Liveblog: Another W; Jets grounded 4-3

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That’s four in a row for your mighty Montreal Canadiens.
Best thing was it didn’t come easily.
The Winnipeg Jets, who were ridding a three-game winning streak of their own, fell behind 2-0 before battling back to take the lead.
A third-period goal by Tomas Plekanec, on the deadly Canadiens power-play, was the only goal of the third period.
Carey Price, who was shaky on the first couple Jets’ goals, made huge saves down the stretch.
Canadiens penalty-kill was great late, when it had to be.

Brendan Gallagher, with a goal and an assist, was the game’s First Star.

His linemate, Alex Galchenyuk, had two assists and was Second Star.

On to Ottawa.

974 Comments

  1. habsfaninboston says:

    Thank you Gorges.

  2. SouthOttawaHabFan says:

    at this rate Chuckie will be in the ECHL next week…..

  3. Blondie says:

    Cpt. Gorges saves the day!

  4. jctremblay says:

    Price..stop smoking that weed, dude..lol…yikes

  5. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Now it gets interesting. The jets are in it, but unlike last season, the Habs are pushing back. So much more confidence this year.

    • db says:

      Agreed, judging by the start of these 2 teams.. the Jets have come back from 2-0 deficits in their last 3 games, I figured this game would be a 1 goal game. I’m confident that this years team has what it takes to win those..

  6. Adidess says:

    Glad to see Eller back on the ice right after the PP goal against us. He fell down inexplicably to allow Jets possession, which then led to the penalty and the goal. Coach knew it wasn’t his fault or wants to help him…

  7. SteverenO says:

    How long till Therrien realizes that Bouillion can NOT kill penalties?

    regards,

    Steve O.

  8. Rob Maguire says:

    Price won’t catch up to Halak’s GAA letting in softies like that. ;-)

  9. Bill says:

    Disagree Boone, wasn’t a bad goal. Price was in good position and it squirted by.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  10. frontenac1 says:

    Get your skates sharpened Lars!

  11. Propwash says:

    Oof…..

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  12. 25insight says:

    White drops is gloves so fast and without hesitation. GOTTA LOVE IT XD

  13. Rudy says:

    Whoever called center ice thank you

  14. Ice Storm says:

    Get used to it folks… Gallagher is a sniper… Have seen it many times watching him in the WHL… If he smells blood, it’s in the net… He looks small, but plays 6’4
    Sweet!!!

  15. otter649 says:

    Thorburn gives Moen a pat on the ass – Thanks for fighting I appreciate it gets the coach off my case……

  16. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    The Gallagher goal was a beauty.

    The habs are getting off some wicked shots tonight.

  17. Hobie Hansen says:

    Teaches me not to do laundry during the game! Missed Gallagehr’s goal and Moen’s fight! Son of a!!!!

  18. jctremblay says:

    Errr..those two goals were both close to NHL level shots! LOL..just kidding…freaking bullets

  19. Stormin says:

    Thorburn thanks Moen for fighting him, gotta love or hate the NHL code

  20. frontenac1 says:

    Moen couldn’t get his elbow pad off for that scrum.

  21. Propwash says:

    Moey couldn’t get his arm out.

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  22. frontenac1 says:

    Gallagher!!!Nice shot!!!

  23. savethepuck says:

    WOW! What a Great shot.

    “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
    Carey Price

  24. Danno says:

    The kid’s a sniper!

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

  25. Blondie says:

    Woohoo! Nice shot!

  26. punkster says:

    Kids today!

    ***SUBBANG BABY!!!***

  27. habsfaninboston says:

    What a shot by Gally!

  28. Haberoooo13 says:

    Holy Snipeshow

    Na Na Na Les Canadiens Les Canadiens

  29. Adidess says:

    Wow, Gallagher! I love you, kid !

  30. Rudy says:

    Any free feed?

  31. Propwash says:

    GALLYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!

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  32. SuperHabFan says:

    DD is too slow, getting pushed around, just looks completely out of place…

  33. Haberoooo13 says:

    Eller definitely not the weak link on that line!

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  34. JIMVINNY says:

    DD is slow and can’t hold onto the puck. I think everyone has him figured out.

  35. Phil C says:

    Pavelec had a “wtf was that?” reaction to Bourque’s shot. lol What a bullet.

  36. Danno says:

    That Gallagher is fun to watch.

    Full of pee and vinegar.

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  37. Rudy says:

    Not on NHL isn’t there a feed that folks have posted on here before I should have saved it sorry

  38. Blondie says:

    Loving the aggressiveness of the team these days. They’re aggressive in all 3 zones, and looking more confident all the time.

