Liveblog: GOMEZ!!!

The drought is over.
On a power play 9:50 into the third period, Scott Gomez scored his first goal in 369 days.
And for the first time since late October, your Montreal Canadiens have won three games in a row.

MORNING SKATE AUDIO: Raphael Diaz | Travis Moen | Max PaciorettyFrans Nielsen | Mark Streit

There might be something to this lucky tuque …

But it wasn’t easy.

Two late Islanders’ goals turned the game into a nailbiter.

Hat trick for Max Pacioretty.

798 Comments

  1. topher5468 says:

    Yes, I feel honored to say i was there for Gomez’s Goal, However, it was a good win but the habs constantly turned the puck over and if not for price, this would have been another loss.

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

  2. boing007 says:

    As far as Tim Thomas is concerned, if you can’t take it, don’t dish it out.

    Richard R

  3. otter649 says:

    Now that Mr Gomez has broken his goal scoring slump (after 53 games) – The next forward with the longest slump is George Parros who last scored on Feb 05 2011 & a scoreless streak of 56 gp although the paychecks are a bit different. Lets Go George……

  4. Mark C says:

    Stamkos, Kessel, Malkin. Only players with more even strength goals than Max P.

  5. dre1744 says:

    Habs need to trade Gomez right now his value has never been higher!!!!!!

  6. Ian Cobb says:

    NEWS FLASH!!
    To all the 2011 Summiteers.
    I received this thank you note to-day from the Canadiens Children’s Foundation.

    By next season’s 2012 Summit, HIO Fans will have donated over $10,000.00 to Children’s Charity. We sure are a fantastic community of hockey fans. Great work everyone!

    Dear Mr. Cobb,

    On behalf of the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation I would like to thank you and your wonderful HIO Fan Group for your generous donation.
    Sorry for not getting back to you sooner.

    Best regards
    Sylvie Nadeau

    Coordonnatrice, Dons et administration – Fondation des Canadiens pour l’enfance
    Coordinator, Donations and Administration – Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation
    Canadiens de Montréal

  7. The Jackal says:

    Undefeated when Gomez scores… and people wanna get rid of him?!

  8. piper says:

    Noticed TSN showed all goal replays but the high stick goal.

    • habs178 says:

      ME TOO! I kept tyring to show my son that the goal was CLEARLY high sticked, and it never came up. They don’t wanna show it, cuz they know it should’ve been disallowed. And why did it only take 2 seconds to review? I KNEW they were going to call it a good goal….they are the Habs after all.

      “To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder”
      ~ Louis L’Amour
      I’ve got the faith!

    • jedimyrmidon says:

      No surprise. They didn’t even seriously review the goal in TO, practically just handed it to the Islanders.

      • Les Canayens says:

        Think they should relocate the goal review video room to somewhere neutral, like Las Vegas.

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        ❝ I can’t really hear what Jeremy says, because I’ve got my two Stanley Cup rings plugging my ears.❞

  9. L Elle says:

    From Islanders Blog:

    “Montreal 4 (EN), Islanders 2: Price Shuts Door, Even Scott Gomez Scores” LOL

  10. piper says:

    I hope this recent success doesnt stop us from dealing the UFAs and others (Kabarle) if possible. It should increase their value.

  11. Bill says:

    Halak allowed three goals on twelve shots, was pulled, Elliot shut the door the rest of the way and the Blues came back to win in SO.

    Somebody had to say it.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  12. habs001 says:

    to become cup contenders this team needs to upgrade players like moen and ak46..they have good points but we need better and more consistent players than they are..

  13. HardHabits says:

    Gomez trending seriously on Twitter.

  14. Thomas Le Fan says:

    Yowsers! I couldn’t watch it there at the end. I thought the stick was definitely too high on the first goal, then Streit scores and I thought oh noes, this doesn’t look good! Good for Patch, getting the trick! Gomez was pretty cool about his first goal in a year. Acted like it was something he’d done before. I hope this opens the flood gates and I hope it spoils ” the tankers” night. Go Habs!

  15. savethepuck says:

    That’s 3 in a row, bring on T O. Pricey was outstanding tonight, he deserved to be leaving the rink with a 30+ save shutout but the win is more important to him. He stood on his head the first 2 periods or the Habs may not of even been in the game. Great game by MaxP, only needs 8 more in 27 games to reach 30. The Gomez clocks can stop, he finally got one on a nice shot.

    “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
    Carey Price

  16. otter649 says:

    A few Montreal bars have to pay off in shooters thanks to Gomez finally scoring a goal…….

  17. HabinBurlington says:

    World Peace is possible!

  18. RGM says:

    That first goal for the Isles was total BS. Referees did not even want to go upstairs and that call was so quick I wonder if they actually dropped the dime or not. Totally robbed Price of a shutout on a bogus call.

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    “Scott Gomez, a potential Hall of Fame player, has two Stanley Cup rings and a Calder Trophy that says ‘I’m a player whom any authentic NHL coach will rely on to fix a game problem.’” – VancouverHab

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  19. ogilthorpe says:

    YEAH.. Gomez scored… Trade him while he’s hot:):):)

  20. Sal says:

    Anybody else notice that the Leafs have one of the worst PKs in the league, and, all of a sudden, they are going “games in a row”, NO penalties. Hmmmmmmmmm!!!
    Sal from the Hammer

    • jedimyrmidon says:

      The most hilarious is the media is measuring the Leafs’ PK success in time, i.e., it’s been x amount of games since they’ve let in a PP goal. I bet that time corresponds almost exactly to the game where they’ve only had 1 or 2 kills per game. Of course, they’re doing better than before, but it’s laughable that the media paints such a rosy picture of it.

