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. Danno says:

    That’s it.

    We’re toast now.


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  2. Habilis says:

    This was just way too predictable. We need smarter people making the decisions for this team.

  3. bender69 says:

    another PP –shorthanded goal or else

  4. Mavid says:

    They just showed the Zuberus goal again…cannot believe that it counted..tonight has been one giant rip off

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  5. danhabsfan says:

    Of your going to take a high sticking penal, at least hit the ref.

  6. CJ says:

    And this is the easiest game of the week? Wow! Unacceptable performance.

  7. duffy says:

    Laffs win in reg. ,at least Bruins won’t get a point

  8. DipsyDoodler says:

    It’s boring ’cause we stink.

  9. Doooie86 says:

    Boone that’s because every single time a MTL player has ever knocked an opponent’s helmet off they’ve been called for it. Every single rush up the ice there are hooks, holds and slashes that NJ is getting away with. The announcers keep saying the Devils are giving them no room, and that’s true, but the referees are not enforcing the rules.

  10. JUST ME says:

    I hate that boring hockey, hate the Devils style of hockey. Frustrating and just not interresting enough to stay till the end. Keep on zapping when saturday i could have peed in my pants so i wouldn`t miss a second…

  11. durocher says:

    Frustrating game, especially after Saturday’s glimpse of what the Habs are capable of.

    Get rid of Bourque — the guy is passive beyond belief. The D is painfully soft — no NHL team should have a Cube/Diaz pairing.

  12. Danno says:

    The Devils are like a big old boa constrictor.

    Once they have a hold on you they just squeeze you gradually, bit by bit until you die.


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  13. danhabsfan says:

    Can we sit Diaz, and play with one less D, like we are doing for the forwards tonight?

  14. danhabsfan says:

    What are the shots this period?

  15. bellcentre hotdog says:


  16. Ring of Fire says:

    Devils coach real ball of fire?……when was last time Eller score….NJ playing this lockdown hockey for over 18 years….too bad about Chris Christie he can kiss 2016 goodbye…how the F%# do they play so good n stink up the joint next game….Seahawks 6 point favorite in Super Bowl

    The Thin Blue Line.

  17. Storman says:

    This game has the Flu

  18. on2ndthought says:

    Counting on a big comeback, now that I’m heading to bed!

    “a cannonading drive”

  19. Storman says:

    From CNN a john doe was rushed into surgery this morning after six toy horses were found up his rear end?Doctors have described his condition as stable

    • frontenac1 says:

      Was he found by the paperboy in the morning, face down on the front lawn ,with his pants down? because it reminds me of one time i ……..never mind.

  20. aHabGrowsInBrooklyn says:

    “Dear Tonight’s Officials, wouldn’t it be sad if Martin Brodeur’s last game in his hometown was a loss? We think it would be most fitting for Mr Brodeur’s Devils to win tonight’s game. With best regards, Your Bosses in Toronto”

  21. Storman says:

    He shoots he snores

  22. Plekasuares says:

    NJ hacckkkeyyy

  23. Mondou6 says:

    There have been a *lot* of home games this year where we have been stupefyingly boring and depressing. Aside from the Chicago game, most home games are like a tomb, watching a dull low-scoring loss.

    This team is just dead boring at the Bell Centre. No idea why. I feel bad for people paying to watch this crap, many times this season.

  24. Storman says:

    Wow is this boring hockey

  25. danhabsfan says:

    I know I’ve said this is the past, by this Habs team likes to play to the level of their competition, which is why they are not a contender. This is NOT a cup contending team, and that is the only measuring stick.

  26. bender69 says:

    close–only counts in horseshoes– goals don’t count in this game

  27. adadi says:

    I just realized the Habs have only 11 forwards. Why no call up?! Whose decision not to, MT or MB. Either way not too swift. Must be part of MT’s secret plan.

  28. frontenac1 says:

    Jeeze. Diaz missed the net from 20 ft out again.

  29. Gonna make you all sick right now, but the Bruins Leafs game is very entertaining.

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  30. habzfan2003 says:

    Just caught the end of the 2nd period… Looks like I missed another fucking joke. I’ve been sayin that the refs screw the habs every chance they get… I’m so fucking fed up with this bias… Going back to the playoffs last year… WHY IS THERE NO ACCOUNTABILITY FROM THE OFFICIALS WHEN THEY SIMPLY GET MORE ATTROCIOUS EVERY YEAR???

  31. CJ says:

    All right boys. Big 20 minutes. Go Habs!

  32. kempie says:

    Know what’s more painful than watching this game? Watching this game on MSG.

  33. habsfaninboston says:

    Just heard NJ 11-0-1 when leading after 2 periods.

  34. gmoan says:

    Not a contender, and I’m not in it to be entertained during the regular season, only to witness the same ol’crap in the playoffs…so Let’s hope for the worst and a better draft pick… I’m done!

  35. CHicoHab says:

    3rd period wishes. 1) Gallagher head butts a goal. 2) Parros scissor kicks a goal. 3) Gorges scores in the shootout.

  36. Habilis says:

    Bet there’s a call-up from Hamilton tomorrow. Just a day too late, not so bad.

    Yup yup, that’s our management team. Top notch.

    I’m not saying that Leblanc or Thomas or Dumont or whoever wins us this game, but it’s just another example of management making avoidable mistakes. They’re starting to pile up.

