Liveblog: Game 6 – Canadiens cap road trip with 3-0 win in Winnipeg


Nice plane ride

The Canadiens will spend three hours in the air reflecting on a successful road trip.

Goals by Brandon Prust and P.K. Subban in the first period stood up despite a Jets' onslaught.

And the much-maligned Daniel Brière scored an empty-netter.

Carey Price made 36 saves for his first shutout of the season and 20th of his career.

The win may have been costly: Max Pacioretty was injured on his sixth shift in the first period and did not return.

Price holds the fort

14 saves in the final 20 minutes.

Cool as a cuke.

And Carey Price racks up his 20th career shutout.

Price holds the fort

The absence of Max Pacioretty forces Michel Therrien to juggle his lines.

Winnipeg keeps its trios together and outshoots the Canadiens 13-9.

Should be a wild third period.

Max-Pac injured

An excellent start by the Canadiens produced two goals ... and it could have been more.

Brandon Prust and P.K. Subban each notched his second of the season – on passes by Daniel Brière and David Desharnais, respectively.

But with the game well in hand – the hometown Jets took seven minutes to get their first shot – Max pacioretty drove toward the Winnipeg net and was taken down awkwardly by rookie defenceman Jacob Trouba.

Pacioretty was helped off the ice favouring his left knee.

Carey Price, who could have watched a movie on his iPad through the first 10 minutes, was very sharp when the Jets came to life.

Shots were 10-8 Canadiens.

Manitoba's team?

The Canadiens seem to like playing in Winnipeg.

In completing a sweep of their season series with the Jets, the Canadiens won 4-2 at the MTS Centre last April. David Desharnais – remember him? – scored the winning goal.

On Oct. 9, 2011, the Canadiens spoiled opening night for the transplanted Atlanta franchise with a 5-1 win. As karmic revenge for sending all those hockey-loving Winnipegers home unhappy, the Canadiens lost their next six starts.

The Jets are due.

Through two seasons since their move to Winnipeg, the team is 0-5 against the Canadiens.

Captain Brian Gionta returns to the lineup Tuesday night. Daniel Brière will be on the Canadiens' fourth line, with Travis Moen and Ryan White, the only Manitoban on the Canadiens' current roster. White will play centre.

Michaël Bournival will be watching from the pressbox, as will defenceman Jarred Tinordi, scratched in place of Nathan Beaulieu.

After the morning skate, coach Michel Therrien said he likes White's work in the faceoff circle (he's winning a team-leading 68 per cent of his draws) and added he's a Manitoba boy who will have family and friends coming to the game. As for Beaulieu playing instead of Tinordi, Therrien said it's important to give both young defencemen some playing time and he liked the way Beaulieu performed last week in Edmonton.

Mathias Brunet of La Presse ranks the Canadiens Top 10 prospects.


  1. adadi says:

    Refs trying to affect the outcome. How pathetic.

  2. oldtimerguy says:

    yet ANOTHER play where DD makes the perfect pass…he could have had 4-5pts tonight with a little luck….

  3. Sal from the Hammer says:

    That would have been the final nail!

  4. db says:

    …not really a hook…

  5. habs-fan-84 says:

    shades of ’11 ’12

  6. CHicoHab says:

    Price is 26

  7. jols101 says:

    Brutal game. Thank God for Price.

  8. port elgin says:

    Long road trip, running on fumes now

  9. Da Hema says:

    Jesus Booner — the HIO server just blows. Are you folks not going to do anything to upgrade it?

  10. habsfaninboston says:

    Looking like JM style hockey.

  11. J.Ambrose.OBrien says:

    I guess the Habs had an early flight home and left already

    I remember Dec. 31, 1975

  12. DadidolizedDougHarvey says:

    Keep shooting them from the blue line, Winnipeg.

