Liveblog: Anyone expect that?


The Canadiens head into All-Star weekend on a high with a resounding 7-2 win over the number one team in the league.

Max Paciorety made franchise history by scoring the 11,400th home-ice goal … to make it 5-0 in the second period.

This game illustrated why no sane person bets on sports.

The parade will follow its usual route: from the Bell Centre to the Douglas Hospital


  1. Ian Cobb says:

    If Cunnyworth can get the boys to play like this every night, we would make the play offs and he would coach here a very long time.!

  2. Rob D says:

    Emelin ..that was a very nice pick. He looks great

  3. HabinBurlington says:

    So on another topic, who will be last player drafted at NHL allstar draft?

  4. HardHabits says:

    Emelin-Kaberle after two… 1G 2A 3 Pts +8

    EDIT: +6

  5. Rob D says:

    TSN panel…McKenzie is the only one with brains on that thing. Said that “it happens all the time in the NHL” that d-men get sat down for making too many mistakes. It’s like PK is the first boisterous 22 year old in history to make defensive mistakes mixed with the odd bad penalty> “IT”S UNFORGIVABLE!!” sayeth Ray Ferraro of PK’s selfish elbow. LOL..I’ve already forgiven him so I don’t know what he’s talking about.

  6. tonyformayor says:

    Last time Canadiens popped six on Detroit was … 1993
    by Mike Boone 3:18 AM

    Hmmm… Lol

    Habs or Die

    • slychard says:

      Boone is a puss, I’ll tell him to his face…why? I want to go to the next summit to tell him to his ugly face.

      Kiss my hAbSS!!!

  7. Ian Cobb says:

    Got to give Gomez credit for getting the speed game going! terrific rush and pass in front for the goal.!

  8. slychard says:

    Just watched the RDS break…excellent observation on PK. Yes keep him off, the rest of the match in my opinion. Wake up!

    Kiss my hAbSS!!!

    • Mattyleg says:

      I’m sure he’ll see some time in the 3rd.
      Not his regular shift tho.
      Benching him for the whole game is just insulting him, and will get his pride up.
      That’s not the goal. He’s thought it over, he should have a chance to redeem himself.

      —Hope Springs Eternal—

  9. Lawrencetown Liquor Pigs says:

    So if this Twilight Zone episode continues, will we wake up to a Gomez to NYR for Richards, McDonaugh and a first?
    Dear Mtl Canadiens,
    Please beat Boston to tie the season series. You are about to cost me three bottles of rum in a little over a year.

  10. Prairienewf says:

    $100 says tonight CNN will report that Elvis is indeed alive and exiled in the late ’70s due to rapid and uncontrollable premature balding.

    You heard it here first.

  11. Ian Cobb says:

    What did Gorges say?????

  12. HabinBurlington says:

    Bob McKenzie made great comments on the PK benching, how it is not unusual happens all the time, young dmen, but because is Montreal and because it is PK everyone will talk about it.

    • jedimyrmidon says:

      Totally agree with his comments. Nice to see he isn’t making a big deal out of it.

    • Mattyleg says:

      Like I said, he’s had time to think it over, and he’s a big boy, he’ll be fine.
      I’m sure he’s just worried about explaining it to his dad, who RDS interviewed in the TO game, and who watches all the games!

      —Hope Springs Eternal—

  13. Propwash says:

    I was hoping for a win, but jeez, who woulda thunk it that the team is up 6-0?

    Don’t let the wultures getcha.

  14. Laramy87 says:

    TSN will mention the PK sitting lopsided win. OR at least make a HUGE deal about as Miller and Ferraro did for the last 6 minutes of the period.

    If Gomez scores, that place is gonna go wild

  15. Ian Cobb says:

    I really do not know what to post here, except is this fun or what?

    Detroit came out fast and hard and it forced us to go 100% and we took the game over. Stay on the gas peddle and do not get lazy.
    PK will play in the 3rd, message needed and sent.

  16. Jim Edson says:

    Is this lead safe?

    What does the Commissioner of the NHL do?

    In short, a league commissioner is the action man for the Board of Governors.

    They tell him what they want done and he works to make it happen through his subordinates while making sure that individual franchises play by the rules.

    ******** Translated if you haven’t won the Stanley Cup in 40 years your NHL team is becoming irrelevant in a sports mad city long behind MLB, NFL and NBA teams, you just tell the commissioner(who you gave a new contract at 7 plus million per) to make it happen and the rules are bent sufficiently to action the command.

  17. GoGioGo says:

    I just got home and put my kid to bed, then what do I see!? 6-0!!!??? Did I go through a portal to a paralel universe or what?
    Wow!! I’m gonna have to eat my words tomorrow at work I guess…

  18. RGM says:

    So this is kinda fun eh?

