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. The Gonk says:

    Nice comeback. The Jets size was a factor – wait for what the Bruins can do. Emelin was impressive. Our rookies continue to look super. A healthy Markov is a beautiful thing. Struggles on face-offs will haunt us eventually, especially on the penalty kill. This organization is ruining Eller. Put him back at center, perhaps put DD on the wing if that line stays together. Teams now are aware of DD, so its going to be harder for him. Let’s see if he breaks through.

    • FunkyCrabChairNF says:

      You can’t ruin something that was never established. I loved the kid at first. I just don’t think he has the intensity. Or awareness. But definitely the skill.

  2. Adidess says:

    The dangerous thing is they come up with new stuff every day and the constant negativity and nitpicking will eventually take hold in people’s minds and probably affect how fans react to how he plays and the mistakes he makes on the ice. I feel they should be calming the situation down right now, not exacerbating it.

    Examples:

    Tonight Benoit Brunet introduced a new one about PK telling teammates at the end of last season that he’d be coming back to the room making Drew Doughty money. Now whether that is true is in question, but even if it is, do we know the context enough to be sure he wasn’t goofing around when he said it? From there, they speculated that he might have to crawl his way into the dressing room from this embarrassment.

    Later, they wondered whether PK should be reinserted into the line-up on the road just so fans don’t give him a bad reception on his first game at home. I mean, when exactly did this guy become such a villain that this Mtl crowd who loves him would now be getting ready to boo him? Or is it that they’re trying to give people ideas?

    I know they’re stirring the pot for ratings and it shouldn’t bother me, but I feel all this is unfair to a 23-yr old who’s done nothing wrong we can really point to, except maybe rubbing some oversensitive people the wrong way. End of rant.

    • Sportfan says:

      Funny enough when they were doing the introductions they showed PK and there were a few boos but nothing compared to the cheers PK will be fine, but with the chemistry of Diaz and Markov on the PP don’t expect PK to get top PP minutes

      http://nickolaisblog.wordpress.com/

    • jedimyrmidon says:

      It is rather frustrating because the media can shape people’s opinions whether they admit to it or not.

      They must be extremely amused fantasizing about knocking down the most popular player on the team a few pegs and then devising pointless schemes to restore his damaged image.

      Oh well, hopefully PK can re-integrate himself onto the team without any problems.

      • savethepuck says:

        I think the media can only influence stupid people’s opinions, so maybe it doesn’t count.

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

  3. commandant says:

    With all the hand wringing in here, I’m glad we actually won the game. What would it be if we lost?

    Go Habs Go!
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  4. Habilis says:

    Replay starts right now on RDS. You know you wanna watch. ;)

  5. JF says:

    RDS displayed this comparison of the Habs after five games last season and this season:

    SAISONS–PJ–V–D–P/F–BP—BC–PTS—-LP—LC—AVA—-DÉS–

    2011-2012–5—1–3—0-1—12—-16——3—-174—123—9,52%–80,00%

    2012-2013–5—4–1—0-0—17—-10——8—–135–131–29,63%–81,48%

    (PJ : parties jouées ; V : victoires ; D : défaites ; P/F : prolongation-fusillade ; BP : buts pour ; BC : buts contre ; LP : lancers pour ; LC : lancers contre ; AVA : avantage numérique ; DÉS : désavantage numérique.)

    Not only did we have only 3 points last year (1 victory, 1 OT loss), but the powerplay was clicking at a pitiful 9.52%, and even the penalty kill was worse than this year’s.

    There’s still room for improvement in some areas. The penalty kill needs to be better (and I have confidence that it will), and faceoffs are still a major weakness. I don’t think I saw us win a single one in the second period and was surprised to see that the final tally was 49%-51% for the Jets. If the coaches can’t help the guys improve, maybe we should hire a faceoff specialist (Yannic Perreault?) And Therrien needs to find a way to get the first line producing more. I wouldn’t mind seeing Eller at centre and DD on the wing for a game or two.

  6. Seps says:

    So are we in the Cup finals yet? Just kidding, but the 4-1 start feels good. Love what Therrien’s doing with the team, I’ve been waiting years to see Moen on the 4th line. And the reign of the oppressor on young players is over. Love seeing the Gally’s get playing time in all faucets of the game, well deserved. Another great point is the team is winning with Price not at his best. We could not do that last year. Go Habs Go!

