Liveblog: Game 80 – Canadiens lose an OT thriller to Hawks, Galchenyuk injured


These teams play great games

Andrei Markov scored in Overtime to give the Canadiens a 2-1 win over Chicago at the Bell Centre on Jan. 11.

Almost three months later, the Blackhawks bounced back from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits before Marian Hossa beat Peter Budaj in OT.

Two non-snipers – Dale Weise and Francis Bouillon – scored third-period goals for the Canadiens.

Jeremy Morin and, with 48 seconds on the clock, Marian Hossa, brought the home team back.

Excellent hockey game.

But costly.

Alex Galchenyuk was injured on his second shift and was seen on crutches after the game.

And a bad one ends it

Patrick Sharp's harmless-looking shot eluded Peter Budaj and gave Chicago the win.

Four goals

Scoreless for 47:31 before Dale Weise, of all people, scored the first goal of the game.

Jeremy Morin tied it before Francis Bouillon, of all people, gave the Canadiens the lead.

Marian Hossa tied the game with 48 seconds left.

On to OT

Soccer on ice?

Bayern Munic scored three goals against Manchester United in Champions League action on Wednesday.

That's three more than the Canadiens and Blackhawks have produced in 40 minutes.

That's not a complaint.

It's a terrific game, with skating and excellent goaltending.

Canadiens outshot the Hawks 10-6 in the second period.


Great hockey

Two skating teams combined for 24 shots on goal, 13 by the Canadiens.

Corey Crawford made great saves on Tomas Plekanec and Rene Bourque.

Peter Budaj stopped Marcus Kruger and Duncan Keith.

Alex Galchenyuk played two shifts, too a hit from Andrew Shaw and didn't return.

Long time no Chi

Your Montreal Canadiens have not played at the United Center since Dec. 21, 2011.

Peter Budaj was in goal for that one, too, and he was beaten for five goals on 28 Chicago shots.

Andrei Kostitsyn opened the scoring on a power play less than six minutes into the game. And that was it in a 5-1 loss by a lineup that included AK46, Mike Cammalleri, Petteri Nokelainen, Chris Campoli, Tomas Kaberle,Mike Blunden, Mathieu Darche, Raphael Diaz, Louis Leblanc, Erik Cole and Hal Gill.

There have been a few changes.

And despite the absence of Andrei Markov, Alexei Emelin and Carey Price, the playoffs-bound Canadiens who face the Blackhawks Wednesday night are a better team that that 2011-'12 bunch that would finish last in the Eastern Conference.

Even without Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, the defending Stanley Cup champs are a formidable opponent. Chicago is riding a three-game winning streak and still has a chance to overtake St. Louis and Colorado in the Central Division.


  1. Habbu says:

    Tired old men just couldn’t move……

  2. JohnBellyful says:

    Speaking of Toronto, I think we should spare a moment or two to come up with a candidate for the soon-to-be-vacated coaching position in Leafland.
    (Think of it as HIO’s contribution to achieving parity in the NHL.)
    Clearly, there’s only one criterion of significance in choosing a Leaf coach, in the same way that the coach of the Canadiens must, perforce, be bilingual. In short, judging by the team’s last two choices, Toronto’s coach must be grumpy, snarky, … you get the idea.
    Should Tortorella remain employed after the season, the Leafs’ options are rather limited.
    What sourpusses are out there who can take the helm?

  3. Marc10 says:

    Missed the games but by most accounts is was a good contest. Considering who we had out of uniform, seems like the guys took it to them.

    Hopefully Chucky heals up quick. Will watch the game tonight with the Chicago feed to see just how incompetent their announcers are. Only when you listen to away feeds do you get a true appreciation for the outstanding job the boys and girls at RDS do.

    Pierre Houde is the definition of a true professional. Does what the old school Radio-Can guys used to do. Finds out from the players themselves how to pronounce their names when there’s doubt. I’m sure it will take about 5 mins of listening to the Hawks feed to make the switch back. Betting my house that the Chicago play by play guys screw up Bouillon’s name.

