Not easy

A goal by Richard Park turned the third period into a nailbiter until Alex Kovalev scored his 20th, an empty-netter that made it 3-1 and capped the Canadiens’ 15th road win of the season.

Not a bad night fo the second line that is really the first line: Tomas Plekanec two goals, Kovy a goal and an assist – not to ention a long, heroic shift agaist six Islanders’ skaters during the final minute.


  1. ebk says:

    their 3rd of 4th in the league in scoring, not sure that applies, my friend

  2. P St. Pierre says:

    The Canadiens are not playing a great team tonight, but they do have a very good goalie. Let’s hope they can bury a few more and shake any confidence that DiPietro might be giving the Islanders.

  3. blnieder says:

    This just in from TSN – Toronto Sports Network

    Dreger: Cliff Fletcher will be the Laffs Interim General Manager just as long as he passes the TO physical.
    Physical Test –
    1. Do what Pettie says for 6 months.
    2. Trade, waive and buyout all players on current team, no one is an
    3. Bring up all Marlies who would be considered excellent prospects,
    that means the entire Marlie squad.
    4. Make sure the team does not improve above last place in the standings.
    Then Dreger says:
    Fletcher maybe will accept full time employment if he follows the rules
    in the next 5 1/2 months.
    Sundin will re-sign for nothing with the Laffs during free agency (free).
    Stamos and Tavaras will be the Laffs #1 draft choices over the next two
    With all the draft choices they will have accumulated they will draft
    players immediately ready for the NHL with the result that they will be
    Stanley Cup contenders in the next TWO (2) years.

    Who are these people on TSN – Weathermen.

    Cable should pay us to watch the crime perpetrated on this station or change this from Sports to a Crime-Drama feature. Dreger 2- years for the Laffs to be a cup contender, 41 years since the last Stanley Cup. Maybe the Jock Strap Cup – Not the Stanley Cup which belongs to our BELOVED HABS.

    Dreger stick to talking about the weather or is it whether?

    Oh! I forgot the Laffs hired these guys as top DRAFT choice picks. Maybe for drinking beer.

    Go Habs Go. Continue The Tradition

    Go Laffs Go. Continue Your Condition

  4. RH says:

    1P Break: My pal Dave Stubbs on Pedneault: Let’s see. Latendresse misses 6×4 feet of empty net. Nothing. Higgins misfires on a pass. “Mauvaise jeu par Higgins…”


  5. NLhabsfan says:

    Ryder is not alone…I have seen a few players miss an open net tonight.

  6. Sulemaan says:

    Are you watching online or via satellite?

  7. howtathor says:

    Not a bad period. How did Ryder miss the net??? He is hustling tonight. Should be 3-0 by now. Habs had a few good chances on the nine shots. Keep this up and we will win. Excellent zone clearance and breakaway speed. Higgins really adds that element on the first line. With all due respect to Latendresse, he is no speed demon. With Koivu and Kosti, Higgy gives them an element of danger! I hope Carbo keeps this line intact.

  8. cfposi says:

    Watching live from England…hello again Booners!

    “It’s time for your Montreal Canadiens to reach into their jocks and feel around for a scrotum and its content.” – Boone

  9. teamplayer says:

    ryders shot was not even near the net.. dipietro was so far out of his net and it easily went in far corner

  10. showey47 says:

    3 on 1, ryder takes a slapshot and misses the net by 4 feet

  11. CHiggins says:

    haha…which is why koivu rarely scores off a shot

  12. Shawn S says:

    Imagine if Koivu was back to his old self to go along with Kovalevs great year? I’d feel really good about this year then. I think by March Captain K will be back to form.

  13. MikeL says:

    haha yea i noticed that

  14. MikeL says:

    The fact that my 12 year old brothers shot is better than Koivus really hurts his production

  15. showey47 says:

    omg saku, now there’s a sign of lack of confidence as a goal scorer

  16. Shawn S says:

    Pleks has such a great shot. I’m glad hes only 23.

    And Koivu!!! so cloose, shoot the puck!

  17. the_vipah says:

    Said as Streit coughs up the puck 2x trying to get out of the D zone.

  18. CHiggins says:

    Pleky is amazing…
    give this guy an 8 year 40 million$ contract now

  19. MikeL says:

    It’s unbelievable how much better Streit is back there than Brisebois.

  20. showey47 says:

    hey, i just got in and pleky scores sweet.

  21. CHiggins says:

    Come on Higgy, do something

  22. JB_15 says:

    What a shot!!!!!


  23. MatttheHabsFan says:

    This year it seems like Kovalev is only concerned with W’s…the Habs are a much better team with him thinking this way.

  24. Keith says:

    Just got in from digging out…again! I’m sick of all this snow ! Ryder’s saying,”I wondered when you were going to call that one ref”.

  25. yathehabsrule says:

    Did he REJECT a spot ir say whe WOULD reject it if offered? Likely he would rather take a spot that he earned and not as a ‘replacement’ and prefer to use the time off to rest.

  26. yathehabsrule says:

    Like the Robert Johnson comment on Conklin Mike…

  27. JB_15 says:

    Smolinski with ryder and higgins?

    Is this a joke?

    Is carbonneau purposely trying to waste our talent by pairing it with guys who cant skate with them?

  28. JB_15 says:

    Alex Kovalev rejected a spot in the all-star game…

    Any thoughts on this one?

  29. showey47 says:

    wow, islanders only got one shot that period

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