Liveblog: First W of the season

Alex Galchenyuk
A night of firsts:
First win for Marc Bergevin as Canadiens general manager.
First win for Michel Therrien 2.0.
First NHL point for Brendan Gallagher.
And … all together now:
Get used to yelling that non-Canadian name.
The kid, chosen third overall in a draft that seems a long time ago, scored the first of what will be many, many NHL goals.
It gave the Canadiens a 4-1 lead in the second period and sent the Bell Centre faithful into a frenzy.

And what a night for HIO: 1,000-plus Comments on the second live blog of the season.

Hockey is back, eh?


  1. habsfaninboston says:

    Just because his stick broke it’s a penalty? Weak!

  2. NLhabsfan says:

    Jeez not another call against us

  3. Propwash says:

    Not gonna win many games if you are being stuck in the sin bin.


  4. lavie says:

    Welcome back 79!!!

  5. HabinBurlington says:

    Okay, so I have only had to relog in 5 times during the game!!!! What is up with that.

  6. Harditya says:

    CAREY! CAREY! WOOO! That’s the Pricer we like to see.

  7. EricInStL says:

    can anyone put sandpaper on Price’s pads ? Once he starts his lateral slide he is so out of position….

  8. HabinBurlington says:

    That penalty call looked weak,

  9. HabFanSince72 says:

    Not a pen.

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

  10. 24moreCups says:

    Another one for Markey Mark! I’m getting good vibrations! haha

  11. Mavid says:

    that was a shitty call..he fell..

  12. Bardya says:

    3rd point of the season for Diaz.

  13. ZepFan2 says:

    PK who?

    Ka is a wheel.

    For Your Life

  14. Ice Storm says:

    In Gals we Prust? 🙂

  15. Habbu says:

    Sure is a nice having him back on the PP.

  16. Led says:

    How about that Markov guy? He’s looking like his old self tonight. That’s a great sign!

  17. NLhabsfan says:

    Another nice dive !!!

  18. savethepuck says:

    Woohoooo. Markov again baby. The fragile old bum should be bought out.

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

  19. C-Sword says:

    Subban who?

  20. tote-road says:

    Wonder if Markov will go back to being less than his former self again tomorrow? Guess he didn’t get the memo.

  21. twilighthours says:

    This is the anti-Leafs/Habs game. Non-stop entertainment.

  22. Ice Storm says:


    Big Prusted Gals

  23. Blondie says:

    He’s not dead yet. 🙂

  24. Propwash says:

    Who the f..said Markov was washed up???


  25. habsfaninboston says:

    Nice to have Markov back.

  26. Boomer says:

    To Quote BILL:


  27. Habilis says:


    Man is it good to see him play like this.

  28. neumann103 says:

    How’s that $5.7 Million looking now?


    “Et le but!”

  29. Mavid says:

    yea baby!!! welcome back Markov…

  30. SuperHabFan says:

    Desharnais looks horrible out there. Not a top center…

  31. Danno says:

    Markov with another cannon!


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

  32. showey47 says:

    2 for the general,awesome.

  33. HabinBurlington says:

    And that is why we needed Markov Back!!!!!!! LOVE HIM!

  34. HabFanSince72 says:

    Marky’s back!

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

  35. PeterD says:

    Love Gally73…the kids got wheels and moxie.

  36. sreuel says:

    Jets are a fast team and they are beating caps bad. Wonder how we will do when we play against them

  37. showey47 says:

    cole totally pulled a higgins there

  38. HabinBurlington says:

    Team must cut down penalties. Good last few shifts, need to pot one here!

  39. HardHabits says:

    Am I mistaken here? Is there a semblance of a forecheck? Am I seeing the Habs forcing the play and creating turnovers? Correct me please if I am wrong.

  40. Chris says:

    Markov may have lost a step or two, but he still thinks the game at a very high level. He’s made a few nice defensive plays simply by choosing when to step up and when he needs to continue to back off.

  41. NLhabsfan says:

    About time they called one

  42. Danno says:



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

  43. HabFanSince72 says:

    So far the one and only thing we had going for us last year, our PK, is not working. No Gill and no PK means no PK.

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

  44. lavie says:

    too many penalties, too many.

  45. SlovakHab says:

    Thanks DD…

  46. savethepuck says:

    Someone missed their assignment there to allow him to come in alone on the off wing.

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

  47. Bill says:

    Price almost had it … tough luck.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  48. commandant says:

    Too many PPs against will eventually be a goal.

    Go Habs Go!
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  49. Danno says:

    Dum dum dum!!!!

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

  50. Chris says:

    Wow…that was a pretty PP goal.

  51. Mavid says:

    uh oh…yikes…

  52. Saintpatrick33 says:

    Lazy stupid penalty by DD

  53. wjc says:

    Catfish madness, oh the shame. Timo and more uncovered.


  54. Danno says:

    Can’t keep taking stupid penalties…


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

  55. Boomer says:

    when will they learn? stop taking penalties boys

  56. NLhabsfan says:

    Nice dive

  57. Mavid says:


  58. Mavid says:

    thanks for your help..I will let you know how I do..

  59. Danno says:

    Did Therien just pull out his note pad like the Count?


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

  60. HabinBurlington says:

    Bad penalty to take….

  61. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    I feel like I’m going to wake up and see Gomez skate by.

  62. 24moreCups says:

    Puff, puff, pass Boone!

  63. Danno says:

    New slogan for Canadiens currency:

    In Prust We Trust


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

  64. HabinBurlington says:

    LOL, really Mike Boone, is that what you were doing, we never would have guessed. CHeers bud, great having you back!

  65. lavie says:

    Prust is a thrust, fun to watch.

  66. Mavid says:

    one more…Semin, Purcell, Havlat, Versteeg, or Tanguay…I am thinking Havlat..but I am not sure..

  67. Ian Cobb says:

    That’s all we ask, play with a big heart, discipline and conviction!!!

  68. Ian Cobb says:

    Sorry Dup.

  69. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Good Lord. Could they have….gelled?

  70. Castor says:

    Just like I knew that Saturday wasn’t an accurate depiction of the team… Neither is this game. If they continue to dominate the Panthers we’ll all be happy. I hope they crush them… But the real game is against the Caps.

  71. Mavid says:

    Toews, St Louis, Backstrom, Nash, Perry?? common guys help me out..some of these I have no idea..

  72. Ian Cobb says:

    Wear did this team come from?? These guys can skate!
    Sure not the same bunch of clowns that played for us Sat. night.!
    Might not fall asleep during this one! Did Therrien read the riot act.???

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