Liveblog: Canadiens beat New Jersey 4-3 in OT

Alex Galchneyuk was the Overtime hero, blasting a one-timer past Cory Schneider on a power play.

John Moore’s blueline shot gave NJ a 2-0 lead 2:38 into the third period.

But 11 seconds later, Alexander Radulov’s 15th got the Canadiens on the board.

Travis Zajac’s power-play goal made it 3-1, but Max Pacioretty scored his 30th 43 seconds later.

And with Al Montoya on the bench, Pacioretty made it 3-3 at 18:08.

The first period was 19 seconds from being over when Kyle Palmieri took advantage of soft Canadiens D-zone play to beat  Montoya from close in.

Shots were 37-33 Devils.


  1. FormalWare says:

    MB did it! He managed to trade David Desharnais – ostensibly, for more than the proverbial bag of pucks. Respect.

    “Good Luck With That,” Habs!

  2. rhino514 says:

    Pacioretty would be leading the league in scoring if he had not played hobbled for one month. Amazing that he still keeps getting knocked by some. He has singlehandedly won a few games or gotten at least point for his team in games the ther players had nothing with many third period, overtime, and even SO key goals.

  3. filchock79 says:

    Posters here complain about Bergevin, but what about Pierre Dorion. His team isn’t good enough right now, but he had 5 excellent prospects in his system and likely a very good future. So he goes out and deals one of those prospects for a soon to be 36-year old (Burrows) who hasn’t been relevant for at least 4 years.

    Bergevin would never be that inept.

  4. Butterface says:

    96.7% chance to make playoffs.

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

  5. filincal says:

    Getting Spezza outta Dallas, thoughts?

    • Butterface says:

      Would be nice.
      Would be expensive.
      Would require dumping salary.
      Would be possible.
      Would be unlikely.
      Would still be nice.

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

    • Mavid says:

      no thanks…gifted goal scorer, gifted give away artist..and he is an A hole

      º¤ø ¸„ø¤GO HABS GOø¤º°¨¨¨°º¤ø ¸„ø¤GO HABS GOø¤º°¨¨¨°º¤ø ¸„ø¤GO HABS GOø¤º°¨¨¨°º¤ø ¸„ø¤GO HABS GOø¤º°¨¨¨°º¤ø ¸„ø¤GO HABS GOø¤º

      Weed Wacker -and now Flamethrower Grandma Smurf

  6. krob1000 says:

    Is it just me or does Jordie Benn remind you of General Zod’s bud NON in the superman movie?

  7. filchock79 says:

    The win over the Devils, coupled with the Senator loss, probably puts Ottawa in the position of having to win all 3 remaining games with the Habs in order to finish first. Won’t happen.

  8. Kvothe says:

    Taking a break from planning the parade, ya know, after the Habs’ measly record in February. Bargain Bin Bergie asleep at the switch, again. Hanzal and Shattenkirk were not had for that much. But forget Hanzal, Shattenkirk is the kind of dman the Habs need, and he wasn’t too expensive. That second rounder the Habs let go for Mr. Bad Penalties was easy to cough up, so is a first rounder in a bad draft year and prospect who the Habs wouldn’t even call up anyway.

    It’s just BS to sit through the deadline year after year, hope Bergie gets a slam dunk, only to see him emerge from the dumpster, with only himself proclaiming him victorious.

    If you’re all in, go all in. A depp’ dman for a dman they never appreciated isn’t gonna fix anything.

    All the talented players on this team were acquired prior to MB, or fell on his lap.

    But… maybe one of our depp players will pull an RJ Umberger, right?

    • filchock79 says:

      Yes, but Bergevin won’t go value-for-value. His game is to look around for diamonds in the rough – and he’s very good at it. When it comes to Duchene or similar players, no opposing GM can take Bergevin seriously. He tries to package up a second rounder and a couple of his stiffs for a guy like Duchene. That worked 45 years ago, not now.

    • ebk says:

      Not to rain on your pity parade but Vanek and Petry were considered to be excellent pick ups at the deadline by almost every source I’ve hear talk about them. Certainly not bargain basement type’s. You can spin them that way if you like though.

      And I’ll just have to disagree about the price paid for Shattenkirk and Hanzal. For pure rentals, the price was huge. Good article posted down below explains it well from Minnesota’s perspective but it’s a big price that was paid for both teams.

      • filchock79 says:

        It’s a seller’s market. Many teams are buying and there aren’t many players available. Hence the high prices – prices that MB won’t pay and probably shouldn’t pay.

  9. LeaveTheCoachAlone says:

    Whats the name of the website that archives all the games, that’s 2 games imy pvr did not record…and the third period and OT seems like something id like to watch

  10. Rad says:

    How can the Caps trade their 2nd Round pick to the Blues when they already gave it to us for Eller?

  11. DipsyDoodler says:

    How about that Max Pacioretty!!!


  12. slapshot777 says:

    The Habs still haven’t found the consistency to play a full 60 minutes and if they don’t get that figured out they will have trouble beating anyone.

    Last year with all the crap that happened to the team and Pacioretty being his first year as captain went through a lot. Many people questioning him and he still had a 30 goal season.

    Start the season this year and he hears a rumour that his head coach was doubting his leadership qualities and what does he do?

    He gets another 30 + goals, gets timely goals as we saw tonight and pretty much has been skating his a$$ off. So it is time to give Patches some love and credit for leading by example and doing what a captain is suppose to do.