    Can’t wait for the playoffs to start. GHG!

  4. Donkey Hoat says:

    Gotta feel for Budaj; he played an excellent game, only to stumble at the finish line.

  5. JohnBellyful says:

    More talk about the relationship between Therrien and Subban.
    To tell you the truth, I think the coach does have a problem with PK and the only thing I could think of it’s because he’s from Toronto.
    I’m not saying Therrien’s right to be like that, but I can see where he’s coming from.
    If that’s the case, Therrien has shown admirable restraint in his handling of the defenceman.
    And PK, why it’s amazing what he’s been able to accomplish, after such a bad start in life.

  6. JF says:

    Detroit’s loss means we definitely face the Lightning.

  7. DDO_Habs_Fan says:

    Real loser of the night:

    What a crap reporter…guess they can’t find anyone good to cover hockey in Colorado. Habs fans destroying him…LOL.

  8. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …had a 5:45 pm dentist appointment for My Kids and I …left the game late in the second, where They were flying …to Me, We looked fast and determined …put My Habs coach jacket on leaving for the office

    …pleasantly surprised to find the Habs’ Hawks’ game on the overhead TV as I laid in the dentist chair

    …not often I’m reluctant to get out of a dentist’s chair

    …expedited Our drive home to get the last period on the PVR

    …2-1, killed a penalty, 58 seconds left on the clock …and the bloody PVR ends its recording

    …bloody Hell !:(

    …My Son, looks at Me with pity, and asks, “Do You want to know the score ?”

    …58 seconds left, I think to Myself, and in My opinion We out skating them, I say “We won …right ?”, confidently

    …He says it ended in over-time

    …I say “Oh oh…”

  9. 24AW says:

    The Habs played ok, with a little luck could have won.

  10. DipsyDoodler says:

    Columbus win.

    Now Philly, Columbus and Detroit are tied with 91 points.

    Moving. Forward.

  11. JF says:

    Great game. I wish we could play the Blackhawks more often and skip teams like New Jersey. Actually I could skip the Lightning as well. I find games against them boring and frustrating. Looking forward to ALN.

  12. BobbySmithWasClutch says:

    Is Therrien out of his mind saying Habs deserved a better fate/outcome tonight? They blew two leads in the 3rd period and let in a brutal goal in OT. Habs played quite well overall given the circumstances but come on, that’s not how a winner or a coach striving to win the Cup should be talking.

    • Willy the bum says:

      Luck is not on the Habs’ side, but hey nothing really change. It’s a good game to watch, although quite doozy for the first two period but good hockey nonetheless.

  13. frontenac1 says:

    Entertaining exhibition game. The call ups played well. The Real Season is coming up. The Mojo is with us amigos. It will be a great ride. Saludos!

  14. Ton says:

    Getting tired of the PK crap…………MT is here to stay and why not………..I remember as fans idolizing players players because they were hero’s and impact team players……..Flower, Rocket, Gros Bill, Matts Naslund…………………….not average players like PK. I’m glad he’s been pushed down a couple of notches………..PK rock star no more! You win as team!

    • CH Marshall says:

      With all due respect, those players were great and the stuff of legends. But those days are lonnnng gone. We have PK in the here and now. And PK in this league today is a way-above-average player. You should be glad we have him.

  15. FormalWare says:

    Seeing our heroes lose a winnable game always leaves a bad taste in Habs fans’ mouths. Soooo…

    Let’s raise a glass and replace that taste with heady spirits! A toast to Les Boys! Les Boys, who have far surpassed the expectations of the hockey intelligentsia! (Ignorami?) Les Boys, who, with a mere 2 points in their last two games can force the Lightning to win out, to surpass them! Les Boys, whom all in the East fear! (Or ought to!)

    Les Boys!

