Liveblog: Canadiens are 1-0 with Markov


Andrei Markov is back.
He picked up an assist on P.K. Subban’s power-play goal, and the Canadiens seemed inspired by his return, skating to a 4-1 win.


  1. HardHabits says:

    It’s nice watching and reading about how ex-Habs are such great hockey players when they leave Montreal yet how that is because they are and were nothing but bums. It obviously has nothing to do with Montreal’s corporate culture. Habs are all good and ex-Habs are traitors and should be spit on.

  2. Barts says:

    Really? Just get Markov off the ice. Why not wait til next season. He’s slow, and ineffective. Ah, no worries he’ll be hurt by the end of the week anyway.

  3. The Dude says:

    That’s on Markov and Price!

  4. durocher says:

    Seems like Markov should have stuck with his man on the left side — his decision led Emelin to skate cross ice to catch up to Kesler

  5. danhabsfan says:

    Our D looked awful there

  6. L Elle says:

    I dare anyone to call that one a softie.

  7. Habsolutely says:

    lol, CBC urging H. Sedin to “run” a hab. Classy, professional broadcasting at its best.

    • durocher says:

      I didn’t construe it as an affront to the Habs, more of a suggestion that H Sedin needs to grow a pair

      • Habsolutely says:

        I thought it was disgusting. He specifically said he didn’t mean Henrik should drop the gloves, he said “it’s only the habs, Henrik should use his stick or take a run at a hab”

        CBC is sadly pathetic. Not surprised GM’s of Canadian teams are starting to complain about the sad state CBC has become.

    • danhabsfan says:

      they didn’t say run a Hab… they said he needs to stand up for himself because he doesn’t

  8. jols101 says:

    As a newb that loves this forum and a lifelong Habs fan this might be a little offside but does anyone else get annoyed with the posts about how great ex-habs are doing.
    Screw them if they arent playing for the Habs they are dead to me.
    I dont care what Halak’s save percentage is and i dont care how many goals ex-players are getting.
    Its not about the individuals for me, its all about the CH…

  9. durocher says:

    Weber-Campoli, one of the weakest D pairings in the league?

  10. Mavid says:

    am I the only one you finds the twins just a tad creepy…

  11. shootdapuck says:

    Who cares what the shots are?

    What’s the score?

  12. HardHabits says:

    Shots are 19-6 Vancouver

  13. craz11 says:

    In Nashville tonight:

    Andrei from Sergei x2

    AK46 has 6 points in 5 games with the Preds.

    • smiler2729 says:

      yeah, yeah, you’re the upteenth person to post that…

      Watch your team, not Natchville

      Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are pukes.

    • ZepFan2 says:

      In the immortal words of Joni Mitchell…

      “Don’t it always seem to go
      That you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone.”

      “You cannot petition the lord with prayer!” – James Douglas Morrison

  14. Feraco says:

    Just arrived and saw the Staubiz fight. He fed Kassian some strong ones. Saw the green men golfing as well and Lappiere chirping!

    Let’s take a goal now too!

    Whats the word with Markov? Has he started the second?

  15. EricInStL says:

    Kassian vs Staubitz round 2 coming up…..

  16. shootdapuck says:

    A dog can’t change it’s spots Yappierre despite reports he was sticking to hockey under Vigneau is still the same running to the bench and yapping at any confrontation!

  17. smiler2729 says:

    Rusty Staubitz just started a rally…

    Watch, the Habs will score first.

    Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are pukes.

  18. EricInStL says:

    Ok change of plan, keep Gomez and eat Kaberle’s salary. He is completely useless.

  19. Mavid says:

    man I love a good scrap…especially when we win it….

  20. zak says:

    Lapierre beaking from the bench. You gotta love it.Wish we still had him

    Hire the best regardless of language

  21. durocher says:

    Resign Staubitz — I can’t remember the last time a Hab clearly won a fight. He’s giving us some semblance of dignity this season.

  22. EricInStL says:

    Kassian is a tough hombre, but Staubitz is a keeper.

  23. JIMVINNY says:

    Vet took the kid to school there.

  24. Chuck says:

    Did I just see a Hab win a fight?

    Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

  25. Chuck says:

    Even Markov can’t make Kaberle look good. 🙂

    Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

  26. alfieturcotte says:


    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. After giving away SK74 to the Preds for nothing, what does Gauthier do, gives away AK46 for nothing……2 goals by AK46, both on beautiful feeds by his brother.

