Liveblog: Three in a row!

Darche-Bruins

Photo by Dario Ayala of The Gazette)

A short week ago, your Montreal Canadiens were losing at home to the Leafs.
Now they’re hot.
And off for a while

667 Comments

  1. zak says:

    What did we get for Lapierre??

    Hire the best regardless of language

  2. deuce6 says:

    Jesus, we are a bi-polar bunch..lol

    But, that just shows we care and are passionate….Love what this team is bringing lately…

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

  3. VancouverHab says:

    “finally JM is seeing the light Cole’

    Just as provable–and to me more reasonable–is that JM used ice time & PP time and then calling-out-in-media to light a fire under Cole and get what he, the coach wanted.

    It’s called “coaching” and it’s what coaches do….

  4. Everlasting1 says:

    Kirk Muller leads the Milwaukee Admirals to a 5-0-1 record.

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    “And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people. And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain.” – Deuteronomy 2:33

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

  5. Un Canadien errant says:

    This summer was a time of heady optimism for a typical Canadiens fans. Visions of a strong, committed team, with a younger upgraded defence and a forward corps enhanced with the judicious addition of speedy, hulking, invincible Erik Cole and subtraction of a somnambulant Benoit Pouliot danced in our heads.

    Then the season started, and the nightmare hit. Carey Price was revealed as something less than the personification of the Great Wall of China. Our youngsters on defence weren’t NHL-ready and the veterans looked old and slow. Stalwarts PK Subban and Josh Gorges tried to do too much to compensate, and they committed crucial blunders. Our forwards lived down to their reputation of being too small and soft. The snipers looked like journeyman 20 goal scorers at best. Erik Cole was a money-pit who would kill our cap for four years. Andrei Markov’s knee was septic spaghetti.

    It seemingly only took a management reshuffling for the nightmare to end. Assigning Mr. Pearn’s responsibilities to Mr. Ladouceur and Mr. Cunneyworth, and placing both behind the bench with a mission to provide verbal, enthusiastic direction and correction to the players seemed to tilt the ice our way. Pucks that used to hit the post or aggrandize Jacob Markstrom now find the corner mesh; Raphaël Diaz and Yannick Weber are effective and improve every game; Jaro Spacek seems rejuvenated; Erik Cole, Andrei Kostitsyn, Max Pacioretty and Travis Moen (!) are too much for opposing defencemen to handle. Carey Price is back to his usual unflappable self. David Desharnais plays like Scott Gomez should. Brian Gionta’s snakebitten, Réjean Houle-Chris Higgins impersonation is currently humourous instead of dolorous. Lars Eller finally scores his first goal, after showing flashes of much-needed skill and strength during his trial-by-fire, for-keeps training camp.

    Now comes a five day break until the next game, to solidify the confidence and goodwill within the dressing room. Andrei Markov returns to Montreal with a clean bill of health from his doctors and is set to resume on-ice training. GM Pierre Gauthier has slipped the team doctors a twenty, and they will be exquisitely careful with Mr. Gomez’s shoulder treatment and rehab plan, with a resultant projected return to the lineup on February 31st.

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    How about it NHL? No fighting, just hockey?

    http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/

  6. HardHabits says:

    The word on Markov is that his knee is OK. He has some pain a while back and got spooked so they sent him down to Florida to test it. Apparently they ran him through the ringer and placed a whole bunch of pressure on it to prove to him that it’s good to go. Markov really wants to finish his 3 years healthy and just doesn’t want to get injured again. Make of it what you will. He wont rush back so when he comes back he should be 100%. With the new JM who knows what happens too. Maybe Ladouceur only plays him 15-18 minutes per game rather than lean on him for 25 at first.

    It’s like we’ve entered a parallel Habs universe the last few days..

  7. Hicktownboy says:

    Once again Moen is huge in the win. Protects Eller, sets up a breakaway and is a goal short of the Gordie Howe Hat Trick I predicted.

    Come on guys, the man is on a mission!!

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      I’m overjoyed with Mr. Moen’s showing this season. I posted often this summer that he’s not a first-liner, but he seems determined to make me reconsider. I think this is a result of the addition of Erik Cole and the return of Max Pacioretty to the lineup, with these two it relieves the pressure on him and Andrei Kostitsyn to try to be who they are not meant to be. All four of them complement each other and make each other better, and give opposing coaches and defencemen a headache in trying to figure out who to cover.

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      How about it NHL? No fighting, just hockey?

      http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/

    • VancouverHab says:

      Amen! (and he was dissed as useless here not one week ago by the mob.)

