Liveblog: Man, they needed that!

Goal cellebration
Who are these guys?
The team that can’t score popped three in the second period to bust a tight game open.
Max Pacioretty, Mike Blunden (off a lovely pass by Scott Gomez) and David Desharnais, completing a tic-tac-toe play with his wingers, were the scorers.
Ron Reusch: “Put Lundqvist in here every night and the Canadiens would be undefeated.”
King Henrik was beaten three times in a six-shot span.
rené Bourque played with Tomas Plekanec and had some big hits and chances.
Travis Moen left the game in the second period with a leg injury.

PRE-GAME AUDIO: Randy Cunneyworth | John Tortorella


  1. piter says:

    not too many posts and crossbars go our way, this is nice

  2. Habitoba says:

    As per, Kaberle only has 4+mins on the ice. Is he just benched or hurt? He’s +2, not sure why he’d be benched

  3. HardHabits says:

    I wish the ghosts would make up their minds. Are we tanking or are we making the play-offs?

  4. riddler says:

    Sing with me. Pood eye!pood eye!Pood eye!

  5. Rad says:

    Rangers better not get the late one, or they will be coming on like gangbusters in the 3rd.

  6. Phil C says:

    Where has THAT Gomez been? And what a release on the shot by Blunden! His stock is rising.

  7. NLhabsfan says:

    I like the way Gomez is playing tonight.. Lot
    Of jump

  8. PureGuava says:

    Gomer has doubled his shot production for the season tonight….and they game ain’t over yet!!

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

  9. Stev.R says:

    I think its a good time to say that most of the games Gomez has played this year, he has played pretty good. A couple times he has been the best player on the ice, and he has never been the worst. Everyone just hates him because of his stats and his salary and forget what he actually does on the ice. It’s fun to make fun of him, but keep in mind he hasn’t been nearly as bad this year as he was last year.

    • PureGuava says:

      He’s played like 10 games, and 9 of them have been losses!…
      and he was a minus player in the majority of them!

      Don’t rewrite history because the guy has a good period and a half playing with two guys that work for a living.

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

      • Stev.R says:

        I can remember at least 5 games where somebody on this board has said “Why can’t Gomez play like this every night”. And I can remember a couple more games where Gomez played fine and then he was on the ice for a goal that was totally not his fault and he got shit on for it. He’s only played 15 games and he hasn’t been bad. He’s not worth 7 million but you got to give the guy a break. He is better than last year even though he hasn’t scored

  10. Rad says:

    Wow. Gomez is on his game tonight.

  11. Trisomy 21 says:

    I wonder how much half a season of practicing and having a goalie coach has helped Budaj’s game.

  12. riddler says:

    It’s Montreal. We have to take the game too seriously.

  13. habsfan0 says:

    If Gomez scores tonight, he’ll get a standing ovation.

  14. PureGuava says:

    I think there would have been a standing O if Gomer had popped that one.

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

  15. Habster says:

    Gomez comes close !

  16. habs-fan-84 says:

    I get the feeling Cammy wasn’t on the same page as the other vets. on the team.

    Gomez playing good.

  17. Bertuzzi says:

    Gomez is trying to show the Rangers they should have never traded him.

  18. riddler says:

    Pood Eye for premier. Does he speak French?

  19. HardHabits says:

    That’s the way to dump and change. Send at least one person in.

  20. habs-fan-84 says:

    The team looks bigger.
    DD line great as usual.
    Bourque looks good, slowly but surely we’re getting grittier!

  21. riddler says:

    Agreed. Hot hand till it cools off.

  22. HabFanSince72 says:

    Lundqvist always plays badly in Montreal. I’m surprised they didn’t go with Biron. It’s a cliché – play the Quebecois in Montreal – but like many clichés it’s true.

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

  23. Mila says:

    With the addition of Bourque, the habs can now have a big body on each line. Trade looks good so far.

  24. WOW!
    When was the last time Habs had a 4-1 lead?

    I’m shocked!!!

    If Gomez scores tonight, I going to go purchase my playoff tickets

    Visit us @

  25. habsfan0 says:

    Play Budaj and sit Price until Budaj screws up

  26. Rad says:

    McDonagh always seems to make the smart play.

  27. Vid says:

    who are these guys and what did they do with the canadiens? Need one more for some free wings.

  28. CHicoHab says:

    I have to say seems Budaj plays not as deep in the net as Carey.

    “take your time and hurry up”

  29. HabCez says:

    Gomez is starting to play.. im gonna encourage him..
    DD playing well.. when he shows up.. he shows up..
    Eller is having a weak game but benching him too long is not benefical for the team.. 3rd gonna be tough..

    AK is back on the ice

    “Emelin’s the real deal.”
    – HabCez

  30. Rad says:

    We need to take a 3-goal lead into the 3rd to be sure!

  31. Habbu says:

    Man this is just like the old days. Oh…… I long for those days….where the world seems a better place.

