Liveblog: Canadiens drop fifth in a row


The Canadiens ran into a red-hot goaltender who used to play for them and lost 2-1 to Mathieu Garon and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The team went 0-for-Florida, despite a TB lineup decimated by injuries and flu.

Last place.

The beat goes on.


  1. otter649 says:

    Malone got some time now to get some more ink….

  2. jedimyrmidon says:

    Yeah, Habs won’t score.

  3. RH says:

    Malone is such a douche. If he can’t take getting “JACKED UP”, then he should be given a pacifier and a bib.

  4. Propwash says:

    Powerless play

    Don’t let the wultures getcha.

  5. Mattyleg says:

    Garon is playing out of his corset.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  6. HabFanSince72 says:


    2P 11:00 Are they gonna waste a five-minute PP?

    2P 10:00 Gomez on the PP

    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

  7. Adidess says:

    I’m sorry Bill, one cannot be ultra-leftist based on somebody else’s ideological leanings.
    Obama can only be ultra-leftist based on where he stands on the actual right-left political spectrum.

    • Mattyleg says:

      Facaetiousness, I believe it’s called.

      —Hope Springs Eternal—

    • VancouverHab says:

      Well, where do you say that he stands on that spectrum, then? Not that you are the politicla arbiter here, by the bye….

      And while we’re at it, it’s asinine to locate politics on a simlistic left-right binary. Although, now I think about it, with an almost total absence of Tory thought in Amefica, perhaps it is only a binary between Fabians and Whigs. But then where do the violent black-masked (and V-for-Vendetta-masked) groups get located on a Fabian-Whig binary?

      Going back to the original point, if the Occupy / anti-globalisation / violent smash-the-capitalist group is at the extreme of the anti-Whig left, and Mr. Obama has expressed full sympathy with that group, then Mr. Obama is ultra-left, Q.E.D. (And this is an argument from the mere definitions, and unrelated to any position that the present arguer may or may not happen to hold.)

  8. zorro says:

    Still remember the head shot he gave Campoli in exhibition, and got nothing for it, the guy is a pig.

  9. Bill says:

    Boone: “Are they gonna waste a five minute powerplay?”

    Cunneyworth: “Okay, Scotty, get out there!!”

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  10. Mavid says:


    You don’t have permission to access /wp-content/cache/supercache/ on this server.

  11. HabFanSince72 says:

    What happened between malone and Emelin?

    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

  12. habsfaninboston says:

    What the hell is wrong with P.K.?

  13. SUMO says:

    April 4th at TBL comes to Montreal.

  14. L Elle says:

    Malone needs horse tranquilizer. A-hole psycho pig.

  15. HabinBurlington says:

    Staubitz for Malone, sounds like a good tradeoff to me. See dressing Staubitz is already paying dividends. Too bad now we are down to like 8 forwards under the new less is more, when it comes to forwards.

  16. otter649 says:

    Malone yelling at Emelin but he no ka beche….

  17. Sisky33 says:


  18. ffenliv says:

    On the quick replay, it looked a LOT like Emelin’s hit was basically just an elbow to the face. If that only got 2 minutes, and he really did cork him with an elbow, I don’t blame him for being steamed.

    If Emelin won’t fight because of a plate in his face, he’ll have to learn to tone it down. Are people here saying he should get a free pass because of an old injury?

    • Sisky33 says:

      u r an idiot

    • Mattyleg says:

      It wasn’t an elbow.
      Look at it again.

      And there’s no way that Emelin should tone it down because he doesn’t want to fight.
      There is no rule that says a player has to fight.

      —Hope Springs Eternal—

    • badbalance says:

      Emelin doesn’t have to fight, he lays out players, If a player gets angry for getting layed out by him too bad, Emeling won’t tone it down. Are you trying to say that every player that gets hit has to be mad and start a fight with the hitting player?

