Liveblog: Two in a row!


First consecutive wins since Dec. 10-13.
Start the parade.

Monster game by Andrei Kostitsyn.

Alexei Emelin, too.

Everyone, really


  1. --Habs-- says:

    Anyone notice Emelin is playing more and more every game. He’s up to over 20 minutes a game now and hovering around 25 shifts. Is he turning into Mr dependable. He’s still making mistakes but it looks like he’s starting to fit into the NHL

  2. price365 says:

    Another good game tonight – they’re allowed to play now – don’t have to sit back and hope the other team makes a mistake – big game coming up tuesday – keep playing the way we’ve played the last couple of games – we can pull off a win over st. louis – good job by the team tonight and – a good job by the coach.
    as for Gomez return – easy one – 4th line – don’t disturb anything when your’re winning.

  3. habstrinifan says:

    My plea.. enjoy the win. Praise the guys and the coach for an entertaining game.. they gave it their all.

    IGNORE the protesters! Stop the name calling. Just like the thoughtless people who chose to be in the protest tonight, it cheapens the efforts of all the noble peope who have dealt with this issue at a trying but respectful level.

  4. jules says:

    I like RC. But to get Gomez going would be a miracle…and he’s not God. Gomez is not a good fit for the Habs.

  5. InPriceWeTrust31 says:

    Did anyone notice we played with 11 fowards and 7 defenceman :S

    Quelle arrete de carey price!

  6. habsfan1001 says:

    I see a different team in the last couple of games. Since RC had a chance to put in his game plans. I like what I see . I am still trying to figure out what JM game plans were. Those who r protesting r not Hab fans if they were they would be carrying signs do not get of RC.Hab fans have to stand up for RC. Molson got to listen us we r the ones who pay the money

    • --Habs-- says:

      JM game plan was to take a lead if they could, then play ropey dope the rest of the night. And with 3 rookie D in the lineup early on in the season that simply did not work!

  7. Marc10 says:

    What was up with the ice tonight? Guys were flopping around when no one was around…

    Gotta give props to my man DD again. Amazing to think this kid who was never drafted could show up First Overall Vinny and his superstar mates… and still come out ahead. Props to you DD. All doubters be eating crow now!

  8. novahab says:

    Is there any truth to the rumor that the protesters were not french. They were paid by the CBC to keep this going. Is this a plot by the CBC to say, see we have to show the Leafs every Saturday night across the country.

  9. Chuck says:

    By the way, weren’t there more folks picketing outside of the Bell to keep Kovy on the team?

  10. CF says:

    AK was the first star, Emelin second. Two best players on the ice by far.
    I’m going to feel physically sick if they let AK walk, or give him to Nashville for two guys that end up playing part of a year for us before management realizes we’ve been fleeced in the trade.

  11. --Habs-- says:

    Maybe Randy will instill some game ethic and emotion into Gomez. Maybe just what the doctor ordered!

  12. Danno says:

    The RC system plays to the team’s strength which is speed.

    No let up in the third period. Pressure in the offensive zone means less pressure for Price and Habs D.

    Makes sense to me.


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

  13. novahab says:

    The Bruins looked like they might finshed at the bottom this year and look at them now. Our Habs lost in the 7th game in overtime and if they got a break the Bruins would have been gone. They done that with out Markov and Patches, and some real one sided refing. Is this a sign they could be ready to make a run.

    • Danno says:

      I’m telling you the Bruins better not get too cocky. They must feel they are invincible right now, but they have peaked too soon. The Habs may squeak into eight spot and face them again for a rematch.

      Then all bets are off.


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

    • --Habs-- says:

      That’s why I said in earlier posts to pickup Orr on waivers when they had the chance for pennies on the dollar. Would have been cheap dollars and maybe the policing we needed in case we make it back into this. A 4th line of Blunden Orr and White maybe giving them 7 – 8 minutes a game at the right time! And you tell Orr your here to police and we don’t care who you police!

  14. habstrinifan says:

    Many fans are saying it but apart from the TWO wins, this team has been playing hockey which puts the ENTIRE TEAM on an improvement curve and gives us fans a taste of the skill quotient on the team.


    To think we wasted so much of the season under….. well I better not got there.