  39. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …many here pissed about NHL Centre Ice not carrying tonight’s game

    …moi aussi !!! …tabernac :(

    …I opted for Centre Ice rather than RDS this season

    …the last Florida game and tonight’s not available

    …would someOne here know how Centre Ice works ? …I had assumed that ALL games are broadcast …seems that is not so

    …my internet is Telus here in BC …are other BC Fans also not seeing this game on Centre Ice, if You are subscribing ?

    …and, what is NHL Ice …selected games ? …or are all games supposed to be available ?

    …at the moment I am watching on PC with justintv.com stream …but would prefer, of course, to watch on My TV

    …anyOne that could explain Centre Ice would be appreciated before I call Telus and make some poor little customer relations girl weep from My frustration :)

    • CHHockeywife96 says:

      SO annoyed that once again CENTER ICE not showing the game

    • Keener_7 says:

      I’m not exactly sure. I’m am in Alberta and have Telus sat. TV. (really just bell re-branded) Right now I have the free preview of NHL center ice and the game is showing on NHLH4 ch # 1454. I just find it odd that some would get the game with Center ice and others not.

  40. Boomer says:

    gotta love gallagher… he can take it and dish it back at ya

  41. Strummer says:

    Kaberle, Amstrong, Antripov,, Ponikorovsky Wellwoood + TSN announcer Dennis Beyak- It’s a friggin Leaf reunion- scary vibe!

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  42. PeriodPain says:

    What’s with Bourque’s face? Looks like his upper lip is destroyed

  43. savethepuck says:

    Rene Bourque just got his first and he deserves it the way he’s played the first 4 games. Great shot. He’s night and day from how he was last year. And of course Marky puts it in the perfect spot for the one-timer
    “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
    Carey Price

  44. BigBird19 says:

    Centre Ice coverage here (TSN) in upstate NY- although its a horribly blurry non- high def feed

  45. Bill says:

    That’s it Gallagher, let ‘em know you’re there!

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  46. Rudy says:

    Help need a feed center ice isn’t showing the game

  47. Haberoooo13 says:

    that’s a bold statement

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  48. 24more says:

    No Centre Ice coverage for me here in New York City (Optimum Cable). So frustrating!! Boone, we’re relying on you more than ever!!

  49. Haberoooo13 says:

    Justice…Bourque has worked his tail off

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  50. habsfaninboston says:

    Nice to see Bourque break the ice.

  51. Boomer says:

    ata boy Bourque

  52. Blondie says:

    BOURQUE! And the PP is on fire!

  53. Propwash says:

    Holyshit…. BOURQUE!!!!

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  54. Mondou6 says:

    Center Ice isn’t working for me either.

  55. Strummer says:

    Anything new on PK in the last 5 minutes?

    I heard he was at the concession stand asking for a side of beef on a kaiser.

    Grass fed SVP.

    Easy on the salt, I’m in training

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  56. punkster says:

    I like this “last possible option…dump it in” version of the Habs…every shift tries to make a play to gain the O zone.

    ***SUBBANG BABY!!!***

  57. Bill says:

    Desharnais is in such a deep funk not even James Brown could get him out.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  58. Les Canayens says:

    I for one appreciate that Markov and Gorges were frank in their statements about PK. That means they’re not robots (on the surface or not) who just spew clichés even if there are issues in the dressing room.

    Also, if those statements were true, it will only prevent PK from falling into complacency when he re-integrate into the team. He’ll have to work extra hard to regain his statue as a first-pair defenceman.

  59. habsonfire says:

    I can’t see Boones blog on my blackberry. Can anyone help.

  60. Rudy says:

    Why the hell is center ice not showing this game it’s supposed to

  61. red13am says:

    Living in Buffalo, I bought center ice to watch my Habs games. Center ice is conveniently not playing the game without any notice. Come on…

  62. Strummer says:

    TSN Winnipeg broadcast is on Centre Ice.

    Channel 453 on Rogers in GTA

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  63. kempie says:

    Wow, what a great pace for the first few shifts.

  64. Stuck_in_To. says:

    Re: I have a bad feeling about this game. And a bad performance, if it comes to pass, will be blamed on the distraction of P.K. signing
    by Mike Boone 7:39 PM

    Laugh or cry … I am undecided …

  65. Blondie says:

    Eller lookin’ lively to start

  66. Stevie.Ray says:

    Bork will score two tonight

  67. Andy and the habs says:

    Ok, come forward 42 of you. Toronto as second favoured team?

    • savethepuck says:

      Has to be 1 or 2 posters over stuffing the ballot box. As a 3rd generation Hab fan, I was brought up to hate everything Leafs.

