Liveblog: California split


The Canadiens take three of a possible six points on their west-coast swing.
Solid effort in L.A.
Cancel the order for for Fire JM tee shirts.


  1. Habsolutely says:

    Kings are running Pricey like crazy. I understand it’s the only way you’re gonna beat him when he’s playing like he is, but it still pisses me off.

  2. JasonM says:

    How many times has Price been run at tonight?

  3. Chuck says:

    Hands off our goalie.

  4. I hate Dustin Penner. Reminds me of LaUseless. (Props to Shiloh for that name)

  5. Bill says:

    Price shaken up there? Or just taking a breather?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  6. AceMagnum says:

    I’m at the game. Can you see me?

  7. Bill says:

    I can’t see the Habs keeping Leblanc, can you? What for? Let him play on a top line in Hamilton instead of grinding away on the 4th in Montreal after Pacioretty comes back.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  8. Habbu says:

    Playing with a lot more confidence than what we have seen in weeks.

  9. Wayne says:

    Is that Beiber over the P.A. saying “Go Kings Go”?

  10. Habsolutely says:

    that “go kings go” chant they play is uber annoying.

  11. HabinBurlington says:

    Maybe Cammy should have his mom come to a few more games rest of the season.

  12. Habsolutely says:

    Damnit! these damn afternoon games cut into my dog walking schedule. and I was gonna make a spaghetti tonight, but this has thrown my schedule way off!!

  13. RC-51 says:

    Why is Gorges playing 1st unit/any PPmins and Weber and his shot sitting on the bench? Way to go JM! Coach of the year? Ya RIGHT!!

  14. twilighthours says:

    There seemed to be a fair bit of mugging on that shift

  15. punkster says:

    Only a matter of time and the PP will start to click if they keep up that intensity.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  16. NLhabsfan says:

    No call on covering hand with the puck… What are the refs looking at

  17. JIMVINNY says:

    Good PP, but they’re not doing anything exceptional. Just maintaining possession.

  18. Wayne says:

    Subban can’t pinch to save his life.

  19. Stuck_in_To. says:

    AK is on fire this afternoon.

  20. Habsolutely says:

    AK looking sharp on the PP.

  21. AceMagnum says:

    Leblanc rules!!

    Mike Boone is just okay

  22. punkster says:

    Cole is going to have to chip in to the rookie dinner. He missed 3 clear opportunities to sew this game up.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  23. Habsolutely says:

    It’s a good thing that ref called that goalie interference, or I would have thrown something at my tv costing me big bucks.

  24. JIMVINNY says:

    Geez. That was blatant.

  25. NLhabsfan says:

    B… S…

  26. HabinBurlington says:

    Finally they called goalie interference

  27. Chuck says:

    Darche in alone. Yup.

  28. Higman says:

    gonna miss seeing Leblanc for the Dogs games, but even happier that he’ll be replacing Gomez :p

    When the tough gets going, the laughs start flowing. Like Price said, “Chill.”

  29. HabinBurlington says:

    JM feeling the AK love today, double shifting AK

  30. JIMVINNY says:

    That’s why Cammy doesn’t pass. He sucks at it.

  31. idle says:

    Cole was too fast for his own good

  32. Habsolutely says:

    How the heck was that not tripping on Cole?

  33. idle says:

    What the hell is Zico?

  34. Trisomy 21 says:

    Let’s keep our heads cool. Leblanc got an assist but it didn’t set up the goal. I’m a fan too but he’s not winning puck battles, getting great chances or for that matter making plays. He needs time to develop. He’s not failing but he’s not top 6 caliber yet, he will be, just not right now

  35. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …Larry, Louis & Kostitsyn = sunshine
    …better than a weekend in Maui
    …well ? …almost

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

    • SLYDER says:

      nail on the head – or my head anyway

      i like that as a 2nd or 3rd line once Max is back

      Cole – DD – Max
      Gionta – Pleks – Cammy
      AK46 – Eller – LL
      White – Nokia – Moen

  36. keepthefaith says:

    Hahahahh. Kid has one assist and people want to trade Pleks? The average Hockey IQ in this forum is quite low

  37. scrowe21 says:

    Will PG trade Gionta? or will the fact that hes wearing the C keep him around longer than he deserves..

    Gio is almost as useless as Gomez. Actually maybe even more useless, atleast Gomez is good at gaining the offensive zone….and then passing it to the other team.

  38. HabinBurlington says:

    So if the Habs hang on in 3rd which forward comes out of the lineup? Darche anyone anyone Darche?

  39. Everlasting1 says:

    Seriously, what are these sticks made of? Particle board?

    Thus sayeth the Lord, “Destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks.” Amos 2:9

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

  40. Trisomy 21 says:

    Richards has a dingleberry, how the hell am i supposed to take him seriously like that?

  41. idle says:

    Anyone listening to this interview with Mike Richards and thinking why so many free agents have passed on Montreal?

    • Trisomy 21 says:

      What’s there to wonder? he basically said it himself, he can relax at the beach and not get hassled by rabid fans. He doesn’t have to live and play under the microscope, he doesn’t have to answer the same stupid questions and get hassled by hundreds of cameras.
      I remember watching Your Canadiens and Eller was donating blood some some douche tells him he should score more goals. I’d get sick of that shit too

      • twilighthours says:

        Truth. My few ( but good) NHL connections are clear about it: while these guys all work hard and want to win, they much prefer to live in relative anonymity (and warmth). Thats why TB, fla, la, Phoenix are desirable places.

