Liveblog: Finally, a W!


If you were outside Scotiabank Place at about 10 p.m., you saw a terrified money running through an Ottawa snowstorm.
It was the one that jumped off Randy Cunneyworth’s back.


  1. showey47 says:

    brutal call

  2. habsfaninboston says:

    Here we go again.

  3. JIMVINNY says:

    That’s a terrible call.

  4. Ian Cobb says:

    Sit Subban = 1 goal
    Sit Eller =1 goal
    coach of the year= Cunny!

    • Strummer says:

      Sit Subban + Sit Eller = loss in the ‘Peg
      2 points we couldn’t afford to lose.

      “You have to be this tall to ride on this ride”
      -as posted in amusement parks across North America and SHOULD be posted on the Habs dressing room door

      • idle says:

        Your suggesting they would have won if those two played?

        • Strummer says:

          Nothing’s guaranteed but you have to have liked the odds

          There is a time to sit them, but not on the second of a consecutive -night-back-to-back that was their 3rd game in 4 nights with Hal Gill as your fall-back option

          “You have to be this tall to ride on this ride”
          -as posted in amusement parks across North America

          • idle says:

            Sorry, I’m not following you.

          • Strummer says:

            Don’t sit them on the 3rd of 3 games in 4 nights. PK chews up 24 minutes a night. No-one was capable of stepping in to replace those minutes especialy Gill the slowest human on carbon steel blades.
            The whole team was deflated (exhausted) in the ‘Peg and it showed. That was was their worst game by far this season.

            “You have to be this tall to ride on this ride”
            -as posted in amusement parks across North America

      • Mr. Biter says:

        Sometimes a message has to be sent regardless of the short term loss for the long term gain.

        Mr. Biter

        • HabFanSince72 says:

          I hate to say it but PK is playing worse than ever tonight.

          • idle says:

            Nope, about just as bad as he did the last couple of games, only with a consolation goal.

            Does anyone have a logical reason? He didn’t seem to have so many terrible gaffs last year. I know he had some but not as a regular part of his game.

    • HabFanSince72 says:

      You’re a cut up Ian, has anyone ever told you?

  5. Ian Cobb says:

    CUNNYWORTH–for coach of the year!!!

  6. slapshot777 says:

    The Habs have played a much better game tonight than they have for some time. They just need to carry this over in the third and they will hopefully get the ball rolling towards a good winning streak.

  7. rogieshan says:

    Maybe all it took was having Larry Carriere stand behind the bench.

  8. solomio says:


    “I figure PG has one or 2 moves left to bring the Habs that extra step closer to perhaps being the best in the league.” – Einstein

  9. morivera says:

    With Price in goal, anything is possible. Finishing 2nd in our division is very likely.

  10. novahab says:

    I am not sure what the hell I am watching here. Is this bad goaltending by the Sens or are the Habs improving. One thing I do see , is they seem to be passing better. Is this every dog have their day, or has Cunneyworth got them going. The team still looks very slow and unsure.

  11. Mavid says:

    Chris neil only fights bigger guys when he is chased down and he has no choice. He is a clown he would be an embarrassment to out team just like his is for the sens

    • jimmyb001 says:

      you guys don’t know what your talking about. Don’t like Neil but NO ONE on Habs can handle him let alone Konopka and Carkner.

      Habs have no one that can fight except for Moen who is not a heavyweight- face it HABS need a fighter!

      billy jackson

  12. Mavid says:

    The Habs need a turttler who picks on non fighters and is a cheap shot artist….really?

  13. HabsFanMTL says:

    LOL subban changed sides with gorges so he wouldn’t have to face neil

  14. Rad says:

    Sens have drafted well. Cowan, Karlsson, Stone, Zibanejad …. all blue chippers

  15. Mavid says:

    Chris Neil is a coward moen will have no trouble taking care of him

  16. HabinBurlington says:

    Will be nice if and when we get White back in our lineup.

  17. upstrum says:

    I’ll take the 5-2 lol

  18. Mavid says:

    No worries Neil is a coward Travis can take care of him

  19. NLhabsfan says:

    Neil is a pimp
    For the goon squad.

  20. LL-not the hockey player says:

    Neil and Avery – Twins separated at birth.

  21. Rad says:

    Habs need to be careful in the 3rd. Goon show coming up ..
    I would play the 4th line as much as possible

  22. Mavid says:

    In the car on my way home listening to it is torture these homers are horrible

  23. JIMVINNY says:

    The look of righteous indignation the Neil always has just astounds me. It’s like he’s saying “how dare Subban touch me for trying to shove his goalie.”

  24. upstrum says:

    Price so solid!

  25. Rad says:

    Whew, Pleks is back … thought it might be a shoulder for a minute

    • WVHabsfan says:

      So far so good. Hopefully we can get some momentum from tonight and carry it into Florida!

      “And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come.”–Matthew 24:14

  26. Mavid says:

    Yes I hate Chris Neil too. Cannot imagine anyone wanting this pug to come anywhere near th CH

  27. scorber says:

    Gill should be holding a pink slip

  28. gohabsjoe says:

    They’re just gonna blow it in the third again. Gauranteed

  29. habsfaninboston says:

    How did we end up on the short end of the stick?