  7. Sportfan says:

    So I was at the game as some of you know and I have a question, were the refs as bad as they seemed? Or were we just booing too much haha??

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  8. FormalWare says:

    Both Bourque and Cole off the schneid! Larry, next! Amen.

    If Eller were pronounced “Ell-ay”, Larry would be #2 with a bullet!

  9. jedimyrmidon says:

    The Antichambre now on Eller’s case. To them DD is untouchable at centre despite him struggling to produce anything. To them, there’s no question that Eller isn’t a Top 6 player despite Eller pretty much never being given a chance AT CENTRE where everyone and their dog knows he’s comfortable. Hey, not every centre can play the wing. Can’t fault him for that.

    Under JM, Eller was only given the 3rd line centre role so it’s no surprise that evolving almost exclusively under that system he can’t immediately start producing on the wing on the 1st line with DD struggling. The AC’s lack of perspective is maddening.

  10. HardHabits says:

    To be fair both Carbonneau and Gaston Therrien were in PK’s corner all night. It was Michel Bergeron that was all grumpy. And the moderator. He’s a pot stirrer. PJ Stock was the resident idiot again.

    GT said that Subban makes the Habs a better team and when he gets up to playing 20 minutes a game is going to take the load off of Markov and Boullion and extend their careers.

    The fact is Subban has integrating to do (don’t get all PC on me now). He missed camp. He hasn’t played in any of the 5 games the other players were involved in.

    If the way things have been done up to now are any indication, Bergevin and Therrien are going to have a good discussion with Subban and they are going to welcome him aboard. I have full confidence in this training staff.

    • K-hab25 says:

      +1, As usual lately, it’s so great to have you back bro. The tanking schtick was funny, but I prefer the intelligent, well spoken (or written) Hard Habits.

  11. ProHabs says:

    1) Eller should be playing center with DD on the wing with Cole. Eller is much better at center than on the wing and DD played well on the wing when he did 2 years ago in the playoffs against the Bruins

    2) The great thing about having PK back is that with so many back to back games this year, Markov can play 28 minutes one game and then the next game Terrien can play PK 28 minutes. Rotate the high D minutes between them 2 and we are all set.

  12. kmachabs27 says:

    Secondaryy scorinngggggggg, havent seen this in a while, bring on that walrus face lookin idiot tommorow and his girl guide team. #Habssssss

  13. Adidess says:

    @Bill J
    I had a sense of what it was going to be like dans l’Antichambre tonight based on the ‘entrees’ they served during first intermission. Opted to skip it.

    A good thing this kid is tough. The level of animosity built up against him in the Montreal media (esp the commentariat side) and the adversity he will likely face on the ice and in his own dressing room upon his return will require a mental fortitude and a poise he may have never had to show or use before in his young life.

    Hope he fits in well and the team continues to win for everyone’s sake. Otherwise, stuff is going to hit the fan and he’ll get the blame no matter what he does.

    Praying for a long winning streak…

    • K-hab25 says:

      You have to remember these guys mean nothing. During these negotiations I have been firmly on Bergevin’s side, but Subban is a very talented player and it’s obvious MB and MT understand that. That is all that matters. These guys have zero influence on Bergevin.

      • Bill J says:

        Except the fact MT hung out with these fools last year.

        He trashed PK like Michel Bergeron/PJ did, he just sounded smarter saying it.

        That all being said, I respect MT so far. And whatever is decided, I’m sure he will do what’s best for the Habs first.


        Go Habs Go!

        • K-hab25 says:

          I still think these guys are detatched from the situation. It’s alot easier to dismiss Subban because of his personality when your job doesn’t depend on it. I think Therrien realises his team is better with Subban, than without him.

  14. K-hab25 says:

    Am I the only one in a state of euphoria over our two rookies playing at such a high level. When was the last time a pair of rookies have had this type of impact on our beloved team?

    • Bill J says:

      1986.


      Go Habs Go!

      • otter649 says:

        1986 had a bunch of rookies on the team who had graduated from The AHL team that won The Calder Cup in 1985…..

      • K-hab25 says:

        Good call Bill, one of the best rookie classes of the last 30 years.

        PS. I apologize for yesterday, you’re a quality poster and person.