  32. realplumpcherry says:

    Wow new York just don’t have an answer right now

  33. Habster says:

    CONFIDENCE .. its all about CONFIDENCE .. this is the game !!!!!

  34. riddler says:

    Has Bourque done anything tonight?

  35. LL says:

    Good thing Lundqvist doesn’t play in Mtl.

  36. Les Canayens says:

    Saw this picture in La Presse’s site:×87/201201/15/460264.jpg

    ☞ I can’t really hear what Jeremy says, because I’ve got my two Stanley Cup rings plugging my ears.☜

  37. Rad says:

    Good lord, I’m in shock!

  38. 24moreCups says:

    Woww the little guy gets one!!

  39. ifitwasnt4kovalev says:

    ummmmmmmm i think its 4-1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! owww

  40. riddler says:


  41. JohnBellyful says:

    Went away from the game for awhile after first intermission. Just turned it to find score 3-1 in Montreal’s favour and see the Rangers keep the puck in Habs’ zone for, what, five minutes. Hey, we got a lead. How, I don’t know, but I’ll take it.

  42. topher5468 says:

    Most of that was due to exhaustion on our part,

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  43. Habster says:

    Guys hanging on .. What a confidence builder this will be . Gill with the reach .. Awesome !!

  44. riddler says:

    Gomez brilliant???? Easy fellas.

  45. NLhabsfan says:

    Geez that was a long shift in Habs zone

  46. piter says:

    Them boys were dog-tired!!

  47. ifitwasnt4kovalev says:

    GILL you are killing me

  48. Rad says:

    Hagelin can really skate. We need to “separate him from the puck”

  49. Habitoba says:

    What if, and this is a big what if, Cammy was Gomez’s problem? If so many people are coming out with the whole Mike being a selfish jerk, maybe it’ll loosen Gomez up and he starts acting like the 8 million dollar man he’s paid to be.

    A man can dream… a man can dream

  50. smiler2729 says:

    It’s been pointed out by many here but having the JM handcuffs removed by RC might let the true Gomez, Gionta, etc. shine

    Jack Edwards sucks chowdah chunks

  51. Rad says:

    Ok, now let’s get Eller back out there … make this a complete team win … no scapegoats.

  52. piter says:

    Imagine if Gomez can keep that kind of play up.

  53. HabCez says:

    Wow.. Blunden looked like Cammy out there 😉
    well he was a 1srt rounder..
    glad we brought him back from JM hell..

    think AK is hurt.. not sure.. but saw a hab limping to the bench..

    “Emelin’s the real deal.”
    – HabCez

  54. topher5468 says:

    I expect to hear from Vancouver hab shortly

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  55. twilighthours says:

    Indeed. Gomez was brilliant on that goal.

  56. HardHabits says:

    I remember back when I was calling for Blunden to get back in the line-up and a few people mocked me.

    • Trisomy 21 says:

      If people actually mocked you that your choice of a 4th liner was inferior to the other 4th liners we cycle, then that’s a joke. I liked him for his physicality and hard nosed style. I also liked Enqist over Palushaj though

  57. OK Habs, Don’t Blow this 3-1 lead

    Visit us @

  58. dallyd31 says:

    great game so far by Gomez. Haven’t seen him move like he did on that last shift in a year. Hopfully better things to come from him.

  59. Habster says:

    Gomez looking good .. woohooo .. .3 – 1 HABS !!!!

  60. topher5468 says:

    I don’t like Torts in game antics, Save that crap for the locker room, But hey, they are in 1st place so what do I know

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  61. Mila says:

    Size does matter! The big guys have scored so far for the Habs.

  62. CHicoHab says:

    Nice goal from a right hand shot!!

    “take your time and hurry up”

  63. smiler2729 says:

    Nice line, G Love and The Blew Jackets

    Jack Edwards sucks chowdah chunks

  64. tote-road says:

    Who is that guy wearing #11 tonight?

  65. matt jordan says:

    as much as i despise Gomez and his contract, he’s still better than Nokelainen

  66. boonie says:

    Let’s start a rumor, AK47, weber and a pick for zac Phillips and a pick.

  67. LL says:

    Wow Gomez!!! Blunden!!!

  68. Mavid says:

    can gomez laugh now…

  69. jmsheehy19 says:

    BLUNDEN!!! also great shift by Gomez.

  70. OneTimer says:

    F yes Gomez, F yes Blunden

    …never thought I’d be saying that!

  71. slapshot777 says:

    Gotta love that Blunden.

  72. Rad says:

    My boy Blunden!! Nice pass by Gomez too … do you think he can stop laughing now?

  73. ifitwasnt4kovalev says:

    sign blunden….lock him….5 years 5 mil….25mil

  74. Propwash says:

    Gomez was sooooooooooooooooo useless there….

    Don’t let the wultures getcha.

  75. punkster says:

    All Gomez!!!

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

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