Miracle on Ice?

With Alexander Ovechkin loafing, Tomas Plekanec wins the game.

How’s José Theodore feeling about that?



  1. Rudy says:

    I mean a positive one to put up to the glass during their warm up.

  2. jbroderi says:

    f*CK You Ovechkin

    Go Habs Go!!


    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  3. TOEmastro says:

    Got any shoe polish?

  4. TOEmastro says:

    Habs in 3…2….1! GO!!!

  5. Rudy says:

    I need a sign for the warm up tonight to encourage the Habs, any suggestions?

  6. Danno says:

    What about Sergei and Andrei Kos***syn?


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  7. ShangaDoo says:

    Definitley not ;D, it’s just another fact we can rub in the face of a Leafs fan.

    I am surrounded by Leafs fan and the way they belittle the Habs like they’re any better is annoying.

  8. cautiousoptimist says:

    Me too, but hoping never got me anything, so I’m gonna go out on a limb and say I know we’re gonna win tonight. : )

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  9. Big Ted says:

    Bruce Boudreau seems like he was one of those kids who whined about everything and ran to tell the teacher every time something bad happened. That guy complains about everything. At least when Brian Burke complains, it’s funny. Boudreau just comes off as being sore. If he can’t stand a little heat, he’s in the wrong profession. That’s why I’ve said over and over that a strong performance in the first game might really rattle Washington up. They don’t have thick skin at all.

  10. Habscore says:

    Geez! Probably worse than my 30-page paper on the Sunni-Shia conflict in Iraq.

  11. captaink4life says:

    Habs in 3


    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  12. g says:

    i hpe your right

    “Long before I ever wore the jersey, I wore the jersey.” Dryden

  13. TOEmastro says:

    anyone else thing it’s sad that we get 10 new players, and blow up the team and STILL make the playoffs while the leafs haven’t been there in 5 years?

  14. TOEmastro says:

    Exercis physiology and neurophysiological basis of movement, BOO!!!

    (no multiple choice)

  15. king ddd says:

    a bit off topic here but i was reading this thing on the upcomiing world championship. apprently canada is sending a  young group this year names included( stamkos, tavres, ott, neal, beauchemain, perry, whitney & hell even eberle) i was just wondering why does nathan horton nor stephen weiss ever get considerations to these kinds of events.. i mean its not like they arent good hockey players


    .::moen for captain::.

  16. avatar_58 says:

    Good it will make firing the coach much easier when he lets us lose by not trying a goalie swap

  17. habsoul says:

    Although the odds are long, I am much more hopeful about this years opening series than last season’s disastrous tilt against the Bruins. With the Habs best defender (Markov) and scorer (Lang) out, Montreal could offer Boston little more than token resistance. And who knows what Gainey was thinking by not giving Halak a single start even though Price was flailing in the nets.

    This time around everyone except Metropolit and Mara is healthy and there is at least potential for success. The two advantages that Montreal has are the PK and goaltending. If they can also convert on the PP, the games will be close.

    Regardless of what happens, my expectations are under control and I’m looking forward to some top-notch hockey. 

    GO HABS!!!

  18. yukonhab says:


    ITs good to be finally here…Playoffs!

    GO HABS GO!!!

    I’m behind you…

  19. cautiousoptimist says:

    Fearless Game 1 prediction: both teams come out with a ton of energy. Montreal scores first, ten minutes in, and doesn’t relinquish the lead in spite of some WAS golas off defensive lapses and a hairy last five minutes in the 3rd.  Halak stands on his head.  Moen turns into a wrecking ball, Gill fights, and our D hits like we’ve rarely seen this year.  For the first time in years, we’ve got a bunch of guys who understand that the playoffs are to the regular season what U.S Open tennis is to whiffleball — and Washington doesn’t.  This is gonna be a helluva lot more interesting than most people think.

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  20. cautiousoptimist says:

    You know what, this is when Gainey’s pick-ups are going to bear fruit — he went out and got proven clutch guys, heart guys, character guys that will chew through steel to win.  Guys like Gionta and Moen that we didn’t have last year.  Guys like Gomez and Cammy who can elevate their games to something really truly special when it’s needed.  Gill too was born to play the PK against a team like Washington.  A healthy Mara also factored into the plans, a vocal grizzled vet who’d sooner drink molten lava than go down without a fight.  Character guys, identity guys, joining a team that sorely lacked both those things.  Last year, we weren’t nearly as good as everyone thought.  This year, we’re a far better team than anyone gives us credit for.

    The hell with the pundits and their predictions (sorry Boone).  We’ve got at least as much shot at Washington as Colorado did against the might Sharks last night.  I’d say more.

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  21. captaink4life says:



    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  22. cautiousoptimist says:


    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  23. PattyBoy31 says:

    Mighty Ducks style! I like this

  24. captaink4life says:

    A goalie that’s an offensive threat…. I like it!!!!


    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  25. Habscore says:

    LOL! I’m having too much caffeine these days and not enough sleep (papers, papers, papers!!), I feel like I’m hallucinating 8-\

  26. andrewberkshire says:

    Not laughing, just happy I don’t have to do Calc. As for divorce, not worried.

  27. captaink4life says:

    What if Halak gets injured….


    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  28. captaink4life says:


    I like the way you think (because I have tickets to Game 6)!!! 


    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  29. captaink4life says:

    ya triple integrals with polar coordinates are the devil!!!


    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  30. JIMVINNY says:

    Unreal, huh?

  31. Tis Himself says:

    Don’t laugh! You will if you ever get divorced!

  32. Jordio-oh says:

    ugh. International Relations papers. i do not miss them.

  33. TOEmastro says:

    go habs go! 16 and oh!


    (I gotta stop smoking before exams)

  34. Exit716 says:

    Actually, I won’t.

    I’ll wait until after the season.

    This series will probably be the high point of the Gainey rebuild.


  35. AH says:

    As we saw last night, things are a lot tighter in this league than many may think. On paper the Habs should get blown out…but…..

    Wiil they win? highly unlikely, but possible. If they don’t win, all I hope is that they at least show up, COMPETE, and don’t roll over! Play hard, play tough, play big, and leave it all on the ice!, and if the CAPS win at least let them know they were in a frickin battle!

    GO HABS GO!!!!!

  36. Hockey Socks says:

    the habs better win so that I go into tomorrow’s accounting exam with positive energy

  37. patrice brisebois says:

    He also can’t be flushed.

  38. cautiousoptimist says:

    You know there’s somthing wrong with the filtering system here when you can’t even mention the great Dick Irvin, but you can type Rejean Houle and Mario Tremblay as much as you like.

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  39. andrewberkshire says:

    I’m so glad that I haven’t needed to take math since highschool!!

  40. ooder says:

    haha lol… aa man.. 


    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  41. yathehabsrule says:

    So the Habs come out and light up Theodore, shutting the Capitals down to just 20 shots.

    Of those 20, on over 15 of them we see Halak stand on his head.

    Habs win 5-1 and Martin channels Dick Irvin to motivate his squad to a six-game upset.

    And still…..Exit716 will blast the incompetence of Habs management all the way down to Frank Selke.


    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  42. jimhasbeen says:

    or long drawn out:


  43. jimhasbeen says:

    i thought of a good chant for the home games:


    (get it? its biblical)

  44. jimhasbeen says:

    lets get 2000 posts today!!!!!!!

  45. zozotheclown says:

    I feel the same way, but the rectal bleeding is due to deformable solids

    Sry for the imagery, go habs go!

  46. ooder says:

    freaking sucked man.. so many long integrals i’m bound to have screwed ups ome of them..

    as well as the cylindrical and spherical coordiantes… 

    i’m in freakin software engineering i don’t even need it lol


    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  47. Smiss says:

    Open Door Theodore?

  48. captaink4life says:

    ahh ok 

    did that one already haha


    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  49. ooder says:

    sort of like cal 3 but from hell. 

    in concordia it’s engr 233 (applied advanced cal)


    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  50. jbroderi says:

    lets have fun with this..  If we lose, big deal.  We didn’t sit in the cellar year after year, draft in the top 5, then trade jagr and get a bunch of picks.  I just hope the Habs put in the effort we have seen glimpses of this year and then it will take care of itself. 

    One thing I hate is when you watch the previews, they won’t say anything about “the habs have to do this or that”  they just say “caps are too big and strong, not even close” 

    that may be true, but for god’s sake, Montreal was closing in on 3rd in the conference before they hit a bit of a rough patch.  If the habs had one the last 2 games 4 to 1 but still played washington, what would the experts say then. 

    I think the issue with the Habs this year is that they are a bit of an unknown.  How will they come out, will they follow the system?  Maybe, maybe not.  I just hope they play well, get lead by the guys with cup rings, and get good goaltending.  If they do all thoses things and still lose, I’ll hold my head high anyway.

    GO HABS GO!!!


    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  51. yathehabsrule says:

    Habs in six.


    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  52. avatar_58 says:

    Of course I saw the teams outworked and out-muscled….something the habs usually don’t do

  53. Habscore says:

    CKAC radio guy and a group of guys at l’Oratoire for some prayers..lol


  54. Big Ted says:

    Phoenix has home ice but to me they are no question the underdog when you look at the team they’re playing. It says nothing about how good a season they had, only that the team they’re playing has been the most dominant team in hockey over the past ten or so years, that they have been to the finals the past two, and that they have a lot more collective playoff experience than the Coyotes.  On the one hand, Washington may be more ready for the Habs after having seen other top seeds lose the opener, but on the other maybe there will be more doubt in their heads about their own chances. The Habs need to take the game to the Caps tonight, if anything, last night’s games show that it is possible to knock off anyone.

  55. jimhasbeen says:

    we’re all gonna get laid!!!

  56. t1tan5 says:

    AdCal is cal 4. Come on, get with the program!

  57. vin23 says:

    Make us dream!!!

  58. jbroderi says:

    I never got raped by calculus.  I knew the outcome before I started the course so I just kept quiet, bent over, and took it.


    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  59. TOEmastro says:

    said it before , Say it again, EXCI phys, downtown, 9am…nuff said

  60. Jbell10 says:


  61. jbroderi says:




    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  62. captaink4life says:

    urghhhh sorry to hear that :(

    cal 3?? 

    I have a dynamics final tomorrow at 2 :S


    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  63. makka83 says:

    you can’t rape the willing!

  64. bigjack says:

    Great Photoshop Job! But why did you leave Jacques’ real ears in the picture….oh wait…

  65. Habscore says:

    LMAO! This pic just made me spills my cappuccino! Nice

    JM better be our saviour for Christ’s sake!

  66. nick says:

    Even when Markov was gone…

  67. Will Longlade says:

    Turtleneck power!

  68. ooder says:

    got raped by my advanced cal final..

    the habs better win.. i need some cheering up


    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  69. B says:

    Montreal did alright against Washington during the regular season with Ovechkin in the lineup.

  70. TOEmastro says:

    THE GOAILE!!!!!!

  71. jbroderi says:

    what do you think the chances are of Ovie getting so worked up before the game that in the first period he does something really dumb and dirty and gets tossed?   One can only hope


    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  72. jbroderi says:


    Smurf Power!!!



    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  73. Lap4Cap says:

    Something to do with Jose Three-or-More?


    Hello, I’m Jordan and I hate Julie…

  74. Big Ted says:

    Finally got ‘em for something and i didn’t see it (aka wasn’t obvious, maybe on replay)… Theo was 100% definitely out of the allowed area for a goalie when he covered that puck. He slid into it whith the puck in his catching glove. Should have been an automatic penalty. Only goalie I’ve seen called for that all year is Price (x2).

  75. Matt_in_TO says:

    Easy on the mustard there no way Jose


    - I Hab Faith

  76. Bryan says:

    This game is a lot less stressful when you have no expectations.


    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  77. topher5468 says:

    Theo is finally in the game, he’s our only chance right now

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

  78. topher5468 says:

    were getting so lucky right now

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

  79. Bryan says:



    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  80. TOEmastro says:

    oh fakk

  81. Mr.Hazard says:

    Coaching advantage my eye, Demers!

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  82. Danno says:



    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  83. showey47 says:

    the caps only have 5 shots this period,their arms must still be tired from the 1st period.

  84. coachdoug says:

    Too many men in the playoffs WTF!!!!

    “Save us Turtleneck Man…We need you now more than ever!”

  85. JIMVINNY says:

    As if things could get worse….


    Come on Halak, control those rebounds!!!!

  86. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  87. zozotheclown says:

    Dumbest penalty at a terrible moment, just handing them momentum

  88. Willy the bum says:

    Jeez, too many men?!!!  Why????

  89. SeriousFan09 says:

    Great, Too Many Men? Nothing like the expertise of a Veteran Coach…


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  90. Matt_in_TO says:

    Good job on the PK


    - I Hab Faith

  91. showey47 says:

    these are the penalties that usually kill you,along with shooting the puck over the glass.