  13. adadi says:

    When he is on his game no one is a better goalie than Price. Look for a few more years of ups and downs. This is typical of all goalies. When he reaches late 20s he will be the best goalie in the league if he stays healthy. Remember that he is only 24.

  14. twilighthours says:

    More kid line, less non-kid line

  15. oldtimerguy says:

    galchenuyk could have sealed the deal…don’t like 2-0 leads…

  16. db says:

    Mike Johnson is the best analyst TSN has… and all of it from between the benches.

  17. C-Sword says:

    Why is Price the only Hab playing after the first period?

  18. Mattyleg says:

    Cheap shot by Wheeler on Pleks.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  19. oldtimerguy says:

    Price really starting to play like he’s capable of…solid, efficient in his movement, confident, square to the puck.

  20. port elgin says:

    Lucky to still be 2-0

  21. habs-fan-84 says:

    Subban has made some questionable decisions (to put it lightly) tonight.

  22. Chris says:

    I skipped the first two periods to finish my exam for Friday. If they keep playing like crap, I’m going to be in a bad enough mood that I might just be less merciful for this sucker.

    So Habs players…my students’ future is on you. Entertain me!

  23. frontenac1 says:

    I believe Cherry has liked PK since his minor hockey in TO.

  24. oldtimerguy says:

    DD making 95% of HIO eat their words…

    but he’s frenchhhhhh, he gets preferential treatmenttttttt, he’s to smallllllll, he is just for prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, blah blah blah….

    eat it ….lap it up

  25. port elgin says:

    Habs playing rope a dope here

  26. Sal from the Hammer says:

    Could use Tinordi now, Bealliue not strong enough

  27. twilighthours says:

    Subban has been generally terrible tonight in his own half of the rink

  28. Habbu says:

    Get off the ropes boys and get to the middle of the ring……..

  29. frontenac1 says:

    @EOHF. Loved Gudbradson when he played for the Fronts but No. Keep Max. Just my opinion.

  30. shootdapuck says:

    Galleys seem out of synch tonite!

  31. DipsyDoodler says:

    Jets fans seem to be booing PK louder than most. Don Cherry country?

  32. Chris says:

    Subban has been great this season, but you have to call it as you see it: he’s been terrible in the third period. I’m up to 4 terrible rookie-esque brainfarts so far through 5 minutes. He needs to smarten up.

  33. HardHabits says:

    Sorry. It’s Boy-Loo.

  34. adadi says:

    Habs not showing any speed right now.

  35. Prairienewf says:

    A year ago price would have slid right out of the way and let that one in. High five mr Waite!

  36. shootdapuck says:

    Did someone see the Habs leave the building?

  37. Sal from the Hammer says:

    Yikes!! Shooting gallery!

  38. HardHabits says:

    The Carey Price Show… starring Carey Price.

  39. BrianSkrudland says:

    Trouba for: Chipchura; Perezhogin; Higgins; and, Desharnais?

    Daily recommendations for October 15
    Song of the Day: My Life (Billy Joel)
    Movie of the Day: The Departed

  40. Mattyleg says:

    Man, we’ve gotta move our feet; lots of reeeeeaaaaaching…

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  41. DipsyDoodler says:

    Jets winning every battle.

  42. Habbu says:

    I’m so glad Price is in net; as opposed to that “Hack” Halak

  43. Adidess says:

    Pricey unreal right now

  44. HardHabits says:

    That Winnipeg feed. Boy-Low. Hilarious.

  45. Da Hema says:

    Folks — I am late to the party. Is there a good link to the game please?

  46. DadidolizedDougHarvey says:


  47. Sal from the Hammer says:

    Boy Chuckie sees the ice well

  48. shootdapuck says:

    AC tonight PJ Stock! More cranial flatulence polluting the airwaves! They might as well have Jack Edwards, the BS has the same stink!

  49. adadi says:

    What’s with the server for this sight. Seems to be on its knees more often than a St. Lawrence hooker.

