Liveblog: The CH juggernaut

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After a scoreless first period, the Canadiens blew a tight game open with two goals in 57 seconds .
With the Canadiens enjoying a two-man advantage, Tomas Plekanec opened the scoring on a nice pass by Andrei Markov.
Then, still on the PP, Markov converted a Max Pacioretty feed to make it 2-0.
Most dangerous lead in hockey?
Not tonight.
Great work by Rene Bourque produced a goal for linemate Brian Gionta.
Then with less than two minutes left in the period, Josh Gorges, of all people, blew one past Michal Neuvirth, who was being screened by the giant body of David Desharnais.

Raphael Diaz continued his fine play with two assists.

For the second straight game, Max Pacioretty had a couple helpers.

649 Comments

  1. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    No shutout. Oh Crabb!

  2. habsfan0 says:

    Leafs beat Penguins,then blow 2 goal lead to Islanders,losing 6-3.

    All is right in the world.

  3. HabinBurlington says:

    Leafs down 6-3 now, for those of us living in Ontario!

  4. HabFanSince72 says:

    Why does Prust get 2?


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

  5. frontenac1 says:

    Atta boy Prust!!

  6. Mavid says:

    oooh I like Prust…

  7. Propwash says:

    Looked like a draw to me…

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  8. Harditya says:

    YES PRUST! LOVE IT
    Habs not to be pushed around baby

  9. Propwash says:

    Cole rings one…c’mon man, you’ll get it in!

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  10. HabinBurlington says:

    Very nifty play by Cole and Deharnais, too bad cole hit post. Goal would help him alot probably.

  11. Mattyleg says:

    Gah!
    Post for Cole!!

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  12. HabFanSince72 says:

    Adam Oates looks like a cross between Gordon Gecko and Patrick Bateman (American Psycho).


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

  13. Bigdawg says:

    white draws the penalty!

  14. ponyboy says:

    Agreed. Price is settling the whole team down. Great leadership.

  15. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Price is really steady this year. There is a player who is growing. The goals are fun, and a bit of a novelty, but the steady goaltending is impressive.

  16. Bripro says:

    Solid play all around.
    Next game however, I’d replace White with Eller.

  17. Harditya says:

    That right there, is the reason why I don’t miss Hamrlik. That happened against Boston in the playoffs as well. It was overtime I believe.

  18. Blondie says:

    Some good PK work by Armdog.

  19. Danno says:

    Smells like CHicken Wings

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

  20. HabFanSince72 says:

    Ovie needs to leave Washington.


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

  21. jols101 says:

    Man, Bourque is playing great, even solid on the pk.

  22. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    I think it might be easier to like Ribeiro than it is to post now.

  23. JF says:

    We scored more goals on the Caps in that one period than we scored n the whole of last season.

  24. CCL says:

    I still say if we had Eller centering the 4th line. we would have four potential scoring lines. I like white don’t get me wrong. but I think Eller has more up side to him. maybe MT has White there for toughness. it’s a tough situation to be in. having to sit Eller with the two Gally’s playing so well.

  25. jols101 says:

    Not going to find a bigger fan of Galchenyuk then me but it would be better to send him back to Sarnia and play a ton then stay up and sit on the bench. Plus we don’t waste a year of his ELC. Let Eller come back in the lineup and sit on the bench.

  26. Mattyleg says:

    This is BS.
    I came here to watch a Habs game, not this pack of impostors…

    Not even a decent Too-Many-Men penalty.

    pffft.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  27. Propwash says:

    Once PK signs, the back end will be that much better.

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  28. topher5468 says:

    Rangers lost or traded a bunch of core guys, Anisimov, Dubinski, Prust, Fedotanko, My Ranger fan freinds say they really miss Prust.

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

  29. StevieM61 says:

    some great sage earlier in the day said “team with the best goaltender and defense will win”
    I bow down…….

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  30. D Mex says:

    Anyone know of a free video feed that works on iPad ?

    ALWAYS Habs –
    D Mex

  31. HabinBurlington says:

    Amazing how with all this Habs love and joy, the damn server here can wipe it all out. Perhaps HI/O is setting us up, announcement to follow how for 4.99 per month we can get a better server.

  32. HabinBurlington says:

    Have to start to think Gio/Bourque/Plex is soon to be considered #1 line on this squad.

    • neumann103 says:

      Start?

      “Et le but!”

    • savethepuck says:

      I think it may mean teams will start putting their best checking line against them instead of the DD line tho. Maybe it will open up some ice for them though. I’d like to see them get things gelling.
      “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
      Carey Price

  33. Danno says:

    HIO has the Gomez of servers

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

  34. Sakus Evil Twin says:

    Cole AND DD without a shot on net? Really?

