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And a VERY good night for Jacques Martin.
Yes the Plekster is back after years of inactivity!
I’m sorry to stir the pot right away but I have to disagree with anyone who disagrees with me (lol) concerning Poutliot.
That man WILL be a superstar and has all the abilities to do so – size, speed, soft hands, great shot, good vision of the ice, youth.
He is a total package except for the fact that for some strange reason, he is ALWAYS FALLING!
Can someone PLEASE explain that to me?! Am I the only one who noticed that he hits the ground at least 5 times per game?
Confidence…. that’s what he’s lacking!
Remember how Plekanec’s confidence skyrocketed season after season? Look at him now; untouchable and wearing an A in last night’s game…
Let’s stay patient with Pouliot.
24 Cups, you’re right in saying that he was given first line duty without having earned it and so it is time for him to step up!
And I’d love to come to the summit! I haven’t been to the Bell Centre in close to two years but would love to go watch this team because for the first time in a VERY long time,
I’m proud of who the Canadiens are!
I’ve been busy with school!
And people generally disagreed with me because I was a cocky little pr*ck lol…
I’m wondering if I should go back to that? haha
Your profile being “Pains in the Ass, based in Alberta”.
You know we luv ya, Timo!
Where have you been all this time? I used to enjoy your posts although I often disagreed with you.
You could be right about Ak46. He looks much more involved than last year and he’s playing with an edge, which we never used to see.
I still think Pouliot could become a solid top-six although not a superstar. He’s actually looked quite good so far, and apparently he’s taking his “demotion” in a better spirit than he did last year.
I’m not sure Eller’s ready for top line duty except in short spells. That said, I’d like to see him up there tonight rather than Moen.
Price looks great so far. The team needs to get him a few wins.
Wow – that’s quite a return to H I/O!
Eller is a solid prospect but he’s just in his first year. Let’s not put this guy in a position that’s way over his head.
Pouliot will never be a superstar. His ‘name’ wasn’t a factor in Minnesota and he shite the bed there. He can be a top six guy but I’m starting to get fed up hearing about his lack of confidence. What does he want? He came in here and was basically been given a top six job without having earned it. Time to step up.
I hope you’re right about Andrei. This is his last kick at the can in Montreal and if he fails that means we got dick squat out of the best draft year in ages.
I’m not worried about Price.
We are a wildcard when it comes to winning the Cup. I’m willing to play along in order to keep my sanity on this site.
P.S. Will we see you at the Summit?
Pouliot is not a superstar..lol.. but I felt like he was playing with plenty of confidence so far this year, he’s hitting a lot, got a couple assists and a few scoring chances..Dunno why he got moved around. I hope this doesn’t screw him up even more… If anyone needs to pick it up on that line its our captain. He has been invisible.
2 on 1 Fake pass deke
Your problem, JT, is that you’ve answered the question thruthfully. No good can come from that.
Thats a pretty good top 6
Just a few thoughts from the Plekster:
Lars Eller should be given a shot on the first line. His speed, vision, agility and tremendous puckhandling skills should compliment Gionta and Gomez quite well. The only problem? Too much circling around and not enough shooting lol. Nothing that can’t be adjusted, however!
Pouliot NEEDS to re-gain his confidence. He is a superstar, without an ounce of a doubt, yet there is something blocking him from achieving his potential just yet… Could it be the pressure of having the name “Pouliot” in Quebec that’s hurting him? Hmm…
Andrei Kostitsyn is going to have a breakthrough season. I’ve never seen him play with such intensity and LOVE for the game. With his brother gone, and as hundreds have pointed out, there will be less distractions for #46 going into the season. I’m also starting to sense a revival in terms of his hockey sense… he finally HAS some! He seems to know where to go MOST of the time… In my opinion, he just needs to learn to position himself along the boards to support his teammates. All in due time…
Carey Price is concentrated. Forget talk of his skills; he is razor SHARP and focused like he once used to when he first broke into the NHL. Only thing left now is to see if the team is capable of minimizing shots and scoring more often.
I have to agree with everyone who thinks it’s foolish to conserve a 2-goal lead halfway through the game. There isn’t really much more I can add to that lol
Finally, a note of controversy;
The 2010-2011 Montreal Canadiens are a Stanely Cup contender this year.
Should Pouliot, Kostitsyn, Eller and Price find a certain level of consistency, who’s to say our offense is lacking in any sense?
Only prospect they should consider throwing in that trade is Maxwell.. Spacek and Maxwell for Bieksa would be ok I guess.
“We thank you for your precious collaboration; it is greatly appreciated.Unfortunately, we have reached the number of participants your profile.”
I tried to take the survey but couldn’t get past the first question, do you promise to answer thoughtfully? This is an HI/O survey isn’t it?
Took the survey…..whats all this stuff about giving away my firstborn upon signing up to HIO?! O_o
Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat.
Exclusionist pigs. Tell it that you’re from Montreal.
I took the survey. (Mike, I’ll expect a pint from you at the Summit)
Tried your silly survey. It doesn’t want my opinion.
Keeping in mind you said “assuming it’s true”…
Yes, I would trade for Bieksa. Any one of Spacek, Hamrlik, O’Byrne and a pick/prospect. Ideally, it would be Spacek, because Hamrlik’s contract will be gone in the offseason anyways, and we would need to lose both Hamrlik’s and Spacek’s contracts to fit both Bieksa and Markov’s hefty new contract under the cap next season.
Bieksa is basically Komisarek, but faster, with skillz, and a shot. So I guess not at all like Komisarek. But he would be a great pairing with Markov, imo.
Ahhh.. and I apologize for not getting all levels of sarcasm
who the hell is bieksa
.::DON’T MESS WITH THE MOENATOR!::.
CKAC talked with Gilbert… He was not invited.
Canadien en 5!
Never go Full Retard
Hey guys!! I’m in TO today, and was wondering, are the Leafs playing or will they show the Habs’ game on CBC or TSN?? Anybody knows? Thanks!!
YES HABS CAN!!
I’m going to Hurley’s to watch the game upstairs on the big screen.
Pretty much what most people think I assume, LOL!
Never judge another man’s decision poor until you actually have proof of it failing!
We’ve seen exciting flashes before. If he gives us 40 good games over the whole season, it will be progress. And I consider myself to one of his fans.
I’m conflicted… the last time the Leafs got off to a 4-0 start, the Habs won the Cup. Does that mean that I have to root for them tonight?
I’d say Eklund’s report means we have no interest in him at all and this trade is never going to happen, just like the Brule, Cogliano and Frolov rumours that he ran for 2 years straight before he pulled Bieksa out of his fat ***.
Bieksa’s nothing special.
