Liveblog: Game 28 – Canadiens beat nemesis 3-2


He's human!

The great Martin Brodeur was beaten three times on a mere 17 shots.

Rene Bourque's sixth goal of the season, in the second period, erased a 1-0 lead fashioned by Steve Bernier in a first period dominated by the visitors.

After red-hot Max Pacioretty's 10th made it 2-1, Michael Ryder tied it up six minutes into the third period.

Then a bizarre sequence of bad passes ended with Alex Galchenyuk – benched for the third period against Toronto on Saturday – using his great hands to tap the winner past Brodeur.

Carey Price made 27 saves and preserved his stellar 2.00 GAA.

The Canadiens' penalty killers threw another shutout at NJ's three power plays.

Kid bags winner

Against Toronto on Saturday, Alex Galchenyuk spent the third period on the Canadiens' bench.

Against New Jersey, the 19-year-old scored the winning goal.

Martin Ryder had tied the game at 2-2.

.600 save percenatge

The great Martin Brodeur faced five shots in the second period.

Two went in.

Rene Bourque's sixth got the Canadiens on the board.

Then the home team went without a shot on goal for more than eight minutes before the red-hot Max Pacioretty blasted a power-play feed from Andrei Markov past Brodeur.

Shots were11-5 for the visitors ... exactly what they were in the first period.

Total domination

New Jersey outshot the home team 11-5 and got the only goal of the first period when Steve Bernier tipped home Marek Zidlicky's point shot.

The Devils had wide-open looks from the slot all through the period, as the Canadiens stumbled around their own end, unable to win puck battles.

Michel Therrien will have much to say between periods.

Him again

Martin Brodeur grew up in St. Leonard, a multi-ethnic district of Montreal.

His late father, Denis Brodeur, was a photographer for the Journal de Montréal.

But through the course of a first-ballot-cinch Hall of Fame career, the  New Jersey Devils goaltender has displayed little nostalgic affection for his hometown ... or at least for fans of the local hockey team.

Brodeur's lifetime statistics against the Canadiens: 44-18-6, 9 shutouts,1.83 goal-againstaverage, .930 save percentage.

And some of Brodeur's  best performances are on Montreal ice.

So despite recent stellar play by NJ heir apparent Cory Schneider, who posted a shutout of Buffalo on Saturday, the homeboy starts when New Jersey visits the Bell Centre Monday night.

The Canadiens begin a busy week: four games in six nights, including a return visit to New Jersey on Wednesday and Boston at the Bell Centre on Thursday.

Michaël Bournival draws back in for George Parros and will play with Brandon Prust and Travis Moen.



  1. habsfaninboston says:

    Damn it Pleks!

  2. The Jackal says:

    What a play!
    Being dominated yet still scoring. So that’s what it feels like to cheer for the laffs!

    Hockey sine stercore tauri.

  3. Max says:

    Man Brodeur is fat.He kind of just throws himself into the pucks.

  4. LeGrosBill says:

    all 3 forwards were less than 5 feet from the crease if not 10 feet from the net

  5. Bill says:

    Ok Habs, can we get serious now???

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  6. Blondie says:

    Woohoo! Put ’em back together and Bingo!

  7. Danno says:



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  8. Storman says:

    Ryder on the ice in the d zone

  9. Habbu says:

    The kid always gives credit to one of his teammates……love it

  10. durocher says:


    Amazing saves by Price on the other end to keep us in the game

    Our best forward tonight — DD?

  11. 4loorplay says:

    thats the game winner

    Nirvana is earned…

  12. habsfaninboston says:

    YEssssssssssss! Chucky!

  13. Mattyleg says:


    Brodie looking weeeak.
    Price totally winning this battle.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  14. Mavid says:

    take that negative nellies

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  15. Propwash says:


    Wow… stupid autocorrect



  16. The Jackal says:

    Oh come on HIO!
    The panic button has been pressed it seems.
    God forbid we jump ship because of a bad game after 10 good ones!
    LE sigh…

    Hockey sine stercore tauri.

  17. Et le but says:


  18. Blondie says:

    More great work from DD.

  19. Mattyleg says:

    Man, if I had a quarter every time I hear Pierre Houde say “surpris par le tir de Plekanec!” I’d have more quarters than I’d know what to do with.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  20. Tyhudg says:

    In Subbans defense it is hard to pass the puck with only one hand on your stick.

  21. Storman says:

    About are only hope is if NJ takes a penalty, because i have given up on the team competing tonight 5 on 5, really hard to understand getting dominated like this, where is the leadership & preparation for this game,, what a piss poor effort.

  22. Habbu says:

    Man…..making the Devils look like an offensive juggernaut.

  23. RAM_TOUGH says:

    Jeezus Christ Boone That was a freakin laser of a shot. U truly are bi-polar!


  24. jmac21 says:

    I’m sure that will be a weak goal for the Price Haters tomorrow
    They never see that Douglas was trying to be the goalie on that shot

  25. johnnylarue says:

    Devils are dominating this game. Not even close.

  26. Samovich says:

    I know it’s not an icing but a timeout?

  27. Habbu says:

    The Habs could use a sniper like that…………..oh…….wait a minute

  28. johnnylarue says:

    Does that goal mean Murray sucks again?

  29. donmarco says:

    Did I just see an usher stop a Devil’s fan from cheering?

  30. Blondie says:

    Bah! Get it back right away!

  31. Bill says:

    Have to say, I would like to see Price stop that one!

