Liveblog: Playoff hopes flicker

Bourque

Carey Price’s teammates blocked more shots than he did.

And now the Canadiens play a back-to-back on the road.

The worst power-play in the league was putrid again.

But Rene Bourque won the retribution fight.

1,036 Comments

  1. habs-fan-84 says:

    environment in the dressing room will be toxic. Can not be a fun place to be.

  2. viper says:

    the pp sucks why keep useing the same players time for a change

    • SnowManHabs85 says:

      I guess they’re no Einsteins or they’re just crazy.

      “Responding to the media , or playing to the media, or listening to the fans is the quickest way to start losing” – Sam Pollock

  3. smiler2729 says:

    What the hell does L’Antichambre mean in english anyway???

    The antiroom? Huh?? The Room Were Against???

    ?????????????????????????????????????

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    Jack Edwards is a clam

  4. Bill says:

    GIve me one good reason for either of the following:
    1) Not trading Pleks
    2) Not giving Price anything more than 3 million a season

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  5. badbalance says:

    From what I saw we played pretty hard, bounces did not go our way.. Saying we have a losers attitude right now is just stupid

  6. PureGuava says:

    Is the trick to beating the Habs at home posting less than 20 shots against Price?

    Nearly mathematically without a hope of playoff hockey by mid-January….amazing.

    “Of course I’m crazy, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong.”
    - Robert Anton Wilson

  7. HabsFanInSaintJohn says:

    Another sad loss by the CanSTINKiens….Goodnight my friends in the HIO

  8. Rainrocket16 says:

    Tonight should be the night we Fire PG!!!!

  9. port elgin says:

    Everyone ready….on three…booooooooooooooooo

    • Mattyleg says:

      Yeah!
      Boo your own team!
      Great idea!
      That’ll make them better… or, better than that, it’ll make all other fans in the league respect us!

      ..oh, wai…

      —Hope Springs Eternal—

  10. smiler2729 says:

    A shutout for Bjork!

    “Birrrrrrrrthday squeak squeak!”

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    Jack Edwards is a clam

  11. SUMO says:

    please fire gauthier now. he and gainey should have no part in the re-building process.

    - bring back andre savard.

  12. Bill says:

    Gonna be an angry room tonight, should be some choice quotes! Who will be tonight’s Cammalleri?

    BTW, looks like Cammi was 100% right.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  13. PureGuava says:

    Price made a save!

  14. port elgin says:

    Well worth the price of admission….not

  15. mb says:

    Oh no!

    I forgot to vote for the 3 stars. Too late.

    Dammit.

  16. tony d says:

    At least we’re setting records…. worst power play in the league…. most drama in one season…. why are we not surprised about tonight, they’ve always played like crap after a dominating win, it’s their pattern.

  17. madhabsfan says:

    maybe we can score if the other team has a power play

  18. PureGuava says:

    Unwatchable!

    These are dark times.

  19. JohnBellyful says:

    With RC’s tenure doomed to be a short one, he could still leave a legacy by focusing on the power play for the rest of the season and nothing else, laying the foundation for a half-decent one next season. A by-product might be the team actually starts winning games it should.

  20. ffenliv says:

    The start and the PP really did in this game (as usual). They ended up with a decent number of shots, and did generate some scoring chances, but anytime something good came along, the Habs whiffed, or Neuvirth made a nice save.

    If those 2 early goals don’t go in, I think the Habs take this one easy. Coulda, shoulda, woulda.

  21. twilighthours says:

    Take it easy on halpern. He’s one of the good guys.

  22. mb says:

    Usually, people attending at the game leave early to avoid traffic… Looks like tonight they have to wait until the end to avoid traffic.

    When was the last time there was a traffic jam in the middle of the third period?

    Can’t believe people actually saved and paid money to watch that.

  23. smiler2729 says:

    Is it me or does Neuwirth look like Bjork?

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    Jack Edwards is a clam

  24. madhabsfan says:

    Mr.Molson, give every fan at the game tonight their money back. Absolutely revolting

  25. CHicoHab says:

    The “o” on the Metro sign behind the net has had the puck hit it so many times tonight it’s starting to look like a “c”

    “take your time and hurry up”

  26. Kimberly2u says:

    Not watching any more games..this is sad…I feel bad for Cole who works his ass off

  27. Habsbill24 says:

    Shutout again, two more points behind Washington. La, la , la la. That is the Fat Lady Singing. I can make vacation plans in April without worrying about missing playoff games. One of the worse seasons in Habs history based on expectations going into the season. They were crap in training camp and continued right on through the next 46 games with more to come.

