Liveblog: Rangers romp to 4-1 win over Canadiens

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First vs. Worst
And both teams played true to form.
It took the Canadiens almost 14 minutes to get a shot on goal in the third period.
By Brad Staubitz.
The home team scored twice on the power play.
Rene Bourque, of all people, deprived Henrik Lundqvist of a ninth shutout
And with less than two minutes left, Andrei Markov got hurt.

* Pre-game reading: Who should get Gauthier’s job?

589 Comments

  1. Elliott41P says:

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  2. Michael says:

    Letting Markov return to action was pretty dumb. Worst case: he gets hurt. Best case: he makes the team better when losing is in the long-term best interest of the franchise. I know he was going crazy to play again, but they never should have let him return this season. Oh, and those doctors that promised he’d be ready for October? Let’s not use those guys anymore.

  3. shootdapuck says:

    NHL hockey is a thing of the past on TV here in Bangkok.

    They replaced the only decent sports channel with two more soccer channels!

    At least that means Cherry and Maclean and McGuire are invisible for the most part.

    C’est la vie!

    • Jim Edson says:

      What a shame!

      Last bastion of NHL in SE Asia gone.

      Jim

      ———————————————————————-
      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.

  4. SUMO says:

    4 more games. end the pain

  5. habaholic68NJ says:

    I left MSG after the 4th goal and missed bourque’s goal. I have been attending hand games outside of mtl since I moved to the US in 87 and I cannot ever remember being as emotionally detached at a game than I felt tonight. I was looking more towards a late NYC dinner with the wife. What a season.

  6. alwayssunny says:

    I hope the new coach and GM take a good hard look at our goaltending situation. It’s pretty shaky.

    • Ehabs9 says:

      I would say thats the only position that isn’t shaky. No goalie is going to stand on his head every game, especially when you play him for 70+. Sure Price has had some bad games this year, but he’s also almost solely responsible for what little wins the team does have, and he has been given little to no help night in and night out.

      If you ask me Price is one of the bright spots on the team, if you ice a solid team in front of him I have no doubt he’ll be near the top of the league statistic wise.

  7. habstrinifan says:

    Anyone suggested Pierre McGuire/V Damphousse combo for GM/Asst.

    Pierre.. potentially very good passinate knwledgeable.
    Vinny.. Planning for the future(french, quebecois, alumni, etc etc).

    Makes good sense for now and good sense for 5 yrs from now.

    • Cal says:

      Makes no sense now. And less five years from now.
      How about they have NO EXPERIENCE running a pro franchise?
      How about someone like Brisebois from TB or Bergevin from Chicago?
      Touting guys who speak well on tv is a bleeping joke.

  8. Mr_MacDougall says:

    @Bill
    I agree that there are not any Top Centers available, and that a top 6 LW would do wonders for Plekanec/Gio line (assuming DD doesn’t regress as many players do after quick success).

    Where I disagree is Moen as a 3rd liner. He needs to be a 4th liner on a top tier team, and will be bumped up when injuries come.

  9. alfieturcotte says:

    Price had better step up his game next season. This season’s woes have left him immune to criticism. However, like on many nights, he gave up too many softies tonight.

    If I were the new GM, I would get a viable backup who can actually step into n#1. Price needs this type of pressure. Enough coddling, time to MAN UP Price. Otherwise, we should cut bait next year before we get our Luongo problem.

  10. boing007 says:

    Why is Price still the starting goalie every night? He must be bored out of his mind by now. Going through the motions.

    Richard R

  11. FanCritic says:

    If anyone with common sense can’t see the Montreal Canadiens are a very weak team you must enjoy every game you watch. I see 4 possible 5 good forwards if you see anymore let me know. I must be missing something.

  12. boing007 says:

    Claude Lemieux for head coach. He’d say no.

    Richard R

  13. Rob D says:

    There’s not much to say about this fiasco except we can all hope its actually the worst they can reach in terms of levels of hell. Personally, I don’t think they are going to right this shape for another year yet. REady for another lottery pick next year? Me either..lol…we have some talent and I do like a lot of what’s in the pipeline as well as what we will most likely get in the 1st this year (ie) a franchise forward. But with all the change in mngmt. and coaching that is coming, it may take a full season to establish what’s what. Quick turnaround doesn’t seem likely but after next year, we should be back to being a respectable team.

    Nothings worse than mediocrity when it comes down to it though. Have to hold our noses for a while ..we truly stink this year and probably next whcih is hopefully for a better tomorrow.

  14. naweed235 says:

    was Bourque’s goal nice at least? I clearly did not have the stomach to watch the whole game…

  15. alfieturcotte says:

    FIRED GAUTHIER, FIRED GAUTHIER, FIRED GAUTHIER
    Imagine the team with Ribiero, Ryder, McDonough, Halak, Moore, SK74, AK46, O’Byrne, Cammy…..and subtract Gomez, Bourque, Kaberle, etc……..and you get a solid playoff team.