  15. habsfan1001 says:

    Is PG going to apologize for a non french coach winning 2 games in a row and making hockey for Hab fans more exciting than it has been for the last 2 years under a French coach. kiss my a– PG

  16. --Habs-- says:

    A group of about 200 pro-French protestors staged a peaceful demonstration in front of the Bell Centre before the game! Were they all wearing pink panties with a sign saying “STOP Cunnyworth” because they couldn’t spell stop in French! What a disgrace to the French people!

    • aj says:

      Maybe those french protesters after seeing the Habs win tonight, the placards that they took and left have the inscription “Go Habs Go!” which means, that’s the only phrase they know en anglais.

  17. habaholic68NJ says:

    Sure looks like the Martin System is dead. Long live the RC System.

    Regardless of what we are told, the actual #1,2 and three lines are

    1. MaxPac-DD-Cole
    2. AK46-Larry-Moe
    3. Gio-Pleks-Camm

    What do we do when Gomer returns? Put him on the wing on the forth line?

    *Listen to my instrumental tribute entitled “Habs at War” at

  18. habaholic68NJ says:

    Sorry. Double

  19. habs-hampton says:

    i actually thought AK was 1st star, but whatever, the whole team played great!

  20. showey47 says:

    Considering what system RC has in place when it comes to 3rd period lead protection,it must have killed him to stand on the bench as an assistant and watch what JM wanted to do and how many points it cost us in the standings.

  21. Kimberly2u says:

    We are now in 12th place…things are looking up…yipee

  22. novahab says:

    I am wondering now, will Gomez be a completely different player under Cunneyworth. He seems to have done wonders with AK, wow he like a whole new player. Looks like Cunneyworth has released the Krakens.

  23. HabFanSince72 says:

    Not only two wins, but two games where we dominated the other team essentially for all three periods.

    Michel Therrien on l’Antichambre is making it obvious why he is no longer coaching in the NHL.

  24. RGM says:

    Someone from the language police got into the locker room and got to Carey. Came across this on Twitter: Price’s simple response to an aggressive reporter:”I’m sorry that I’m not a francophone. I’m just here to do my job.”
    GO HABS GO! 2011-12 is probably not our year!
    Chat with me on Twitter @TheRealRGM81

  25. Habzfan says:

    Who sits when Gomez comes back next week?

  26. novahab says:

    Did I see two men forechecking late in the game how can you not love Cunneyworth. Still I stand by this, no way would you ever see a french speaking only coach in the NHL and never in Toronto.

  27. habsfan1001 says:

    We r starting to see how a real coach can do with this team. Molson better be seeing this

  28. Sportfan says:

    I don’t know who is going to represent the habs at the all-star game but im pretty sure Cole has to be a top choice for us don’t you think?

  29. Hoegarden says:

    Emelin, Eller; long term deals, asap.

  30. Psycho29 says:

    The nerve of that Anglo Cole stealing Desharnais’ goal at the end!!!


  31. C-Sword says:

    I don’t mind the Habs not making the playoffs this season as long as I get to see youngsters like Eller, Pacioretty, Subban and Desharnais develop even more.

  32. habs-fan-84 says:

    good little interview with Blunden on CBC

  33. habstrinifan says:

    Shhhhhhhhhhh Don’t interrupt me! I think I’m having an orgasm!


  34. darkhorse says:

    Did I just hear the amazing old goal song played during this game?!?
    When did this come back? Is it permanent?
    I can barely contain my excitement, love this one!

    Plus, awesome win!

  35. Hoegarden says:

    Two in a row for the Habs, two in a row for the Dogs…
    Bartender, make my double a double !!!

  36. Two games in a row! and at home to boot.

    The Habs looked really good tonight. The entrainment level sure has gone up recently.

  37. aj says:

    I’m happy the Habs win tonight. Its good that they can make a statement to those idiots rallying outside the Bell Centre that their hullabaloo is nothing short but falling to deaf ears to all Canadiens Fans.

    • Muckbringer says:

      if anything, they hurt their rediculous cause

      Conan: Almost 20 years of pitiless cumber! No rest, no sleep like other men. And yet the spring wind blows, Subotai. Have you ever felt such a wind?
      Subotai: They blow where I live too. In the north of every man’s heart.
      Conan: It’s never too late, Subotai.
      Subotai: No. It would only lead me back here another day. In even worse company.
      Conan: For us, there is no spring. Just the wind that smells fresh before the storm.

