Liveblog: Four in a row


The Canadiens match a streak they were on from Oct. 26 to Nov. 4, when they beat the Flyers, the Bruins twice and Ottawa.
To honour Mats Sundin, the Leafs played like all the crappy teams number 13 captained.
The Eastern Conference standings are still a logjam, but as long as your Montreal Canadiens keep winning …

Carey Price made 32 saves for the shutout


  1. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …Randy Cunneyworth …VERY interesting IF Our Boys keep playing this kind of hockey …make the playoffs …and excel …and, whether Our Franco-confreres will accept (turn a convenient ‘blind eye’) to His unilingualism for next season ?

    …IF I was Geoff Molson, I would parachute into The Goat’s office to direct Him to start registering Cunney into an intensive Berlitz course for the off-season …and, ask Cunneyworth live full-time in Montreal to make it easier to pick-up

    …Randy Cunneyworth is making hockey much more FUN for The Boys than Jacques Martin ever did …and, increasingly, We are seeing the results of a very Player-friendly and competent Head Coach

    …He’s letting the Players’ play to Their strengths yet in a systematic way, and not forcing square pegs into round holes

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

  2. H.Upmann says:

    @FlyingFrenchie LOL!!!!!!!!

  3. Bill says:

    I’m not a Tanker (sorry HH) but people even thinking about playoffs right now … you have to to stop.

    It’s awesome to shut-out the Leafs at home, but let’s stay real: the Habs have won four in a row … and are still tied for second-last in the conference, exactly three points away from last.

    It’s basically impossible.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  4. FlyingFrenchie says:

    LEAF FAN’S… Post Game Injury Report.
    Sprained ankles (wagon jumping)
    Post (Game) Nasal Drip
    Wedgie welts
    Irritable Bowen Syndrome
    Cracked Healys
    Broken Blood Kessels

  5. AliHaba says:

    Hey Boone, do you know that there’s a bunch of old guys like you staying up past our bedtime waiting for “About Last Night”?

  6. mr dave says:

    does anybody think , tinordi can step in next year as a rookie like pk did, and make a impact right away.

  7. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …I LOVE watching Brian Burke in apoplectic frames of mind πŸ™‚

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

  8. habsfan0 says:

    Cammy just scored.

  9. Marc10 says:

    Happy Mats Sundin Day! LOL!

  10. nova scotia vees says:

    Maybe all the team needed was to relax…Price included. P.K. seems to have settled down, and they look to be in better shape…cardio-wise. Is R.C. working them harder in practice? Shutting out the Leafs in T.O., is worth ten wins over any other team (except the Bruins). I hate the Bruins worse than the Leafs!

  11. solomio says:

    What’s up with L’Antichanmbre? everybody saying good bye. Did RDS pull the plug on ’em?

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

  12. solomio says:

    Was the Bettmen fix in tonight? In retrospect Leafs looked hopeless.

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

  13. habs-fan-84 says:

    We’re going to need Gill and Moen heading into the playoffs…

  14. Danno says:

    Chantal always looks more voluptuous after a Habs victory


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

  15. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …don’t know if You all agree with Me, or not (based on history, likely NOT πŸ™‚ ) …but Lars Eller may be developing into that big number one centre We have been lacking …maybe not a Malkin. Getzlaf or Lecavalier …but not far off

    …His learning curve is encouraging

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

  16. HabsFan82 says:

    someone mention PG pick up Parros. 33 year old piece of deadwood that’s exactly what we need another piece of deadwood. what a way to keep rebuilding.

  17. That was pretty sweet. I love crushing Leaves.

  18. habsolutely416 says:

    on 1 of the last threads there was a link and it was about brian burke and the laffs. burke was saying the laffs could have made the playoffs the last 2 years if he felt like making some deals and that he wouldnt bet against the laffs in the playoffs this year lol. im sure he wouldnt bet on them either. gotta make it to the dance first though burkie.

    ill be in the slot πŸ˜‰

  19. H.Upmann says:

    Always knew Carey had talent…..but now am starting to really believe how good this guy IS!

  20. otter649 says:

    Whitney Houston dead at 48…….

  21. habsfan0 says:

    A week ago tonight, Laffs beat Ottawa 5-0, Toronto commentators,particularly Joe Bowen,all giddy with excitement,,,says Leafs don’t really need to do anything at trade deadline.

    Reaction tonight from them..somewhat more muted.