  92. Chuck says:

    Thank goodness that the Caps have gotten good at missing the net.


    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  93. TOEmastro says:

    c’mon guys! just hold on to the point….wait

  94. MikeMcLaren says:

    Too many men?  That’s the first time I’ve seen the Canadiens take *that* penalty this year! <rolling eyes>


  95. HardHabits says:

    Gomez was awesome on that PK.

  96. andrewberkshire says:

    Great penalty killing!

  97. andrewberkshire says:

    I’m still confused how you can get a too many men penalty if you’re not in possession of the puck, or making a play on the puck.

  98. HardHabits says:

    The Wizards played last night.

  99. J. Ambrose says:

    He’s not responsible for the defensive line changes, and that’s who screwed up.

  100. topher5468 says:

    Wash could pull thir goalie and it wouldn’t hurt them right now

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

  101. TOEmastro says:

    how soft is the ice? that bounced like it was on cement

  102. Habhopeful says:

    That is the second time a puck has rolled over Halak and it “magically” bounces in a different direction./..Ghost Whisperer?


    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  103. JIMVINNY says:

    Great shift for the fourth line.

  104. Y says:

    And that’s all she wrote!

  105. Mr. Higgins says:

    BOONE: “Caps looking slow and tired”

    Why? ’cause they haven’t played as many ot as habs

  106. topher5468 says:

    No excuse for Pouliot on that turn over. Ice it if you have to, Im falling out of love with this guy, quickly

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

  107. thirdstone says:

    Such good hockey.

  108. smiler2729 says:

    And not too many here are either

  109. andrewberkshire says:

    The saddest thing is that Leonsis isn’t quite as whiney as the average Caps fan.

  110. sidhu says:

    How there was no penalty shot or tripping call on the Gio play is beyond me.  That was a clear cut call.  Green got NO PUCK, ONLY BODY!

  111. linp says:

    Pouliot is so bad defensively. Not only he made a lazy play on the board, he didn’t back check after he lost the puck.

  112. Jbird says:

    Those are the ugliest Ice Girls ever.

  113. smiler2729 says:

    You’re still not a real fan, dude.  You trash the team with every post and now that they win a big one, you show some kind of unwritten love toward the team???? Ain’t buying your crap…

  114. habaholic68NJ says:

    Not done yet.  Believe

  115. HardHabits says:

    WTF?!?!?! Did some Russian mobster bet on the Habs tonight?

  116. Bryan says:



    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  117. Keith says:

    Ha! Let them sweat it for once!

  118. PrimeTime says:

    No punishment in rocking your kid to sleep.


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  119. andrewberkshire says:


  120. Top Corner says:


  121. showey47 says:

    sweet goal woohoo

  122. SeriousFan09 says:

    Final Score: Bulldogs win 2-0 over the Manitoba Moose to open their playoff series with them.

    Cedrick Desjardins records a 21-save shutout for his first AHL playoff game and is setting himself up to be the next contestant on Who Wants To be a Starting Goalie in Montreal?



    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  123. Top Corner says:


  124. Bryan says:

    This ice is terrible!


    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  125. idle says:

    Don’t start with this reffing bullshit already.  There is no conspiracy against the Habs!I


    t’s a MAB MAB world.

  126. JIMVINNY says:

    WHAT A GOAL!!!!

  127. habsfanmandy says:

    Bulldogs update?

  128. Propwash says:



    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  129. Habscore says:

    No matter what happens, I loved how our boys played tonight!

    I saw determination!

  130. Shublips says:

    Amazing win by the Habs but they’ll need to be better if they want to win the series.  They can’t give up 19 shots in the first and expect to keep coming out with a 1-1- tie.

    Montreal-Washington: Plekanec’s OT Winner Draws First Blood for Habs:

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  131. PrimeTime says:

    what you say naysayers??


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  132. PrimeTime says:

    Love you too, Buddy! KMA


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  133. zozotheclown says:

    HOLY HON candidate!

  134. dpthehabsfan says:

    Now this is the way the game is supposed to be played. No systems, no marginal penalties, just go.

  135. Chuck Chuck Goose says:


    Scotty was perfect

  136. habsfanmandy says:

    haha lol thanks for the update

  137. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    this is true must be alot of people tring to get on the wagon tonite, and I did say mtl in 7 cause you need to defend and the caps can’t

  138. SeriousFan09 says:

    That’s why Bob brought those two in.


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  139. showey47 says:


  140. Willy the bum says:


  141. Propwash says:



    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  142. punkster says:

    Beauty Mike. Funny how good things happen after a Habs win.

  143. topher5468 says:

    Its not over guys. Some posters are pathetic

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

  144. Habhopeful says:



    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  145. habsfanmandy says:


  146. andrewberkshire says:


  147. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    DANS LE BUT!! SCOTT GOMEZ. Heck Scott F. Gomez for the Caps.

  148. crabvader says:


  149. Mr.Hazard says:


    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  150. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  151. Danno says:

    Gomer Pyle O’Money earning his pay tonight!


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  152. zozotheclown says:

    Jagr who? Tomas what?


  153. coachdoug says:

    Gomer!!!!!!! Highlight reel….earning the big money

    “Save us Turtleneck Man…We need you now more than ever!”

  154. Xtrahabsfan says:


  155. Xtrahabsfan says:

    MAKES UP FOR THE LAST GOAL…nice!!!!!!!!!!!

  156. J. Ambrose says:

    YES! Take that, you haters!

  157. JD_ says:


    Keep it up.

  158. habsfanmandy says:



  159. Carley says:
    would love to read more from you on this
  160. K-hab25 says:

    What an F’ING play from Gomez baby!!!!! Hell Yea!!!!!

  161. Big Bird says:

    Guess he’s not playing like a little girl anymore, eh?

  162. habsfanmandy says:

    Ghost to the Rescue!

  163. Mr.Hazard says:


    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  164. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  165. SeriousFan09 says:



    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  166. topher5468 says:


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

  167. PrimeTime says:

    PLEKY BACKS IT UP!!!!!!!!!






    what a fckn game!!!!!!!!!Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  168. andrewberkshire says:

    And then he made a play that lead to a goal.

  169. krob1000 says:


  170. Willy the bum says:

    Not one Habs fan in the crowd, but man the crowd is lame…

  171. zozotheclown says:

    huge save, cant let them take the momentum back

  172. Chuck says:




    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  173. Bryan says:

    Damnit Jose!


    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  174. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    Mike green’s form of defence is to knock of the net !!!! other than that he’s crap on D
    ”Playing goal is like being shot at.” – Jacques Plante

  175. Hockey Socks says:

    Little girl? I think not.

  176. Mr.Hazard says:


    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  177. tony d says:

    beauty! Gomez!!!! bye the way, anybody playing the Maguire ‘Time and Space’ drinking game?

  178. danedmunds says:

    theodore blows

  179. showey47 says:

    moore saves a sure goal

  180. HNS says:

    OH, MY, GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  181. badbalance says:

    So far so good! Let’s Hope this new trend continues tomorrow.

  182. brothervoodoo says:

    Too bad Theo couldn’t pull a Patrick Roy there…

  183. SeriousFan09 says:

    I don’t know, the Tinfoil hat brigade in Detroit’s probably going to be pretty active during the Coyotes series.


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  184. MikeMcLaren says:

    TOMAS JAGR!!!!!!


  185. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    I don’t care, he’s STILL not Miller or Brodeur…..

  186. TOEmastro says:

    8 million dollar goal?

  187. Top Corner says:


  188. JIMVINNY says:

    I like Angry Pouliot.  He plays better than bored Pouliot.

  189. Aerobiz says:


    “The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.”- Randy Pausch

  190. PrimeTime says:

    Nice pressure.

    Any of you notice the game is 1/2 over, we are playing the #1 team, in their building, and the score is 1-1?? I’ll take it.


    in the leagueBipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  191. Habscore says:


  192. Chorske says:

    Un believable

  193. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Aah Theodore..

  194. rut1212 says:

    Puck possession: All you ask for from the 4th line.

  195. Matt_in_TO says:



    - I Hab Faith

  196. J. Ambrose says:

    And what a save, you failed to add.

  197. K-hab25 says:

    Yeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssss !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  198. topher5468 says:

    F U Jose, Your not that good

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

  199. TOEmastro says:

    all shots are up high now

  200. joe-hab-nuno says:

    Jagr who?

  201. zozotheclown says:

    TSN just had an orgasm all over Theodore

  202. tony d says:

    Cammy can never clear the puck out of our zone….man!!

  203. Jbird says:

    Take that!  Lets just say we are in the Series.  And no that was not Miller or Brodeour.

  204. coachdoug says:

    The CAPS own us like a “beatch”… Finally some chances on Theo…Plek needs to sink those, there won’t be a lot of scoring chances tonight…

    “Save us Turtleneck Man…We need you now more than ever!”

  205. Bryan says:

    Fuck… Moen…


    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  206. HardHabits says:

    Captain Plecky!!

  207. J. Ambrose says:

    How good is Markov?! One of those players capable of taking over the play. Amazing.

  208. TOEmastro says:

    moen you knob!

  209. king ddd says:

    pleks u fool! this why u shouldnt trash talk.. look what u did u pissed theo off and he robbed u!:P


    .::moen for captain::.

  210. PrimeTime says:



    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  211. Danno says:

    Okay. Time for us to score a garbage goal. A nice greasy one.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  212. showey47 says:

    bullshit,they let chimera get away with the same thing in the first period.

  213. linp says:

    Now they know who is Plekanec.  Ha Ha!!!

  214. Matt_in_TO says:

    Agreed.  I hate places where hockey is just a fad.


    - I Hab Faith

  215. JIMVINNY says:

    They are F’ing us.  That’s a horseshit call.

  216. Rugger says:

    F’N Beatiful!!!!!!!!!!!

  217. Willy the bum says:

    THEO!!! AGGHHH!!!  You’re d*mn lucky.

  218. coachdoug says:

    Moen…what was he thinking

    “Save us Turtleneck Man…We need you now more than ever!”

  219. eagle says:

    ya it happened to me too. was so weird i thought it was just me since my friend could access the site fine.

  220. SeriousFan09 says:

    Since when did Theodore start playing in big games?


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  221. andrewberkshire says:

    Seems like the refs are just hanging around waiting for an excuse to call one against Montreal.

  222. topher5468 says:

    Ouch, I was thinking that too

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

  223. Keith says:

     That’s BULLSHIT!!!!


  224. _koopy_ says:


  225. SomersetVII says:

    tell me about it, he better make those saves or wasington doesn’t have a shot i hell

  226. tony d says:


  227. Keith says:










    GO HABS GO!!!






  228. Danno says:

    Self-induced, no doubt.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  229. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    What the heck?!

  230. coachdoug says:

    ALL HAIL THE TURTLENECK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BOW DOWN JOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “Save us Turtleneck Man…We need you now more than ever!”

  231. JD_ says:

    Don’t think Gord Miller got that excited when Eberle tied the Russia game with 5 secs to go.

    Does he have Theo in his pool?

  232. zozotheclown says:

    Some BS decisions today, charging, boarding, not good

  233. topher5468 says:

    Rocked the RED. 

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

  234. andrewberkshire says:

    Haha Boone, you’re blaming AK46 for everything.

  235. Danno says:



    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  236. Habscore says:


  237. Xtrahabsfan says:


  238. ShangaDoo says:

    Tomas Jagr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  239. SeriousFan09 says:

    Two minutes for playing hockey Moen!


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  240. C-Dawg says:

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Eat that Theo!

  241. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    is that Laps out with Cammy?

  242. HardHabits says:

    Trash talker scores!!!

  243. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Nice work Habs! Keep it up!

  244. TOEmastro says:

    Moen’s face looks pretty good. Plasic surgeon did a hellof a job

  245. PrimeTime says:

    Good call McMouth!!


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  246. NLhabsfan says:

    The refs are stretching that one…Pitiful.!!!

  247. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Spacek continues to own Ovie

  248. PrimeTime says:


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  249. SeriousFan09 says:

    Pouliot seems to get progressively better this game each time he serves time in the box, two more minors and I figure he’ll put up a hat trick.


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  250. Willy the bum says:

    Not holding?  F you refs!!!

  251. TheMock780 says:

    Tomas Jagr….er I mean Pleks with the winner!

  252. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Haha, I find I’ve been doing that a lot myself

  253. Habhopeful says:

    theres the new head shot rule or ya!

    Edit: Back pressure


    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  254. Willy the bum says:

    Tomas who, José?  PLEKANEC, B*TCH!!!

  255. saskhabfan says:

    Yeah there could never be any conspiracy or corruption in the nhl. I’m sure fans of the nfl,mlb,nba,ncaa basketball,europeon soccer, pro boxing,both summer and winter olympics all thought the same thing also. Guess who was running the nba when it’s officials were nailed? Bettman

    Leafstv “telling their fans they deserve to win for over 40 years”

  256. Keith says:

    Cammy is on FIRE!!!

