Liveblog: Calgary breezes past lifeless Canadiens 5-0

Johnny Gaudreau scored late in the third period to complete the rout.

Almost eight minutes into the game, three Canadiens forwards were caught up the ice and Mark Giordano, as the trailer, converted a Matthew Tkachuk pass into the first Flames goal.

A turnover by heretofore steady Jordie Benn resulted in a Michael Stone goal 8:36 into the second period, stretching the home team’s lead to 2-0.

Seven minutes later, Sean Monahan and Micheal Ferland scored within 26 seconds to turn the game into a 4-0 rout.


Shots were 37-23 for the home team.


  1. dickanddanny says:

    I can’t see how Terry and Hudon can hurt this line-up right now. Give them a chance. Together played on the same line and not on the 4th line. Sit down McCarron and Mitchell. Drop Byron to the fourth line.

    Also, Nesterov can play forward so he is another option which for some reason Julien hasn’t tried yet but it worked in TB.

    You could tell almost from the puck drop the way this game was going to go. Absolutely no pride shown tonight.

    And, as for our captain Pacioretty on their first goal he was loafing as usual. He doesn’t cover their d-man on his side of the ice, which allows the puck to come out right past him and with little or no effort to stop the pass. With a little effort he could have stopped that puck if he had wanted to. He cruised all night. Never threw a check, never fore checked, never back checked, did nothing basically. And, he’s our captain why? Oh ya cuz he’s the only guy who can put the puck in the net with any consistency. Lately I thought he had played well over-all but tonight he went back to the lazy loafing Max.

    “back to you Dick”

    • RUSTIE says:

      Joe Laplane Pacioretty can be a lazy dick at times, last night he must have decided to take the night off a long with most of the other if this game had of been played at the Bell center they would have been boo of the ice. Price must have seen this coming and came down with the flu. Flu can be good at times.

    • strunzo says:

      dickand danny, Just in the Calgary zone, Paks gave the puck away, or had it taken off him , 9 times. 4 times on the PP and 5 times 5 on 5. I check the nhl stats, they show zero giveaways for Paks. He has no hockey sense but he can score.

  2. filchock79 says:

    The game may not have been worth watching, but if you’re picking the 3 stars, you should watch the game. TJ Brodie, number 7 for Calgary was the best player on the ice – and by far. He doesn’t even get a star.

  3. HNS says:

    That game was a fu*&(g disgrace. Pure crap.

  4. dexterdog says:

    Thanks Bergy. Awesome last five years there. Has another team in the NHL been shut out this season as many times as these losers? Pathetic.

  5. CHicoHab says:

    Top line needs to be AG27 Max Rads. 2nd Pleks Lehkonen Gallagher. 3rd Danault Byron Shaw. 4th who gives a u know what. Powerplay. 1st line. With Weber and N8. 2nd PP. 2nd line with Danault in for Pleks. With Markov and Petry. My humble opinion.

  6. jimmy shaker says:

    So when the boyz lose, they frickin lose! WOW and holy crap! Don’t understand how they don’t lose well or keep themselves in games. How can they have no push back? Weber looks fragile, puck looks like a grenade on his stick at times, he’s a horrible passer of the puck, I hope we’re not seeing how quick the Habs lost the PK/Weber trade already and he doesn’t even hit anyone anymore…..Montoya should shit in all these guys skates for how they played in front of him. What a crock!

    Shaker out!

  7. FormalWare says:

    And to cap off a perfectly miserable night, Ottawa comes back to win.

    I feel the need to puke. Habs’ malady is obviously contagious.

    “Good Luck With That,” Habs!

  8. Danno says:

    There must have been some heavy-duty partying before tonight’s game and Price (sensing the whole platoon was wiped out) did the smart thing and called in with the flu.


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  9. Habituated says:

    Didn’t see any of the game, so kept an eye on this here blog o’ Boone’s. Seemed I picked a bad day to stop sniffing glue.

    Even so, I thought scoring goals was hard? Not a universal law like gravity and such, it appears …

  10. Cal says:

    Well, that was just plain bad. The luster has come off Benn tonight, but Emelin has his goat horns firmly ensconced in that thick head. Hell, even Mitchell got into it with a beautiful screen on Montoya for Calgary’s 2nd. The 3rd one by Monahan was courtesy of a deflection off Mitchell, as well. To top it off, Benn loses his stick and the puck bounces off him for an easy open net.
    Lots not to like about this game, starting with the total lack of intensity. Yet another game with Montoya being totally abandoned. The only silver lining is the 2 days prep time before the Oilers game Sunday.