  22. Laramy87 says:

    7 back with 26 games to go, lot of games and points up for grabs. If habs continue to play well, you just never know.
    As for tomorrow, let’s go rangers.
    With Cammy 16-21-8, without 7-3-1

  23. Vid says:

    I think I figured it out…once Gomez changed his number from 91 to 11 he started sucking so he just needs to switch back and he’ll become gomerific!

  24. Exit716 says:

    I sent a tweet to the Globe and Mail’s Leafs reporter about Grabovsky and he got all pissy with me. Man, Leaf media are a bunch of homers.

  25. novahab says:

    Phaneuf said to Riemer I know my Jock Strap is gone hows yours .

  26. FlyingFrenchie says:

    The definite highlight of the season listening to AM640 leaf homer station. The post game show is hilarious!
    One of the callers was so irate his false teeth fell out.

  27. novahab says:

    Boone next game you attend at the Bell Centre you better wear a Pops’s party hat.

  28. mr dave says:

    off topic just a little bit, but somebody posted earlyer about if the habs gave up anything for sundink. I was understanding that gainey gave to toronto one of our top prospects,at the time a kid named valentinko. can anybody confirm? thanks to who ever can answer this for myself and other true habs fans. cheers to the boys for the win 2nite

  29. JUST ME says:

    Oh yeah !
    Does not get any better than this. Saturday night spanking the Leafs in front of the whole country !
    Solid effort by everyone, that`s the only way and the results are there. Great game by Price ,you could see it in his his body language.
    Man did Eller ever make an orange cone out of Phaneuf !
    Could say nice things about everyone actually cause basically the Habs were in control all night long and the Leafs stunk real bad !

    Good evening everyone !

  30. novahab says:

    All we need to get into the playoffs and win the cup is Markov back and Parros. So PG you need to make one move that’s it, get Parros ASAP.

  31. Lawrencetown Liquor Pigs says:

    So what’s our magic number?

    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.

  32. Psycho29 says:

    The centre of the hockey universe is very sad tonight….

  33. habsfan0 says:

    All in all, not a particularly good week for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.

  34. AliHaba says:

    Amazing night here on PEI. Perfect hockey day. Is this a team of destiny?

  35. Kimberly2u says:

    Very happy for our boys tonight and will hope for more wins

  36. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …do Youse Guys t’ink Boone will convert to Catholicism and Christianity now ??? …naw !!!

    …gotta wait for the post Cup parade Me thinks πŸ™‚

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

  37. duffy says:

    That kind of spoiled the Mats Sundin night.

  38. joshua94k says:

    Stu Gowan, Gaxette’s editor needs to print a retraction. Burke does not get full bang for his buck. Stop Kessells and Phaneuf, the Leafs are doomed. They don’t have balanced scoring like the Canadiens.

    Another year and no play-offs for the Leafs. The Habs are playing determied hockey and there is no stopping them now.

  39. solomio says:

    Its Darche night on L’Antichambre

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

  40. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …Mathieu Darch is a wonderful example of when We have a choice of 2 equal talents, or even a slight disparity of talent, ALWAYS choose the Quebecoise Homeboy for Our Habs !

    …HEART on His sleeve …Bleu, Blanc et Rouge hot blood pouring through His soul and heart

    …Mathieu gets it ! …too bad Vincent Lecavalier does not have the same pride in His roots …very sad indeed

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

  41. Danno says:

    And the COLE Train rolls on…


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

  42. Propwash says:

    Took awhile for the gelling to come to fruition…..

    Don’t let the wultures getcha.

  43. novahab says:

    If this team has Parros even Chara would mest with this guy but most of all Luct would sh%$ his pants before tryng anything.Forth line Moen .white and Parros. White would sucker Lucy into the fight but Parros would step in and put him to sleep.

  44. Mr_MacDougall says:

    Bourque 12GP 3g 2a 5pts even $3.333
    Cammy 10GP 2g 1a 3pts -7 $6.0

    Habs have an early lead in this deal!

  45. topher5468 says:

    I can’t get to the new comments, wtf

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

  46. adam76 says:

    Price is an ALL STAR, when the game is meaningless. Enjoy 11th place.

    • Mr_MacDougall says:

      He was an All-Star against the Bruins in the Playoffs last year, pretty meaningful games IMO.

      • ABHabsfan says:

        Don’t refer to playoffs, no concept of what that is

      • DorvalTony says:

        He blew it and choked coming home with a 2-0 series lead losing both games in Montreal and four out of the next five. It was not ’til game 6 when he ended a three YEAR home ice losing streak in the playoffs. In five years he has won a single (one) round in the playoffs. Put down the Kool-Aid. He’s in 14th place in GAA and 23rd in save % right now wtf are you crowing about?

