Liveblog: Canadiens blow 4-1 lead, win shootout


A game that was totally under control heads to a shootout:

What a nightmare season!

Pacioretty: Save

Cullen: Save


Heatley: Save

Bourque: Save

Setoguchi: Oy!

Who’s really coaching the team?


  1. kempie says:

    So, after fighting with Bell for about 12 days, I finally have my HD receiver for this game. Man, I can really see the suck much more clearly.

  2. danhabsfan says:

    2 Stats I wonder about this season:
    – How many guys got their first NHL goal against the Habs?
    – How many teams got a shutout against the Habs?

  3. HabinBurlington says:

    I really don’t see how White doesn’t get a suspension for his earlier impersonation of Max Schmeling.

  4. The Gonk says:

    Is Rene Bourque playing? I haven’t heard his name called out during the colour commenting. I assume he’s invisible. Now that AK is gone, I need to transfer a 1/3 of my scorn regarding the roster to him. The other 2/3 belong to the rich and useless: Gomez & Kaberle.

  5. HabFab says:

    PK has played 19:23 out of 40 minutes.

  6. L Elle says:

    I’m loving the jam of our team. PG must be having a conniption fit.

    Beauty of a goal by MaxP.

  7. jedimyrmidon says:

    Wonder what Staubitz is thinking. Extremely rough game against his old team so soon after he was put on waivers. How much can he step up for his new teammates?

  8. hablifting says:

    Finally this team is getting down and dirty. There may be hope yet to be proud of this bunch before the season is out.

  9. naweed235 says:

    That crazy Russian is gonna handicap someone tonight… Love it! Emelinator!

  10. HabFanSince72 says:

    Booing Gomez in a 3-1 game

    Nicer than booing him when we’re losing.

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

  11. HabinBurlington says:

    Very good to see Bourque back on the ice.

  12. showey47 says:

    emelin is a very angry man,i love it.

  13. The Gonk says:

    Emelin on Cole! Emelin on Malone! Emelin on the refs and linesmen! Emelin hits his shadow. As long as he doesn’t fight, because his face is basically glass.

  14. HabinBurlington says:

    I think Erik Cole will be teaching Emelin some words in English after the game.

  15. jedimyrmidon says:

    Wow Cole got flipped.

  16. showey47 says:

    lol,poor cole.Would have been a beauty had it been on an opposing player.

  17. billylove says:

    74 hitting 72 sums up the entire season in one play.

  18. habs-fan-84 says:

    LOL that is one angry Russian

  19. L Elle says:

    The Cirque du Soleil is still in town. Yeesh that was close.

  20. Bigdawg says:

    come on shake it off cole

  21. krulmadden says:

    Emelin takes out Cole. Time for another beer.

  22. Malice says:

    Wow lol

    Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness was

  23. The Gonk says:

    Habs sign Morgan Ellis. The next Brad Richards – on D!

    Let’s get Nathan Beaulieu signed next!

  24. ABHabsfan says:

    Had to be a dive ’cause it’s not like Kraperle is actually gonna hit someone

    “man, I love winnin’; you know, it’s like better than losin’?”-
    Ebby Calvin “Nuke” Laloosh

  25. ogilthorpe says:

    This is one wild ride… Going to get worse towards the end….. Refs STINK…

  26. showey47 says:

    notice how emelin took a look over at the penalty box as he was skating off.peters is going to get one before the night is over.

  27. Rainrocket16 says:

    Brad to the Bone time!!!!

  28. habbernack says:

    the refs in the NHL are the worst of any pro sports and that’s including the CFL

    ability is what you’re capable of doing.
    attitude determines how you do it

  29. The Gonk says:

    Suddenly I feel bad for Kaberle. This is a first.

  30. HardHabits says:

    Emelin wont be turning his back like that any more. Nasty stuff. He’ll be all right. Soon. But that’s gotta smart.

    And the penalty parade persists.

  31. jedimyrmidon says:


  32. HabinBurlington says:

    Emelin is one tough Russian Bear, to all those who like to call Russians Flaky, just please actually watch this guy play, Please.

  33. habs-fan-84 says:

    Wish we had Moen in this game.

  34. punkster says:

    This is gonna get U-G-L-Y.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

    • EricInStL says:

      Well I said if this gets out of hand PK will be a target. Lets see what happens next. The refs will want to get some PP time for Minny to try to get the game closer.

  35. The Gonk says:

    Come on Emelin, shake it off.

  36. jedimyrmidon says:

    Everyone is getting injured! Argh.

  37. L Elle says:

    I have to say it again. WTF?

    Many suspensions, I hope.

  38. HabinBurlington says:

    Holy Crap, Refs get some control!!!!


    sorry for caps, but yes i am yelling

  39. habs-fan-84 says:

    Man, Emelin’s had a rough week…

  40. HabinBurlington says:

    What a Snipe!

  41. habs-fan-84 says:


    Ladies & Gentlemen, we have our bona fide big 30 goal scoring winger

  42. Stev.R says:

    Steady steady Pacioretty, how many goals will he getty.

  43. HardHabits says:

    What a snipe. The good old wrist shot.

