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. habsfan0 says:

    I can’t wait to read Timo’s level headed,unbiased view of tonight’s game.

  2. Bogie Man says:

    It was not the refs or the disallowed goal that list the habs this game. It was the lack of compete period.

  3. Habcouver says:

    But MT is really proud of his team.

    Waiting patiently for #25

  4. bwoar says:

    Two words, Boston lost.

    Three more: to the Leafs.

    I feel better already!


  5. WindsorHab-10 says:

    From such a high Saturday night to a demoralizing low tonight. That’s what MT’s team does so well.

  6. CJ says:

    Great. Head into Ottawa to play the red hot Senators then off to Toronto. This could be a very bad week. I’m normally very positive, but it really seemed to me like the entire organization got caught with their pants down today. No call up from Hamilton is unacceptable. Heck, playing minor hockey we carried carded players just in case.

    The team seemed to be just going through the motions. I don’t mind the loss, but the lack of effort is frustrating. That blur in the rear view mirror – everyone else in the Eastern conference getting closer. Given our schedule this month, we need to improve our compete level ASAP or those objects really will be closer then they appear.

    • Cal says:

      From world beaters to garbage in only 72 hours. Loved that practice yesterday, it did the team a lot of good.

    • Ring of Fire says:

      They take too many nights off

      The Thin Blue Line.

    • Habilis says:


      Management goofed and it bit them. Worst part is how avoidable it was.

      The only way any of this makes sense to me is if Bergevin is pinching pennies in expectation of taking on salary in a trade.

      Even then, how much difference can a week of a minimal contract make?

      The mistakes are starting to pile up here. Me no like.

    • CJ says:

      I hate the ride which is the Montreal canadiens roller coaster. I always preach patience and need to take my own advice tonight. I’m actually more upset with the continued poor officiating, combined with our poor play. Toss in watching Ottawa win again. It pains me to see them succeed. Now we need to win two road games to salvage the week. Not impossible but highly unlikely.

  7. nek25plus says:

    Disallowing Gallagher goal was just brutal. How is the Team. (Let alone fans) supposed to play/understand the games expectation when the rules seem so grey. No black and white exists. Hockey Ops is a disaster.

    I really don’t understand that goal
    Being called off. I watch all games most nights. I see goals that seem sooooo kicked on count and ones that are not even close to being kicked I called back!?

    Time for hockey ops to be reviewed. The reputation of the league is a joke. No matter who your team is.

  8. Peter Young says:

    Boone never did show up on that Play-by-Play thingy, which I use because it posts Boone’s observations side by side with the fan comments and because it automatically updates the comments without needing page refreshing. I didn’t know he’d shown up until the game was over and thought he’d managed to miss a real stinker.

    No such luck for Mike and now he has to relive it as he writes an About Last Night piece. As my old Nanny, as straight as her Victorian moral code, would say whenever work got to her, “No rest for the wicked.”

  9. montreal ace says:

    %$#$%$##$$$$#$%%%$##$$$$#% refs%$#$%$#$%$refs

  10. habsfan0 says:

    Will MT give the Habs the day off tomorrow as well?

  11. nova scotia vees says:

    Refs crooked…League crooked..Therrien a moron. Situation normal.

  12. Ring of Fire says:

    Lacavalier another game winner….we couldn’t have used him

    The Thin Blue Line.

  13. naweed235 says:

    I can’t believe this BS. Every time the call goes to Toronto involving the Habs, somehow we get the short end. Everytime the leafs are involved, somehow they always come on top… so blatant it’s unbelievable…

  14. Cal says:

    This is all Mattyleg’s fault. 😉

    Drafted by the team he’s won 3 Cups with, Brodeur is simply the best regular season goalie in NHL history. Man, am I glad that’s the last time he plays here in Montreal.
    As for the Habs, well, when you’re not willing to fight through all the tight checking these are the types of results you get. The Devils played stifling D-first hockey. You know, the type of hockey that wins in the playoffs. It’s not very graceful, nor is it a lot of fun to watch, but it is effective.