  28. Bertuzzi says:

    In the early 80s, Vancouver was the same as Montreal is now. Then, they traded with St. Louis for Ronning, Courtnall, and Momesso and went to the cup finals. Montreal needs to make a similar multi-player trade. Gut the team.

  29. RJ says:

    How the hell did punk Bourque get Kovy’s number? Almost as bad as Gomez taking Saku’s number. No class.

    “My face is my mask,” Gump Worsley

  30. EastCoastHab says:

    That was the biggest waste of 2 and a half hours!
    I should see if the wife has any painting to do Friday and Saturday.
    Time for the honeydo list……

  31. TheChangeling says:

    Waste your time critiquing every move from Scott Gomez. Hell, most of you were doing this while he wasn’t even playing. Some of you pathetic bastards get enjoyment out of his failure, I swear. He’s a good player, but with that contract… Montreal was the last city where he would’ve worked out in. He’ll never live up to his contract, maybe not even half of it. At least he is showing absolute hustle and effort. King Kong sitting on his shoulders must be a bitch.

    • habs-fan-84 says:

      I like this post.

    • smiler2729 says:

      He’s the Devil!!! moohoohahaha

      Actually I like G-Love too, always have, I don’t care about the contract cuz I don’t pay him

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      Jack Edwards is a clam

    • RJ says:

      Okay Mr. Gomez.

      “My face is my mask,” Gump Worsley

    • Bill says:

      Personally, I get no pleasure from his incredible suckitude. Quite the contrary, as a matter of fact. It causes me pain. Oh, and hey, living up to “half” of his contract would still involve putting that little puck in a net at least once in a calendar year by any reasonable standard.

      Full Breezer 4 Life

    • deuce6 says:

      Hasn’t scored since last Feb. I really don’t care what his contract is..He could be making league min. If you are getting premium minutes and aren’t producing, you deserve the “Bitching”..

      ——————

      Yes, I’m a Hab fan..Wanna fight about it?

  32. mb says:

    Soooo, what are we gonna hear tonight?

    “We had good opportunities”
    “We had chances, but their goalie was playing great”
    “We’ve gotta give them credit…”
    “We need to re-focus and get ready for friday night.”
    “One game at a time”

    What did I forget?

  33. kerrgte says:

    Right back in the toilet after that encouraging effort with the Rangers.

    Today would have been the day for Price to show his value (diminishing quickly). The team needed the win and his save average is .700. Not nearly good enough!

  34. smiler2729 says:

    Why is Darche not in the AHL? Why is Leblanc not in the NHL?

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    Jack Edwards is a clam

  35. Kooch7800 says:

    2 goals in his last 17 games for Kostitsyn……how often had we heard that in his career

    • HabFanSince72 says:

      AK won’t be with us much longer.

      I just hope we sucker someone for a #2 pick.


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

    • 24moreCups says:

      That’s why I don’t understand why after he has a good game soo many people are posting about how great he is and how we should sign right away.

      Sure he’s talented but he’s disappears too often.

  36. madhabsfan says:

    Another sold out Bell Centre stinker. At least Molson got something out of this

  37. twilighthours says:

    Dirty play by darche

  38. temekuhabs says:

    Good hit

  39. habs-fan-84 says:

    lol Blunden

  40. twilighthours says:

    Seriously, do they practice the pp?

  41. Bill says:

    All the scouts in the building and they play like this. Guess no-one wants to leave?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  42. HardHabits says:

    Things have been so bad this season that this morning I posted this comment:

    The realist in me says the Habs finish January 2-3, the optimist says 4-1.

    and people were wondering why I was beaming with such optimism.

  43. If we’re going to lose might as well get shutout. Changes will be more imminent lol

  44. Bill says:

    I love the Habs no matter what, but … they are just so bad. Just absolute crap they are. I don’t even understand how they can be as bad as they are … obviously I overrate EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  45. novahab says:

    DISAPOINTING!

  46. kmachabs27 says:

    If Mathieu Darche plays in the nhl i can play in the nhl, man this i so pathetic its not even funny, washington looks like a house league timbit team and we loook WORSSEEE HAHAHAAAA

  47. temekuhabs says:

    This is downright pathetic.. Stick a fork in them they’re done!

  48. EastCoastHab says:

    So…Gomez is the best player on the team the last two nights?

    How can I say that without hitting my head against a wall.

