Liveblog: Canadiens beat Islanders 5-3


The Canadiens blew a two-goal lead … again.
But Petteri Nokelainen, of all people, beat Al Montoya with one the Islanders’ goalie should have stopped.
Hal Gill added an empty-netter.


  1. TomNickle says:

    I have never seen Michael Cammalleri play this poorly.

    The silver lining is that he really can’t be any worse than he’s been this season.

  2. HardHabits says:

    It’s like watching a comedy of errors out there.

    This is horrible hockey. There’s nothing to this. It’s as bland as it comes. No passion. No oomph. Nothing. Nada.

    Watching two teams stumble there way where one eventually bumbles its way into a win.

    RDS just said this is an entertaining game too. Hilarious.

  3. Rad says:

    No denying that Kaberle is an excellent quarterback.

  4. Bill says:

    Kaberle is just awesome on the PP, so many good plays.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  5. JIMVINNY says:

    Hilarious. a two many men that isn’t against the habs.

  6. Danno says:

    Hey that can’t be right.

    I thought JM had a monopoly on those TMM penalties.


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

  7. gohabsjoe says:

    Pleks is gonna pop one on the PP

  8. Da Hema says:

    Did Plekanec blast that shot into Gill’s arse?

  9. gohabsjoe says:

    Big saves

  10. JIMVINNY says:


  11. Rad says:

    Big Hal needs to sit out a game or 2.

  12. TOP DAWG says:

    PP back to normal

    “If you’re not the TOP DAWG, the view never changes”

  13. sheds88 says:

    Erik Cole is a Beauty ! if you looked up the definition of power forward, you’d find Cole and a picture of him with the stache. That guy brings it every night and often creates his own scoring chances. PG’s best move by far !

  14. JohnBellyful says:

    MonDieu! Darche

  15. gohabsjoe says:

    Maybe they wanna rest Emelin seeing it’s is first NHL season. Make sure he doesn’t run out of gas in April.

  16. Your Mom says:

    Is it just me or have PK and Cammy been really dissapointing this year??

  17. Habsolutely says:

    no matter how well the habs play in the first two periods, I’m so acclimated to them sucking in the third that I can’t get too excited. πŸ˜‰

  18. JIMVINNY says:

    Refs need to start calling things like that.

  19. Rad says:

    Time for # 22 to set up a goal.

  20. Sotxhabsfan says:

    Nokia is bowling for goalies!

  21. he scores says:

    Too bad they change lines when the puck is deep that there is sustained forechecking…

    Skate, shoot and score.

  22. JIMVINNY says:

    Rolston’s shot is still unreal.

  23. Chrisadiens says:

    What happened to Moen? Haven’t seen him in a while?

    Chrisadiens and HabFan10912, one of the few father son tandems on HIO.

  24. TOP DAWG says:

    Habs have to off load Cammy in the summer

    “If you’re not the TOP DAWG, the view never changes”

  25. JIMVINNY says:

    PK’s best rush in weeks.

  26. The Pickle says:

    If the Habs let Kostitsyn walk, look out. This guy is unbelievable and would rip the league apart on a team where he could play with top offensive players under a different coach.

  27. Da Hema says:

    Mathieu “The St. Laurent Express” Darche.

  28. JohnBellyful says:

    Mathieu “Teacher’s Pet” Darche. πŸ™‚

  29. Da Hema says:

    Mathieu “The St. Laurent Assassin” Darche.

  30. Da Hema says:

    Mathieu “The Secret Weapon” Darche.

  31. Psycho29 says:

    What’s wrong with that Kaberle guy?? We score two goals and he only gets one assist???????? πŸ™‚

  32. slapshot777 says:

    The Habs have to keep using their speed.Seems like every time the Habs score the next shift they get trialled in their own zone. They need to keep using their speed.

  33. Da Hema says:

    Mathieu “The Flying Frenchman” Darche.

  34. HabinBurlington says:

    Islanders have over 460 less PIM’s in their lineup this year from last with deletion of 2 players

  35. HardHabits says:

    National Concussion League

  36. Everlasting1 says:

    That goal solidifies Darche’s status..
    Delete in 3..2..1..

    “For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the Gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the LORD.” Exodus 12:12

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

  37. Danno says:

    I never TIRE of Mathieu Darche’s play


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

  38. TomNickle says:

    Looks like Ryan Murray has made the WJHC roster, that is a serious blow to Nathan Beaulieu’s chances of getting onto the squad.

