Liveblog: Game 56 – Lost weekend for Canadiens


More scrums than goals

The game ended with a mad scramble in front of Winnipeg goaltender Al Montoya.

Glares, shoves, punched, angry words ...

But no goals.

The Canadiens scored twice on Super Bowl weekend.

Their opponents, Tampa Bay and Winnipeg, doubled the home team in 2-1 wins.

Price error cost winner

A little over a minute into the third period, Carey Price tried to clear the puck, but the attempt was intercepted by Andrew Ladd.

The Winnipeg captain fed Michael Frolik for an easy goal that proved the winner.

Finally, a couple goals

After Lars Eller hit the post behind Al Montoya, Tobias Enstrom opened the scoring on a soft wraparound that beat Carey Price short-side.

Brian Gionta dinged off the post before converting a sweet Tomas Plekanec pass to tie the game.

Canadiens outshot the Jets 12-9.

The period included several goalmouth scrums, the liveliest of which involved wee Brendan Gallagher and hulking Mark Stuart.

Two games

The visitors dominated early, jumping off to a 7-0 shot advantage before Rene Bourque uncorked a blistering 70-footer on Al Montoya.

But the Canadiens came to life en route to a 12-10 shot advantage in the period.

Let's try this again

Your Montreal Canadiens will try to redeem Super Bowl weekend when they play Winnipeg in a Sunday matinee at the Bell Centre.

With the Jets in the Western Conference, this is their only visit to Montreal this season.

The scalpers will make out like bandits.

The Canadiens beat the Jets 3-0 in Winnipeg on Oct. 15.

The Jets' poor start this season cost Claude Noel his coaching job, and Winnipeg is 7-2-0 since Paul Maurice took over.

After losing in Overtime to Tampa Bay on Saturday afternoon, the Canadiens spent a few hours in third place in the Atlantic Division before the Leafs' comeback win against Ottawa bumped them back down to Wild Card territory.

Puck drops 1:10ish.

Check back later for live game blogging.


  1. Mark C says:

    Not that it would likely have changed the outcome, but the multiple blatant non-calls on Gally were ridiculous.

  2. port elgin says:

    Another game…another lost 2 pts.

  3. Sal from the Hammer says:

    Great job NHL! Nothing wrong with your reffing pool! Keep up the good work! Collie will give you guys a nice pat on the back and a raise for a job well done!!!!

  4. Plekasuares says:

    Galchenyuks 10 minutes is not missed at all

  5. Davey93 says:

    What was with the delayed whistle on the icing. They must have wasted about 3-4 seconds there. What a joke theses refs are

  6. CHicoHab says:

    For all the “not changing the coach to be a good thing enthusiasts” I give you the Winnipeg Jets as evidence that it’s a good thing.

  7. Harditya says:

    Bergevin, our team can’t score to save their lives. We are tired of cheering once during a game. Sigh.

  8. naweed235 says:

    What a effin’ joke… Those fans needed to throw a brick at the refs…

  9. teamhab says:

    Get Camillerri

  10. habstrinifan says:

    Wanna grow tired of hockey… watch the HABS.

    Wanna have a good laugh.. listen to the excuses.

    Last excuse I justt saw. Habs are missing Galchenyuk big time. Let’s say that again with a straight face. Habs are sucking cause they are missing Galchenyuk big time.


  11. Plekasuares says:

    Ya Habs still should have won if price DIdnt let in 2 stinkers and the refs weren’t useless

  12. Hockeymask27 says:

    I for one look forward to the Olympics and being able to cheer some good hockey. I hope.

  13. adadi says:

    Yes, the NHL has professional referees. Problem is they are always on vacation.

  14. thejackal says:

    Bad game by habs but again last minute reffing terrible! Back to the days of putting away whistle what a joke

  15. RockinRey says:

    The team should sell off the assets. I know despite their play they are still in the thick of it. I would rather see a bunch of guys ( that are controllable in terms of salary ) and have some future.
    I suggest at least 2 D are needed and 2 lines……..

  16. Storman says:

    Think of the stupid shit refs call where you just touch a guy,, Gallagher gets mugged and fffffffffffff i hate the NHL,, this sucks,, Olympic Hockey i need a fix of real hockey

  17. durocher says:

    Budaj still chirping — love that guy as our backup

  18. Clay says:

    Terrible effort…but that non call on Gallagher was inexcusable.

    ☞ “The deepest sin of the human mind is to believe things without evidence” ~ Aldous Huxley ☜

    • FormalWare says:

      Totally agree. WTF?!

      Do officials get feedback from the Head of Officiating? Do they ever face sanctions for terrible (non-)calls?

      WWSD (What Would SubbieDoo?)

  19. Plekasuares says:

    Fuck you ref

  20. topher5468 says:

    Pathetic, so efin frustrated. Bunch of sore losers, leave the ice, you had 60 efin minutes to do something

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

  21. thehockeynews says:

    I’m with Boone. That was really easy to predict

  22. boing007 says:

    Refs again. Let Gallagher get thrown around like a rag doll. No call.

    Richard R

  23. aHabGrowsInBrooklyn says:

    You happy Boone? Now go live blog the Liverpool match. And don’t come back. You lost this one for the Habs, you turncoat.