– I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
Grandmaster B is not going?
im just hoping he keeps it up..that goal was sick
Valabik is big, but only had 15 hits in 23 games last year. He’s softer than Chantal’s ____
Per La Eklund:
“Kevin Bieksa has shown up to play this year and has a new lease on life recently playing with Dan Hamhuis, but last night another major source of mine told me the Canadiens WILL trade for Bieksa when Salo returns. “They love him and the Canucks are thrilled Bieksa is playing better so they can get more in return…eventually.”
Take what you want from it ….
For fun, assuming it’s true, what are your thoughts?
Where are you sitting? And should I tell her that you call her Peggy?
going tonight… come say hi to peggy and i. GO HABS GO
How come no one is talking about AK46?
Seems like the kid has come to play this year. He was a bulldog in the Tampa game and that goal was a beauty
You are absolutely right. Besides only Subban & Picard have 2-ways for the d-men, and it cetainly ain’t Subban that’s being sent down
As was I. I apologize for not making that clearer.
Absolutely, when Markov is back, the six man D is solid.
I think JT was being sarcastic.
I think you’re right. If all the D are healthy, somebody has to go to Hamilton. It’s most likely to be Picard.
Martin is giving him another game with the Habs before he heads to the AHL.
Yes, if current D includes Markov.
Does anyone think our current collection of D-men is going to cut it for us this year?
“Without the strength of the past, the team may face a choice – to win, or to be French-Canadian?” — Ken Dryden
I’d rather have a guy who scores a point per game over three games, than who gets a hat trick in one.
Now all we need to do is find all the guys on waivers who have a point per game… and pick one. Preferably French. And over 6’2″.
Hee. Verkakte has to be one of my fave yiddish words.
I think I already posted this, but I think O’Byrne is the new Chipchura. Occasional flashes of basic functionality, some frustrating steps backward, all of which lead to uncertainty as to whether the player is NHL worthy. With O’Byrne, I think if he were 6’0″ tall his goose would already be cooked. But he has that one magical attribute of being HUGE. It ends there, at least as far as JM is concerned. I don’t think O’Byrne willl get a regular shift in the lineup as long as JM is coach. Ergo, yeah, he may not be done, but he is in the oven.
Now is the time to claim guys on waivers…while the Habs are sitting around the bottom of the standings. I know Brunnstrom has been a bust, but he scored a hat trick in his first NHL game. He’s got to have something, right? A hat trick in your first NHL game is like starting the season 3-0. Any team that does that is definitely going to make the playoffs, right?
Pretty crazy about Brunnstrom – he was a hot commodity only a couple years ago. When the 08-09 season began he was second only to Stamkos in terms of rookie hype.
Go Habs Go!
Weren’t Martin St Louis and Marc Savard also on waivers at one time. Pierre, you never know.
Funny stuff from Down Goes Brown. How true, in most cases.
Moore was a nice find last year but honestly, does anyone think he will suddenly become a 30 goal scorer just to spite us? 15 goal scorers are almost the proverbial ‘dime a dozen’ and under the cap guys like Moore who have a good year may find themselves priced out of hockey.
Thomas Vanek: no points and -4 over 4GP so far, I think we can cope.
I agree. I think JM is still doing try-outs for the 7th d-man. Markov is supposed to come back next Thursday, so why not give Picard a shot for one game. I don’t think it’s a knock on O’Byrne.
It is too bad OB has to sit tonight, but I do not think it is the end for him in the CH. He has done alright so far this season and JM HAS to have noticed that. Besides his occasional panic attacks, which will take time to get over, you do not notice him as much as before, and that is a good thing if you want to be a steady defenceman.
“I am guilty of using elipses…”
That better be the last survey.
Yeah… let the kid play!
M – Same goes for O’Byrne!!!
The Aud was great for that. You could arrive early to watch the pre-game warmup and stand right behind the visitor’s net. Can’t do that in the HSBC.
i’d rather give the ice-time to boyd and see if he can turn himself into something
Actually the ceremony might be pretty good tonight. I know that Henri Richard will be part of the ceremonies. Can’t wait for work to be over so I can get to HSBC! Go Habs Go!
Been a Habs fan since I was in 2nd grade and sat behind Patrick Roy at the Aud.
I would rather have boyd and Halpern than Moore (even though Moore is a great player).
And any word on who starts in goal (99% sure its price but who knows?)
No. Moore is good in short bursts, but over time he feels that he’s entitled to ice time that he really doesn’t deserve. The reason it takes forever to sign him is a free agent is because he thinks he’s better than he is. For a playoff run he’s nice to have around, much longer and he gets a big head.
The question about Moore should be, “Why would they have traded a second rounder for a few months of play?”
It’s simple, Montreal had huge holes in the bottom six thanks to injuries. The Moore trade filled a key role and might have saved the season. A second round pick is about the going rate for a player of Moore’s ilk, hell the year before Buffalo trade a second round pick to the Leafs for a player named, you guessed it Dominic Moore.
Didn’t Moore score in both game 7s last year? If so, then yes, shoulda kept him.
Did anyone else notice that the current team didn’t seem to be playing all that nice with Moore? I don’t know if it speaks to something that goes on in the locker room or anything.
At first, I just chalked it up to Max Lapierre being Max and Moore took exception to his hit to get his penalty.
But later on in that scrum with Moen, Moen did NOT look like he was best of friends with the guy.
Again, I realize they’re on different teams now, but Moore, for as decent a player as he is, really seems to float from team to team. Why is that?
Other than that, I still like Eller and Boyd in lieu of Metro and Moore.
/\\ikeGO HABS GO!
Mike – To be fair, it’s basically Metro and Moore for Boyd and Halpern.
Eller only enters the debate when we talk about what we gained from trading one of our goalies (which we don’t need to talk about anymore!)
Metro was a waiver pick-up and certainly was a great bargain. Halpern was a late summer UFA signing from the bargain basement (reminds me of the old Eatons). G&G should keep that in mind next summer when they are filling out the roster. Only crazy GMs sign players on July 1st.
I still feel that we overpaid for Moore seeing that we might have been able to get him for a 3rd rounder. Of course G&G would counter that by stating they beat out the other teams by strking early and that Moore’s play had a significant impact on our late season heroics. Hard to argue with that train of thought.
Boyd for Sergei? I feel that G&G made a mistake here. It’s not an earth shattering one, but you have to wonder if a smart GM could have landed Boyd and picked up a (mid round) draft choice for SK74. Boyd was dumped by two teams in four months. He wasn’t qualified by Nashville, which made him a UFA on July 1st. How many teams were knocking on his door? Hard to say but the only thing he had going for him was his age and potential upside. He probably would have signed with Montreal even if the trade wasn’t made. As for Sergei, who knows? He’s on the IR right now so we really won’t be able to evaluate this trade until the spring. Barry Trotz is a great coach and Nashville has a thin roster up front so this is a wonderful opportunity for Sergei to shine.
you’re definitely on to something there…I’ve heard rumblings from very credible sources that Moore isn’t exactly loved in the locker room, quite the opposite. There’s definitely some guys in the league who have a lingering air of pretentiousness around them, Moore and his pedigree from Harvard maybe? who knows, but really I can say with some certainty that he wasn’t a locker room guy…which is very strange to me, because his play on the ice suggests he’d be a favorite amongst the guys, he just never quits. I noticed the exchange with Moen too and thought the exact same thing, considering they even played on a line together most of the time.
