Liveblog: Another lead blown, but a Shootout W


MORNING SKATE AUDIO: Andrei Markov | Josh Gorges | Randy Cunneyworth

Two leads, actually.
1-0 and 2-1.
It’s that kind of season.


Max-Pac: Save

Michalek: Sprawling stick save

DD: Backhand goal

Spezza: Save

Markov: Save

Alfredsson: SAVE!!


  1. faninCalgary says:

    And they say there’s too much diving in soccer! I thought they were supposed to call simulation in hockey … Perhaps too hard for the refs to spell

  2. Fansincebirth says:

    Bishop was outside the crease!

  3. Mavid says:

    except karlsson had been called for diving at least three times..Price not so much..

  4. JIMVINNY says:

    WTF. what a load of crap this game has become.

  5. habsfaninboston says:

    Refs losing control of this.

  6. ffenliv says:

    I DO NOT understand why that wasn’t called a trip there. And I almost always support the refs.

  7. faninCalgary says:

    Wow! This officiating is to die for!

  8. JIMVINNY says:

    Completely outside his crease. Do these idiots refs not understand what Goaltender Interference is?

    • ffenliv says:

      You moron. Refs rarely let that sort of thing go. If the goalie is in a reasonable position to make a save – which he was – they almost always give that as interference.

      People want consistency from the refs, and that’s one areas they often are consistent.

  9. Mavid says:

    way to go cement head….what a joke..Karly Markov gets goalie interference

  10. HabinBurlington says:

    Where the hell did they expect Markov to go?

    • ffenliv says:

      Like it or not, the NHL calls it that way. Goalies get the benefit of unhittability in those spots.

      Markov wasn’t shoved, and, under the current state of calling the game, he has to know Bishop is there, and not run into him.

  11. Adidess says:

    You did. Chapeau to you, Kim!

  12. Just A Guy says:

    Oh god I’m in stitches after watching that replay, Price giving Neil a bit of a tickler there.

  13. Danno says:

    The hockey game is interrupted for a diving competition


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

  14. ffenliv says:

    Anyone, myself included, who called Karlsson a diver, has to call Price a diver there, too. There’s no way Neil shoved him THAT hard.

  15. JIMVINNY says:

    Make up call.

  16. Adidess says:

    Ok, even.

  17. Bill says:

    Price sell that a bit?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  18. Kimberly2u says:

    Told u …someone needs to take out Karlsson

  19. ffenliv says:

    I think that’s a scenario where you can call both. Cole shouldn’t be whacking away, but Karlsson shouldn’t be acting like that.

  20. JIMVINNY says:

    As per usual, a bunch of non-calls followed up with a total BS call.

  21. Adidess says:

    In games they fight, Canadiens are 9-7-1.

    Is it me our there is zero reason to report that stat? Does this mean anything?

  22. P-Habby says:

    Again, anyone know why Montreal is in white tonight? Boone?

    • Just A Guy says:

      Since they play better on the road, and they have fans everywhere they go, maybe they’re trying to trick the players into thinking they’re playing a road game.

    • Stev.R says:

      Yes, thats the first thing I noticed. Maybe Ottawa forgot their whites…

    • Rudy says:

      It is Heritage Night for Ottawa, they rode the train to Montreal, sporting fedoras, asked the Canadiens if they could wear their 3rd jersey, Canadiens agreed (according to TSN before the game started)

  23. RGM says:

    Fun first period. Great goal and celebration by Cole. Didn’t care much at all for the goal against. That was bowling show ugly.
    GO HABS GO! 2011-12 is probably not our year!
    “Scott Gomez is an elite NHL player” – VancouverHab

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  24. Adidess says:

    Agree with that, Elle. Was reacting to Barts’ comments about the first D pairing, which has been facing the best line of the opposition all year and doing a decent job.

  25. habstrinifan says:

    I think this is Campoli’s best game as a HAB. He isnt the greatest defensively but he is playing a great transition game tonight.

  26. Mavid says:

    don’t kid yourself Alfie (assclown) is dirty…i thought for sure Neil was gonna get it..only to see it was Niko fighting..hopefully in the second..

  27. Mavid says:

    Sens fans complaining that Cole high fived the ref…they are such losers..somehow i think if it was one of their players they would think its cool…

  28. Adidess says:

    The first D pairing has been great over the last 15 to 20 games, Subban and Gorges have been + players over that period and allowing few goals. Every d pairing will concede some goals, ok.

  29. Bertuzzi says:

    I wonder if Cole will get fined for his high five.

  30. L Elle says:

    I wonder if Neil can whistle? ha

  31. JIMVINNY says:

    Alfie playing dirty too.

  32. L Elle says:

    Price is one of the rare goalies that has to make point blank saves game in, game out.

  33. Adidess says:

    Oh, looks like Bourque is back in the line up. A good chance to see him play, I guess.

  34. Mavid says:

    easy come..easy go.. oh for assclown…barf

  35. Barts says:

    How embarrassingly bad is our defence? No system whatsoever. And that’s your ‘top 2’ on the ice there kids. Anybody miss Kirk Muller? Perry Pearn? How about Jacques Martin? The coaching staff should be shot.

  36. HabFanSince72 says:

    Usually we don’t blow the lead until the 3rd.

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

  37. scavanau says:

    The story of our season. We led for :26 secs.

  38. The Dude says:

    The D is in the net and where is Carey?

  39. jedimyrmidon says:

    The Habs were just standing around…

  40. jedimyrmidon says:

    Lol, great.