  24. Odie24 says:

    Briere, Plekanec, and Gionta to the net with four seconds to go. What a joke.

  25. Propwash says:



  26. CHicoHab says:

    Nice. Go to the net now!!! With the game clock at zero

  27. RockinRey says:

    oh yeah show your displeasure now eh boys? Takes 59 min?

  28. kalevine says:

    just couldn’t buy a break

  29. durocher says:

    Too little, too late

  30. habsfan0 says:

    The Jets make a coaching change and have been playing lights out ever since.
    Something to be considered.

    • Clay says:

      Hmmm…considered it. Make it so number one!

      ☞ “The deepest sin of the human mind is to believe things without evidence” ~ Aldous Huxley ☜

  31. duffy says:

    This team sucks ,plain and simple. Including PRICE AND SUBBAN.

  32. the habinator says:

    That was robbery on Gallagher

  33. The Puckhound says:

    Can Plekanec do anything what a waste!
    Not even taking the draw with 7 sec left!

    Go to the net and keep your stick on the ice!

  34. habs-fan-84 says:

    Blown opportunities, again.

  35. Tom says:

    Come on! The Ref looking right @ Gally getting pounded and NO CALL!

  36. joeybarrie says:

    no call????
    bullsh t
    and subbies dipsy doos not helping

  37. Sal from the Hammer says:


  38. icemachine says:

    How can Bogosian hold Gallagher like that without getting called? Effin BS by the Refs

  39. Mavid says:

    f off pinwheel..geezz elbowing, cross checking, tripping

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  40. J Haul says:

    ten penalties on that play and NOTHING… what a joke

  41. Plekasuares says:

    Fuckin refs

  42. durocher says:

    Looks like interference 101

  43. Et le but says:

    Shameful non calls

  44. danhabsfan says:

    Really… What is wrong with the refs

  45. CHicoHab says:

    Desharnais brings nothing.

  46. RockinRey says:

    Garbage. I never blame the refs. Ever!But come on!!

  47. ffenliv says:

    That could hardly have been more clear a penalty. Refs blew that one plain and simple.

  48. Bim says:

    Price should take his pads off and go stand in front of the Winnipeg net.

  49. RockinRey says:


  50. durocher says:

    Why is Prust on the ice?? He’s great, but just not for this situation

  51. The Puckhound says:

    The Habs management should cancel these Super bowl Sundays.. THEY STINK!

    Go to the net and keep your stick on the ice!

  52. Tom says:

    I am not disappointed by the Habs play. I am used to it. It’s going on 30 years now.

  53. the habinator says:

    This team are not ready to play today. Frustrating.

  54. Storman says:

    finally fans show some urgency

  55. Clay says:

    *pathetic attempt at a reverse jinx*
    Montreal will not tie it up here.

    ☞ “The deepest sin of the human mind is to believe things without evidence” ~ Aldous Huxley ☜

  56. Bim says:

    No one going for the net ever! Unbelievable? Maybe the Olympic break will provide a good chance for these guys to realize what they are doing wrong. But seriously their lack of drive for the net is a product of their lack of size. I hope MB can make some deals to fix that before March 5th (ie Diaz, Boullion, Bourque).

  57. adadi says:

    Think the Habs are playing poorly now. Wait until the 8 jet lagged and weary Olympians get Bach from Sochi.

  58. the habinator says:

    I crunch when Murray touches the puck

  59. The Puckhound says:

    ON MT
    There are eight players who like him, usually the guys getting the most ice time.

    There are eight guys who are indifferent about him.

    There are eight players who can’t stand him because they don’t have his trust or have been in his doghouse.

    Go to the net and keep your stick on the ice!

  60. Hockeymask27 says:

    Price go get a goal.

  61. RockinRey says:

    Can you say power outage?

  62. monmick says:

    Is the effort level enough to pull the goalie?

  63. durocher says:

    Sloppy play, no sense of urgency

  64. Storman says:

    Even the fans at the Bell Center are showing no Urgency

  65. tab says:

    Trouba looks like he will be another Drew doughty in a couple years once he gains a bit more confidence

  66. Habbu says:

    Not much in the way of blue chip scoring prospects in Hamilton either

  67. danhabsfan says:

    Boone: this is all your fault. You didn’t want OT

  68. Mavid says:

    net drive…coming from someone who calls it a pinwheel instead of wheelhouse..right…

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  69. morivera says:

    Fill in the blank. Gomez, get out there, we need a goal..

  70. punkster says:



  71. RockinRey says:

    It doesn’t really bother me that MB says Habs are in a rebuild. It bothers me that the Leafs are now a better team than the Habs. I despise the Leafs. But somehow they have manage to make bold moves, get some grit, build a team ( forget that it is not perfect and has shortcomings) that now seemingly is better than the CH. This really bothers me!!!!

  72. danhabsfan says:

    Habs have no slot presence, and not much to the from it of get he net if Gally isn’t doing it. That needs to be addressed. And we need someone who can finish around the net.

  73. Ghosts of the Forum says:

    Missing Chucky

  74. Plekasuares says:

    Galchenyuks 4 minutes isn’t missed

  75. thehockeynews says:

    Patches is playing the periphery

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