Liveblog: Canadiens shut out 3-0 in Buffalo


The Sabres needed the game to stay in the hunt for an eastern Conference playoff spot.
The Canadiens sank deeper into last place.
Eight games to go.
But it will seem like more.

Down 3-0, the Canadiens pulled Carey Price with 3:40 to go.

And Erik Cole promptly took a goaler interference penalty.

It’s been that kind of season.


  1. Kimberly2u says:

    Turned the channel…can’t wait til this season is done

  2. HabFanSince72 says:

    Here’s something that might be nice. Sabres meet the Bruins in round one and Miller gets his revenge on those apes.

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

  3. Marc10 says:

    It’s in the tank. Clunk!

    I hope the Sabres beat the Caps… and then lose in 4 as they should.

  4. SUMO says:

    what the hell was nokkelainen doing? no help for carey on that one.

  5. habsfanforever7631 says:

    game over

  6. MattZ says:

    Price played the whole game by himself, I can’t see why the team would help him now…

  7. Mavid says:

    awsome…and the chips are all gone..should have paced myself…

  8. durocher says:

    Nokia, another PG miracle

  9. habsfan0 says:

    Boone: “Are those cretins chanting “U.S.A.”? In a city that’s on its ass and will be forever?” Hey, hey, Boone…there are some Buffalo Bills fans among the Commentariat.

  10. HabinBurlington says:

    Brutal D again.

  11. Habbu says:

    I’m thinking that they won’t keep both DD & Pleks for next year. One will be gone…probably Pleks

  12. PureGuava says:


    The Eller and Staubitz calls were terrible. Two of the worst i’ve seen all season.

    β€œOf course I’m crazy, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong.”
    – Robert Anton Wilson

  13. Mavid says:

    two minutes for getting hooked…thats a new one

  14. habsfaninboston says:

    Weak call.-

  15. Adidess says:

    What a play by PK! Price good there as well!

  16. L Elle says:

    You’d think they wouldn’t let Miller walk away with a shutout.

    Yes, shutout.

  17. HabinBurlington says:

    Nice rush by Markov, nice pass, scoring chance.

  18. Mavid says:

    awww the giant orange man has left..maybe to get more food…

  19. avi says:

    Mr. Boone:

    I have some good news and some bad news. Soon Gauthier will be gone. Jeff Molson is doing the hiring. Guess which is the good and which is the bad/ugly.

  20. MacHabFan says:

    Our transition game repeatedly consists of the D-Man making a stretch pass to the left winger standing still at the opponent’s blue line … game in game … good luck with that.


  21. Bill says:

    I think it’s kind of a compliment when the other teams’ fans chant “USA” against the Habs. Seriously. They don’t seem to do it against Toronto.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  22. Mavid says:

    he is not hard to miss…behind Miller…LOL

  23. Strummer says:

    If someone were to stick Mr. Molson in the freezer and forget about him, would he pop his top and ooze foam?

    “It’s just an opinion – I could be wrong”

  24. Adidess says:

    Come on boys, I say tank. Doesn’t mean don’t score πŸ™‚

  25. Habbu says:

    I don’t always drink at work……. but when I do…..I get written up.

  26. Mavid says:

    I agree if i was to be a rebel and dare to eat flavored chips it would be Dill Pickle…

  27. Mavid says:

    anyone else see that huge man behind the goal…nothing says look at me I am really fat like a bright orange shirt..except maybe a sign or flashing light

  28. Mavid says: chips on the planet..

  29. durocher says:

    Some people like to say salsa, some people like to say Sulzer

  30. Marc10 says:

    Time for the late period rally and loser point?

  31. habsfan0 says:

    The LRT vs Subway debate at Toronto City Hall is infinitely more interesting and entertaining than this snorefest.

  32. habs001 says:

    maxpac /dd/ cole

    2 tough guys as reserves…no doubt in my mind that we would be a way better team with this forward lineup

  33. L Elle says:

    I’ll give PG every benefit of every doubt, and say that 99% of all his moves were a success.

    But the result of this season is enough for me to desire a new GM.
    Love you Bob Gainey, but you must go as well.

