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!

β€’ Who’s really coaching the team?


  1. Chuck says:

    I say Price takes a shot at the open net.

  2. Bill says:

    Bye-bye, Campoli.

    Hey, people, that was not Kaberle’s man … is this the first game you’ve watched or what?

    Even Kaberle was like, “Dude, that was soft …”

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  3. danhabsfan says:

    nice save Price!

  4. Barts says:

    Campoli and Kaberle, there’s a surprise. Throw Weber in there and you’ve got the three f’n stooges.

  5. The Dude says:

    We need guys like Kassian

  6. FlyingFrenchie says:

    Campoli and Kaberle….A lousy Italian meatball recipe.

  7. danhabsfan says:

    how about Campoli sits on Sat night

  8. krulmadden says:

    Shush Boone! No jinxing.

  9. jedimyrmidon says:

    Not very good defensively…

  10. danhabsfan says:

    to quote HNIC, “Campoli is useless there”

  11. HabinBurlington says:

    Oh man the dreaded Campoli / Kaberle pairing……

  12. Propwash says:

    Third period meltdown time??? :O

    Don’t let the wultures getcha.

  13. habbernack says:

    Markov looks good skating in practice

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

  14. Mavid says:

    Minnesota should just take a knee and get out of here.


  15. The Gonk says:

    For our crappy team next season I’d take a 4th line centered by White, winged with Staubitz and Blunden.

  16. habaholic68NJ says:

    I am confused. What is this leading in the third period thing? Don’t they know that winning jeopardizes our chances for the #1 pick?

    *Listen to my instrumental tribute entitled “Habs at War” at

  17. novahab says:

    Heyy CC wake up try keeping Cole on with Pleks. This will give you two lines and teams can key on your top line.

  18. Mondou6 says:

    Watch this team go on a late season meaningless winning streak, finish 10th-12th, and end up with yet another crappy draft pick.

    We’re going to fail at failing.

  19. EricInStL says:

    So can 459 560 fans that have been begging Montreal management to bring some size and toughness be wrong ?

    I believe Geoff Molson should fire every clown who said you can win without size and toughness from his organization….

  20. axxerd says:

    Is it crazy to think that the major chemistry of the Cole-DD-Max line is between Max & DD? They had chemistry in Hamilton, and with the Habs last year before Cole. If they could produce with a different winger…pairing Pleks with Cole may help the team have 2 lines that work well. I liked what I saw between Plekanec and Cole tonight on that 4 on 4.

    Newfoundland’s biggest Habs fan. Hands down.

  21. habbernack says:

    I would like to see the coaches give a guy a pat on the back noe and again and say” good shift ” .Positive re-enforcement

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

  22. Propwash says:

    Most likely out of any chance for a playoff spot, but if the Habs play the rest of the season as spoilers, I’ll be satisfied.

    Don’t let the wultures getcha.

  23. novahab says:

    Gomez is out, he suffering from a large blister on his ass.

  24. Chuck says:

    Is this the most disjointed game of the season?

  25. Mondou6 says:

    “Gomez to the room”…

    Sounds like a post-trading deadline trade is in the works!

  26. Kimberly2u says:

    Maybe Gomez is in a cab on his way to await a trade

  27. C-Sword says:

    Gomez is hurt?

  28. habs-fan-84 says:

    So next year:

    Pacioretty: 30 goals+
    Desharnais: 20 goals+
    Eller: 20 goals
    Cole: 20 goals+
    Gionta: 20 goals+
    Plekanec: 20 goals+
    Bourque: 20 goals+

    With: Top 5 draft pick (2012), Leblanc, Beaulieu, Ellis, Tinordi, Gallagher

    a real 4th line: White, Moen, Staubitz

    The future is bright. Patience.

  29. HabinBurlington says:

    Uh Oh Gomez hurt

  30. Mavid says:

    its my birthday on Monday so Saturday we are going to Le Cage Aux Sport to celebrate..I am so excited…

  31. The Gonk says:

    Sign Staubitz to a deal.

  32. chanchilla says:

    i wish we were playing gomez 3 minutes a night since the start of february.

  33. Mavid says:

    i know its been a long week but did he just say Jed Clampet? as in the Beverly Hillbillies?

  34. ogilthorpe says:

    Les boys better watch each other… Going to get REALLY wild now….

  35. danhabsfan says:

    this game is fun… But we MUST win on Saturday

  36. Bill says:

    Jekyll and Habs …

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  37. danhabsfan says:

    watch the fights now

  38. Mavid says:

    chippatood…what kind of word is that..has Healey been listening to McGuire?