      “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
      Carey Price

    • Dunboyne Mike says:

      Anyone who remembers Lanny MacDonald skating around the Forum holding the Cup can NOT have clicked Calgary.

      Vancouver: even against the hateful Bruins in the finals, remember how hard it was to like the Canucks?

      Can we assume Oiler popularity is Great One residue?

  68. patience is a virtue says:

    Apologies for asking, but does anyone have a link for the game?

  69. Rad says:

    Should be a good game tonight. Gotta give the edge to the home team.

  70. Boomer says:

    “Do you see him here?” Markov asked. “I’m only talking about tonight’s game and tomorrow night’s game.”

    Subban’s former defence partner, Josh Gorges, was cautious when asked about Subban’s return and said it was important for all the players to buy into the system.

    Said Gorges: “I’m tired of talking about one guy. I’m glad it’s over.”

    When someone suggested to Lars Eller that P.K. wanted to be known as The Subbanator, the Danish forward replied: “We’re going to call him Pernell.”

    Anyone else read between the lines there?

    • punkster says:

      Somebody else want to take this one? I’m bored with the topic.

      ***SUBBANG BABY!!!***

    • EricMelvin says:

      “Do you see him here?” Markov asked. “I’m only talking about tonight’s game and tomorrow night’s game.”
      (Stop asking me stupid questions.)
      Subban’s former defence partner, Josh Gorges, was cautious when asked about Subban’s return and said it was important for all the players to buy into the system.
      (Nothing to see here)
      Said Gorges: “I’m tired of talking about one guy. I’m glad it’s over.”
      (Stop asking me stupid questions)
      When someone suggested to Lars Eller that P.K. wanted to be known as The Subbanator, the Danish forward replied: “We’re going to call him Pernell.”
      (You can call me Larry, if you stop asking me stupid questions)
      Anyone else read between the lines there?

    • Bun E. Laroque says:

      Can’t blame Markov for being sick of talking to the press about Subban. This, however, doesn’t have anything to do with his attitude towards playing hockey with him. Georgas comment is taken out of context. He’s inarticulate anyhow. Eller is from Denmark.

  71. Haberoooo13 says:

    Joe Bowen almost just said that Reimer is as good as Miller

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    • Strummer says:

      I heard that. LMFAO.

      Bowen is the WORST offender in terms of being a “Homer” announcer.

      When he’s on the radio with Jim Ralph he’s unbearable

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      • Haberoooo13 says:

        The logic he used about save percentage I guess could be carried over to a goalie who played 1 game stopped 28 of 30 shots and has a career 93.3%

        I was going to say a goalie who went in for a minute and stopped the one shot he faced and had a career 1.000 Save %…but I didn’t want to be extreme.. ;)

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      • Dunboyne Mike says:

        Jack Edwards defines homer.

    • savethepuck says:

      Reimer was an elite goalie for 2 months in early 2011 ;)

      “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
      Carey Price

  72. savethepuck says:

    I don’t expect this team to finish 47-1, I’m just hoping they’re 4-1 after tonight. Drop the puck.

    “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
    Carey Price

  73. Adidess says:

    I read an article this morning (may have been from the Gazette) where the writer surmised that the players feel like PK gets a disproportionate level of attention on the team from both fans and media.

    When cameras enter the dressing room they tend to gravitate towards Subban’s locker and he, in turn, often manages to put on a show with broad smiles and expansive answers regardless of the questions being asked.

    I get that the players feel that even their wins haven’t been commented on enough because of the PK saga.

    But what I don’t get is how all this is PK’s fault. Gorges and the team went to arbitration 2 years ago on contract matters. PK’s contract wasn’t the first to drag on (remember the lockout). Price contact was signed late without a lockout.

    And on the popularity thing, you know what, the guy is pretty outgoing, he’s articulate, insightful, and always good for nice soundbites, in addition to being a very good player, good for him. So he should stop smiling and learn to mumble to conform with secret locker room guidelines from the 60s? I don’t know.

    The veterans could have easily used their clichés on this occasion to say, ‘well, glad he’ll be here to help our team’. They chose not to. The media did what they do best, but that one is on the players.

  74. Stevie.Ray says:

    So this is Pittsburgh’s second game on TSN, compared to Montreal’s 0 (in SK). They’re even playing another Canadian team! It’s hard being a Habs fan in Western Canada.

  75. Habs_4_ever says:

    Regarding Josh Gorges’ response about the media focusing only on one player when they are playing as a group and no player is more important than the team. That is not the same response he gave yesterday when he was asked how he felt about the two Gallys being with the team. He jut couldn’t contain his excitement about it. I am a big fan of the team but the obvious lukewarm attitude about P.K. leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

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