I would have liked to keep the guy, he scored maybe the biggest goal of the playoffs for us, but now I see maybe why PG chose to take a pass. The guy is still a great player though, already has 2 goals on the season, he just seems to make every team he plays with better, even when he was with Toronto I remember him always giving our D-men fits.
Like I said last time:
Moore (1.1 million) that he’s getting has more or less given us Justin (that’s what I’m calling him from today) Boyd (0.650mil) and Jeff Halpern (0.600mil). And both of them play a similar style to Moore and Boyd is much younger too.
I’m not pissed about letting Moore walking because I’ve liked what I’ve seen from the other two so far.
“It must be love!”
I’d second this opinion right here.
I agree, and will add that Montreal has a fair number of up and coming prospects that can fill Moore’s type of role. It would have likely taken a 2 year deal to keep Moore, which means one less spot for a player like Ryan White next season. All that said, I would not have been upset had Moore been kept, he was a fine player. The trade was a win-win for all parties.
Just trying to find out what time in will it be in Japan…
OK so around 9am, which means I will barely see the 1st period..
Tomorrow, I can watch the whole game. Finally. Hasn’t happened since the season opener.
One of my all time NHL video game memories was NHL94’s goal song for the habs.
You can find it here http://nhl94.com/html/multimedia/downloads.php#audio in the group of midi’s 21-30 in which it is number 23.
bah bah bah de da do dah dah bum bum bum bum da da dum da da!
Don’t you mean number 36?
That clip from Swingers on the NHL93 link is classic.
And as a bonus, Mike Cammalleri’s in it – stage right, sitting on the couch.
Okay what’s the thinking here?
Take out the player who has 11 hits in three games with no giveaways and replace him with a player with no hits and a giveaway in two games, who plays softer than any player I can ever remember on a Habs roster. A complete spectator in a goal fot the opposition in each of the games he played in.
Maybe it is the offence upside? No, nothing there. One shot in two games despite four minutes of power play time. Wow, if I were a Sabre I might not even show up tonight.
That should be great?
Can we get some context on these players who go unnamed?
I don’t get it either. O’Byrne must be thinking, “they ask me to hit people and play responsibly. I do that, and get sent to the pressbox… while Subban, who handed the game to the Bolts, gets a slap on the wrist.”
You’re quite right, Steve – I was searching for Halpern in my brain and he didn’t pop out! So far Halpern hasn’t been dreadful by any means though, he’s been a pretty good contributor, actually. And, as you say, cheap!
Maybe we should get into the new debate? How much of a mess was/is Sergei? Would someone like Boucher as a coach be able to get more out of him than Martin? I guess we’ll see with Trotz, but it’s an entirely different dynamic there.
Mike – Halpern is this year’s version of Bryan Smolinski. I just hope he moves his feet a bit more instead of standing around for most of his shift.
nope, Sergei played last night and was actually stoned point-blank by Jaro…played around 14 minutes, way more than JM would give him, even on his good nights in MTL…I really think SK will turn out quite well in Nash, just seems like the trend these days with the guys this organization loses faith in…Gui! will probably be a 30 goal scorer (if he can get his conditioning back lol), Chipchura is fitting right in in Anaheim, D’ags has got like 4 goals already this year and seems to be turning into a top-6 guy in STL.
I’m pretty sure that no.23 was the goal song.
Maybe they played “Les Canadiens sont la” in the arena? Or after a victory?
They played Les Canadiens Sont La in the arena, after a victory AND after the Habs scored in NHL 94
(Just liked they played “Drunken Sailor” after the Pens scored in NHL 94)
I think he’s refering to O’Byrne being replaced by Picard. With Pouliot being demoted to the 4th line despite not being the worst player on his line, it looks as if Martin is back with his usual scapegoats…
I think people are getting bent out of shape about what went on during a practice the day before a game. Gill skated with OB in the morning skate on Wednesday, did they pair up that night? No, people have their panic settings way too high about team practices and what they mean.
I agree, and I will raise your thought about people getting bent out of shape – I think people are getting bent out of shape over the status of friggin’ Ryan O’Byrne and Alex Picard!
Maybe JM has a pacifist idiology going here. He feels the need to punish the only two players who hit by demoting them.
JM. Here is the line-up I want to see on the ice next week.
Did you get a roger on that yet?
Bulldogs retain Alex Henry as captain. Desharnais/White (home) and Maxwell/Carle (road) will be alternate captains.
Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!
I wasn’t that thrilled with our opening ceremony. I liked the players in a circle, and I liked the fact that Gionta tried to speak French, but he truly massacred even the numbers – and mispronounced several players’ names. But – he did give it a go.
Gotta give gio credit for trying even though. But if thats what it takes to keep the wolves at bay,then so be it.
Did you expect him to speak perfectly? I mean come on…
How about you try to speak Russian after having no conversational training and see how great your pronounciation is.
If I remember right Pouliot was playing great scorin goals when Mr Martin put him on the forth line with no explanation .Sure worked well and he has done it again.
THE team was playing well so change the lines.
IMO, Pouliot has been working really hard, but JM and the team need some goal production out of him. His problem seems to be all between his ears. He really needs to start believing in himself again. Once he does, his knack for finding the back of the net will return.
Hmmm….PK on the 3rd pairing. I know he’s made mistakes but honestly? Who else will take those minutes? I’d prefer 3rd/4th D minutes at least, we need his enthusiasm and skill. He just needs to pull it back a notch and be mindful of penalties.
OT – that “it gets better video” is tough to watch. Really brave man to give his story and tell it like it is.
Took the survey. Just want to say that I find H I/O to be the best blogging site compared to the other teams’.
I’m a bit obsessed with the site. It keeps me sane and healthy. I suffered a mild heart attack when it crashed a while ago.
Other than that, here’s hoping to a good game and a W.
Most of the RDS crew are predicting Buffalo wins tonight and Ottawa tomorrow.
RDS has guys who think MAB is the missing piece to victory…
Perhaps maybe the RDS guys should go and root for the laffs then.
IMO, the Hab’s 0.500 record y-t-d (courtesy of the NHL’s 3 point game rule) doesn’t reflect the team’s potential. The two losses were one goal games that could easily have gone the other way. In addition, the Hab’s have been missing some key personnel, including the team’s MVP (in Markov). Maybe I’m the eternal optimist, but based on what I’ve seen so far, this year’s version of the team is an upgrade on the last. The Habs typically have a tough time against both Buffalo and Ottawa. These matches will provide a good indication of the team’s progress.
