Liveblog: Game 46 – Markov wins classic game in OT 2-1

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Superb hockey

That was the best 62 minutes of hockey the Bell Centre has seen this season.

Andrei Markov won it in Overtime after some spectacular goaltending at both ends by Carey Price, who made 19 saves, and homeboy Corey Crawford, who faced 37 shots by the Canadiens.

Markov's second-period goal opened the scoring.

The Hawks tied it up in the third on Marian Hossa's 16th of the season, off great passes by Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews.

 

Markov bags second

And wins it!

Hawks tie it up

Three of the best players in the league combined on a sweet passing play to tie the game:

Patrick Sharp to Jonathan Toews over to Marian Hossa.

Bingo.

Canadiens out shot the visitors 34-20 over three periods

Fourth line does it

George Parros parked himself in Corey Crawford's face and Andrei Markov scored from a few feet inside the blueline.

It  was the first CH goal Parros has been on for this season.

The visitors were held to eight shots through the game's first 30 minutes.

And when the Chicago power play finally got a chance, late in the period, the PK was brilliant.

Shots in the period were 11-9 Canadiens.

Game of the Season, so far.

 

Great hockey

Best first period at the Bell Centre in a while.

Skating, slick passing, scoring chances ... it had it all.

But no scoring.

The Canadiens looked dangerous on their two power plays.

Shots were 11-6 for the home side.

Cup-holders in town

For the first time in almost three years, the Chicago Blackhawks pay a visit to the Bell Centre on Saturday night.

On April 5, 2011, Carey Price made 42 saves – including 19 in he second period – and P.K. Subban beat Corey Crawford in Overtime for a 2-1 Canadiens win.

Price will start Saturday night, and let's hope his recently-tweaked groin is not subjected to another 40-plus shot bombardment.

But don't bet against it.

Your Montreal Canadiens have a mixed record against Western Conference powerhouses this season.

In October, they beat Anaheim 4-1 at the Bell Centre and lost 2-0 to visiting San Jose two days later.

After losing on the road to Minnesota and Colorado, the Canadiens  came home to face St. Louis and took the mighty Blues to a Shootout before succumbing 3-2.

L.A. beat the Canadiens 6-0 on Dec. 10 and they were 5-1 losers in St. Louis on the 19th.

The reigning Stanley Cup champions ride a two-game losing streak into Montreal, where the Hawks will face a couple alumni.

Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin and goaltender coach Stéphane Waite will be facing their former employer Saturday night.

Former Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier is a scout for Chicago. And the Hawks front office is run by Stan Bowman, son of the legendary Scotty.

George Parros returns to the Canadiens lineup. Francis Bouillon is a healthy scratch.

1,070 Comments

  1. db says:

    Patches wasn’t trying to pass to Markov.. he was going for his buddy

  2. Mavid says:

    Galley cannot believe it…he is still trying to figure it out…

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  3. The Jackal says:

    Tell me Patches is not GREAT. Tell me!

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  4. durocher says:

    BREAKING NEWS: Markov seen smiling

    MB – sign him to a 1-year extension.

  5. ABHabsfan says:

    Pleks just schooled 2 Canadian Olympians

  6. sCOTT1243 says:

    Top Cheese Marky!!!!!!

    That felt like a Playoff game!

  7. CJ says:

    PK scored the overtime winner from the same spot in a 2-1 win against the Hawks in 2011. Deju va all over again as Yogi Berra would say

  8. Adidess says:

    I forgot regular season hockey could be this fun. My Gosh!

  9. NLhabsfan says:

    Loving it!!!

  10. Habilis says:

    That was bananas.

  11. frontenac1 says:

    Habs Para Siempre!!

  12. Danno says:

    From crap to gold in 48 hours.

    Best game of the year!

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  13. habcertain says:

    Price steal another one

  14. Plekasuares says:

    Great win

  15. Haberoooo13 says:

    Ben tab…….

    Lafleur coming out rather gingerly…

  16. Cdnman1 says:

    Markov first star, Plex?

  17. Habbu says:

    Best I have felt after a hockey game in a long long long time.

  18. on2ndthought says:

    wow! what a game.
    win or lose: this is two good hockey teams going at it.
    the better team over the night outshot a pretty good team 34-20 regulation and then
    MARKOV
    someone predicted this!!

    “a cannonading drive”

  19. Rob Maguire says:

    Damn! I just realized my PVR was behind by 20 seconds or so. Spoiler!

  20. B says:

    You guys still want to dump old Markov?

