Liveblog: Game 73 – Budaj brilliant, Galchenyuk’s Shootout goal beats Bruins

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Heroic

Your Montreal Canadiens lost 2/3 of their fourth line in the first period.

They took four penalties and blew a 1-0 lead in the third period.

But Peter Budaj was a wall in the Shootout.

And Alex Galcghenyuk beat Tuukka Rask to secure two unlikely and very valuable points.

Shootout decides it

The Shootout:

Bergeron: Easy save

Vanek: Easy save

Iginla: Save

DD: Save

Marchand: Save

Briere: Save

Krejci: Save

Galchenyuk: GOAL!

Parade to the box

The Canadiens took four third-period penalties, and it finally cost them.

Patrice Bergeron deflected Dougie Hamilton's point shot past Peter Budaj: Boston's 27th shot.

On to OT

Amazingly, no goals

The Canadiens wasted a 5-on-3 power play late in the period.

But they were better than in the first.

Peter Budaj made huge saves on Dougie Hamilton and Milan Lucic.

Mike Weaver hit the post on Tuukka Rask.

Boston had an 11-10 shot advantage.

Should be a great third period.

One goal, two losses

Alexei Emelin scored the only goal of the first period when his power-play point shot changed direction off the stick bl;ade of Chris Kelly and beat Tuukka Rask.

The Candiens lost 2/3 of their fourth line on one play:

After rugged Bruins defenceman shoved Dale Weise heavily into the boards, Travis Moen dropped 'em with Miller.

Bad idea.

Moen was knocked woozy and joined Weise in the Canadiens room.

Boston outshot the Canadiens 10-5, and Patrice Bergeron hit the post late in the period.

A biggie in Beantown

The calendar says it is spring, but you wouldn't know it by the frigid temperatures and snow accumulation in Montreal.

The one sure sign of spring, however, is an important hockey game between your Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins.

The Bs – a bona-fide Stanley Cup contender – will be riding a 12-game winning streak when the teams hook up Monday night at the TD Garden.

The Canadiens are pursuing a playoff spot and, ideally, home ice in the first round, which would be the reward for finishing runner-up to Boston in the Atlantic Division.

This is the fourth and final regular-season meeting between the teams. The Canadiens won the first two on goals by Max Pacioretty, but Boston was a 4-1 winner at the Bell Centre on March 12.

For reasons known only to Michel Therrien, the Canadiens' star goaltender will not be facing the NHL's hottest team.

 

2,014 Comments

  1. strunzo says:

    Watched the game on NBC. Pierre Mcguire has obviously renounced his Canadian Citizenship. He constantly praised the Bruins, had very little good to say about any of the Canadiens. He was definitely sucking pond scum. Gord Millar did the play-by-play and when he is on TSN he is as fair and unbiased as can be. Put him on NBC and he “sucks up” to the US Teams. Mike Milbury is a US based team thumper but I can understand that but you Pierre?
    I am in Florida for the winter and I have the NHL Network. Unless it is two Canadian Teams playing, we get the US Feed. The worst are Boston announcers (Bob Errey) Tampa (The Chief whatever his name is an ex goalie) Buffalo, Islanders with Chico Resch, they are completely biased. Sometimes I have to push the mute button. Detroit with Mickey Redmond constantly making fun of French People speaking English, and then they show a clip of Houde of RDS announcing the game and saying how unbiased these French announcers are by being as excited when the opposition scores a goal as when the Home Team Canadians do. Last but not least, Bob Cole tries to he fair but every once in a while, his love the the Leafs shows through.

  2. Ozmodiar says:

    Outstanding PK tonight – Weaver, Markov, Murray, and of course Budaj.

    Gio with 26 minutes?!? Crazy!

    Therrien was asked to comment on Pleks and Gio: Extraordinaire!!

    • jlgib1019 says:

      I almost feel like Gio should be resigned at a reduced rate bc of tonite. Overreaction? probably. But I’d keep him over Briere in a heartbeat

      jr

    • HabsPooch says:

      They were! They carried the whole team tonight up front. Pleks has to be one of the best penalty killers I’ve ever seen and that includes the Tikkanens, Sutters and Carbonneaus I’ve watched…

    • Gallivaninmyhead says:

      Who Knew?Weaver is turning out to be the surprise of the deadline trade.Crushed by Lucic into the boards he comes back next shift and plays one solid game.Small in stature but all heart you can see it.Eclipsed by Vanek,s shining star capturing the attention of the hordes Weaver has quietly gone about playing great defence .Forget about whether we sign a reluctant Vanek I think they should seriously look to signing Weaver.

    • crane says:

      Should be bring over a tough as nails player from Russian league for playoffs,even the head case that played for Nashville last year might help,he. looked pretty good in Olympics for russia

  3. The Jackal says:

    What’s the over/under on adadi’s IQ?

    • PrimeTime says:

      I think you can remove the ‘I’ and be more accurate.

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  4. PrimeTime says:

    Not your night Adadi. Time to ask mommy to tug you in bed

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  5. Butterface says:

    I would have done the same thing…. Price played a bunch of times since returning. We need to bank points…so take the chance with Budaj vs Bruins and make sure Price gets the easier back to back game vs Sabres.