    WWSD (What Would SubbieDoo?)

  16. DipsyDoodler says:

    Interesting. Pens win in SO on a very lucky goal by Jokinen.

    If Columbus hang on (leading 3-1 in Dallas), they will be tied with Detroit (but ahead on ROW).

    Columbus play Tampa and Florida.

    Detroit play Carolina and St.Louis.

    St.Louis will want to win to get first place in their division (only two points ahead of Colorado right now).

    At this time you have to figure Columbus is a slight favourite, setting up a Detroit – Boston first round match-up.

    Moving. Forward.

    • FormalWare says:

      I don’t think either the Wings or the Jackets have a chance vs. the Bruins. However, I think the Wings could very well take out the Penguins. (The Jackets, not so much.)

      Therefore, I am really hoping Wings get into the first wildcard spot.

      WWSD (What Would SubbieDoo?)

  17. Colombiahabs says:

    Every team you watch seems to have an ex Toronto goaltender on it who is better than he appeared to be in Toronto

  18. DDO_Habs_Fan says:

    Habs put on a great effort. Too bad Budaj let in a “banana”. Habs should have won but you “can’t always get what you want”…like the phone number of the brunette sitting behind MT tonight.

  19. WindsorHab-10 says:

    What a great game. Our boys put up a good fight & deserved the win. Crawford was the difference in this one. Hoping Galchenyuk is going to be ok.

  20. Coach K says:

    A small observation on the two rookie defencemen in the lineup tonight…

    Beaulieu got stronger as the game wore on and adjusted to game speed. I noticed that he got to pucks quickly in his own end thus preventing a lot of unnecessary puck battles along the boards and moved it just as fast, showcasing his elite level decision making.

    Tinordi on the other hand looked like it was just a bit too fast for him; playing a lot of the time at the end of his stick. He was all over the ice at his own blue line and made several ill-advised pinches at the O-zone blueline. He’s not quick enough to get away with that against a fast transition team like Chicago and needs to learn to play within himself against those types of teams. He’ll be fine though once he adjusts.

    Smart call by the coaches to do a head to head comparison of the the two rookies against a very fast transition team in a pre-playoff atmosphere. It should give them a really good handle on what each player can do should they need to call on them during the post season.

    It may turn out that against teams like Chicago, Pittsburgh, Detroit you’d prefer what Beaulieu brings but against big punishing teams like Philly, Boston and pretty much all western teams you might want Tinordi in the lineup.

    Nice to have those options eh?

    —When Hell freezes over, I’ll play hockey there too—

    • CJ says:

      I think that’s a very fair, balanced review. This is one of the slickest, fastest teams in the league. All defenceman acquitted themselves well IMO. Considering Beaulieu was playing his wrong side, I’d say he had a very good game.

      Not trying to take an extra shot at PK, but if someone was to rate the defence tonight, where would PK rank? Top three? Top four? I thought he was good, but he just doesn’t stand out. I don’t think either goal was his fault, but he was on for two against.

      Just my two cents…

      • HabsPooch says:

        He hasn’t stood out for quite some time now…I have no idea what’s up with him? I would have rated him maybe fourth best defenseman tonight…and that might be generous.

        • CJ says:

          I was thinking the same. Fourth best.

          • HabsPooch says:

            I don’t know if I’m just sweeping this under the rug, and maybe in a bit of denial but maybe just maybe there is a big issue behind the scenes with teacher and student between Pk and Therien. I saw Pk jump for joy when they scored the first goal which was great to see but then watching him play out there, it seems his game has been very dull and lethargic at times. I’m not sure? Maybe the playoffs will tell all..

        • Adidess says:

          I suppose you watched the game and didn’t just look at his plus/minus totals in the box score.

          If that is the case, why would you blame Subban on those two goals? Are you saying PK should have the magic power of preventing goals from anywhere in the zone once he steps on the ice, regardless of whether his position or his man are implicated?