That’s great because they are always wrong. lol
The refs for tonite’s game are Paul Devorski and Brian Pochmara.
Is that a good omen or bad omen?
was just about to post that. GOD i hate MAB and RDS crew
WL – Could be worse.
I took the survey, so where’s my aston martin and trip to vegas?
Anybody have a good link to stream tonight’s game
Bookmark it. It has pretty much every game up there.
The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.
I’ve used it before with some success, but I’ll try it again.
So HIO, you enough people fir your survey that fit my profile: “thruthful, and from BC” – are you sure???? 😉
I got $10 bucks Henri Richard drops Smith before all is said and done.
I guess they have enough from NB as well.
No wonder I could have gotten tickets for so cheap for tonight, look at all the empty seats!
– In Price We Trust
Folks, I was holding back, didn’t want to spoil the excitement of a new season, but this years cast is a catastrophe in the making, tonight the wheels are going to fall off, big time.
Again we have the skill, but no power, no sustained grit, and its going to cost us dearly…again.
HENRY and SHULTZ should have made the squad over PICARD and DARCHE, that was the first mistake of the year….and where is WHITE? he would bump POULIET off the roster….anyway, I am enjoying AK and LAPS who have shown up, and the steady CAM/GOMEZ/GION/PLEK/MOEN/PYAT along with PRICEY and some good work by BOYD/HALPERN…..
1:The N.A.G. (North American Grit) Youth Movement will bring us respect. 2:The NHL-Ref-Syndicate will do everything in its power to never allow the HABS to win another Stanley Cup. 3:Bring up HENRY/SHULTZ before we get slapped around some more.
Louis Leblanc gets on the board early with his 5th goal in his 8th game of the season in the first period. Morgan Ellis with Cape Breton has an assist over 2 periods.
Henry’s not an NHL-capable defencemen and Schultz’s conditioning isn’t there yet, nor his skating.
LOL @ Henri and his playful attempt to win the ceremonial faceoff.
BUT THEY’RE TOUGH AND THEY HAVE GRIT
ha. Looks like Tony has company.
Any working streams tonight? atdhe isn’t working.
Carbo is much more engaged on the RDS show than he was on CBC
Well that was an exciting ceremony, can’t wait to see what stops they pull out for the 50th!
It’s working for me right now. It’s gone down a couple of times though.
anybody else find the puck drop funny since one guy was huge?
Was that a ceremony or a funeral??? My God I’m glad to be a Habs fan.
I am using the 1st one, works fine for me.
I still can’t believe the Sabres didn’t invite Brett Hull to take part in the festivities!
My RDS Feed for the season.
Start the game! The pomp and circumstance we have had to endure this year is killing me!
“I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
– Bilbo Baggins
Price has faced 110 shots in the first 3 games. More than any goalie so far. Good job JM for adapting a style to support the kid.
Close one there.
This third line of Eller, Lapierre and Halpern has no shortage of centers, does it?
good pressure by the good guys
Buffalo announcer just said Price has struggled this year… How do these people have jobs with NHL franchises when they don’t even bother to make factual statements?
Roy is a great diver.. I give him 10
I can’t believe they didn’t call that one.
Shattered my jaw on the floor with that one – “booed off the ice a few times at home this year”
They’re positively truculent.
Full Breezer 4 Life
Tired D, not good.
and a typical rookie icing.
Just going to say it, if this is Andrei without Sergei we never shoulda drafted the punk.
Would have been really fun to watch that.
Coaches must hate when guys take intentional offside calls. There shouldn’t be a stoppage at all, but instead there is, and it’s in your own zone. It’s a dumb play.
Isn’t that the truth?
The things they’ve let go, and they call that? What a joke.
wow, that’s a penalty now?
Boys look good so far, AK needs to dump that puck deeper, not a good play. But hey he’s been great this year so I can forgive the guy
Loving the NHL Centre Ice free preview.
All hockey, all the time :o)
good start for benny. Thats my last critisism of Benny tonight, its just not worth it
“It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”
That was a terrible call. There was no penalty there.
is there anybody awake in the arena? Quiet crowd or what!!
I agree,that was awful. How do you let so much go early on then call that?
True, but I was just saying that Im done killing Benny
Looked like Benny took a pretty good slash at the end of that play. He glanced back as he skated away, hopefully he took a number for later.
I guess someone finally told Rick Janerette that the T in Pouliot is not silent. Lets pop this PP cherry already
Hey i’m sure I saw more than just 1 shot get through???
Good chances so far. Keep it going!
I really don’t think our PP is that bad,we just seem to whiff on some golden oppurtunities.
Spacek’s shot is almost a total waste. He can barely get it off the ice, and it hit Miller dead center. How is that ever going to beat a goalie like Miller?
Would that not be a penalty?
not from behing but to the side and pretty clear interference no?
“I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~
Blindside hit from behind and no penalty. Pathetic
Blindside hit anybody?
That was a hit from behind on Hammer…I think
How did Pleks miss on the open net?
Hey hitting from behind and no penalty, great work Devorski.
This one already has that familiar ugly smell.
mcarthur does it again. wow
According to the new rules, only hits where the head is either targeted or the principle point of contact will be penalized. Apparently, dirty hits to the ribs are fine.
then again didnt aaron voros on a scoring spree for the first few games last year.. what happened to him after
Who the heck is Clarke McArthur he scored again! Komisarek scores a few seconds later. WTF?
‘Cogito ergo doleo’
Didn’t he win the Art Ross?
WOW, JM sure looked intense there, he actually grimaced…..or farted.
Mark my words, something is wrong with Cammalleri. He has looked completely off his game from day one.
wtf! call him for diving!
Gomez skating is lovely to watch. By far, the best part of his game
That sir is a classic!
Gomez skating is lovely to watch. By far, the best part of his game
That sir is a classic!
Great work by Gorges and Price on that breakaway. Funny how a great chance for us turns into a better chance for them.
Just curious ,,,, is there a reason why we are wearing our REDS in Buffalo?Is there any signifigance?
This season’s career overachiever.
First period : Habs slightly off.
Buffalo way off.
Not a bad period. Price was sharp on that last sequence.
“Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”
I don’t know about you guys but it is really weird for me to see and hear a Nidermayer associated with the Sabres…
I think when Buffalo opened as a club you wore White at home so they’re doing that as part of their lame 40th anniversary night.
The Sabre’s crowd looks like they have been sitting in their same chairs for 40 years. What a boring ambience. Love the Bell Centre for that alone.
He will get into the groove soon.
Remember last season it took him 7 games to register a goal.
Kessel just scored again, three goals in like three minutes to go up 3-1 on the Rangers in NYC.
IMO Miller is the best goalie in the league and he looks sharp tonight. We will only score dirty goals tonight so the boys better start getting bodies in front of him and throw everything on the net.
Bulldogs behind the ball after the 1st, 2-1 for the Rochester Americans, Kyle Klubertanz scores his first goal as a Bulldog, assisted by Ben Maxwell and Frederic St-Denis.