      • savethepuck says:

        I remember rookies in 86, but none of them were 18, just out of junior, while the other had only played 1/2 season in the AHL. This is very rare considering both were juniors last year. They shouldn’t both be playing this good after a handful of NHL games. I am beyond excited.

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

        • Bill J says:

          Roy was 19, as Galchenyuck will be soon as well.

          Yes, Roy won the Calder in previous year, but he only played the playoffs in the AHL that year, goaltenders don’t do the 18 year old jump, to do it at 19? Still very impressive.

          Galagher is 20, and fits the “others” catagory you mentioned.


          Go Habs Go!

          • savethepuck says:

            Almost like Carey. He did the Calder Cup run in 2007 like Roy in 1985. I think he turned 20, a few weeks before training camp when he made the Habs in 07-08.

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

          • K-hab25 says:

            Yup

    • Habilis says:

      You are not alone sir. Watching those two on the rush is just plain fun. I can’t remember any rookie looking this good, this early in a season, let alone two.

      Edit: Good call on ’86. I don’t actually remember that one, too young.

      As an aside, is Galchenyuk better, like alot better, than Yakupov? I don’t watch enough Oiler games to know, not that anyone could yet. Will be interesting to watch.

      • Bill J says:

        Re Galchenyuck being better then Yakupov?

        I believe he is. Habs colored glasses not withstanding. In fact, if memory serves some scouts had Galchenyuck as a #1 candidate for his draft year until his injury of course derailed that hope.

        We are extremely lucky, and should be thankful Columbus passed on 1) the craziest trade offer EVER! 2) Galchenyuck.


        Go Habs Go!

      • K-hab25 says:

        IMHO Galchenyuk is Crosby, and Yakupov is Ovechkin. Not saying either will be that good, but Yakupov is a pure goal scorer, Galchenyuk is a more complete offensive player. Again, just my humble opinion.

  15. ProHabs says:

    anyone know when CH24 is on. Any way I can watch the first episode. thanks.

  16. HabsRule93 says:

    IN Gally we Prust

  17. HardHabits says:

    The Gally’s lead the team with a +4 each.

    • K-hab25 says:

      These two have brought so much to this years team. Not only points, but effort and excitement. I’m just in a permanent state of bliss. Go Habs Go!!!

    • savethepuck says:

      That is a very impressive stat I was unaware of. Tells me they are playing good offensively, which is easy to see, but also responsibly at the other end. Honestly didn’t pay attention to how many goals against when they are on the ice, but it’s good to know.

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

  18. Dulljerk says:

    Lars Eller better get better or I think MB will send him packing. Already been in MT’s doghouse once and he does not look comfortable out there.

    No eternal reward will forgive us for wasting the dawn.

    • deuce6 says:

      Send Eller and Weber to Chicago for Andrew Shaw..I’m telling ya, Shaw is a much better fit…He can play center and wing, brings grit and a scoring touch..Besides, there is the Bergevin connection….

      ——————

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

  19. axxerd says:

    I think it is obvious that Eller and Weber will be traded.

    Eller will probably be great with another team, but he needs to play centre. He can’t play on the wing, and right now there is no room for him at centre.

    —-
    Newfoundland’s biggest Habs fan. Hands down.

    • Mr. Biter says:

      Right now there is no room for Eller. If AGally would have been sent down to OHL Eller’s playing ,but now we’re pretty set at center and he’ll probably sit or be traded. Not his fault we just got better. Did not help himself with foolish penalty which lead to Jets goal. BTW Kabs was +2 tonite. only hab d-man with a + rating.
      For good or bad MT is going to show PK who’s boss.
      Other than that another win. Excellent. CP is making the big saves when he’s under pressure.

      Mr. Biter
      No Guts No Glory

    • savethepuck says:

      Let’s see if MT’s “tough love” approach works on Lars before we discard him so quickly, he’s only played 3 games, and I thought he looked really good to start the game.

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

      • Mr. Biter says:

        Nothing against Eller in fact I defended him yesterday when someone said he was a soft player.He’s going to have to work his way into the line up or be ready to play if one of our other centers gets hurt. Right now he’s #5 on the center depth chart as he’s not going to center the 4th line with White being center on that line.

        Mr. Biter
        No Guts No Glory

        • savethepuck says:

          They may see a better future for him on the wing based on the depth chart. I am not going to guess the organizations plans for him yet, I’m willing to give it some time to see.