    While I am very pleased to see Gauthier/Gainey out, they have truly mortgaged this team for the next 3 years with these terrible moves. Hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

  16. habstrinifan says:

    blah blah blah blah blah!

  17. HabFanSince72 says:

    Is anyone watching Kings – Oilers.

    The Oilers have 4 shots after 25 min.


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

  18. Clay says:

    For all the optimists and pessimists out there, who cares if the glass is half full or half empty? The realist might point out that it’s what’s in the glass that matters…this sums up what’s in the Habs’ glass nicely :D
    http://xanaxorrunningshoes.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/pessimism20is20the20new20optimism.jpg

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  19. Mr_MacDougall says:

    The TSN guys say the Habs need a top line LW (Parise) A physical D-man (Allen) and a “utility” 3rd liner (Kelly).

    Add all that and the Habs still would need a Number One Center.. but would be a def. contender for the division.

    • Bill says:

      That Number One Centre is not out there though. That’s why Burke overpaid to keep Grabovski.

      With another good LW the Habs could get by with DD, Pleks, and Eller. The key is that Pleks needs good, consistent wingers, otherwise he’s wasted.

      So a good, top-six LW to play with Pleks and (hopefully) a resurgent Bourque. Then a quality physical winger to play with Eller and Moen (must be resigned). THEN someone to play with White on the fourth line. Someone like Staubitz or Blunden, but hopefully better. THEN a physical stay-at-home D for the 3rd pairing.

      Okay, THEN the Habs should be in good shape! Haha, tall order …

      Full Breezer 4 Life

  20. L Elle says:

    Nobody should be upset at this loss or at our team. The season is over thanks to everything going wrong – no need to rehash.

    It’s time to look ahead to next season.

    Tankers are getting their high pick, and Optimists are sure, that with a new GM, the team will be very much improved come October, and beyond.

  21. FanCritic says:

    Markov will never be OK – He’s a one hit wonder – everytime he gets hit in the corner you wonder if he’s coming out – that’s why I call him the one hit wonder. nothing against the Guy, he’s been a good defencemen in the games he’s played through out his career but he has a injury that’s never gonna go away so in a real world he’s not reliable that’s why Dumb, Dumb PG should have never signed him. bad signings has been the demise of the Habs…. 28th place in league standings should be enough proof.

    • Michael says:

      I actually suggested the Habs should trade him last season, let alone re-sign him. Of course, if I were actually the guy making those decisions I’m not sure I would have had the courage to do it.

  22. alwayssunny says:

    Well at least you guys can’t blame Carey for blowing the lead.

  23. Mondou6 says:

    We have 14 home wins, which is worst in the NHL.

    Columbus has 16 home wins.

  24. jols101 says:

    Which knee is Markov’s bad one. That hit got him on his left knee, is that the one?

  25. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …if You can come up with ANYTHING interesting to think about on this game Boone, ? …I will finally accept You are one of the world’s greatest living journalists
    …okay Boone, give Us Your BEST shot !

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    • shootdapuck says:

      Chris,

      Back again.

      Slight power failure here. I’m sure you remember!

      Seems like I missed nothing…….as usual.

      Lovely day here 37degc and humid as hell.

      Cheers

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    • Jim Edson says:

      HiS,

      I remember you mentioned spending time in Asia was it long ago?

      I used to pass through Thailand once a month for 18 years and it was the only place in South East Asia where NHL Hockey was on TV!

      All that and nice folks to boot!

      Sure miss the sunshine and the lady caddies on the golf course now that I’m back in Alberta!

      Jim

      ———————————————————————-
      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.

  26. L Elle says:

    Bork was a good player in Calgary.

    ’nuff said, discuss, mark my words, IMHO, ____ sucks (fill in the blank), fire his a$$ (no one left to fire).

    4 more torture sessions to go. :)

    • Bill says:

      Was he? I can’t recall. He scored some goals somehow …

      Full Breezer 4 Life

      • L Elle says:

        He had linemates? He wasn’t a whipping boy? No high expectations?

        Who the heck knows how he scored 27 goals.

        • Bill says:

          Hey, I would like nothing better than for him to show that everyone is wrong about him. The Habs need him to rebound, because he’s not going anywhere.

          To be fair, he wasn’t a whipping boy off the bat. A lot of people liked the idea of a bigger, tougher, cheaper 27 goal scorer. But you have to admit, he’s shown very little bigness, toughness, or 27 goal-scoring.

          As for high expectations, man, you’re in the NHL. These guys have dealt with high expectations their whole lives.

          Full Breezer 4 Life

          • L Elle says:

            I agree Bill. The whole team sucks. Pleks is the polar opposite of who he was last season.

            I’m just not ready, yet, to write Bourque off, that’s the only difference from everything I’ve been reading.

            We let Cammalleri get away with murder before we started slagging him. lol

  27. Mr_MacDougall says:

    Trade Plekanec, our 1st, and any prospect to Fla for Huberdeau and Mathias.

