Liveblog: Game 47 – 20 wins at the Bell Centre for Martin F. Brodeur


Thanks for the memories

This might have been the last time we'll see Martin F. Brodeur at the Bell Centre ... certainly in a Devils uniform.

If so, he went out in 29-save First Star style ... as befits a homeboy legend.

Max Pacioretty beat Brodeur in the first period and he slammed the door thereafter.

Carey Price faced 19 shots and was beaten by Jaromir Jagr, Eric Gelinas (on a power play) and Adam Henrique.

With Price on the bench for an extra attacker, Dainius Zubrus made it 4-1 for the visitors.

That's hockey!

There were eight shots on goal in the third period.

New Jersey had two of them.

With Carey Price on the bench for an extra attacker, Dainus Zubrus scored an empty-netter

Devils take control

Young Quebec league product Eric Gelinas beat Carey Price through a mob of Canadiens and Devils with Josh Gorges in the penalty box, 80 seconds into the period.

With Carey Price similarly encumbered, Adam Henrique made it 3-0 on New Jersey's 10th shot of the game.

Brendan Gall;agher, off some brilliant playmaking by Lars Eller, looked like he narrowed the margin. But video review ruled the puck was redirected past Martin Brodeur by Gallagher's skate.

Canadiens outshot the Devils 14-9, 25-16 through 40 minutes.

Max and a Legend

Max Pacioretty opened the scoring with his 20th, a shot Martin F. Brodeur had a good, wide-open look at.

The lead lasted 10 minutes before the great Jaromir Jagr danced around Josh Gorges and beat Carey Price through a crowd of players in the Canadiens' crease. The goal was jagr's 14th and moved him past Mark Messier into seventh on the all-time list.

Shots were 11-7 for the home team.

New Jersey will begin the second period of a power play, with Josh Gorges in the box.

APOLOGIES to HIO followers for the technical problems that have put the kibosh on the Live Blog tonight. We're working on fixing it.

Fun while it lasted

We interrupt your enjoyment of heart-stopping, wide-open, end-to-end hockey to bring you ...

The New Jersey Devils.

The Chicago Blackhawks left town after Saturday's Bell Centre classic and, sadly, Montreal hockey fans won't see them again unless the teams meet in the Stanley Cup final.

Grinding, neutral zone-clogging, dump-and-chase soporific hockey resumes Tuesday night when New Jersey visits the Bell Centre.

Martin F. Brodeur will be in nets for the Devils, which means at least we'll see some slick puckhandling. And because it's New Jersey's last regular-season visit, it also mean the great Brodeur may be making his last start at the Bell Centre, where he's 19-9-1 with a 1.66 goals-against average and .939 save percentage.

Another ageless wonder, Jaromir Jagr, will have us dreaming of what might have been had the Canadiens signed him to play with Tomas Plekanec.


NOTE: There is some issue with the live blog. We're working on fixing it.



  1. Mavid says:

    Let the devils back in and Yammy makes it 1-1

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  2. Habilis says:

    Of course Jagr just did that.

  3. Danno says:

    One pass too many

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  4. DipsyDoodler says:

    Prust looking like the Flower!

  5. Savardian Spin-o-rama says:

    Prust is flying tonite

  6. Storman says:

    Soviet one pass too many

  7. habsfaninboston says:

    One too many passes.

  8. Mavid says:

    the bouncing puck eludes Prust

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  9. 25Stanleycups says:

    Its Team B so far tonight.

  10. smiler2729 says:

    That woulda been nice but… this ain’t road hockey
    Jack Edwards is a clam.
    Gary Bettman is a bobblehead.
    The “CH” in CHOKE stands for Toronto Maple Leafs.

  11. Mavid says:

    nice little give away..just when the devils were starting to pressure

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  12. Habilis says:

    Yeesh. Completely hemmed in with the 4th line on.

  13. Timo says:

    Habs are not skating.

  14. smiler2729 says:

    What a Mickey Mouse team

    Jack Edwards is a clam.
    Gary Bettman is a bobblehead.
    The “CH” in CHOKE stands for Toronto Maple Leafs.

  15. Mavid says:


    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  16. habs80 says:

    I guess Boone is riding the bus tonight

  17. frontenac1 says:

    Love having Stache and Crankshaft on the ice. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen guys looking over their shoulders for Habs looking to lay on a lickin.

  18. Reflektor says:

    Was Boone scratched, traded or out getting scotch?

  19. Mattyleg says:

    Thanks gang!!

  20. Mavid says:

    oh yum “the gallagher” now I need some fries

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  21. Mattyleg says:

    PS, I’m drunk.

  22. Mattyleg says:

    I’m at the game, there are 7 D dressed, can’t figure out who is scratched. Help!

  23. Habilis says:

    Rangers beating the Bolts 1-0 early in the 2nd. Hope that one holds.

  24. monmick says:

    Seven d-men. Does that mean PK sits in the 3rd?

