Liveblog: Game 50 – Penguins chase Price, rout Canadiens 5-1


Briefly a game

After 20 minutes, the Penguins led 2-1 and it was a hockey game.

Then it wasn't.

Three unanswered goals in the second period chased Carey Price and sealed the deal.

The Penguins got two goals from Jussi Jokinen and singles by Sidney Crosby, Taylor Pyatt and the dominant Evgeni Malkin.

Fresh from his penance in the pressbox, Rene Bourque scored for the Canadiens.

Carey Price was beaten five times on 21 shots.

Peter Budaj stopped all 10 he faced.

The Canadiens had 24 shots on Marc-André Fleury

20 minutes of Garbage Time

At least we were spared a goalie fight.

Price chased

Carey Price was done 15 minutes into the period, after Evgeni Malkin breezed past Andrei Markov and tucked in Pittsburgh's fifth goal.

Jussi Jokinene and Sisney Crosby – on exquisite power-play passing – also scored for the home team.

Price surrendered five goals on 21 shots.

Pittsburgh had a 14-7 shot advantage.

Bourque bounces back

Exiled to the pressbox for a game, Rene Bourque played a strong first period and tapped home a Daniel Briere pass to reduce the Penguins' lead to one goal.

Bourque's first road POINT of the season required a video review.

Jussi Jokinen had opened the scoring after Evgeni Malkin skated past Andrei Markov and set up his linemate for an easy one.

The Penguins made it 2-0 when Taylor Pyatt, parked on the lip on Carey Price's crease, redirected a power-play point shot by Matt Niskanen.

Shots were 9-7 for the home team.

The Canadiens will begin the second period on a power play.


Angry Penguins

Sounds like a disaster movie, set in Antarctica.

This one, however, will unfold at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, where the Penguin's are still smarting from a 5-1 thumping at the unlikely hands of  Florida Monday night.

The loss snapped a franchise-record home-ice winning streak that had hit 13 games before the Panthers hit town.

Sidney Crosby and friends will be looking to revive their winning ways against a Canadiens team that is playing .500 hockey and is tied, at 59 points, with the surging Leafs, who won their sixth straight in Colorado Tuesday night.

Two first-round draft choices – Louis Leblanc (18th overall in 2009) and Nathan Beaulieu (17th in 2011) – are expected to be in the Canadiens' lineup. Alexei Emelin and Raphael Diaz are healthy scratches.





  1. slyCH says:

    Boone scores…uh Bourque.

  2. Rob Maguire says:

    It took 50 games, but Bork finally scored on the road.

  3. ffenliv says:

    Oh Boone, give it a rest. The ref didn’t see it. It wasn’t even clear from the first two angles. They got the call right. The system worked exactly like it’s supposed to.

  4. Mondou6 says:

    What happens if there is a penalty called (or even a penalty shot) in the period of time between that goal being scored, and the ref stopping play and rolling back the clock?

  5. piter says:

    Really bad reffing, when they don’t even see a goal being scored. Typical.

  6. habfaninottawa says:

    Broque gets a goal!

  7. Danno says:

    Wrong. It never hit the net cam. It just went in and bounced back out.


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  8. Cdnman1 says:

    Ref, “the puck was in and I’m an ass”!

  9. Steven says:

    Gotta love Bourque.

    Seriously, when he’s on, he’s great. Just a matter of making sure he stays on.

  10. Adidess says:

    Man, what a tough player Murray would be to play against, if there was no skating in hockey.

  11. Mondou6 says:

    You can’t stop Bourque, you can only hope to contain him.

  12. frontenac1 says:

    That’s a goal! Even I can see that!

  13. Captain aHab says:

    Yeah but wait, the refs meant to blow the whistle before it went in.

    Me skull and crossbones arn’t the only thing I plan on raisin’ tonight.

  14. TMan1969 says:


  15. Plekasuares says:

    Haha sorry its not easy to predict when Bourque will score…

  16. Davey93 says:

    Great pass by briere

  17. bender69 says:

    habs score

  18. piter says:


  19. Cdnman1 says:

    Perfect goal. Sorry ref!

  20. CJ says:

    Bourque! Good goal!

  21. Samovich says:

    Thats in…

  22. Plekasuares says:


  23. Et le but says:

    Think it’s 2-1

  24. Mondou6 says:

    Penguins’ announcers said that was a goal.

  25. Cdnman1 says:

    That was in!