      • ffenliv says:

        This is aimed at most of thh replies, and not just at you: what’s with all the hostility. I didn’t say it was an elbow, but merely asked if it was, because it looked like it to me on the half-second replay I saw.

        And my suggestion to tone it down isn’t to remove his hard hits, but the fact of the matter is, in the NHL right now, big hits, dirty ones in particular, draw fights. There are a dozen people here saying Malone had it coming, so clearly the spirit of player-made justice is alive and well.

        If Emelin continues to go for the big, clean hit, some of them are going to turn into big questionable, or even dirty hits. It just happens, and is impossible to avoid. In those situations, players are going to challenge him, and he’s going to stand away because of an injury. He WILL, in those circumstances, get a free pass that most players of that style don’t get.

        So, don’t get mad at me for asking a question and expressing an opinion.

  19. HFX-HabFan says:

    Good on Staubitz to hold up Malone. His new teammates won’t forget that.

  20. theox_8 says:

    as long as there is fighting in the league we need absolutely need more tough guys to protect some of our players

  21. twilighthours says:

    Maybe I’m missing something but wasn’t emelin’s hit on Malone blatant interference?

    And if you throw a hit like that, you expet to get jumped.

  22. EricInStL says:

    1 round of beers for Staubitz for trying to hold on to Malone

  23. joshbenn says:

    why the hell does every player go after emelin, his face is reconstructed with metal plates!!!

  24. HabinBurlington says:

    Malone is an idiot.

  25. Propwash says:

    And Staub gets tossed too.

    Don’t let the wultures getcha.

  26. SUMO says:

    Next season, sign Souray to play as our PP specialist. Remember when he kicked Malone’s ass in Pittsburgh. Malone’s a joke.

  27. The Dude says:

    Wow, we need to get Malone ! Could you imagine him in CH playing the Bruins

  28. Sisky33 says:

    Malone gets no discipline in NHL Shanny has to do something here. he is busch

  29. ifitwasnt4kovalev says:


  30. HFX-HabFan says:

    Nice hissy fit by Malone.

  31. The Jackal says:

    What a joke of a league… clowns trying to fight because they can’t take a hit? And they call ’em tough guys.

  32. EricInStL says:

    WTF happened ? Whatever happened the next Canadiens GM must have the players to protect guys like Subban and Emelin

  33. theox_8 says:

    malone is just a piece of dog sh*t over priced floater

  34. kempie says:

    Malone is one major league F. idiot.

  35. SUMO says:

    We have Brad Staubitz, send him out to kick Malone’s ass

  36. Mattyleg says:

    What a total clown.
    Take the hit you massive baby.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  37. HardHabits says:

    Any body think the Habs have enough grit yet?

  38. Propwash says:

    Malone is such a smacktard.

    Don’t let the wultures getcha.

  39. jedimyrmidon says:

    Can’t stand Malone! I still remember that pre-season game.

  40. Mavid says:

    wow that Malone is a piece of shit

  41. punkster says:

    WTF is going on?

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  42. Mark C says:

    Malone another fake tough guy, who can’t take a hit.

  43. HabinBurlington says:

    Again Paging Mr. Staubitz, please respond.

    • Bill says:

      He can’t do much from the bench, which is where he spends most of his games.

      If he goes out later and fights their enforcer, what will that help anyway?

      EDIT: haha, I guess he CAN do something from the bench, I take it back 🙂

      Full Breezer 4 Life

  44. NLhabsfan says:

    Price us seeing a lot of rubber tonight

  45. SUMO says:

    Tampa has Tom Pyatt on their power play. No wonder their’s suck

  46. Mavid says:

    Nice block by Subban…I love St Louis how nice would he look with a CH on his chest

  47. riddler says:

    Gomez = bossum on a male bovine.

  48. habsfaninboston says:

    That’s a good penalty to take.

  49. Adidess says:

    What do you mean by ‘Obama is an ultra-leftist’. Don’t know how you state this as fact. I have a feeling you are echoing right-wing propaganda and have no idea what you’re talking about.

