Liveblog: Game 36 – Canadiens explode in third, win 3-1


20 minutes does it

Dead in the water and trailing on Mikkel Boedker's goal after two periods, the Canadiens came to life in the third.

Outshooting the Coyotes 14-5, the Canadiens got power-play goals from Andrei Markov and Max Pacioretty to take the lead.

An empty-netter by Pacioretty came with three seconds left.

Carey Price made 21 saves through two periods en route to 26 on the game and First Star honours.

Three in the third

On an early-period power play, Andrei Markov blasted the puck through Mike Smith to get the Canadiens on the board.

Max Pacioretty's 13th, on another power play, was the winner.

Max-Pac scored into an empty net to seal the deal

Signs of life

The Canadiens killed a double minor to Brandon Prust.

Max Pacioretty hit the post behind Mike Smith on a power play.

Alex Galchenyuk forced Smith into a flamboyant glove save on a one-timer from in tight.

A 10-7 shot advantage, but still no goals.

First-period woes continue

The Canadiens haven't scored a first-period goal in their last six games.

Mikkel Boedker got Phoenix on the board, beating Carey Price with one of 15 shots the Canadiens' goaltender faced. The Canadiens blocked 12 shots, and six missed the net.

Mike Smith made 3 saves. His teammates blocked four and three shots missed the net.

Domination ... on home ice.

Rare visit

Lock up the lambs, the Coyotes are in town.

Phoenix has not visited the Bell Centre since Oct. 25, 2010.

The Canadiens won 3-2. The hero in Overtime?

Andrei Kostitsyn.

Sometimes, when the moon is full and the wind is blowing from the general direction of Belarus, I wonder what happened to dear old AK46.

Canadiens fans wondering what happened to Mike Ribeiro, Kyle Chipchura and Jeff Halpern get their answers at the Bell Centre Tuesday night.

This is the Canadiens' last home game of 2013.

Lines at morning skate: Galchenyuk-Plekanec-Gionta


• Speaking of the Canadiens' anemic offence – which we weren't, because it's too depressing – fan Andy  Kirstein notes "if you take away 27's goal in Philly with the goalie pulled and 6 skaters and 67's goal in Long Island at 4 in 4, we haven't scored a 5 on 5 goal since the 2nd period against Buffalo last Saturday."

• Why professional athletes should avoid bars


  1. Cdnman1 says:

    G27 gets better every game.

  2. Sal from the Hammer says:

    DD nice play

  3. danhabsfan says:

    My wife said the Habs play better when I don’t watch, so I turned it off after 2nd. I guess I shuld tune it back off.

  4. Rudy says:

    Prust thinking “shut the hell up I heard you the first time”

  5. Sal from the Hammer says:

    Price got that?

  6. Propwash says:

    Pleeeeease no stupid penalty.


  7. Cdnman1 says:

    Somebody hit that Ribaro!

  8. Sal from the Hammer says:

    I hate when they get a lead and go defensive. keep bringing it!

  9. Peter Young says:

    A klinker from Klinkhammer or whatever his name is. Evens things up a bit in terms of hitting the posts, bar.

  10. CHicoHab says:

    Not able to watch game. Only updates. Patches sword shear come out???

  11. Mattyleg says:

    I think we may have chosen Extra Large Posts in the options menu.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  12. adadi says:

    The color guy on TSN is not very colorful but he is pretty amusing.

  13. RAM_TOUGH says:

    Price owes his post a coat of paint after that. Ok Carey put your big boy pants on and seal the win.


  14. slapshot777 says:

    Again Habs get the lead and what do they do, They immediately go into that stupid defensive shell.

  15. Propwash says:

    Get outta the zone!!!


  16. Cdnman1 says:

    Shots now even.

  17. Danno says:

    Max is having quite a night with three goal posts a goal and an assist.


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  18. Habbu says:

    Where is the Bandwagon parked? I’ll take a cab

  19. Et le but says:

    Forum Ghosts?

  20. NLhabsfan says:

    Wow that was too close.

  21. Sal from the Hammer says:

    What a difference! I hope MT can see they have to play with their speed1

  22. kalevine says:

    the next 6 minutes are definitely measuring stick

  23. Cdnman1 says:

    Let’s cement the two points now! Big finish.

  24. Propwash says:



  25. Habcouver says:

    Love this team!

    Waiting patiently for #25

  26. DipsyDoodler says:

    Hey we got a lucky goal! Deserved.

  27. RAM_TOUGH says:



  28. NLhabsfan says:

    That’s a relief!!!!

  29. The Dude says:

    et le but!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Rob Maguire says:

    It’s raining goals!

  31. Et le but says:


  32. Cdnman1 says:

    Quick whistle.

  33. Rob Maguire says:

    Hate that call.

  34. adadi says:

    PK takes jock straps from two D in one shift.

  35. Cdnman1 says:

    Power play!

  36. Et le but says:

    Here we go…

  37. Rudy says:

    Finally some sustained pressure

  38. Cdnman1 says:

    Briere 4:27 toi

  39. kalevine says:

    how about an even strength regulation time goal?

  40. Mullie01 says:

    How come what Hanzal did is ok but Prust gets 4? I don’t understand this league anymore..

  41. Cdnman1 says:

    Nice rush DD

  42. Mattyleg says:

    Oh man, great play, unlucky result.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  43. Propwash says:

    Wow! If Eller could have lifted that


  44. adadi says:

    Too bad the art of backhand shots has disappeared.

  45. Rudy says:

    If he could have lifted it

  46. Cdnman1 says:

    If he only got it up.

  47. RAM_TOUGH says:

    Jeezus Eller


  48. kalevine says:

    he just had to lift it!

  49. Sal from the Hammer says:

    Goodmove by Larry!

  50. Cdnman1 says:

    Yikes! Nice play Eller

  51. Sal from the Hammer says:

    What a difference when they use their speed!

  52. adadi says:

    Boston really on a roll. Another win.

  53. Cdnman1 says:

    Leafs lose.

  54. Danno says:

    Mo on the Habs side now


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  55. Mattyleg says:

    This is great.
    THIS is what happens when we work hard.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  56. Cdnman1 says:

    DD needs tl go to the net.

  57. adadi says:

    No slashing call?!

  58. Mattyleg says:

    We’ve got a bit of spring in our step now!

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  59. Rudy says:

    Getting the crowd back into it

  60. Rob Maguire says:

    We’re seeing flashes of the team from three weeks ago.

  61. RAM_TOUGH says:

    WOW, 3 posts for Max


  62. Rob Maguire says:

    The posts love Patches!

  63. Et le but says:

    3rd post of the night for Max

  64. Mattyleg says:

    THREE posts by Patches now!


    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  65. Rudy says:

    I have the Center Ice package in the US and I have the TSN feed

  66. slapshot777 says:

    Somebody bench Gorges, he can’t even make a pass in his own zone and everytime he touches the puck it’s an adventure

  67. Mattyleg says:

    Subby back on.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  68. Habbu says:

    Let the flood gates open

  69. DipsyDoodler says:


  70. Habcouver says:

    The bandwagon awaits!

    Waiting patiently for #25

  71. piter says:

    That’s what a goal feels like…..almost forgot. GHG

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