    Gauthier is completely unable to judge talent, unable to make trades for equal talent, and just a complete disaster of a GM. Throw in Gainey and here we are talking about tanking and next year. How awful a job Gauthier has done.

    • Propwash says:

      Yeah, because they were really lighting it up in Montreal.

      Don’t let the wultures getcha.

    • smiler2729 says:

      Yeah Gauthier sucks.

      But so does KostitsynX2, lovin’ the lack of pressure in (cue the banjo) Nashville.

      They can’t play in real hockey markets. We saw that first hand.

      Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are pukes.

      • HardHabits says:

        WTF are you talking about. Nashville is in the toughest NHL division. And they are doing very well at the box office as well as in the standings.

        They can’t play in Montreal because they don’t get played in Montreal.

        They didn’t meet Montreal’s first hockey criterion of not having hockey talent and not being good for PR.

    • Max says:

      The Gauthier bashing from you is getting old and tired.There’s currently a game going on to watch.

      • alfieturcotte says:

        So don’t read. If it doesn’t irk you that AK46 gets a chance to play and scores on another team and all Gauthier sought to get in return was a 2nd rounder, well then, it should. I choose to see clearly and call it…..

    • danhabsfan says:

      comon… let’s be honest. SK74 only learned how to play after he left Mtl… AK will cool off quickly, and then play only every 4th game or so

    • habs-fan-84 says:

      lol like you can really extract a lot of value out of a guy who completely ignores instruction from the organization.

      Also, you do realize AK46 was a UFA this summer right…?

      Take a step back.

    • savethepuck says:

      I would be more inclined to blame JM and his clone RC for AK not being here anymore than blaming PG, the coaches ruined him and probably said he shouldn’t be in the teams future plans for some reason I can’t fathom

      “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
      Carey Price

  27. Mavid says:

    hahaha he just called him Carey Sharp….man I hope they don’t pay these guys alot of money

  28. danhabsfan says:

    Boone… way to be positive

  29. L Elle says:

    So, think AK is happy in Nashville?

    Did he go visit Graceland?

    Inquiring minds and all that. 😉

  30. smiler2729 says:

    Is Orland Kurtenbach still their captain? Where’s Guevremont?

    Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are pukes.

  31. habsfanforever7631 says:

    That’s why it’s good for Markov to play now, so he could get in to game shape, better then him getting in to game shape next year. So let him get in to shape now and next year he’ll be ready.

  32. H.Upmann says:

    For the love of Habs-Professor, NAG!!!

  33. Mavid says:

    PJ is talking…time to take a dump…

  34. scrowe21 says:

    Pretty happy to see the Kostitsyn brothers make Montreal look dumb as **** in Nashville. SK to AK twice tonight on the PP.

  35. Bill says:

    PJ Stock criticizing Markov is like Lada criticizing Ferrari. Or Katy Perry criticizing Lea Michele.

    Basically, what I’m saying is, who does he thing he is?


    Full Breezer 4 Life

  36. Muckbringer says:

    thats ok, the east is fast asleep. no need to show any kind of positivity for habs. can i get some kind of a tax break if i choose to never watch cbc again?

  37. habsfan0 says:

    What’s with this guy, Rusty Staubitz? Is he any good?

  38. habsfan1144 says:

    I wonder what Gainey is thinking as he sees Higgins on the ice?

    The kid was a Habs fan, his Dad was a die hard Habs fan.

    That Gomez trade just keeps on giving… Eh BOb?

    • Le Jadester says:

      I remember watchin’ a special on RDS way back when about Higgy and his family in upstate NY and how the old man was a crazy Hab fan who had rituals before every game. I remember getting a little “verklempt” watchin’ that.

      Habs, OLE !

  39. dre1744 says:

    A quiet 5 min from Markov!!!!!

  40. Boomer says:

    Marky looks a bit rusty, which is normal. Gonna be a good top 4 d corps when he settles in… Markov, Emelin, Gorges, Subban.

  41. aj says:

    Markov looks/seems to be very careful in playing. Its good that RC is giving him only a few minutes to play.

    It will take time for him to get his game back but other than that, i’m happy he’s there in the lineup.

    • Propwash says:

      He’s gotta get back into the groove, it’ll take a few games to shake off the rust. He’s made simple, yet effective plays.

      Don’t let the wultures getcha.

  42. habsfanforever7631 says:

    Price fased as many shots as Halak does all game.

  43. Muckbringer says:

    doesnt a high stick/slashing call mean you made contact with the stick?

  44. Stooof says:

    Not to beat a dead horse, but AK has another pp goal and the game winner in Nashville. …. ..