    • Mattyleg says:

      Sounds like it.
      Lefties are actually upset with Obama’s centrism.

      —Hope Springs Eternal—

    • Bill says:

      He’s reasonably knowledgable about politics, he’s just prone to hyperbole as a result of watching too much O’Reilly Factor, hahaha 🙂

      Just teasing VHab.

      I think what he actually means is that Obama is ultra-leftist compared to himself.

      Full Breezer 4 Life

    • VancouverHab says:

      Then I take it back — I am really quite removed from American politics.

      Perhaps it would have been better to say that Mr. Obama is an ultra-Statist–i.e. he is a good Fabian: that his fundamental belief is that the State is the predominant power for good in society and that the more things that the State does and runs the better.

      I think that is a safely descriptive remark?

    • habsfaninboston says:

      Have you read his book? You would concur.

  50. HabFanSince72 says:

    And AK46 helps us out.

    With NSH up 2-1 he takes a penalty, Carolina score on the PP and add another a bit later.

    Now 3-2 Canes.


    If anyone cares, AK has yet to register a shot on goal.

    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

  51. Mavid says:

    and Emelin gets a penalty for that WTF?…and yet Malone trips patches and gets dick all…sigh

  52. twilighthours says:

    Nothing wrong with tht penalty.

  53. HabinBurlington says:

    Paging Mr. Staubitz, Mr. Malone needs a visit.

  54. Mattyleg says:

    Nice work Emmy!

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  55. Mark C says:

    Nathan Beaulieu with a goal and two helpers in St. John’s 5-3 win. Now has 47 points in 47 games.

  56. Mavid says:

    haha the horn blew…they thought it was going in..and the ref ends up in the TB bench..seems like a bit of a crazy night

  57. dorvalhabsfan says:

    Why does this site have to be so negative?
    a great play and the only comment from boone is harping on White?
    what is this? only incites anger and distrust for the fans!

    Go Habs Go

  58. petefleet says:

    Two things:
    1. #74 should have pinched on that play, then there wouldn’t have been a scoring chance
    2. # 31 should have made that save


    “It just goes to show how difficult predictions are, especially ones made about the future.”

    ***Habs Forever***

  59. Mattyleg says:

    White Robbed!!

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  60. jedimyrmidon says:

    Gaaah Lightning goalie is sooo lucky. Habs are destined to lose games this year.

  61. PureGuava says:

    I haven’t really noticed how bad Campoli is until tonight. Man….no wonder nobody would take him.

  62. Mattyleg says:

    I’d like to see Eller take a shot that doesn’t hit someone directly in front of him.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  63. RockinRey says:

    Too many 4, 5, 6 D men on the Habs all season. They need a couple more studs!

  64. HabinBurlington says:

    Cole could have finished his backcheck better as well.

  65. HNS says:

    Mr. Softie is xtra soft tonite.

  66. Bill says:

    Now THERE is a bad defensive play. Holy cats, Emelin, WTF?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  67. HardHabits says:

    Emelin and Diaz both erred big time there.

  68. HabinBurlington says:

    Emelin got caught in no mans land at opposing blue line and never recovered.

  69. RC-51 says:

    how does one change/add a profile pic?

  70. Mavid says:

    punches out turdface..and then himself..I like it Bill…I detest both teams so its a tough one for me…

  71. habsfan0 says:

    3-1 Panthers. Wilson & Burke turning various shades of green.

  72. Bill says:

    “Romney trailing in early returns”: Hey Boone, it won’t last.

    Though that would be awesome for Obama if Santorum were the nominee …

    Full Breezer 4 Life

    • VancouverHab says:

      Don’t make that bet, Bill. (I don’t care particularly myself, because I have no American connection.)

      You can’t judge American voters by Canadian standards. I presume you mean that Mr. Santorum is too conservative. But many Americans may find him just conservative enough on his own merits, and compared with the ultra-leftist Mr. Obaba many may find him just the corrective required.