  257. Top Corner says:


  258. jimhasbeen says:


  259. SeriousFan09 says:

    Because it would make sense, but since the NHL is desperate for any way to get a real TV contract they’re sacrificing player safety for highlight reels with races for the puck.


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  260. Mr. Higgins says:

    heart pounding!

    that’s it… the OT of 93 is back

  261. Habhopeful says:

    Cammalleri our gamebreaker! dominating out there! ad JM using him right

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!”

    ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  262. TOEmastro says:

    I like it Halak

  263. Chuck says:

    Hahaha… stupid, angry Caps fan on the screen  :)


    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  264. brothervoodoo says:

    YEAHHH COME ON HABSS!!! loving this periodddddddd

  265. Bryan says:

    No, the new headshot rule just allows for suspensions after the game.  They didn’t add a penalty.


    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  266. PrimeTime says:

    What’s that Timo and Company??



    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  267. TOEmastro says:

    best 6 minutes in a LONG while

  268. Matt_in_TO says:

    Shit, I think I just woke up my street!




    - I Hab Faith

  269. Matt_in_TO says:

    I think I’m starting to understand JM’s plan here.  Never doubt the system.


    - I Hab Faith

  270. tony d says:


  271. showey47 says:

    I think i just woke up the entire neighbourhood,lol.

  272. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Caps ‘ D is weak Habs! – Keep it up!

  273. habsperspective says:


  274. HNS says:

    Some stupid caps fans waiting for another period………..LOL

  275. SmartDog says:

    Cammallerri is a WARRIOR.

    Gomez is a bumbling clown.

    Not signing or trading Pleks = yet another missed opportunity.

  276. Habscore says:

    The Halak is Marvelous!!!!!!!!

    muaahh muaah muahhhhhhhh

  277. habaholic68NJ says:

    YEESSSSS.  Believe the power of turtle neck

  278. danedmunds says:

    man if they could just get a quality shot

  279. topher5468 says:

    Hey, didn’t some hit georges just like that in the first period, on an Icing

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

  280. Puck Bard says:

    Really proud.

    “arrest this girl, her hitler hairdo, is making me feel ill”

  281. Harani says:

    Who just let the Habs out?

    “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

  282. SeriousFan09 says:

    Bulldogs still have a 1-0 lead on the Moose and are basically even on shots, their PK has gone 5-for-5 but their PP is 0 for 5 as well.


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  283. joe-hab-nuno says:

    we are possesed

  284. danedmunds says:

    and a missed high stick…. such bullshiz

  285. Chorske says:

    I cannot believe what just happened.

  286. zozotheclown says:

    Amazing 2 shifts, Spatch on Ovy was sick too

  287. TOEmastro says:

    How about a limbo competition for overtime? Gill can take a break

  288. Top Corner says:







  289. JIMVINNY says:

    What a sequence!!!!  That’s right, F**kers, we can play with you!!!!

  290. Big Ted says:

    That call on Moen was disgusting. Listen to the play and you’ll hear the whistle is AFTER the hit, and by a good 1-2 seconds. With his back to the play there is no way Moen can know it hasn’t been waved off. Linesman screwed up and then called the Habs for his laziness. Absolutely disgusting. Then they call nothing when Gomez is hooked around the throat on the PK. Disgusting.

  291. Mr.Hazard says:


    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  292. Mr.Hazard says:

    NICE! Awesome pressure. Caps disappeared all of a sudden.

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  293. joeybarrie says:

    We need a goal here.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  294. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  295. HardHabits says:

    I don’t know about you guys (and gals) but I am on the edge of my seat.

  296. danedmunds says:

    found a habs fan in the crowd!

  297. habsfanmandy says:

    Typical Theo goal HABS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Decibel level in the room hurt my ears!!!!!

    JM animated! OMG

  298. SomersetVII says:

    couldn’t be prouder of that team for te effort in this game

  299. Danno says:

    It’s all because I put on my lucky Habs shirt!

    Sexy Plexy the Turtleneck man rules!

    Lord Stanley, we’re coming to claim your cup!




    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  300. Danno says:

    OkaY Habs. Time to get the dagger out.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  301. TOEmastro says:

    so did the crack kick in or what?

  302. Habhopeful says:

    There definatley sensitive to any type of plays like the moen hit, theyll call a penalty


    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  303. K-hab25 says:

    I’m so freakin happy or drunk, or both. GO HABS GO!!!!!! GO HABS GO!!!!! GO HABS GO!!!! GO HABS GO!!! GO HABS GO!!

  304. andrewberkshire says:

    Unreal sequence there!!! 

  305. SeriousFan09 says:

    No RH shots anywhere on our D is really hurting us.


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  306. Xtrahabsfan says:


  307. crabvader says:

    THIS is what we get when our 2 first lines wake up! Just a matter of time before we pot a couple!

  308. danedmunds says:

    so sick of mcguire telling us everytime ovechkin steps on the ice…… who cares

  309. J. Ambrose says:

    Wow!!! We need Jaro BIG now. There’ll be push-back. But if we weather that, the Caps may deflate. Go Habs. Keep hitting their D.

  310. Keith says:

    Hate using a timeout for this.

  311. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Shots are 10-6 Habs this period – Go Habs Go, keep up the hard work.

  312. SeriousFan09 says:

    It’s the All-Michel hour on L’Antichambre!


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  313. Keith says:

    Starting to play great now. Speed is shining through now.

  314. andrewberkshire says:

    Where was this Jacques Martin during the season? Some smart coaching tonight.

  315. Gus says:

    Wow… just wow.

  316. topher5468 says:

    Its like all of a sudden where in this thing, I iike it. Now Efin Burry it

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

  317. coachdoug says:

    JM just realized he can call a timeout…

    “Save us Turtleneck Man…We need you now more than ever!”

  318. HardHabits says:

    Amazing news. ROFL over the game show reference. :)

  319. SmartDog says:

    HAbs are on FIRE!!

    Gomez, stop making STUPID passes.

    Not signing or trading Pleks = yet another missed opportunity.

  320. Big Ted says:

    Reffing was decent up until that Moen call. Still reeling. Disgraceful.

  321. Danno says:


    It’s all because I put on my lucky Habs shirt!

    Sexy Plexy the
    Turtleneck man rules!

    Lord Stanley, we’re coming to claim your




    “Hey Richard, two minutes for
    looking so good!”

  322. colling says:
    subscribed to your blog when is the next post
  323. thepriceiswrong says:


    If we drop the series at least let all the games be this exciting!

  324. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    I thought Poulio(t) had speed?
    ”Playing goal is like being shot at.” – Jacques Plante

  325. king ddd says:

    take that cave man &cie!


    .::moen for captain::.

  326. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Yes Habs! Get in front of Theo’s face!

  327. Habscore says:

    Yea and with gionta… I think JM is trying out something out there.!

  328. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    He likes f***ing with us
    ”Playing goal is like being shot at.” – Jacques Plante

  329. Harani says:

    I still can’t believe it! Like seriously!

    “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

  330. K-hab25 says:

    That’s what speed and skill does to size, now can they keep it up. I hope so. GO HABS GO!!!!!!!

  331. SeriousFan09 says:

    He was lulling all his playoff opponents into a false sense of security!


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  332. danedmunds says:

    i dont care if they lose the next 4… greatest day this season by far… go habs go

  333. East Coast Habs says:

    this is sick hockey! Win or Lose (and man I hope for awin) at least im not suffering athrough a new jersey series. I was dreading that snooze fest

  334. PrimeTime says:

    Gomer has been Fkn great at both ends and specialty teams !


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  335. sidhu says:

    I literally have just calmed down. What a showing by Les Boys.

    I live in the Washington DC area and will be wearing my Habs jersey everywhere I go tomorrow and Saturday.  I will make extra trips and run unnecessary errands just to be outside more, and show of my jersey and pride in the Habs.


  336. Top Corner says:

    Those last 2 minutes just changed the game

    SPACEK is all over OVY

    They can get one quick here…..giver boeyys


  337. Willy the bum says:

    pft, I can definitely make a McDonald egg wrap at home…

  338. Mr.Hazard says:

    Hey guys, how about not letting the site crash next game? :)

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  339. Willy the bum says:

    Ovechkin’s never any good with us; he’s good against any team except for us…

  340. petrov14 says:

    Gomez looking like a 7 million dollar man..

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  341. G-Man says:

    The lions roared tonight. Go Habs Go!

    Can’t wait until Saturday. What a game!

  342. Mr. Higgins says:

    BOONE: “I can’t believe what I’m seeing”

    That’s cause you’re not a habs fan deep down inside.

  343. habsoul says:

    That’s a beautiful sight—Scott Gomez flying into the offensive zone

  344. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Rivet puts Sabres up 2-1

    Two ex-Habs on the board at HSBC!

  345. danedmunds says:

    i have to admit after bashing him all year.. gomez has fire in the eyes

  346. habs4cup says:

    the little girl is now a woman.

  347. Exit716 says:

    McGuire got real quiet, real quick when the Habs turned on the jets.


  348. Propwash says:

    Weird faceoff



    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  349. likehoy says:

    i don’t know if i’m reposting but

    Habs Romance (Lady Gaga remix): http://montreal.virginradio.ca/blogs/39/posts/464

    Thomas Jagr Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thomas-Jagr/111915102173852?ref=nf&v=wall

    - We’ve gotta beat the beat, and fist pump our way to victory!

  350. brothervoodoo says:

    That crowd is quiiiiiiiiiiiiiet.

  351. Bryan says:

    My heart can’t take this.


    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  352. habs4cup says:

    is something wrong physically with Ovechkin?
    just doesn’t look right.

  353. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    maybe he thinks “Canadiens” means “Team Canada”

  354. Danno says:

    Watch. A giant goal coming up.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  355. SeriousFan09 says:

    Wow, Plekanec’s goal was so powerful it broke the website.



    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  356. JIMVINNY says:

    Halak’s rebound control is BRUTAL!!!!  WTF is he doing?

  357. PrimeTime says:

    So much for WAS getting 60 shots


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  358. Ayan_SB says:

    I don’t want to see Turtleneck tonight. I want to see Tomas Jagr!


  359. Bahamut-Prime says:

    Has anyone noticed how often Moore just throws at the net from below the goal line hoping to bank it in off the goalie. He did get one goal that way though.

  360. Habscore says:

    Well said!

  361. topher5468 says:

    My dog who’s name is Montreal (Monte for short) was licking my face, and it felt oh so good

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

  362. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    If that’s what it takes for the guru to take a breather, then I hope the Habs forecheck the hell outta the Caps from here on in

  363. HNS says:

    Like I always say, if you can’t beat em, take em to the hospital…..

  364. Mr. Higgins says:

    …well, you might be :P

  365. Habhopeful says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, our team is playin!!!keep it up!


    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  366. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  367. Danno says:

    Thank you Tomas Jagr!

    Mostly, it’s all because I put on my lucky Habs shirt!

    Sexy Plexy the
    Turtleneck man rules!

    Lord Stanley, we’re coming to claim your



    And thank you Bob Gainey.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for
    looking so good!”

  368. Mr.Hazard says:

    This is what a puck-possession team looks like… Maybe JM saved it for the playoffs??

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  369. Keith says:

    We can definately play with these guys.

  370. Ayan_SB says:

    He’s suffering from badgameitis. It happens.

  371. Danno says:

    Things are definitely looking up.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  372. JIMVINNY says:

    Spacek is a MONSTER!!!!  Stupid Mcguire…

  373. Propwash says:

    Can’t talk……coming down……can’t talk……….coming down………..can’t talk………coming down.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  374. JIMVINNY says:

    That four goal game with the OT winner would like to disagree with you.

  375. Caper says:

    Took me 50 minutes to get on the sight. What an effort. Time will tell but one thing for sure is that we can skate with them.

  376. Bryan says:

    Atta boy Laps!  Good shift.


    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  377. showey47 says:

    oh admit it,you would give him a hell of a run if you raced him from the bell center to chez paree.

  378. SPATS says:

    What a difference a year makes. I just don’t panic with the new habs. All season long, I’ve never gotten down on them. Sure it was close, and they could lose the next 4… but I think not. We’re about to see them really gel and get on a serious roll here. I’ve been calm and collected and not nearly as emotional. No jumping up and down because I KNOW these guys are the real deal. Quiet confidence is the rule not the exception. Even Lappy is buying in. I’ll keep saying it… Habs in 4

  379. spos080808 says:

    I can only imagine how mad you were when the Habs scored. Must have been cursing Pleks like crazy and screaming at him huh. That is why you woke your kid and wife right? Bc we know you were not CHEERING the Habs on…You are the biggest hater alive. You are not a real fan of the team. You are a joke Timo. Us real fans take exception to your nonsense when they play a brilliant game and all of a sudden you are happy and cheering the team on. Like I said, you are a joke!