    • Bill says:

      Let’s beat JM instead.

      Full Breezer 4 Life

    • jedimyrmidon says:

      I don’t think it’s far-fetched to say that the Habs really mishandled him. He may have been inconsistent, but I don’t think he ever had an attitude problem like other players released – the Habs just decided to go the 1 dimensional grind route with no skill and no freedom to make plays. Rather frustrating. The 2nd round pick they obtained for him better pan out.

      Also hope the Habs look at Gill and Kostitsyn and look at how they were used in Nashville (Gill was on the ice for 20min!) to see how they can extract the best out of a player’s capabilities instead of chaining them to a system that works only for certain types of players.

  45. Mavid says:

    oh the Canuck coach is billingual..I get it green goofs..yuk yuk…

  46. HardHabits says:

    Habs are the butt of hockey jokes now. Heck you could do a complete stand up routine on the state of the Habs.

    • habs-fan-84 says:

      no offense, but if I’m not mistaken you are one of the people who felt we should have a bilingual coach. You also said something to the effect that if you’re not from Montreal you’re not as big of a fan as people from Montreal. That’s the kind of nonsense that has indeed, as you so eloquently put it, made us the butt of hockey jokes.

      • HardHabits says:

        No offense taken.

        I will admit that I have changed my mind, or as others have put it, flip flopped, on the coach thing. I was for an English coach but now see the need for a bilingual one. I changed my mind after numerous discussions in both French and English, with numerous friends of mine here in Montreal.

        When in Rome…

  47. Stev.R says:

    Wait, Kesler grabbed PK’s stick swung it at himself

  48. JIMVINNY says:

    That just looked like Kesler held onto PK’s stick. The stick actually came out of PK’s hands.

  49. HabinBurlington says:

    Swing to the head, Simpson is an idiot

  50. Bill says:

    Roughing? Man, PK gets some bum calls.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  51. danhabsfan says:

    The green guys are on their game

  52. Propwash says:

    LOL @ Green Men signs.

    Don’t let the wultures getcha.

  53. Mavid says:

    i dispute it too..I wanna see the goof that is counting the shots..

  54. Mavid says:

    the Stauber…I like it

  55. Propwash says:

    ELLER! So close!

    Don’t let the wultures getcha.

  56. Bertuzzi says:

    Montreal is not helping Luongo’s Save Percentage.

  57. Bill says:

    Vancouver 13 shots? When?? I dispute this.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  58. JIMVINNY says:

    Only against the Habs, and on CBC, could a missed hit be a good play by the opposition.

  59. HabinBurlington says:

    I would have no issue with Staubitz or White introducing themselves to Burrow.

  60. patience is a virtue says:

    I don’t care what the shot total is. watching this game i see fast, competitive hockey and neither team with a clear advantage.

  61. The Gonk says:

    Debate here whether Hughson is pronouncing Lois Leblanc correctly. We got Maritimer roots here so we say leh-BLONG or else luh-BLAH(N). What say you?

  62. Propwash says:

    Not gonna win many games being outshot like that.

    Don’t let the wultures getcha.

  63. zak says:

    pac and cole miss DD

    Hire the best regardless of language

  64. Chuck says:

    Luongo could’ve taken this period off.

    Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

  65. ponyboy says:

    Great to see Markov back!!! Nice hit by LL as well

  66. Mavid says:

    if we win every game..we will have 91 points…yea I have been smokin the spice rack…

  67. jamefour says:

    Is anyone else unable to get the liveblog on the HIO App? I can’t seem to get it on the mobile website either…

  68. English is not a Crime says:

    The comments below just don’t seem to match a game in which they’re currently being outshot 11-1. Weird

  69. Bill says:

    I’m a big Leblanc fan. The next Guy Carbonneau.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  70. Propwash says:

    I’m so glad to see Markov back.

    Don’t let the wultures getcha.

  71. Bill says:

    Campoli and Kaberle … that is not cool, RC, why do you do this??

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  72. neumann103 says:

    Great hustle by leblanc in his own end and then finishes the shift with a huge hit in the O zone

    “Et le but!”

  73. ZepFan2 says:

    I love it. Marky taps Emelin in the back to let him know where he is.

    “You cannot petition the lord with prayer!” – James Douglas Morrison

  74. Un Canadien errant says:

    What a breakout play by Andrei Markov and Alexei Emelin. Effective defencemen at work.

    Andrei showed hard braking and an abrupt change of direction, so the knee is up to that challenge.

    How about it NHL? No fighting, just hockey?

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