  11. Danno says:

    Webby doesn’t move his feet and he doesn’t hit but that also goes for all the Habs D tonight.


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  12. Habby_Haberton says:

    I would make a hefty wager that they partied last night. Only thing that makes sense. Road trip. New guys. Big win in Van. Go get cross eyed drunk.

  13. LeaveTheCoachAlone says:

    Now what?

  14. Danno says:

    They’re lucky this game was out of town. The Bell Centre crowd would have showered them with boos.


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  15. Butterface says:

    Ouch…. call off the parade.

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…..

  16. Habnormal says:

    I have never in my life time seen a team (2 years in a row now) that can look like a cup contender over a stretch of games only to look like the worst team in the NHL shortly thereafter. This is the Canadiens.

  17. Timo says:

    And the senators won’t. A very fitting night for these sad sack losers. I can’t wish anything good to any of these players. Nothing.

    • aroma says:

      Isn’t there somewhere else you can troll? Just one obnoxious remark after another, game in, game out.

      • moggs says:

        Hey take it easy on the guy eh? His wife just left with the kids and now he is drinking himself into oblivion. Talking horribly about the Habs and getting a rise out of posters on here is his only outlet.

    • MustardTiger1337 says:

      Time to fire MB and trade DD right TIMBO!?!

      • moggs says:

        Where’s his partner in crime? That clown with the alien avatar that talked about nothing but DD and his loins? Wonder whom they will target next on the Habs? My guess is JJD and N8, Petry, or Emelin.

    • tougalor says:

      We are all tired of your constant negativity.Your invisible on here when the Habs are playing well and winning.Easiest thing in the world being negative.your never disappointed.

  18. HabsFanInSaintJohn says:

    Turds win…

  19. kalevine says:

    The RDS guys can’t stop gushing about gaudreau

  20. Timo says:

    Basement Bergevin went and got lore basement garbage. To get same garbage results. Good job. Another 5 years wasted. Here is to 5 more years of same sh!t.

  21. Danno says:

    The DVD for this game will be in high demand.
    The title will be How Not to Play Hockey


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  22. HabsFanInSaintJohn says:

    And Calgary with the salt in the wounds scoring while chanting “you’re gay, you’re gay you’re gay you’re gayyy” ugh

  23. bpd says:

    Ottawa vs Coyotes 2-2

  24. krob1000 says:

    huge Chucky fan here…BUT…why must he two foot glide every time he makes a move? In this day and age continuing to move feet while making your move is pretty well a necessity….he is a victim of his own skill level…he shouldn’t beat the amount of guys he does this way…BUT …if he moved his feet and used crossovers more while beating guys it would pay off huge.

    • D Mex says:

      Great question.
      I’ve often wondered if it was a consequence of the knee injury that preceded him entering the league.
      Special players accelerate with the puck and / or (seem to) move faster with it than without it, McDavid being the best example out there.
      Not Galchenyuk.

      • krob1000 says:

        seems many bigger guys don’t do it…guys like Byron, Gallagher, Gaudreau,even Shaw….they take that extra step always…..

        • D Mex says:

          I didn’t follow his junior career, but recall video of him driving in from the left side to score one when in Sarnia.
          Don’t recall him doing the glide on that particular play – many possible reasons, I suppose. He can definitely motor when he chooses to, tho !

  25. HabsFanInSaintJohn says:

    Another fantastic pass by Patches…

  26. Timo says:

    Wow. Weber. What a waste.

  27. kalevine says:

    The team that’s leading 4-0 is still getting the better scoring chances

  28. Danno says:

    Turds tied 2-2 with the Yotes


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  29. Timo says:

    Their team is leading by four and the crowd is completely dead.

    • LeaveTheCoachAlone says:

      Beer is REALLY expensive now. Well the entire hockey experience is expensive.

      How much fun can you have beating the crap out of a team 5 nothing when you had one beer perhaps.

      I agree with your Weber comment too. Poile knew he was unloading a guy beyond his prime.

      • D Mex says:

        You’re in perfect company.

      • Oach61 says:

        Ya what a waste , he only has 15 goals , 38 pts , 4 gwg , he’s a plus 12 one of the hardest shots in the league , ya he’s washed up , gimme a break you negative yoyo’s ,Where are you people when are going well ?
        They went through some pretty difficult times, key players injured and still managed to hold top spot , yes Ottawa has been playing extremely well but still haven’t passed us yet , I personally don’t care what happens during the regular season it’s the playoffs that matter !