  37. Plekasuares says:

    Brodeur isnt even playing good whats with all the love

  38. AH says:

    So is the power play one of the hardest aspects of hockey to figure out? It would appear that way watching the Habs, unbelievable how clueless they are when they have a man “advantage”.

  39. topher5468 says:

    2 things, i disagree on the disallowed goal, there was no kick, and 2, Clowe was not pushed into the crease on Jerseys third goal he dove head first .

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  40. Harditya says:

    Erik Cole needs 1 more goal to have as many goals as Bourque and Gionta combined.. sigh sad days.

  41. bender69 says:

    sorry new to this–why on my comments are there red lines below saying click to edit or request delete??

  42. Big Ted says:

    Gallagher’s night tonight:

    – “Your center is sick. You’re getting a new center.”
    – “You can’t hit the goalie. I know you were pushed in and I know he flopped, but we’re calling you anyways.”
    – “That goal is no good. You distinctly pivoted towards the puck while being held by a NJ player in a way that you couldn’t see where your feet were.”

  43. CHicoHab says:

    Pretty obvious that last pp brodeur was able to see everything the whole time. Not one hab even close to him. Constant perimeter passing back and forth. Easy to defend.

  44. John Q Public says:

    Bring back the goal judge.

  45. Habbu says:

    Here comes the multiple reviews of the review……

  46. L Elle says:

    On the bright side, we won’t be seeing the Devils again, this season.

    On the other hand, one of the worst calls I’ve ever seen on that disallowed goal. That ref and Toronto video guys need to be drawn and quartered.

  47. SUMO says:

    Joining the game late. Is DD benched?

  48. Reflektor says:

    Habs started to lose when Boone came back. Just sayin’.

  49. habstrinifan says:

    RAM_TOUGHJANUARY 14, 2014 AT 9:10 PM
    If Montreal can’t get the PP going it doesn’t look very good for the rest of the season!

    +100%…. sounds obvious I know, but the weak PP was why our season ended badly last year too.

  50. twilighthours says:

    The PP is so broken, and it irks me that there seems to be no coach on the Habs’ bench with an interest in fixing it.

  51. Harditya says:

    This team is a riddle. What a horrendous powerplay

  52. Plekasuares says:

    So its MTs fault the goal was dissallowed…However, I do hate the DandChase

  53. Mondou6 says:

    1) The crowd is dead because we play boring no-offense hockey, and we’re playing the one team that is even more boring.

    2) We get a penalty for bumping Brodeur, then the Devils score after mugging Price, no call, good goal. Mug him again later for good measure, no call.

    3) Brodeur isn’t even having a good game. He let in 2 weak goals, the refs gave him one back, plus one off the post, and numerous other shots where he’s looked baffled. He’ll end up winning the game thanks to the refs and our offensive ineptitude.

    4) I hate these TSN announcers with a passion.

  54. frontenac1 says:

    When the Refs start pulling this stuff, the Habs should start a Line Brawl. Make them work for their dough and also change the Mo. Send out Parros,Crankshaft,Moen and Prust with a Double 0 licence.

    • Mondou6 says:

      If we’re going to lose the game, I want to see us mug Brodeur for the next 20 minutes like Price got mugged. Force the refs to call it over and over, after letting it go against Price.

  55. gmoan says:

    Horse shit… Ask for a trade Eller!

  56. danhabsfan says:

    Stupid dump and chase plan…. Someone needs to learn a better game plan

  57. gmoan says:

    Absolute horse shit… Saving face by trying mr 4mil little man on the pp instead of eller… MB what were you thinking… For the sake of Eller… Ask for a trade buddy… Shame you’re not french, you may have actually gotten a fair shot

  58. AH says:

    Lol!!!!!!!!!!!!how bad is nhl reffing, pacs highsticked by his own player and they call it.

  59. Plekasuares says:

    Why ellers not on the pp…

  60. monmick says:

    Put Parros in front of Brodeur…

    ~~~> Mathematically eliminated…

  61. Reflektor says:

    Boys seem zapped.

  62. adadi says:

    Yeah, Bourque again. MT coaching to lose again.

  63. Plekasuares says:

    Brodeur is not playing “lights out”

  64. CHicoHab says:

    All though there was no kick tonite.

  65. Peter Young says:

    Offside on the pp. No effing discipline.

  66. kalevine says:

    bourque on the first wave, mr jinx

  67. Marc10 says:

    4 minutes for Clowe? Nope. When a Hab draws blood… It’s 2. For everybody else…

  68. CHicoHab says:

    Best way to solve all these issues. Kicking the puck is allowed for a pass why not for a goal. As long as it’s in there will never be a review necessary. Fair for both sides.

  69. habsfaninboston says:

    Bad call. Patches hit by Cube’s stick.

  70. Peter Young says:

    Need a goal before the second period ends.

  71. mrhabby says:

    Tough game for price…devils big ugly forwards getting free pass.

  72. habsfan0 says:

    Laffs 4-2.

  73. Plekasuares says:

    Wasnt a NJs players stick LOL

  74. monmick says:

    Maybe they should dress 8 dmen next game…

    ~~~> Mathematically eliminated…

  75. Storman says:

    Here is a little something to make you Hakan Loob, Nail Yakupov and Valeri Zelepukin, on the big white telephone during intermission, Bud Selig is retiring and planning a Mariano Rivera-type tour of all 30 major league parks, speaking to the fans of baseball..

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