Liveblog: Game 13: Canadiens outshine Stars 2-1, even Bell Centre record at 4-4


Canadiens savor home cookin'

Once again, Canadiens skaters blocked more shots than their goaltender.

Carey Price made 26 saves and his teammates blocked 29 Dallas shots ... about 10 in the final 10 minutes of the game.

Sixteen Canadiens got in on the shot-blocking act.

The home team got goals from Michaël Bournival, the rookie's third, and Rene Bourque (fourth).

Cody Eakin was the only Star to beat Price.

Tense 20

two teams who played last night put on a helluva third period.

No scoring, but plenty of excitement.

Carey Price is first star again.

Teams trade goals

After Rene Bourque scored his fourth of the season, redirecting a Raphael Diaz pass, the Canadiens seemed to have things under control.

Against the flow of play, defencman Brendan Dillon hit Cody Eakin with a long pass and, using P.K. Subban as a screen, Eakin beat Carey Price stick side.

Shots were 12-9 Canadiens.

Diaz off the schneid

Raphael Diaz scored his first goal of the season, and it was a weird one.

Diaz's shot from the right point deflected off Dallas defenceman Stéphane Robidas and seemed to hit Kari Lehtonen on its way past the Stars' goaltender.

Carey Price made nine saves, the best of which came off Jamie Benn when Dallas broke 3-on-1. Fortunately, the one Canadien back was Andrei Markov, who took away Benn's passing lane.

Canadiens had the period's only power play, and it produced nothing.


Cole returns

Erik Cole plays his first game at the Bell Centre in the uniform of the Dallas Stars.

Cole is playing on a line with Stars captain Jamie Benn and former Boston phenom Tyler Seguin.

Cole assisted on goals by his linemates in Dallas's 4-3 win in Buffalo Monday night. The game marked an emotional homecoming for Dallas coach Lindy Ruff, who was behind the bench in Buffalo for 16 seasons.

With a record of 5-5-1, Dallas is last in the Western Conference's Central Division. The Stars have a minus-4 goal differential on the season and are 2-4 on the road.

The Canadiens are 7-5 and their plus-13 goal differential ties Boston's for the best in the Eastern Conference. But the team is below .500 – 3-4 – in the allegedly friendly confines of the Bell Centre.

The game will be the Canadiens' ninth against Western clubs. They are 4-4 to date.

Pre-game reading from The Onion

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Our old friend James David, JD_ to the HIO community, is once again partnering with the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation during the month of October to raise funds for underprivileged youth. The fundraising effort is built around JD’s Halloween home haunt located in Kirkland, QC. Although cash donations are accepted on Oct. 31st, you can donate $5 through your mobile at any time by texting “Habs” to 45678. Some pics from this year’s display.





  1. NDG BOY says:

    Hads need to get bigger and tougher here you go Murray is one piece of the puzzle. Leave the guy alone he is a beast its what we need. All u guys whine about is the habs being bigger and tough and u still complain. VA family iin culo
    We are not as far as u think

  2. RockinRey says:

    hit the net!!

  3. habsfan0 says:

    This is the 3rd period,right?

  4. HabFab says:

    Did you all hear that Diaz praise… is it the end of civilization as we know it?

  5. Propwash says:

    Murray wasn’t kidding when he said he couldn’t wait to hit people…


  6. RockinRey says:

    Solid PK!

  7. NDG BOY says:

    We are not as far as u think

  8. Luke says:


  9. SuperHabFan says:

    Anyone in this thread who thinks gionta and plecs should be traded just don’t know hockey. MT is too scared to play any other line against the benn line which is why plecs has low minutes. It’s too bad because I would like to see plecs get some shifts against the line they are matching with DD… Maybe it would be more than 2-1

  10. Danno says:

    Whitey the Warrior!


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  11. Propwash says:

    Mighty Whitey


  12. Strummer says:

    Stars PP 1 for 23- they are so overdue

    “It’s just an opinion – I could be wrong”

  13. NLhabsfan says:

    Murray just needs time adjust his timing.I don’t think he is in game shape yet.

  14. Et le but says:

    Not the most timely or intelligent penalty Murray…BIG kill here

  15. Willy the bum says:

    Come on, that wasn’t interference! Just a Stars player ran into Murray’s way…

  16. Mark C says:

    What was Murray doing?

  17. AH says:

    Murray laying guys out, I love it!!!! Penalty or not.

  18. RockinRey says:

    Too bad that wasn’t earlier in the game and they would have been watching out for that all night. A little too aggressive

  19. Propwash says:

    What Murray needs to do is knock off those hits that’ll be called a penalty.


  20. RAM_TOUGH says:

    Freakin Caveman Murray. STUPID


  21. piter says:

    He has to pick his spots a little better

  22. Plekasuares says:

    Arghhhhh murray…

  23. CH Marshall says:


  24. carolinahab says:

    What impresses you most about this years Habs.
    1) Prices improvement
    2) Performance of defense in light of the injuries (when Emelin is back will be top 5 defense potentially).
    3) Depth at forward with key injuries (Bournival, Bourque et al).
    4) Budaj is Charlie Hodge reincarnated.