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

  20. Bill J says:

    I just lost 20 minutes ill never get back. Damn Antichambre.

    Holy crap, with the exception of Gaston and Guy. They really like to beat down on PK, specially PJ and Michel… Ouch!


    Go Habs Go!

    • jedimyrmidon says:

      It’s crazy how analysts can dislike a player sooo much. So much.

      And it’s funny, because PK isn’t a guy who:
      - plays when he feels like it/lazy/enigmatic/inconsistent
      - is a hot head
      - doesn’t produce/contribute
      - is a dirty player like Marchand
      - is stagnating

      PK’s attitude should be more ‘annoying’ if anything, but nothing worth such scrutiny.

  21. ProHabs says:

    Anyone missing AK47 yet.

  22. andykirstein says:

    Not crapping on them. Love them as much as anyone. Just a reality check.
    Eagerly waiting to see how we handle ourselves in those buildings

  23. lavie says:

    Both teams likely play back-up goalies tomorrow.

    • deuce6 says:

      John Lu ‏@JohnLuTSNMtl

      #Habs Budaj will get his first start of the season in Ottawa Wednesday night.

      ——————

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

      • Chuck says:

        Good move. It gets Budaj a game, and gives Price three days off before a back to back on the weekend.

        ___________________________________________________
        Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

  24. deuce6 says:

    Eller and Weber to Chicago for Andrew Shaw…Who’s on board??
    ——————

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

  25. andykirstein says:

    Easy everyone……
    Lets talk after trips to Boston, Philly, NYR and Buffalo…..
    Like in porn movies, size matters!!

    • Bill says:

      ?

      The Jets are pretty big.

      Full Breezer 4 Life

    • deuce6 says:

      I don’t get these kinds of posts..We win 4 games in a row and it is crapped on because we didn’t play PHI, BOS, and and BUFF…2 of which are teams that can’t win a game, this year, if their butts depended on it..We are beating teams we are supposed to be beating (except the Leafs game) and beating teams that we shouldn’t..

      ——————

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

    • savethepuck says:

      Philly is 2 and 5, not anointing them a contender until they start to win some hockey games. Buff is 2-3-1 and only played a couple good games in a row. NYR started slow but have climbed back to 500, so maybe they will perform up to expectations. Hate to admit the B’s are playing good hockey so far, really hope they fall from grace. Give this team some credit, one of the reasons they were so terrible last year is because they uncharacteristically sucked at home, at least that seems to have been corrected. I’m not putting any team above us until I see them prove it on a consistent basis. Habs just beat 2 teams in a row on 3 game winning streak.

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

  26. Propwash says:

    “#Habs Plekanec comparing last season to this: “Difference is we’re all buying into (the system) and playing it”

    Seems to say it all really.

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    • Chuck says:

      Sounds like it’s a system worth buying into.

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  27. habaholic68NJ says:

    From the bottom to the top of the league on the PP. The reason, Markov and Diaz on the point.

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  28. Habhopeful says:

    man, what an exciting start and the beginning of a new identity, one where failure is not an option and the wolf-pack mentality rules the Montreal Canadiens.

    I believe the lockout was probably the best thing to happen to the Habs, it let Galchenyuk develop (dominate the OHl and win Gold at WJC) and allowed Gallagher to get acclimated to the professional ranks, both players have the drive, intensity and desire to win, which left me no doubt they’d stick around.

    I have ZERO doubts PK will easily integrate himself into this lineup. And when Max Pax returns, ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh boyyyyyyyyyyyyy…..

    Lets just hope for a healthy season!! Go habs GO!

  29. habs_54321 says:

    just a thought la needs a puckmoving defenceman badly and dustin penner has been a healthy scratch while kaberle is sure to be a scratch when subban returns tomorrow, I don’t know how bad penner has been but a trade of both players would make sense on paper as it fills a void for both teams (lw and D) id watch a few games of penner first though to see how bad it is but it cant be any worse than kaberle

  30. Chuck says:

    Another thing I’m liking so far this season is a decline in the number of times they get hemmed into their end for long stretches 5-on-5. Too many times last season there were too many tired legs trying to simply tread water… and too many goals against as a result. Too often, you just knew that they we going to get scored on. I’ve barely had that feeling yet this year.

