Liveblog: Shootout loss


The Canadiens led the game three times.
The Sharks tied it three times … the last being Ryan Clowe’s burial of a Carey Price rebound with 86 seconds left in the game.

Clowe (2-for-2 this season): Save

Cammalleri: Post!

Havlat: Goal

Cole: Missed

Couture: Save

Gionta: Goal!

Handzus: Goal

DD: Goal

Boyle: Miss

Moen: A backhand? Really??

Pavelski: Goal

Subban: Save

Brendan Shanahan on TSN 990, takes some shots at Pacioretty


  1. The_Franchise31 says:

    You all say fire JM fire PG but who to replace them with? I don’t agree with most of JM’s choices but he’s a better coach then most of you give him credit for

  2. NCRhabsfan says:

    Just listened to the Shanahan interview. Shanahan = *sssshole!

    No hall of fame for you!

    The JM prevent defence works again! The defence that prevents you from winning worked to perfection again tonight. Gotta love that we keep doing the same thing and getting the same result. At least we’re committed.

    The Swiss dmen were exposed again tonight. Their play is getting worse as the season progresses. Weber, in particular, was sad tonight. Dias wasn’t far behind (and I really liked both these guys going into the season). Both now have to be way behind Emelin on the depth chart.

    I ask again, why is Darche on this team? What does he do?

    If you’re the opposing coach in a shootout you tell your guys, “stick side low, stick side low, anywhere you want because he isn’t stopping anything ever again”. Word to Carey’s coach, you need to work on shoot-outs. Other than that, he was brilliant, as he usually is.

    So, the death watch watch is on. How long until they can JM. It can’t be long now. This team is shyte. JM’s fault ou non, someone has to pay and it’s JM’s job to be the fall guy.

  3. samTHEman says:

    Moen scores, JM is a genius.

    Moen gets off to go for shout-outm Pleky and AK simultaneously look at eachother, then to Martin, and mumble “fat F___”.

  4. Boomer says:

    so what options does GM have in terms of available coaches out there for hire? shoulda snagged muller when we had the chance despite his 0-2 record so far i think carolinas gonna do good down the line.
    and to hell with the whole “the coach has to speak french BS” im french canadian and i learned english so can the friggin journalists… get the best man for the job, end of discussion.

    Boom baby!

  5. HabCez says:

    although Moen has more goals them most of his teammates.. i would have gone with skilled player.. Plex/Ak/Eller.. one on one much better choices..
    your not rewarding Moen by putting him on the spotlight like that JM.. u ‘SUIT’

  6. jimmy shaker says:

    Someone on an earlier thread said that halak was the king of rebounds……well that tying goal was pretty greasy by price. Why didn’t JM pull price in favour of Gill or Budaj? Price is clearly lost when it comes down to the one on one confrontations. How do you say a dear in headlights? Just like that, right? Too bad, he and the team played a pretty decent game before the clowe game tying goal!


  7. Muckbringer says:

    f’n furious. wasted, waste of time. yeah, lets put hands and cammi in….FFFFRRRRRAAAAA!!!!!

    i gotta try to sleep

  8. Sotxhabsfan says:

    Disappointed in the loss, but it was a better effort tonight. I hope the real Cammy is showing up, he showed some fire tonight. The shot of Emelin limping off the ice at the end of OT was disconcerting, I hope it’s nothing serious.

  9. NorthernHab says:

    It’s even to late for bleu nuite

  10. habsolutely416 says:

    well i was going to come on here and write about how JM sent moen out there when the habs have a chance to ice it but it looks like many of you beat me to the punch lol. i swear JM is on glue or something. somehow i knew JM would pull something like that too. maybe they should start pulling carey for the shootouts and let budaj take em.

  11. 4m3y2j says:

    I really want that fat assJM gone.The players don’t like him,Cole has been brilliant despite underused.JM is a dinosaur and incompetent and it appears the early stages of senility are setting in.We all know his demise is coming so why keep putting it off ?Get someone who can maximize this teams talent,a passionate,smart coach,get rid of this loser for once and for all….

  12. deuce6 says:

    Who else is annoyed at losing because of bad coaching decisions? What a clown we have behind the bench, eh? lol


    Yes, I’m a Hab fan..Wanna fight about it?

  13. NorthernHab says:

    Joel Quenneville. It’s your call Molson.

