Liveblog: Canadiens mount comeback, blow lead, lose 5-3


The Canadiens’ league-leading penalty-kill did not have a good night.
Jamie McBain’s PP goal capped a Carolina comeback in the third period.

Big night for Eric Staal: Two goals, including a shortie.

Kirk Muller and Jaro Spacek leave the Bell Centre laughing.


  1. Adidess says:

    No more need to be ambivalent about the rest of the season. If you can’t manage to win against the worst team in your conference when you need it, how on earth will you win another 18 games out the last 25? Just start unloading veterans by tomorrow please!

  2. chartraw27 says:

    They weren’t ready to play. Wonder if they were looking past the Canes towards Boston. Games like this are why they are in the position they are in. How many games have they lost to fellow bottom feeding teams this year? Kaberle! WTF! Just awful. Eller is a beast! He is only going to get better. What happened to Gomez and Kostitsyn? Were they injured or just sucking?
    Onto the Bruins. Better be ready or it will be ugly

  3. The Gonk says:

    Did I mention how much I hate Kirk Muller? Not one iota. Tough loss to take nevertheless. No doubt that scum team in Beantown is licking its chops to finish whatever faint flicker we have. I hate losing period, even if losing may have its dividends.

  4. habs17 says:

    This team is done, we can’t keep a 3rd period lead againts the Carolina Hurricanes we dont deserve the playoffs
    I support Scott Gomez

  5. Seps says:

    Why oh why is Gomez on the 2nd PP
    oh how oh how can that be
    Why oh why is Gomez on the 2nd PP
    Please send out dear Eller for me
    Sennnnd out, sennnd out…

    Aw, forget it, its hopeless, the gomez bug got Cunneyworth while JM was coaching

  6. ZimHabwe says:

    Look, we are are about 6th in our conference in goal scoring. But for the number of goals we’ve scored, we’ve allowed the same number. Therefore the issue is not offense. It’s somewhere in the back.

  7. piper says:

    I’d really like to not see Kaberle on this deam come trade deadline, along with Campoli.

  8. alfieturcotte says:


    How he could possibly have thought Kaberle and his contract were assets is inexcusable.

    His other pick up, Bourque, is a complete softy. I cannot beleive his non Cole like work ethic.

    What a joke of a GM we have. Wait for it all, we will get hosed come the trade deadline.

  9. Chuck says:

    Oh well, reload for Boston!

  10. Nightshine says:

    Well, the post game won’t be as good. Night all, until Wednesday evening.

  11. mtlny says:

    Kirk just said FU PG

  12. mb says:

    21st blown lead of the season.

  13. SmartDog says:

    Kaberle is a difference maker on this team.

    Listen to the Smart Dog. He knows his poop!

  14. This team blows leads like no tomorrow.. sigh

  15. punkster says:

    Oh well, beat the Bruins and we’re back in business.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  16. habs17 says:


    I support Scott Gomez

  17. chanchilla says:

    oh man, 2 mins left, 4 on 4, alright get darche out there.

  18. smiler2729 says:

    And Plackanack loses another important faceoff…

    Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are pukes.

  19. HNS says:

    Is it too late to get Halak back?

  20. habsfan0 says:

    Just how bad are the Leafs?

  21. FlyingFrenchie says:

    Get rid of Gauthier & Gainey…
    This team will never be reborn
    until a cleansing takes place.
    Unfortunately the ownership
    lacks the intelligence and fortitude
    to do what it takes.

  22. Nightshine says:

    Ahhhhhhh mannnnnnnn

    They needed this game.

  23. English is not a Crime says:

    Geez, get a grip

  24. The Dude says:

    Good game …now we’re POOCHED!

  25. mtlny says:

    A f- n time out

  26. RockinRey says:

    They were outhustled at a couple of points! They have to get some more balance in scoring. But exciting game and the very end and in the middle.

    If you bring up White and Schultz at least use White.

  27. manu07 says:

    These 3rd period meltdowns have killed us all season.

  28. habs-fan-84 says:

    and yet another game in which we lose where at one point we had the lead. How many is that? 17, 18? Just think had we managed to hold the lead and win even half those games. Sigh…

  29. Habbu says:

    That effin’ SH goal…

  30. Hali_Hab says:

    Thanks Kaberle !!!

  31. temekuhabs says:

    That’s the way to lose to a last place team (where we will end up) here comes the losing streak

  32. JIMVINNY says:

    The f*cking refs got their wish. Go screw yourselves.