  380. J. Ambrose says:

    I am LOVING the SK, Moen and Moore line! But Sergei has to start poaching because Moen is winning those battles down low. Go to the front Sergei!

  381. Puck Bard says:

    Let’s see a return of that Habs overtime fortune.

  382. Caper says:

    Were you watching TSN? did you see that idiot. I thought he was going to go after the camerman.

  383. Danno says:

    The site blew up with all the Habsland love and emotion.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  384. brothervoodoo says:


  385. Willy the bum says:

    Cammalleri body-twisted for a fast pass… scary!

  386. Danno says:

    Snapping Turtle!


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  387. Alejandra says:
    recently came across your blog and have been reading along.
  388. Exit716 says:

    Oh that referee that looks like a cow calls a penalty.

  389. Big Ted says:

    We all saw it, but here’s my take on key points from Game 1:

    1) Unlike Boone, I didn’t think AK46 played that well. He didn’t play as badly as he has in the past few weeks, but he didn’t generate anything remotely dangerous. He still looks like his creativity is minimum.

    2) Other than AK46, I thought every one of the Habs played with energy and gave a solid effort.

    3) Hamrlik, Spacek, and Bergeron looked shaky at the start. Spacek and Hamrlik still look a step behind the younger guys, but they battled hard and played a very good second half of the game.

    4) Scott Gomez was possibly the Canadiens best skater tonight. He back-checked (something he doesn’t always do) and he was the most dangerous Hab from his own goal line to the opposition hash-marks, which is what he needs to be. His goal was a beauty. Gionta was solid again, and Pouliot stepped his game up a bit today.

    5) The 3rd line was decent but the 4th line really impressed me with their work tonight, especially Lapierre. This was the Lapierre of two years ago, playing in the dirty areas instead of playing dirty.

    6) Jacques Martin for all the hate we give him out-coached Bruce Boudreau tonight. Not that that’s a great feat, but he did his job the way a veteran coach should.

    7) Pleks’ goal was justice. Not really against Theo, but against the media that tried to blow this up in his face. His post-game interview showed a great amount of class, when he didn’t rub anything in Theo’s face at all. he knows the series is far from won.

    8) Halak.

  390. Matt_in_TO says:

    Who knew, you put pressure on in the O zone and you draw penalties


    - I Hab Faith

  391. Habhopeful says:

    Ahhhhh theres that nauseous feeling I remember…Hello old friend…


    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  392. coachdoug says:

    Habs are playing great but it means nothing if we don’t score…Cmon PP

    “Save us Turtleneck Man…We need you now more than ever!”

  393. habaholic68NJ says:

    We are in their heads.  They are afraid of our speed and our PP.  We owned them in the 2nd period and in the OT.  We can take these guys if the boys continue to believe in themselves.

  394. idle says:

    In none of those examples did multiple refs conspire to screw the same team over and over.


    It’s a MAB MAB world.

  395. Chorske says:

    Like the Laps of old- good time to wake up!

  396. Top Corner says:

    Ohhh BAbyyy

  397. JasonM says:

    Don’t post things like “miracles on ice” Boone. 

    Prediction: Washington in five.


    Awww comon now.

  398. J. Ambrose says:

    Yeah, that’s it, criticize the player who is helping keep this a tie game. 

  399. Bryan says:



    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  400. Mr.Hazard says:

    ALL TOGETHER NOW: HABS IN 5. We win tomorrow, they win one in MTL, then we wrap it up in WSH. No biggie.

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  401. zozotheclown says:

    Seen it 2 or 3 times today already, if his line can focus on keeping someone in front at all times they could get some serious chances.

  402. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  403. Exit716 says:

    Quick poll: Which underachieving forward with tons of potential is more annoying?

    Pouliot or Andrei Kostitsyn?


  404. JIMVINNY says:


  405. Top Corner says:

    WHAT A GAME  !!!!!   WOW!!!

  406. G-Man says:

    Pffft! Real fan my backside. Timo is our resident Oscar the Grouch, but then again, you sound like you don’t have a sense of humour. So, pfffft!

  407. PrimeTime says:

    Great period….Only 1 complaint….no goals.



    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  408. zozotheclown says:


  409. SeriousFan09 says:

    Cammy will just not give up on the puck tonight! Great to see.


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  410. Keith says:

    Going upstairs?

  411. TOEmastro says:

    the last 10 minutes… holy

  412. habsfanmandy says:

    THIS IS IT BOYS!!!!!!!!! SCORE NOW!!!!!! PP lol

  413. Top Corner says:

    HA HA HA , that was classic CAPS fans i guess…..

  414. Itsik says:

    Timo, you made me laugh……and then i realize i read it wrong….lol when saying “rock her for a good hour” i thought you were talking about your wife….sorry dude…. dont feel bad i almost woke up 3 kids last night, i may as well watch the games with you if they keep like that, and have our wives and kids sleep better at night…


    For every Montreal win in the playoff, i will give a 25% graphic design and web design services from my company Definite Image. Just mention Habs Inside Out…..and you’re IN.


  415. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Much better period! Go Habs Go!

  416. Bryan says:

    Nice job Pouliot!


    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  417. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  418. andrewberkshire says:

    I think Cammalleri had more hits this period than he had all season! This game has been excellent!

  419. Big Ted says:

    Well if we want one chance to take a game, here it is.

  420. Mattee. says:

    Love that the server crashed. I woke up the neighbors children. He was not pleased.

  421. Danno says:

    Who let the Habs out?


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  422. PrimeTime says:

    DO IT!!!


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  423. JIMVINNY says:

    Cammalleri got taken down twice on that PP right in front of the ref.  no call.  BS.

  424. Propwash says:

    Cmon boys CASH IT!!!!


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  425. phillyhab says:

    Best 60 minutes of hockey all year, then 13 more!  I knew it was
    possible, but I didn’t think I’d see it.  Can we keep this up? Are we
    for real?  Big smile ’til saturday at 7.  I’ll be bringing a commode to
    the bar this time!

    GO HABS!!!!!!!!!!!


  426. Exit716 says:

    Cow face the referee must be a fan of rodeo. Brad Watson, you look like a cow. You have the intelligence of a cow. You suck worse than Chris Lee.

  427. Puck Bard says:

    Retard Match!

  428. PrimeTime says:

    So many here eating crow now that I’m sure they’re happy the site crashed and have gone beddy-bye so not to have to face the truth. Oh well, I’m sure they will be back tomorrow to say that was the last win of the season. BG, PG, JM can do no right….or maybe they are just slightly more intelligent than the average fan? Naw, couldn’t be. What am I thinking?


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  429. Chorske says:

    I liked the pressure on the front of the net there.

  430. coachdoug says:

    Penalty….Finish boys finish!!!!!

    “Save us Turtleneck Man…We need you now more than ever!”

  431. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Yep….TOO funny!

  432. Exit716 says:

    Cow face the referee must be a fan of rodeo. Brad Watson, you look like a cow. You have the intelligence of a cow. You suck worse than Chris Lee.

  433. Top Corner says:

    Pouliot’s best play of the game  :P



  434. MikeMcLaren says:

    Joe Thornton


  435. HardHabits says:

    PULL THE GOALIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-)


  436. Jbird says:

    That did not feel like they stole the game.  After the First I thought they would have too but the Habs owned them for 30 of the last 40 minutes of the game.  A deserved win.

  437. HardHabits says:

    Nobody here but you is right?

  438. patrice brisebois says:

    time to unleash “THE MAB”

  439. PrimeTime says:




    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  440. Mr.Hazard says:

    Pleks: win, MAB: fail

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  441. sidhu says:


  442. Keith says:

    Great period! Never say die Habs!

  443. HardHabits says:

    PB! Where ya been?

  444. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Gomez-Pouliot-Gionta…GOAL OF THE NIGHT

    holding Oveckin to 0 shots…UNREAL

    Hats off to the entire team, I could say something great by about all. Just an awesome game, so proud to be a Canadiens fan tonight. Thank you Habs!


  445. TripleX says:

    The Habs are pushing back!!!  ME LIKE IT!!

  446. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  447. forskis says:

    Well…so far so good…Gainey’s moves have panned out…Cammalleri on the PP, Gomez to tie it and Pleks to earn the big contract…I guess Bobo/Bobby did know what he was doing (for this game at least)…

    Pleks just got more expensive with that goal…but how much would Tomas Jagr cost?  Can we get him for League minimum?

    Halak bailed this team out until they woke up in the second period and good for him…the four days rest was good for him to get his game back together…

    If the Habs are going to win this series, it will have to be through ugly wins…but 19 shots against in the first period is beyond ugly…

    On the bright side…by winning Game #1, the Habs have met expectations of those calling it in five and beaten the expectations of those calling for a sweep….now go win Game #2 to meet Mackenzie’s expectations….


    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  448. habsfanmandy says:

    I cannot believe what we just saw… total domination, the Caps were invisible. Need to score on the PP. We just showed we can play with these guys, and outplay them too.

  449. Willy the bum says:

    Jacques Martin: “Yes! We got a point!”

  450. zozotheclown says:

    Same outcome (tie) but a MUCH better period, if we can hit the net a bit more we’ll score, Theo has been good but he’s giving juicy rebounds and hot dogging some saves, time to crash that net.

  451. PrimeTime says:

    Good job “No F. Chance Habs”!!!


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  452. Matt_in_TO says:

    At this point, AK46


    - I Hab Faith

  453. Mr.Hazard says:

    That was our chance to finish it… I’m scared now that we missed it… Even with the PP not over

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  454. Gormdog says:

    Habs win and HIO explodes. I love it.


    Long series ahead of us but the Habs won the only way they could: Great goaltending, Veterans stepping up (Gill, Spatch, Gio, Gomez all strong games for 70+ minutes), and Containing Ovie.


    Next game’s a freebie. Looks like my game 6 tickets just might end up being used.

  455. Chorske says:

    AK- the one we actually drafted.

  456. habsoul says:

    Going into OT on the power play. I like Les Boys chances. Win or lose, the Habs have played a great game.

  457. petrov14 says:

    So far, WHAT A GAME!

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  458. zozotheclown says:

    MAB should have passed that, but wtv, hopefully we can use the PP in OT to end the game, or atleast gain momentum.

  459. danedmunds says:

    man MAB makes me want to pull my hair out sometimes

  460. J. Ambrose says:

    Can’t say enough about Markov that period. He does things out there that very few d-men in this league are capable of. He’s brilliant.

  461. Aerobiz says:

    Pouliot just made the second best play of the game by going after the refs for that penalty. (Nothing’s gonna top that play by Gomer)


    “The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.”- Randy Pausch

  462. Big Ted says:

    Alberts’ hit on Richardson? 5 and a game for an elbow to the head, left his feet, drilled the player from behind face first into the boards. Let’s see how consistent Colin Campbell is… that’s gotta be at least 4-5 games.

  463. fun police says:

    this will be a good series.  now washington was lucky to come out of that period tied.  big mouth “i hate the habs” mcguire went 6 minutes without saying anything when the habs dominated.  

  464. topher5468 says:

    MAB is struggling tonight

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

  465. sidhu says:

    I think fans in Montreal are already chanting THEEOOOO THEEEOOO

  466. HABdriven says:

    Terrific hustle by Habs in the second.  If we keep that up, the goals will come.  We can win this!

  467. crabvader says:

    Mike Green = MAB

  468. Caper says:

    Right you are.

  469. Da Hema says:

    They are equally annoying. Any distinction between them on this matter is arbitrary.


    “There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge….”

    –Hunter S. Thompson

  470. HardHabits says:

    When Timo prefers a real workout he runs all the way to Wanda’s or Super-Sexe.

  471. NLhabsfan says:

    Not a walk in the park for the caps…way to go HABS!!!

  472. Gus says:

    Well, was not expecting OT – a pleasant surprise…Great to see the acquisitions playing a strong game tonight.  Can Halak start a new Roy OT win streak?  Let’s hope…

  473. topher5468 says:

    Hey remember this “GAME OVER! so is the series!” 

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

  474. DearyLeary says:

    Weak defence and goaltending with a high octane offence.  Teams like this are tailor made to be upset in the playoffs.

  475. coachdoug says:

    Broons lose…are the Hockey Gods going to smile on us?

    “Save us Turtleneck Man…We need you now more than ever!”

  476. Matt_in_TO says:



    - I Hab Faith

  477. J. Ambrose says:

    McGuire choses Spacek as his Monster of the Game. He has had a great game.

  478. sprague cleghorn says:

    Jaro Spacek, all is forgiven.

  479. nickster13 says:

    Man those Telus commercials are incredibly lame on a side note…

    Habs putting on good pressure in the 2nd half there, lets hope we bring that same energy for the 3rd period!