  8. mrhabby says:

    when all the injured players return the powers to be will have some very interesting descions to make.

    gomer
    markov
    white
    campoli

    nice game by the habs just enough effort for the win. strong game by cole,eller , subban. i like the movement of the team as one unit..speed and forechecking and no gomez.
    still like to see the team become more nastier but thats for another day.

  9. habstrinifan says:

    Went to join a hockey forum and a virulent case of nationalistic jingoism broke out. Enough of the American/Canadian debate and who are the better class of people please.

  10. Everlasting1 says:

    Kessel on a tear with count’em..10G, 9A.

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    “And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people. And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain.” – Deuteronomy 2:33

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

  11. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …quite a conundrum of decisions not far away …especially on D …just exactly will be the difference Markov makes to Our D …He has not played hard minutes for almost 2 years …He will be playing on a questionable problematic knee …In Subban, Gorges, Gill, Spacek, Diaz, Weber (and even Emelin) We have a blend of D, though not Bad Ass Goliaths, play with exceptional speed, skating ability (Gill excepted), intelligence and offensive potential …that negates lack of size (speed & smarts KILL !)
    …do We really miss Markov ?

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

    • Bill says:

      Markov gives you 25 minutes of mistake-free hockey, solid defense, a good transition pass, and offensive creativity. I think he is missed.

      Good point about the long layoff and the knee, but lots of players have come back from similar surgeries and been fine.

      Full Breezer 4 Life

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      No question that we miss Andrei Markov, he’s our best defenceman. What the recent spate of success does is it reduces the pressure to rely on him too much as soon as he’s back. In three to four weeks when he plays again (fingers crossed), we can baby him back into the lineup, with 10-12, 15 minutes of ice time max, playing him against the opposition third line (not fourth, don’t want him around crashers and bangers) and second-wave powerplay. We then gradually increase his minutes according to a rigid plan arrived at in consultation with the doctors and physios, as opposed to game necessities, kind of like a pitch count for a pitcher off Tommy John surgery.

      The time also will come to put Mr. Gill and Spacek on a rotation, where they are healthy scratches to rest up in preparation for a playoff run. The Three Amigos can also be on a rotation, with Mr. Weber, Diaz and Emelin skipping roughly one game out of three. One defenceman shouldn’t be the odd man out every game, and especially not Alexei Emelin, who brings a skillset to the group that is lacking. I restate my contention that Mr. Emelin should be played over Mr. Spacek, but I understand that with the Seat of Heat Mr. Martin is on, he will play the absolute best roster he thinks he can ice to restart the team and save the season and his job.

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      How about it NHL? No fighting, just hockey?

      http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/

    • eric says:

      Start him out with PP minutes

  12. dre1744 says:

    finally JM is seeing the light Cole is finally getting first line minutes and a good 8 min on the PP. Better him then Darche.

    Oh and i never thought i’d say this but Spacek in the lineup has really settled our D down the guy also blocked 7 shots tonight!!!!!!!!

  13. HABSGUARDIANANGEL says:

    ERIC COLE was such a Monster. Hardest working player for us all season. NOw that hes getting the minutes and PP , you see everything working. This guy creates so many chances driving the net, and neutral ice speed is amazing. Love this guy.

    Next with MArkov Back, and our PP at full force, All we need to do is create penalties, and stay out the box, and with our man PRICE and SUBBAN, We Are headed to LORD STANLEY.

  14. SmartDog says:

    Julien is such a baby. When he was coach of Montreal I remember saying this: “He’s a pretty good coach, but I can’t stand his whining. Once he starts whining the game is over.”

    Really he looks like a big fat baby. It’s sad. If he were my coach I’d be embarrassed.

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  15. novahab says:

    Number one thing that has changed is they are passing the puck better and picking up the pass. Its far from excellent but a big improvement When Markov gets back watch out for the PP and the D will be the best in the league. This team is starting to look like the team we thought it would be. Biggest issue now what do you do with Gomez there is no place for him on this team.

    • dre1744 says:

      leave him up in the press box!!!!!!!! hes doing a great job up there now!!!!!!

    • Hab-Q says:

      What about that loaning him out to the team in Anchorage he played for during the lockout?

      He could buy the team and houses for all the players- hell he could put a big down payment on Anchorage!

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      “I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out”

      ~Rodney Dangerfield

  16. Hab-Q says:

    This was the quote of the night.