  26. Plekasuares says:


  27. Plekasuares says:

    Why doesn’t bergevin make a trade. Probably because he’s an idiot and his track record with us says so

  28. the habinator says:

    This is over

  29. The Teacher says:

    And sorry to disagree with you, but that rule is one of the best rules in the book. If you don’t think so, go back and watch the oilers Stanley cup series as well as the Calgary series and count the number if times the puck was flipped out of play. Was embarrassing and boring as hell.

  30. Did you guys see that? Two shots in one shift 😆

    Laugh it up boys, no sense losing your mind over this.

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  31. Cdnman1 says:

    Another give away.

  32. The Teacher says:

    This not getting the puck out is gonna kill us.

  33. Cdnman1 says:

    Need to clear those.

  34. frontenac1 says:

    When was the last time the Habs had a good punch up? Let me guess, the last time they won?

  35. Marc10 says:

    Again?! Tabar…

    Time for a Pleky short-hander.

  36. Et le but says:

    Another HUGE kill here…

  37. Captain aHab says:

    Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo, who’ll be hired when MT is fired? You know it’ll happen sooner or later.

    My guess is Benoit Groulx of the Gatineau Olympiques.

    Me skull and crossbones arn’t the only thing I plan on raisin’ tonight.

  38. Rob Maguire says:

    Teams that employ the trap should get a 2 minute penalty for delay of game.

  39. TMan1969 says:

    Did it go straight out? Bogus…

  40. jols101 says:

    DD line against Pens 4th line is a good match up for us. They should get lots of opportunities if that continues.

  41. Cdnman1 says:

    I thought he chipped it off the boards.

  42. slapshot777 says:

    What the f**k is this team doing.

  43. frontenac1 says:

    No problem amigos! Les Boys got this one. Yeah, I’ve been at the Saloon all day.

    • Marc10 says:

      There we go. Right there with you. Gio, Moen, Pleks and PK always play well against the Pens. And Pricer is the man. Get one passed Fleury and the gates will open. Ever since that playoff series, he’s been damaged goods…

  44. Et le but says:

    Great kill… let’s hope they can build on it

  45. CJ says:

    Moen can’t keep losing puck battles at the blue line.

  46. slapshot777 says:

    If PK was to fart he would get a penalty

  47. Cdnman1 says:

    Not much effort by Patches.

  48. TMan1969 says:

    Playing better with 4

  49. Cdnman1 says:

    Cheap one, PK does get away with anything.

  50. Bash says:

    Malkin tries to run Subban after retaliating with a slash but only one penalty.

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  51. Samovich says:

    P.K is the only one Playing!! the rest are just floating, P.K had to handle two guys, where is the help?

  52. jols101 says:

    Pleks head to head against Crosby and Eller should be at center and head to head with Malkin.Malkin will chew up DD or Briere all night long.

  53. Plekasuares says:

    Oh come on.. How is bodychecking a bad penalty

  54. L Elle says:

    Time to break out the Double Chocolate Chip Cookies.

  55. TMan1969 says:

    Think its off setting…4 on 4

  56. Odie24 says:

    Subban is the only one that cares on this team. Wouldn’t you love to see Bourque go into the corner with that kind of anger? Hell, I’d love to see Prust do it, but he gave that up earlier this season.

  57. Sean Vasei says:

    P.K fired up, he often plays with more aggression when booed,
    Once we kill off this penalty, he will explode in the 2nd period.

  58. The Teacher says:

    I dunno pleks but seemed like subbie gave someone a few shots to the back of the head, after he received one first that is n

  59. slapshot777 says:

    What did PK do?

  60. Marc10 says:

    Subban and Malkin. Love it! Go PK Go!

    Ah crap! I didn’t think they were going to call him on that… Good tussle on with the big man and his lackey.

  61. habs001 says:

    Russia must be very weak on D because on big ice i see Emelin and Markov in big trouble vs top forwards…

  62. Et le but says:

    HUGE kill here; grab some momentum

  63. Plekasuares says:

    Tired of these refs

  64. Samovich says:

    Malkin dancing and the Habs are tone deaf..

  65. Plekasuares says:

    Now what the fuck did subban do there other than play hard

  66. Mondou6 says:

    We’re a small team that can’t stick-handle.

  67. Cdnman1 says:

    Lots of missed passes. PK is battling.

  68. TMan1969 says:

    Gionta was on Jokinen…well behind him

  69. Odie24 says:

    I know old ladies who turn faster on the ice than Markov.

  70. T-roy West says:

    How many times does Markov have to make the same damn mistake over and over again. If MB resigns him then he is an idiot.

  71. Et le but says:

    We’re down a goal 10 minutes in…chillax

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