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

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.

 



949 Comments

  1. Danno says:

    That was goaler interference.

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  2. Plekasuares says:

    GORGES AGAIN. He is sooo BAD

  3. danhabsfan says:

    That’s interference

  4. SUMO says:

    Poor Boone. Blogging like mad but shooting blanks.

  5. Marc10 says:

    Zzzzz… I hate the Devils.

  6. habsfan0 says:

    Can’t we play Chicago every game?

  7. danhabsfan says:

    When t live by the blocked shot, sometimes you screen your own goalie

  8. Plekasuares says:

    Murray was sooo bad on that

  9. Storman says:

    We are due for weak ass penalty call against New jersey

  10. CJ says:

    Will the real slim shady please stand up? Totally listless from what I’ve seen. Not the same intensity we saw on Saturday night, which isn’t surprising, but this is a huge game especially given our schedule the rest of the week.

  11. aHabGrowsInBrooklyn says:

    Mavid! Fantastic live-blogging! Very informative and accurate. You’re hired! Boone, it’s been great.

  12. savethepuck says:

    If Murray is going to stand there, he better block it. You have to let Price see a shot from the point, he’s going to stop it ffs.

  13. stevieray says:

    Saturday nite is just a memory now ………..back to normal

  14. Habilis says:

    Not good. Now NJ is gonna shut it down and we’re gonna spend the rest of the game trying to dump and chase.
    Someone get me a case of Scotch.

  15. habsfaninboston says:

    Not sure Price saw that with Murray standing in front.

  16. Grimmly says:

    Screened on that shot, by 0 devils but 2 Habs…. Good job

  17. Plekasuares says:

    Nice screen Murray. Useless

  18. Timo says:

    Worthless POS’s

  19. Mavid says:

    and there it is Gelinas 2-1

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  20. Mavid says:

    nice clear

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  21. bhjv1 says:

    Need a good pk and a strong start this period.

  22. Plekasuares says:

    Gorges. Better have a better period

  23. Mavid says:

    second period coming up

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  24. aHabGrowsInBrooklyn says:

    We are Michael Boone. Tonight, at least. So, like Boone we should post a lot pre-game, make timely but non-descriptive (to those not watching the game) comments during play, and completely disappear between periods. Only Boone knows what Boone does. Love the guy, but wish some of his comments would have follow ups. Often I am more confused by the live blog than I am just looking at the NHL box score.

  25. bhjv1 says:

    Is there a tsn-Habs stream? All I can find is MSG2.

  26. Storman says:

    Brian Wilde is soooooooo overly dramatically bad its hilarious

  27. duffy says:

    TO leading 3-2 in Boston ,

  28. CJ says:

    Just back from watching the Wolf of Wall Street. Looking forward to getting caught up. Need a big kill to start the second. Not sure if it’s been mentioned but I don’t understand why we don’t have someone from Hamilton up, if only to be available in the event of an injury or illness. I don’t get that. Sorry if this horse has already been beaten to death. Go Habs!

    • Habilis says:

      A few of us mentioned the same earlier and none of us have any more clue than you do. It just makes no sense to not call at least one guy up. Guys get sick or dinged in warm-up all the time. Bad management, IMO.

      • CJ says:

        Doesn’t sit right with me. What if something happened in warmup? As you have noted, very poor and not consistent with the experience from within this leadership group.

  29. Mavid says:

    now I need a snack

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  30. habsfan0 says:

    3-2 Laffs.

  31. B says:

    Geez, TSN and Brian Wilde still dragging on the Subban benching.

    –Go Habs Go!–

  32. Mavid says:

    help me out here…what does Boone yammer on about between periods..hot dogs?

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

    • bhjv1 says:

      Max and a LegendMax 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.

      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.

  33. danhabsfan says:

    Is Boone MIA?

  34. habsfan0 says:

    14 goals for Jagr.
    He still has it and might be good for a playoff run although he essentially disappeared during the postseason last year with Boston.

  35. Marc10 says:

    Too many penalties. That’s what we managed to avoid against the Hawks. When we stay out of the box, we win… That simple.

  36. Grimmly says:

    Frankie the bull$h1!t STILL on the PP, and you wonder why its tanking, but on the positive side, Boone not spewing out his normal anti habs player crap, so thats good

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  37. Plekasuares says:

    Dah its 1-0 if Gorges wasnt so bad on that goal.

  38. DipsyDoodler says:

    At least we will always have that Saturday night against the Hawks.

    They can’t take that away from us.

  39. B says:

    ” Where’s Ron Reusch with the game notes? ”

    ” I don’t have a good feeling about this ”

    ” The next goal should be a big one ”

    ” DD was invisible that period ”

    –Go Habs Go!–

  40. DipsyDoodler says:

    Ryder didn’t just sell it.

    He dressed it up, put make up on it, stood it under a street lamp, and made it say “hey sailor, want some company tonight?”

  41. Mavid says:

    Nice Parros taps the young fans hand…I wish he would…never mind

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  42. Timo says:

    I am afraid these are the real Habs and Saturday night was an exception. Ah well… no surprise there.

  43. kalevine says:

    if Habs lose we should blame it on the guy who wanted Brodeur to get pulled after the first goal :)

  44. Reflektor says:

    Triple Louganis gets a 9.5

  45. monmick says:

    That a dive…

    ~~~> Mathematically eliminated…

  46. habsfaninboston says:

    Bullsh*t call. What was he supposed to do?

  47. Peter Young says:

    As Boone would say.

  48. danhabsfan says:

    Cheap call

  49. Mavid says:

    Ryder sold it

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  50. Mavid says:

    Marty F Brodeur

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  51. danhabsfan says:

    Is this play by play not working right?

  52. HabinBurlington says:

    Crap, Martin is warming up.

  53. Storman says:

    Boone ran out of his PED’s

  54. Reflektor says:

    Where’s Big George Parros?!

  55. smiler2729 says:

    And I hope that dude shoots that fire extinguisher right into Wendy’s hot mouth…

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  56. Timo says:

    Subban with that ridiculous huge windup again.

  57. smiler2729 says:

    And I don’t care if buddy got a beer fridge delivered by his buddies in Indonesia…

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  58. jols101 says:

    Boone’s blog is down and DD is missing in action – coincidence?

    Somewhere in Montreal there is some heavy petting and spooning going on. The love affair continues….

  59. smiler2729 says:

    I’ll never use Expedia and I hate violins now

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  60. Keith says:

    41 years old but he still has it.

  61. Reflektor says:

    My Best Boonerism:, next goal wins.

  62. kalevine says:

    well you could see that coming
    bad play by Eller then no play by Gorges

  63. duffy says:

    Gorges with assist on that one .

  64. frontenac1 says:

    Huh?Jagr?? Is he still around?

  65. Plekasuares says:

    Keep him to the outside Gorges…

  66. Storman says:

    Defensive zone breakdown supreme

  67. Plekasuares says:

    Jagrs awesome

  68. JarryPark Junior says:

    Carey couldn’t see anything there were about 5 players in front of him.

    J.P.J

  69. piter says:

    bad coverage by Georges…

  70. smiler2729 says:

    The dreaded screen

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  71. HabinBurlington says:

    TOo much just reaching for the puck by the Habs, need to want the puck and make real passes and check the Devils.

    Boys need to bear down and play.

  72. DipsyDoodler says:

    Unbelievably bad.

    Eller and Gorges.

    Terrible.

  73. Timo says:

    What a shitty defensive play from the entire team.


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