    Sundin at ACC, sitting between Tanenbaum and Domi. Even in retirement MLSE gives him terrible wingers.
    by mboone10/29/2011 11:42:08 PM 7:42 PM

    Good one Boone!

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    “I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out”

    ~Rodney Dangerfield

  17. immortalhab says:

    A douche?? Showing off your values??

  18. Ian Cobb says:

    We are having fun now! One thing I do not like is playing Pleks on the PK, PP, and then his regular shift. It changes the play of Patches, Gionta and himself, to the point of their shift together is not very effective. But after saying that, he pots two tonight.

  19. dre1744 says:

    I just hope this week off doesn’t kill any of our momentum that we have gained over the last three games!!!!!

  20. Duracell3 says:

    On an unrelated note, there is no end to my hatred of Tootoo.

  21. otter649 says:

    When Price grew his moustache for movember last year he played really well (if I remember correctly) so hopefully he will grow anothe one this year with the same results………

  22. immortalhab says:

    Why are you so jealous? We didn’t ask to be superior. I’ll leave you alone now so you can go take something that doesn’t belong to you.

  23. JD_ says:

    Three solid periods of hockey from the Habs. (Also, three solid goalposts, but who’s countin’?)

    Really disciplined on the D-zone puck possession and unwillin’ to simply dump it out to relieve pressure from the Br00nz forecheck. Earlier in the season, stickin’ to this plan was killin’ the Habs. Only change on this front was Pearn out and Ladouceur in. Maybe there’s actually somethin’ to it rather than all this scapegoat hyperventilation.

    Translates into less turnovers and quality scorin’ chances on Price and a relatively seamless and threatenin’ transition game.

    The rest follows from that, cause the ice tilts down to the Br00nz end and the Habs are skatin’ around a slow D and can risk a more aggressive forecheck. Chara looks kinda ashen and sick. The rest of the D-corps sags in the absence of his A-game.

    Julien had them out hard to try and take it back in the third. Carey Price, baby!

    The RDS compilation of Julien’s facial expressions had us all howlin’. That was effin’ priceless.

  24. Everlasting1 says:

    Those Hab-loving refs keeled this affair. (yes, sarcasm)
    Subban sure got the better of Ference after blocking his shot, all in yo face about it, followed by a shove for good measure. Any wonder why so many dis him? The following ppg adds the insult.
    B’s never really got outta the gate, and the penalties took their toll.

    Edit: Oh yea, a reminder to JM..DD over Gomer. Clear enough?

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    “And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people. And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain.” – Deuteronomy 2:33

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

  25. twilighthours says:

    How is emelin going to get back in the lineup? The worst D man out there right now is gill, and he’s not sitting. You can’t sit weber, Diaz, or spacek – these guys have been great.

    • Hab-Q says:

      that’s ok. guys’ll get banged-up – it’s a long season.

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      “I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out”

      ~Rodney Dangerfield

    • Duracell3 says:

      Spacek won’t last, if history is any indicator, someone on the back end will get hurt.

    • otter649 says:

      Emelin will (may) be back in the lineup when The Habs lose that is usually the philosophy used by most teams when moving players in or out of the lineup or goalie changes………

  26. HardHabits says:

    The CBC are way off base with this calling the Pearn replacement lacking class.

    Pearn was a video man. He would look at the tapes and want to talk about them the next day after they were studied. Apparently there was a rift between him and Muller in terms of style. The disagreement was with involving the making the transitions during the game as opposed to during practice.

    Ladouceur is also an ex-defense man.

    What a load of crap for the CBC to try and slander the Habs that way.

    The Habs are to its fans the way a family member is, like a parent or a child. You may be critical with them or show them tough love but if somebody else slanders them you come to their defense unconditionally.

    People agreeing with CBC on this don’t call yourself Hab fans.

    • Chorske says:

      People agreeing with CBC on this don’t call yourself Hab fans.

      I agreed with you up until the moment you typed THAT.

      • HardHabits says:

        Maybe I should have said “People agreeing with CBC should rethink their loyalties as Hab fans.”

        I didn’t watch the CBC piece because I watched RDS so maybe I shouldn’t even comment. But it appears like it was a nice smear job.

        I’ve read some comments from the usual Hab haters in support of the CBC’s position. It’s what made me say it that way.

        My instinct was to circle the wagons and protect my team not jump on the hate train.

        • Chorske says:

          Fair enough. Like I said, I definitely agree that the CBC took the wrong stance on this.

          • HardHabits says:

            I appreciate it when you guys keep me on my toes. It tends to temper my perspective.

