Liveblog: Game 21 – A first since 1967 : Rangers shut out Canadiens in Montreal


It had been a while

The last time the Rangers hung a goose egg on the Canadiens in Montreal?

Feb. 25, 1967.

Perfect goaltender that night: Ed Giacomin.

A mere 46 years and nine months later, Ryan Callahan's power-play goal – a redirection of Brad Richards' shot – was the only red light of the game.

The Rangers won most of the races and puck battles, holding the Canadiens to 22 shots.

The Canadiens looked like a team that had played on the road Friday night.

The Rangers looked rested and ready.

Cam Talbot made 22 saves to record an easy shutout.

Carey Price faced 33 shots and made many heroic saves.


The Canadiens went almost eight minutes into the period before getting a shot on Cam Talbot.

They ended up with five.


Price streak ends

Ryan Callahan tipped in Brad Richards' shot during a Rangers power play.

It was the first goal Carey Price gave up to the Rangers in almost 260 minutes on Bell Centre ice.

Canadiens outshot the visitors 10-9, but the Rangers are doing a good job of minimizing blue-chip chances against Cam Talbot.

Good start, then ...

The Canadiens outshot the Rangers 4-1 in the early going.

Final tally: 15-7 for the visitors, and that doesn't include Chris Kreider clanging one off the goalpost behind Carey Price.

Alexei Emelin played six shifts, 5:13.

Canadiens had the only power play.

Two questions

1.Can your Montreal Canadiens win consecutive games for the first time since Oct. 28-29, when they beat the Rangers and Dallas Stars?

2. Can David Desharnais's Shootout goal in Columbus – which sent the Canadiens' bench into paroxysms of joy for their popular teammate – signal the end to DD's long slump?

Bonus questions:

• Will Brendan Gallagher, bitten by the flu bug in Columbus, be well enough to play?

• If Gally can go, who sits?

All will be answered soon at the Bell Centre, where the Rangers have lost eight in a row – including six shutouts.



  1. Rob Maguire says:

    Nice moves, Carey.

  2. Cdnman1 says:

    Price is keeping us in this one.

  3. Rudy says:

    Trainer telling Galley to drink.

  4. habstrinifan says:

    This site is real funny. Most of the comments are dumping on the players.

    Let’s look at the last few games. Almost every game (except the game before last when he sad the team was useless or something)… MT has said the team played well. I am not making this up.

    Generally the team is playing the hockey MT is coaching.. and which he started since that Columbus game some while ago.

  5. J.Ambrose.OBrien says:

    Why the hell do Habs forwards keep exiting the zone as soon as our D get the puck? Leaving them to always have to try stretch passes. No unity!

    I remember Dec. 31, 1975

  6. Samovich says:

    maybe a big hit? or something!!

  7. CHicoHab says:

    I think MT needs stop giving out those optional practices and maybe go for 2 in a day. Midday and Evening. Just like the OLG Pick 3

  8. JohninTruro says:

    Reway another 4 point night, just piling up the points last few weeks. Brady Vail with 3 points as well.

  9. Stevie.Ray says:

    Will Rory Macdonald get a title fight, or a top contender fight if he wins tonight?

  10. showey47 says:

    For next years summit i’m going to wear a chris lee jersey.

  11. twilighthours says:

    Habs have no idea how to crack NYR’s trap. Perhaps Therrien could provide something different for the team to try.

  12. db says:

    Would you like some cake with that icing?

  13. Habbu says:

    From bad to worse…..

  14. Rudy says:

    Need to work on passing, too many icings

  15. Rob Maguire says:

    Ice, ice baby.

  16. Samovich says:

    Boullion Icing Ugh!!

  17. Rob Maguire says:

    A chance….

  18. db says:

    We only have 1 line that can dangle at speed…

  19. 25Stanleycups says:

    We won the first couple Saturday nights against Philly, and Vancouver. Now its seems were on the verge on loosing our fourth in a row. I dont know for sure. But it seems the boys cant handle Saturday nights. I say next season no Saturdays.

