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. RGM says:

    Just in case anybody is raring up to point fingers at the goalie…

    In 16 of Price’s 24 losses this season (that’s 66%) the team in front of him has scored 1 or none.

    GO HABS GO! 2011-12 is probably not our year!
    “Scott Gomez is an elite NHL player” – VancouverHab

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  2. nova scotia vees says:

    My thoughts tonight are with the great #4. Forever, our captain.

  3. HNS says:

    Price sucks……

  4. tote-road says:

    Can’t believe I missed the PBS special about the Amish for this.

  5. ProHabs says:

    What a great game I watched tonight. The Senators shut out the Bruins 1-0. Alot better than watching 2 AHL teams go at it in Tampa. But I do see that Brad Staubitz dropped the mitts. How did he do. WHen was the last time a Habs player showed any type of emotion by dropping the mitts aside from Ryan White.

  6. Rainrocket16 says:

    Can’t win it for # 4, can’t win against a sick and horrible defensive team. Garon looked like Hasek….. We suck

  7. HabinBurlington says:

    Clearly Garon did not watch the fight and see that we indeed were the victors, thus ensuring a win.

  8. HabFanSince72 says:

    Staublitz: 3:51 min, 17 min of pen.


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

  9. Naslund110 says:

    what a dead bulding don’t they know they are winning?

  10. Bill says:

    More Dumbass Randy Cunneyworth:

    I really think you should try, it relieves so much stress.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  11. Why is Gomez still on this team and not in Hamilton?

    Promote the Youth, Support From The Veterans and Remember the Heritage!

  12. Mattyleg says:

    What we need is a powerplay and we’ll get a goal.
    Powerplay for the Lightning, of course.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  13. HFX-HabFan says:

    Man, the Boucher trap is ugly hockey. You’d think they’d scrap it given that it’s brought little to no success this year.

  14. Lafrich says:

    “3P 4:50 Losing to this lineup is not acceptable by Mike Boone 9:53pm”

    That is exactly what every team that has played the Habs has said…

  15. Mattyleg says:

    Boy, Garon is going to have a really tough time sleeping tonight.
    Those horseshoes are really going to leave stretch marks…

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  16. Mondou6 says:

    “Losing to this lineup is not acceptable”…

    Something a Tampa Bay live blogger could say too.

  17. L Elle says:

    Price has been great, keeping them in the game. With 3 minutes left, can’t they score just one @#% goal?

    Would 2 require a miracle?

  18. HNS says:

    I bet Price wins the shoot out tonite……

  19. ZimHabwe says:

    Randy is Cunneyworthless.

  20. HabinBurlington says:

    Mr. Boone, When you say losing to this lineup is unacceptable, are you talking to the Lightning if they lost to the Habs?

  21. habsfan1144 says:

    Boone… Losing is what we are good at when you have a defense consisting of the three stooges…. And a 2 goal scorer on your PP

  22. Why are they booing Subban? A guy people just love to hare and he’s clean and sweet compared to Malone.

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  23. HNS says:

    Good thing that VL that tool didn’t want to come to Montreal. He would have made Gomex look like LaFleur.

  24. HabFanSince72 says:

    Dear Mr Boone.

    The liveblog is excellent as always but I have to point out an egregious inaccuracy.

    The Leafs have been crap since long before Wilson got a contract extension. 1967 I think it is.

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

  25. RH says:

    I think it’s more that the Habs have been un-lucky Mike.

  26. Boone… credit Campoli? He Kaberle, Weiner boy and Diaz all suck. Period…!

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  27. novahab says:

    This team doesn’t need a coach it needs a Exorcism .

  28. momotan69 says:

    Hey all you armchair GMs: AK’s performance tonight, no shots, no hits, a bonehead penalty that cost a goal, and ultimately the game. Same crap, different team.

  29. twilighthours says:

    Mourn for plex: centering geoffrion and white

  30. SUMO says:

    Beer League hockey

  31. habsfaninboston says:

    Best pressure of the night.

  32. punkster says:

    Mr. Boone…and I believe AKs penalty resulted in a power play goal…maybe the game winner?
    Edit: Carolina’s tying goal
    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  33. Castor says:

    I dont dislike Bourque or Kaberle but they both make me hate Gauthier

  34. Mark C says:

    Jack Johnson and The Wiz, both -3 tonight, good luck Blue Jacket fans. Pairing those two together is the best tanking move, maybe ever.

  35. habs1966 says:

    Who do we pick Yakupov or Grigorenko?

  36. ogilthorpe says:

    Just came back from seeing the movie “GOON”… Cunney should make the Habs watch it before every game to bring home the concept of team pride…

  37. manu07 says:

    Not sure why RC refuses to test plecs with cole and max. And have Eller centering line 2. This season is done and his job is gone anyway.

  38. Bill says:

    Coping strategy for anyone who wants to try …

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  39. ifitwasnt4kovalev says:

    I WOULD NOT TRADE COLE FOR OVECHKIN! thats how much i like this man.

  40. Love Emelin’s checking and Cole who just goes to the net…

    Promote the Youth, Support From The Veterans and Remember the Heritage!

  41. Max says:

    Malone looks like Rocky Dennis from the movie Mask. What a fool!

  42. danhabsfan says:

    no updates on my blog since 9:13 p.m. Anyone know why?

  43. Wayne says:

    “Kaberle and Weber. Oy!”

    That was awful wasn’t it? Tampa could’ve have scored during that line change. On another note, I think my tv is going on the fritz because it’s showing some guy in a Hab uniform actually hammering on another player!