    ~~~> Mathematically eliminated…

  25. Edman says:

    im kind of missing boone…..someone say they have a bad feeling please…

  26. Mavid says:

    so far pretty exciting….

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  27. Timo says:

    OMG!! Why is the no Live TV Skip button?

  28. aHabGrowsInBrooklyn says:

    Pacioretty. Made the OT goal against Chicago happen. He was pretty stealthy otherwise, but setting Markov up… Priceless.

  29. Et le but says:

    Some close calls there…

  30. DipsyDoodler says:

    Too bad there wasn’t sarcastic applause when Brodeur made that save on the icing.

  31. frontenac1 says:

    Let’s go boys! Shell that smarmy ba#tard Brodeur.

  32. HabinBurlington says:

    Does this mean Max can indeed score without DD?

  33. Mavid says:

    sorry I had to go were was I…oh yea..and they are pressing..I feel another goal coming..

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  34. Ktowner says:

    Always a sad day when a player of Brodeur’s stature plays his last game in his home town. Still not enough for this old Hab fan to wish him a good game but still……….

  35. kalevine says:

    I’ll take frequent laziness in exchange for as many goals as he scores

  36. Storman says:

    Did they announce Ryder got an assist on the goal

  37. B says:

    Is it true that the HIO hamster was Dick im-Pound’ed for substance abuse?

    –Go Habs Go!–

  38. Plekasuares says:

    Nice little snapper

  39. smiler2729 says:

    Weird seeing the Devils suck eh, but that’s what you get for basing your whole team on one overrated Russian (I thought uncle Lou was smarter than that but I guess not)

    Jack Edwards is a clam.
    Gary Bettman is a bobblehead.
    The “CH” in CHOKE stands for Toronto Maple Leafs.

  40. frontenac1 says:

    Patches!!! Hey was that Ryder who f#cked up that coverage? What a surprise!

  41. Marc10 says:

    Wow. The crowd just light up with that goal. Great pass by Ryder! LOL

  42. Mavid says:

    the boys appear to be hungry tonight..residue from Saturday?

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  43. Arrow77 says:

    So he CAN score without DD. Good to know.

  44. Haberoooo13 says:

    Great snipe by Patch….would we have heard “Price shoulda had that” at other end?

    Lafleur coming out rather gingerly…

  45. HabinBurlington says:

    Wow, don’t see Martin give up the glove side goal like that often!

  46. B says:

    Score first goal, check!

    –Go Habs Go!–

  47. Keith says:

    What a sniper!

  48. savethepuck says:

    My God he has a good shot!!

  49. DipsyDoodler says:

    Brodeur pulled in his last ever game in Montreal.

    That’s what I want to see.

    Yeah I’m mean.

  50. Et le but says:

    You were feeling it Mavid!

  51. piter says:

    wow, what a shot…….

  52. Storman says:

    Now that is a SNIPE

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  54. Harditya says:


  55. JarryPark says:

    Boom Prust … Patches scores.

  56. DipsyDoodler says:

    He’s so streaky!

  57. Mavid says:

    An patches for a blaster…1-0

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  58. smiler2729 says:


    Jack Edwards is a clam.
    Gary Bettman is a bobblehead.
    The “CH” in CHOKE stands for Toronto Maple Leafs.

  59. HabinBurlington says:

    Woohoo! Great shot Max!

  60. Et le but says:


  61. Mavid says:

    I feel a goal coming

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  62. Storman says:

    Randy Quaid behind Devil’s bench

  63. smiler2729 says:

    I want a Gionta-Gionta fight.

    Jack Edwards is a clam.
    Gary Bettman is a bobblehead.
    The “CH” in CHOKE stands for Toronto Maple Leafs.

  64. Mavid says:

    and the boys kill another..good job

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  65. HabinBurlington says:

    Good Kill!

  66. Et le but says:

    Nicely done!

  67. Habilis says:

    That was Gally’s 5th penalty this season for goaltender interference.
    I love him.

  68. Mavid says:

    great penalty kill

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  69. Storman says:

    Ryder so dangerous anywhere from 30 feet and in…and so dangerous to his own team for the other 170 feet

  70. B says:

    Gallagher must be really strong, he barely touches a goalie and they go flying…

    –Go Habs Go!–

  71. HabinBurlington says:

    Love Gallagher in front of the net, but he needs to be more aware of the goalie, I think.

    • smiler2729 says:

      The goalie didn’t see him

      Jack Edwards is a clam.
      Gary Bettman is a bobblehead.
      The “CH” in CHOKE stands for Toronto Maple Leafs.

  72. Danno says:

    BS Domino effect…


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  73. Habilis says:

    Gally gets a penalty for being himself.

  74. JarryPark says:

    Parros hands of stone. I wouldn’t say it to his face tho

    • smiler2729 says:

      Fists of stone.

      Jack Edwards is a clam.
      Gary Bettman is a bobblehead.
      The “CH” in CHOKE stands for Toronto Maple Leafs.

  75. Mavid says:

    Marty sold that

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

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