    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

    • FlyAngler says:

      And factor in that he played the first 20 or so games of the season with a fractured bone in his foot…….

      “Gardez la Foi! Keep the Faith!”

    • Habs Down Under says:

      sorry but I am just not on the Paccioretty bandwagon. He can shoot the puck – that is it. He is brain dead on the PP, and has no clue where to go when he doesn’t have the puck. Stands still and waits for some one to get it to him. Good thing we have Radulov to feed him.

      Bog Short

  13. HabinBurlington says:

    @ebk here is link.
    Also in looking for it i see Wild team has mumps issues, including Parise.

  14. Thomas Le Fan says:

    Heck of an ending. I wouldn’t have predicted that after the first two periods.

    It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. – Mark Twain

  15. CJinBK says:

    Seems like Max Pacioretty borrowed Marty McFly’s DeLorean and went back to October 2016. With Montoya in nets — I hope Carey gets over his weird flu bug soon — the Canadiens simply did not give up on the game; they actually willed themselves to win this one, like they used to do at the beginning of the season.

    Captain Max — minus broken foot — put the team on his back tonight and along with his fellow “Even Sevens”, got pucks past Corey Schneider when they needed to. And Montoya made the stops he needed to, many of them spectacular. He’s not smooth like Price, but he was great tonight.

    The first period was pretty crappy. On both sides. Just a boring game. The second period improved things, and the third blew wide open.

    Even a month ago, that would have been a 5-0 game for the Devils. I truly believe that the team had grown to hate playing for Therrien. Julien genuinely seems like a breath of fresh air, for the players, the press, and us fans. He’s a positive force rather than a sour puss.

    Haps are 2-0 in the last two games with Desharnais in the lineup. He wasn’t great tonight, but he wasn’t terrible either. (Right Nyder, how are your loins?)

    All told, a GREAT win.

  16. johnnylarue says:

    Gonna go out on a limb here and state that if the Habs continue to score more goals than their opponents, they will definitely win more games than they lose.

  17. canadiensghost says:

    was this trade really necessary?

    we got a smaller guy, an older guy, a guy who point production is less then pateryn and who hits less then pateryn. pateryn played the right side and fit that role well but was never really given the shot. speaking of shot pateryn won the hardest shot in the AHL. now we have 4 lefthanded dmen so that mean emilien is most likely gonna have to play on his off side something he hasn’t done in 2 seasons.

    also now las Vegas will claim a dman on our team, as we can only protect 3 dman which are likely – weber, petry and beaulieu, markov is ufa so were fine there and they better re-sign him, cause hes one of the most underappreciated habs d-men of all time. so that leaves emelin, benn, Redmond, and nesterov all unprotected.

    I guess it was his wife comments that got his traded, which is stupid. MB should have never traded subban, he’s lucky radulov turned out to be such a gem, cause without radulov this team sucks, and when we did have subban (who is playing unbelievably right now, and will look so much better then webber in just 3 years from now)we made it to the conference championship and if price didn’t get injured who knows?

    the truth is Bob gainey is the genius behind any success were having , think about it, he drafted, price subban and patchioretty, gallagher, mb only drafted galchenyuk and even you could have made that pick with the 3rd overall. and galchenyuk doesn’t play with 100% heart determination and effort so really mb is looking bad. I hope he dosnt sell off his draft picks now to save his job. maybe he got benn to lure his brother. or maybe he just wants more b.c boys on the team cause hes terrified price leaves for the pens , hawks or god forbid the leafs.

    • krob1000 says:

      I think it makes sense…were going to lose a dman regardless…..this way can pretty well ensure it is Emelin of not able to trade and move his cap hit….Pateryn wife singed his ticket out of town…so to get a smaller contract and serviceable depth dman in return works just fine. Would have liked to have ODuya….but not in the cards apparently

  18. boing007 says:

    Gaborik just scored. Kings 4 Wild 3.
    Ryan White likes playing for the Wild. One goal, one assist.

    Richard R

  19. StevieM61 says:

    C.J. ” We played like crap for 2 1/2 periods, never led the game, somehow tied it up and won it in overtime, so I got that going for me”

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  20. DDO_Habs_Fan says:

    Big plays by Weber on the last two goals. Huge pinch on the tying goal. Was not being allowed the one-timer by NJ (smart on their part) on the OT PP so gets the one-timer over to the next best one-timer on the team. Excellent come-back.

    As for Shatenkirk, phenomenal move by the Caps. Not only does it make their dangerous PP even more dangerous, it prevents Pitt from improving their D (Hainsey will not cut it). If the Caps are healthy, I don’t see anyone from the East beating them with the way Holtby has played in the playoffs.

  21. FormalWare says:

    Well, this is more like it. A couple of exciting Habs’ wins in a row. I am now actually looking forward with a degree of hope to the rest of the season and playoffs. It’s been a long time since I’ve had this feeling; I like it!

    “Good Luck With That,” Habs!

  22. haberoo13 says:

    Positive: 2 wins in a row
    Negative: Still no regulation win in February
    Other: Only 4 forwards have scored in February. Is this true? Too lazy to confirm if this an Alt Fact


  23. RiverviewCanadien says:

    not sure how that happened…

    “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”

  24. Stevie.Ray says:

    2nd round pick is a conditional pick. I bet it turns into a first if Caps go deep

  25. UKRAINIANhab says:


    That’s quality.

  26. DipsyDoodler says:

    Gaston Therrien is a great story.

    To have so little insight, and yet to still earn a living as a sports pundit.

    Quite an achievement.


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