  44. Mattyleg says:

    I don’t get the point of that fight.
    Can someone explain it to me please?
    Like, what it had to do with this game.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  45. novahab says:

    HEY! we won the fight guys. Its suppose to pick us up not Tampa. God help us they can’t even respond to a fight properly. Please bring in Roy and get ready for next year.

    • Mattyleg says:

      This isn’t Playstation. Or Xbox.
      Our team doesn’t get an Energy Boost and +3 to all skills for the next three minutes of playing time.

      —Hope Springs Eternal—

    • danhabsfan says:

      Please… I loved Roy the goalie… bad choice to see Roy the coach. we need a seasoned NHL coach who has won and knows how to win… I don;t care what language as long as he can communicate with the players

  46. mrhabby says:

    could care less about fighting but love to see 1 of our guys dropem.
    make it conboy, staubitzzzzz and white.

  47. hansolo says:

    Just what on earth did that fight accomplish? Had it been Malone, I could have understood it was some sort of “frontier justice” but I don’t get the purpose of that bout at all.

    • alwayssunny says:

      I’m glad the “tsk tsk”s are starting already. If Malone was still in the game it may have been him. You can’t quantify what it accomplished. But I’m glad it was Staubitz taking the punches instead of whatever other meek player Lebrie could just start whaling on if he wanted to. Maybe it sent a message to our skill players that they don’t have to fend off goons. Maybe eventually it will send a message that you might have to answer for liberties that have been taken nearly every single game against us.

  48. jmac21 says:

    Funny how a grease ball like Malone blows a gasket after a hit like that, but the dirt bag throws alot worse himself and injured alot of players with his “play” Remember his “hit” against the HABS to start the season. I was a fan of him but not after seeing his grease come out CLASSLESS

  49. Muckbringer says:

    …at least leafs got sharted………

  50. Mark C says:

    Was Labrie an extra in Slapshot?

  51. riddler says:

    Gasp!!!! Did the Habs just win a fight?????

  52. punkster says:

    I was flipping back to the Boston game to catch a guaranteed fight there…they’re down 1-0 with 4 minutes left so you know the goons will start.

    But this Staubitz fight was waaaay more fun!

    And I HATE fighting in hockey.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  53. HabinBurlington says:

    So based on old school hockey theory, we should now score 2 unanswered goals and win the game. Looking forward to watching that.

  54. Boomer says:

    Welcome to montreal Mr. Staubitz

  55. Mondou6 says:

    Wow, it feels surprisingly good to have an effective goon. I love seeing someone on the other team with a bleeding face.

  56. Rainrocket16 says:

    Staubitz !!! Don’t mess!!!

  57. deuce6 says:

    What time is it? Brad News For Labrie.. 😉


    Yes, I’m a Hab fan..Wanna fight about it?

  58. SUMO says:

    Yay Staubitz, now do that to Malone.

  59. Staubitz wins again! Thank god we have a fighter now.

    Promote the Youth, Support From The Veterans and Remember the Heritage!

  60. ifitwasnt4kovalev says:


  61. otter649 says:

    Blake G falls down more than Pouilot does maybe its the sweator number……

  62. Adidess says:

    Bourque* needs to pass on those bad angled shots, there was a guy open down the middle.Seems like he doesn’y like to pass.
    And there’s something with Eller. The guy has plenty of skills but his decision-making is so lacking with the puck. I’m excited about him. Want to see improvement in this area.


  63. nickster13 says:

    What’s interesting is that very likely only 2 of 7 Canadian teams will make the playoffs. Fancy that eh? Conspiracy?

    “I don’t wanna see Maurice tonight, I want the rocket!”

  64. RDS replaying Garon’s acrobatics and Price who will cost us tons has been below average this year. Bad team affects everyone.

    Promote the Youth, Support From The Veterans and Remember the Heritage!

  65. Eller skates, skates and gives it to … nobody

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  66. duffy says:

    Somebody just reported an EGO truck just backed in to the AIR CANADA centre.

  67. tote-road says:

    Shouldn’t Stubbs be acknowledging Henri Richard’s birthday somewhere on this site? It’s just his 19th birthday. He could probably still help this squad.

  68. Mondou6 says:

    Lame duck coach…Lame duck players…Hopefully a lame duck GM.

    Playing out the string for another month of crap hockey. Losing most nights, plus getting punked, beaten, and punched by opposing goons.

    Good times. And why do I have the feeling that we haven’t even hit rock bottom yet?

  69. Talking gas prices, Romney and the stock market. HIO and the Canadiens have reached a new low!

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  70. otter649 says:

    Fla commentaors saying good crowd tonight for a tuesday – Wonder why…..

  71. HardHabits says:

    The Kaberle trade is being panned on RDS again. Is there anybody that still thinks that was a good move?

  72. twilighthours says:

    Staubitz with the lamest 12 mins with ejection ever. Wonder if he’ll get supplementary discipline

  73. piper says:

    How come Malone always plays so tough against the Habs? Any idea?

  74. HabFanSince72 says:

    Dow hit 13,000 today.

    Obama landslide in November.

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

  75. nova scotia vees says:

    Carey Price….wake the hell up! Most goalies, even in the minors would have intercepted that pass across the crease on goal #2. And why was he so out of position on the first goal? I pick on him because I believe that he is part of the problem. A goalie who bails out his teammates, inspires even the mediocre (the rest of the team), to play harder. Not this guy. He is so dopey…challenge the shooters for heaven’s sake!!!! And please, please ….fire the entire management team.

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