  21. habsfan0 says:

    I’m not the type of person to say: “I told you so..” but..

    “Scott Gomez will score a goal against the Islanders tonight.

    Remember where you read it first.”

  22. Mattyleg says:

    Man, Mario Tremblay is such an effing DOUCHE.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  23. Chuck says:

    Poor Max. A hat trick, and he’s not even the story of the game. :)

  24. Price gets his 20th win of the season. Would be nice to see him get 30.

  25. Mavid says:

    Gomez scores..Max gets a hatty..now if those stupid sens would lose my night will be complete

  26. Gomez. The winning goal!

    Well deserved!

    see my blog at http://noroomatthedump.blogspot.com/

  27. The Gonk says:

    If Markov comes back, Gionta does too, Blunden gets health and we win next 25 games in a row, we could be a serious threat as the 8th seed. The Rangers and/or Bruins or Penguins or the Soviet Red Army or whatever is hovering in 1st should (nay must!) be worried.

  28. Bill says:

    Still cheesed about that 1st Isles goal.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  29. punkster says:

    Whew…
    But that was a high stick and should not have been allowed. Check your PVRs and you’ll agree.

    Could care less about the late goals. The important things are first, the W… second, Gomez dumps the monkey…third, the Loafs lose.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  30. boing007 says:

    Chapeau à MaxPac.

    Richard R

  31. matt jordan says:

    Canadiens need to trade Gomez now while his value is high

  32. 24moreCups says:

    So Max got the hat trick!

  33. P-Habby says:

    A Gomez goal, on a power play, and the Canadiens don’t blow a lead in the third – amazing!!!

  34. Just A Guy says:

    GWG!

    Gomez winning goal.

  35. Habsrule1 says:

    Gomez with the winner!

    Go Habs Go!!

    “Fans are great, but the quickest way to start losing is to listen to them.” – Sam Pollock

  36. Storm Man says:

    Next up the dirty leafs….

  37. HAT TRICK FOR MAX PAC – IT COUNTS!

  38. Chuck says:

    Can’t blame Gomez for the missed coverage on that second goal. He already had a busy night.

  39. The Gonk says:

    Awesome officiating! Cole is a hypnotist.

  40. Danno says:

    Pacioretty hatty!

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

  41. Mattyleg says:

    Zing!
    Hatty!!

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  42. Mad Habber says:

    Yeah scoreboard says 4-2

  43. Bill says:

    Wow, from shut-out to two goals, thanks Pierre Houde.

    Though the first one should not have counted.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  44. Rob D says:

    close..but no cigar, Islanders…

  45. Stuck_in_To. says:

    Is he allowed to stand in the crease?

  46. HabFanSince72 says:

    And Gomez blows coverage

    Come on he scored a goal. He’s done.


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

  47. 24moreCups says:

    Empty netter for Pacs?

  48. Trisomy 21 says:

    What?! how does that goal get allowed? I call BS…. they sure came to a quick decision on that despite definitely looking to be above the crossbar.

  49. Les Canayens says:

    Islanders’ goal song louder than the actual crowd.

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    ❝ I can’t really hear what Jeremy says, because I’ve got my two Stanley Cup rings plugging my ears.❞

  50. Mad Habber says:

    Carey let them so Gomez would have the winner..lol

  51. Rob D says:

    This is the real Habs showing up now..lol..

  52. JimBob says:

    Pucker factor, gentlemen…Pucker factor…

  53. t1tan5 says:

    Great job clearing the front of the net.

  54. punkster says:

    Oh my…

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  55. HabinBurlington says:

    Oh noooo

  56. kempie says:

    I’ll say it again: Better use Pacioretty in the shootout!

  57. 21272andme says:

    gomez with the game winner.

  58. Bertuzzi says:

    Gomez gets the game winner.

  59. habs-fan-84 says:

    seems about right…

  60. pH-Habs says:

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFffffffffffffff……….

  61. 24moreCups says:

    Don’t blow it now boys!

  62. Mattyleg says:

    Woah.
    Woahwoahwoah.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  63. danhabsfan says:

    This can’t be happening

  64. HabFanSince72 says:

    Oh Oh.


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

  65. joeybarrie says:

    if its the crossbar. That’s a bs call. Cause there was no way that was even or under the bar. If its his shoulders, then it’s fair. I don’t know the rule.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  66. Bill says:

    ??? Should’ve been no goal.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  67. HabFanSince72 says:

    Looked high.


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

  68. Chuck says:

    Wow… they blew that one.

  69. Les Canayens says:

    Hahaha Islanders homer commentator said “that’s below the shoulder it’s alright” before being corrected by his colleague.

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    ❝ I can’t really hear what Jeremy says, because I’ve got my two Stanley Cup rings plugging my ears.❞

  70. danhabsfan says:

    That seems to be too high.
    Near his shoulder, and he’s much taller than the net

  71. habs-fan-84 says:

    sigh…Eller and his penalties…

  72. Mavid says:

    yea sure take a look…

  73. punkster says:

    This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. Gomez stock has never been higher. Trade him now.

    DO IT PG!!!!

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  74. Danno says:

    Damn you Pierre Houde!

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

  75. Chuck says:

    High stick. No doubt.


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