  41. L Elle says:

    We have the worse D in the league.

  42. Mavid says:

    Cole high fives the ref…

  43. twilighthours says:

    Cole with the highlight of the year

  44. ffenliv says:

    Did anyone else watch Cole on the replay? He gives a high-five to the ref after scoring.

  45. HabinBurlington says:

    Cole high fives the ref!

  46. Just A Guy says:

    and he high-fives the ref!

  47. L Elle says:

    I love Cole. High five to the ref. lol

  48. Adidess says:

    Cole is gonna get 30 too! Screw draft pick!

  49. HabinBurlington says:

    Erik the Red! Erik the Great, or just Cole Train!

  50. shootdapuck says:

    Not a big zero on those Ottawa uniforms just a big bullseye!

  51. Richard B says:

    Here watching ice caps and bull dogs. Not much to get excited about on the farm. Boy the bull dogs suck.

  52. HabinBurlington says:

    Nice job holding his position by Price there.

  53. Mavid says:

    thats right we should take out Pizza head instead..i would love to see him floating up the ice…and WHAM!!! PK hits him with one of his beauties..

  54. HabFanSince72 says:

    “They’re announcing Saku’s 1000th game on the scoreboard. Classy gesture. Applause doesn’t come till the English part of the announcement.”

    Two solitudes.

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

  55. Kimberly2u says:

    I was being nice Adid…lol…I was sticking up for our Max

  56. HabinBurlington says:

    Uh Oh does Ottawa have a goalie for the long haul finally?

    • ffenliv says:

      Ottawa has a goalie or two that have been hot this year, but they’ve had that in the past. At one point fans across the league thought Emery was a career goalie in Ottawa.

  57. ffenliv says:

    Heh, that 2-on-1 was all in reverse. Patches should have fed DD right away for the return feed for the finish.

  58. Adidess says:

    Kimberly, be nice!

  59. HabinBurlington says:

    Nice to hear the crowd salute Markov there! He is going to be a huge help to this team next year.

  60. Kimberly2u says:

    Someone needs to take out Karlsson

  61. JIMVINNY says:

    Looks like it’s going to be a long night of b*tching about the refs.

  62. P-Habby says:

    Why is Montreal wearing the road whites?

  63. Mavid says:

    i see the senaturds are wearing those ugly jerseys with the big giant zero on it…

  64. Kimberly2u says:

    Plecks probably laid down for a nap and overslept

  65. Mavid says:

    ya!! TSN and Mike Johnson…one less irritation…GO HABS GO!!!

  66. TomNickle says:

    So Tomas Plekanec slept in did he? Great.

  67. petefleet says:

    Anyone know of a feed for the game tonight?


    “It just goes to show how difficult predictions are, especially ones made about the future.”

    ***Habs Forever***

  68. ZepFan2 says:

    “Yay! Led Zep on tghe PA”

    Mike, which song?

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

  69. Adidess says:

    I get what you’re saying, Cal. But winning games now is not really winning. Our fate is decided for this season. Winning now is more likely to have an impact on next season (by bringing less good of a pick)

    Think about it. Will you feel better about the season if we win the rest of our games? Everybody would think they’re winning because the pressure is off and wouldn’t know what to make of the good streak. And that would screw up draft position

  70. Propwash says:

    Emelin hurt or scratched?

    Don’t let the wultures getcha.

  71. Mavid says:

    bettman is such a weasel…and what is with the bobbing head..makes him look even more stooopid..if that is possible..5 more years of this guy..really?? Can’t he be fired or something…

  72. JohnBellyful says:

    NEW YORK – In a move that caught many by surprise, the National Hockey League is making a major change to this summer’s entry draft.
    All 30 teams, not just the 14 who fail to make the playoffs, will have a shot at claiming the number one pick, the league announced today.
    “This idea of holding a weighted lottery among less than half of the league’s teams is just so unfair,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daley said, “and the NHL, as everyone knows, is all about fairness.”
    There is one catch to teams taking part in the lottery. They’ll have to pay to play – $50,000 a Pick Tic™. Each team may buy up to 10 tickets to put in the draw, but cannot win more than three times in the first two rounds.
    The league will distribute 20 per cent of the Pick Tic™ revenue among the non-playoff teams – “to invest in better GMs and coaches,” Daley said. The balance – “80 per cent,” Daley said – will be placed in a new pension fund for league executives.
    “The players have a pension fund built from gate receipts and television contracts so why shouldn’t the people who look after the big picture,” said Daley, who headed off questions from reporters by making clear he was being rhetorical.
    General managers for the non-playoff teams were upset that their chances of landing a top prospect were being diminished with a system that would also add to their cost of operations.
    Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke was livid – “livider,” according to one reporter – while Montreal Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier had “nothing to say” about Daley’s announcement, but pointedly didn’t add a Mister.
    Daley left before he could explain why the league was acting in haste, saying he had a private plane to catch.
    Boston Bruins owner Jeffrey Jacobs, the only owner to show up for the news conference, said: “It is what it is.”
    What it is, say insiders, is a brazen move to keep the Stanley Cup in the hands of American teams. Anonymous sources say league officials are worried that, if Montreal grabs a top five pick, it could result in the team winning the Cup in two, maybe three years. They aren’t worried about the Leafs and the Edmonton Oilers getting high picks because, “well, do I really need to explain,” said an insider, who didn’t make clear if he was being rhetorical.

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