  44. HNS says:

    Yea Baby!!!!

  45. danhabsfan says:

    Nasty shot!

  46. punkster says:

    Clutterbuck is a marked man.

    The ice will be cluttered with buck soon.

    Bucking clutter will soon be a national sport in Quebec.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  47. HNS says:

    Clusterfu&% is one dirty sh&^

  48. Les Canayens says:

    What’s with Gomez’s visor last game, but none this game?

    ▭ ◌ ▭ ◌ ▭ ◌ ▭ ◌ ▭
    Scouting is subjective.

  49. HabinBurlington says:

    Clutterbuck should seriously consider a name change substitute the B for an F!

  50. punkster says:

    Not good. Not good at all.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  51. danhabsfan says:

    I’m not a huge believer in fights (like the one that opened this game), but I agree we need the big grit guys like White and Staubitz. Need to keep these type of guys.

  52. longtimehabsfan says:

    Following action on HIO tonight and I feel like Mr. Delacroix visiting the burial of his son’s killer in “Dead Man Walking.” I don’t know why I’m here.

    “It’s a moo point. Like a cow’s opinion, it doesn’t matter. It’s moo.”

  53. VancouverHab says:

    If David Deharnais were a homosexual polygamist, he could have all of the Montreal media herd as his willing spouses–including our Mr. Boone.

  54. HardHabits says:

    If Bowman was coach he would have converted Gomez into a defence man a long time ago.

  55. The Gonk says:

    Grant McCagg who writes for TSN and is a former scout, suggests Timmins has Grigorenko 5th on his list of forwards and doubts the Habs would pick him.

  56. kempie says:

    This is truly a terrible, terrible hockey game.

  57. ABHabsfan says:

    Geoffrion kid is a bit slow, foot-speed? Or a bit slow all his dog’s aren’t barking?

    “man, I love winnin’; you know, it’s like better than losin’?”-
    Ebby Calvin “Nuke” Laloosh

  58. HardHabits says:

    Habs are playing 6 defence men and 12 forwards. Darche and Diaz being the healthy scratches. 4 lines on paper at least.

    Aaron Palushaj: 1 shift. 0:29 seconds TOI.

  59. danhabsfan says:

    Any chance that “grit” can be contagious?

  60. jmsheehy19 says:

    Great PK. GREAT PK.

  61. Mondou6 says:

    These refs are the worst. They have completely lost control of this game. They are calling crap that is not a penalty, and letting other violent stuff go.

    Completely crazy.

  62. jedimyrmidon says:

    This game is hilarious, lol.

  63. HabinBurlington says:

    Loved that interview with Danny Geoffrion, especially how excited Blake was to be joining Montreal!

  64. Mondou6 says:

    Any word on Cole? Hand injury? Is he ok?

  65. HabFab says:

    Subban: “Keister? I actually think I’m less likely to get injured that way because I’m using the strongest part of my body rather than my shoulder. Guys are so big and fast nowadays that you see more dislocated shoulders or sprained AC joints. When I’m using my hip and my keister, it’s probably putting me at less risk of that happening.”

    Copied from our friends at EOTP

  66. Psycho29 says:

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  67. Just A Guy says:

    Just a thought…

    are the ref’s trying to control the game, bring it back from the brink of a goon fest? That would explain the boarding call.

    Then again, since I can’t read minds…yet, I’m just as inclined to call it an incompetent decision.

    • Mondou6 says:

      No one has any idea what is a penalty and what isn’t anymore.

      Price got crashed into, no call, even though we’ve seen the Habs called for breathing near the opposing goalie.

      A minute later, Price gets slashed, which would have never been called either, except White went mental on the guy, so he had to get a fighting call, which meant that the refs were forced to call the slashing too.

      Like I said, even the Minn TV announcers said that the call on Noki was ridiculous. And they are homers.

  68. immortalhab says:

    Our three figure skaters each have a point tonight.

  69. HardHabits says:

    Brunet is saying that Ron Wilson will get fired Sunday, after the National Broadcast Leafs-Habs game.

  70. immortalhab says:

    The maple griefs lost 10 of their last 11? Finally, something familiar?

    What’s unfamiliar is one of our players sticking up for Price. Had to check the channel, then the calendar when I saw that.

  71. Mondou6 says:

    Where do you guys like to eat before the game?

    I like Entrecote Saint-Jean. 🙂 They’re open early, steak frites, wine, fast service, and then a short walk to the stadium.

  72. habs-fan-84 says:

    wow, ’bout time I see this team playing with some grit. More of this please.

  73. danhabsfan says:

    I didn’t think the Nokelainen hit was roughing. It wasn’t a hit from behind and it wasn’t boarding. Thought it was just a clean hard hit.

    • jmsheehy19 says:

      It was an awkward hit due to the angle and proximity of the boards. Could have gone either way but I don’t really have a problem with it being called.

  74. HabinBurlington says:

    So I am guessing the Habs got a new sponsorship from RedBull or Stanozolol Dealer!

  75. jedimyrmidon says:

    Weird game. More PK practice for the Habs…

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