  39. HabinBurlington says:

    Love it!!!!

  40. L Elle says:

    I wasn’t expecting to have this much fun tonight.

    ET LE BUT!

  41. Propwash says:


    Don’t let the wultures getcha.

  42. Bertuzzi says:

    White is infectious.

  43. Mondou6 says:

    The refs get 100% of the blame for turning this into a fiasco.

    They need to immediately start sending everyone to the box for anything and everything.

  44. Mavid says:

    yes i think your right..firetruck..I have a nice red firetruck do you?

  45. HabinBurlington says:

    I get the feeling Staubitz will be getting a few shifts to finish the game.

  46. Propwash says:

    Parade to the box this game.

    Don’t let the wultures getcha.

  47. richriga says:

    White was not annoying they, they were taking liberties knowing he cannot take a third major! Blake stood up for him there!

  48. Bill says:

    Weber in a shoving match … what the hell is this.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  49. Mavid says:

    I do believe Mr White was using some swear words…i could be wrong though..he could have been saying i am fine and you?

  50. Miltie01 says:

    Mark Hunter……Ryan White reminds me of Mark Hunter !!!

  51. habs-fan-84 says:

    Looking forward to a full year with White next year.

  52. novahab says:

    I just know Moen is dieing not be able to be out there. Love White now that my kind of player.

  53. HabFanSince72 says:

    The boys are being selfish tonight. Sure if it feels good to beat the hapless Wild, but it will only hurt the organization in the long run.

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

    • ABHabsfan says:

      Don’t watch then. Team is playing for each other finally, it is the Best thing in the long run

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

      • HabFanSince72 says:

        How will my not watching get us a better draft pick?

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

        • Bill says:

          I believe he was being “snotty.”

          Can’t we all just get along??

          Full Breezer 4 Life

          • HabinBurlington says:

            Hey Bill you missed the first couple periods, scrappy fighting game, we fans are now taking on the personality of the team πŸ™‚

  54. Mavid says:

    missed about half the game…so why is it so nasty and the goofs on CBC said we have 2 fowards out..who are they? From what I have seen its been a crazy game…love it

    • Mondou6 says:

      No explanation for the nastiness. White and some MN goon dropped the gloves literally from the opening faceoff.

      The refs have been total crap, they’ve caused it to escalate.

  55. axxerd says:

    I effin’ LOVE Ryan White. I think the extra grit on this team is rubbing off on everyone.

    Newfoundland’s biggest Habs fan. Hands down.

  56. The Gonk says:

    What a beautiful man Ryan White is. Sincerely.

  57. Ali says:

    finally a team with balls.

  58. danhabsfan says:

    Pleks surprises me tonight… in a good way

  59. HabinBurlington says:

    Great to have Ryan White back in the lineup!

  60. punkster says:

    Mr. White using some “F” words there.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  61. L Elle says:

    Just knowing they have a Staubitz has given the whole team courage. (balls for the commoner). Am I allowed to say that? πŸ˜‰

  62. geo_habsgo says:

    Has anyone noticed how P.K seems to have regained his confidence and swag the last few games? Playing with the flash that makes him special while limiting the mistakes. Loving it when he plays this way he raises the compete level of his entire line!

  63. HardHabits says:

    Whoever made up Emelinator. Kudos!!! That one will stick.

  64. HNS says:

    That’s Bettman’s NHL Boone……

  65. Bill says:

    Just got in from my jam session.

    We’re f$!#ing winning??

    Full Breezer 4 Life

    • Le Jadester says:

      Yes sir !
      Crazy game too !

      Habs, OLE !

    • krob1000 says:

      sort of…we are losing 2 points and two of our RFA guys have scored…not really a win at this stage but fun just the same

      • Bill says:

        Man, what kid of a raise is Pacioretty going to get after next year? He’s gonna hit 30 goals this season. In today’s NHL, that’s mega-bucks.

        Full Breezer 4 Life

    • SmartDog says:

      It’s a “WILD” game. Yuk yuk.

      But it really is. They’re playing like it matters. Bodies flying everywhere. Plekanec’s hammering guys, Cole did a somersault over Emelin. Insane.

      Listen to the Smart Dog. He knows his poop!

    • HabinBurlington says:

      You have missed a complete different Habs team tonight Bill, Full N.A.G. in effect! Well maybe not North American, but you get my drift.