  480. HardHabits says:

    Tonight? Ovechkin!!!

  481. Ian Cobb says:

    Never in doubt boys and girls, we will come out of Washington with 4 points.!!!

    Parade!! get ready!!!

  482. phillyhab says:

    Agreed.  I thouht AK was garbage — at least not sparking anything and wasting a top 6 spot, but maybe I missed something.  I also thought Gionta was a bit slow going.

    Gomez-Gionta-Pouliot were very good defensively.

    VERY impressed with the D, probably the most with MAB — not the best guy on the ice but not at all the disaster I was expecting.  Very aggressive pairing.

    Cammy!  This is the guy!  What a game for him.  He must have picked off 4 or 5 passes tonight.


    THIS is the team we’ve been waiting for since last summer.






  483. coachdoug says:

    All those chances we didn’t finish may haunt us later…can’t believe Habs did not get a goal…Hope this pressure continues next period…

    “Save us Turtleneck Man…We need you now more than ever!”

  484. Willy the bum says:

    Wish you were in the game…. :)

  485. linp says:

    Pyatt is too light weight to play this series. Next game we dress 7 Dmen and double-shift Cammalleri.

  486. Harani says:

    What did I tell you? You guys were being soo negative. I couldn’t even open my laptop I was so jumpy. Let’s do this guys. all of you….BELIEVE! 

    “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

  487. dougekenzie says:

    I must say Dominic Moore was brilliant tonight.  Here’s hoping we can sign him to a reasonable contract at seasons end.  His play on Semin in the third saved the game for the Habs tonight.



  488. king ddd says:

    yup.. just ask real madrid.. although cassilas isnt all bad


    .::moen for captain::.

  489. habaholic68NJ says:

    JM.  Listen carefully.  Do not hold the boys back.  We got to go for it early with the PP advantage.

  490. dougekenzie says:

    I must say Dominic Moore was brilliant tonight.  Here’s hoping we can sign him to a reasonable contract at seasons end.  His play on Semin in the third saved the game for the Habs tonight.



  491. kempie says:

    I would love to hear what’s being said in both rooms right now. My guess is quite a bit.

  492. Habscore says:

    JM better have a pplan for our PP!!!!! Drink some Gatorade guys drink drink!!

  493. Alex Rio says:




  494. Exit716 says:

    How come after hearing for the first 30 minutes of the game on TSN how great the Caps are..suddenly there appeared to be technical difficulties from the guy between the benches?

    Come on Pierre. Did the Habs not have a great second half of that period?

    Your silence speaks volumes.



  495. JD_ says:

    Great RefYap(TM) by Poolio. 5-on-4 to start OT.

    Keep it goin’.

  496. sidhu says:

    Hate to complain on a night like this, but I’m still disappointed that there was no tripping call or penalty shot call on the Gio break. 

  497. Danno says:

    Someone should tell him there’s no loser point in the playoffs…


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  498. Chuck says:

    I’ve been really impressed with Gill tonight.


    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  499. forskis says:

    I did not see the CBC playoff preview where Milbury and Hrudey mocked the Habs chances…however I saw them review the game tonight and they mocked the Caps’ attempts to play defence…

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  500. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    GREAT PERIOD…and not a word about from TSN commentators…keep going boys!

  501. crabvader says:

    I would choose Gomez simply because of the goal and his defensive play in the 1st and 2nd.

  502. habsfanmandy says:

    Can’t believe the site crashed lol, too funny. Anyone hooting their horns outside? Whata game.

  503. Top Corner says:

    I remember 2 years ago and the seasons before when every announcer would say during the start of the game that if the opposition can withstand the 1st 10 mins of the HABS at home….they could settle down and control the game….well….with the record of the CAPS and the HABS in this playoff series WE are the underdog and the roles reversed….sea of red sounds  a little dead now….the HABS withstood the hometown momentum and there controling the game…..KEPP IT UP and dont let up on the GIVEN ER…….

    Much, much, much better period…….

  504. Larry says:

    OH man this would be sweet to steal this game. Hab fans deserve one.

  505. forskis says:

    The replay showed that he got the puck first and then in sliding to whack the puck his legs took Gionta out from behind but after the puck was knocked away…the Moen charging call I was not sure about…

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  506. Exit716 says:

    Poor Boudreau is probably blaming the press for not quoting his team correctly or looking for another suit from Value Village.

  507. petrov14 says:

    Shades of “Ninety three” if we can win in “Oh Tee”

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  508. habsfanmandy says:

    Agreed. Unbelievable

  509. Bryan says:

    Wow, a 1-1 game after 2 is NOT what I was expecting in this game haha.


    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  510. punkster says:

    Who in their right mind would have called a 2-2 OT? And with no SOG for Ovie? Absurd. Ridiculous. One of the most exciting games I’ve seen our guys play this season.

    Still a few passengers though. There’s a couple of floaters out there who better pull their fingers out.

  511. gumper says:

    Gomer’s line due to show up in the third. AK seems to have his head out of his posterior tonight. Let’s hope it doesn’t see its shadow!

  512. J. Ambrose says:

    He’s shut down the Caps’ best player. That’s huge!

  513. MikeMcLaren says:

    This team DOES have character!  Gainey knew the team he assembled lacked it, for the most part.  That’s why he went out and got guys who have it. 

    The Habs are hanging tough.  There are folks in here who won’t be happy unless the score is 6-0 Habs and even then they’ll find something to complain about, but you know what?  These are the Washington Capitals who had 33 more points than the Canadiens.  And they’re skating right with them.

    I like what I’m seeing from these Canadiens.  They aren’t quitting and they DO have pride!

    Cammalleri, Gomez, Gionta, Hal Gil (!) all showing what they’re made of tonight.


  514. Ian Cobb says:

    The big “o” is a big zero!!!

  515. Big Ted says:

    Hilarious. Saw the jpeg titled josebeachball and sounded suspiciously like a picture of a mexican guy frolicking on the beach.

  516. SeriousFan09 says:

    It was their picking the Canucks-Kings and Sens-Penguins that gave TSN the Canadiens series, CBC gets to choose the first two Canadian team series to cover, than TSN gets to make a choice.


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  517. crabvader says:

    Very true.

  518. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    I am on such an unbelievable high right now from that win!!!!! I decided to help myself calm down I’d go for a run but I’m still smiling ear to ear and can’t believe what an amazing game that was! I don’t think I sat down for the third period or OT! Saturdy is going to be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  519. Ian Cobb says:

    What the heck happen there. We started to play hockey like a lightbulb went off.!!!

    Someone must have said something!!!

    Now that was the best 5 min. of the year. Do they believe now!!!

  520. sidhu says:

    Amazing game by your Canadiens.  I cannot express how pleased I am with how they’ve come out tonight.  The number one team in the league, at home, led by Ovechkin, have been humbled.  If the Caps think they are going to win the Cup, they better think again.  Somewhere, on some golf course, RJ Umberger is smiling.

    The first period was tough, but an excellent second and third by your boys.  I think the difference — experience.  Gio and Gomez have been instumental.  (Maybe this is when Gomez really earns those big bucks, the intangibles of being there and leading in the room.)  The younger guys, Gorges and Lapierre especially, have come out strong. 

    What can you say about Jaro, he kept us in the game in the first and he is the type of goalie you need to win in the playoffs.

    I’m praying we do well on this PP.  Literally, praying.


  521. Big Ted says:

    Very nice way to play the second half of the 2nd. That is what they need to do – pressure the weak washington defence. Each team has in my opinion won one period, so it comes down to who wants it more and wins the 3rd. Washington is going to bounce back but we need to sustain the puck in their zone and forecheck the washington defence. Early on, way too many giveaways in the defensive zone, but one thing we have done well is get on the rebounds first. That’s what kept us in so far and now we’re finally starting to generate offence. This team can’t just react to what washington does, it needs to keep being the instigator with the puck and create offence. In this case, that’s the best defence we have.

  522. novahab says:

    Well boys you better score on this powerplay because you know Gary Bettman is on the phone with these refs. You know Bettman does not what to see his steroid boy Ovenchkin knock out. Hey how about that Gomez I say give this a guy a raise.

  523. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Win in regulation? No, no, you can’t be serious. The System – playoff version is unleashed! Win in regulation it is.

  524. captaink4life says:

    I have tickets to Game 6 but if the Habs can end it in 4 or 5 games I would have absolutely no problem with that!!!


    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  525. crabvader says:

    I heard that San Jose are inquiring about Ovechkin’s availability after watching this game.

  526. forskis says:

    Somebody below mentioned how MAB played much better than we all expected…is it possible that JM might know what he is doing?  Granted it is only one game….let’s see how JM adjusts for the Caps’ upcoming adjustments…

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  527. idle says:

    My point is that even when a ‘conspiracy’ has been uncovered it has been about betting.  It has never been about ‘hey lets all screw this one particualr team because we all hate them’


    It’s a MAB MAB world.

  528. Ian Cobb says:

    Timo, someday you might get on board. But at least you are still watching my friend!!

  529. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Really worried Ovie’s gonna pick the worst time to pot one……let’s hope the PP ends it quick

  530. Matt_in_TO says:

    Agreed.  MAB should be on the 4th line and PP only. 


    - I Hab Faith

  531. SeriousFan09 says:

    Bulldogs extend to a 2-0 lead over the Moose, Ryan White has his 2nd primary assist on the night on a Ryan Russell goal. White’s playing great hockey in Hamilton, bringing him next season and playing him with Moen would create quite the checking line I think.


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  532. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    You better come home, Speedy Gonzales!

  533. Willy the bum says:

    If possible that the Habs are in the Finals, CBC will play reruns of Battle of the Blades.

    Tough luck, CBC.  I miss TQS of the 90’s though…

  534. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    The reason i love the Playoffs FULL OVERTIME
    I really want them to bring it back, I realy miss Marathon games
    nothing better than watching a crutial hockey game for 5 hours.
    ”Playing goal is like being shot at.” – Jacques Plante

  535. Big Ted says:

    Didn’t see the replay closely enough to see whether he got the puck first, but I will say that 29/30 that gets called a penalty. The habs are just the lucky 1/30. The Moen call is the one that still upsets me too, I still insist the whistle came late and that he was just finishing his check not knowing the icing was going to be called. If a D grabs the puck and there’s no whistle, you have to keep playing. Awful job from the linesman whistling that down and then the ref trying to cover it up by dishing out a penalty.

  536. badbalance says:

    Shut up these critics, Take the Caps down in 5 or 6 games! Just like we shut them up when they thought we would finish 14th 2 years ago and we finished 1st.. It’s all about silencing the world !

  537. Willy the bum says:

    Martin is so relaxed when he heard there’s no shootout in playoffs.

  538. Aybara says:

    Man, I feel exactly the same way.. It was like a drama played out in front of my tv as I paced around making over exagerated actions when anything occured on the screen. Then the goal! What a way to cap an awesome game.

  539. J. Ambrose says:

    Great game by the two Jaros, Hammer, Markov (natch), Moen, Cammy, Moore, Laps,… did I miss anyone? If AK and Gomez would care to join the party, we could win this.

  540. Ian Cobb says:

    I was looking for a split in Wash, could we get two??

  541. elcapitan11 says:

    I seriously hope O’Byrne is in there next game.

    Every time the puck was near MAB in the first period he coughed it up. He was pushed around by every Caps forward. I just don’t think his slapshot is worth having him on the ice with Markov.

  542. JD_ says:

    Great 2nd period push back.

    Keep it up in the 3rd. Get in Theo’s face.

    Caps are sensing this can go either way and will come out hard. Crunch time.

  543. Bryan says:

    Bruins lose game 1.  Yay


    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  544. Bryan says:

    MacTavish is the only guy who’s giving the Habs any credit.


    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  545. Habhopeful says:

    The caps will not be shutout by us in the series, they will score, all we can do is limit there scoring, they go over 2-3 goal spread, were done, we limit them, we can keep up…As long as we have the goaltending we CAN win this!! *Game speech over*


    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  546. nickster13 says:

    lol please dont remind me

  547. petrov14 says:

    Sweet, so we get a point right?

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  548. andrewberkshire says:

    The whole game Washington was getting away with a ton of calls, and the refs seemed to be just waiting to pounce on anything remotely close to a penalty to call on Montreal. Luckily our guys played a fantastic LEGAL defensive game.

  549. K-hab25 says:

    You can thank Jaro and Theo for that. Halak has made more saves, but Theo has made alot of tough ones. They both have done better than most of us expected. I mean 1-1 after 2, no one figured that. Great job Jaro, keep it up.

  550. sidhu says:

    Green didn’t show up last year in the playoffs, so far he commited a huge (hopefully costly) gaffe in the third. 

    If I am any other playoff team watching this game, I am happy.

  551. hotspur says:

    I wasn’t the only one! Can’t imagine what it’ll be like if we actually win the series!