    • Bill says:

      Might as well say that Carey Price has played well this year, but the result of this season is enough reason to want a new goalie.

      Makes about as much sense!

      Full Breezer 4 Life

      • HabinBurlington says:

        Sorry Bill, I have to go with LL on this one.

      • L Elle says:

        I hear ya. Price is a player. All he can do is play. No decisions are on him. I trust Price, not so much the decision makers.

        Mind you, Molson smiles pretty at the camera, and says he’s not involved in any “hockey” decisions. Does anyone know if this is true?

  34. durocher says:

    Keith elbow on Sedin:

    My guess: 5 games for Keith

  35. HabinBurlington says:

    ego, pro inexperience, temper, and none

    These were the 4 options on Roy’s candidacy on TSN quiz tonight.

  36. timothy13 says:

    Take it or leave it but the Montreal Canadiens lately have made some bad decisions. It is time to break with the past. Granted rookie coaches do not fare well in Montreal but management needs to take some risks. Big ones. Maybe just maybe Patrick Roy is the sort of risk this sinking team needs to bring back passion, grit, determination, integrity, and everything else that spells a winning combination! Someone please tell me if Bob Gainey is still in the organization because well I am no longer sure if that is good news or if the team shall be forever lame.

    • Bill says:

      The problem is that you think the team lacks “passion” when it actually lacks Skill and Health.

      Roy isn’t going to fix that.

      Full Breezer 4 Life

  37. HabsFansince49 says:

    This is a rubbish team. The standings tell the truth. We are the worse team in the Eastern Conference. It is amazing that we can talk about the future on this site, even Boone and co look forward to next year and after. Think about it – even our new messiah Cole is a Carolina reject, not Pittsburgh nor the Bruins, but lowly Carolina. Here is the key – we see mediocrity as the elite. We see an ordinary line – DD/Cole/Max-Pac as a top quality line; at best, they are a 3rd line with the big boys.
    St Patrick can’t resurrect this franchise. Jesus Christ can’t. Gainey and now Gauthier have killed this organization. Look at the game tonight – they are an average AHL team. Even Price looked ordinary.
    Finally, knock off the tank theory – it’s a rationalization for a dead franchise. Even if we get 1st pick, we need to get rid of ALL present players and replace them with hockey players.

  38. habsfanforever7631 says:

    God when will this season be over?
    Now when I watch the games I find myself thinking about next year.
    I hope we make the playoffs next year cause we can’t afford to miss the playoffs 2 years in a row.
    Getting a top pick is all cool but losing still sucks.
    It seems so weird seeing so many few comments, at this point in the middle of the season there would be about 500 comments.
    What is there to look forward to in the third period? Nothing I guess, but I don’t know why I’m still watching every game till the season is over, I guess it’s just the true fan in me.

    Go Habs Go

    • fastfreddy says:

      I hope Mr. Molson is presently talking to GM candidates. Make the move as soon as the season is over. Get new management and coaching staff ready for the draft. And YES to Patrick Roy behind the bench, I don’t think he’s going to take crap from ANYONE.

      CH = Les Glorieux!!!

  39. HardHabits says:

    So basically,

    1 top 6 forward with some size and grit
    1 stay at home NHL calibre defence man with a booming shot
    1 4th line
    1 back up goaltender capable of playing 25 regular season games

    is what the Habs need to contend.

    Tank Parade.

    • ffenliv says:

      I’d go further than ‘1 stay at home NHL calibre defence man with a booming shot’. I think they need an elite-level defenseman who can really shut the other team down.

      I think we also need a real #1 center. The DD story this year has been great, but even if he manages another 60-ish point year, I really think he belongs on the second line. That’s IF he has another good year.

    • Bill says:

      Team has picked up 9 out of 12 points since getting Markov back. That’s one player (albeit an important one).

      With Gionta, they’d have two scoring lines … what impact would that have?

      I’d like another scoring forward for depth, and a back-up goalie in case of injury, but the Habs are really just a healthy season away from being a good team.

      Full Breezer 4 Life

  40. ffenliv says:

    I’ve advocated a ‘hope for wins, but realize losses are coming’ approach. It satisfies both my desire for wins, and my desire for a good draft position.