      Again, not saying that I make that prediction myself — just that it is unwise for you to make the opposite prediction from inside a liberal (that is, anti-conservative) bubble.

      • HabFanSince72 says:

        Santorum would be too conservative for the 15th century.

        Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

        • VancouverHab says:

          Well the way to test that (true of any person or politician) is to list their position-points and compare them to common standard at an earlier period.

          In all honesty I simply do not know any of Mr. Santorum’s position-points — or any American politician save vague knowledge of the incumbent President (and I don’t care enough to look them up).

          But why don’t you list, say, three or four and we’ll conpare them to standard beliefs in the U.S. in, say, 1965. In fact, why not compare three of Mr. Santorum’s position-points to J.F. Kennedy’s positions? That way we are comparing Catholic President to Catholic President-hopeful….Democrat to Republican.

          Then we can accurately locate Mr. Santorum’s historical position.

  73. Mavid says:

    i was at the game Sat habsfan..Neil was not even close..they showed it in slo mo on that new fancy ass screen of theirs..and he never came close to hitting Chara..and he runs around yapping, hacking, and generally being a dink…and when Challenged he skates he did tonight with Thorton..its amazing the things you see at a live game that you don’t see on TV….

  74. VancouverHab says:

    HFS72: went on Chris’s recommendation to your post on Denis Savard vs Big Wick.

    Disagree as strongly as possible over Wickenheiser. Every GM in the league, including Bowman, would have made that pick. You can’t judge the merits of a draft pick based on what happens in the future: you can only judge it on rational criteria at the time. No-one was picking Savard first overall. No-one.

    But even more than that, Wickenheiser WAS an elite player. Massive size, awesome attitude, and silky smooth skills. He faltered in three seasons in Montreal due to the stupid pressure fans and media put on the team. (That’s the same length of time that Lafleur faltered, by the way.) He would have been a giant after his trade to St Louis (he was starting to play that way) but his knees were smashed in a team hazing incident (sitting legs dangling from the open tailgate of a pickup which was then rear-ended.)

    Wickenheiser and his treatment here is a tragedy (even outside of his death from cancer), and we Hab fans owe it to him, to our Club, to honour his memory properly.

    Epilogue: Denis Savard became a legend in Chicago. There is no way of saying that he would have become a legend here. It is reasonable to assume (since we are assuming that he would have played here instead of Wick) that he would have been smothered by the fan & media pressure of being a Francophone first-rounder.

    Agree entirely on Grundman over Bowman — the worse decision hands down we (or any pro sport team) has ever made. Our lowly status these past two decades is directly attributable to that. Worse, it was a decision made by the Molsons when they bought the team from the Bronfmans. I can’t see how this present iteration of Molson ownership won’t end up as bad as that one. I want Uncle George back.

    • Bill says:

      Not only was no-one taking Savard first over-all. he didn’t even go second.

      Full Breezer 4 Life

      • VancouverHab says:

        Good point.

      • HabFanSince72 says:

        I was here at the time and it was a foregone conclusion that we were picking Denis Savard. People had been talking about it since he was 16 years old. He was a huge star already.

        I think the Canadiens specifically engineered a trade to get a top draft pick that year.

        Ask the Gazette guys.

        Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

        • VancouverHab says:

          You mean there was a populist preference among media and fans for a French-Canadian? Well that’s to state (a.) the obvious and (b.) the cause of many of our team’s problems.

          I have too high a regard for Mr. Bowman than to think he would make a poor draft decision based on media and fan pandering.

          Oh, and the Habs — like any team in the league — would happily engineer many moves to get a first-overall pick. Any one player is hardly a cause of that!

  75. joeybarrie says:

    AK gets the penalty and Carolina ties it up. Thank god we got rid of that guy…..
    Actually I’m glad if he was going to go, he went to play with his Brother.
    Where is RDS’s stats now???

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