    Audere est Facere- To Dare Is To Do

  552. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Thanks goes to Halak for keeping us in this game ,keep it going buddy!!!!!

  553. Bryan says:

    Instant chemistry on that team


    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  554. Matt_in_TO says:

    Maybe he’s thinking we’ll win in in the shootout


    - I Hab Faith

  555. Bryan says:

    Instant chemistry on that team


    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  556. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    It was definitely a game that I will never forgot and honestly probably the most exciting Habs gme I have ever seen, being only 23 I was not around the watch the Habs when they we unstopable but I kind of understand now how those of us old enough to have seen the greats feel.

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  558. J. Ambrose says:

    I swear you guys come here just to spread hate instead of cheering for our team. 

  559. nickster13 says:

    I noticed that too, stupid guy sitting down was like WOW OMG CAPS SHOOTING GALLERY i dont know what game he was watching in the last 10 minutes.

    But yeah Good on Craig for actually giving us credit when its due

  560. punkster says:

    I’d be happy with the split.

  561. SeriousFan09 says:

    I think we should be rolling with 7 defencemen, rotate in our workhorse forwards to fill space on the 4th line while JM actually alternates OB and MAB as needed. We could use a little physical force on our back end to keep the Capitals honest.


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  562. hotspur says:

    The problem with Madrid is that they’ve bought players who are used to being the “superstar” on their prior team. Now that half they team is as good as them, they have to learn a whole new style of play. Enough of this, there’s a habs game on :)

    Audere est Facere- To Dare Is To Do

  563. SeriousFan09 says:

    Good, my playoff pool took a hit yesterday when Jersey, Red Wings and Pittsburgh went down. I now need the Devils and Red Wings to take 4 of their next 5 and Pens to sweep the Sens…


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  564. Chris says:

    Fully agree…MAB, along with Gomez and Spacek, was one of the Habs much-maligned heroes on this night. I felt Bergeron played a great game: he stood his ground to Ovechkin in the first period, actually knocking the moose to the ice, which set the opposite tone from what we were all expecting going into the game. He made some nice passes, and I’m sure the Markov enjoyed playing with somebody that had at least a modicum of offensive inspiration at times, as opposed to the stay-at-home defencemen he’s been paired with for the past few years.

  565. wall2bay says:

    Shots are 19-25 in favour of Caps……….Why are these jokers on TSN talkin about a “shooting gallery” and Habs “hangin” in there?

    Brian Burke = Overrated Loud Mouth POS

  566. DearyLeary says:

    Official now, I have a mancrush on Brian Gionta.  He’s such a dreamy little fella.

  567. Ian Cobb says:

    We have our one point! Now we are in over time! Next goal wins!

  568. petrov14 says:

    I agree its the magic that is NHL playoffs…..but im hoping this OT is over in the first 1:30.

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  569. Big Ted says:

    Disagree big time. Spacek has not been strong, especially early on. Gomez on the other hand has impressed me with his back-checking so far. Best Habs so far: Cammalleri, Gomez, Pouliot, Moen, Lapierre, Gill, Markov.

  570. topher5468 says:

    I think Halak is too, But hes been great when it counted tonight

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

  571. Chris says:

    I was actually shocked (and very relieved) that Gionta didn’t get a penalty himself on his short-handed near-breakaway.  He only had the break because he tripped up Ovechkin, so I guess these things even out.

  572. tony d says:

    ok, they’re awake, good 2nd half of 2nd period…if they keep up this attack, they’ve got a shot

  573. thepriceiswrong says:

    Take the point and RUN!!!!!!!!!

    Oh crap its the playoffs.

    Come on Theo, we need a little help here.

  574. Habscore says:

    Omg I still can’t believe it…what a beautiful evening :D

  575. nickster13 says:

    Cant wait to see games 3 and 4 in montreal, if Theo thinks its tough now, wait till they chant his name and get in his head

  576. Puck Bard says:

    I’ve been watching without commenting.


  577. J. Ambrose says:

    There are a couple people here wishing the Caps score just so they can rag on Halak. I hope he makes you eat it by stoning the Caps in OT. And I hope Pleks scores a beaut just to stick it to the other haters (although I think they are the same people).

  578. Kristopher7 says:

    All of you are watching an illusion. It’s Halak, the reason it’s not 4-1. If he wasn’t a wall there would be no hope, not even a fool’s hope. I love the Habs as much as all of you, but let’s be realists, the Caps have insane firepower. Enjoy this while it lasts.

  579. PrimeTime says:

    Survive the first 5 min (if there is one after the PP) and we have a chance. Gotta just go for it! 


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  580. Big Ted says:

    Stop watching TSN.

  581. Ian Cobb says:

    Thanks for update 09

  582. captaink4life says:

    That’s kinda unfair since the entire team played like sh*t in the first period. MAB played a MUCH better game than Hamrlik IMO. 


    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  583. Bob_Sacamano says:

    Are you watching the game? AK is playing pretty decent hockey today.

  584. J. Ambrose says:

    Ha ha! Great one!

  585. Puck Bard says:


    I’ve been here watching w/o commenting (works been a bear of late).

    Love to be part of the Habs I/O crew.

    Love that they’ve taken the Caps to overtime.


  586. nickster13 says:

    cuz they have hard-on’s for the caps and ovechkin, like someone mentioned, habs start playing well and hey where did pierre mcguire go! mysteriously had nothing to say!

  587. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    BIG PROPS to Halak –

    .951 save percentage against the Caps! 39 saves! Man, I bow down to this guy, stellar performance.

    The playoffs players have stepped up after all – Gomez, Markov, Gill, Cammalleri working very hard!

    Everyone is! I’d like to see Andrei turn on the Jets – that would shut up every single Leafs fan in my school.

  588. saskhabfan says:

    Can you prove that? I’m guessing no. Just proving that it exists and has been proven to exist in virtually every professional sport,the olympics and college sports. What makes you think it wouldn’t happen in hockey? Considering next to soccer it is probably the worst officiated league in pro sports,it actually makes it an easy target.

    Leafstv “telling their fans they deserve to win for over 40 years”

  589. Big Bird says:

    If we take just 1 game in Washington we have a series.  Go down 2-0 and it’s over.

  590. novahab says:

    I say sit MAB and bring up PK Subban boy he could give this team another gear especially if they can win tonight.  MAB is getting killed and he making some dumb plays on the powerplay.  I much rather O’Bryne who is big and strong and can help in out own end. O’Bryne had a bad game come on JM havn’t you hurt this team enough by being the coach.

  591. Chris says:

    The Moen call was pretty easy.  I thought it was a blown call at first, but on the replay, Carlson was skating the whole time and Moen made no attempt at the puck.  He just drilled Carlson into the boards, making it an easy call under this year’s rules where they are trying to protect defencemen from that very play.

  592. ooder says:

    i snuck on my gf’s laptopt and omg what a game.


    i am going to get a freakin heart attack.. time to put this number 1 road PP to use.

    hall gill, markov and gorges are playing out of this world… and absolutly different level of compete

    i am very very impressed by MAB as well.

    pyatt and pouliot on the other hand not really.. our forwards are not taking a lot of risks which is very understandable..

    common boys.. lets get er done


    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  593. Mattee. says:

    I have got to stop drinking during exam period. I can’t control myself.

  594. J. Ambrose says:

    Spacek had a couple of brilliant shifts against Ovie. Shut him right down. His best game in a while. And yes, Gomer has been responsible on the back-check, but he’s not contributing in  their end.

  595. JVF says:

    Whatever happens, great game. That being said, let’s go out and win it!

  596. smiler2729 says:

    I ain’t saying squat but I called it…

  597. Puck Bard says:

    Can I get a Holla? Who’s going to game 3 at the Keg?

  598. Harani says:

    Just fetch this win and get home-ice. I will be at every game! Promise! 

    “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

  599. nickster13 says:

    your so called “realism” is not very condusive to cheering for the habs, moodkiller!

  600. JVF says:

    Whatever happens, great game. That being said, let’s go out and win it!

  601. twilighthours says:

    If you guys thought Timo or the TSN crew are hard on the Habs, you should have just heard PJ Stock on CBC.

  602. Chuck says:

    I’d be happy with winning the first one before talking about a split.


    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  603. Chris says:

    Only pet peeve on the night:  the Habs forwards need to learn when to wait for the puck on the ring-arounds in their own zone and when to skate to the puck.  This has bugged me all year…if you feel pressure coming, get to the puck earlier so you can do something with it.

    Pouliot was the most recent (and blatant) example that led to a goal.  If he takes a couple of steps lower in the zone to get the puck a bit earlier, he’s still got those two steps of space on the on-coming defenceman, which could have allowed him a chance to clear the puck.  When he couldn’t do anything with it, the Habs got caught flat-footed and the bad bounce ensued giving Backstrom the goal.

    Spacek got the blame for not clearing and Gill was caught a bit when the puck bounced.  But Pouliot should make a smarter play than that.  In soccer, we always preach to come to the ball to give yourself a bit more time.  I’ve never understood why that mantra seems to be ignored in hockey.

  604. wall2bay says:

    I’m in Toronto….cancelled RDS after the season ended.


    Brian Burke = Overrated Loud Mouth POS

  605. Jbird says:

    Gomez, Spacek, Halak. Wow!  Markov wins this in the first minute. 

  606. Big Bird says:

    Good to see you here old friend.

  607. Mr. Higgins says:

    love that you brought that up! was just thinking it

  608. elcapitan11 says:

    Hamrlik didn’t take a dumb hooking penalty after getting outworked by a Caps forward in the first minute.

    MAB was an absolute pylon out there letting guys get around him

  609. J. Ambrose says:

    Really? Not sure what you’re seeing from him. He’s failed to take advantage of a few golden opportunities, like the three-on-one that he screwed up. Cammy and Pleks are carrying that line. as usual.

  610. Ron says:

    4 passes and a point shot and finish with a rebound shot and its over. Habs win.

  611. habsoul says:

    It was fun seeing Milbury eat crow after the game. 

    What a thrilling win. Washing away most of the bad taste lingering from last year’s capitulation to the Bruins. 

    But let’s be realistic. The Caps should still be a heavy favorite to win this series in 5 or 6. Montreal had a perfect storm going for it tonight. Great goaltending. Stellar team defense (Washington was 0-4 on the PP). A total stonewalling of Ovy Superstar. The return of Mike Cammalleri. And it still took OT to win the game.

    Make no mistake. Washington will come storming back. But Montreal has let the Capitals know that the coronation is still a long, long ways away. If Les Boys can steal another one in D. C., we can start believing anything is possible.

  612. Kristopher7 says:

     giving us credit”

    I didn’t know you were on the ice that period.

  613. Ian Cobb says:

    The big goof is effective for sure  Chuck

  614. andrewberkshire says:

    Shots are 27-20. Caps fans could say the exact same thing about Theo.

  615. Bryan says:

    Eric Belanger is 15/16 on Faceoffs…



    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  616. Big Bird says:

    Thanks but I’ll decline on that.  Every day and twice on Sunday.

  617. Harani says:

    Francois Gagnon reports that it’s only the second time all season that Ovie has had no SOG.

    “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

  618. novahab says:

    Well Ovechkin brought over his personal trainer from Russia and his magic bag. Looks like he might be helping a few of the other Caps players with his magic bag. The big problems with steroids is you have to take them on a very strict schedule if you are using them for endurance . Looks like the Caps were so much bigger and stronger and then they seem to bind up after the first 5 minutes of the second. Should be interesting come the third and the other thing is when you take the juice wrong you start to pull and tear muslces. I am predicting Ovechkin doesn’t make it through the series with out pulling or tearing a hamstring. where is that great Quebec media  , they can certainly find dirt about the Habs player maybe they should check out the other team. Who is this trainer and what kind of rep does he has. Tigger Woods had to answer those questions about his trainer so why is no one in the media asking questions. Is it because Gary Bettman will kick you out of the loop.

  619. Willy the bum says:

    Man, that break between 3rd and OT was long… oh, I keep forgetting it’s the playoffs.

  620. Matt_in_TO says:

    Can I get a “GO HABS GO”!


    - I Hab Faith

  621. Chuck says:



    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  622. Ian Cobb says:

    I think big bird, that they just relised they cqan play with this club. If they get rewarded with a win, it will go a very long way for confidence.

  623. patrice brisebois says:

    unleash THE MAB.

  624. PrimeTime says:

    this is beyond bad. I hope JM does not make it past tonight. Hammerlik and MAB absolutely disgusting. I have lost the count of turnover they have committed in their own zone. It is beyond anything imaginable. Even if Habs manage to contain Ovechkin they will get killed by the likes of Laich, Chimera, Fleischman… you know, not midgets. 