  49. Mattyleg says:

    “We’re terrible!”
    “Ohhh, what’ll I do?”
    “Bwaaaaaaaa”

    This is some excellent analysis.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

    • Bill says:

      This team is so much worse than it should be that it defies analysis. Actually I could do a pretty decent psychoanalytical take on it … not to mention a reasonable Marxist interpretation … and on this night I feel like busting out some Feminist theory actually … but all in all I’d rather rend my garment.

      Full Breezer 4 Life

  50. RJ says:

    I feel one coming on for Gomer. He snaps out of his slump tonight.

    “My face is my mask,” Gump Worsley

  51. smiler2729 says:

    Is Bourque even playing?

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    Jack Edwards is a clam

  52. Dulljerk says:

    These guys couldn’t score on an empty net. Let’s hope Washington scores on themselves. Pathetic. Comedy on ice. Subban should be benched for that B.S. between the legs. Sick of seeing his big “rushes” that don’t end up with a shot on net. This is a team of wannabes.

    “Is the little dog going to yap, or is he going to bite?”

  53. habs-fan-84 says:

    the refs have given us every opportunity to win this game, and yet not a single PP goal. It’s quite sad.

  54. Mattyleg says:

    Woah!
    Lars Eller.
    Haven’t heard anything about him all game.
    What’s going on there?

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

    • Kooch7800 says:

      hardly ever hear from him….flashes of brilliance but I am not sure he has the offense everyone thinks he does. He makes a ton of bone head passes as well.

      He has 8 goals and 4 are from one game…that is a lot of pointless games

  55. Rainrocket16 says:

    God this team Sucks….hahah. Sell big boys! I can’t wait another friggin 20 years for a Cup!

  56. EastCoastHab says:

    5 on 2????

    This is the most pain in years

  57. rogieshan says:

    Every win from here on in will be considered an upset.

  58. mtlny says:

    2 defense with no sticks and can’t get a shot

  59. RockinRey says:

    Comical!

  60. smiler2729 says:

    Are they for real????
    Walk in and pass to a guy behind the net???

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    Jack Edwards is a clam

  61. JohnBellyful says:

    The glass is back to half-empty. The 40-ouncer on the other hand …

  62. LL says:

    It’s Drydens’ fault, I mean Roy, oops Theodore, no I meant to say Prices’ fault.

    Same old same old over the decades.

    At least the other goalies had a team in front of them.

  63. smiler2729 says:

    Still time to win this baby, Caps have not played very well either.

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    Jack Edwards is a clam

  64. habs-fan-84 says:

    At the end of the day, this season was lost as a result of our inability to maintain a lead and an inept powerplay.

    • slychard says:

      We, as fans, are to blame, we, as fans, are the worst, we, as fans, put the hex on the team, we as fans, should stop roooting, for the dooooooormat of the league, for Betman. Awwwwwwwwwwe. This was the worst of losses! I don’t even care about grawmahr!

      +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      Kiss my hAbSS!!!

  65. Bertuzzi says:

    Power Play!!

  66. Mattyleg says:

    Yes!!
    Powerplay!!

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  67. Adidess says:

    PK can’t get a break. Somebody found something to say about that move he made to protect the puck in the offensive zone and send a shot towards the net for a scoring chance.
    That was not a ‘do it alone’ move, that was a ‘can do’ move. Players with skills should use them from time to time especially when their team needs it.

    • Habsbill24 says:

      PK has 3 goals and 18 points in 46 games. He is not doing it at all this year. Martin screwed him up and he is not the same player. Hopefully when this nightmare season is over he will come back stronger next year.

  68. HabsFanInSaintJohn says:

    bahahahaha wow…only the habs could blow an opportunity like that to get back into a game…jokes

  69. ont fan says:

    Blame whoever you want Halak trade, Price softies..we still can’t win if you can’t score

  70. Habsbill24 says:

    There is no point in winning any games. This team is light years from being a Cup contender. Better to break it down, draft high and rebuild. Let’s cut our losses with Markov, tired of waiting for him, and he with his wonky knee will not make a difference. Losing 3-0 while holding Washington to 12 shots. This team is a bunch of losers, we need to admit it, clear out PG and start over. Boring, uninspired hockey with no heart.

  71. Habbu says:

    It would be easier for all if PG just resigned right now……. Perhaps he would like to get into another line of work…..try something different….open up a daycare or something similar…and drive that right into the ground too

  72. smiler2729 says:

    A fight I wanna see:
    Semin vs. Pleks, The Girlie Slapper vs. The Little Girl

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    Jack Edwards is a clam

  73. Barts says:

    New thread. The last time Gomez scored…

  74. CHicoHab says:

    Gomez looked like #99 on that rush……………Wilf Paiment that is……….

    “take your time and hurry up”


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