  25. Et le but says:

    Habs have to stop trying to sell calls, especially those that are likely to be called anyway. It seems to be biting us in the ass; not getting calls we should

  26. habsfaninboston says:

    WTF refs! Clear hook/trip on PK.

  27. RockinRey says:

    that was nice Pricey kick save and a beautie

  28. RockinRey says:

    Nobody can deny the frustration of watching DD losing battles time and time again. I know he is a disadvantage but he has zero desire to win a battle.

  29. PrimeTime says:

    Price haters are hoping for 2-2

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  30. habsfaninboston says:

    Awful PP.

  31. piter says:

    damn Leafs 1-0

  32. port elgin says:

    Why is it everytime the habs are on a pp the other team ices it wth ease?


  33. RAM_TOUGH says:

    WTF is up with the PP tonight?


  34. SuperHabFan says:

    Why are they forcing ellers line to be the the top PP unit? They’re not there yet. Plecs line needs to be on the ice with subban and Markov.

  35. RockinRey says:

    pp predictable a bit

  36. twilighthours says:

    Bork has been so good this year

    • Strummer says:

      maybe he’s finally healthy after last season’s concussion?

      “It’s just an opinion – I could be wrong”

  37. RockinRey says:

    Put it away now boys!!!

  38. piter says:

    missed the first call, got the second one

  39. icemachine says:

    Wow P.K. sure brought the crowd back into this game

    Its time to switch to whiskey, we’ve been drinkin’ beer all night

  40. Strummer says:

    Bournival and LL fitting in nicely.

    Tough decisions to be made at the trade deadline?

    “It’s just an opinion – I could be wrong”

  41. Propwash says:

    Man, Murray on one D pairing, Emelin on another D pairing…

    As Russell Peters says “someones going to get a hurting reeeal bad”


  42. Willy the bum says:

    Who has bright ideas of checking Murray? Seriously.

  43. Rugger says:

    lost power at 8:50 so everyone keep the updates coming in as I lost the feed!

  44. frontenac1 says:

    Oh yeah,Crankshaft been sniffin Salts!

  45. Strummer says:

    Price is allowed to give up the odd goal!

    No one will ever have a save % of 1.000
    “It’s just an opinion – I could be wrong”

  46. Danno says:

    Murray the Machine


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  47. Sal from the Hammer says:

    Murrays a beast

  48. Propwash says:

    Would love to see P.K cash in one of those one day.


  49. SuperHabFan says:

    DD is getting way too many minutes… They have more than plecs line.. Ridiculous

  50. RockinRey says:

    Habs need a sniper

  51. Plekasuares says:

    Can ray ferraro shut up? Or…

  52. habsfan0 says:

    DD will score to make it 3-1.

  53. RAM_TOUGH says:

    WTF is wrong with this Boone guy?


    • PrimeTime says:


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  54. Et le but says:

    Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum…I smell the score at 3 to 1

  55. nova scotia vees says:

    Again Price doses off and lets in a softie. That’ why I still don’t trust him. He was looking so good..Focus Carey focus.

  56. RockinRey says:

    Next goal for Habs LL

  57. port elgin says:

    Was Price dreaming of his honeymoon or what?

  58. Sal from the Hammer says:

    Dreger bleeds Laffs. Carry over from his Sports Net Days. SN talk incessantly about Laffs. TSN not too far behind. They always carry at least two story’s on the Laffs pretty well every day on the TES website. CBC is all Laffs all the time.

  59. Marek says:

    Are my eyes fooling me or did that puck deflect off of pk’s stick. TSN panel doesn’t seem to think so.

  60. mrbell04 says:

    Dreger and the tsn goofballs would be praising reimer for allowing only one goal and vouch for his place on team Canada. Price who has been spectacular as of late, one fluttering puck and his chance at Sochi is now in jeopardy. Give me a break!

  61. RAM_TOUGH says:

    It’s crucify Price time now I guess.


  62. The Jackal says:

    My god, one “bad” (NOT EVEN) goal and people are already calling out Price.

    Hockey sine stercore tauri.

  63. piter says:

    I say we’ll get the next goal

  64. Am I the only one to think it’s hard to stop fluttering pucks. I mean we hockey players have seen it a million times, am I wrong here? They’re like trying to stop back handers or for you baseball fans trying to hit the knuckleball, but please continue 😆

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  65. Danno says:

    Don’t worry.

    20 minutes of JM hockey and this one’s in the bag.


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  66. Luke says:

    Quick game, or am I drinking more slowly?

  67. RockinRey says:

    Habs seem to be battling more along the walls much better than in recent memory.

  68. RockinRey says:

    Like Bournivals wheels!!!

  69. Habcouver says:

    Don’t sit back, Habs!

    Waiting patiently for #25

  70. Habilis says:

    I think that puck hit P.K.’s stick. Not on Price.

  71. Stevie.Ray says:

    Shame. Price’s first bad goal of the season

  72. Sal from the Hammer says:

    Players not afraid to block shots these days…

  73. Willy the bum says:

    Here comes that 2-0 lead blow-up…

  74. Andy and the habs says:

    Price got hurt, got hurt really bad

  75. Mark C says:

    Crap sandwich by that 5 man unit.

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