Liveblog: Game 48 – Call the cops! Canadiens steal two points with 5-4 OT win


Craziest game of the season

Carey Price never steals games, right?

The Canadiens blew a 3-0 lead.

They were outshot 38-17 through two periods.

Were it not for the brilliance of Price, Ottawa would have been up by five goals after 40 minutes.

But Tomas Plekanec's second of the game tied it at 4-4 in the third period.

And P.K. Subban won it in OT.

"I know he's my teammate," Subban said after the game,  "but I think he's the best goalie in the world right now. Look at the tape."

And from Max Pacioretty: "I witnessed the best goalie performance in my life. It was awesome!"



Erik Karlsson got pinched on the boards by Brian Gionta.

The puck popped loose to P.K. Subban, who shot it right at Craig Anderson.

In through the Ottawa goaltender's legs.



Pleks salvages a point

Injured in the second period, Tomas Plekanec takes asweet head-man pass from Brian Gionta and is credited with the typing goal when Jared Cowen kicks the puck past Craig Anderson

Again, two late ones

With less than three minutes left in the period, Ottawa got goals from Bobby Ryan and Kyle Turris in 84 seconds to take the lead.

Were it not for the heroics of Carey Price, the score would be 10-3.

Price's 17 second-period stops included miraculous saves on Milan Michalek, Ryan and Mark Stone.

The Canadiens were outshot 19-10, 38-17 on the game.

Oh, and the hits are 37-20.

This team is terrible, peeps.

A wild one in Kanata

The Canadiens skated to an early 3-0 lead on three kinds of goals: Tomas Plekanec on a shorthanded breakaway, Max Pacioretty on a power-play one-timer and David Desharnais at even-strength.

Off to the races, right?


Late in the period, Ottawa got two  in 72 seconds: a Clarke MacArthur deflection and Erik Karlsson into an open side of the net.

They were the 17th and 18th shots on Carey Price, who had made brilliant saves early on Milan Michalek, Bobby Ryan and, in alone, Colin Greening.

Shots were 19-7 for Ottawa. Hits 17-9.

A four-point biggie

The Canadiens play an Eastern Division rival Thursday night at Canadian Tire Centre  (cleaning supplies in Aisle 32).

The Senators trail the Canadiens by seven points, but Ottawa has launched a push for the playoffs and is 7-1-2 in its last 10 games.

Ottawa has become something of a bête noire for the Canadiens.

The Senators eliminated the Canadiens from the playoffs with dismaying five-game ease last spring. And they've won both games between the teams this season: 4-1 in Ottawa on Nov. 7 and 4-3 in overtime at the Bell Centre Jan. 4.

Two special-teams stats do not augur well for the Canadiens:

The power play has not scored in 18 man-advantages stretching over five games. And Ottawa has killed 24 of the team's last 26 penalties.

Puck drops 7:40ish.

Check back later for live game blogging.



  1. BCG says:


    Subban on a Karlsson turnover. Take that media!!! And love Subban pulling at the Montreal crest on the jersey!!!!!!!


  2. boing007 says:

    Hey Walrus! goo goo ga joob to you!

    Richard R

  3. aHabGrowsInBrooklyn says:

    Thank god for that!

  4. Keith says:

    What a game that was! Very entertaining!

  5. Mattyleg says:

    Love it.

    Therrien totally outcoached The Walrus.

    Rope-a-dope, and then killed it in OT with the perfect line selection.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  6. Storman says:

    Merry Belated Christmas Love Craig and Jared

  7. DipsyDoodler says:

    So who won the Corsi tonight?

  8. CJ says:


    See what it feels like Ottawa to dominate a team and lose? Suck it!

  9. Old Bald Bird says:

    Boy, did we show them.

  10. edtheh says:

    PK wins it. All is forgiven except Bourque the Bad

  11. RH says:


  12. Rob Maguire says:

    WOAH. Curling in Las Vegas? NOW I’ve seen everything.

  13. RockinRey says:

    Still need to skake things up!

  14. slapshot777 says:

    Ottawa won it last time on a help by the officials with a cheap call on a penalty. Evens out I say

  15. Ring of Fire says:

    That’s crazy!! PK just added another 750k to his future contract

    The Thin Blue Line.

  16. Plekasuares says:

    2 pts SUBBBBANN

  17. Harditya says:

    Thank God Anderson sucked more than the Habs!

  18. Habcouver says:

    Waiting patiently for #25

  19. Habifax says:

    robbery in ottawa tonite!

  20. adadi says:

    Happy for the win but that is 2 points the Habs didn’t deserve. Remember that bad play eventually catches up to you. Just ask the Laffs.