    –Go Habs Go!–

  21. Arrow77 says:

    Great effort by Patch!

  22. Mavid says:

    Crawford has been spectacular…but so have the Habs….yahooooo we win baby!!! Take that Galley…..

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  23. Cdnman1 says:

    Great game!!!!!!

  24. habcertain says:

    Take the 2 and run

  25. durocher says:

    Amazing game!!!!

    Wonderful shift by Pleks, followed by Patches and Marky.

    GO HABS GO!

  26. monmick says:

    Keith sits next game…

    ~~~> Mathematically eliminated…

  27. Et le but says:

    They went all out for it and got it!!!!!

  28. slapshot777 says:

    Markov again yeah baby !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. CHicoHab says:

    Welcome home Stanley!!!!!!

  30. ABHabsfan says:

    MaAA

    MAAAAARRKKKOVVVVVVV!!!!!!!!

  31. CJ says:

    Yes! What a game! What a win!

  32. StevieM61 says:

    woot

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  33. adadi says:

    Faaaaaantaaaaaastic gaaaaame, Baaaaaaaaby!

  34. Dave Jones says:

    Holy Sh*t.

  35. Propwash says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOO!

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  36. danhabsfan says:

    There you go

  37. Davey93 says:

    Gotta love plecs

  38. habcertain says:

    Pleks has to be leading the league in missed breakaways

  39. duffy says:

    Dear Mr. Cole, why is it the Canadians are just holding on, they have outshot this team 34-20. You so hate the Habs !

    • Dave Jones says:

      I think he loves the Habs. In fact, he seems like a typical Habs fan. They’re the greatest team in the world when they’re going, and Mr. Cole can’t contain his excitement; but get stuck in their zone for a couple shifts and he can’t contain his disappointment.

  40. monmick says:

    Pleks shows some speed…

    ~~~> Mathematically eliminated…

  41. danhabsfan says:

    Pleks fanned

  42. Mavid says:

    And Galley blabbing about how many days its been since Chicago won in Montreal…uh they have not won yet

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  43. PrimeTime says:

    Lucky for Timo he chickened out of his bet. He’d be a $200 lighter loser

    “Fans are entitled to express their opinion, but most of the comments on talk radio and on The Gazette’s Hockey Inside/Out website ranged from the mildly uninformed to the outrageously stupid” – Pat Hickey.

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  44. sCOTT1243 says:

    Shots 34-20 Habs…wow.

  45. Cdnman1 says:

    These guys are going to be tough 4on4!

  46. adadi says:

    Patches gets the award for softest player tonight.

  47. ABHabsfan says:

    I’m picking Pernell for the goal

  48. Dave Jones says:

    Go Habs Go!

  49. Habbu says:

    Speaking of Bickell; how’s our “Bickell” doing in The OHL? Michael McCarron…

  50. The_Truth says:

    He probably won’t play, but I would love Murray to score the winner. He has been great

  51. monmick says:

    Shots are 34-20 for Habs…

    ~~~> Mathematically eliminated…

  52. Danno says:

    Hell of a hockey game.

    Keep it up boys!

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  53. durocher says:

    Solid game. If we can play this way consistently, we will be a force. Bourque-Eller-Briere has had a good game tonight too.

  54. NLhabsfan says:

    Great effort by the boys tonight.jeez hating the cheer leading

  55. Habilis says:

    Already way more than I thought we’d get. Whatever happens, this team showed up in spades tonight.

  56. Propwash says:

    What. A. Game.

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  57. Et le but says:

    1 hard earned point…let’s get the other one boys!

  58. danhabsfan says:

    Good game, let’s get the extra point that is still on the table

  59. Cdnman1 says:

    There is a point I did’t expect! Great game.

  60. adadi says:

    First 60 minute game the Habs have played since November.

  61. CHicoHab says:

    Let it be said. When we want to play we can PLAY!!!!

  62. Plekasuares says:

    People are watching nfl instead of this! What a game!

  63. habcertain says:

    He hasn’t even broken a sweat in his gloves

  64. Savardian Spin-o-rama says:

    A coach who’s “lost the room” does not get a performance like this from his players.

  65. sheds88 says:

    eller is having a phenomenal game

  66. Samovich says:

    Patches is just AWFUL no shots and playing like crap

  67. db says:

    Do it for Lorenzo Patches!

  68. danhabsfan says:

    Donut get sloppy now

  69. Propwash says:

    Whew, post!

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  70. DipsyDoodler says:

    Patriots got lucky with a freak INT on their 10 yd line. 21-12 Pats with a min to go in the half.


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