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. habsfaninboston says:

    Watch it get called back.

  2. durocher says:

    No way — I didn’t see any evidence of a “distinct kicking motion.”

  3. habfan01 says:

    NJ announcers give it to him

  4. Davey93 says:

    Good goal. If not, we know the league is rigged

  5. Savardian Spin-o-rama says:

    No goal I bet

  6. Storman says:

    Close can go either way

  7. NLhabsfan says:

    That’s a goal he didn’t direct that in with his foot.

  8. Grimmly says:

    Thats a kick if you ask me 🙁

  9. WAR72 says:

    Hamburgler scores!
    Never thought there would be five goals mid second period…

  10. kalevine says:

    so they review this one

  11. Habbu says:

    If they call this back I’m gonna have a meltdown

  12. Et le but says:

    Tough call….

  13. Reflektor says:

    Why the fück is that reviewed?

  14. Sal from the Hammer says:

    They disallow this in TO it’s a fix!!

  15. Rob Maguire says:

    It’s messed up that they can review this play but not one in which a goalie gets bowled over. Effing NHL.

  16. Habilis says:

    Excuse me, I need to run to McD’s and get something…

  17. Danno says:

    Gallagher, sandwiched between two devils, cuts the mustard and brings home the bacon.

    I’m liking it!

    PS Welcome back Boone!


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  18. durocher says:

    That line is our best by a country mile. Great shift, no thanks to Diaz.

  19. Mavid says:

    Hey your back!! its all yours Mr Boone..and your welcome

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  20. Grimmly says:

    Um im scared thats close to a kick

  21. Plekasuares says:

    GOAL! Nice job Lars!!

  22. habsfaninboston says:

    Nice work by Eller there.

  23. NLhabsfan says:

    Gallagher love his energy!!!

  24. aHabGrowsInBrooklyn says:

    Devils and Rangers very close. Flyers and Islanders somewhat further. (Until Islanders move to my borough.) They are a little closer to MSG than Bell to Corel / Canadian Tire / WTFever.

  25. danhabsfan says:

    Yes Gally, hard work by Eller

  26. savethepuck says:

    Back I n it now.

  27. Sal from the Hammer says:

    Eller!!! Nice work!!

  28. Harditya says:


  29. Habcouver says:

    Welcome back, Mr. Boone.

    Waiting patiently for #25

  30. frontenac1 says:

    Price robs that Pr*ck Ryder. Nice.

  31. Mavid says:

    Love that Eller..he made it happen..and Gally pots a dirty one

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  32. habsfan0 says:

    It’s a game!

  33. CJ says:

    Yes! Great Dane! Great work!

  34. Et le but says:

    We’re right back in this one!

  35. danhabsfan says:

    A save like that should change the Mo, not a dumb fight

  36. mrhabby says:

    Gorges just brutal tonight…

  37. Harditya says:


  38. CJ says:

    Huge save! Hopefully the boys get some momentum.

  39. savethepuck says:

    Hopefully that save just saved the game. Wow.

  40. NLhabsfan says:

    Jeez how many posts do we hit.

  41. Danno says:

    That’s one for the highlight reel


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  42. danhabsfan says:

    Wow. Save by Price.

  43. Mavid says:

    Price robs Ryder

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  44. mrhabby says:

    Price keeps game close…

  45. Habilis says:

    Yeah, Price is fine.

  46. Plekasuares says:


  47. Mavid says:


    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  48. twilighthours says:

    No interference on Zubrus. That’s just their player being stronger than our player.

  49. Mavid says:

    whew…Price is ok

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  50. frontenac1 says:

    Parros should punch someone out now. Change the Mo.

  51. Marc10 says:

    Time for PK to take over this game.

  52. Plekasuares says:

    Price hurt.. That was interfernce BS

  53. monmick says:

    Someone’s got to make a statement…

    ~~~> Mathematically eliminated…

  54. Harditya says:

    No call??? Goalie interference again??

  55. Grimmly says:

    There is nothing they can do to Price to get interference, they are proving that this game, wtf

  56. Sal from the Hammer says:

    Freakin can’t stand the Jersey Shores!! No business even having a team, with their 10 fans. Useless franchise, while here in southern Ontario, thanks to the Laffs, we can’t have another team! While Jersey, Isles, Rangers, and Philly almost touching each other!! I don’t care what everybody else thinks of Brodeur I think he is overrated playing on that trap team!

  57. Mavid says:


    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  58. aHabGrowsInBrooklyn says:

    How can I filter out anything but Mavid’s live blog?

  59. Danno says:

    I hate these “precise” shots by Gionta that never go in.


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  60. Mavid says:

    finally some pressure

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  61. habfan01 says:

    At least the devils have the worst lead in hockey, right now

  62. Habilis says:

    Look, I love Parros as an enforcer. But you can’t deny that every time he’s on the ice, we’re stuck in our zone.
    Couple that with the fact that we only dressed 10 other forwards, and what chance do we have to score 3 or 4 goals on the Devils?

  63. twilighthours says:

    Nice to see the Habs rolling over for Brodeur’s last game in Montreal.

  64. kalevine says:

    sometimes things like this happen to grinding teams

  65. Habcouver says:

    Is it Budaj time to wake the troops?

    Waiting patiently for #25

  66. duffy says:

    OH, How a team can go all to Hell in three days !!!!

  67. Danno says:

    Jekyll and Hyde


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  68. danhabsfan says:

    Someone pleas explain to me how the 3rd goal wasn’t even reviewed?

  69. Plekasuares says:

    Get rid of Gorges

  70. Habbu says:

    Just got in……….what’s happ………….forget it……..stupid hockey

  71. Grimmly says:

    So NJ scores and MT puts Parros on the ice, wow

  72. Storman says:

    I hate watching Devil games as much as it seems Canadiens hate playing them

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