    GO HABS GO! 2011-12 is probably not our year!
    “Scott Gomez, a potential Hall of Fame player, has two Stanley Cup rings and a Calder Trophy that says ‘Iā€™m a player whom any authentic NHL coach will rely on to fix a game problem.’ā€ – VancouverHab

    Chat with me on Twitter @TheRealRGM81

  19. punkster says:

    Whoa…good comment by Gorges.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  20. king ddd says:

    dont wanna be a party pooper, but i think pk is being singled out by medias, coaches and some fans. his penalty was braindead, but the way they are treating pk, i think its going to be roy 2.0

  21. Marc10 says:

    The full Jekyll tonight. I will never understand this team but I sure am enjoying this one!

  22. PrimeTime says:

    So does the media headline PK sitting or the lopsided win.

  23. Le Jadester says:

    WTF ?
    Am I in the twilight zone or what ?
    OK , I know in a 7 game series we would get spanked….
    but 2nite’s performance of Les Boyz makes me wonder sometimes how we’re in the basement and not in lets say 6th ?
    Eff this team effs me up ?

    Habs, OLE !

  24. Strummer says:

    Jimmy Howard in the trainers room.

    Being treated for acute sunburn on the back of his neck.

    “It’s just an opinion – I could be wrong”
    -Dennis Miller

  25. Mattyleg says:

    Benching PK now is a great move.
    His penalty was totally selfish and is a perfect embodiment of selfishness and non-team play.

    We’re up 6-0, we don’t need to play tight, it’s a very effective way of getting a message across to him.

    He doesn’t want a trade. He knows why he’s sitting there, and he’s had 20 long minutes (plus breaks!) to think about it.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  26. H.Upmann says:

    Wow! Turn on my phone to check scores and find the most unusual things being reported on HIO tonight!! šŸ™‚ go habs

  27. Bertuzzi says:

    A game without controversy? Don’t worry, the Habs will create it.

  28. RockinRey says:

    If PK deserves to be benched bc of an elbow and giveaway so be it!

    The they can surely sit Gomez’s ass when he is screwing the pooch like he was the other nite.

    I hope the put him back on and dont kill his confidence.

  29. I think the Wings rolled into town expecting an easy win, but met the New Habs.

    This team is not the one that started the season, and the GM has traded for and acquired some of what the team needs from the AVAILABLE talent, not the pipe dreams of the commentariat.

    And a little bit of the lost luck from the first half of the season is coming back home.

    Toronto is overdue for a long losing streak as is their tradition.

    see my blog at

  30. Strummer says:

    People were comparing Pleks with Datsyuk a couple of years back and up until this year I agreed.
    Looks like all he needs is a couple of big wingers like Franzen and Bertuzzi and that comparison is back on.

    “It’s just an opinion – I could be wrong”
    -Dennis Miller

  31. Pucknut says:

    Me likes Bourque, Pleks & Gomez!!!!

  32. English is not a Crime says:

    Biggest misnomer in the world is the Gordie Howe Hat Trick, Gordie Howe only ever did it one time in a 26 yrs career!

    If anything, it should be a Shanahan trick, he leads all comers with 14 of them.

  33. HabinBurlington says:

    Okay Ferraro and Miller there is a game to call, shut up about PK already,

  34. goat_007 says:

    6-0!! Does anybody know if Gomez scored tonight?

  35. aversglay says:

    Desharnais, Bourque, and Pacioretti all fight for the Gordie howe hat-trick hat-trick!!

    • Lawrencetown Liquor Pigs says:

      each other? imagine the tsn headline!

      Dear Mtl Canadiens,
      Please beat Boston to tie the season series. You are about to cost me three bottles of rum in a little over a year.

  36. P-Habby says:

    I guess all the scouts have left the arena…

  37. English is not a Crime says:

    Put Gomez in there to kick the point after!

  38. Phil C says:

    6-0 and Blunden is diving head-first to break up a play. Gotta love it.

  39. Strabo says:

    PK riding the pines. I wonder if he will get the message?

    “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” Albert Einstein

  40. aversglay says:

    Three players need only a fight for the Howe. Could we have a Howe hat-trick hat-trick?

  41. joshua94k says:

    The Red Wings are a team to model on. The NHL’s so-called best. Nonsense. That’s why you never listen to the media. One game without Lidstrom and they show their true colors.

    Let the Red wings play an entire season without Lidstrom.

    Gauthier should not listen to the media. The Canadiens are not going to tank. Don’t get rid of key players for useless draft picks. The future is now. They can easily catch mediocre teams like the Caps, Leafs, Panthers etc.