            It’s like hearing your voice on a tape recording. You’re all like, “was that me who said that?”

    • HabinBurlington says:

      I agree, that is why as soon as i heard it, I posted complaint. Elliot Friedman should have explained whole scenario rather than just spewing what he hears somewhere and doesn’t provide the defensible context in which Mtl offerd him another job etc..

    • Ian Cobb says:

      Pearn leaned on Muller last year for implementation and communication. This year he was lost without it, and the team was in a funk. With two many men on the ice and confusion on and off the bench. Right call was made.

    • Nina76 says:

      I agree with you 100%…………..Iwas shocked at the cbc panel calling Pearn’s firing classless …………… WHAT!!!!!!for mne something happened maybe we will know sometime what the deal was……………..it seems funny that after he was fired the team seemed to come around…..GO FIGURE!! congrats to the team good game I BELIEVE

  27. novahab says:

    Pearn was given the job of the D and the players did not respond and he was fired. Hey this is not grade school it a billion dollar sport and winning is the only thing that counts. Those A-holes on CBC calling this a classless act have their agenda to say that. Now that the Habs are winning they will be pressured not to shove the Leafs down out throats every sat. night. Ther is only onething that is classless and thats the CBC and how they spend out tax dollars.

  28. habstrinifan says:

    Funny how when you read a 4-2score, it makes the last 5 minutes of the 3rd period seem easy… it wasnt.

    Congrat boys!

    Now on to a break.. some real intense participation/involvement in the practices by the two Randys and come back with the same aplomb you showed in period 1 and most of 2.

    And JM .. dont scribble any negatives re Eller in that book after this game…

    I am being convinced with each game that my theories re the dismissal of PP were right and hence it will be a different team from now on.

    Which is why I am surprised and a little disappointed that no one echoed my concern at what PP said in his interview. I refuse to go rea d it again.. but he basically said that he will be bending JM’s ear over the situation.

    PLEASE PLEASE PP… Let it be. Leave JM alone… let him ‘grow’ with the two Randys.

    PG .. it’s ok to keep PP around in some job… but keep him away from JM. You have been crucified for your move. But I think it was a SMART and necessary move. I wont go over my reasoning again. So please PG.. see to it that PP does not distract JM from totally embracing the ‘change’ you talked about, which I expect to be supplied in a big way by the two Randys.

    These 3 games were tentative steps and it’s early.. but darn it things are looking different in a good way.

    CONGRATS TO THE TEAM…. practise well … I cant wait till the next game.

  29. OneTimer says:

    great game, but man, cammy looked off tonight. Eller is our Sundin (too early?). what do we do when gomez comes back?

    • JohnBellyful says:

      Sorry, OT, you got it wrong. Cherry said post-game Cammy was the leader on this team.
      Riiiiight. He had a subpar game despite picking up two assists.
      But Cherry Knows Best (it’s a sitcom currently in development for syndication).

  30. HabinBurlington says:

    I can finally start to look at league standings in the morning and not freak out.

  31. Bob_Sacamano says:

    Nice game, happy with the whole team. Now five days without a game, what am I supposed to do at night (here in Europe), sleep? Damn it.

    Btw: I guess we won´t read anything from RetroMikey and the other idiots here tonight.

  32. Tony McLean says:

    Price is still serving up pies even when he wins. That’s gotta stop.

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    When Gandhi Gauthier and Mohandas Martin took over from Bob ‘BGL’ Gainey things went from bad to wuss.

  33. arrow says:

    Next game should be great, Ottawa is playing awesome comeback hockey but Price is better than all their 3 goalies in at the same time! GO HABS GO!!!! Nothing feels better than beating Boston 2 in a row!

    PK

  34. hansolo says:

    Let me admit that I was starting to lose confidence in JM when I saw the team play listlessly against Calgary and one game against Toronto, when losses were piling up, and that I thought he had lost the room when Price was letting in goals, he called out Erik Cole in public and certain vets seemed to be quite slow at picking up assignments.

    Well, I was wrong. He hasn’t lost the toom and his “system”, the subject of so much criticism, has allowed inexperienced defensemen to play competitively, and forwards to score. I know we’ll lose games and probably have several losses in a row at some point. But the team is trying, and hasn’t quit and doesn’t look it’s going to any time soon. And that’s what I’ll remember when we do have several losses in a row.

    I’ll also say I was unconvinced Bugs’ boy DD could play center in the NHL. Well, DD is proving me wrong. I’d be thrilled if he keeps proving me wrong. The kids are all right. It’s some of the vets (you know who they are) that need to pick up their games from where they are now. I think they will, though — peer pressure will make them.