  15. naweed235 says:

    “Bonsoir Mesdames et Monsieurs. J’aimerais vous souhaiter le bien venue aux antennes de RDS pour l’afrontement du Canadien contre les Devils de New Jersey, les arbitres et les bureaux des reprises videos à Toronto”

  16. 416erHabsFan says:

    Ahhhh, there are the real Canadiens we all know and try to love!

  17. CalgaryHab says:

    The city got their French love story tonight.
    Habs effort ensured that.

  18. danhabsfan says:

    What a poor game… Maybe Habs need to follow the Jets game plan… Just a thought. Not saying.

  19. habsfan55 says:

    Win one lose one…here we go again and by the way great coaching MT…way to adjust your lines in the third

    habs fan but will cheer for any team that beats the leafs

    • Cal says:

      And which high scorer on the team would you put out there? Besides Patches, I mean?
      47 games in and only PK has more than 30 points. Tough to win like that. On the other hand, the Oilers have 4 of them. So what if they are a combined -45?

  20. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …the thing I have been trying’ ya figure out for a dog’s age

    …what ??? Da frick does da ‘F’ stand fer in Martin F Brodeur ???
    …can anyOne help Out this ol’ codger ???

  21. Can you imagine losing vs the Sens and Leafs, this should be a very entertaining week! 😆

    All right time to go the PVR and watch this again, Therrien and the gang is gonna need some tips.

    Who’s with me? One more time?

    Scooooooooooores Maxie, man oh man Brodeur was weak on that, Habs are gonna kill these guys……:lol:

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  22. L Elle says:

    The disallowed goal hurts like he** for a team that has so much trouble scoring. Hope the Toronto video b*tches sleep peacefully tonight. 😉

    Anyway, good for Marty. He deserved to go out in style. Wait, what am I saying? He should’ve been lit the heck up!

  23. Habbu says:

    I think I’ll start going to the local Junior B games. I find the officiating to be so much better than the NHL

  24. teamhab says:

    33 goals for in the 16 last games !
    Subtract 10 in 2 consecutive games two weeks ago and they’ve scored 23 in 14. How many games can you win at a 1.6 gpg clip?

  25. Harditya says:

    Sigh.. good night lads. Forget about this one and let’s spend some time with our loved ones haha.

  26. habsfan0 says:

    I’m not blaming Price at all for this loss, but I would start Budaj in Ottawa and Price in Toronto.

  27. Danno says:

    I blame the technical difficulties


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  28. Kerry Fraser ‏@kfraserthecall 5m
    I apologize in advance that my descriptiveness was perhaps taken out of context & thought to be in poor taste by some. I say good goal!

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  29. habsfan0 says:

    Habs goal scoring has essentially dried up except for that aberration in Dallas.

  30. The Jackal says:

    Looks like MT is getting fired again!

  31. Habcouver says:

    Guess it’s not worth staying up to watch the highlight.

    Waiting patiently for #25

  32. Plekasuares says:


  33. Storman says:

    The only team more boring to watch than the Canadiens is the Devils

  34. twilighthours says:

    This is a bad hockey team camouflaged by a few exciting wins.

    Oh well, hopefully the marty era is over.

  35. Sal from the Hammer says:

    Gnite Boone! Wherever you are?

  36. CJ says:

    The Senators will win tonight just to cap off a perfectly poor night.

  37. Dear Habs, we’re building through the draft, keep up the great work.
    Marc Bergevin 😆

    Marc Bergevin- haha Carey you can’t stop them all!

    Great ovation for Marty 🙂 don’t let the door hit you on the way out

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  38. habsfaninboston says:

    That game was frustrating as hell.

  39. bellcentre hotdog says:

    Well there’s 2 hours we’ll never get back …

  40. Sal from the Hammer says:

    FO TO war room losers!!!

  41. Danno says:

    Remind me to never ever buy a ticket to a Habs vs Devils game.


