat could be a good weapon if wielded correctly!

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  13. Chorske says:

    YES! Love the sneaky wrister from the point by Yemelin after some great puck control. I like a guy who can mix it up, who isn’t always winding up for the big slapper. In this case the puck was tipped away- but I really like that play.

  14. stephen says:

    I’ve been pleased to see Yemelin’s mobility and poise with the puck, especially under pressure at the blue line.

  15. Muckbringer says:

    so who hates preseason? no one? K

    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
    — John Quincy Adams

  16. durocher says:

    AK46 flying out there

  17. durocher says:

    Nice shift for Yemelin before the fight

  18. JD_ says:

    Halak would have lost that fight.

    Just sayin’.

  19. punkster says:

    Good old time tilt. No BGL crap there.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  20. JasonM says:

    Schultz is starting to redeem himself in my eyes.

  21. durocher says:

    Good bout there

  22. Muckbringer says:

    very nice win shultz!

    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
    — John Quincy Adams

  23. ATTABOY!!!

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  24. aversglay says:

    Yes, Lawson, wow!
    There was a worry we had no goal tending depth.

  25. Muckbringer says:

    remember, this is what it would look like in dallas cup game 7

    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
    — John Quincy Adams

  26. HabinBurlington says:

    So what can we get for Budaj in a trade since Lawson is the backup this year?

  27. Propwash says:

    Halak vers. 2.0? :O

  28. What the hell kinda name is Gulutzan??? Sounds like a sound effect.

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  29. durocher says:

    “Hey Kirk, Jacques here… we finished the first period and we’re down by 3. What should I do? You’re always good at these things. Call me back if you can. Miss you.”

  30. Chorske says:

    Love Woywitka giving Cole a playful facewash at the bench there. Great shot, and I like that Cole is the kind of guy who will mix it up like that with a cub like Woywitka.

  31. ooder says:

    kostitsyn playing like a MONSTER!!!

    ——————
    The 2010-11 Stanley Cup was not won, but given

  32. JD_ says:

    I’ve just started recordin’ over that comeback against the Rangers on my DVD player’s hard drive.

  33. Steve C. says:

    Anyone know of a feed now that atdhe.net is dead?

  34. LOL @ WTF! The 1976 Canadiens. Woywitka 4-3

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  35. HabinBurlington says:

    That last goal, was as dominant a 5 on 5 shift I have seen in a while from our boys. Nice to see

  36. Habifax says:

    Are we going to need to chill out?

  37. Muckbringer says:

    great call on the hard change.

    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
    — John Quincy Adams

  38. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …now, THAT was FUN ! to watch

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  39. Kostitsyn looked like Peter Forsberg on that shift.

    http://twitter.com/andrewberkshire

  40. 24moreCups says:

    It’s all cause I changed into my favorite Habs shirt, the other one I was wearing just didn’t feel right haha

  41. DEANDALLEY says:

    Flash backs of last season … Goal post after goal post .. LOL …

    It is all for nothing if we don’t win the Stanley Cup!

    • Marc10 says:

      Yemmy… We had to wait, but sure enough…

      That Third Period was awful. Didn’t really see many people step up… but yeah, Diaz is looking good. If Marky is out for a spell, this guy could make things interesting.

      “To be irreplaceable, you have to be different”.
      Andy Warhol

      Go PK Go!

  42. JohnnyBEast says:

    I’d say that was some offensive zone pressure

  43. Chorske says:

    Who’s getting cut, Jerkshire? :p

  44. SKHab says:

    Love, love, love the pressure for Habs 3rd goal.

  45. Marc10 says:

    Meh… This is about the kids trying to create surprises and for Pricey to get dialed in.

    But if they want to live a nice moment, all they have to do is crawl this one back and it will be louder than most playoff games in any other building… For some of these guys who will never play in the Show, this is it. So make it count les boys!’

    “To be irreplaceable, you have to be different”.
    Andy Warhol

    Go PK Go!

  46. zozotheclown says:

    Holy crap, people getting their money’s worth now (sorta), good thing I stayed.

  47. durocher says:

    What a shift!!!!!!

    Go Habs Go!

    (I realize fully I am getting excited about the pre-season)

  48. Muckbringer says:

    tonnage de tampfe!!!!!

    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
    — John Quincy Adams

  49. Woywikta is the MAN!!!!!!!!! Give the boy a RAISE LOL!!!!

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  50. Habifax says:

    Jets are flying low and slow so far tonight. Down 5-1 to Blue Jackets after 2.

  51. punkster says:

    WooHoo!!!!!!!!!!!

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  52. Propwash says:

    Rope a dope baby!

  53. coldness81 says:

    Sad to see price in reeboks instead of vaughns

  54. Nice to see a little pride and fire in the belly!

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  55. havok says:

    Three REALLY bad goals on Price..
    He shouldn`t have switched to Reebok! thats why ;-)

  56. Chorske says:

    Slow start, just like last year- but last year JM didn’t work with a group of 50 players through the exhibition games, at least as far as I can remember.

    It’s important to remember how meaningless these games are except for the players trying to make their mark.

    Like ANDREI KOSTITSYN!

  57. punkster says:

    Plan the parade!

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  58. JasonM says:

    Nice wristshot.

  59. OneTimer says:

    BAM! AK’s got a hell of a shot

  60. Propwash says:

    That’s the AK we like!

  61. BINGO!!!!!!!

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  62. Ian Cobb says:

    What is the matter with that COLE, does he not know how to play Jacques Martin style???

  63. otter649 says:

    Wanna see a big hit & see the how far the pexi-glass will sway/move…….

  64. Geez, maybe Yemelin IS fat afterall.

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright


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