Liveblog: Shootout loss

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PRE-GAME AUDIO: Josh Gorges | Max Pacioretty

Plekanec: Four dekes and a save

Vanek: Wrister goal

Max-Pac: GOAL!

Boyes: Deke and an easy goal

Gionta: Save

902 Comments

  1. Chris Higgins says:

    They’re staring to play their typical JM soft-as-baby-crap hang-on-for-dear-life system!

  2. stephen says:

    Diaz was doing okay until Cole actually popped that one loose for Roy. Unfortunate, but who was meant to be covering Pominville?

  3. DEANDALLEY says:

    Habs playing not to lose now!

    “If you’re not first, you’re last”

  4. HabsFanMTL says:

    that goal was coles fault, Diaz had the puck behind the net and was on his way out and Cole grabbed it off him going the other way and the rest is history

  5. Chris Higgins says:

    Great coverage by DD!

  6. habsperspective says:

    Who said shutout?

  7. DEANDALLEY says:

    SHUT YOUR MOUTH BOONE!

    “If you’re not first, you’re last”

  8. Chuck says:

    That one’s on you, Boone.

  9. habsfaninboston says:

    Damn you Boone.

  10. Wayne says:

    Boone’s a genius!

  11. Bill says:

    The early one: Boone called it. Boys just fell asleep defending their lead out there.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  12. Danno says:

    Beware the early one.

    Who said that?

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

  13. DEANDALLEY says:

    No letting up Guys skate & shoot!

    “If you’re not first, you’re last”

  14. Wayne says:

    Some teams gel quickly and find success at the start of the year. Others don’t gel immediately and struggle all year. That last couple/few games has seen the Habs finding a way to win with a little luck coming off the better end of poor coverages and mental lapses. At the moment, this team looks like it’s doing the hard work necessary to find itself. The next 10 games will determine what team we have.

    I have to add this: Scott Gomez defies gravatitional laws. When he’s out there, it’s essentially a 6 on 4 for the opponent.

  15. Everlasting1 says:

    Van Riemsdyk just bowls over his own goalie (Bobrovsky) lol Intent to injure? Discuss.

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  16. samTHEman says:

    If I were Plekanec I would pull a Pronger/Coburn in the defensive zone on the PP. How long will it take Martin to realize that he SUCKS there and probably is pissed as F*** that he’s there to begin with? God damnit…

    • db says:

      I was thinking the same thing… we miss his down low passing abilities IMO. I also think Spacke, Weber, Gorges and PK can handle the point well enough…. and Diaz too sometimes.

  17. Norm0770 says:

    For a coach that puts his lines in a blender on a regular basis why can’t Martin see that the Pleks on the point experiment is, well, pointless?

  18. JD_ says:

    Other than first names that both begin with M, there is hardly any resemblance between MaxPac and Mike McPhee. Huge fan of the latter, but that’s stretchin’ it; McPhee did consistently and fearlessly drive the net, but he didn’t have MaxPac’s hands.

    Sabres’ D has looked really tentative in their own end for two periods runnin’. But, I’ll never underestimate Ruff’s ability to motivate in short order.

  19. aversglay says:

    Got up to get a drink at about 15 mins into the second and RDS was saying 4 on 3 for almost 4 mins when I got back. Glad to see it was just a mistake!

  20. Chuck says:

    The bad news is that the Habs scored on the powerplay, which means that a shorthanded goal will be coming soon to even things up.

  21. lavie says:

    It’s so much fun to watch Cole taking off.

  22. JIMVINNY says:

    How about them blues?

    oops. I guess Everlasting’s comment didn’t stick around….

  23. AH says:

    Hi all..late to the show..anyone got any feeds?..channfeed is giving me carolina/dallas. Thanks all.

  24. JIMVINNY says:

    RDS commenting on Price’s puckhandling, and they’re right; he is getting better. Scary.

  25. novahab says:

    Big news out of Boston last night Lucic shot a man outside of a Bar. It just happen Gary Bettman was leaving the restaurant near by and whitness the whole thing. When the cops asked Bettman what happen he said it was a hockey play and the cops let Lucic go.

  26. punkster says:

    If Lindy’s first intermission speech didn’t sink in you can bet this one will. I mean, Habs come up in the second with a 1-0 lead the book on them is press and they’ll give up a couple. Now what Lindy?

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  27. habsfaninboston says:

    That PP was awful.

  28. Can’t wait till Markov comes back so this Plekanec experiment ends forever. It’s so damn painful to watch. I’d prefer Gorges there over Pleky.

  29. habsperspective says:

    Would it be so wrong to send thank you cards to Lucic. One for Miller, and the other for the Komi.