The Leafs look good right now, we may dismiss it as their season’s hot streak or whatever, but they look good right now. Also, despite what many predicted, the Habs actually look better than most anticipated. And quite honestly, it does not really matter how the Leafs do unless they are playing the Habs.
OK .. that makes sense, and yes in 1970 we would have been wearing white at home
Charitable. I think the Habs have looked mediocre to bad. Is that “better than expected”? Perhaps it is …
True. There are guys like this- slow out of the gate.
Only thing is, I don’t remember him looking disinterested, or a step behind. He just looked unlucky, and it was just a matter of time before things started clicking for him.
I hope the same thing is happening this year, cos so far, he’s weirdly out of sync.
premature ejaculation…. REALLY premature
I like it. I grew up in the era of light-jerseys-at-home.
From what I just witnessed in the first period they have not progressed from last season. Still far too passive and no attack five on five. Is there even one line that aggressively forechecks and drives to the net?
ps I am talking about the Habs
Granted it is not saying much, but from what I can tell, the 5-on-5 is not scoring goals like you said, but it seems to be a bit more agressive and tenacious…at least when the Pleks line is on.
Me too. I still (by accident) call white jerseys home jerseys.
______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.
Boone, Pleks had the best chance of the period when he missed the open net on the PP
Scintillating opening ceremonies, no?
leafs ahead 3-1.
leafs are miles ahead of the habs.
at least they have an inteligent GM.
or, the rangers have a defense that would be out of place on a high school team.
Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5
The Leafs GM who wants to bring back hooking, holding and eliminate the two-line pass so we can have pre-lockout hockey? Yeah, that genius is really what this NHL needs, arguing for the things that were killing the NHL before the lockout for entertainment.
Minnesota Wild under Lemaire working out 20 tie games a season, that was a gem for hockey entertainment wasn’t it?
People have been stating that the Leafs are miles ahead of the Habs for at least the past three seasons now….the fact that they currently are playing well does not mean that people are suddenly clairvoyant. Also, Burke had a plan, PG also had a plan, just because the plans are different does not mean one is better than the other, all we can say is that one plan is more suited to one team than the other.
I bet our GM could spell intelligent!
Pens give away a 2-goal lead to the Isles in their barn, seriously what is wrong with that place?
The curse of a new building
The home team.
They did not spread the cap around, to much cap to a few players does not make a team, they are on their way down.
Possibly bad feng shui…I remember hearing from some people that some feng shui experts said that the Molson Center’s feng shui was all messed up and that it was not conducive to winning championships…kinda wacky adn far-fetched, but then again, Gorges and Price sacrificed a hockey stick for a goal…so who knows.
Cammalleri seems to be fighting the puck a bit. Nice that we are not taking stupid penalties so far. Pouliot,s was because he was not skating and reached out with the stick.
Price looks sharp again.
The refs are letting them play for now Ian.
They moved from the Mellon and into the Lemon.
lol well done!
Can someone tell the Laffs they can go back to being the crap team they have always been?
Patrick Sharp has 2 goals tonight for CHI in a 4-1 game over Columbus, safe to say it was wise for them to dump others to retain him at all costs essentially.
Hey Mr. Boone, it would be nice if for once a game involving the Habs did not depend on one break either way. Tough way to play an 82 game schedule for the team and the fans.
how many chances and hints does he get?
We played a good period. will that continue for 60 minutes.
anyone else think that gaustad came from behind on hammer?
He did not see him for sure, blind side.
No…caught Hammer on the ribs from the side, did not even go for the head.
Thats good, lets see if we can do some damage this period.
Yes. I called for ugly goals
I’ll take it
Well that was lucky! Picard. Make it so… lol!
Sucks to be Butler. First NHL game, and you kick it past Miller.
ha that one made me laugh but we will tke it!
Sweet, nothing like a beauty goal to get things started
Garbage goal! A nice greasy one!
Ugly goals are equal to pretty goals in the scoresheet.
Nigel Tufnel: It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?
David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.
–This is Spinal Tap
Picard? LOL Not good for O’Byrne.
Arrrrg I missed it!
Price is making some great saves so far.
That whole thing started with some good work along the boards by G-Love. How good is Eller going to be?
Now this is a hockey game! More like it!
Re: Gorges for Rivet – not in a thousand years.
GD crease crashers!
has Spacek been taking goalie lessons from Gill? lol
LOL…very good point.
Please please please move Eller up to the first line!
The only reason that that play even came close to our net was that Spacek decided to double-team the man that AK was covering, instead of picking up the guy with the puck.
Think we can safely put the Price questions to rest. He is definitely back to form.
put eller or benny down the middle.
Covered up and made the play to save the goal though, measure of a good player is when he’ll do anything to fix a mistake.
I LOVE that hard pass- tip play.
Is there even a winger playing with Gomez and Gionta. I only hear their names on every rush.
Kostistyn looks like he is enjoying bein out there, ver nice to see as he has the talent to be very good for us
Save that thought for the end o game!
Still snakebitten on the PP. Coming closer though.
PK is going to cause JM to go grey
I don’t think I’ve heard his name once tonight!
Just hoping for an “epic fail”, aren’t you. Way to be a fan.
Atleast Subban makes up for his mistakes by somehow stopping the guy, thats twice now.
Subban’s an adventure to watch. Kills himself to clean up his mistakes though!
I think at the start of the shift, that spin would have worked but he’d been on that PP for a while.
PK! Aie yie yie!!
It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?
For those worried about the Habs 5-on-5…here is an early season stat: 100% of the goals scored by the Habs this season have been at even strength.
LOL That is called making a positive out of a negative I believe.
With how tough Pouliot is playing, he should be on the Gio-Gomez line. He may be snake-bit, but he’s not floating. And a snake-bit Pouliot is still more likely to score that Moen.
Eller is GOOD. That little knockdown was great.
He (and this newly confident Price) are the biggest bright spots on the team for me.
Is there something wrong with the ice tonight??
Qu’elle surprise; Gaborik injured. Leaves game.
Say it ain’t so!!!
Rangers offence just went up in smoke.
Gotta love hearing a Go Habs Go chant on the road
is it me or did JM put Gionta on Cammy;s line?
OMG do we ever need another goal… in a hurry!
Ain’t great tonight? He’s sucked since the pre-season. He has been making horrible passes, his positioning is off. His zone clearances are as bad as last year.
Love Cammy, but he is brutal these days.
Cammalleri has always been a bit of a one-trick pony. His trick is fantastic and every team needs offensive output like he can deliver, but he’ll never be a great two-way player, playmaker, or the grittiest guy. That being said, I’d take Cammy over Kessel.
David Desharnais and Ben Maxwell tally to give the Bulldogs lead back, 3-2 with 8 left in the 2nd period.
