Liveblog: Tough loss


Your Montreal Canadiens blew a 3-1 lead and lost 4-3.
Marc-André Bergeron and Vincent Lecavalier scored third-period goals, and the Canadiens were beaten for the 14th time in a game they led.
Mathieu Garon was spectacular.
Carey Price wasn’t.

The loss dropped the Canadiuens into 12th place in the Eastern Conference … and Carolina is getting close.

MORNING SKATE AUDIO: Randy Cunneyworth | Hal Gill | Josh Gorges | Raphael Diaz | Martin St. Louis | Mathieu Garon | Tom Pyatt


  1. JasonM says:

    Don’t blame the Refs people.

    Blame these guys for ONCE AGAIN not doing what NEEDS TO BE DONE IN THE 3RD PERIOD to finish off the other team.

  2. twilighthours says:



  3. Toe Blake says:

    Put the “tank” back on the tracks. Beat the Sens and feelin’ kinda’ sporty? You must be joking. This team sucksssssssssssssssss!

  4. SlovakHab says:

    Nice game, boys!
    Good to see how much you want it, against a depleted defense!!

  5. VancouverHab says:

    Yep: bad bad by Cole.

  6. Jim Edson says:

    Couple of softies!

    Vintage bad Price, on his knees before the shot!

    I though he outgrew that!

    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.

  7. Bill says:

    No review for that one. TB has dominated since gut-check time unfortunately …

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  8. gumper says:

    “Game in the balance.” Scales have tipped.

  9. Propwash says:


    Being negative has its advantages,
    you’re never disappointed.

  10. HabinBurlington says:

    I’m putting the blame on Boone jinxing us with the comment about feeling better entering the 3rd with RC than JM.

  11. Mavid says:

    i was gonna say why the hell do people pound on the glass…gotta be one of the stupidest things i have ever seen

    second place is just the first loser

  12. Big Bird says:

    Moen is -3 this game and Subban is -2. Pick it up Les Boys…

  13. idle says:

    So were giving up two goal leads a result of Martin’s sitting back system or a result of the players on this team not being able to close out games?

  14. gumper says:

    Ref blew the whistle about ten times on that debacle in front of the net. Wonder what would have happened if the puck subsequently trickled in.

  15. Mondou6 says:

    So when the referee blows the whistle now, what exactly does that mean? Apparently, anything that happens after the whistle still counts, so why should either team stop when they hear the whistle?

  16. Toe Blake says:

    The Candiens should just throw in the towel on competing in the NHL. They are no better than a group of reenactors in early July in Southern Pennsylvania wearing Confederate uniforms trying to revive spirits at Gettysburg!

  17. Muckbringer says:

    fn carey…

    “he does these things not because they are easy!!!!”

  18. Propwash says:

    I’d call the 2nd goal soft, the 3rd one, judging by Pricey’s reaction, he didn’t see it coming until it was basically past him.

    Being negative has its advantages,
    you’re never disappointed.

  19. Bill says:

    Now THAT was a nice save, Carey!

    EDIT: hey, shouldn’t someone be covering those guys in the GD slot??

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  20. Trisomy 21 says:

    Gee I’m so proud to be cheering for the same team as the ape in the front row wearing number 79 hammering on the glass whenever the puck is near him.

  21. showey47 says:

    maxpac missing that point blank chance before they tied it up looks pretty big now.

  22. Bill says:

    Garon has made some great saves, I don’t like it.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  23. durocher says:

    Scott Stevens would be proud of 74

  24. Bobcat Bob says:

    Bobcat Bob
    What absolute bull#%$ – The Habs better win this game or they should play it under protest. Chris Lee could not ref a pee wee game properly. When is the league going to smarten up????

  25. Big Bird says:

    I really like that defence man Emelin…

  26. ffenliv says:

    What a beauty of a hit by Emelin. Boom!

  27. HabinBurlington says:

    Emelin just loves to crush people.

  28. durocher says:

    Surprised Toronto didn’t review that hand pass call

  29. Habfan4lfe says:

    How was that a goal and not high stick? Why did Price twitch on the shot. Seemed to me it was redirected by a high stick. That makes no sense. Something smells bad on that goal.

  30. Habsolutely says:

    if this happens Saturday night you guys will hear me screaming obscenities on your TV’s.

  31. Bill says:

    Looking frustrated, not sure that’s the right attitude … they need to focus and get the next goal. Carey needs to tighten it up … could’ve had both of those last two Toronto goals.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  32. HabinBurlington says:

    Would be nice to see AK/Plex get something going

  33. Bertuzzi says:

    Ah, good. They don’t have the lead anymore. Price should be solid now.

  34. Toe Blake says:

    Just get the miserable loser point and move on, er I mean tank!

