Liveblog: Canadiens lose 3-2 to Panthers in shootout


Mikael Samuelsson scores the only goal of the third period to erase a 2-1 lead and send the game into overtime.

Canadiens had the best of the OT, four shots to Florida’s one.
On to the shootout.

DD: Outside of the post

Wolski: Goal

Plekanec: Save

Samuelsson: Save

Leblanc: Save


  1. HabFab says:

    Leafs officially eliminated tonight! Seven years and counting!

  2. Psycho29 says:

    If Florida make the playoffs (for the first time in 12 years) and the Leafs do not, well Toronto will be the ONLY team NOT to make the playoffs since the lockout.

  3. Did you notice Bourque’s ineffective stick checking? he needs to have someone teaching him how to check.

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  4. Mattyleg says:

    Looks like Florida have given up a bit.
    Thought that was our trick!!

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  5. alwayssunny says:

    Carey has blown a ton of leads for us this year, but if can somehow hang on to this one, we can gain some ground on the pack. Cmon Carey!

    • Habsrule1 says:

      Ya, he blew the leads….riiight.

      Go Habs Go!!

      “Fans are great, but the quickest way to start losing is to listen to them.” – Sam Pollock

    • You mean that our fine defensive skills with the Swiss cheese (especially Weber), Craperly and Krapoli couldn’t keep the puck out of our end and screened Carey, etc….?

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    • alwayssunny says:

      just got to keep the puck out of our own end so he doesn’t give up another banana like that earlier one. good pressure here i think we might actually pick up two. Proud of my habs tonight.

  6. habsfan0 says:

    April 7…Habs and Leafs tied for dead last in Eastern Conference.

    Loser of that night’s game has a better shot for a higher draft pick.

    Should be entertaining watching both teams fire pucks into their own net all night long.

  7. HardHabits says:

    Troll crumbs everywhere tonight.

  8. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …I was naively commenting previously for Gauthier to tell RC to play The Kids & AHlers …Leblanc from St-Denis ?
    …I really wish Gauthier would ignore everything I say in the future πŸ™ πŸ™‚

    HIS’ Official Habs’ Fan Theme Song: Morrissey β€˜There is a light that never goes out’

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

    • HabinBurlington says:

      H in Surrey, I made a response to you on last page regarding Babych. I really thought he was a well above average Dman, stuck on a very poor Jets team.

  9. HardHabits says:

    So when is the MLS draft? I think Montreal is going to have two tanking teams.

  10. Mondou6 says:

    Why is it that EVERY fight this year, the other goon is twice as big as us?

    Every player White fights is bigger. Every player Staubitz fights is bigger.

    I’m happy we have guys like Staubitz and White, but maybe we can get someone bigger and goonier than the NHL average?

  11. HabFab says:

    Wow! Washington taking it in the boyz!!!
    How do you spell choke?

  12. RDS… “between two consulting adults” Hah, very funny!

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  13. Think White hurt his hand. Good to see some toughness on the team…

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  14. Islanders 5-2 over Pittsburgh. Geez!

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  15. Kimberly2u says:

    Oh no now it’s the dreaded turd period collapse

  16. novahab says:

    The talking heads on TSN think PG will be fired I don’t think so. PG will keep his job but Roy will have final say on all personal choices.

  17. novahab says:

    I don’t mind picking six I think the best player in this draft for our needs at centre is Brendan Guance. Then again that will be Roy choice because he will be doing the selection.

  18. Marc10 says:

    To Anti JM

    I don’t know that your anti PC comments are actually constructive, informative or contributing in any way to this site.

    What you’re doing is name calling, simple as that. The only thing that this does is alienate, spread negativity and insult groups of people with stupid labels.

    Stick to hockey. Stop labelling… or yep, I’d expect them to censor your arse.

  19. Bill says:

    This is GOLD. Make sure you get the IP number and ban it good.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

    • Mattyleg says:

      Yeah, really.
      Get that ding-dong rung outta town.

      —Hope Springs Eternal—

    • HabinBurlington says:

      Missed it, and feel better for it.

      • Bill says:

        Not to rain on your parade, but: “Muslims are ruining our world.” And he’s still on this site, which evidently doesn’t give a crap!

        But Matty “started it”, so maybe this site just follows the rules of the grade three playground?

        I remember Timo had his account banned for months: what the hell did HE do? Rip up a picture of the pope?

        Full Breezer 4 Life

  20. habs001 says:

    Eller has run out of steam ….before a true evaluation of eller can be done we need to see 2 more years from him…

  21. habstrinifan says:

    Is Bourque the most un-desperate player you’ve ever seen. He lacks that do-or-die final stride/move to make sure he gets a good shot on goal.

  22. ZepFan2 says:

    Well that post by AntiPleks didn’t last very long.

    “You cannot petition the lord with prayer!” – James Douglas Morrison

    The Soft Parade

  23. HabFanSince72 says:

    Tampa and Toronto losing.

    We’re going to pick 6th aren’t we?

