Liveblog: Max-Pac wins it in OT

Pacioretty against Nashville

For the second game in a row, the Canadiens win an overtime game on the road.
The hero in Nashville was Max Pacioretty.
A HUGE morale booster.


  1. DEANDALLEY says:

    If only the Wolverine didn’t get hurt last season!

    “If your not first, your last”

  2. NLhabsfan says:

    So nice to WIN another one on the road in OT!!!

  3. Vid says:

    Kudos to the kids for getting the goals. Desharnais with the nifty move and Pac with laser-like precision. Rinne did look a bit awkward on that goal which makes me think he was not quite set properly. It went over his shoulder but under the crossbar. Pax did an impressive job of receiving the puck and getting a quick wrister. Nice work by PK protecting the puck at the blue line and going into the slot and fooling everyone except Pax with the pass.

    it was nice to see desharnais, pax, subban & gorges on for the winning ot goal. A nice set of young players right there.

    Shortie against the Habs AGAIN…how exactly does Nashville with one player less mange to get Weber totally open in prime shooting position? Gomez was the closest Hab to Weber but not close enough to do anything. How can this disorganized power play continue to persist?

  4. HabinBurlington says:

    So while many here choose to continue to harp about the loss of McDonough in that trade for someone, I prefer the harp sound of the trade that got us Gorges and a 1st rnd. pick name Max Pacioretty.

  5. DEANDALLEY says:

    Max’s goal went in off a Preds high stick! Bout time we had some luck!

    “If your not first, your last”

  6. Matt. says:

    so glad Gomez is back. he was his usual tonight. no points, minus 1.

  7. habs001 says:

    As i posted earlier pk is the type of d you have to have to become an elite team…gomez just passes to the front of the net but has no idea to who…eller needs a little stay in hamilton to get some scoring confidence unless we are satisfied with a 6 goal season from him….

  8. Tharsis says:

    WOW what a shot by Wolverine, an absolute thing of beauty.

    On another positive note, I am glad to see that SKost had about as much impact on this game as his big brother.


    Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.

  9. Jdub1515 says:

    Whats the over/under on 2-1 wins this season?

  10. Danno says:

    PK play smart. But do NOT tone it down.


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

  11. MGRS says:

    Looks like two good games for Budaj, steps up whenever he is called upon.

  12. HardHabits says:

    Habs are lucky that the Preds couldn’t convert that Gomez pass. What is it with Gomez throwing the puck out from behind the net that always turns into a scoring chance at the other end.

  13. HUDSONHAB says:

    Thanks Max. No thanks to Gomez lol


  14. MikeL says:

    That OT winner was the tipping point. I will now go in and make Max Pacioretty my new favorite Hab on HIO profile. (Huge, I know)

    Is it going too far saying he’s the best player on the team? If so, then I’m certain he will be considered the best by this time next year. What a shot.

  15. habitual says:

    I was just muttering about Max doing SFA for the past while and he picks the corner in OT.

    Have you noticed how well Gill is playing – in addition to his shot blocking prowess he has lugged the puck up ice on the PK, and has been shooting more. Not necessarily effectively, but we are sure getting a lot out of him.

    How bad can Enqvist be when Nokilainen is playing. An absolute absence of any offense. Yes a 4th liner, but man.

  16. Da Hema says:


    A sweet road win against a good team.

    I hate to be churlish given the win, but Gomez again almost cost the team the win. He is such an assh*le with those blind passes that end up being dangerous offensive turnovers. What a useless prick.

  17. Mats Naslund says:

    Fantastic shot by Patches. Great vision from PK. Big props to Budaj for a heck of a backup performance. Always great when you get to celebrate a win on a Saturday night!

  18. Danno says:

    Budaj was a monster in nets tonight.


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

  19. C_exacte says:

    Clutch in Overtime!!! just 8 shy of the 93 record!!

  20. Chuck says:

    I’m starting to like this overtime stuff.

    Thank goodness that another short-handed goal didn’t come back to bite us in the ass.

  21. Habsolutely says:

    I love watching the Leafs fall in Autumn.

  22. Danno says:

    We’re .500!

    1 Budaj
    2 Desharnais
    3 Pacioretty


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

  23. JD_ says:

    Nice snipe.

    Soobs is a possession beast.

    Own goal in T.O.

    • Sakus Evil Twin says:

      I thought it was the prettiest goal TO scored. Am surprised Ron didn’t announce McArther (sp) as the 3rd star. I also like when Soobs brushes someone away with his left forearm as thow they were a wayward branch. Possession beast.

      No answers, just opinions. Bite me. Och.

  24. sampson12 says:

    Haha and Toronto loses, scoring the second empty netter of the game themselves.

  25. showey47 says:

    LMFAO macarthur puts a goal in his own net from about 180 feet away with the leaf goalie pulled.

  26. K-hab25 says:

    Nice shot Pach’s and good game Budaj!!