  21. Danno says:

    It was never in doubt.


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  22. HabinBurlington says:

    EFFF You Ottawa!!!!!!

  23. Storman says:

    Love that reaction

  24. RockinRey says:


  25. Habifax says:


  26. Willy the bum says:

    Subban, of all the Hab players… my goodness!

  27. NLhabsfan says:

    Looks so GOOD on OTTAWA!!!

  28. Propwash says:

    Outshot 44-22, boy, that takes me back to the Carbonneau days…

    Oh HEY, we won!!!


  29. Rob Maguire says:

    Bag skate for everyone but Price, Pleks and PK.

  30. habsfan0 says:

    Never in doubt.

  31. Mattyleg says:

    We deserved that.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  32. CHicoHab says:

    Boo him now Ottawa fans

  33. MasterHab says:

    Win or lose, tonight’s game is a pathetic failure for everyone associated with this franchise not named Carey Price. Teams with pretentions of being Cup contenders do not blow winnable games like this and they generally are not coached by mental midgets who don’t even know when to call a time-out or find a way to win games when Sidney Crosby is on their team.

    Really, for the paltry returns we’d get for our surplus garbage, is it even worth it for Bergevin to pursue a trade? How about just doing something easier like fire the coach, allow Briere to play centre like he was promised last summer when he was signed and call up the kids already?!?!? If we’re going to lose I prefer to lose with the kids than with veteran humps like Bourque and Murray who are just hanging around for one last payday.

    But to do this would require management and ownership to reveal the awful truth about this team: that it is not and never was going to be a real contender. They would have to admit that we aren’t winning anything, either this season or for the foreseeable future.

  34. adadi says:

    Subbie dubi dooooooooooooo!

  35. Habcouver says:

    Nothing to lose boys!

    Waiting patiently for #25

  36. Et le but says:


  37. slapshot777 says:

    PK Yess !!!!!!!!!

  38. DipsyDoodler says:


  39. Mattyleg says:


    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  40. Rob Maguire says:

    Wait, and Georges on too? I’m confused.

  41. frontenac1 says:

    Both teams get a point. Hurts the Laffs more for the last spot than the Habs!

  42. DipsyDoodler says:

    Somehow shots are even since the halfway point.

  43. Rob Maguire says:

    Gio is our #2 forward? Huh?

  44. twilighthours says:

    I was generally surprised with that 3rd period. I thought it would be more stomping.

  45. adadi says:

    MT asking his assistants what period it is?

  46. Storman says:

    Stompin Tom with the best Hockey song EVER

  47. Mattyleg says:

    Sorry for interrupting your misery-fest, adadi.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  48. Cdnman1 says:

    I would love to break the Ottawa streak against us!

  49. Willy the bum says:

    Put Parros in overtime, dang it!

  50. Et le but says:

    Let’s grab the 2nd point for Carey boys!

  51. Habifax says:

    happy with a point after this performance. now if they can get another one it is a gift.

  52. slapshot777 says:

    Let’s go get the second one now.

  53. RockinRey says:

    You never hear the good ol’ hockey game at the Bell Center.

  54. Cdnman1 says:

    Lucky to get a point!

  55. Sal from the Hammer says:

    Take the point! It;s robbery!

  56. Forum Dog says:

    If Karlsson is gonna wing it wide, someone needs to take it and go. Happens all the time to the Habs….

  57. Mattyleg says:

    Got the point!!

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  58. Savardian Spin-o-rama says:

    Borque only has one more assist than me. What a joke.

  59. Storman says:

    Bournival play reminds me of Forest Gump

  60. Ring of Fire says:

    Team showing some fight…good to see…hopefully get at least a point

    The Thin Blue Line.

  61. Habbu says:

    its so bad that I am now cheering zone clearances

  62. Forum Dog says:

    I hope Prust had a little chat with Ryan there. Just to let him know….

  63. adadi says:

    Hey Boone what’s the record for most comments during one game?

  64. bender69 says:

    why is prusst out there

  65. twilighthours says:

    I’ve been a pretty big defender of Bork these past 3 years but he actually the worst non-parros or -briere forward we have.

  66. Willy the bum says:

    Parros played better than Bourque and he’s on the ice. That’s just odd.

  67. teamhab says:

    Can we get Cammy back for Bourque??? Pleeez

  68. edtheh says:

    If Bourque was only awful the would be good. Make him a centerman.

  69. Timo says:

    This team is so rotten, from top to bottom.

  70. CHicoHab says:

    Bork had more give aways than Oprah on her show

  71. Habifax says:

    playing for a tie for sure

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