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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.
What the hell happened to #2 ranked Notre Dame last night? They got bombed 9-2 by unranked Northeastern University. Habs prospect Steve Quailer had three assists.
Boone is a joke. Said a loss against the Ducks was the beginning of the end. Media lead perception but never “realism”
Boone is more or less the reason you have the freedom to even say something that… would you rather talk to yourself in your mommy’s basement while you watch these games? Or do you like the vent forum Booner allows us?
Shaddup and get real.
Jack Edwards sucks chowdah chunks
If you don’t like Boone, then delete your account. This isn’t complicated.
Oh I get it … to have an account we need to agree with everything he says … you’re an idiot
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Good to see JM giving Lablanc more ice time….. But when Patches comes back this kid needs to go back to Hamilton for more seasoning….
Real Hab fans know how to spell the players’ names.
Jack Edwards sucks chowdah chunks
Cut him some slack, he’s a chimp…a smoking chimp at that.
Speaking as a hippo, I am jealous of the opposable thumb. Without it, one cannot smoke. Lucky chimps….
oppps sorry teacher!!!!!!
Sometimes you watch this team and they look pretty decent. But the truth comes out over time and they really aren’t a competitive team right now. I watch the odd game just to watch Eller, Subban, Price and today..Leblanc. The rest won’t be around when they are ready to contend for the division.
Cole missed about 3 chances to score tonight. Nice player, no finish? NO, he’ll be OK. but he’s got to start burying them as CAmmy looks like he’s joining Gionta in the “take a year” off club. Along with Markov who will probably never play for them again. You heard it here first.. I think they’d be better just to tell him to take the year off..He’s a very good player but he isn’t going to get them to the playoffs anyway. Only Price can do that..and wow…this is one of the best games I’ve ever seen him play. That first period was awesome..He just took it over and let the Kings know the puck stops…right here.
PG has only given the scribes 3 interviews this year? He’s a putz but he’s safe. Time to fire Pearn again if things get dicey..lol
I hate watching a pop gun offense but that’s what we have. Nail biters right down to the final whistle where we hope Price can stand on his head. And right now..he can.
So today’s game was fiction? I thought pre-season was over. I am very confused now.
“Along with Markov who will probably never play for them again. You heard it here first.”
Scrap your ‘wheel’ idea. Someone beat you to that too.
Hey look! A win and ….500 posts.
1200 + when the Habs lose, but 500 when they win.
HIO, Negativity Central.
Nice road win after a frustrating week.
Chippy, gritty, and at times ugly.
Watched Diaz to see why is Martin playing the hell out of him. 24min21secs today. He makes a lot of quick decisions in his zone with and without the puck. He can’t hit worth crap, but he knew how to check effectively against most LA Kings I saw him up against. +1 in a 2-1 game. Only Gorges, who had a gritty game, played more.
I think the time of day has something to do with it also but yeah I see your point
Yet…yet…he’ll be vilified here later tonight and tomorrow for being useless in the eyes of some. As will JM for playing him so much. But then as we all know JM ruins the kids.
Mr Positive – “He can’t hit worth crap”
Yup. I am positive that Diaz can’t hit worth crap. He does many other things well, though. 🙂
I am not a big Diaz fan but he was really good today. As for the comments, enjoy the fact that after today´s game most of the first ten ALN comments tomorrow won´t be by Timo, ManApart and the Retro clown.
I have noticed that too. This must create a dilemma for Boone. On the one hand, a loss ruins his buzz. On the other, high post counts mean more money, which means Boone can purchase more hashish. Poor guy.
Solid road game.
If there was a way, I’d try to get Beauchemin from Anaheim. He’s got a bit of size, he’s a local and a former Hab, and he’d help the PP. I’d make that move in a heartbeat.
I’d also send Gomer for reconditioning in the minors. The Dogs need some help and Gomer needs to find a way to score. If he fails to light it up, I bury him there and use the cash. Do it now PG. Do it now.
Unfortunately for us, Ottaw and Washington play each other so we won’t keep our 8th place position past tonight.
25 before 14
Gutsy team win. 3 points out of a possible 6 on this road trip.
I’ll take that any time. The Habs are hovering near a playoff
spot. Considering this team’s problems, I’m actually hopeful
about this team making the playoffs once the injured return.
Go Habs Go!
Alright Boston, this is the only time all year I want you to win! And please make it a regulation game!