  39. habs001 says:

    subban seems to be falling a lot..his skating and balance have taken a step back from last year..

    • Danno says:

      He’s got a touch of Pouliot-itis


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

    • Rob D says:

      Have to believe it’s an equipment issue. He wasn’t doing the Pouliot pratfalls last year. New contract to wear different skates or something?
      I remember a story about Rod Laver in his latter years accepting a contract to play with a particularily crappy racquet. He told the tale of coming to the net at breaks and his fellow competitor’s berating him for playing with such a piece of needed the money!

  40. PrimeTime says:

    We are definately going to have a Defenseman controversy in the coming weeks. Nice problem to have for a change.

    Bold Prediction: The “I’m Smarter than PG and JM Fanatics” will freak no matter what they do!!

  41. Nine1one says:

    If it comes down to AK or Gorges in the offseason, who do you sign?

    I personally go with AK, harder to replace. Better Player.

  42. Castor says:

    Great, Darche scored. Now JM will put him on the PP for the next two years.

  43. JIMVINNY says:

    There a joke somewhere around the Habs first goal, involving AK cashing… two czechs…. I just can’t quite find it.

  44. Habsolutely says:

    2 goals in the first period??? Is this a dream..?? I’ll take it. yee-hah

  45. mr_jmac says:

    AK needs to play with Plekanec.

    Cole-DD-Max Pac

    That is a winning line-up

  46. HabinBurlington says:

    Are we showcasing Campoli or Darche tonight?

  47. TOP DAWG says:

    Time for Cammy & Pleks to score a goal. C’mon girls

    “If you’re not the TOP DAWG, the view never changes”

  48. JIMVINNY says:

    The refs aren’t calling much tonight. Couple early calls made me think they were going to call a tight game, but not so.

  49. Habster says:

    Subban should be on with Gill .. thats where he started to shine last year .. and he needs to get his ‘ in your face’ attitude back ..who cares what guys like M Richards thinks

  50. TomThompson says:

    They seem to be playing quite physically tonight…making up for the absence of Emelin?

  51. HabinBurlington says:

    Is PK using a different curve stick this year? He fans on puck much more this year,

  52. TOP DAWG says:

    Gill’s shot couldn’t break the foam targets on the practice net

    “If you’re not the TOP DAWG, the view never changes”

  53. andykirstein says:

    “Camiesque” ????
    6 goals for 6 million dollars!!!
    Trade him while he still has some value

  54. Da Hema says:

    There’s only one plausible explanation for Darche’s goal: Montoya was so shocked Darche’s shot actually hit the net that temporarily his mind just blew. There cannot be any other explanation….

  55. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    @Habsolutely IM NOT CRAPPING! lol I just saw a good play by Kaberle that was encouraging. im hoping Campoli can play to his potential and stay on this team.

  56. Sotxhabsfan says:

    I see PK is in the spirit of Christmas. He’s giving pucks away…

  57. badbalance says:

    If u dont wanna listen to islanders stream go to

  58. HabinBurlington says:

    really good save by Price there

  59. TomThompson says:

    What the devil. This RDS stream I’m watching is about 30 seconds behind…there were comments saying darche had scored, when the score was still 1-1.

  60. habsperspective says:

    Darche a-la Cammiesque!

  61. punkster says:

    Mathieu “The Boom of Doom” Darche!

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  62. t1tan5 says:

    Ouch. Shades of Aebischer there.

  63. Sotxhabsfan says:

    Holy crap!!! Did DARCHE just score?

  64. tehmat says:

    Wtf darche? Scoring streak 2 games lol

  65. Bill says:

    Darche the sniper πŸ˜‰

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  66. HabinBurlington says:

    Put that guy on the PowerPlay what a shot

  67. JIMVINNY says:

    Hamonic just corkscrewed Eller right in front of the ref, who didn’t even blink.

  68. Sotxhabsfan says:

    This Islander feed is gonna be tough to listen to. “Kostitchin with the goal” Ugh!

  69. Mattee. says:

    long live AK!

  70. Habster says:

    Habs soft in their own end

  71. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    Why is everyone hailing Campoli? Kaberle set that up… Seriously.

  72. PrimeTime says:

    AK and Campy erase the PK error.

  73. Danno says:

    You can’t stop a Turbo-charged Belarusian Tank


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

  74. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    Not tryin to rabble rouse, but did anyone notice Kaberle playin some PRETTY good D that lead to the turn up ice and the goal?

  75. JIMVINNY says:

    Great hustle by Campoli. He made that goal happen.

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