          • CJ says:

            Not sure if your question was directed at me. I don’t think either goal was directly PK’s fault. The greater point I was trying to make regarding PK is the fact that’s he’s struggling. We can’t have our cake and eat it too. PK won a Norris during a shortened season in which he played 42 games. If we continually refer to that season as the reason why he’s going to make $8-$9 million a year, should we not place equal stock in this season, a year in which he has struggled over the past 39 games (dating back to the Dallas game). Should this season not be weighted the same as last year? I’m all for PK. I’m likely his biggest fan, however that said, I keep waiting to see him stand out, positively, but I’m not seeing it. Taking my blinders off, I’m not sure I could honestly say he was better than our fourth defenceman tonight. Sadly, this is an extension of an evaluation on PK’s game dating back a number of games.

            Just my two cents…. Cheers, CJ

          • Adidess says:

            CJ, I think it’s pretty clear from the thread that I am responding to HabsPooch’s comments. But it’s fair game to address those words to me, although I don’t remember arguing anywhere that PK was having an equally or more stellar year than last year.

          • CJ says:

            My apologies sir. Hard to follow the thread sometimes. I thank you for sharing. Cheers, CJ

          • HabsPooch says:

            No I think it’s quite clear your comments were aimed at CJ saying Pk was on for two goals against. As for my comments, I watched the game and I would think most viewers would agree Pk has been nothing but very average lately and hardly the same player we’ve seen in the past. Also, I agree with CJ’s take as well…

          • Adidess says:

            Read the thread again and look at the reply angles. I’m replying to your comment to the effect that ranking Subban 4th best D for the Habs tonight is ‘generous’. Surely, you’re referring to the goals that were scored while he was on, otherwise I can’t figure out what you mean.

            If you’re saying you were talking about his level of play this season generally, and not referring to this particular game, then this conversation was a complete waste of time for all of us. There is no question that PK has not played at the level we have come to expect from him at all and that the situation is relatively alarming.

          • HabsPooch says:

            Based on talent and expectations game in game out he was the fourth best defenseman tonight. He absolutely struggles taking and containing his man and was very fortunate on several occasions on not getting called for holding. The goals were not his fault directly, but he was a part of the five man unit that gave up the goals and he didn’t contribute much offensively. One shot on goal doesn’t cut it. I say “generous” because Tinordi, Beaulieu, and Weaver had better games and you could argue it both ways for Bouillon. Gorges I give a pass because of it being his first game back.
            There was support for my ranking as well.

      • frontenac1 says:

        Legends are made in the Playoffs CJ. PK will make history this year. I have no doubt.Enjoy the ride amigo.

        • CJ says:

          It’s the biggest stage, befitting the biggest stars. He has the potential to break out. We need him. We will not win unless he is one of our best players. I haven’t given up on the kid. It’s just the contract dollar amount that scares the heck out of me. Nothing would make me happier than to see PK light it up in the postseason and become that 26:00-30:00 minute a night stud.

      • Coach K says:

        CJ, you’re right…they all played well tonight.

        I don’t think it matters where PK slots in so much. Sometimes it matters more who you are paired with. Pk I thought, had an unremarkable game. But I mean that as a compliment. Too often we gripe about his gaffes but tonight he played within his abilities and didn’t try to be superman. A very tidy game from someone who lately, hasn’t been known for that. A good sign indeed.

        —When Hell freezes over, I’ll play hockey there too—

        • HabsPooch says:

          I respectfully disagree. An unremarkable game from your best defenseman just doesn’t cut it. He’s supposed to be the game breaker, a creative force that makes something out of nothing. That’s PK! That’s any top 2 defenseman. He hasn’t done that in quite some time. We can save the unremarkable games for Gorges and Murray and some of the others who play no more than 15 minutes a game.
          Come playoff time if we have unremarkable games by Pk, then we’re going home very soon.