  38. dallyd31 says:

    a couple of things. 1) was there a better time for a win than tonight to jam it down they ridiculous protesters yaps 2)Where are all of the people who were bitching and whining about how PG got ripped off with the Halak trade and how stupid he was etc etc. Show yourself. Maybe, just MAYBE these guys know more than blogging armchair fans ? It is turning out to be a brilliant trade. Eller looks poised to become the big center the Habs have craved for years

  39. oshawahabsfan says:

    Great to see them not staying back on a miniscule one goal lead like so many previous games. Still think some shooting practice is in order, too many shots right at the TB crest, along with missing open nets

  40. habsfan1001 says:

    Eller and AK were amazing again

  41. Tis Himself says:

    The only thing better than two points is two pints!

  42. habsfan1001 says:

    Great game I enjoyed it . I never enjoyed many games this year except the last two. Damn shame RC can’t speak French

  43. habs001 says:

    a good momentum win…anther strong game by eller..and ak46 please keep your play going and dont go into playing solid for a few games and disappearing for ten…plecks line brutal in their zone…

  44. Danno says:

    I don’t know why everyone is down on the Habs.

    They haven’t even lost one game yet this year.


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

  45. twilighthours says:

    Happy for the win, but this is throwing a wrench into the tanking plans.


  46. Danno says:

    Ca sent les series!


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

  47. English is not a Crime says:

    Once again, just sayin…… remember when?

    “Corson’s Big Suspension: The NHL suspended Corson for 10 games during the 1991-92 season for leaving Montreal’s bench to start a fight with 4:10 remaining in the third period of the Canadiens’ Nov. 2, 1991, game vs. Buffalo. Corson had come onto the ice as a sixth skater after referee Don Koharski had called a delayed penalty against the Sabres’ Colinn Patterson. Corson, however, charged right at Buffalo’s Brad Miller, starting a fight that led to a game misconduct. The 10-game suspension was automatically assessed due to an NHL rule that punished players who came onto the ice with the intent of fighting. As a result, Corson did not return to Montreal’s lineup until the Habs’ Nov. 25, 1991, game vs. Boston.”

    Now go read the NHL’s excuse for not suspending Lucy this time, as opposed to all the other times.

  48. RockinRey says:

    Nice win and even better effort !

  49. kempie says:

    Honestly can’t remember the last time this team won a game like that. Essentially a one goal game in regulation. Lost a lot of them though.

  50. C-Sword says:

    Not the most exciting match, the Bolts are a boring team to play against, but the Habs won. Who’s next?

    Bring on Halak and the Blues!

  51. slapshot777 says:

    Guys, how did the protest go? What a way to answer that back with a win. Love how the Habs are skating in the third instead of laying back.

    • English is not a Crime says:

      We need a hockey fan protest to demand they ignore the bigoted kooks and start hiring the best person for the job no matter what the language.

  52. Danno says:

    You only get to throw four pucks when you get a fat-trick


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

  53. nickster13 says:

    Trade Price, while his value is high! Do it PG!
    Just kidding. good game boys.

  54. Habzfan says:

    AK46 played a great game again tonight!!

  55. SlovakHab says:

    Yes! Great win.

  56. Marc10 says:

    Winning streak and undefeated in January!

    And Eller has four goals in two games! ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. Mondou6 says:

    I sense another “8th seed” banner being raised.

  58. twilighthours says:

    I don’t really care about desharnais’ fen wick or corsi, he’s just a smart hockey player who makes stuff happen.


  59. durocher says:

    The difference between RC and JM — we’re playing to win, instead of playing to not lose.

  60. habs-fan-84 says:

    LOVE IT!
    Cunney’s system is slowly but surely being implemented.

  61. Habzfan says:

    Oh yeah!!!!!
    Glad TB have MAB and Boucher!!!!!!

  62. The Jackal says:


  63. Muckbringer says:

    what did i say???!!!!
    cole? i know how to call em!
    frackin sweet win!

  64. Danno says:



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

  65. showey47 says:

    I’m sure cole feels like a douche for doing that but i’d prefer if he did it to make sure it goes in.

  66. punkster says:

    Cole! Trade him while his value is high.

    DO IT PG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***




  68. Propwash says:


    Don’t let the wultures getcha.

  69. habsfaninboston says:

    Cole. Nuff said.

  70. SlovakHab says:

    lol at MAB

  71. habsfaninboston says:

    Thanks for the hooking MAB.

  72. Sportfan says:

    Cole for all star game !

  73. Muckbringer says:

    peg beats buff!!!!

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