  30. C_exacte says:

    Nice call, can I borrow a “Peel”ing? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo3vLSoXWw4

  31. topher5468 says:

    A real hottie sitting behind Ruff

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

  32. Pucknut says:

    Gorges is the LEADER on D out there

  33. sane hockey fan says:

    Man Gorges is good…guy is so underrated

  34. badbalance says:

    What happened to Cammy?

  35. Danno says:

    Did Cole hold back and not touch the puck so Patches would get the goal? In slow motion it looks like he did.

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

    • JIMVINNY says:

      Whenever that happens, I can’t fault the guy who swats at the puck on the way in. As a pro, I’m sure it’s just instinct to swipe at a puck sitting in the crease, regardless of how close to the line it is, how it got there, or what direction it’s moving in.

      • Danno says:

        Me neither. It just looked like Cole saw it was going in and maybe hesitated or maybe I’m imagining things…

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

  36. habsfaninboston says:

    Cole is a beast.

  37. tote-road says:

    Anyone understand why McGuire has always compared Pacioretty to Mike McPhee? While I wouldn’t mind a McPhee on this team, Max reminds me more of LeClair.

  38. DEANDALLEY says:

    If only Max never got hurt last season!

    “If you’re not first, you’re last”

  39. durocher says:

    Nice stop and start by Cole

  40. Chuck says:

    Bad Cole… trying to steal Max’s goal at the last instant!

  41. 24moreCups says:

    So if this is Emelin’s best game does this mean we’re going to see more of him

  42. 24moreCups says:

    Man I love this Pacioretty kid, I hope he’s a Hab for a long long time with PK and Price.

    The 3 P’s!!!

  43. Chuck says:

    That looked like it was in slow motion, but way to go Wolverine!

  44. habsfaninboston says:

    Max Pac. That puck had eyes.

  45. punkster says:

    Sloppy, but it works.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  46. DEANDALLEY says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    “If you’re not first, you’re last”

    • Danno says:

      I hope you’re happy now.

      You just caused permanent damage to the internet.

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

  47. durocher says:

    How do you like dem apples Gaustad?

  48. aversglay says:

    Liking Paloosh

  49. Danno says:

    Tim Peel me a Grape is revving up his Fix-o-Matic game changer

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

  50. JIMVINNY says:

    A whole lot of hooking going on in the buffalo end, but they call instead the trip.

  51. Pucknut says:

    I like Eller but Gomez is a better hockey player than Eller

  52. habsfaninboston says:

    We’re starting to lack discipline.

  53. Danno says:

    Spacek’s back on bench

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

  54. ffenliv says:

    Boone, how is that NOT a penalty. Gorges got his stick in under his legs, and ushered his feet out from under him.

    Let’s face it, if the jerseys had been reversed and no call was made, you’d be upset that Habs get interfered with all the time and it’s never called.

  55. DEANDALLEY says:

    What # is PEEL?

    “If you’re not first, you’re last”

  56. DEANDALLEY says:

    Sabres tuff tonight eh.

    NOT SO TUFF IN BOSTON!

    “If you’re not first, you’re last”

  57. Chuck says:

    Gerbe’s the only player in the league that makes Desharnais look tall(er).

  58. Danno says:

    A square dance just broke out

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

  59. jo_maka says:

    DD almost fought against Gerbe. It was almost cute :P
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  60. habstrinifan says:

    Saw Boone’s blog Gomez more ice time than Eller in 1st period.. did Gomez deserve this? Love my boy Eller to keep being important.. he has been.

  61. topher5468 says:

    At least Spatcho can’t turn it over from the room, or can he?

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

  62. JD_ says:

    Great composure by Soobs on that one.

  63. Chuck says:

    Darche trying to create his own secondary scoring chance by shooting at the crest on a breakaway?

  64. Danno says:

    Darche needs the nice soft hands of Moen

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

  65. DEANDALLEY says:

    Darche? Of all players on a break away!

    “If you’re not first, you’re last”

  66. Pucknut says:

    Nice hustle by Engqvist

  67. habstrinifan says:

    Just tuned in.. wife had physio session.. WHAT’S HAPPENING?

  68. topher5468 says:

    Does Gomez have any scoring or offensive prowess left at all

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

  69. Bill says:

    What’s Cole doing on the power-play? I thought JM did some research on that …

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  70. Mondou6 says:

    I like Cole, the guy definitely adds something that we haven’t had.

  71. olematelot says:

    ya had to believe Cole would finally get one

  72. durocher says:

    Nice stick check by Emelin at the line…


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