      • Bill says:

        Where is HabsProf anyway? Did he go join a blogging site in protest of Gazette writers and people making fun of his predilection for obscure stats or what? πŸ™‚

        Full Breezer 4 Life

  66. boing007 says:

    Personally I don’t like the idea of tanking. I’d much prefer to see the police cars, ambulances, fire trucks and cars sporting Habs flags on their antennaes this April. It’s makes Springtime in MontrΓ©al a lot more interesting,and a lot more invigorating.

    Richard R

  67. immortalhab says:

    Kaberle on the pp is like sandpaper on hemmeroids.

    • SmartDog says:

      Ummmm….. oh I get it. Painful. Yes he is that. Kaberle on our team is painful. Giving something away to get Kaberle on our team… mighta cost us a playoff position.

      Listen to the Smart Dog. He knows his poop!

  68. Stev.R says:

    Mikhail Grigorenko: There had been whispers over the past month that all may not be wonderful when it comes to the scouting world’s perception of Grigorenko’s competitiveness, but the whispers have grown into full-blown skepticism in some circles. “He could fall right off the map,” said one scout who asserted that his club won’t be considering him in the first round.

    “He doesn’t want to compete. If he’s there at 25 and we are picking, we go by him.”

    His concerns were echoed by another eastern conference scout who insisted his team will not select the talented Russian no matter where they end up in the standings. “He’s a dog. Take a look at what games Grigorenko gets his points. He gets a handful the other night against PEI. none at Moncton, and one assist (in the nationally televised game) in Saint John. A couple of weeks ago in Rimouski he’s minus 6. He scares the (crap) out of me.” While there’s no denying his skill level, and his 73 points in 39 games as a QMJHL rookie are a testament to his offensive abilities, there will be a lot of teams watching him closely in the playoffs to see whether he has the competitive streak scouts like to see in their top five prospects. As of right now a number of teams have several players ranked ahead of him, and that trend will continue if he does not learn to compete at a higher level.

    From Mccagg on tsn’s website

  69. Boomer says:

    I wanna see Emelin destroy clutterbuck with a clean hit. And i wanna see baby boomer get a goal

  70. novahab says:

    No way White should get anything. How many times have our players been hit the same way especially by the Bruins. Hell Jeff if they suspend White. Go out and sign three goons for the Leafs. The Broad street bullies are gone . So now it ‘s time for the Bell Center Maulers.

    • Mondou6 says:

      I agree, let’s goon up for the remaining games. Why not?

      The NHL won’t crack down on goons unless we get some. If we start beating the crap out of the league, a la the Bruins, then suddenly the NHL will stop it.

  71. tom13 says:

    Emelinator I love it

  72. Dunboyne Mike says:


    Did elves come long ago in the night and stitch him a reputation for being a PP quarterback?

    Because he sure as hell isn’t one. For every useful pass he makes, there are at least five times that he coughs up the puck or causes an off-side.

    And he brings NOTHING else. No shot, no physical presence, no shot-blocking. Only the elf-made new clothes he ended up borrowing from the emperor (and which obviously impressed Gauthier).

    He exasperates me more than Gomez does.

    Ok, I’m sitting down now.

    • The Gonk says:

      I’ll pull a Boone and declare Mr. Kaberle won’t be a Hab next season.

    • krob1000 says:

      in fairness he made a career of setting up a big shooter on the other point….our pp is ass backwards at the point. Kaberle played like Markov on the point….he makes the pk respect his cross seam pass and opens up the right point…in Montreal thoguh our only shooters from the point are all righties…it just does not work…and we don;t even have a right handed forward threat down low

      • Dunboyne Mike says:

        I’m sure you’re right, and I’m not blaming Kaberle for our terrible pp (which was terrible long before he arrived). I’m just looking at someone with a great reputation for passing who constantly coughs up the puck.

        And I had calmed down a little…

  73. Just A Guy says:

    So here’s my impersonation of Emelin


  74. Possible d-pairings for 2012-13;
    Subban – Emelin
    Markov – Diaz
    Kaberle – Gorges
    Could be worse. Much worse.

  75. novahab says:

    The boys from the CBC blames the Habs lol and the CBC joke continues. The Wild is just plain, playing dirty Slap shot hockey. The refs side with anyone who is not a Hab. I love it, we need three more goons and let gets it on. This team have been screwed all year by the crooks in strips. As the saying goes if we can’t beat them on the ice. They lets them in the alley.

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