    • DDO_Habs_Fan says:

      Beaulieu biggest problem is that he is left-handed on a team with too many of them. Interesting to see what happens if the Habs resign Markov.

  21. DipsyDoodler says:

    Pens remind me of the Leafs: totally disorganized but get saved by some very talented attackers. They’re a mess.

    Moving. Forward.

  22. HabinBurlington says:

    If Shanahan goes to Toronto does he bring the Wheel of Justice with him and substitute players names for number of games and spin for trades?

  23. The Jackal says:

    Like Matty said, the idiot brigade is out.
    So Habs lose a game literally out of bad luck. That goal is the definition of a bad bounce. We lose like that after taking it to the Hawks – both team resting/missing key players and playing rookies/depth guys, in a game that is essentially meaningless for both teams, yet we get a great game from both teams, very fun to watch, which unfortunately ends up in a loss, and still we get a bunch of morons calling for Gionta’s head, saying Gorges sucks, and that MT is an idiot. Go cheer for the Leafs ya dinguses!

    Hockey sine stercore tauri.

    • BobbySmithWasClutch says:


    • Adidess says:

      Jackal, I don’t understand the constant need to tell people how exactly they should feel about a loss or a win. Why isn’t it enough for you to express your own opinion and leave it at that? You can provide all the counterpoints you want to an argument you oppose, but the name calling is pretty lame.

      I say this as somebody who often finds himself on the same side of most arguments as you.

      • The Jackal says:

        You’re right, but it really grinds my gears when these kinds of posts happen. I don’t care if someone actually has a legitimate argument/point to make, I’m talking about the inane BS that passes as posts after a loss or rough stretch. I’m not the only poster that feels this way and those kinds of comments sour the usually great atmosphere and good discussion on this site.

        Hockey sine stercore tauri.

  24. Adidess says:

    I posted a similar thought below. Less than a minute left, no Markov, no Emelin, no Price, and Gorges is just back from injury, I fully expected Subban to be on to defend that goal. If I were MT, that would have been my challenge to Subban. It’s time that MT starts challenging Subban in a different way, instead of this constant message-sending decision-making meant to maintain his ‘I don’t trust you with the game on the line’ approach.

    His first couple of years in the league, PK would be trusted in those situations and he would do very well. We’ll do well in the playoffs only if Subban is back to playing a key role and at a high level. Tonight was an opportunity to start giving PK more responsibilities defensively and MT passed on it.

    • twilighthours says:

      How many times do I have to agree with this?

    • Coach K says:

      I completely agree. And it has happened way to many times this season. The problem is if Therien puts him in that situation now and he gets scored then all he’s done is set him up for failure.

      I know some people here will say Therien has got them this far… how can you possibly criticize him? Fair enough but from a player development perspective, I think he’s failed. He should be teaching these kids by putting them in situations where they can fail with out fear of being benched or becoming a “healthy scratch”. He seems instead to have taken a chapter from the Jacques Martin coaching handbook and shown little to no faith in the youth on the team. When they do get to play they play either out of the position that got them drafted in the first place (e.g., Chucky, Eller on the wing) or if they’re a defenceman, they have to adapt and the veteran player gets to play his natural side. You would think that that the experienced vet should be the one who is able to adapt more readily. How the hell does that set the kids up for success at he pro level!!??

      At best, all I can say is its been a huge opportunity wasted.

      I hope I’m wrong.

      —When Hell freezes over, I’ll play hockey there too—

  25. punkster says:

    Weeeee…it’s children’s night on HIO.

    Release the Subbang!!!

  26. JohnBellyful says:

    Don’t know about the rest of you, but I kinda missed the staged fights, the after-whistle scrums, the crowd-pleasing hooks and head checks, the ever enjoyable giveaways, the exchange of nasty bon mots, the pre-Easter parade of penitents to the penalty box.
    I didn’t get near anywhere as much reading done with this game …

    • piper says:

      wait till round 1

    • Colombiahabs says:

      It was a pretty boring game actually outside of the first period and the last 2 minutes or so

      • JohnBellyful says:

        I liked it, actually. The Canadiens held their own and produced a solid effort that went for naught the latter part of the game. Certainly gave me more confidence heading into the playoffs that they might get past the first round.