  50. habsfaninboston says:

    HIO server hamsters are not gonna make it through the 3rd.

  51. HardHabits says:

    Making it through a scoreless 2nd period is a good thing. Habs are a better team in the 1st and 3rd. Price is in the zone. I like the hybrid style so far. Pacioretty will be back, so relax. Bournival is hungry and waiting to step it up.

  52. Adidess says:

    Price working on a (you know what) whereas Halak has allowed 4 goals so far. Just saying…

  53. Adidess says:

    Price playing at another level right now. I have never seen his stick so active

  54. habs001 says:

    It makes no difference who Plecks plays with when he is on the ice his line gets dominated in the d zone…

  55. Adidess says:

    This is a fan forum, so I understand people are allowed to say things that don’t make sense, if they so choose.

    But what do we mean when we call a player injury prone?

    Do we mean the player is sort of made of glass and get injured consistently in very innocuous situations, where you would not expect any professional athlete to get injured?

    Or we mean the player is exceptionally unlucky in that he often finds himself the subject of vicious hits, freak accidents, and rare ailments just by being in the wrong place at the wrong time?

    I personally think Patches belongs to the second category. He’s rather strong physically, but really unlucky. At the same time, his body is extremely resilient and can sustain and bounce back quickly from the most brutal injuries.

    • Rugger says:

      Interesting thought, I think a big part of being “injury prone” has to do with both body type and style of play. Certainly the taller you are, the higher the center of gravity, I’ve notice also in 35 years of rugby that longer legs lead to more leg injuries. Pax also seems the type to keep trying to make a play putting him in risky spots.

  56. Sal from the Hammer says:

    Whew!!!! They got to play better than that in the 3rd

  57. adadi says:

    Leafs remind me of Bruins the year they won the cup. Getting all the calls. Scoring on every other shot and intimidating every chance the get.

  58. habsfan0 says:

    Carey Price definitely appears to be in a zone the last 2 games.

  59. duffy says:

    Leafs suck and they still win !!!

  60. oldtimerguy says:

    and another GREAT pass by dd…and another no conversion from his linemates…he coulda/shoulda had 3-4 pts already…

  61. oldtimerguy says:


  62. adadi says:

    Good on DD tonight. However MB needs to unload him at the first opportunity. Definitely will never be a playoff contributor.

  63. Sal from the Hammer says:

    MB likes the three days growth look

  64. Et le but says:

    need the dagger goal here boys!

  65. AH says:

    Briere must be hurt, if not, he must be out of shape because he looks a step behind everyone else..I know he’s older but..

  66. HabsLifer says:

    Hate to say it guys. Patches injury is probably a torn or stretched ACL. Had the same happen to me and the way he fell was exactly what happen to me. Let’s hope the rest of the team can bounce back and pick up the slack.
    He is injury prone. What the hell can you do…

  67. ZepFan2 says:

    Shot of Marc Bergevin reading HI/O posts on RDS.

    Ka is a wheel.

    For Your Life

  68. Jerman says:

    People need to stop with Pax being injury prone. He has only missed 7 games in 2 season.

  69. Sal from the Hammer says:

    Visiting Goalies play crappy at the AC this year. Un believable they get 4 goals on 14 shots. It can’t last!!

  70. frontenac1 says:

    Just saw MB on his Laptop screwing up HIO.

  71. oldtimerguy says:

    DD was always a bit of a slow starter…people here just got hysterical far too quickly, including you boonie. 🙂 there is no way he ought to be tossed aside…he just needs big linemates and confidence to be counted on…he’s a winner and thrives when he knows he is one of the go to guys…its not a talent issue, its a coaching/utilization issue….how, with who, in what situations, etc…etc..

  72. SKHab says:

    Did you see that? Marc Bergevin is following HIO on his Ipad, keep giving suggestions.

  73. Mattyleg says:

    Should we still trade DD?

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  74. duffy says:

    The egg line needs to get Cracking ,,

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