  20. DipsyDoodler says:

    Kreider and McDonagh. What might have been.

  21. Samovich says:

    Gorges Icing…. ugh!!

  22. Prairienewf says:

    Not saying Habs are lacking cohesiveness but a bottle of Krazy glue wouldn’t go to waste on ’em tonight.

  23. Arrow77 says:

    Price could not have played better the last 2 games. He might lose both. Depressing.

  24. Danno says:

    Great Heineken ad.

    But the dude grounds his club in the sand trap.


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  25. JohninTruro says:

    Reway another 4 point night, just piling up the points last few weeks.

  26. Keith says:

    What is wrong with this team?

  27. Habbu says:

    Yay….a shot on goal!

  28. Rudy says:

    No one at the net

  29. Samovich says:

    yeah right to the chest!! pathetic…

  30. jols101 says:

    So 7 minutes gone in the 3rd the EGG line has had 1 shift. Therrien is a terrible coach. Must really suck to play your heart out like these kids and have to take that crap.

  31. db says:

    So, GSP or Hendricks??

    • Stevie.Ray says:

      Gsp. I haven’t watched the UFC very much in the last three years, but when I did watch, I predicted JDS, Wideman and Hendricks would be big. Also Sotiropolous. 3/4 ain’t bad

  32. Plekasuares says:

    Arghhh spread the EGG line out..We cannot just have 1 line scoring all the time

  33. Samovich says:

    Boullion has way too much ice time..

  34. mrhabby says:

    Waite has been MB best signing this year…

  35. Mavid says:

    And Galley likes the icing call..go figures

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

    • ffenliv says:

      Like Galley or not, the call was correct. It’s this stupid new hybrid icing. I like attempts to reduce big collisions. I don’t like how it takes away situations where a forward was clearly going to get the puck first, and without a big collision.

  36. DipsyDoodler says:

    New offside rule isn’t working.

  37. Et le but says:

    Down by a goal…this game is still within our reach

  38. Strummer says:

    CHicoHabNOVEMBER 16, 2013 AT 9:02 PM
    Last 8 games we have scored 16 goals. This being our 9th game.

    7 of those goals scored by the Gally, Chucky and Larry.

    If the EGG isn’t going the team sucks

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

  39. db says:

    It must be frustrating being a good player on this team…

  40. Plekasuares says:

    Wtf Galley is such a doorknob. I should mute it..

  41. Propwash says:

    I guess that wasn’t goaltender interferencey enough for Chris F. Lee


  42. OK you perennially positive HIO members, WTF is going on with this team? They can’t even get any SOG? Can’t score more than two goals? Where are all the goal scorers? We can’t win any games this way and the fandom is getting very restless…

    I’m speechless! 20 years and counting…

    • danhabsfan says:

      The young guys are the scorers, because it’s only them, they are an easy team to shut down. If you ewe the opposing coach, wouldn’t you just want to tell your team to shut down the EGG line. They don’t have enough scorers, and they are too small overall.

  43. third generation haber says:

    DD scores one shoot-out goal and he suddenly gets more ice-time than Eller? WTF??? Has he really earned his cookie???

    I’m trying to imagine who else on our team would get such preferential treatment. Only other softies come to mind.

    j.p. murray

    • Mark C says:

      Really gonna make that big of a deal because of one minute?

      • third generation haber says:

        Ha,ha! In DD’s case, and no other’s, I will definitely sound-off like a neurotic. I suffered through Gomez and thought it was done, now I’m gonna watch the rest of my hair turn grey quickly thanks to Gomez II.

        Note to Timmins: I love your work, but please stop drafting players that should only be playing in non-contact leagues.

        j.p. murray

  44. Storman says:

    Galley is a fool

  45. Danno says:

    Consistency has never been Chris Lee’s forte.

    You can however count on him being a rat-faced weasel.