    F, I have GAiney for building this BS of a team. I hate JM for not having a freaking clueBipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

    Got your answer??

    where are playoff performers Gomez and Gionta? Did the little girl show up yet

  625. habs4cup says:

    here’s what I don’t understand. this is the playoffs. did someone to forgewt to tell the habs that?

    how can a team start a game so flat???  will they ever play a 60 min ute game?

    apparently not as long as the passive JM is their coach.

  626. danedmunds says:

    bergeron pass in the skates… better hammer one to make up for this crap

  627. TOEmastro says:

    McGuru giving credit!

  628. PrimeTime says:

    WAKE UP!


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  629. Willy the bum says:

    0 for O

  630. andrewberkshire says:


  631. cautiousoptimist says:

    They were the heavy favourites to win tonight too. :)  Washington will indeed come storming out, but they did tonight too — as long as we withstand the initial brunt, we can take ‘em.

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  632. wall2bay says:

    You’re so right…..let’s just mail it in now!


    Brian Burke = Overrated Loud Mouth POS

  633. zozotheclown says:

    That icing was so dumb, we had time and everyting

  634. HabFanSince72 says:

    That Bruins – Buffalo game sounds like it was a bit of a dud. Can’t say I feel sorry for the CBC. The whole network is a sad disgrace – TV and radio.

    On the issue of the CBC choosing to broadcast the Bruins – Sabres over the Habs, here is an excerpt from their legally mandated obligations:


    • be predominantly and distinctively Canadian,
    • reflect Canada and its regions to national and regional audiences,
      while serving the special needs of those regions,
    • contribute to shared national consciousness and identity,

    This Toronto based network that provides mediocre TV and  lame radio receives about $1 billion from the federal govt.! That is more than we spend on medical research.




  635. Big Bird says:

    I suppose being pessimistic (realistic?) is a good defensive strategy to keep disappointment away.

  636. PrimeTime says:

    oKOk….not a great start. Now we need to create speed and pressure their D


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  637. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    Time to practice Faceoffs Jacques
    ”Playing goal is like being shot at.” – Jacques Plante

  638. Shiloh says:

    Big problems accessing the site. Was anybody else affected? Whatever came after me even changed the icon for HIO.

    Loved the game tonight. AK46 really stepped it up. Moore and Gill play the same – regular season or playoffs. That’s a good thing to have on a team. Jaro and Jaro – what a game!

  639. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Allons-y Canadiens!

  640. habsoul says:


  641. Willy the bum says:


  642. Matt_in_TO says:

    As long as they are not flat in the 3rd


    - I Hab Faith

  643. Bryan says:

    I don’t like this… I forgot playoff OT is 5 on 5.


    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  644. nickster13 says:

    dude thats like half an hour ago game time

  645. Habhopeful says:

    my god this team!!!


    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  646. Shiloh says:

    I sure hope whatever team we trade Price to gets you as a fan, because you whine like a child unless your hero is doing well.

  647. Aybara says:


  648. SeriousFan09 says:
    OT 17:00: Tough night for Hamrlik

    More like a tough 6 weeks.


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  649. andrewberkshire says:

    I don’t really think it was the perfect storm. Washington could have been shorthanded another 5-6 times if the refs were paying attention, and I doubt Theodore will be that good the whole series, especially when the games shift to Montreal.

  650. Habhopeful says:



    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  651. zozotheclown says:

    Total confusion

  652. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Pouliot robbed! So close!

  653. SeriousFan09 says:

    Well ****…


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  654. PrimeTime says:

    Holy F this is fun!!


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  655. Willy the bum says:

    It was Plekanec who shut down the site, all with his super turtleneck slapshot…

  656. Willy the bum says:


  657. Keith says:

    Keep it going Habs! Keep it goin!!! We’ll pot one!

  658. Mr.Hazard says:


    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  659. showey47 says:

    go high boys,theo is a small goalie who butterflies.

  660. andrewberkshire says:

    Both Jaro’s were beyond brilliant!

  661. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  662. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Man, this is fun! Let’s pot one Habs! Allons-y!

  663. crabvader says:

    D’you see that? Nobody going into their zone. Looks like JM told them to hold the offence again! STUPID!!!

  664. habsperspective says:

    Win or lose, preferably win, this has been a very entertaining game!

  665. HardHabits says:

    PrimeTime’s such a jerk sometimes, well always.

  666. Big Bird says:

    There she goes.

  667. Mr.Hazard says:

    What’s with always trying to shoot THROUGH the defenseman, and NEVER succeeding? Always super-easy saves by Theodore.

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  668. Matt_in_TO says:



    - I Hab Faith

  669. Mr. Higgins says:

    now this is overtime hockey. way better than that 4 on 4 Bettman crap

  670. East Coast Habs says:

    tremendous game

  671. Xtrahabsfan says:

    EFFING SMURFS …………………………………..

  672. habs4cup says:

    GAME OVER! so is the series!

  673. Bryan says:



    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  674. PrimeTime says:

    Need a tissue?? I wouldn’t say calling out an idiot as whining as much as you do…so sad. And as for my “hero”, the only hero I have is my daughter so go #$%^ yourself.


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  675. PrimeTime says:

    AHHH  COME ON!!!



    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  676. forskis says:

    What are you talking about?  He is referring to Timo’s posts during the game about the team….nothing in there about Halak vs. Price…

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  677. Bryan says:

    A goal against doesn’t mean that JM is telling them not to pressure… not everything is hsi fault.


    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  678. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  679. captaink4life says:

    No but he had a couple of disgusting giveaways. Most notably the one that led to a 3-0…


    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  680. zozotheclown says:

    How is that not a call

  681. Harani says:

    You guys are sooo negative. sheesh! Believe people!

    “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

  682. HardHabits says:

    How is that not tripping?

  683. Bryan says:

    A voice of reason!


    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  684. showey47 says:

    during the regular season that would have been a penalty shot

  685. Willy the bum says:

    Hanging for an overtime doesn’t work… what now, Jacques?

  686. Big Bird says:

    No penalty?

  687. ooder says:

    all i can say is WOW!

    Hall Gill, Gorges and Markov were on a complete different level tonight.

    I was really impressed by MAB who took the abuse from the caps and smiled.

    The 3rd and 4th lines were great.

    Jaro, Jaro.. well what can i say that hasn’t been said.

    Spacek and Hammer had a rough first period but after that… well lets just say ovechkin saw a  lot of number 6.

    great game.. let’s carry it over


    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  688. HNS says:

    It was nice while it lasted

  689. Habhopeful says:

    i just shat myself!


    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  690. RJB says:

    If you think so, stop watching please… we want Habs fans to watch the games to cheer on our team

  691. habsfanmandy says:

    Even McGuru said penalty shot!!!!! IDIOT REFS!!!!!!!

  692. JIMVINNY says:

    That bad bounce aside, Gill has been the best dman on the ice.  Maybe he’s just built for playoff hockey?

  693. Keith says:


  694. andrewberkshire says:

    How many times are the Caps going to get away with straight up tackling of players?

  695. danedmunds says:

    HOW THE FUK IS THAT NOT A PENALTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  696. zozotheclown says:

    Going to be tough to tie it from our own zone

  697. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    is it too late to nominate Spacek for the Norris?

  698. Big Bird says:

    I have zero expectations.  No one thought we’d make the playoffs.  Every game from here on in is gravy.

    And we still have our 1st R pick unlike the Leafs. 

  699. SeriousFan09 says:

    Okay the fix is in, how is that not tripping on Gio?


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  700. Exit716 says:

    Pouliot is weak.

    He’s an anchor on that line.

  701. PrimeTime says:



    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  702. solsub says:


  703. Willy the bum says:

    No penalty shot?!!!  CRAP!!!

  704. MikeL says:

    They didn’t choose the Bruins series over the Habs. They choose the Canucks and Senators (and Crosby) series’ over the Habs.

    In the Playoff broadcasting contract, TSN got dibs on the third Canadian team – if there was one. CBC choose the other two Canadian teams over the Habs – likely because of the RDS competition.

    It’ll be interesting to get the ratings from the Ottawa game and the Habs game tonight.

  705. crabvader says:

    Nobody was in their zone to sustain pressure and we gave them the neutral zone. Yeah…

  706. crabvader says:

    WOW tripping on Gio and NOTHING!!!


  707. Shawn S says:


  708. habsoul says:

    That should be a penalty shot!

  709. Mr.Hazard says:

    Wow. Refs? Really? Then Caps nearly score…

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  710. habsperspective says:

    He’s like General Motors, hes on a big comeback!!!!



  711. Bryan says:

    Green touched the puck first – no penalty.

    Frustrating, but the right call.


    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  712. Exit716 says:

    You thought the Habs would get a fair shake from the NHL?

    Come on. If they called the game evenly, Leonsis would whine on “Ted’s Take” on his website.


  713. JIMVINNY says:

    And another missed hook.  F’ing refs.

  714. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    blowouts for the Habs ;)

    Bergeron with 3 goals in this series – all on PP.

  715. danedmunds says:

    why dont the refs just leave the ice cause they certainly aren’t going to do their jobs…. ive counted at least 3 penalties in the last 3 minutes

  716. MikeL says:

    haha that’s hilarious. I screamed like a maniac too. No child to wake, though.

    I’m still somewhat in disbelief.

  717. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    I think they are just letting them play
    one could commit murder and not get caught

    ”Playing goal is like being shot at.” – Jacques Plante

  718. JIMVINNY says:

    He’s on his knees faster than Price.  Which, if you ask, Shiloh, happens faster than the speed of light.

  719. HugeHabsFan says:

    Can’t even BELIEVE there was no call on that Gionta trip.

    ……….. “Thank you Cammy for making my day even more amazing!” I STILL BELIEVE. I WILL ALWAYS BELIEVE.

  720. Matt_in_TO says:

    As long as the league wants them to win the Cup


    - I Hab Faith

  721. danedmunds says:

    D better be careful pinching

  722. C-Dawg says:

    well, it’s obvious that Gary “little Napoleon” Bettman has called the refs and told them who is supposed to win. How was that not a penalty shot, or at least a penalty

  723. zozotheclown says:

    Another ridiculous icing

    Amazing game though

  724. Willy the bum says:

    I was about to scream but I realized I’m in the library.

  725. andrewberkshire says:

    I’m still in shock.

  726. zozotheclown says:

    Big PP, lets get some shots, Jaro is on pace for 60 against at this point…

  727. coachdoug says:

    So far so good…PP needs to start gelling right about now…

    “Save us Turtleneck Man…We need you now more than ever!”

  728. JIMVINNY says:

    Just saw that.  point still stands, however.

  729. topher5468 says:

    First gaffe didn’t cost us, can’t do that again, right Hamr

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

  730. SeriousFan09 says:

    Mistakes by the kids are forbidden in The System.


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  731. Big Ted says:

    I can see that being a penalty, MAB gave a little bit of a hold, but it better be the same against them is all.

  732. Big Ted says:

    Is ovi gonna play the whole pp?

  733. Big Ted says:

    Bergeron hauled down! No call!

  734. Chuck says:

    How is Bergeron being tackled not a penalty?


    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  735. Danno says:

    Good PK


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  736. zozotheclown says:

    Moen lucky he didn’t get called

  737. punkster says:

    Oh-oh…no call on MAB there…

  738. JIMVINNY says:

    Gill should be on against Ovy.  He can take him.

  739. PrimeTime says:

    Every goalie wants shots early. So far so good..i guess?!?


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  740. Keith says:

    The boy’s got some jump. Good omen I hope… )

  741. andrewberkshire says:

    Big kill by the boys, would be nice if the refs called it fairly though. 

  742. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Why is MAB on D? We mentioned this 10000 times before today.

  743. Big Ted says:

    Theo in the forbidden area with that puck when he froze it!

  744. Shiloh says:

    Is O’Byrne scratched? Who else?

  745. JIMVINNY says:

    Theo just covered the puck outside the trapezoid!!! How is that not a penalty?

  746. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    ———– ”Playing goal is like being shot at.” – Jacques Plante

  747. PrimeTime says:

    …because Martin doesnt take his cues from school kids?


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  748. showey47 says:

    wow hamr,wake up buddy

  749. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  750. andrewberkshire says:

    Hamrlik…. He’s just been terrible lately.

  751. Chris Aung-Thwin says:

    awesome D boys….

  752. SeriousFan09 says:

    Hamrlik looks like he’s 53 not 35 this time of year, guy should retire, honestly.


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  753. Harani says:

    Woah! That is some kinda speed! Getting a PP! Better capitalize. 

    “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

  754. Matt_in_TO says:

    Wow, Hammer is trying to take the worse D title away from MAB.


    - I Hab Faith

  755. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    lol, well he should haha.

  756. JIMVINNY says:

    Great chance for them ends in a PP for us.  I’ll take it, but come on.  Those geezers are going to kill us.

  757. kempie says:

    So OB’s in the PB but Hammer still plays? WTF Jacques?

  758. wd40 says:

    Habs have to beat the Capitals and the NHL to win this series.