  30. JIMVINNY says:

    watch us get the penalty after Foligno punches Moen in the face repeatedly.

  31. habsfaninboston says:

    Auld gets away with a trip on Pleks.

  32. morivera says:

    I hate Chris Neil.

  33. Mavid says:

    Homer guys say that the ref missed all kinds of calls on the Habs but of course call one on the sens these guys are so bad

  34. smiler2729 says:


    It all depends on how good/bad they are against an onslaught: SHUTTIN’ ‘EM DOWN.

    Been a bad year for that so far.

    Jack Edwards sucks chowdah chunks

  35. JIMVINNY says:

    AK is getting abused this game without much help from the stripes. Hooked and held several times.

  36. Mattyleg says:

    Soooo… lemme get this straight:

    I change the email address in my profile, and my avatar disappears.


    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  37. idle says:

    Maybe Kostitsyn thought it was Chris Lee

  38. HabFanSince72 says:

    In other good news, Panthers have chased Reimer out of the Leafs goal.

  39. upstrum says:

    Eller, Subby vindicated.

  40. morivera says:

    Our cup parade starts tomorrow at the Big O, and ends at Boone’s house.

  41. gumper says:

    Real bad time for a shortie.

  42. 24moreCups says:

    Now it’s Emmy’s turn to score one!

  43. habsfaninboston says:

    Great hit by Emelin.

  44. Habsolutely says:

    I’m a little worried that the habs have scored their goal quota for the rest of December and January..

  45. ffenliv says:

    How awful is it that the team can be up 5-2, and we’re all worried about the next goal.

  46. gumper says:

    This fragile team can crumble quickly, and Sens, who can score in buckets, know that. The next five minutes should tell a tale.

  47. scorber says:

    Don’t let up guys!

  48. durocher says:

    Weak D in front — stationary, just watching. Not taking out bodies or sticks. D 101.

  49. LL-not the hockey player says:


  50. HabFanSince72 says:

    PK had just made a horrible lazy play to give the Sens a 2 on 1.

    Hat to be a wet blanket but this game is weird.

  51. Habsolutely says:

    Does his mean Gill will score next..?

  52. RGM says:

    Habs’ best game of the year, yes?

    GO HABS GO! 2011-12 is probably not our year!
    Chat with me on Twitter @TheRealRGM81

  53. scorber says:

    Save a few for Tampa Bay

  54. HabinBurlington says:

    Where would this team be without DD?

  55. Mattyleg says:

    Evenin’ all.

    Man, I wouldn’t know whether to laugh (at his goal) or cry (at his terrible play at the blue line) if I were Randy.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  56. JIMVINNY says:

    Subban with the terrible play at one end, puck goes the other way, Ottawa doesn’t get anything, puck goes the other way, Subban finishes. Pretty much the exact opposite of how PK’s season has gone so far.

  57. durocher says:

    Lucky for Subbie the Sens didn’t convert on that 2-on-1. Good on Price and Emelin for playing it well.

  58. HabFanSince72 says:

    Can we play the Senators every day?

  59. Man am I happy for PK. He’s a warrior tonight.

  60. jules says:

    Thank god for the line changes. Love LL getting a shot with some talented players now. No way this kid should be only getting 6min of ice time.

  61. HabinBurlington says:

    Nice, Cammy and now PK off the schneid!

  62. 24moreCups says:

    PK!! It’s been awhile we’ve seen the Habs score this many.

  63. NLhabsfan says:

    Great goal and nice comeback!!!

  64. idle says:

    Subban scoring that goal is the worst thing that could have happend. Is he justified now?

      • idle says:

        The play/giveaway he committed just prior to that goal was the worst/softest play I have seen in years. He was sat for making similar plays in his two previous games as well as earlier in the season.

        He needs to drink some coffee before the games and wake up

      • idle says:

        LOL I don’t even get finished writing my answer and P.K is whirling around in front of his net with the puck going in.

    • HardHabits says:

      Hope rears its head. It appears like Cunneyworth’s imprint is coming through on this team. My belief is that with Martin they would have sat back at 3-1 and it would be 3-2 by now.

      First they notice you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. – Mohardass Gandhabits

    • Just A Guy says:

      I was thinking the same thing. Just before he scored that goal he made a soft play that made his d-zone gaffs seem semi-professional.

  65. like a boss says:


  66. habsfaninboston says:


  67. habstrinifan says:

    Who knew Cammy and LL wold be so good together.

  68. The Dude says:

    Really loving the play of Leblanc,doing tres bon…..

  69. LL-not the hockey player says:

    Nice lines RC. (so far)

    A blow-out is good for the confidence!!

  70. Rad says:

    Expect the goon show to start soon … as Sens send the “diminutive” Habs a not so subtle message

  71. twilighthours says:

    Smart play by cammalleri to recognize the man without a stick, and then that he could make that pass to LL.


  72. Habs-royalty says:

    Ak, Gorges , our first and a prospect for shea weber ?

    Maybe trading our first rounder now when its value probably is high with other gm gambling on a habs meltdown could be an alternative for a long rebuild ? It would have to be a real impact player in his twenties though

  73. HabFanSince72 says:

    Sens doing their old captain a favour?

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