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  46. Mavid says:

    Prust is pushed into the Ranger goalie..Galley says he stuck his butt out on Lee and Galley must be related

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  47. Rob Maguire says:

    Chris Lee can’t retire soon enough.

  48. Samovich says:

    Gionta to the dressing room…

  49. Storman says:

    Ambien game of the year

  50. jols101 says:

    So the EGG line won’t see the ice until the 16 :30 mark of the 3rd. That is why you start your most productive line.

  51. Danno says:

    Thank you Chris Lee, you rat-faced weasel


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  52. aHabGrowsInBrooklyn says:

    A shorty for the Shorties! Let’s do it, Habs!

  53. habstrinifan says:

    Team Meeting!

  54. duffy says:

    Gallant says he is happy with there energy tonight , what’s he smoking?

  55. CHicoHab says:

    Houston!!! I think we have a problem

  56. CHicoHab says:

    Last 8 games we have scored 16 goals. This being our 9th game.

  57. aHabGrowsInBrooklyn says:

    ¿Señor Boone, where do you go between periods?

  58. Storman says:

    Canadiens have to get their pornstaches a little dirty and crash the crease

  59. danhabsfan says:

    I’m trying to imagine what this team would play like f Roy was the coach. Anyone?

  60. CHicoHab says:

    Not out of the game 1-0 only this is true. But this team still has issues.

  61. danhabsfan says:

    Ok, so we have been told that this is a small team, but they have speed and skill. Well, the only thing that is right about that statement is they are small.

  62. Danno says:

    Speaking about Martin St. Louis and his remarkable career in spite of his diminutive size:
    “Even if you are small do not be discouraged” Mario Tremblay, Le Coin du Bleuet.


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  63. Keith says:

    Not out of this game yet. Only a 1 goal game. Gotta have something to cling to lol!

  64. rljmartin says:

    If I see Bourque nuzzle another defense man into the boards I’ll have to switch from beer…

  65. Propwash says:

    Emelin when he lays out a hit…


  66. durocher says:

    This is a one-line team with three third or fourth lines.

    By the start of 2014-15 season: Buy-out Briere; let DD go to a team (Florida?) through waivers; trade Pleks and Moen to contenders for prospects who can play next season; trade Diaz to whomever; re-sign Markov; call-up Tinordi and Beaulieu; consider re-signing White; consider calling up Leblanc, Holland, and/or Dumont

  67. habsfan1144 says:

    EGG line doesn’t score then we have zero offense!
    Hey Bergiven… Let me know when your evaluation period is over…. Pathetic!
    Team needs a shakeup

    3 quick ways instantly make this team better

    1. DD to minors
    2. Boullion trade for pick
    3. Therrien to RDS

  68. topher5468 says:

    Its real hard to not just spew negativity but watching this team lately is so frustrating. I don’t know what this team needs to wake the F up but they need something. To many passengers, except for our Goalie. I don’t know what role Bourque or Max Pacioretty think they have on this team but as neither is playing tough or physical and have zero net presence. Like I said real frustrating,

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  69. Storman says:

    Therrien just said Lets go win that Fbomb turd period, win one Fbomb period, Pricey stop putting us in a position to have to score a goal.

  70. Stevie.Ray says:

    #Habs DD watch: 11:49 TOI through 40 minutes, team-high 3 shots, 1 missed, game-high 5 blocked shots, 50% on faceoffs, 5-for-10. Tied for team league in points tonight.

  71. rljmartin says:

    Boone writes “getting out-hustled”. How many times have we seen that this year. HABS look slow again…. sigh.

  72. JohninTruro says:

    Martin Reway piling it on again, a 3 point night so far for him.

  73. chfan4life says:

    MT do you know how to coach. Whatever your strategy is. It is not working. Can you make adjustments to the break out also the PP has been stagnant…..need some tweaking.

  74. Sportfan says:

    Stop putting the useless cub on the PP, he has all this time on the PP and virtually no goals are scored when he’s on it, I’m really getting tired of MT.

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