    Well, tonight I have to get on the tank wagon. I’ve got Ryan Miller in my pool (now in the playoffs) and my opposition has Price.

    Let’s go Sabres! πŸ™

  41. HabinBurlington says:

    Duncan Keith with an elbow to head of Daniel Sedin, Mr. Shanahan with some video work to do.

  42. athanor says:

    Surely, Boone, that’s Buffalo 22-0-2 when leading.
    Remember the dreaded blown leads.
    edit: On the bright side, they are 21-0-0 when leading after three.

  43. durocher says:

    Who is NHL ready of the 2012 draft prospects?

  44. danhabsfan says:

    Just got in…. what have I been missing????
    How are Les Boys playing?

  45. JF says:

    If there’s one thing I hope for next season, it’s that whoever coaches the Habs abandons the dump-and-chase approach. We spend our whole time chasing the puck, dumping it in, then wheeling back to defend against another Sabre onslaught. We create absolutely nothing in the way of offence. The way the team is playing tonight is pathetic – no offence, no pressure, nothing. I absolutely can’t watch.

  46. HardHabits says:

    weber campoli and kaberle

    wreak limp boner debacle

  47. 69HABS says:

    Please, please, please Mr. Roy come back to Montreal and coach the Canadiens!

  48. Habfan10912 says:

    Yes, let’s reward Weber’s stellar play with some PP time. Ugh.

  49. Mavid says:

    time for some chips…

  50. HabinBurlington says:

    Okay I just want to see a patented Markov back door powerplay goal before the season ends!!

  51. habs001 says:

    Eller has run out of steam…overall the forward lineup that is playing today is one of the weakest in the league…

  52. D-man says:

    How do I change my avatar?

  53. HabinBurlington says:

    What a lazy line change there to cause the offside, Canada Post would do well sponsoring this team tonight.

  54. mrhabby says:

    Preseason hockey 6 months early.

  55. Adidess says:

    Hi guys, have missed most of the game… How are the boys doing?

    Kinda feel weird to be asking this while on the tankwagon, but the inexplicable thing is you still want them to do well (meaning well enough to lse with dignity, but not win). This tanking thing is really not as easy as it sounds…

  56. Bertuzzi says:

    On the bright side, after watching this lifeless team all season, playoff hockey is going to be great. Go Vancouver!

  57. Mavid says:

    cannot beg, borrow, steal, or buy a friggen goal

  58. HabFab says:

    Someone please pour Boone another drink…he still has another period to endure.

  59. Habfan10912 says:

    In this season of many disappointments, none is larger to me then Weber. He clearly is not an NHL capable player. After last seasons playoffs he had me fooled. I’d suck as a scout.

  60. petefleet says:

    English internet feed anyone?


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

    ***Habs Forever***

  61. L Elle says:

    Don’t worry, next season, Roy will punch Weber in the face until he starts playing well. πŸ˜‰

    (Not a bad idea, actually)

  62. HNS says:

    These guys are beyond harsh. Wow. Suck City.

  63. D-man says:

    can one of you guys tell me how to add a profile pic

  64. HabinBurlington says:

    Hard to believe Nokia was a first round draft selection.

  65. habs001 says:

    The sad part is we have people in charge who think weber can play d in the nhl…

  66. JIMVINNY says:

    They need to change that rule so that it’s not automatic with a bouncing puck.

  67. HabinBurlington says:

    Watching the Habs tonight and the last two Leafs games, that final game of the season will be EPIC….

  68. Bill says:

    I’m really looking forward to next year with DD, Max, Cole, Pleks, Eller, Gionta, Subban, Markov, Gorges, Emelin, and Price.

    Oh, and plus the six other forwards and two D they need.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  69. HardHabits says:

    These Habs are hard wired to not Tankβ„’ the talk during interviews but they sure Tankβ„’ the walk when they play.

  70. Habbu says:

    Not enough players who play with that aura of “pissedoffedness”
    Whereas we have plenty of it.

  71. boing007 says:

    Mike Boone:
    Can I switch to Vancouver-Chicago now?

    Be my guest. I just did.

    Richard R

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