  27. sampson12 says:

    Gotta love the excitement on the celly. PK loves scoring goals and setting up winners more than anyone and it shows.

  28. Danno says:

    You’re a good guy Budaj!


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

  29. Habsolutely says:

    and now I get to see Ottawa beat Toronto? SWEET!!

  30. DEANDALLEY says:

    I must say that Budaj was good tonight!

    “If your not first, your last”

  31. showey47 says:

    Nice shot by maxpac but that goal was on rinne. He was really deep in his net and gave away the top corner.

  32. Jdub1515 says:

    MaxPac and Moen

    are two 30 goal scorers this season!

  33. TomThompson says:

    Miracle!! Two great individual efforts by subban and pac~.

    2 posts hit on the same shot….but a lucky bounce for once!

  34. PrimeTime says:

    Man, JM sucks………another boring WIN. Wish we had a coach like Trotz on the losing team!

  35. roady says:

    laser beam…Max !!

    take your drink to the end of the bar,buddy…come on now, don’t be a fool…

  36. Habbu says:

    Max could be my favorite Hab

  37. Mavid says:

    max and PK…yessss

    second place is just the first loser

    • Habfan4lfe says:

      Another very very close game, could have gone either way. Thanks to Pacioretty and PK. PK the guy who’s been OK supposedly. lol whatever. He played solid even though he was run in various times and given a ghost penalty.

  38. Psycho29 says:

    There you go whiners and complainers……4 out of 4 points….

  39. JoeC says:

    Another win , STILL FIRE JM

  40. LL says:

    Budaj > Rinne


  41. HardHabits says:

    Two great individual efforts. Pacioretty, Subban, Desharnais, Gorges on the ice for that.

  42. jo_maka says:

    That was gorgeous !!!!!!!!!!
    Open-mindedness is not a skull fracture



  44. Habsolutely says:

    Subbie to Patchy, SWEET!!

  45. Sakus Evil Twin says:

    Whoa. What a shot.

    No answers, just opinions. Bite me. Och.

  46. Habfan4lfe says:

    WOOOOO PAX!!!!!!

  47. showey47 says:


  48. HardHabits says:

    Gomez. Haha. Hilarious.

  49. Wayne says:

    Gomez with another signature pass…

  50. Habbu says:

    I wish Cammy would hit the net once in awhile

  51. Old Bald Bird says:

    Cole needed to onetime that shot. Too much time for the goalie to recover.

  52. Jdub1515 says:

    All the fans in Nashville just witnessed JM in action that period … shell shocked in bordem … at least we can switch to the Stanford.Oregon game

  53. Wayne says:

    It’s called a “one timer” – not a “Cambrian to Jurrasic timer”.

  54. HardHabits says:

    Budaj for two years 2.3M not a bad signing at all.

  55. Psycho29 says:

    C’mon Gorges…..Work your OT magic again….

  56. Sakus Evil Twin says:

    Goal aside… Des is Gomezing.

    No answers, just opinions. Bite me. Och.

  57. DEANDALLEY says:

    My Gawd the Habs are terrible 10 ft away from the blue paint!

    “If your not first, your last”

  58. HabCez says:

    JM will be pissed at DD for not playing for the tie..
    shame on him 😉

  59. Wayne says:

    “They’re booing the Leafs in Toronto”

    Don’t worry, they’re booing the Habs in MTL too. We just don’t hear it… sort of like that “tree falling in the forest”…

  60. Sakus Evil Twin says:

    “Gomez tried the centering pass. Doesn’t get through…” sigh.

    No answers, just opinions. Bite me. Och.

  61. 365fan says:

    Liking the Nashville fans – Toronto supporters should take a lesson.

  62. DEANDALLEY says:

    Another squeeker. JM is in heaven!

    “If your not first, your last”

  63. Sakus Evil Twin says:

    Christ. Budaj was winking at his Momma. What was that?

    No answers, just opinions. Bite me. Och.

  64. HardHabits says:

    Good thing Budaj was alert on that one.

  65. Wayne says:

    It’s breakdown’s like that last one that kill me. It’s as if the string of puck responsibilty by each player gets back logged and no one picks up the play.

  66. HabCez says:

    4th line been doing OK
    Hall playing well..
    Budaj is playing solid

    Yikes crazy bounce!

  67. PrimeTime says:

    If Nashville is so well coached and have Lil Tits and Webber why is the score 1-1?? With JM and all his poor decisions, why arent Habs being blown out??

  68. JoeC says:

    I think Boone is JM;s dad or something, he only EVER calls out the young guys, He mentioned Eller, Max Pac, PK. You know there are alot of vets that suck tonigh ttoo right?

  69. Habsolutely says:

    good job Boodie, keep up the good work buddy!

  70. 365fan says:

    Probably Gill’s best game this season

  71. HardHabits says:

    Budaj has been sharp. Very sharp.

  72. NLhabsfan says:

    Nice alert save.

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