Liveblog: A 4-1 loss, and last-place Canadiens move on to Florida

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POSTGAME AUDIO: Carey Price | Rene Bourque

The Canadiens ride their black cloud south to the Sunshine Stae.
At least they finally scored a goal against Washington, breaking a dry spell of 260:14 stretching back to last season.
The Capitals broke the game open with two goals in 16 seconds during the second period.

1,343 Comments

  1. Danno says:

    test

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

  2. Danno says:

    test

    http://dennis-kane.com/almost-same-team-to-close-out-season/

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

  3. Stuck_in_To. says:

    Test post

  4. Rosieman says:

    Hey Talik Sanis

    Guess you didn’t see Emelin’s pass tonight? He’s been very good and hits – stick to sports you might of ever played – cause hockey ain’t one of em

    And yeah I played semi-pro….

    • Talik Sanis says:

      I did. It was a good pass, however that has no bearing on the simple fact that he is statistically among our worst passers with respect to completion percentage. Laraque once scored a hat trick, but that did not mean that he was a sniper. A player who is poor at something can make a great play. However, it is not indicative of overall ability or a player’s norm. It is just a lucky, unusual event.

      Also, the cold, inhuman realm of statistics cares not for experience; please find a better argument.

  5. Rosieman says:

    It’s official – Cunneyworth or whoever is pulling his strings is an idiot. Gomez on the Pp over Bourque and Eller?? Really ?

    Get a hockey ops President – build out from there

    But do you all realize that the habs since 93 are comparable to the Ballard leafs??? Unreal

    Tear it all down and it’d better start w Gainey/Gauthier

    Pls get Gomez Kaberle and Kostitsyn out and bring in some real players.

    Not to be insensitive but when was the last time a hab hurt another player? Not that that is good but it’s a byproduct o high compete.

    Gauthier is effeminate – this team is in his image

    • fastfreddy says:

      I can’t imagine Molson firing Gauthier now, however, I hope PG is let go RIGHT AFTER the club’s final season game. We need a new GM in place before the draft date. That new GM may want to select a new coaching staff and scouting staff.

  6. Ehabs9 says:

    In other news, Hemsky just signed a brutal contract. So he’ll be a Hab in no time…

  7. smiler2729 says:

    Price or that St.Louis goalie?
    Blondes or Brunettes?
    Police or Pretenders?
    Cronkite or Rather?
    Starskey or Hutch?
    Vivien Leigh or Olivia de Havilland?
    The Stand or The Shining?
    Newman or Redford?
    People or Us?
    Sex or drugs?
    Montreal Gazette or Montreal Star?
    Staub or Dawson?
    Dawson or Marianopolis?

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    Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are pukes.

  8. Rainrocket16 says:

    After tonights performance… Is PK really an asset to us? How many times can you tell the kid to cool down and take it easy, he takes stupid penalty after another. I love him!! But man, it must be a trying time to be a GM. PK could be so great and everyone always says he needs a mentor. I say BS!, he’s got to want to be mentored, he needs a huge awakening. Maybe a trade would do it. I hope we don’t lose him, but if he continues down this road he and we are doomed!

    • RiverviewCanadien says:

      PK would be worth trading for a “Nash-type available player”…

      • smiler2729 says:

        Nah, he’s our next Larry Robinson… the rest of the league can bite me if they don’t dig his jive…

        Is that ’70s or what?

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        Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are pukes.

      • Rainrocket16 says:

        Forget Nash! If honestly we could get anyone in the league that is available I would pick Eberle or Kane. Would never happen but PK is very valuable to us like Breezer states.

        • Ehabs9 says:

          Agreed, sure he’s a good player, but he’s never been a 7.8mil player, and we have way too many players making far too much money as it is.

          • boing007 says:

            7.8 million for a thirty goal scorer doesn’t really compute. What happened to 50, 60 goal scorers? They’ve disappeared (except for Stamkos) in the New NHL. It’s possible that we will not see a player score 100 plus points this season. The New NHL is dead. Already.

            Richard R

    • Bill says:

      That second penalty was BS. Anyway, PK is fine. I think GMs and coaches are prepared for a second-year player who makes mistakes, especially when they ask the second-year player to give 25 minutes a game.

      Full Breezer 4 Life

      • smiler2729 says:

        Bill, man!

        Everytime you post, I stand up straight and mind my Ps and Qs cuz I think you’re Kirk Muller…

        yessir.

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        Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are pukes.

      • Talik Sanis says:

        What is this sanity, rationality, and accurate analysis of referee incompetence. There is no place for such things here.

        Get off my board.

    • alwayssunny says:

      I love a lot of things about his play. I love him seeing chances to line guys up no matter who they are. He took a clean run at Shawn Thornton one night and just missed and I would give just about anything if he hadn’t. He doesn’t get intimidated and I love that about him. But someone needs to show him the ropes. Idiotic penalties. Several really dirty, unnecessary plays. The stuff in the locker room is starting to raise an eyebrow. I’m not there, I dont know what it’s like, but when the same guy is having incident after incident with his teammates you start to wonder what is up. He’s a very scarce glimmer of hope on the squad so you don’t want to see him go. But I’m wondering if he isn’t just a complete idiot.

      • Rainrocket16 says:

        If only we could pick the Rat’s (Darche) brain on this one

        • smiler2729 says:

          Ken Linseman is The Rat

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          Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are pukes.

        • alwayssunny says:

          Is that what they call darche? Speaking of dirty players most of us remember another guy went by that moniker.
          Honestly I dont even mind PK throwing an elbow now and then. And I love that he looks for the high speed hip check or open ice hit. Taking the feet out at the boards you are gonna get a rep. That’s fine, I’m not even complaining about that. That rep can work to your favour as well when guys go into the corners with you. But don’t complain about the penalty calls. I love PKs confidence and I wish there were a couple of tough guys on the roster to go around kids like that because I feel that has been stifled in a lot of players. Next year is only year 3 for PK but I’d like to see some more maturity forsure.

    • Talik Sanis says:

      He already is great. If this is the best we get from him, however unlikely it is for him to stagnate, we’ve got a excellent player for years to come.

      • alwayssunny says:

        He has 20 points and is a plus 1. That’s not garbage but it’s hardly great. If he is great then you are redefining the word great.

        • Talik Sanis says:

          Offence is only one part of a defenceman’s job; for some, it isn’t a part at all. I’d take Doughty (who is better than Subban, it goes without saying, but has roughly the same number of points) over Karlsson any day, despite the fact that Erik is twice as “productive.” Subban dominates opposing competition, limiting scoring chances and preventing goals. He also produces an amazing number of shots against that top opposition. Shooting percentages tend to even out, and, with a better power play (which has failed this year in large part due to coaching) he should return to form with respect to goals.

          Subban plays excellent defence, and is a very complete, despite his age and lack of experience; he is a great player, without any redefinition of the term.

  9. 24moreCups says:

    I don’t know what everyone’s love affair with AK is, I get he’s big and he does hit and there’s no denying he has talent but he doesn’t use it and it’s always been like that.

    If what I’ve been hearing is true that no other GM in the NHL is interested in him that just further proves what I just said.

    I for one hope he isn’t a Hab next, if he actually played to what we all believe is his full potential then I’d love to have him, that won’t happen though.


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