        • RGM says:

          You really are a sad little person. You’re obviously not a Habs fan if you can’t support the team when it’s winning games and can only focus on singling out individual players in a warped fashion regarding what transpired in the past.

          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 ‘I’m a player whom any authentic NHL coach will rely on to fix a game problem.’” – VancouverHab

          Chat with me on Twitter @TheRealRGM81

        • .918 save percentage and a 2.31 GAA on an 11th place team..

          WTF are you whining about?

        • habs-fan-84 says:

          “he blew it”, Really? I thought it was the whole team, maybe I’m crazy though.

          You do realize the Habs this year have had terrible defense right? You put Price on Detroit, Vancouver, or Boston and I guarantee you’re singing a different tune.

        • Seps says:

          One, youre an idiot
          Two, Its Habsinsideout, you seem like you’re on the out
          Three, he hasn’t played 5 seasons yet, this is his fifth
          Four, He only played a game in the 2009-10 playoffs
          Five, he’s 20th in Sv% not 23rd
          Six, he’s 12th not 14th in GAA
          Seven, you forgot to mention him being 6th in SO’s 2 back of the lead…
          Eight, Get off this site already

    • Mike D says:

      Not even sure you realize how small and bitter you just made yourself look. Enjoy your lousy life.

      – Honestly yours

    • ABHabsfan says:

      Speeking of meaningless, watch your capt skate backwards. “Where’d who go?”. Goose

    • topher5468 says:

      yea, ok, there are no meaningless games, they are all important,

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

    • shrack says:

      Post deleted.

    • Propwash says:

      Nice attampt at grasping at straws there Adam

      Don’t let the wultures getcha.

    • habs-fan-84 says:

      lol congratulations on yet another dumb comment.

    • solomio says:

      Get lost a hole

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

  47. HABZ24 says:

    thanks catholics for the prayers 4 straight wins! put the pope behind the bench we ll win the cup!

  48. Bill says:

    Reimer is god, right?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  49. Bripro says:

    Speaking of poor officiating, does anyone think Max Pac deserved his cross-checking penalty?
    It used to be like that at Madison Square Gardens, years ago.
    Guaranteed the officiating would show bias for the Rangers.
    Tonight it looked the same way for the Laffs.
    No matter, the no. 1 PK was true to form!

  50. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …o’ yeah, I forgot …F*$% THE TANK !!!

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

  51. duffy says:

    The league needs to get rid of GOONS LIKE BROWN.Why are the Leafs exempt of getting penalties .

  52. HardHabits says:

    The Darche-Plex-Bourque line was dominant tonight. They played in the 20 minute range and were the top PK unit. All three were +2. Gomez by contrast played 11:26 TOI with 0:06 seconds on the PP and 0:22 short handed, no points, +/- 0, 4-6 on face-offs for 40%. Gomez is the 4th line centre now.

    • ZepFan2 says:

      Psst, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, we won.

      “Wins? We don’t need no stinkin’ wins!”

      • HardHabits says:

        Ask you yourself this. Would the win have happened with Gomez playing 20 minutes with much time on the PP? Personally, I don’t think so.

        That was my point.

        I know. I know… Over your head.

        It’s OK ZF2. I don’t mine saying things simply if need be. Just ask and I will gladly translate into Dummy for you. πŸ™‚

        I am also fluent in Idiot and can write well enough in it if you prefer. πŸ˜€

        • ZepFan2 says:


          “I am also fluent in Idiot”

          That you are. At least tonight!

          btw…WE WON!

          “Wins? We don’t need no stinkin’ wins!”

    • solomio says:

      HH since when is winning 4 out of 6 faceoffs 40% ?
      Try again

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

  53. DorvalTony says:

    Four in a row, I called it a week ago.

    The Pleky line was damn solid tonight, there’s a real chemistry happening there. Any luck and that plinko by Bourque would have gone in.

    We still need White back *and* a heavyweight. You wouldn’t see Brown, Phaneuf and other chickenshi*s doing stuff like the one handed spear on Leblanc or dogging PK at the end.

    And nice call on the high stick to Max’s face. Knuckles is right. The officiating is so inconsistent it’s really infuriating. And dangerous I might add.

  54. novahab says:

    There is one player PG might be able to get that I think would put this team over the top Parros.This team would grow 3 inches and put on 35 lbs of muscle per player with him. Sorry Gomez that was another nothing game and I rather have Parros on the forth line right now instead of you figure skating out there.

  55. The Dude says:

    Toronto Maple Leafs ….Canada’s example for the word “Mediocre ” for over 45 years!