    • Coach K says:

      Agreed JB! All that skating, hitting, passing, plus the breakaway scoring chances and goaltending…pffft! Who’d pay big money to watch that?

      I want face washes after every whistle, 60 good minutes of hulking bodies grinding the puck up and down the boards, cross checks to the throat in front of the net, spearing to the ‘nads behind the play, coaches whining about diving in the post-game scrums. That’s what we need more of!!

      –When Hell freezes over, I’ll play hockey there too—

      • JohnBellyful says:

        Yeah, there’s no doubt about it, we’ve been spoiled.
        Once in a while two teams will throw up a stinker like that, which you got to expect now and then in an 82-game schedule.
        I’m hopin’ the Canadiens turn it down a notch tomorrow.

  27. DipsyDoodler says:

    Columbus and Detroit in a major battle to avoid Boston.

    Looked good for the jackets until a minute ago.

    Wings play St.Louis on the last day in a game the Blues will want to win to finish first.

    Moving. Forward.

  28. CJ says:

    Well, loss aside, I was very impressed with the effort. Boys came to play. The value of rolling 10 forwards is everyone gets ice time and gets into the game. Bournival had a ton of jump and did not look out of place on any line. I thought White worked hard and Weise was very, very good despite having missed action.

    Chicago is not an easy team to jump in against. Kinda like trying to catch a spot to enter the Double Dutch jump rope. That said, I didn’t think we panicked and seemed to carry the play. We were very good in our own zone. With few exceptions we didn’t run around or seem confused. More often than I’ve seen recently we excited the zone and created offense in transition.

    Funny, not haha funny, but Galley looks better in physical games. Not that he was bad, but I think he’s more effective when the game gets physical.

    Overall, IMO, that was the best our defence has played as a 6 man unit in a few weeks. First goal was a turnover at the blue line, the second goal was on the defence and Budaj, while the third goal was all Budaj. Beaulieu, despite playing the wrong side looked very poised. His skating, and ability to head man the puck is exceptional. That said, the best part of his game is the lack of panick. He slows it down and uses his net as home base very effectively.

    Just some observations from the cheap seats….

  29. Colombiahabs says:

    Red Wings are officially in.. and Colombus seems to be ripping buttox as well

  30. HabsPooch says:

    I loved the pairing of Bournival and White on the penalty kill. I think the one of the great things about the Habs is they can put out about four different penalty kill pairings and be very effective.

  31. habsfan0 says:

    Corey Crawford was the difference in the game.
    If he didn’t make those great stops on a red hot Patches,particularly that save in the last minute of regulation,Habs would have won.
    Still, a pretty good game by the Habs.

  32. piper says:

    Tough one for Boods to give up but poor play by Plek in the far end to turn it over. Boys played a good road game for the most part. Both kids on the back end looked good tonight.

  33. DipsyDoodler says:

    Wings tie it up on a very lucky goal with a minute left.

    Moving. Forward.

  34. BobbySmithWasClutch says:

    Of course we can’t hold a lead when it counts. We’ll be knocked out in the first round of the playoffs. Pretty good effort overall tonight but blew it at the end.

  35. Psycho29 says:

    Ryan Rishaug‏ @TSNRyanRishaug ·2m

    Galchenyuk seen on crutches after the game.

  36. monmick says:

    Stéphane Langdeau stole Bergevin’s shirt…

    ~~~> Mathematically eliminated…

  37. HabsPooch says:

    What did we learn tonight about Beaulieu?….that he should have been up a LONG time ago!! The kid can play. Never mind what he’s done in Hamilton. The kids opens up the ice and brings creativity from the back end. Such an effortless skater and beautiful stride. It’s really too bad Bouillon is still the preferred defenseman over Beaulieu…such a waste!