        • HabinBurlington says:

          Well playing for the panthers and phoenix generally means you don’t are about winning. I don’t doubt what your connections tell you though.

          • Habsolutely says:

            check the standings. Panthers are winning, and they have better attendance than winnipeg. and believe me, living here is nice, especially if you’re getting paid milions to do so.

          • Trisomy 21 says:

            but Win has a limited arena size, I think it has the smallest capacity

    • HabinBurlington says:

      I am sure Richards is hating the nightlife in L.A. as well.

    • SLYDER says:

      did you see the clips of LA before the interview started?

      take a look at the feature cabbie did on his house in LA – id be THRILLED to be in his position

  42. 24 Cups says:

    I don’t think you can ask for more than that considering it’s our third game in four nights on the road. Great game so far. Just like in SJ, there’s no quit in these guys.

    If I had one wish it would be that Cammy or Gionta could put the game away for us. We definitely need one more.

    You really have to love Carey Price’s play. Without him, we would be well on our way to HardHabits tank rebuild.

    • SLYDER says:

      scored the first goal in all three games so far

      blew it in anaheim

      blew it 3 TIMES in SJ

      hopefully tonight is a different story

      but FOUR blown leads does not equal “no quit”

  43. Mavid says:

    sssshhhh everyone PJ is talking…I am on the edge of my seat…oh what will he say next…

    second place is just the first loser

  44. Habfan10912 says:

    What has happens to Gionta? Hasn’t played well all year.

  45. brandonhab19 says:

    Leblanc, Eller, and Kostitsyn is a great line….
    Or leblanc and eller are great and its just working out. one of the two.

  46. ogilthorpe says:

    Wow!!! Cole gets a penalty cause the other guy’s stick is made out of a toothpick????

  47. karatekid says:

    Anyone else think we should keep Leblanc over Palushaj?

    Come for Habs, Stay for Weird

  48. Trisomy 21 says:

    If Cartman from Southpark doesn’t get the fans pumped what will? American teams love that corny shit, I remember Carolina repeatedly playing sound bite from The Simpsons during the All Star game.

    • Everlasting1 says:

      I think that’s hilarious! Cartman’s Go Kings Go! lol It’s original. Their soundbites rock too.

      Thus sayeth the Lord, “Destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks.” Amos 2:9

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

  49. Habsolutely says:

    Pricey’s a stud.
    Carry on.

  50. AceMagnum says:

    Eller number one center
    Leblanc number two center
    Desharnais number three

    Bye Plekanec Gomez

    Free money good future

  51. Timo says:

    Defensive shell all the way from now on. Should be a great period.

  52. badbalance says:

    He just tapped te stick a bit and it shattered into 10000 pieces

  53. Trisomy 21 says:

    Cole gets about 10 slashes moving the puck up the ice and then they call him for slashing… stupid

  54. JasonM says:

    Funny, the Ref didn’t call that earlier this period when it happened to Gionta.

  55. NLhabsfan says:

    NEW NHL break a stick call a penalty… Stupid

  56. Tis Himself says:

    Sissy stick call!

  57. JIMVINNY says:

    FFS, two in a row to Cole. Though the first one was total BS.

  58. Danno says:

    The Count just said Tabarnak!


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

  59. danhabsfan says:

    Anyone having trouble with this site, or just me?

  60. badbalance says:


  61. Taipei 101 says:

    Is anyone else sick of Camma-lamey half trying for the puck?

  62. twocents says:

    So I remember numerous posters saying Emelin was dud after his first few games.

  63. Timo says:

    Ok, all caught up now. Did you guys miss me?

  64. Tis Himself says:

    Habs miss Gomez!

  65. JIMVINNY says:

    Totally on Gill. It’s his job to tie the man in front up, specifically so tips like that don’t happen.

  66. Chuck says:

    Nice tip.

    And Cole owes them one.

  67. Mavid says:

    ug…and Galley can hardly contain himself…that makes it even worse

    second place is just the first loser

  68. Habsolutely says:

    figures it would take a dirty, ugly, flukey goal to beat Pricey.

  69. HabinBurlington says:

    Whats with the two idiot fans behind the L.A. bench in Flyer jerseys?

    Guess i shouldn’t say idiots, but why where flyer jersey to a hab/la game.

  70. Chuck says:

    What are there 2 Flyer fans sitting behind the Kings’ bench? Can’t read a calendar?

  71. PrimeTime says:

    So much for JM trying to ring in younger players. BTW, is the Boone Jinx just a cover for his pessimim??

  72. sampson12 says:

    I remember when SK74 made a seemingly impossible no look pass cross-ice to Grabovski for a beauty goal. I was so excited about the future of those guys. It got me off my seat. Hopefully things unfold differently with this crop of youngsters.

  73. Mavid says:

    the French Great Dane..with Tits? yea lame I know…maybe i will come up with something better later

    second place is just the first loser

  74. JIMVINNY says:

    That is a terrible call. Cole was trying to get to the puck carrier, and Brown was between them. If anything, Brown was the one interfering. Cole was basically penalized for being stronger.

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