  56. RGM says:

    Carey Price has shut out his opponents in 8 of the last 9 periods. Not a bad goalie 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 ‘I’m a player whom any authentic NHL coach will rely on to fix a game problem.’” – VancouverHab

    Chat with me on Twitter @TheRealRGM81

  57. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …lol …ok, NO ! Tawranna MuppleWeeds jokes !!!
    …We Hab Fans …are WAY above such lack of class !
    ……welllll, just ONE …Tawranna ? = Hockey CHUMPS of the World ??? πŸ™‚

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

  58. slapshot777 says:

    This was a thing of beauty tonight. Hope Patches is okay. Ref looking right at the high stick to Patches face and did nothing. Officials are brutal.

  59. boing007 says:

    Habs sweep Leafs!

    Richard R

  60. novahab says:

    There are two Leafs that should have been stars and they were wearing the strip sweaters.

  61. HabinBurlington says:

    Tomorrow will be a great day in the GTA, woohoo

  62. mcmikel says:

    This still doesn’t mean Gauthier has job security…

  63. habstrinifan says:

    This folks was how it felt in the 70’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When we were ROYALTY!!!

  64. Dulljerk says:

    The difference between a P.K. Subban and a Larry Robinson, Chris Chelios, Doug Harvey or a Guy Lapointe is they would have smoked Brown. Nothing like dominating a team COMPLETELY. I sometimes wonder if half these guys have any nads.

    “Is the little dog going to yap, or is he going to bite?”

    • naweed235 says:

      it’s called brains… Why our #1 D-man drop the gloves against a nobody and risk an injury when we r leading 5-0??? plz do tell

      • Dulljerk says:

        I think it’s called being a man and not a pussy. Lately he likes to fall down before being hit. Oh, ya, I forgot, its so he doesn’t get “injured”. Sugar coated prima donna.

        “Is the little dog going to yap, or is he going to bite?”

    • RGM says:

      Always has to be someone to rain on the parade eh? To what point and purpose would P.K. fighting some schlub in the last moments of a 5-09 game serve? P.K. Subban plays 23+ minutes per night, Mike Brown is lucky to get 5 shifts. You don’t waste your time as a real NHL’er with someone that’s lucky to be employed by the Maple Leafs of Toronto.

      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 ‘I’m a player whom any authentic NHL coach will rely on to fix a game problem.’” – VancouverHab

      Chat with me on Twitter @TheRealRGM81

    • kempie says:

      Nothing sends a clear message like taking two dumbass minutes.

    • DorvalTony says:

      The guys you mentioned had backup as well as potential replacements. You’re right about the hair on the bols but don’t forget we don’t have depth, at least not of what PK’s packing. Or did pack last year. And will next year. If he separates his shoulder, gets a concussion we are back to the links.

  65. Ali says:

    If Brown was on the bruins he wouldnt have asked PK to fight, he would’ve jumped him. Thats not thuggery, what the Bruins do is thuggery.

  66. HabinBurlington says:

    Tomorrow will be a great day in the GTA, boohoo!

    • ABHabsfan says:

      Yah I think I will wear my Habs jersey around Lindsay tomorrow. Though I may get stabbed. Friggin’ hillbilly Leaf fans! Best Hab Leaf game since Kovy put his elbow in Tucker’s chops!

  67. H.Upmann says:

    Ohhhhh yeeeaaaah! πŸ˜‰ feels good to
    Win on Sundin night!

  68. boing007 says:

    Wipe Out! The Ventures.

    Richard R

  69. jedimyrmidon says:

    Nice win. Was expecting a much more tight game.

    Maybe this is all just a nefarious Leaf plot to ruin the Habs’ draft position. I really hope the Habs don’t come out flat on Monday or from hereon. Always dangerous.

  70. habs-fan-84 says:

    so…7pts. behind the Leafs… wasn’t it just a week ago we were 12 pt. out and everyone was writing us off….couple more wins and we’re right back into the thick of things

    • HardHabits says:

      The winning streak has to continue. They can’t play .500 hockey or allow for two losses in a row at this point.

      If the Habs have 5 more wins than losses by the end of the month, then they are in the thick of things. Right now they are just officially not Tankingβ„’ at the moment.

  71. Da Hema says:

    I thought Reimer should have been one of the stars.

  72. L Elle says:

    Sundin will be seeing posts in his dreams tonight, along with all the Leafs and their fans. LOL

  73. HabinBurlington says:

    No triple low five between price and pk

  74. Mattyleg says:

    Well that was nice.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

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