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  32. Propwash says:



  33. NLhabsfan says:

    Well I have to say I love DD playing with patches.He’s Tough on the puck all night.

  34. Bill says:

    Subban is not defensively responsible, though, right Mike Babcock?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  35. Arrow77 says:

    You know all those goals Price gave up because of his D? PK is taking all of them back tonight.

  36. Propwash says:

    But you know, P.K being a defensive liability and all…


  37. Danno says:

    Price owes PK another steak dinner


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  38. Bill says:

    Subban saves another …

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  39. habsfaninboston says:

    Subby saves the day, again.

  40. Danno says:

    It’s no goal.


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  41. Et le but says:

    Forum Ghosts busy tonight…

  42. JM says:

    I would rather see Bournival Playing along side Galchenyuk and Eller Bourque with Prust and Moen. Four lines that can put up goals. We are doing OK the way it is but why not try to win easier …

  43. Blondie says:

    That’s two dinners for PK.

  44. joeybarrie says:

    Great bowtie Mr. Stubbs.
    Very well done.

  45. Rad says:

    Habs finding a way to win. Should be a great 3rd period.

  46. 4loorplay says:

    my 3-2 mtl call still looks good

    Nirvana is earned…

  47. johnnylarue says:

    A bit of Rules Logic requested:

    With regards to the “delay of game” calls which result from shooting the puck over the glass in your own D-zone, can someone explain to me why it’s only a penalty if the puck leaves the playing surface without touching the glass first?

    I can understand why they wouldn’t call a penalty if it goes out of play after hitting an opponent’s stick, but the glass??

    I mean it’s not like anybody intentionally shoots the puck into the crowd anymore at this point, right? So what am I missing here?

  48. Storman says:

    Bruins off since after Saturday game- till Thursday game against Habs, Habs play Sat, Mon, travel to NJ play Wed, then back home to play a well rested Bruins team,, great fair scheduling there yikes

  49. RAM_TOUGH says:

    I swear if the Habs win this one I will give up drinking the Hard stuff!


  50. Bill says:

    For the coach haters, I really am still wondering how he had the fourth line out with Diaz and Murray. Like … Who among us would do that??

  51. Bill says:

    Habs almost never win when they don’t score first, but they’re in the driver’s seat going into the third. And they’ve played like crap. Can’t afford to let this slip away: one good period by les Habs would do it. We deserve one good period.

  52. Peter Young says:

    Hmm, the useless Desharnais again. And he was one of the stars of the game the other night. He has his moments. And putting Gallagher with Desharnais and Pacioretty to get them going certainly has worked. I recognize there are those who would rather have seen Gallagher remain with Eller and Galchenyuk, but MT presumably is trying to win games now and not thinking alone about the future.

    • Arrow77 says:

      The criticism is that he broke a line that worked very well to get started a line that didn’t. Eller and Galchenyuk haven’t been the same since Gallagher left. Not much gain has been made.

  53. Rudy says:

    Is Stubbs going to be on TSN? I don’t think we’ll get that segment on the states

  54. Storman says:

    Every time Price has had to make a big save, I farted, my basement stinks

  55. Arrow77 says:

    We’re not the best team on the ice, not even close, but the Devils are susceptible to lose a game like that. Price is good and their offense isn’t.

  56. Max says:

    9 shots on goal through two and leading.That’s Maple Leaf’s hockey right there.

  57. AH says:

    DD making some slick passes tonight, Timo must be beside himself, lol!

  58. B says:

    Desharnais is now tied with Ryder at 9 points, Ryder is a -8 and Desharnais a +4.

    –Go Habs Go!–

  59. AceTen says:

    I love how we can sit Parros and White and still have tons of muscle in the lineup. We’ve come a long way!

  60. Bill says:

    Hard to think about trading DD lately. He’s playing better than any centre on the team.

  61. Gerry H says:

    Yes, yes. That will do nicely.

  62. LeGrosBill says:

    10 SOG?????

  63. donmarco says:

    Boy, is Price ever playing well.

  64. RAM_TOUGH says:

    Have some faith in Carey Price Boone!


  65. Cdnman1 says:

    Shots 22-0.?

  66. Et le but says:

    Price making KEY saves tonight…. So fa, he is stealing this one for us

  67. Propwash says:

    I agree, DD is making things happen, which is a very good thing.


  68. temekuhabs says:

    He can play in my beer league anytime..

  69. Da Hema says:

    Not watching game live. Did Pacioretty do the pirate-sword thing again? Is he channeling his inner Mike Ribeiro?

  70. Cdnman1 says:

    Markov is amazing. Give him two more years!

  71. Bill says:

    I swear to God, these crappy teams from crappy towns always play well in Montreal. Wanna know why? Because they are crappy teams from crappy towns with crappy fans. They come to Montreal, and they see this crowd, and they hear the roar, and they actually feel like hockey players for once. And they play like their hair is on fire. I think the Habs should ask fans to be quiet when playing the Devils, the Predators, the blue Jackets, the Islanders, the Coyotes, the Panthers, the Lightning, and the Hurricanes. Did I miss anyone? Also nice goal Max!

    • Mattyleg says:

      I was thinking the exact same thing during the 1st.

      Who is EVER going to get worked up playing Carolina?
      Or the Pants?

      But EVERYONE who comes here says how great it is to play here and how special it is to play the famous Montreal Canadiens.

      It’s the price of awesomeness, I guess.

      —Hope Springs Eternal—

  72. Savardian Spin-o-rama says:

    I think we found the sniper we’ve been looking for lo these many years. MAX!!!!

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