I will still keep the shirt, Boone….If it weren’t for Price early in the game we wouldn’t have had a sniff of a W…
Yes, I’m a Hab fan..Wanna fight about it?
Rafa Diaz with 24:21 TOI… more than Subban’s 21:02
*Scratching my Head*
Cammy has an awesome house in LA. i guess his shoulder must be injured because he’s shying away from contact and missing easy chances. AK46 is a beast. Great game for him today. Hard, tough and no stupid dives etc….Sign him now….none of this waiting BS. Every other team can do it.
Jeez… the race is so tight in the East… the best one can hope for out of tonight’s games is that none go to OT… No matter what happens the habs will lose the 8th spot they are currently holding.
Any chance Gauthier learned something from this road trip? More specifically take a page out of the Duck’s book and fire JM after a win?
What a gritty, grindy, chippy kind of game. And the Habs win a nail-biter. Carey Price is God! And that is why we have 2 big points
“Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”
That damn Carey Price! If we didn’t have him, we would be picking first overall in drafts!
PK needs a trip to the press box. Could’ve cost us the game with his icing while on the power play and his non-call slash with time running out. WTF.
“Hate Bruins like a sickness”
You then can also send Gill to the pressbox for being awfully slow, Gionta and Cammalleri for not scoring, Cole for his penalties…
Whatever, AK really deserves a lot of credit. He´s been consistent this season and if it wasn´t for 10 games he´s missed, be would easily be our third, maybe second best scorer. What an assist, what a goal!
…I’m only a Habs’ Fan, and international hockey fan (when Canada is involved) …so don’t follow other NHL teams …but I hear all this love and lust for Our Habs to acquire this Anze Kopitar dude
…big ? yes …BUT I don’t see what all the frenzy is about
Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
Maybe its the 73 and 81 points in the past two years?
Also PP production.
Or the fact he’s 6’3″ and 220 lbs.
…..My empire is crumbling, my international sponsors are deserting me, my authority is questioned, I am held in contempt wherever I go.
Who am I: Barak Obama or Gary Bettman.
Can it be?
It’s tentative though. 5 other teams have games in hand and can pass the Habs if they win games.
Till Ottawa, Washington, and NJ play.
Maybe they’ll all lose…
Scratch that. Ottawa plays Washington.
They can’t both lose…
Right back in 10th, 3 point games certainly help.
Darn it… guess I have to root for the Booins tonight… or would I feel better simply cheering against the Leafs?
I´ll be watching the Washington game but the Booins will make the playoffs anyway, so it´s better if the Leafs lose.
Not me. I’ll cheer for the Leafs in regulation. Regardless of some expert opinion here the Laffs and their stars can’t sustain their early season numbers so robbing the Bruins of a couple of points will help us. Then there’s the physical factors. Would like to see a tough, hard hitting, heavy hurting game between these two tonight with lots of injuries, suspensions and the like.
I like Burkie and Ron Wilson so GO LEAFS GO! The only team I can honestly say that I hate are the Flyers.
Well…uh, OK…but you can stand over in that corner, way over there. You like the B&W show? No accounting for some people’s taste I suppose. I’ll cheer with you but don’t look at me or try to high five me or anything. 😉
Google a pic of Chara lifting the cup and then tell me you’re cheering for the Bs.
Only 3 points behind the Laffs in the standings.
But we’re still horrible and they’re amazing according to the media.
25 before 14
Exactly what I said yesterday.
I am okay with the first two stars but the third one has to go to Boone for his penis comment.
The time keeper’s two “mistakes” gave the home team their time-out they’d used up…an obvious home ice advantage.
What a gutsy effort by the Habs. Subban almost lost it twice in the last minute of play, but we hung on to prevail. Beat Columbus next game and we’re right back in it.
Molsons better start saving some coin to pay Carey. He’s basically the heart of the franchise right now.
Well it was fun. My two favorite teams giving us a good battle, this would be my dream finals.
Carey is great. Now I’m gonna enjoy the weather and city.
Anyone know a good strip club in L.A.? Preferably one where I won’t get shot
Just follow the Hab’s Rookies when they get out of the dressing room.
Plan the parade!!!
you’ll be the guy in the tank
Building block. It’s a building block.
I used to love lego..
this foolishness when a player breaks the other players stick a penalty is called is bs. If they add ten oz to the stick it wouldn’t happen. Just because a players chooses to use a stick with no weight or strength he gets a call if it breaks. I say it is BS!