  35. Bill says:

    This will tell us what they’ve got. Whole lot of adversity this year and this is the time to make your stand! Come on Habs!! Keep cool and get it done.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  36. petefleet says:

    MTL 3 TOR (war room ) 2

    Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

    ***Habs Forever***

  37. twilighthours says:

    You know, I’ve stopped caring about this team for this year. But a game like this really gets me hot under the collar. Habs getting jobbed.


  38. idle says:

    It’s a Mab Mab world…

  39. JIMVINNY says:

    Screwed by T.O. twice in one game. Unreal.

  40. JohnBellyful says:

    Quelle surprise (or something like that)

  41. durocher says:

    Way to defend there, Cammy. Block it with your hand or take one for the team. Don’t duck like a guy who has two toiletry bags.

  42. Mavid says:

    of course

    second place is just the first loser

  43. RGM says:

    If St. Louis touches the puck and it’s over his head, it’s still good because he’s too short to reach the crossbar.

    GO HABS GO! 2011-12 is probably not our year!
    Chat with me on Twitter @TheRealRGM81

  44. Bill says:

    Two reviews, two good goals, so sayeth Toronto!

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  45. Propwash says:

    Sure….why not.

    Being negative has its advantages,
    you’re never disappointed.

  46. Bill says:

    Already a goal far as ESPN Scorecenter app is concerned.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  47. Rainrocket16 says:

    Let’s see what the RC Habs are made of now!

  48. ffenliv says:

    Anyone got a link to the other reviewed goal? I’ve been watching Canada vs. How-Many-Can-We-Score, and missed the first and second lightning goals.

  49. J Dub says:

    I think this one is a high stick.

  50. Danno says:

    Time for the make up call

    That was a high stick for sure


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

  51. JasonM says:

    Stick was well over his head when he deflected it.

  52. twilighthours says:

    Ugly goal. Price needs that one.


  53. Propwash says:

    Reviewing again…..means it’ll count.

    Being negative has its advantages,
    you’re never disappointed.

  54. Big Bird says:

    And of course it WILL be a good goal – right? Le Sigh.

  55. Mark C says:

    The league and refs got what they wanted.

  56. Trisomy 21 says:

    This review is just to please the Habs fans

  57. Bill says:

    Ooohh softie

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  58. durocher says:

    Perhaps LL should have gone off after his stick broke — that was a long shift for him

  59. JIMVINNY says:

    Now that BS goal hurts even more.

  60. HabinBurlington says:


  61. Propwash says:

    Deflected, frig.

    Being negative has its advantages,
    you’re never disappointed.

  62. Big Bird says:

    When was the last time the Canadiens had 3 players on the Canadian WJC team with Beaulieu, Bournival and Gallagher? The last time I can remember they had more than 1 player on the team was Price and Chipchura.

  63. VancouverHab says:

    For we polloi, why is it a “priority” to get Campoli out of Montreal? Why the urgency?

  64. deuce6 says:

    OK, WTF is with the officiating in this league? Does one have a different set of rules than the next? How many times were we burned on an exact same play only to get an explanation that totally is contradicting to the one we got tonight? Hypocrites, to say the least..

    The refs simply make up the rules as they go along…

    Cue the Benny Hill music again:

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

    • Muckbringer says:

      and no one has to answer to it. give it 10yrs and it will be called NHEL. if not now, then in whispers…JOKE!!

      Conan: Almost 20 years of pitiless cumber! No rest, no sleep like other men. And yet the spring wind blows, Subotai. Have you ever felt such a wind?
      Subotai: They blow where I live too. In the north of every man’s heart.
      Conan: It’s never too late, Subotai.
      Subotai: No. It would only lead me back here another day. In even worse company.
      Conan: For us, there is no spring. Just the wind that smells fresh before the storm.

  65. habsfanforever7631 says:

    Waw what a game going on!
    Is it me or is there less wissles then normal.
    The Habs are def a dif hockey team!
    Great forth line!
    Did any habs prospects score today in the Canada game?
    Go Habs Go!

  66. naweed235 says:

    In case some have not seen this: (A. P. Renaud Lavoie)

    1) Markov to meet his doctor next week to get the green light to start skating
    2) White will likely go down to Hamilton in order to get back in shape!

  67. novahab says:

    I can’t believe what I am reading. Are you kidding me a good goal. How many times over the years this has happen to us. No GD way can you pick and choose a quick whistle. A whistle is a whistle no F&^% goal fired that idoit.

  68. badbalance says:

    Maybe Habs management could get an explanation for the goal from the NHL after the game.

  69. Big Bird says:

    Our team will persevere in spite of the officiating.

  70. Beaulieu got an assist on Canada’s 7th goal.

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