    GO HABS GO!

  35. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …any of You older Guys think when Cole gets a head of steam that He reminds Us of Frank Mahovlich a bit ?

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  36. Chorske says:

    Nice game boys.

    Few things give me more pleasure than discomfiture in Boston.

    If the Bruins fire Julien after tonight, that will make two times the Habs get him fired. I always felt he didn’t get a fair shake in Montreal- but watching how he coaches this Bruins team has helped me get over that. He’s a ponce.

    • twocents says:

      I dislike him.

      Vigneault was the one I felt bad for.

    • Hab-Q says:

      He won the cup 4 months ago. he be around for the balance of this year.
      The Bruin players are still dining out on the Cup win.
      Julien didn’t forget how to coach over the summer.

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      “I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out”

      ~Rodney Dangerfield

    • carolinahab says:

      Begining or ending your arguments based on country of orgin gives you a lifetime membership to the Don Cherry fan club. Like Chorske I live in South Florida but also was there to bus folks to the demonstration in support of Canadian federalism. No lessons in Canadian or American civility required.

    • habstrinifan says:

      Would love to see if the McGuires and the rest of the NHL gang would be as self-righteous in their condemnation of Neely if he fires Julien.

      We have a team that was floundering badly, the GM makes a move and they all treat him as some sort of leper. I am NOT a PG fan but fair is fair! He gave one of his most detailed and revealing explanations of why he made the move. When last did you basically hear a GM come right out and admit he (went against his coach) had to ‘convince’ his coach on the need for the change. PG was very forthright in that press conference. He should have been given more credit for it.

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      Discomfiture, nice word.

      Now all we need is for the Leafs to come back to earth so I don’t have to skip over so much of SportsCentre, I’m wearing out my remote button.

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      http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/

  37. Jdub1985 says:

    So does this mean JM is locked in for the year?

  38. VancouverHab says:

    Chorske: You’re 100% right IMO–(1.) Canadians are almost indistinguishable from Americans in most repects, (2.) Canadians are unsufferably self-righteous in many cases (3.) Canadians’ unique identity is for all intents & purposes saying how incredibly superior to Americans they are,, (4.) the keeping of traditions & rules in hockey–a conservative attitude to hockey–is all-but entirely Canadian. Americans for the most part could not care less about glowing pucks or whatever else.

    • dhenry1234 says:

      Hate to say it but the entire rest of the world have an identity of saying how incredibly superior to americans they are lmao

    • Tony McLean says:

      Unsufferably LOL

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      When Gandhi Gauthier and Mohandas Martin took over from Bob ‘BGL’ Gainey things went from bad to wuss.

    • Habitant in Surrey says:

      …took the words out of My mouth VH …too many Canadians with fatuous, ignorant naive superiority complexes when it comes to Their opinions of Our Brothers to the South
      …penis envy ?

      Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
      http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

    • twilighthours says:

      Canadians’ unique identity is nothing more than a superiority complex over Americans? You are laughable. And insufferable, as well.

    • Chorske says:

      Thanks for the support. I love my country, and I also love where I am living. I am not blind to its faults– but too many Canadians whistle past the graveyard. You want true conservatism? Go to rural New Brunswick. Or Alberta. Or talk to some of the nobs in the mucho dinero seats at the Bell Centre. THAT is where you will find conservatives. Heck, I’m in the deep south and all of my neighbors are hippies, or gay, or inveterate potheads and live-and-let-live beach bums. This notion of a monolithic, warlike, conservative America is so ridiculous, so smug, so paranoid.

      • VancouverHab says:

        I too love Canada (and am proud to stay here), but being an immigant I get a bit of distance, and notice all the arrogance and simple-mindedness of Canadians toward Americans–whom they are almost identical to!

    • Duracell3 says:

      I assume you are from Vancouver, and with that perspective, I think that what you say is true. Here though, it’s hard to draw the same similarities on things outside of hockey.

      I can though probably relate to Americans about as much as I can to you outside of Quebec, although that isn’t saying much. Obviously I’d rather not be associated with either country, but that is another discussion.

    • Old Bald Bird says:

      Talks about insufferably self-righteous …

  39. twocents says:

    I wonder if Chicago would trade Hossa for Gomez…

  40. duffy says:

    The Mighty BOSTON GOO…….INS

  41. arrow says:

    Nice of the fans to acknowledge Eller as a star (1st Goal of the season) even though he had some costly blunders.