    ___________________________________________________
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    • ooder says:

      that’s what happens when your coach forces you to sit back and defend all game. with JM the habs would just wait at the blue line and let the opposition waltz in which would tire them out

      • HardHabits says:

        Like ducks in a row a lined up for target practice. I am so glad that’s over.

        • Chuck says:

          “Red Rover, Red Rover, let’s call the (insert team here) over!”

          ___________________________________________________
          Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

        • ooder says:

          same now the team can get back to playing hockey..instead of standing around with thier mouths open

          • 25insight says:

            The Dark Ages are over. If we continue to have success through consistent production, hard nosed play, and textbook defence (aided by subban, provided he finds chemistry) until patches comes back, we may have a good run into the playoffs if we stay injury free, and those chances are high due to the shortened season.

  31. CCL says:

    What a difference two good kids in the lineup makes. good team effort. the two Gally’s were great. 1st and 2nd star. MB and the coaching staff know what they’re doing. great start Guy’s.

  32. Propwash says:

    Looks like Budaj will start tomorrow.

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  33. savethepuck says:

    How can you not be excited about this team, 2 DMen with 7 pts in 5 games that are showing us the powerplay of Christmas past ( 1 of them a supposed fragile old bum, boy did we miss him). An 18 year old kid with 5 points in 5 games, a 20 year old with 4 pts in 4 games, an entertaining style of hockey. All this without MaxP and PK, 2 of our core youth for the future. How much does this team improve when they are both back in game shape?

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

  34. 4loorplay says:

    The best test so far this season. Up 2-0 fall behind 3-2 tie it then win it. No panic and no 3rd period shell crap. Really like how Boom Boom Emlin has been playing this year. Hmmmm short season lots of energy..Who knows where we go from here.

  35. Rooster says:

    It’s great to see bourque and cole getting goals they’ve been driving the net hard and playing extremely well but have been snake bitten. Now if everyone gets Rollin this team has the potential to really take off. 2 gallys completely changed this team and they went from a team with 1 line to 3

    • Bill says:

      Galchenyuk is the leading scorer on the team for forwards, with Gallagher tied for second, all while playing about 11:00 minutes a game. The Gallys and Prust are eating the opposition’s third lines alive.

      Full Breezer 4 Life

      • Chuck says:

        That’s why it’s important to keep them exactly where they are. Little tastes of success will go a long way in their development.

        ___________________________________________________
        Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

        • Bill says:

          Oh, for sure. No worries though, with the two lines ahead of them they’ll be nicely insulated all year. What a couple of gems though …

          Full Breezer 4 Life

  36. 100HABS says:

    Our Gals looked pretty good tonight!

    (as in Gallagher and Galchenyuk… too feminine?)

  37. Captain aHab says:

    Real happy that DD is facing the meritocracy treatment. They’re not shielding him as a francophone.

    —————-
    Me skull and crossbones arn’t the only thing I plan on raisin’ tonight.

    • Bill says:

      DD is getting double-teamed and is the focus of the opposition’s checking this year. He’s having trouble as a result, but it’s making things easier for Pleks (3 goals in five games) and Galchenyuk (five points in five games) as they are not getting checked into oblivion. Habs are 4-1 as a result.

      At some point the opposition will have to change tactics and stop focussing on DD, at which point expect to see him and Cole and Pacioretty take off.

      With the emergence of the kids, a different looking Bourque, a healthy Gionta, and a sharp-shooting Pleks backing up DD, Pac, and Cole, and with Markov and Diaz running the points and Subban on his way back … this team has too many weapons all of a sudden.

      Full Breezer 4 Life

    • B says:

      I’ll be happier when Desharnais gets it going better. I don’t understand the pleasure some folks seem to express when he is not on top of his game.

      –Go Habs Go!–

  38. habsfan0 says:

    4 straight victories.
    4 goals for each game.

  39. SarahMc33 says:

    Anyone heard anything on Blake Geoffrion lately? He came to mind for some reason after the game and I haven’t heard anything since Novemberish.

  40. duffy says:

    Nice to see CANADAS SO CALLED TEAM GOT 3 % OF THE VOTE IN THE POLL.

  41. TorontoHabsFan says:

    Picking up Gallagher in my deep keeper league is looking better and better by the day!