    No answers, just opinions. Bite me. Och.

  35. neumann103 says:

    Okay, I just got in.

    Did I miss anything?

    “Et le but!”

  36. Danno says:

    The Stanley Cup parade will follow its usual route

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

  37. HabFanSince72 says:

    The Caps have never been the same since we beat them in the playoffs. They have PTSD from that.


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

  38. Mattyleg says:

    WOW!

    Just got my New Favourite HI/O Server Message:

    “The following error was encountered:

    Zero Sized Reply

    Squid did not receive any data for this request.

    Your cache administrator is root.”

    Poor Squid! Gotta get in touch with Root, put some sides on that reply!

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  39. twilighthours says:

    Observations:

    1) you guys have probably noticed this, but uh… That Markov guy has been pretty damn good so far this year,

    2) Bork!

    3) I will admit it: I was wrong about Diaz. In the last two games he has looked like a legitimate top 4 D. Really nice.

  40. Ghosts of the Forum says:

    Guess we’re gonna have to start lumping Diaz in with Streit instead of Weber ’round here…

  41. HabinBurlington says:

    When is the last time team scored 4 and gave up none in one period? Great period indeed.

  42. topher5468 says:

    Islanders 3 Leafs 3.

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

  43. Marc10 says:

    The announcer, in the tomb that used to be the Verizon Center, is making a mess of names.

    Francis Bogans
    Josh Gorgeous
    Max Pax-ioretty

    Can’t wait to hear what this guy makes of Galchenyuk.

  44. Sakus Evil Twin says:

    I would suggest that Mike Greens stylist is to blame for the Caps woes.

    No answers, just opinions. Bite me. Och.

  45. TorontoHabsFan says:

    Playing around with a radio app – what’s the French language channel that broadcasts Habs games?

  46. HABSGUARDIANANGEL says:

    ovechekin traded to montreal you heard it here first

  47. twilighthours says:

    Are the habs this good or caps this bad?

  48. saku1133 says:

    Is it time to call it quits for mr. Armstrong? After a couple games, I’ve seen enough. Toronto knew what they were doing…..next!

  49. Stormin says:

    JUST IN: PK offers Habs to play for same salary as last year,

  50. HabFanSince72 says:

    We kinda knew it all along – the problem was no Markov.


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

  51. Rob Maguire says:

    Who is this team, and what did they do with the Montreal Canadiens?

  52. Blondie says:

    Way to go Josh! Damn, we’re looking good.

  53. Sakus Evil Twin says:

    Yep. The Habs got what I came to see…

    No answers, just opinions. Bite me. Och.

  54. Danno says:

    The dagger!

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

  55. Mattyleg says:

    Now Gorges is scoring.
    What is this, Crazyupsidedownworld?

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  56. Whoo, the Habs are on fire tonight!

  57. habsfaninboston says:

    Gorgeous!

  58. Propwash says:

    GOOOOOOORGES!!!!!!!

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  59. HabinBurlington says:

    Wow, Gorges, this is something else!

  60. Sakus Evil Twin says:

    That was a soft penalty awarded against White…

    No answers, just opinions. Bite me. Och.

  61. habsfan0 says:

    I know the Gazette is cutting back in all departments including IT, but utilizing FORTRAN or COBOL for computer programming is a bit archaic.

  62. HabinBurlington says:

    and the leafs blow 2 goal lead, now tied 3-3

  63. HabinBurlington says:

    Great work by Emelin!

  64. Vinny Red says:

    When is the last time we had a goal/game player this late in the season? Mary’s playing great!

  65. Danno says:

    Therien look of disgust

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

  66. HabinBurlington says:

    Dumb penalty by White, need a kill here, can’t give momentum away.

  67. silversnake says:

    White again! Stay disciplined !

  68. Propwash says:

    Does White have a target on his back for the refs?

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  69. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Gallagher is impressive.

    Diaz too. And I would have traded him for almost any hulking shot blocker. Oops.

  70. Marc10 says:

    Diaz is taking full advantage of PK’s holiday. Starting to slot nicely into the PP specialist role.

    Adieu Yannick Webber. I hope you enjoy Long Island with your big brother…

  71. Danno says:

    PK. Let’s make a deal.

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  72. Propwash says:

    CAR-EY!!!!!

    Hopefully Cole gets out of the funk sooner than later…

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  73. lavie says:

    Therrien 2.0, fun to watch! :)

  74. Sakus Evil Twin says:

    Price? Are you kidding me? No rebound on that?

    No answers, just opinions. Bite me. Och.


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