  14. The Dude says:

    Where can I get that cutout Price shootout cardboard so my son can practice his goal scoring.

    • saskhabfan says:

      Ask Xtrahabsfan. He might have one.

    • Muckbringer says:

      just get a blown up picture of his blocker, hell do alright

      It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.

      Nelson Mandela

  15. Chuck says:

    Habs need to review some tape to figure out that your best chance of scoring in the shootout is with a shot. Get within 10-12 feet, hit your spot with an accurate wrister, and the goalie simply doesn’t have time to react.

  16. On the bright side, the fewer point we get in December the less likely JM is around in January.

  17. NorthernHab says:

    LA should be the last stop for JM. SJ was the better team all night but we should have stole one with our goaltending. At least we got a point… It could have easily been 6-2 SJ.

  18. ProHabs says:

    Unacceptable. Why would Martin chose Moen over Hal Gill??????

  19. Muckbringer says:

    wow, thanks for another wasted night.
    jm: i was hoping you would put the forth in for the shoot out, at leaste youre consistantly horrid.

    carey: TAKE THEIR SPACE AWAY!!!!!!


    deal with it carey!!!!or GTFOOT!!!

  20. Michael says:

    It’s kind of amazing to see anyone calling for Martin’s job after tonight. In Anaheim, it looked like the team was starting to quit on him but tonight they played their hearts out. Yeah yeah, using Moen was stupid, but come on! Jacques did a great job tonight.

  21. The Jackal says:

    Price is a great goalie and SJ has some great shooters, if we had some better luck Cammy would have put it in and that’s it. However, JM sending Moen out…. that makes no sense, and I’m sure Moen was confused too, unless we had some wonder move he was practicing in practice. Either way…. AK would have given us a better chance at tying it up, tabar…..

    • Muckbringer says:

      careys shootout performances are getting old with me. i like how he gets mad at himself though

      It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.

      Nelson Mandela

  22. Mike D says:

    No offense to Moen whatsoever because he’s an effective player and he’s having a great season to boot, but why would you use him in the shootout when you have AK46 at your disposal? Other players I would’ve put well ahead of him are Pleks and Lars, and maybe even LL and Paloosh.

    – Honestly yours

  23. Timo says:

    So, will the brave media people covering the Habs will have a pair (except for Jessica, she already does) and ask JM WTF was he thinking putting Moen in a shootout over AK and Plekanec? Come on. Feel good stories about Gomez are nice and all, but sometime a thorny question is in order.

  24. AceMagnum says:

    Good game, lots of fun to watch. Too bad our world class goalie couldn’t win a shoot out if his bronco’s life depended on it

  25. chanchilla says:

    haven’t jumped on the fire jm bandwagon at all this year, but i’ve lost my patience with losing games we’re leading in the 3rd period due to playing in our own end…enough is enough.

  26. Everlasting1 says:

    That DD sure is a hack. The inexplicable Eller crowd should disperse once and for all (related to the Price-lovers for some reason?).
    Lol @ PK.

    Thus sayeth the Lord, “Destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks.” Amos 2:9

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

  27. 4m3y2j says:

    What a joke Price is in the so,they froze him 3 times and drilled it to gaping holes.Maybe,just maybe he and the goaltending coach should do a little video review and think about challenging the shooters;just a thought…
    Also,they choose moen over Eller,plekanec,kostytsyn,leblanc?True brilliance on the part of those coaches…..

  28. Mark C says:

    Not a big fan of Moen, even if he has the “hot” hand, but let’s stop acting like JM lost the game because Pleks and AK aren’t used. AK is a career 25% shooter and Pleks is a horrid 15%. Both are hardly sure things in a shootout.

    • Mike D says:

      That’s true Mark, and it’s not to hang the loss entirely on JM’s head, but there’s no denying the Pleks and AK46 are better options in the shootout than Moen.

      – Honestly yours

      • Mark C says:

        JM played a hunch/hot hand over two bad shootout shooters and lost. But are people really going to be upset about a player whose 3 for 20 didn’t get to shoot?

        • deuce6 says:

          We are in no position to do anything “on a hunch”…If his coaching style relies on a “hunch” than what does that say for his ability to lead this team out of the dark path they are falling into?