THAT’S THE TICKET
benny keeps going to the net. too bad no one on that line can get the puck to him. heres an idea; put him with eller our put benny down the middle
Off the schneid! Way to go Josh!
What is going on in NY? Both Drury and Gaborik are out of the game…
And…FINALLY A POWER PLAY GOAL!!!!
LOL. Gorges is our new PP trigger man!!!
What a shot and Miller had no chance.
Nice…Gorges! Well deserved!
“Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”
JOSH ON PP! OOO!
LOL PK Suban has absolutely NO FEAR! How does that happen? He is a freak of nature.
YES! Gorges the blaster!
Thank you !
Good to see the Habs make a team pay for a needless (i.e., stupid) penalty.
Right now, I wouldn’t.
He can be two-way, he has played that way and still produced offensively.
nice knuckle ball…er knuckle puck
the game aint over but.. take that u rds shmucks. we dont need MAB!
Close one there, Gorges blocked it with the skate, what a superstar.
Buffalo doesn’t give up. Carey,Carey,Carey!!!
And Gorges saves a goal with 1 sec left.
Is there anything Josh Gorges can’t do? What a hero.
Gorges made a big skate save there. Love seeing the d-men help Price out instead of tipping pucks past him.
I hear he can divide by 0…scary
i think an eller/pouliot/halpern line could work. i wouldn’t be surprised to see that sometime this year. we could move pyatt to the left of gomez and gionta (speed, speed, speed), and have lappy play with moen and boyd. it’s not like we have a fourth line, in my opinion. call it two scoring lines, and two third lines.
annyone know why kostitsyn took off his visor?
– I support Carey Price as the Number 1 Goalie!
Don’t know, but whatever he’s doing, I hope he keeps it up.
Maybe he’s like LaFleur. When he took off his helmet, his career took off.
So does JM sit on this lead?
Does the pope shit in the woods?
I may disapprove of what you say, but I will defend your right to make yourself look stupid.
Well, this game sucks as entertainment. Surprised at how poor the Sabres are, except for Miller.
i find the most boring games to watch are the islanders, devils and sabers…not a lot going on
Gorges just wills himself to be better, it’s astounding really at times.
Yo, I cant find the IPhone app for the stars? ANybody knows?
joshy boy…what a revelation!
We must sign re-sign Gorges. Lock him up long-term, I don’t care, we need this dude.
As soon as they sign him, I will buy his Jesrey. He is becoming my Favorite player. He epitomizes what ever player should want to become, the heart of the team
Who needs MAB when you have Gorges?
Rangers tie it up. That two goal lead is always deadly, hope the Habs and JM don’t try to sit back.
Okay, it’s opposite day in the NHL, Brian Boyle just hit 2 goals to tie the Rangers-Leafs game and Derek Boogaard assisted on his first goal.
Would you trade Gorges even-up for Rivet?
Boone? Are you serious???
If Sean Avery is not suspended then the league is a joke?…
After the whistle he two handed Komisarek in the back of the leg…Komisarek turned around, said something, and then Avery two hand chopped him right in the ankle…A linesman saw it thus told the ref and a penalty was called…But no major…
But if Cammalleri was suspended then Avery has to be!
Well, they’re playing a great road game.
2 Goal lead…20 minutes left…When your enemy is down finish him off…
So far we have two goals on the best goalie in the league, both as a result of having bodies in front of the net. On gorges goal, both Gio and Pouliot were screening miller as Josh hits a rocket off the post and in. Love it.
Site is slow? Yes?
Sorry its late, but when you need GORGES to score your first PP goal, you know you are not going to end up number 1 in PowerPlay goals at the end of the season… WE NEED MARKOV BACK…
BIG DIFFERENCE between the first and second?????????? FACE OFFS… Winning 9 losing 6. We need to win more faceoffs.
There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…
Don’t think he was screened…the puck deflected.
AK is playing very well.
Don’t you just love the servers we’re dealing with here?
Point is two habs is front distracting him
Letang is going to be doing the hatless dance in front of Campbell tomorrow….
Time for a new server guys.
He practically had forever to shoot it. Damnit!
FFS let the goalie do his job!!!!
somebody missed an assignment.
He’s got a sabre sitting on him. What the hell is he supposed to do? That’s total BS. Vanek’s stick pushed Price back into the net.
Does anyone know if Letang will be doing the hatless dance in front of Campbell tomorrow.??
Don’t you just love how our guys fall all over Price after he stops the first 2 shots?
bIG OPEN NET THERE! ouch…………
Is it me or does the goal announcer sound like Leonard Nimoy?
Uh-OH the JM one goal lead “system” is back!
“The three stars as selected by Red Fisher of the Montreal Star:
1st star: Henri Richard
2nd Star: Doug Harvey
3rd Star: Jacques Plante
Final score Detroit Red Wings 5 Montreal Canadiens 3″
WTF is a hatless dance?
Same old song and dance…
a) when o when is Eller going to finally get his chance and play on a top line martin? No goals aside, this kid is goin full bore, and playing very very well.
b) not a questions actually a statement, the D hung Price out to dry on that goal. Complete breakdown, he had two swings at it with nobody even attempting to disrupt him. Disappointing.
I see good things though, i’m very optimistic
get banned soon please?
see my comment below :o)
Military jargon for going up in front of the C.O. (orders parade) (you in shit boy!) (on charge)
you aren’t allowed to wear your beret (hat) when you go in to see him…..
“Without the strength of the past, the team may face a choice – to win, or to be French-Canadian?” — Ken Dryden
Ah, makes sense.
ugh, sorry, just saw all the posts…..damned server!!!!
It happened at the ’07 deadline: we sent Rivet to the Sharks for Gorges and a first rounder (Pacioretty). One of Gainey’s best moves.
Pretty easy solution. Just ignore me.
I’ll stop complaining when they start calling games with at least some semblance of impartiality.
In other words, never.
Habs have a 3-1 PP advantage. How is that even remotely impartial?
Every time a Habs player falls to the ice or is touched you’re on here blaming the refs. The team wins and loses the games, not the zebras.
The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.
Well they are not letting up any shots…Pressure sure…But barely any shots…I think Montreal is outshooting them 2 to 1 this period if I am not mistaken.
Habs should take a timeout at the next whistle and regroup.
Defensive JM game plan suckx
Leafs 4-0 for first time since 1993… that means habs are winning the cup
absolutely Moen’s best game ever
I much rather have White than Pouliot in the 4th line.
Does JM realize he can do that?
Habs looking tired, getting slow. Time to shorten up the shifts JM.
Buffalo is getting plenty of pressure right now but is getting no shots on net
Well I’d rather have Pouliot than Moen on the second line.
Moen’s best game as a Hab?
he always played his best for us infact i think we should give him a long term contract and make him finish his career here.
Got home to see the tail end of the second, but haven’t been able to get on til just now because of the server’s discrimination against me.
Nice to see some O from the D, but aside from Moen, where are our forwards tonight?