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  42. monmick says:

    Goodnight Gracie…

    ~~~> Mathematically eliminated…

  43. CJ says:

    Quick, somebody punch me in the stomach. It will make me feel better then I do right now. I can’t believe I rushed home from out date to watch this.

  44. Ring of Fire says:

    Feel bad for the fans that paid to see that….Gionta on end of came,his time is up ,right?

    The Thin Blue Line.

  45. durocher says:

    Not to worry, after this season, Brodeur will retire, Gio, Cube, and Diaz will be UFAs. Maybe Bourque gets moved for someone who plays hard.

  46. Mark C says:

    Good game for anyone who paid to watch the refs.

  47. Sal from the Hammer says:

    FO Brodeur!!!

  48. monmick says:

    At least he pulled the goalie…

    ~~~> Mathematically eliminated…

  49. aHabGrowsInBrooklyn says:

    Can’t really blame the Habs for giving up when it was clear the fix was in. NHL is totally bush league. It’s a travesty.

  50. habsfaninboston says:

    Devils stacking the blue line. No chance.

  51. Mondou6 says:

    This is torture listening to these announcers fellate Brodeur for the past 10 minutes.

  52. bender69 says:

    don’t pull Price-3-1 leave it

  53. bellcentre hotdog says:

    The Habs look like they all had Gallagher burgers for eir pre game meal.

  54. WHO LET THE DOGS OUT! 😆 This is funny stuff right here, just laugh people, at least we didn’t have to pay to watch this crap 😆

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  55. Plekasuares says:

    what happened to bork

  56. Storman says:

    How do you explain the compete level inconsistency of this team,, where is the leadership,, not a good sign by any measure

    • Habilis says:

      Lack of a system. Lack of a coach who is capable of making any kind of meaningful in-game adjustments. A PP that is so predictable, it has been wiped off the map, except against a few Western teams who don’t scout us.

      Saturday happened because the Hawks play a style that suits us and because they don’t know us.

      Tonight happened because the Devils play a stifling defensive style and they do know us. Of course we had no answer for it whatsoever.

      Par for the course with a Michel Terrien coached team.

  57. kalevine says:

    I can’t say the boys didn’t try tonight, but things didn’t go their way.

  58. durocher says:

    We don’t really have any guys in the lineup, aside from Prust, who can run around and crash/bang to create some energy. Steve Begin, Tom Non-stop-o-lous used to do that for us, but we don’t have anyone like that now.

  59. Peter Young says:

    Watching this game just sucks up all your spirit and leaves you feeling thoroughly depressed.

  60. duffy says:

    From Heros to Bums in three days !!!!!!!!!!!

  61. Danno says:

    It would take a comeback of epic proportions – and the Habs blew all their epic last Saturday.


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  62. kalevine says:

    another complete fail by Bourque

  63. JUST ME says:

    I guess it was to be expected. Damn Devils. with a little help from the zebras…

  64. danhabsfan says:

    Wow, the PK has more scoring chances than the Habs PP. Not a good sign.

  65. durocher says:

    Good game by BournID

  66. Arrow77 says:

    We could always say it’s because Desharnais wasn’t there – like him or not, he has been playing very well lately and has been our most productive center for a while. But the fact remains: the team has been carrying the strict minimum of forwards after Galchenyuk got injured (including George Parros) and that left us completely unprotected against injuries or sickness. The Canadiens are losing this one because Therrien didn’t call up anyone. There’s no one else to blame here.

  67. bellcentre hotdog says:

    The hockey is so bad the teams are now playing the turd period.

  68. adadi says:

    Hey MT, why not dress 10 forwards for Thursday?

  69. Davey93 says:

    This Devils trap is infuriating to watch

  70. mrhabby says:

    Classic devils hockey…suck the life right out of you.

  71. Mavid says:

    the boys don’t look happy

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  72. duffy says:

    Why doesn’t MT put PK up front , it would be worth a gamble .

  73. Storman says:

    We have more of a chance scoring a shorty than 5 on 5

  74. moggs says:

    Bring up Tinordi, Beaulieu, and a forward. Sit Diaz and Parros. Euthanize Murray.

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