  38. boing007 says:

    Swatting flies or stopping pucks?

    Richard R

  39. HabinBurlington says:

    All things considered, getting a point in Chicago is pretty good. Team played well. Hopefully Chucky is okay. Also hope White’s hand isn’t too bad.

  40. frontenac1 says:

    Ah sh#t! My Hawks Fan buddy spotted me a goal in regulation. Then I got a boner and went double or nothing for the extra point. Woa is me.

  41. Mattyleg says:

    Okay, I’m outta here, folks, the Idiot Brigade has arrived!

    See yez on the flip-side!

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  42. jmac21 says:

    Maybe we should sit some more guys next game GREAT CALL MIKEY

  43. twilighthours says:

    Great game. Boods stunk it out on the last two goals, but he’s been great all year. That’s the way she goes. I imagine that a win vs NYI will clinch us 2nd. Let’s get it done.

  44. Prop says:

    Budaj batted it into his own net. Not the first or last time that happened to a goalie.


  45. Coach K says:

    You know what’s different with this team since Bergevin took over?

    The pro-level scouting. The amateur scouting under Trevor Timmins and company has been consistently solid but the scouting of pro players in recent history has been brutal. Bergevin’s focus on “character” may sound trite but it seems to lead to high quality pros being scouted and brought to Montreal. Guys like Wiese, Weaver, Murray for example, have all made huge contributions. The quality of their play gives the coaching staff the depth that they never had in the past and provides them with pieces they can slot into and out of the lineup, depending upon who they are playing.

    Nice work by all.

    —When Hell freezes over, I’ll play hockey there too—

  46. nova scotia vees says:

    So with the goalie out your D is weaver and gorges? No PK! Idiot coach.

  47. UKRAINIANhab says:

    Looking forward to ALN!

  48. Gotta put those away with 1 minute left, but yeah, good game, shitty OT goal lost coverage, but Boods played well.

    I’m speechless! 20 years and counting…

  49. monmick says:

    Ça finit en queue de poisson…

    ~~~> Mathematically eliminated…

  50. The Teacher says:

    No birtchfest please. We lost cuz of a very bad overtime goal. Lol.

    On the bright side. We have to figure out if we resign either Murray or weaver for next year. Beaulieu and tinordi both should start with the big club next year

  51. The Jackal says:

    Well that was a great game anyway, and the Hawks never had a lead until they “scored” that lucky OT goal. Not a great way to lose but we matched up well against them and that’s a good sign.

    Hockey sine stercore tauri.

  52. UKRAINIANhab says:

    Fun game. No one should get any blame

  53. db says:

    first time CHI wins in OT all season..

  54. Danno says:

    As long as Chucky is OK I’m happy with the single point


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  55. smiley says:

    Budaj. So good. But so bad.

  56. Adidess says:

    Budaj imploded there. Don’t blame him on the equalizer, but that winner is a problem.

    So close to a win, it’s a shame!

  57. punkster says:

    Too bad, tipped in in his own net…

    Great game by all…no scapegoats required…these guys are playing very well.

    Release the Subbang!!!

  58. twilighthours says:

    Are you saying “boo” or “Booo-dye”?

  59. duffy says:

    Budaj into his own net !

  60. UKRAINIANhab says:

    :(. Owel didnt matter really. Cya guys!!!!

  61. Mattyleg says:

    That’s a shame.
    Had it in the bag.
    Kind of.

    Great game, though.
    Looking forward to the playoffs if they are going to look anything like that!!

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  62. smiler2729 says:

    Stupid bouncing puck… other than that, Budaj was great tonight
    Jack Edwards is a clam.
    Gary Bettman is a bobblehead.
    The “CH” in CHOKE stands for Toronto Maple Leafs.

  63. Habbu says:

    Back to earth….oh well

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