Moen’s best game as a Hab?
LOL Mr. Boone thy name is hyperbole.
Moen’s best game as a Hab?
LOL Mr. Boone thy name is hyperbole.
when your DMen have to score and defend…………..
Louis Leblanc scores the only goal of the SO to get a 3-2 win for the Montreal Juniors!
That was classic Gomez right there. In 1 on 1, doesn’t shoot, pass to a guy with two men on him, turnover …
Good job Price – keep it up!
MAN, GOMEZ DO SOMETHING – Instead of just dumping the puck into the corners to no one.
price’s glove hand. holy cow!!!
I swore so loud when he did that. Either he’s afraid to shoot or he’s a lazy bum.
Completely covered and nobody with him. He finally passed to the only guy trailing the play.\\What is it with the Gomer trashers here tonight?
Passivity = the JM one goal lead system!
Paraphrasing Mr. Boone, but Gomez sure skates purty. Too bad you don’t get points in the NHL for skating with perfect edging.
Tonight? I’m here every night, Dave
This is a joke right?
He is coming down on his off side. It was either try for a shot that 100% of the time would have been deflected, just skate all along the boards which would kill the play, or wait for the trailer…He made the right choice in looking for one of his teammates coming down the middle…You should learn how to play hockey before speaking.
On the bright side, I heard the NHL is going to start using Russian judges and artistic impression as the new playoff tiebreaker.
Okay so which Hab is about to take a penalty?
The JM Turtle Shell does not make for exciting hockey.
Pouliot trying the Latendresse wraparound!
Right choices are dependent on the score and what time it is in the game. Might not be the right choice with a one goal lead to throw the puck into the middle of the ice.
The boys are actually shoing some non-passivity about now.
Why is miller allowed back on the ice after an icing, is there a stipulation to the rule
Haha…between you and SD I have my work cut out for me as a “Gomerite” 😉
We talk alot about defensive play to JM protecting the lead, but we have been outshooting them since we first took the lead, including this period…
Wow, Pouliot deserved a goal tonight. Says a lot that JM has him out on the ice late in the 3rd period. Great game for him.
The real bright side is that Gomez has a brilliant future if Battle of the Blades is still on when he retires.
Should I learn anything about hockey before I laugh at your self-importance and condescension?
He was in the offensive zone and SAW his man coming in the zone so he tried making the pass. It was not a BLIND PASS to the middle which could get intercepted for a quick rush etc…There was no harm in trying to make the play
Na you should just look in the mirror and start laughing because you sir are a complete joke. Thanks for playing. Better luck next time…Keep on hating everything Canadiens you fraud. Timo is that you? Vlay4bc is that you? Get lost buddy. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.
Gomez man…another turnover. Let’s get it going!
How is that not a penalty? WTF is that ref watching?
Jimmy man, you have got to stop complaining about the refs.
Help me out pals, which Sabre was it who speared Price into the net on the goal? And who the !#$! is that idiot referee who watched that !#$#!??
Boyd went crashing into the net.
I saw that too. I am just so used to it now I hardly notice anymore. I smell some fake penalties coming soon too.
It was Vanek. Obviously, the way to avoid getting called for goalie interference is to make sure you bump a defensive player first, so you can say they pushed you in.
Couldn’t tell but I saw it too. Boyd took him in to the crease, so I’m fine with no penalty but that’s incidental contact with the goalie and the play should be blown dead. The keeper has to have at least an opportunity to make the save.
Holy cow this team just forgets how to play a god damn hockey game after gaining a lead.
Another factor worth considering is the opposing team gets more agressive when behind.
So what’s the over/under on how many minutes into the sabres/hawks game Hjalmarsson gets jumped tomorrow? 5? 6?
however long it takes tyler myers/nathan gerbe to skate to him off the opening faceoff
I hate to be pesimistic but you guys can see it happening can;t you? Buffalo coming on, Habs backing up…Sabres score again and then go ahead to win the game. Sorry
But that’s the system, fool.
Needless to say Price’s mates have a tradition of crashing on him (hello Josh Gorges), but I definitely saw a Sabre’s stick push Price.
That goal gave them life.
ANd Toronto stays undefeated
Kessel scores in OT the dude will get 45 for sure. The Leafs are 4-0 LOL.
Good. Best case scenario is that they win the President’s Trophy, and then get swept in the first round. Boston gets a low pick, and the Buds are still humiliated. It’s win/win for the Habs!
I feel a penalty coming very soon
and the NHL officiating amateur hour continues….
WOW, crappy crappy call… NO NEED FOR THAT. But ill take it, WE DESERVE IT…
What just happened?
Lindy will freak out on that call lol!
I would be SO pissed if this was reversed, holy bad call Batman
What a joke!! NHL officiating in the worst in pro sports.
You know, I bet BUF is really wishing they hadn’t matched the offer sheet on Vanek these days, this guy’s scored 40 goals before? Moen’s been a bigger force than him.
Lindy Ruff is tall
Ha. Where’s your unbiased refs now Jim?!
wow that was awesome
WTF is going on? Amateur hour?
wierd finish kinda took the gas outta this….
That was the funniest ending to a game I’ve seen in years. A scrum turns into a dance and the horn never sounds.
Hal Gill: what a teammate.
And Buffalo goons it up. F&^%off Buffalo!
Not a classic but we’ll take the two points
the fact that im watching rds…im confused at what the refs did wrong
Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5
Lindy Ruff standing on the bench…embarassing lol
My 3 star selections:
YES…… Can’t win a faceoff, so everyone jump on the puck and we can simply stop them from winning it………..
WOO HOO go habs go…
Gill our best player tonight!
love the little Carey / PK thing
guys what is going on whats with the “wows” and amateur refs thingy?
Carey Price and the Habs win in Buffalo, I will sleep good tonight XTRA SPECIAL EH,
Carey Price with his 2nd win of the season, outduels Ryan Miller in his own barn. Ha-ha!
Canadiens fans are not the only fans to boo their team off the ice. Buffalo tonight and Calgary really gave it to the home team.
Hey, who wants to be the first to complain about a win?
Nothing wrong with the ref’s there were 7 sabres on the ice, not including Miller.
The linesman was going to call a too many men penalty on Buffalo cause they had 6 guys on the ice but Miller had gone to the bench
Ref blew the whistle on a non-call, ending the Sabres’ last potentially dangerous chance prematurely. Sabres were irate.
Price good again. The team actually played well enough to win. Lets see if they can keep this going.
Ref called Buffalo for too many men but miscounted killing the last second rush.
i think that Buffalo was booing the refs more than anything
Ref blew the play dead thinking there was a penalty, but they didn’t end up calling anything. Pretty lucky break for us.
All the refs did wrong was not call Buf for Too Many Men.
I’m stuck with MSG here in B-lo and they were showing the change. Two guys jumped from the bench when Miller went off.