    Man, I listened the game on TSN on TuneIn Radio tonight – that 2nd Period Hot Tub segment confirms everything I hate about talk radio – no thoughtful analysis, just making noise for 10 minutes. And Momesso’s colour commentary? It’s so terrible that it’s actually kind of endearing!

  42. Bill says:

    Galchenyuk and Gallagher both at a point per game so far. Did not expect this.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  43. Puck Bard says:

    I missed the game. I get who’s performing, but who – in the eyes of HIO-ers – are looking suspect?

  44. Muckbringer says:

    In the friggn face of adversity!

    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.

  45. Captain aHab says:

    The Young and the Restless Line?

    Come on…help me find a name for the Prust line.
    —————-
    Me skull and crossbones arn’t the only thing I plan on raisin’ tonight.

  46. HardHabits says:

    That was a very good team the Habs beat tonight. The Jets are big and fast, they cycle the puck well and they fore-check hard.

    I’m very impressed with this Habs team, to be able start this shortened season 4-1-0. It’s still very early but getting out of the gates fast is huge.

    It’s also much more fun watching a 1 goal win than a 1 goal loss.

    • Andy and the habs says:

      I agree with HH. Over all Winnipeg is way bigger than the Habs. They will definitely compete for a playoff spot. Yet Canadiens to beat them tonight is really good sign.

  47. Wintercount says:

    luv them 3 gally’s, alex and brendan up front, sven behind the bench…
    don’t be peaking too early, mike!

  48. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    Special mention to THERRIEN,

    great passionate coach, who lets the NHL REF SYNDICATE know when they are WRONG….

    he gives them an ear full and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
    (unlike others of recent past…)


    The N.A.G. effect remains the only path to success…

    • HardHabits says:

      H-P!!!!! Good to see you buddy!!!! Veteran Youth!!! :-D

      • Chuck says:

        Damn! I almost forgot about that syndicate!

        ___________________________________________________
        Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

      • HAB-PROFESSOR says:

        The NAG effect is in full force this year, I can’t wait to play Boston…and the NHL Ref Syndicate will have to deal with THERRIEN, no small task…. and of course you gotta love the VETERAN YOUTH….who ever said to send these veteran youth down to learn? WHAT? they are going to learn something more than what they are learning now!!!!

        Finally… all appears to be according to plan……
        Finally Management has listened…


        The N.A.G. effect remains the only path to success…

        • Chuck says:

          I’m going to regret asking, but what the hell is “veteran youth”…. other than an oxymoron.

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          Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

          • HardHabits says:

            Veteran Youth is one of the 3 pillars of the H-P Doctrine. The other two are the Ref Syndicate and N.A.G.

            Geez Chuck. Did you forget your HIO History Lessons already?

    • punkster says:

      We’re discovering a whole new side to you HP…positive, happy and doling out the kudos.

      Nice.

      ***SUBBANG BABY!!!***

      • HAB-PROFESSOR says:

        sure…and why not, I’ve been waiting for this TYPE of team for …we’ll since this blog appeared, to put it mildly….


        The N.A.G. effect remains the only path to success…

    • Bill says:

      I love you Hab Professor.

      Veteran Youth Forever!

      Full Breezer 4 Life

  49. habsfan0 says:

    Any chance of PK playing tomorrow night in Ottawa?

  50. duffy says:

    As much as i would like to see PK back in the lineup i think he should sit until this winning streak ends.

  51. immortalhab says:

    Thank you Therrien for vindicating everything I said last year about JM and that lackluster team he pretended to coach. What a change!

  52. Chuck says:

    A sloppy last few minutes, but a win is a win! Not a fan of the officiating, though. Obvious stuff not getting called, but chintzy stuff gets whistled down–for both sides.

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    Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

    • emann_222 says:

      Agree 100%

      Officiating was terrible, and although the Habs looked good overall, we’re beginning to see the team against real competition. They slacked a bit in the second, and really went on vacation during the last minute and a half, when the game was on the line.
      Good overall win, but they need to tighten up just a bit more in these close games.

      Visit me at http://www.bleedbleublancrouge.com

  53. Muckbringer says:

    I hate trying to add links on tablet. Ah well, great game once again.

    Now we sing!,,,

    Oh lay!!!OHLAY!

    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.

  54. Danno says:

    What’s Mike feeding the HIO hamsters?

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

  55. billylove says:

    That was a damn sweet two points. Alright, I’m PUMPED!


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