The league is in a bad spot with the new sticks. There’s no way a ref can judge, without a details inspection of the stick at a crime lab after the fact, if it broke because of a forceful hit, or because these sticks breaks easy (even more easily if they have a chip in them), so they just call them all.
They’d rather have more goal-scoring, and players with broken sticks don’t score, and teams (most of them, anyway) with powerplays, do.
The refs totally blew the call on LA, but like the whole incident with Price against the Penguins in overtime, the angle just wasn’t right.
And the Jacques Martin job-security program keeps chugging along
I think it would keep on no matter the outcome of this trip.
Great win! Slightly tempers the Markov news today.
What was the Markov news today?
Oh crap, don’t anyone tell him, please. Bad enough he thinks a win and a good game is “a bore”. He’ll blow a gasket when he hears the news.
Haha… just read it. A big meh from me. As long as Gomez is alright we will be just fine. Afterall, we’ve been without Markov for what now… a year?
I don’t care how they did it, they did it. That was an entertaining game with the end right result. Can’t ask for more than that.
Finally…..no need for a bender
Ugliest .500 road trip ever?
Oh thank god it’s over. What a bore.
Totally should have been a called on Subban there.
Can’t say we got a gimmie there.
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Guy running the clock gives them the time out that they didn’t have.
These new sticks are shit and have become far too involved in changing the flow to a game. Can I get a KOHO here?
Consistently crap both ways.
Yep. People always accuse the officials of partiality when it is generally their incompetence that is the problem.
I agree, I’ve never believed they’re partial, they just suck
All of this started from PK taking that stupid icing.
Boy, got away with one there.
Hey! what the hey Pk..
“Emelin’s the real deal.”
Really? Icing the puck while on a PP?
Icing? Oh, PK…
PULL Price and push for the insurance goal!
Is Brown LA’s pick or did he come from somewhere?
Kings 1st rounder
LOL. Gio just knocked Kopitar down….
Not sure what injury PK has been nursing , but hope it isn’t bad back, cuz his back will be feeling that.
Watch how he handles the puck. He’s hurting.
Thought he has looked off today wasn’t sure if he was gassed or hurting.
Hopefully he can last until Gomez comes back. Then we’ll be covered and PK can take some time off to heal
Love it… commentators can see Cammy’s penalty right away but when PK is dumped from behind they are all befuddled as to what is being called …
take one for the team Pk!
That was pure idiocy.
I guess Eller is an idiot and should be suspended for doing that same play behind the net in the first?
THANKS JUSTIN LOL
Subban took a good one…that’s should be 4 minutes
The stadium is pumping!!
and there it is
second place is just the first loser
eeesh – questionable at best – and questionable is never a good call this late in a tight game
What a poor call!!!
Where was the penalty..?
Bettman dialed it in
There it is… The ridiculous penalty call late in a game.
How in the world is that hooking?
looks like PK has had enough of them touching Price…good on him..
See… and they say JM is boring.
3 Habs behind the net, puck alone in the slot. They almost NEVER go to the next or create traffic. It’s been like that for years.
I spent 2 hrs at a kids xmas party today… it was more entertaining than this game.
Then don’t watch it.
does this mean you’re a clown in real life Timo?
And I would hope his own child is more entertaining than a hockey game.
Put on your giant penis outfit to entertain the kiddies?
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Nice! No need for him to dress up.
Maybe from now on you should spend more time at kids parties instead of here.
Cammy’s had a decent game. Habs have to get his mom to all of them.
Thought they had turned the corner with the PP…………nope not yet
“Give a guy time and they will score.” any hockey coach or player.
Unless your Michael Cammalleri
Gionta is awful.
Desharnaise is great
take your drink to the end of the bar buddy…come on now, don’t be a fool…
What the heck has happened to Weber
Maybe Jessica gave JM a call.
Diaz happened to Weber
No net presence on this team.
Why is there never a pass in the middle?
Gorges on the power-play … he’s great in every other situation, but the PP is just kryptonite to this guy.
Full Breezer 4 Life
Really liked emelin’s reaction there. Would have gone berserk if price needed him to. This kid is growing on me.
Excellent passes on the PP by Kostitsyn
Hate the 1 man forecheck…
Price gets nailed!!! HAVE to score on this PP
Well that was scary. You can kiss the season goodbye if Price ever gets hurt.
The very thought is frightening, Danno. 🙁
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