  33. Pucknut says:

    Staal beats Cole

  34. Trisomy 21 says:

    Kaberle blows his coverage, then misses the gaping net. But he can move the puck around when we have the man advantage.

  35. joshbenn says:

    terrible third period and no effort for 40 minutes

  36. smiler2729 says:

    I hear a fat lady singing in the distance…

    Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are pukes.

  37. JasonM says:

    Thank you Kaberle for being the end of us.

  38. L Elle says:

    Staal, what a bitch

  39. mtlny says:

    It s over Johnny

  40. He’s not the only one who’s pissed. Just got on board and this is what I see? Yech!

    Promote the Youth, Support From The Veterans and Remember the Heritage!

  41. smiler2729 says:

    Pleks missing another important open net

    Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are pukes.

  42. SmartDog says:

    That Eller’s a competitor. Hmmmm… who to put out there at the last minute… Eller… or Gomez… hmmmm….

    Listen to the Smart Dog. He knows his poop!

  43. Habbu says:

    Grumpiness has returned to the house….with a vengeance I might add

  44. JIMVINNY says:

    How we don’t come out of that with a PP is a travesty.

  45. smiler2729 says:

    Pleks not winning another important faceoff

    Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are pukes.

  46. mtlny says:

    Price should be on the point

  47. RockinRey says:

    Are there two more predictable players than Kabs and Gomez.Shoot the puck and PK get a shot on net!

  48. manu07 says:

    We need a Miracle.

  49. TomThompson says:

    People are reacting ridiculously. WOW. Games go back and forth, Montreal is NOT playing that poorly (except for that shorthanded goal).

  50. habsfan0 says:

    Pull Price now

  51. Vintage PK… I like that! What is he, 38 years old?

    Promote the Youth, Support From The Veterans and Remember the Heritage!

  52. Trisomy 21 says:

    Palushaj is captain one move going around the net like that

  53. joshbenn says:

    too little too late

  54. Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades and herpes. Enjoy your drinks gents!

    Promote the Youth, Support From The Veterans and Remember the Heritage!

  55. Habbu says:

    All that & not one shot

  56. Malreg says:

    Desharnais doing his best Gomez impression and refusing to freaking shoot!!!

  57. SmartDog says:

    I like Cunneyworth. But to have Gomez out there at the end of a 1-goal game on a power play makes me think he’s at least part idiot.

    Listen to the Smart Dog. He knows his poop!

    • Marc10 says:

      I know AK is in his dog house but it makes no sense to have Gomez on and to sit a big winger for Pleks.

      That’s just insane. Someone on the press corp has to ask him WTF. Gomez is less of a player than Paloosh and LL.

      Oh well… Staal played one game this year and… it was this one. Back on the tank wagon? We’ll find out in Boston but my hopes are not high with Gomer and Kabs leading the way.

  58. Captain aHab says:

    Desharnais had two clear shot opportunities…he needs to trust himself a bit more.

    McGuire for GM!
    Roy for Coach!
    Sh*t for Brains!

  59. Danno says:

    Trying to be too fancy


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

  60. JIMVINNY says:

    DD has to shoot at some point.

  61. mtlny says:

    Someone shoot!!!

  62. Adidess says:

    Is this Gomez I see out there. Ok Gomez has compromising pictures of somebody!!!

  63. showey47 says:

    too many passes

  64. smiler2729 says:

    Son of Mr. Bean Kaberle… puke!

    Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are pukes.

  65. joshbenn says:

    out of all the people on the powerplay gomez??????????????????//

  66. alwayssunny says:

    can’t even score 5 goals to win a game. sad. oh well, we’ll get them next time

  67. Captain aHab says:

    Kaberle doing his Gomez impersonation.

    McGuire for GM!
    Roy for Coach!
    Sh*t for Brains!

  68. habsfan0 says:

    Kaberle scores on PP

  69. TomThompson says:

    WTF first shot on the PP is of GOMEZ???

  70. mtlny says:

    Only 4 teams have less wins

  71. Marc10 says:

    The season’s on the line here.

    Come on DD. We need this one.

  72. manu07 says:

    Bandwagon is a terrible term…we all want the Habs to win. Just at the same time we would like a high draft pick. Lol. Confused is more accurate.

  73. HabsInHamilton says:

    This is it! Keep Kaberlame off the ice!!!

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