    PK

  42. LL says:

    Never in doubt.

    Spatch is a different person when allowed to play on his natural side.

    Cole COLE

    Jm is still in power but doesn’t hold the majority. Thank God

    Cammy and Gio – horrible

    Julien’s facial expressions. LMAO

    • Hab-Q says:

      looks like JM’s leash has been shortened.

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      “I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out”

      ~Rodney Dangerfield

  43. HabinBurlington says:

    Well I have no idea how removing Pearn caused this but along with creating a real 4th line the team is playing much better. Have to believe watching Blunden give his all is infectious, we see Moen stand up to Thornton etc..

    Well played game overall.

  44. shootdapuck says:

    Wonder what or who the moronic Jack Edwards is blaming?

    … the fans of the Boston Bruins now have lost forever any right to complain that “the league” is out to get their team, and that the Montreal Canadiens have some kind of pull inside the NHL home office.

    Charles P. Pierce – Boston Globe

  45. Hab-Q says:

    Benny was a scratch for Boston.

    Good pick-up there Julien!

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    “I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out”

    ~Rodney Dangerfield

  46. twocents says:

    Loving Cole.

    • Sean Bonjovi says:

      Cole impressed me! He’s was dangerous any time he was near the puck, but late in the 3rd he also came back really deep in his own end and picked up some loose puck. Great game from him.

      “Andrei Kostitsyn is a better hockey player than Max Pacioretty”
      - Sean Bonjovi

      • neumann103 says:

        A bunch of times where he demonstrated that deceptive speed. Very hard to defend coming off that off wing.

        Nice diligent puck pursuit again.

        “Et le but!”

  47. HabinBurlington says:

    Ha Cherry thinks lots of strange calls in Habs/Bruins game, and then Maclean eggs him into a subban comment about drawing penalties and cherry says don’t go there.

  48. scavanau says:

    Cherry with excuses and complaints

  49. Danno says:

    Habs remain undefeated in the post Perry Pearn and pink pads eras

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

    • HardHabits says:

      Spacek post Perry Pearn and pink pads era

    • slapshot777 says:

      Yes, undefeated, but a classless move by the Habs according to the guys on the hotstove and to players and GM’s around the League. I didn’t know that the habs had to get permission from the other 29 teams before making a decision on what to do with regards to their coaching.

      To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

    • Everlasting1 says:

      I attribute the wins to Gomer’s absence.

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      “And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people. And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain.” – Deuteronomy 2:33

      “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

  50. Bob says:

    Thank you Mr.Gainey

    R Clavel

  51. HardHabits says:

    I am flabbergasted. Who would have thought 3 wins in 3 games.

    - JM patting Plex on the back after the empty netter.
    - Eller being put back into the game after Boston’s 1st goal.
    - Defense driven by speed and movement.
    - Aggressive fore check even while leading.

  52. Hab-Q says:

    I filpped from RDS to CBC during the last break- Cassie Campbell was yakking- unlistenable!

    That whiny, squeaky, shrill little voice over -analyzing stating the obvious.

    Another CBC affirmative -action hire.

    Another reason to pass on HNIC

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    “I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out”

    ~Rodney Dangerfield

  53. NLhabsfan says:

    Gee Boston is in last place now:)

  54. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …not One of Us would have thunk a 3-game sweep of the Phlyers and da Booins was probable a week ago …let’s be honest
    …sweeet !!!

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  55. HabinBurlington says:

    RDS and the game itself had Price Eller Plex as 3 stars complete different from CBC

    • Sean Bonjovi says:

      did cbc pick 3 bruins?

      “Andrei Kostitsyn is a better hockey player than Max Pacioretty”
      - Sean Bonjovi

    • neumann103 says:

      What did CBC say? I thought Plekanec was the best skater on either team, and obviously Price had a big game.

      Eller was involved in the play the whole night. A very up and down game for him but you noticed him every damned shift. Could have easily had 3 goals, was a monster on the boards. Was everywhere. Bad giveaway leading to the first Boston goal. I thought the penalty call on him was beyond weak. Campbell or whoever it was just skated over his stick.

      Nice confidence builder to pt the kid out for big minutes in the third. Maybe the deuxieme etoile a bit of the same?

      “Et le but!”

      • HabinBurlington says:

        DD COLE and DIAZ on CBC

        • Everlasting1 says:

          That’s about right.

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          “And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people. And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain.” – Deuteronomy 2:33

          “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin


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