Liveblog: Canadiens hand Devils first loss


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There were 38 seconds left in overtime when Andrei Markov scored on a Canadiens power-play to secure a hard-fought 4-3 win.
The Canadiuens had blown a 3-1 third-period lead.
It was Markov’s fourth goal of the young season.

The Devils came into the Bell Centre as the only undefeated team in the Eastern Conference.

Martin Brodeur had given up only three goals through his first three starts.

BIG win.

What a difference a year makes:

It took the Canadiens 10 starts to secure their third win last season.


  1. HardHabits says:

    Markov. Elite defence man. And DD redeems his game.

    • The Jackal says:

      Now that we can agree on! Woo!

      “PK Subban is an integral part of the team, a hard-working player who is extremely talented, and part of any bright future the Habs may strive for.” – Gunnery Captain Obvious & Brigadier General Knowledge.

  2. Les Canayens says:

    eat my shorts Martin Brodeur en marde

  3. Habbu says:

    Did Gallant draw that up?

  4. frontenac1 says:


  5. windycity says:

    nice PP! Gutsy play by Markov

  6. Habilis says:

    Markov rocks the casbaugh.

  7. habsfaninboston says:


  8. ZepFan2 says:


    Ka is a wheel.

    For Your Life

  9. HabinBurlington says:

    In Markov I Trust!

  10. HabFanSince72 says:


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

  11. Boomer says:

    Great play by Bourque as well!!

  12. windycity says:


  13. Propwash says:



  14. Rudy says:


  15. Rooster says:

    Gally has been the best hab tonight he has to get some pp time here..

  16. otter649 says:


  17. Cole’s signature play — love that guy!

    Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”

  18. jctremblay says:

    for the love of all that is the faceoff

  19. Mavid says:

    I guess so..get off the ice..jerk

  20. HabinBurlington says:

    Wow, patented power move by cole

  21. L Elle says:

    Vintage Cole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. windycity says:

    I wanna see Moe, Armstrong and White for the shootout. Would be comical

  23. HabFanSince72 says:

    When did Hab fans become such idiots? Booing Kovalchuk? Why?

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

  24. Stormin says:

    Galchenyuk and Bourque 2 best Habs tonight

  25. Propwash says:

    Hey, a SOG for Bourque!


  26. windycity says:

    smart play by Gally, nice shot by Bourque

  27. windycity says:

    smary play by Gally, nice shot by Bourque

  28. HabinBurlington says:

    nice shift by chuck and borque,

  29. windycity says:

    3 posts by the Devils now. Bourque should see how Kovy slowed it down

  30. HabinBurlington says:

    Yikes bad pinch by markov.

  31. Mondou6 says:

    MaxPac being out for a month is going to stick a fork in this season.

  32. Habbu says:

    DD has to be hurt?

  33. Even with no points tonight, Markov is just perfect. Calm, steady and excellent.

    Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”

  34. Rudy says:

    A 3-1 lead in the 3rd blown. I forgot how frustrating this was last year

  35. 25insight says:

    Anyone think Bourque had time to fake a shot and cross over to Brodeur’s right side?

  36. Propwash says:

    A point at least. Gotta get what you can take.


  37. L Elle says:

    Bork deserves a goal. Working hard out there.

    Marc Denis says he violently broke his stick on the boards during first period after a miss. Passion.

    Oh and 1 point!

  38. Stormin says:

    Yakupov just slid by my house again

  39. HardHabits says:

    Desharnais is sucking out there. I think his NHL shelf life will be short. Think Stéphan Lebeau.

  40. Habbu says:

    Just hit the net please…..

  41. Carta-Hab says:

    Bourque! Can’t buy a goal tonight

  42. jctremblay says:

    B had the winner on his stick..darn

  43. Boomer says:

    ah man i hate when guys miss the net when they’re alone in front like that

  44. habsfaninboston says:

    Hands of stone Bork.

  45. topher5468 says:

    Bourque and Cole are pissing me off

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

  46. Gotta feel for Bourque on that one… He keeps working like this though, and the goals will come.

    Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”

  47. Propwash says:

    Shooter tutor for Bourque next practice?


  48. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Missing Kaberle out there. If I were a scout like PG, I would start working on a trade for a man that important.

  49. windycity says:

    Clarkson can play hockey, too bad he’s not a Hab. Crap, Bourque you gotta bury that!

  50. windycity says:

    we really need a mean SOB on our back-end. Really hope Tinordi keeps developing and gets meaner

  51. jols101 says:

    Man, which ever forward line is on when Markov/Emelin are on sure must enjoy the game much more. Clean, crisp passes in transition all the time.

  52. JayK-47 says:

    Seems everybody is getting their first goal with Galchenyuk. Maybe the whole team should just cycle on his wing?

  53. windycity says:

    chico resch is starting to annoy me. Not as much as that idiot Jackass in Boston or the Florida Panther guys, esp. Lindsay, but irritating me nonetheless. Probably just because game going south

  54. Stormin says:

    The Gionta parents are getting there wish

  55. Mondou6 says:

    The Devils play the Bruins next, you just know they are going to lay down and lose that game, after pulling this one out of their derriere against us.

  56. Habbu says:

    I was hoping not to see blown leads this year………”misty water coloured memories of the way we were”

  57. The Dude says:

    Price , Cole and Gorges =over 15 million per… didn’t look it last goal

  58. HabFanSince72 says:

    Eller should have had a pen there.

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

  59. HardHabits says:

    There is no guaranteed point here. One of these teams could get zero points tonight. Next goal is huge. No duh eh!!!! 😉

  60. topher5468 says:

    NO, this is our building, if this year is to be different than last year, we can’t blow a 2 goal lead. Especially a third period 2 goal lead. Win this efin game in regulation

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

  61. Boomer says:

    If it goes to shootout… Both Gally’s and Eller please

  62. jctremblay says:

    OT..Mr. Boone
    The twin Galleys score in shootout..we win!
    I can dream.

  63. Stormin says:

    Is that Tony Soprano behind New Jersey’s bench

  64. Mondou6 says:

    I really thought we were going to win tonight.

    Totally blown game.

  65. Stormin says:

    At 3-1, i heard some ole ole ole, that song should be banned until the game is over and we have won.

  66. Boomer says:

    A well deserved point for us but not for NJ… #Fluke goals

  67. WhatUp says:

    can’t protect a 3rd period lead – i seem to remember…ah never mind

  68. JayK-47 says:

    ohhhh, maybe we see the Gally’s in their first shoot out tonight?

  69. SouthOttawaHabFan says:

    It’s last years habs all over again, blown leads here, there, everywhere, turning tv off…….;

    • Strummer says:

      SouthOttawaHabFanJANUARY 27, 2013 AT 8:24 PM
      It’s last years habs all over again, blown leads here, there, everywhere, turning tv off…….;

      Oh ye of little faith
      “It’s just an opinion – I could be wrong”

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