        “GO HABS”

  30. Calgary Steven says:

    Celebratory scotch tastes the same as consolatory acotch. One makes the headache more bearable though

  31. Timo says:

    I see what you did there Danno but it ain’t gonna work. No amount of reverse jinx can overcome this stink.

  32. Habbu says:

    Could be they were out on the town last night and drank too much milk

  33. Danno says:

    I have no doubt Brian Elliott is getting a SHUTOUT


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  34. habs001 says:

    Many posters get fooled by winning streaks and they dont see the same scoring issue that has been around this team for years…With MT there were many streaks like the recent one where Habs were tied 0-0 or 1-1 in the thirdD or went into o/t or s/o and won while producing 2 goals or less a game…eventually catches up and maintaining 0-1 goals against is not realistic…This forward group right now looks the same or even weaker than the previous forward group that made the playoff in MB first 3 years…

  35. Timo says:

    Seems like Jilien still has king with Galchenyuk. I smell Michael Therrien genius there.

  36. bpd says:

    I remember seeing Vancouver practicing the day before playing the habs and they panned over to their water bottles and every player had their own marked bottles. Then they showed the habs practice and panned over to their “community ” water bottles. A reporter made comment that the habs were playing with fire. If a reporter made the observation, where the heck was the habs medical staff ? And now we are dealing with the flu….

    • Coach K says:

      We gave the kids their own bottles with their number on it for exactly that reason. Surely if we amateurs can figure this out…

      -Adversity Does Not Build Character…it Reveals it-
      (James Lane Allen)

  37. Coach K says:

    It’s no secret why the offence has dried up.

    Your offence starts from the defence. If the forwards don’t get the puck at the right time, they get shut down in the neutral zone and won’t score. It’s that simple.

    It’s because the defence are too slow to the puck in their own end and are forced to rush their first passes. Also, if the forwards don’t come back and help quickly enough then the defence have nobody to pass to (if they happen to get to the puck first).

    Tonight, it seems to have gone sideways with the defence first. They are collectively brutal (with the exception of Nate who has been relatively mistake free). The infection seems to have spread to the forwards as the game progresses/regresses.

    JC has much work to do.

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  38. theox_8 says:

    You don’t know him personally or anything about him so quit making personal attacks . If that makes you feel better about yourself or your night then so be it I guess .

  39. Timo says:

    4 effing scoring chances. Four!!!

  40. Max says:

    Elliot is one of the worst goalies in pro hockey.They have to get at least one past him.

  41. nova scotia vees says:

    Can’t seem to get the live blog. My problem or yours?

  42. Slack says:

    The fact that the Habs do so poorly in Calgary has to be due to the fact that the worst Habs ‘fan’ of all time just happens to live there.

  43. bpd says:

    They’re gushing about Elliot’s play tonight on SN West. Are they watching another game ? Not Elliot’s fault but he hasn’t exactly been tested in this game so far.

  44. Timo says:

    I think it is very accurate to say that I hate then very very very much.

  45. Danno says:

    Julien needs to get them to expect more of themselves and to go out and at least win the period.


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  46. Max says:

    I bet half the team has the flu bug.It happens every season.Even the normally steady players look tired and off.

  47. habs001 says:

    After tonight the Habs will have the same number of regulation loses as the Leafs…Habs will not win every game they play or look good every game…it is not a loaded lineup… these performances happen even for the elite teams..Mitchell,maritinson,McCarron,Ott ,King are not goal scorers..Danault looks like a 15 goal a season player playing top line…If you look at the Habs forward talent can you really say that it is not matched by most teams…Galchenyuk produces so i guess that is fine but he dominates very few shifts and stands out in very few games….

  48. filchock79 says:

    Either the Habs have to come back in the third or Sportsnet has to send a Costco-sized helping of kleenex to the broadcast booth. Jason York is complaining and crying all over the place.

    • RUSTIE says:

      Joe Laplane….Jason York. is some funny to here him brag up his team. ” he is some smart player’ ‘not to many can skate with him’ ‘he has great upside’ ‘Ott will be great when called uoon” To hear him you ask yourself am I watch the same game.

  49. Danno says:

    It’s deja vu all over again.

    Unplan the parade!


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  50. Bim says:

    Looking like these clowns really want to face Washington in the playoffs. Now that would be a shit show!

    • habs001 says:

      Not really if Ottawa wins the division the Habs probably play Boston otherwise they probably play the Rangers…Habs have a 6 game homestand later this month and that will probably clinch first…

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