    KIDDIN!!!!!!!!!

  28. PeterD says:

    Boone…cheer up man…we’re playing for draft picks now…definately don’t want to get more points than the Leafs.

  29. Captain aHab says:

    You’re a potential GM watching this game and you think you can’t possibly do worse than this.

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    Me skull and crossbones arn’t the only thing I plan on raisin’ tonight.

  30. Bill says:

    @HardHabits

    Apology accepted.

    I’ve never said anything on this site or anywhere else that was insulting to French people or the French language. I may not agree that the Canadiens coach should have to be Francophone, but I hope you will agree that that does not mean I “demonize” anything.

    I live in a bilingual city in a bilingual province and I’ve worked hard to be functional in French because I respect it as an official language of Canada and because it is a beautiful language.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  31. Clay says:

    Man…if Markov has another knee injury, this has to be the end for him. Here’s hoping he’s OK.
    Either way though, better to know now than early next season.
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  32. smiler2729 says:

    Wouldn’t Michael Ryder look good in bleu, blanc et rouge?

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  33. habsfaninboston says:

    Hope Markov is ok. Looked like a knee to knee.

  34. JIMVINNY says:

    If that’s all it takes to hurt Markov, his career is over.

  35. alwayssunny says:

    Is it just me or does Markov seem injury prone?

  36. HabFanSince72 says:

    Oilers will be tough to catch.

    They have 2 shots in the 1st period against the Kings.

    Leafs, Oilers, Habs all obviously pursuing the same strategy.


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

  37. 69HABS says:

    Who cares about Markov. He is a non-factor now!

  38. alwayssunny says:

    Bourque YES!! Maybe that trade isn’t looking so bad after all.

  39. twilighthours says:

    Bork has kinda been a dog, but most of us gave gomer a season and a half before we started ripping him. For bork it started after 5 games

  40. punkster says:

    Painful. We get blown out, Bourque scores by going to the net and Markov goes down.

    OK, which one of you pissed of the Hockey Gods?

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  41. Habbu says:

    Mission accomplished

  42. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …Bourque ??? …how IRONIC ! :)

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  43. Captain aHab says:

    Markov injured….shock!

    —————-
    Me skull and crossbones arn’t the only thing I plan on raisin’ tonight.

  44. HardHabits says:

    Rene Bourque has replaced Andrei Kostitsyn.

  45. smiler2729 says:

    And now that I’ve posted that, they score to end the blanchissage. Bork! Bork! Swedish meatball buries one.

    Whatever eh…

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  46. Bill says:

    Why does that goal make me like that guy even less?? 1st in 16 games, when the team is down 4-0.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  47. disgustedhabsfan says:

    It’s all good. Top 3 draft pick.

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    Mr. Blutarsky: zero point zero.

  48. habsfaninboston says:

    WOW! Bourque?

  49. Kimberly2u says:

    Bork Bork

  50. Yussuf Al-Habbi says:

    Haha Bourque.. who would’ve bet in that?

  51. Ian Cobb says:

    OHL Belleville in Ottawa tonight. Ottawa wins. Series 3 to 2 Ottawa.
    Back to Belleville Sat. night for game 6

  52. Yussuf Al-Habbi says:

    They’re just trying to get RC fired as well

  53. Habbu says:

    LL really late coming back……not good

  54. smiler2729 says:

    My buddy says to me at the end of the first period, “I smell a shutout for them (NYR)”.

    It’s been that kind of season…

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  55. Mondou6 says:

    “I’d like to congratulate the lucky winners holding “Brad Staubitz” tickets in the First Shot of the Third Period pool.”

    I had Budaj in my pool, I was close.

  56. zorro says:

    Do the Rangers have great players? Or are they well coached?

  57. L Elle says:

    Has anyone noticed that Henrik never leaves his crease?

    Like a King on his throne with the peasant D doing all the work around him. Just like it should be on a good team.

    I hope our next GM is watching. While he’s at it, the two Randies need to be put out of their misery as well. ;)

  58. Ian Cobb says:

    Calgary new what they were doing when they dumped Bourque on Gauthier!!

  59. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …I really like how We are stepping-up Our compete-level against Trawnna :)
    …about time

    _________________________________________________________
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    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
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  60. Tis Himself says:

    OK, as a hockey fan, even when I have no skin in the game, I watch the playoffs and “adopt” a team. Who are you folks pulling for? I am going to go out West and root for the Blues. JD, Jaro, Hitch, that’s my rationale. No, I pissed away all my support for the Rags live in the blue seats at Game #6 against the Bs in ’72. Yes, that left a scar!

  61. Kimberly2u says:

    About last night should just say DONE…nuff said

  62. HabFanSince72 says:

    Habs – Leafs will be a doozy.


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

  63. Ian Cobb says:

    ABOUT LAST NIGHT WILL BE SHORT AND SWEET!

  64. habsfaninboston says:

    Yeah! Staubitz with the 1st shot of the period.


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