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

  24. novahab says:

    Now that is how you make a pass ,how you receive a pass and bam goal. Roy from the very start of traing camp it is all about passing. LL your going to be a great one just give it a little time.

  25. Corson27 says:

    There is a game tonight????

  26. Mattyleg says:

    Hey Mods,
    Can you ban Anti JM for once and for all please?

    References earlier to ‘muzzies’ (muslims) and now he’s talking about ‘froggers’.

    This clown needs his account deleted.
    I thought this kind of thing wasn’t accepted here.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  27. kempie says:

    Holy hilight reel Louis!
    Nice pass by FSD too.

  28. habsfan0 says:

    As much as I can’t stand Brian Burke, if Habs aren’t careful, they’re going to pass Leafs, who are on their way to dropping their 10th straight home game tonight.

  29. HardHabits says:

    French skaters can’t jump.

  30. gumper says:

    Hey Benoit Brunet, howya likin’ LL’s development now?

  31. Phil C says:

    Nice hands on LL!! They have to start using him in shootouts.

  32. JIMVINNY says:

    3 on none, and he doesn’t even fake the pass. That could piss off a coach, but at least he scored. And a nice one.

  33. The Dude says:


  34. habsfaninboston says:

    WoW! Sweet play. Was that a 3 on 0?

  35. Mattyleg says:

    Holy Eff!!
    3 – on- 0!!

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  36. Beauty…..
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  37. showey47 says:

    nice goal louie

  38. Price is better when he uses his stick to poke check the puck. Keep it up Pricey…

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  39. HabFanSince72 says:

    Article by that fat bigot Rejean Tremblay on the new arena in Quebec in today’s Journal De Montreal.

    He likes the deal.

    One thing he especially likes is that if someone gets rich off the taxpayers it won’t be “some American” it’ll be Pierre Karl Peladeau. His boss.

    What a shabby human being.

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

  40. slamtherimtim says:

    well sid the kid is a free agent after next year , wont it be nice to see him with a CH instead of a dumb penguin

  41. Kimberly2u says:

    Youppi might be in a cab on his way to a new gig…lol

  42. Bill says:

    @Anti JM: did you actually refer to French people as “froggers”? Rhetorical question, I read where you did it below.

    Bad enough you troll, but that is BS talk. Do we still have mods? Or does HIO support that kind of talk?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  43. habsfan0 says:

    I haven’t seen Youppi! tonight. Is he the first casualty of the Habs’ non-playoff season?

  44. Habitant in Surrey says:

    @ Psycho69
    …the scan copy of The Gazette’s June 11th 1980 Cam Cole article on the prospect of Doug Wickenheiser being the then-likely choice of Montreal in that year’s draft, also included in the Top 5; Dave Babych (actually considered then the best of those eligible), Larry Murphy, Denis Savard, and someone named Fred Arthur

    …the only ones of that Top 5 whom excelled in their careers were Murphy and Savard …Babych was an above average ‘solid’ NHLer

    …project this to 2012, and I wonder which of Yakupov, Grigorenko, Rielly, Dumba & Forsberg (according to Bleacher Report) …will be this draft’s ‘Fred Arthur’ ?

    …AND, I hope, who ever he is, it ain’t Our Habs’ selection πŸ™‚

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    • otter649 says:

      Dave Babych was in Slap Shot Two……

    • HabinBurlington says:

      I will take the defence of Dave Babych. He stepped into a very young Jets lineup and was immediately the rock that team needed. He played for the Jets at a time when most of Canada did not watch them play except for those of us in Wpg. He could deliver punishing hits, run the power play and play rock solid defence. On any good team he would have been considered a top level Dman. My opinion only Christopher.

  45. Kimberly2u says:

    I think Emelin just said Puck on tv…lol

  46. Habbu says:

    What is with Emelin? Playing very bad the last little while.

  47. Emelin gives up the puck in front of Price? After the fight he’s not playing like he did earlier? Injured? Face plate slipping? Hope he recovers for next year.

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  48. habsfaninboston says:

    Rough night for Emelin.

  49. JIMVINNY says:

    Emelin not having a good night….

  50. L Elle says:

    Weiss is such a good boy tonight. The Staubitz Effect?

  51. krulmadden says:

    We gotta win. It helps Winnipeg

  52. Habbu says:

    Pat Holland 109 Pts in 72 games with Tri-City. Continues to get better and better………..

  53. HabinBurlington says:

    Wow Emelin with a real bad giveaway. He hasn’t been as sharp last few weeks.

  54. JIMVINNY says:

    What does LL have to do to get a call? He’s been hooked several times tonight.

  55. Mondou6 says:

    I like Boone’s cliches…

    I have some: “Montreal can play loose!”

    “Even though we’re out of the playoffs, players still have a lot to play for!”

  56. L Elle says:

    Other than “ET LE BUT” and “QUEL ARRET SPECTACULAIRE”, Pierre Houde is actually ho-hum and makes a lot of errors.

    He’ll say it hit the goalpost when actually it was a save, and vice versa.