    Elementary.

    Since scratching Turnoveri, I mean Tinordi, we are winning.

    Also who wants to whine about Weaver now ? Again, he is fine.

    I am just worried for our 4th line right now. Two players down. Hope they are okay.

    Doesn’t look like the league will investigate the Lucic spear. But he should be fined for that. Like $2500, it was not right.

    Doubtful they will look at the Miller cross check either.

    The Bruins are so whiny and dirty and the refs were terrible in the third.

    Bruins are a very good team. Hard to knock out of a 7 game series. I hope they choke.

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    • jlgib1019 says:

      Tinordi is a big dude. He is needed. I saw him up close tonight in pregame. They were 2-0 with him before his TO vs Columbus. It happens,even to PK and Markov,many times

      jr

  6. Say Ash says:

    Gutsy win with ten forwards. Even Vanek backchecked ffs!

  7. jlgib1019 says:

    40 yrs of watching hockey,but after being at game,I’m almost ashamed to say I’d give up a point or two to see someone takeout Chara,Lucic or Marchand. I’ve always loved rough hockey,but those guys are cheapshot stick wielders

    jr

  8. PrimeTime says:

    Who made the was the first hit of the game? Which 2 dmen stone walled 2 bruin players? Who played their game plan? Who won?

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  9. jlgib1019 says:

    Just got back from game. I was one who said wtf to Budaj starting,and Weaver in for Tinordi. They were both beyond heroic,as was almost every one on the team.One of the gutsiest win Ive seen from a Hab team.

    jr

  10. Chuck Kept Calm and Carey'd On says:

    Back up over 2000? Good… bring on ALN!

  11. habsgod says:

    GOD is lucic ever dirty …we need a tough guy in this line up next season as parros is done, the guy i want us to sign is john scott he’s a guy that will hand lucic his ass in a fight..but in typical lucic gutlessness he’ll run and hde like he did when we had laraque …scott will ask him to fight and lucic will turn coward like he does
    when all the true heavyweights ask him to go! because he never fights them

  12. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …Your comment is awaiting moderation.

  13. laGrandeTerreur says:

    Are we really more offended by the D word at midnight than by rude, hateful, miserable posters who do nothing but belittle people tell them how dumb they are?
    Sorry to those whose eyes were burned, but you’ll be okay. I find it a little silly to get worked up about. One, because IT’S THE INTERNET – the word is used on TV. Perhaps you’ve been to a hockey game?
    Second, because this guy is a nasty, rude mofo and deserves what anyone says to him.

    • Dunboyne Mike says:

      Just check out the rules (over on the right).
      Also, think about whether or not “at midnight” has any actual meaning on the internet.
      Otherwise, I agree with your summary of that kind of poster.

      • laGrandeTerreur says:

        I know there’s rules, I expected it to be modded out. Maybe their should also be a rule about being a rotten person to everyone for no reason.

        As for the time, though most here are in North America, and on the East, you got me. I still find the abrasive hostility more offensive than any single word, save racial slurs.

    • Adidess says:

      If you don’t understand the language you used in those modded posts were out of bounds on this particular forum, then you won’t be making many ‘friends’ around these parts.

      • laGrandeTerreur says:

        See above. i don’t care if they’re modded. I said it because he deserves it, and the way he acts, maybe it’s true. Either way he should consider a therapist and stop taking his rage out on here on anyone who disagrees with him.

        But if someone is really all up in fits over the d-word, y’know what, I don’t care. To act so outraged is either disingenuous, or demonstrative of someone so uptight that I don’t see myself interested in speaking with them anyway.

        I’m more concerned with how people are treated (nice people) than about my or anyone else’s vocabulary.

        • Adidess says:

          Well, you know what, you keep using whatever vocabulary you want. I thought you were interested in understanding why others felt your language was unacceptable. It wasn’t the word ‘dick’ (see I just used it). It was the sort of immature thought and imagery you chose to use to address a fellow poster you think is rude and annoying. When you reply to a poster, you’re not sending them a persoanl email, you’re in fact talking to everyone else.

          In addition, the way you express yourself in this post here shows clearly that you can make a strong point without having to resort to that sort of language. Cheers!

    • Ozmodiar says:

      > and deserves what anyone says to him.

      D’ya think he cares what you say to him? Ya think it offended him? The thing is, you’re really saying it to everyone. Just sayin’.

      • laGrandeTerreur says:

        if it didn’t offend him, then surely it didn’t offend anyone else. so what’s all the drama? for christ’s sake.

        And clearly, he cares what others say. He’s obsessed with what others say. Especially if it conflicts with what he says.

  14. Lafleurguy says:

    Appears the mods have canned a few dozen posts; we’re below 2,000 again. Some expulsions needed, for this site’s Lucic-type posters.

  15. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …next time I second guess Therrien for playing Weaver, Boullion and Murray …tell Me to Shut The F Up !!! :)

  16. HabinBurlington says:

    Okay let’s try hit this 2,000 posts thing again!

    Thanks Mods, appreciated.

  17. Ozmodiar says:

    Sign both Klitschko brothers, I say.

  18. PrimeTime says:

    Get over it!

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