Solid game. Good win. Price was the man when needed. End of story!
Something that was bugging me ALL game. You would think after doing OVER 200 Play by Plays with Spach in the game, YOU WOULD THINK SOMEONE WOULD TELL HIM ITS S-P-A-C-E-K and not S-P-A-C-H-U-K….. He really irritates me on that… Used to call him KOVALOV too……
Be happy folks! 2-1-1. Should be 3-1-0, but tonight the Boys played better than they did against Tampa. Price made some big game-saving stops!
Nice to see Carey having fun with PK. That is four pretty solid outings from him now.
You must have had the deciding vote – almost got them in the official correct order and everything!
Haha, well I will say that it was too close. I’m tired of these nailbiters. That’s as close to a complaint as I can muster. Great game by Price, he was just super-solid again. All you can ask for. And the Habs didn’t get outshot/outplayed, so maybe things are looking up?
Habs outplayed someone.
And then won.
Good to see those two things go together for once.
More of this in the future, please.
That “should” be three in a row, and with Cammy in game one we could be four and 0. The games have all been tight but the boys are coming to play and seem to be a “team” right now. I am liking what I am seeing.
Your best post ever!
“The Soft Parade has now begun.
Listen to the engines hum.”
in fact, you’re wrong: Špaček is pronounced “Shpachek” (he is no relative of Sissy…) and Kovalev, “KavaLIOV”.
Brilliant! Why didn’t I think of that?
Snuck it in at the last second. 😉
BALLS should ban him for that! It’s right up there with the final scene from Slal Shot!!!
Let’s not get too carried away on the optimism stuff there Bill. I have a limited supply of rose coloured glasses to hand out you know. But a win certainly does make the rough spots appear less worrisome. Give them a bit of time, even Gomez, and I think they’ll find the net more often.
Playing at all Brian?
yeah that’s true. Lots of times the Sabres knew what the Habs were trying to do, beat them to the puck, failed to finish. The one time they managed to do what they were supposed to do, they scored. Habs need to play more disciplined tomorrow against the Senators. Price starts again tomorrow.
Is there an echo in here?
And gthey always say Niittomaki.
Hey, it’s great getting five points from four games. But, with a little truculence, you could be undefeated!!!
Truculence inevitably leads to suckulence.
I love and appreciate this site but the folks running it have to upgrade the servers or something. People most want to vent, comment, celebrate, at the end of the game and it has been crashing every night now at the end.
Hey the Yankees are losing too! Can’t wait to see them start AJ Burnett! That should be sweet. Nice game tonight. Poor OB is not going to be playing for a while.
You spoke too soon. Yankees win 6-5
C Louis Leblanc scored the only goal in the SO for a 3-2 win for the MTL Juniors, he had his 5th game of the season in regulation and has 5G in 8GP.
D Jarred Tinordi was +1 on the night for a 5-3 win for the London Knights.
D Morgan Ellis of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles had an assist in a 4-3 loss to Rimouski Oceanic.
Bulldogs: David Desharnais had 1G, 1A, as did Ben Maxwell. Brendon Nash and Gabriel Dumont both recorded their first AHL assists, Yannick Weber picked up a pair of assists, JT Wyman, Andrew Conboy and Kyle Klubertanz added the other goals for a 5-2 win over the Rochester Americans. Robert Mayer had 19 saves on 21 shots.
Excellent report. Thanks for that!!!
solid game by the d and price…we will have to win many games like this as moen,pyatt,lapps,halpern,boyd will chip in some goals but no too many…pouliot at best is a 15 goal a year scorer..gomez is not a goal scorer..maybe ak46..elelr still learning in the nhl . .we will have just as much secondary scoring issues as last year…
Nothing else needs to be said, it was just a great win.
l’Antichambre expose Gill’s error on the Roy goal.
Finally..a solid win !!! my that beer tasted good ..Ian !!
Price is 2-1-1 with a 2.47 GAA and a .925%. Habs/Price 2 – TROLL 2
hehe, going to be really quiet for another 21 hours.
They Call Me Shane
N/P, it should also be added that Brendan Gallagher with the VAN Giants just notched another goal as well, his 9th in 11 games to open the scoring for his team tonight. If the WJC team wants to bring a guy who just has finish, he’s certainly making a case for his selection.
Friends in from out of town – didn’t get back from the restaurant until 9:30 and we had drinks and dessert here. Missed the game completely. My son says that AK46 was flying and that Moen looked great with the Jersey Boys. Looking forward to tomorrow night.
Great game, fellas worked hard! almost all looked good, especially AK seems, to be working on a contract. Seems like something up with Gomez tho, doesnt seem his normal self.
Question tho, the whole third was played defensivley, as usual with a lead, but i was wondering why Jacques puts Cammi out there with a min left? i realize it was an O zone faceoff, but to play sit back hockey and then put a offensive guy out there in the last min seems weird. Not a knock on Cammi either, its not his job to secure wins. Just curious of any thoughts on the subject.
I noticed Gomez and Lapierre…exchanging grins and chuckles on the bench with 2 minutes left ..nice to see them ” in the game “….
all the moves made JM look like a genious.. i can only imagine how mad some of the posers here are lol.
pouliot looked great on the 4th line
moen was very effective on the first
Picard had a very decent game.
Pleks with the A was cool and he played well.
AK46 was a monster tonight.
only bad night was for Cammy who just had a bad game.
great game by Price.
very nice win
88 is the new 23
POINTS OF INTEREST:
Moen’s play in the third made me stop wondering why he wasn’t on the second line instead of Eller.
Gorges should score game-winning goals more often (than annually).
Gorges was also very leader-like in breaking the pp jinx. Good to see his teammates congratulating him post-game.
Price is nice – looks like the team is starting to have the unconcious faith in him that was previously reserved for Halak, then previously Huet, then previously Theo. So it is now Price’s team. Go forth and multiply, I say.
And unlike the 2008 Price, this one was not taken off his game from
being bowled over by the opposition (better try another tack there,
Gionta and Gomez looked like they are rounding into form.
AK46 is fighting for his contract. Like I thought. He will be a force all season if he remains healthy.
Subban did great at checking himself tonight. His one brain-fart resulted in him kicking it into gear and recovering brilliantly. No PiM and he retained Martin’s confidence to the point of playing 20+ minutes. No worries with this kid.
Picard played very well except for one rush in the 3rd where Buffalo’s speed proved too much for him and they almost tied it up on an excellent scoring chance. He is not up to O’Byrne’s potential, so I gather when Markov is back, Picard sits.
Way to go, Hamr, for getting kidney-pummeled but coming back to play strong all game.
Pouliot was great again, despite not showing up on the scoresheet. I hope to high heaven his teammates are giving him pats on the back and whatever else you reward a millionaire with.
Ottawa tomorrow. I have a feeling they left something in the tank. Can’t wait.
I missed those goofy victory moves the guys do in a win. So nice to see!
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