  759. MikeMcLaren says:

    These things always work themselves out, like Harmlik will wear some goat horns and redeem himself for that.

    But did O’Byrne really do that much to warrant his benching when we see plays like that?  You have to accept that we’re not all perfect and will make mistakes.


  760. Matt_in_TO says:

    Time to unleash the W.M.D.


    - I Hab Faith

  761. Mr. Higgins says:

    true say… I love that Gill blocks passing lanes and shots

  762. Mr. Higgins says:

    Too bad OB is so slow, cause I like his size for physicality needed in this game.

  763. Chuck says:

    Gill is slow, too. But it’s your positioning that makes you effective.


    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  764. PrimeTime says:

    Make ‘em pay!!


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  765. HardHabits says:

    He’s in year 1 of a 4 year contract. Can you endure another 4 years of eeking into the playoffs via the back-door and doing a quick exit?? The good news is all those number 15 picks at the draft are gonna win the Calder Cup for years. The AHL is ours baby!!!

  766. Danno says:

    Fine. Not a perfect start. The refs sucked. We lost several battles but still come out of it tied 1-1.

    Now – Regroup. Fine tune. Come out strong. Win.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  767. NLhabsfan says:

    Boone they can have 100 shots on goal….who scores the most Canadiens) is what matters.

  768. SeriousFan09 says:

    Bulldogs draw first blood in their game against the Manitoba Moose, 1-0 so far on a Mike Glmuac goal, White and Subban get the assists on it.


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  769. nickster13 says:

    plus they were just shooting from everywhere

  770. habs4cup says:

    so it’s the Washington caps vs the Hamilton Canadiens.

    yes it’s men vs midgets. this is so painful to watch.

     why the hell is MAB playing D? pure suicide!

    And I wonder what habs practiced during the week? couldn’t have been defence or breakouts

    so habs playing their usual game: PLAYING NOT TO LOSE. but I guess someone forgot to tell them there’s no shootout in playoff games. Can we just fire JM tomorrow instead of waiting till next week?

    this team is a total embarrassment to the city of Montreal. they have no business being in the playoffs.

    they all belong in the QMHL.

  771. Willy the bum says:

    I may heard from Attaque à 5 when one of the commentaries quoted a Gomez line, and I probably not quite good in French but he quoted from Gomez:

    “If you can’t win for the Cup, you’re nothing!”

  772. TOEmastro says:

    I love Spatch interviews!

  773. Bryan says:

    Go.  Away.


    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  774. crabvader says:

    I’m not going to say whether you are right or wrong on this issue but you need to pick your spots better.

  775. yathehabsrule says:

    Lapierre and Darche had just 30 or 45 seconds of ice time apiece when they went on the ice for the Corvo goal. They now have a minute or less of ice-time and are both -1.


    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  776. yathehabsrule says:

    Lapierre and Darche had just 30 or 45 seconds of ice time apiece when they went on the ice for the Corvo goal. They now have a minute or less of ice-time and are both -1.


    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  777. topher5468 says:

    Just saw, ” What if Roy played like a rookie commercial” Ahh those were the days.  

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

  778. brothervoodoo says:

    Did you see Lucic… crazy ******

  779. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    MAB to 4th line – DARCHY out for now and bring in OBYRNE…
    very easy NEEDED adjustment.

  780. mrhabby says:

    its not possible for halak to keep on playing the way he is ..i hope he does, but its going to catch up with this team sooner or later. our  5 on 5 is just so bad. that being said were still in the game barely.

    ps….one of our biggest and youngest defensmen in OB is now where to be found…unreal he is not playing.

  781. J. Ambrose says:

    To me, the biggest issue in that period, as it has been throughout this season, is that, when there is a one-on-one battle for the puck, the opposing player comes away with it 9 out of 10 times. Thus the shot disparity. We need stronger players.

  782. gumper says:

    Do you know if MaxPac is back? It would be encouraging to see him make some playoff noise.

  783. yathehabsrule says:

    Ummm did someone take a marker to Darren Dreger’s eyebrows???? ___________________________________________

    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  784. diehardhab says:

    Brawl in Buffalo: 

    Lucic in the middle of it.

    Anyone know what Boone was talking about here and what went down in buffalo?

    The torch be yours to hold it high!

  785. SeriousFan09 says:

    Shoulder injury still keeping him out on last report unfortunately, have to count on the Dogs keeping it going long enough for him to make it back, I suspect he’ll spend a good portion of next year in the AHL as well because of the injuries that have kept putting him out of action in Hamilton this year.


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  786. TOEmastro says:

    why don’t they dress 7 D and only play MAB on the pp, bench him the rest of the game… what did O’B do? Bang someone’s wife?

  787. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    its  a good start…but as i’ve been saying for 2 years on this blog…we need SIZE/GRIT..and our biggest SIZEGRIT is in the pressbox!

    anyway, gotta love the boys, really trying, but they need to not be intimidated…draw MORE PENALTIES!!!!

  788. TOEmastro says:

    Chara SMASH.


    Chara hit someone from behind into the boards and a bru-ha-ha broke out

  789. gumper says:

    True dat. Also not impressed with short passing game. Puck control in general looks dainty and nervous.

  790. mrhabby says:

    our forwards back off…peeps say size should not matter…right..come on Habs christ.

  791. coachdoug says:

    I think it was Ludman and Lucic scrumming…

    “Save us Turtleneck Man…We need you now more than ever!”

  792. mrhabby says:

    lol…i forgot…of course.

  793. HardHabits says:

    If the Caps beat the Habs this series (I should say when), the real dagger would be the Bears beating the Dogs in the Calder Cup final. Who knows? Maybe the reverse is possible.

    It is big men versus smaller men for sure.

    MAB is far worse as a forward. Believe it or not. He’s a plus player as a D-man.

    The Habs practised protecting a 0-0 lead.

    Whats, what, what? No shoot-out in the play-offs? OMG the Habs are screwed.

    An embarrasment of fans deserves this embarrassment of a team.

    They are NHLers. Every-one of them. Just not very good ones as a unit, at least not with this coaching staff.

    Welcome back nunahabsrthisflavourofthemonth

  794. Matt_in_TO says:

    I’m starting to see why SK74 was benched


    - I Hab Faith

  795. TOEmastro says:

    signs of life

  796. HardHabits says:

    its better than shooting from nowhere

  797. coachdoug says:

    From what I can see JMs adjustment is: Beer league stretch passes to the blueline and hope for the best…

    “Save us Turtleneck Man…We need you now more than ever!”

  798. JIMVINNY says:

    Halak HAS to get those rebounds under control. They’re brutal.

  799. TOEmastro says:

    that little girl did, too bad we got 2 more

  800. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Couldn’t agree more…..brilliant first period but his bouncy pads are killing my nerves

  801. Matt_in_TO says:

    and who says Europeans don’t know how to fight


    - I Hab Faith

  802. Sehs says:

    Fearless prediction: This game makes me fail tomorrows final.

  803. vaya_ says:

    let’s just say i won’t be getting an A tomorrow morning.

  804. oshawahabsfan says:

    Ouch, I consider myself lucky that I have no class on Fridays. The game will be my break from working on various projects.

  805. likehoy says:

    as long as someone brings their A game in the next 12 hours.

    - We’ve gotta beat the beat, and fist pump our way to victory!

  806. Big Ted says:

    Big chance to get the first one.

  807. Mr. Higgins says:

    the overall tone of his commentary sounds like someone frightened all the time… maybe with cause sometimes, but most of the time it’s his pessimism bleeding through

  808. Chuck says:

    Jaro (and his D) have to watch out for those LONG rebounds. The Caps start jumping on those and we’ll be in BIG trouble.


    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  809. coachdoug says:

    Not sure what to predict tonight…So I am going with my 7 keys to victory…

    1. Go after the Caps at the drop of the puck…supersonic 30 second shifts that make the Caps look slow…skate like your life depends on it fast…feet moving all the time…pressure everywhere…attack, attack, attack some more…

    2. Hit like crazy and be physical…someone needs to hit OV hard…Moen would be the candidate since he is darn near bullet proof…

    3. Get uber dirty in the crease…Be the trash all the time…whack and smack…take the crosschecks…talk about Theo’s momma…all that stuff…

    4. Hey JM!…how about taking some chances with an aggressive forecheck?…let Halak handle the odd man rushes and take some offensive risks…really what have you got to lose…lets open it up a little…

    5.”Big money” guys gotta earn it tonight…you know who you are…Isn’t this why Bob got you?…We need some “Clutch”play…

    6.Not so “big money” guys need to show up…3rd and 4th line production…a goal per line…

    7.This last one is the most key of all!  Score more goals than the Capitals…only way we’ll win…;P

    Go Habs Go!

    “Save us Turtleneck Man…We need you now more than ever!”

  810. JIMVINNY says:

    Good effort Gomez, but you gotta go low.  Going high takes away any center of gravity advantage you might have.

  811. SmartDog says:

    Gomez’s crappy pass broke up that PP opportunity.   Loss of momentum.


    Not signing or trading Pleks = yet another missed opportunity.

  812. Big Ted says:

    Test Theo. Shots. Traffic. Rebounds. Not rocket science.

  813. kempie says:

    So that’s not obstruction but MAB gets called? It;s gonna be a long night

  814. PrimeTime says:

    Just about have had enough of McMouth already!


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  815. Matt_in_TO says:

    He’s the exact reason why I’m watching on RDS


    - I Hab Faith

  816. PrimeTime says:

    Good survival of the 1st 10min.


    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  817. Keith says:

    Thank GOD for Halak!

  818. Big Ted says:

    Bergeron! Better be nerves cause he looks awful, soft soft passes coming out of his own zone.

  819. andrewberkshire says:

    Gomez has been dynamite on faceoffs so far, Halak looks excellent, MAB on D looks like the worst decision of the year.

  820. vaya_ says:

    mab is stinking it up so far…

  821. MikeL says:

    Ugh, Bergeron.

  822. Habscore says:

    Both goalies are extremely nervous!! woooww


  823. danedmunds says:

    bergeron is so bad it’s unreal.. he should be strictly PP

  824. J. Ambrose says:

    Which team does Bergeron play for again? Because I swear its the Caps.

  825. Harani says:

    Gomez has come to play!

    “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

  826. topher5468 says:

     MAB being MAB, on defense anyway

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

  827. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Yep …the size difference is gonna Kill us ,just a matter of time!

  828. coachdoug says:

    Pleks line came to play…Sergei’s line too…

    “Save us Turtleneck Man…We need you now more than ever!”

  829. SeriousFan09 says:

    Gotta play a guy whose only redeeming ability is a 1-timer since playing AK on the point for PP situations is a mortal sin with JM.


    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  830. dean roberts says:


  831. Keith says:

    I just turn down the volume on TSN, click on CJAD on the computer and watch the blood pressure drop :)

  832. danedmunds says:

    plekanec is really going to show how much money he’s worth this summer

  833. Mr.Hazard says:

    MAB is gonna kill me.

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  834. Big Ted says:

    MAB is playing like there’s another line of defence behind him.

  835. PrimeTime says:

    McMouth – “Halak a straight butterfly guy”??? truly he lacks the ability to think before his mouth performs.

    Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Disorder is a disease than can treated.

  836. Big Ted says:

    Not a smart play from Chimera

  837. Matt_in_TO says:

    Good to see Gomez and Gill coming in defense of Josh


    - I Hab Faith

  838. wd40 says:

    Double post sorry. Go habs go!

  839. wd40 says:

    I just can’t stand PM

  840. Matt_in_TO says:

    LOL, maybe he think he’s playing RW


    - I Hab Faith

  841. J. Ambrose says:

    Nice to see Jaro came to play. Wish the rest of the team came with him.

  842. cautiousoptimist says:

    Once killed ten men with the pointy bits of a single asterisk, he did.  Ten feet tall if he was an inch!

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  843. Anonymous says:

    The legend of “Three Star Irvin” is in effect tonight.

  844. BeachHabFan says:

    unless gomer-gio-cammy et al buzz Theo like yellowjackets on a plastic cup of stale Export, we don’t stand a chance. the outside game of the past 2 weeks needs to go, and the forecheck-force the play-drive the net play of the philly/buffalo wins must come back.

    As happy as i am to simply be watching playoffs at this point, i do think it’s a mistake not having o’b in there for some size, i guess martin is hoping we can draw some penalties so Marc Ellis Valentine (dating myself) can fire a few blasts from the point.

    big hopes for moen-moore-sk line. let’s see some red shirts smearing the plexiglass.

    Awai les gars!!!!

  845. hotspur says:

    Better yet to be good AND lucky

    Audere est Facere- To Dare Is To Do

  846. Chuck says:

    Sometimes it’s better to be lucky that good, eh?


    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  847. nightmare_49 says:

    … the refs for the Habs first game of the 1st round are Brad Watson and Brad Meier.