    He’ll call Campoli Bourque and Bourque Campoli because he saw the “7” on the back of the jersey. I guess his best quality is that he’s not a homer.

    Or maybe after a long season, I’d be overdosed from anybody. πŸ˜‰

  57. No, no, no! No more Alfred E. Newman! (Gainey). He is the architect of most of the demise of this great franchise. Can’t anyone in management see that?

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    • HabinBurlington says:

      Wow comparing Gainey to Newman…. how quickly people here forget. Do you remember this franchise prior to Gainey coming in as GM? Do you remember Gainey the player? Do you remember at all what Gainey the man and human being went through in real life before you disparage him like that?


      • Mr. Biter says:

        Agreetotally with you HabinBurlington. Some people have short memories.

        Mr. Biter
        No Guts No Glory

      • Actually, I’m a pretty old guy. Been a Habs fan since ’64. Just looking at his work behind the GM position since ’06 and it hasn’t been good. Not taking anything away from his time as a Hab at all. A great team player, solid in the room and a leader. That being said, the team of PG and BG has not been good for the team, or it’s development. Fact is a fact.

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        • HabinBurlington says:

          I disagree, I think Gainey restored a great deal of class to the organization. Did he make mistakes, absolutely, he also stepped down of his own accord. The man went through personal Hell but continued to try do the job. He stepped down, takes a Hell of a man to do that.

          People keep blaming him for Shit that he was not on the clock for.

  58. habs001 says:

    Tough shot to stop by price…markov started his poor pinching even before his last injury.

  59. slapshot777 says:

    Listening to the panel on TSN and laughing at how stupid these guys sound. When Burke got Gustafsson everybody including McGuire had a hardon for this guys ability as a goaltender.

    Everyone was savoring at the ” Monster” now they are saying he won’t be re-signed and that the goals he is giving up lately have been brutal.

    No love for the monster. What is McGuires take on this. Just imagine him as GM of the Habs and signing guys like this.

  60. Habbu says:

    I agree; Pleks will be put out there to move up at the draft…….won’t keep both him & DD.

  61. HabinBurlington says:

    Darren Dreger the TSN insider seems to think the Tampa asst. GM is front runner to be Habs GM.

    Oops just notice Boone already covered that. Never mind, nothing to see here.

  62. slapshot777 says:

    I have one team and one team only. The Habs and that’s it. None of this bullsh!t with a second or third team.

    No Habs in playoffs, for me no playoffs period.

  63. HabinBurlington says:

    Well Craig Button says Forsberg instead of Grigerenko, so that confirms we shouldn’t take Forsberg. Craig Button was a wonderful GM for making any team average or less than average. Thanks Craig! Enjoy your TV job.

    • Mark C says:

      Oh well, Button is one of the ringleaders of the anti-Grigo posse. He’s Girls Gone Wild crazy about Tinordi, so he makes up some points there, in my book.

      • HabinBurlington says:

        Yah I have never had any use for him, but hear what you say. I want the Habs to risk the pick by taking highest talent possible. Safe picks are for the 2nd and 3rd round. Take the potential franchise deal breaker.

        • Mark C says:

          Agree 100%. Would rather Montreal take the risk on Galchenyuk than the safe pick in Feksa (for example). This is a great opportunity to get an elite player, if Gally falls apart so be it.

  64. 69HABS says:

    The Hab’s new GM needs to make a big fire this summer & burn the dead wood from the “MV” Montreal Canadiens.

    Nomez, Craperlae, Dorkque, Crapoli

  65. Habbu says:

    Yup me too; once the Habs are done; I’m done. I’ll be back for the draft and that’s it. I laugh at those who have a 2nd favorite; 3rd favorite team….Are you kidding me? There’s only one team………the rest, I pretty much despise them all.

  66. Phil C says:

    Palushaj is listed on at 187 lbs, but I find that unlikely because he gets pinballed around quite a bit. Pacioretty needs to introduce him to his personal trainer in the offseason.

  67. Blundan skating? Hmmm… maybe he can be a good fourth liner?

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  68. slapshot777 says:

    I see Craig Button thinks that Flipe Forsberg would be a good pick for the Habs.

  69. alwayssunny says:

    Everything is going our way out of town. Cmon Rangers! Cmon Bruins! Cmon Pittsburgh! Cmon Carolina!

  70. 69HABS says:

    Max stalled @ 30

    • Max’ll be fine. Not much reason to kill himself. Hope they are keeping him fresh and responsible. Last thing he needs is a 6 mos. recovery for an injury.

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  71. Phil C says:

    Wow, the Leafs have tanking down to a science. Brutal goal allowed by Gustavsson.

  72. Kimberly2u says:

    Wow the Leafs just keep on falling…lol

  73. Clay says:

    Congrats Mr. Cole!!!
    (He’s earned the title ‘Mr.” with his play)

    ☞ Wow, that’s a nice lookin’ pair of Crocs!” Said no one ever.☜

  74. JIMVINNY says:

    Yep, can’t play without Staal. Although Cole looked surprised that the puck ended up on his stick. Bit of a delay before he shot.

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