          Sorry, JM is 90% of the reason we lost this game..Not because of the dumb call in the SO, but for the personnel he had out there with 1:36 to go up 3-2…


          Yes, I’m a Hab fan..Wanna fight about it?

  29. joeybarrie says:

    Makes no sense. Cant defend JM on this. I am officially done with him. With the young talent on this team, we put Moen in the shoot out when the game is on the line…. Then we give PK the penalty shot to save us???????? Makes no sense.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  30. durocher says:

    A loss in LA should the last nail in JM’s coffin

  31. RS says:

    Hasn’t JM ever seen AK46 shoot the puck? Being a defensive liability shouldn’t hinder your icetime in the shootout.

  32. mike_habs1108 says:

    great call putting out moen for the win any other play dressed other then gill would have been better are you kidding me terriable call on the shottout get rid of jm hes a doorknob

  33. JasonM says:

    Why would you put Moen and PK over the likes of Pleks, AK or even Eller? Why is this coaching doing? Really?

    So frustrating we have this coach still.

  34. danhabsfan says:

    Good effort… but they can’t close the game. Not good enough points wise.
    why Moen in the SO? … great heart, no hands

  35. Barts says:

    Subban? Moen? Who’s coaching this f’n team????

  36. JoeC says:

    Price is an amazing goalie during the normal game, can stop breakaways more often then not, but he looks like a deer in headlights in the shootout, i hate the shoot out!.

    And JM has stooped so low today, Moan, MOAN? over AK, over Eller, over LL for god sakes, Over Plecks, HELL OVER PRICE SHOOTING.

    JM is truly dumb, and we are STILL stuck with this POS.

  37. Captain aHab says:

    Jessica needs to ask JM what he was smoking.

  38. The Dude says:

    Loser point to the rescue!

  39. Mr.Hazard says:

    Most interesting shootout to date. Moen was a mistake, though it was nice to see JM try something original.

  40. slychard says:


    Kiss my hAbSS!!!

  41. P St. Pierre says:

    Moen…really, Jaques? I love the guy, but Pleks, Eller, Kostitsyn or Leblanc would have been better choices.

  42. tehmat says:

    Martin should get fired for letting moen shoot

  43. idle says:

    That’s the first time I’ve been entertained by a shootout in a long time

  44. Surprised to see AK46 not in the shootout. He’s good.

  45. roady says:

    thought AK would get a shot…but JM didn’t think so

    take your drink to the end of the bar buddy…come on now, don’t be a fool…

  46. Timo says:

    Worthless losers. This team just not capable to come up with a win. Good. The more they lose the soon JM is gone. This year is a write off anyway.

  47. NLhabsfan says:


  48. durocher says:

    AK has to be wondering what’s up if he doesn’t get the nod over PK. LL would have been better than PK also.

  49. Habsolutely says:

    Thanks JM. crappy f’ing coach.

  50. showey47 says:

    Subban did have him,just got in too close.

  51. punkster says:


    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  52. t1tan5 says:

    That is ridiculous. No AK no Pleks no Eller, but we get Moen and Subban? That makes no sense at all.

  53. Rad says:

    And now a defenceman Subban! Idiotic choices by Martin cost us the shootout.

  54. Mavid says:

    sigh…night all
    second place is just the first loser

  55. Feraco says:

    This team is unfrocking believable.

    Jm must want his 2$ bonus

  56. NLhabsfan says:

    All over

  57. roady says:

    This is crazy

    take your drink to the end of the bar buddy…come on now, don’t be a fool…

  58. SKHab says:

    Moen in a shootout? C’mon!

  59. Feraco says:

    What the fuk is up with this coach!!

    FU Jm this shootout is on you

  60. Captain aHab says:

    What has AK done to JM?

  61. showey47 says:

    Martin just pissed it away right there.

  62. Rad says:

    Moen over Pleks makes no sense at all!!

  63. Timo says:

    Moen? This is priceless. The amateur hour has begun. What about AK?

  64. showey47 says:

    moen over ak? really?

  65. Feraco says:

    Why the Fu!k is moen shooting!

  66. Captain aHab says:


  67. Habsolutely says:

    DD’s been money tonight.

  68. they are all aiming at the same area for Price

    goo david!

  69. Mavid says:

    DD bulges the twine!!!!!

    second place is just the first loser

  70. NorthernHab says:

    1st star Habs – Emilen
    Next LL then Eller

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