    • English is not a Crime says:

      Habs have been without their Lidstrom (Markov) and their captain (Gionta) all year and most of last year in Markov’s case. Yet no one ever seems to factor that into their standings.

    • powdered toastmann says:

      this is great…amazing even…but lets not make any ridiculous assumptions based on one game.

      if those mediocre teams are way above the Habs in the standings, what does that make the Habs

  42. The Dude says:


  43. moezee75 says:

    Watching the first period cured my IBS.

  44. habs-fan-84 says:

    I’m a huge PK fan and hope he’s here for a long time, but after that selfish elbow in the first period, I said to myself “I hope he ride’s the pine the rest of the night”. Bad penalty, he has to learn you simply do not take a penalty like that; especially in a game where it’s 2 – 0 and you know your team struggles with leads!

    • Strummer says:

      It’s a good time for a few days off to “CHILL” in the words of C. Price
      “It’s just an opinion – I could be wrong”
      -Dennis Miller

      • slychard says:

        A clash fan should be die-hard…in every level of interests. Clash? Great. Habs? excellence. Support support support!

        Kiss my hAbSS!!!

  45. HabCez says:

    Andreas also looking good tonight..
    coming in with good stats from the BD
    hope he can do well.. love this guys size..

    give a hand to Weber too.. playing decent

    “Emelin’s the real deal.”
    – HabCez

  46. Mondou6 says:

    Yeah, NBC is saying PK appears benched.

  47. Strummer says:

    The answers are:

    a) DD is too small
    b) Kaberle trade was bad
    c) Cammy trade was bad
    d) Gomez is useless

    “Welcome to Jeopardy!”

    “I’ll take bogus Montreal Canadiens fan opinions for $1000 Alex”
    “It’s just an opinion – I could be wrong”
    -Dennis Miller

  48. habsolutely416 says:

    the cammy trade is looking better and better…

    ill be in the slot šŸ˜‰

  49. Les Canayens says:

    Against the Rangers, Red Wings, Habs win when least expected.
    The weird thing is they’ll probably lose against the struggling Sabres next week.

    ā I can’t really hear what Jeremy says, because I’ve got my two Stanley Cup rings plugging my ears.āž

  50. NLhabsfan says:

    That looked like a nice dive.. Guess there desperate now.

  51. LL says:

    I apologize to DD for calling him dd.

  52. The Dude says:

    Carbo deserves a medal pointing out Desharnaise to the front office .

  53. Pucknut says:

    What’s up with P.K.?

  54. JasonM says:

    P.K is definitely benched.

  55. Mattyleg says:

    Hey, anybody else catch RetroMikey saying “Big deal”?
    It’s finally clear where that dude’s head/heart is.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  56. HabsProf says:

    Question: has anyone here tried to watch the games? Iā€™m considering subscribing but would like a review or two from within the HIO community.


    They brought their f____ing toys with them!

  57. habsperspective says:

    6 Goals, including a Power Play goal? Really?

    Whats next Gomez scores? Wait, no Markov starts the third?

    Should be back to normal when we play the Sabres next week.

  58. Mondou6 says:

    It’s only a matter of time before DD gets his shot at the Hat Trick!

  59. ross says:

    “34-0” is currently in the title for this page. Is that a “fearless prediction” for the final tally?

  60. ont fan says:

    We can relax in the 3rd..anyone seen Subban in the 2nd

  61. habsfan0 says:

    Boone might be on to something…could be 34-0 before night is over.

  62. BLACK ICE says:

    The last time there was such a goal spread between these two teams was back in 1995. Wings won 11-1

  63. SUMO says:

    Get another one!

  64. Adidess says:

    PK benched. Interesting!

  65. Rugger says:

    Robert Heinlein was right, Time travel is possible – it’s the 1970’s all over again!

  66. slychard says:

    6 goals on the last 10 shots!

    Kiss my hAbSS!!!

  67. Mavid says:

    34-0 hahahaha…frig your a funny man…

  68. ont fan says:

    It’s official..we can relax in the tired

  69. Captain aHab says:

    Well if they manage to lose this one they deserve to be shot.

  70. Kimberly2u says:

    Maybe they should put both goalies in???

  71. Phil C says:

    I am loving these lines.

  72. Mondou6 says:

    There’s no way you can stop our offense, you can only hope to contain it.

  73. immortalhab says:

    Bad news! The teams switched jerseys before the game!

  74. manu07 says:

    Holy! a pp goal. I’m in shock.

  75. habsolutely416 says:

    pk get traded mid period? lol

    ill be in the slot šŸ˜‰

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