What a team!

I need a drink.

Maybe two.


  1. andrewberkshire says:

    That’s incredibly simplistic, especially considering Cammalleri has outscored Ovechkin.

  2. ManApart says:

    2 reasons, The Caps are in game 7 and 2 reasons only. Halak and MTL’s PK.

  3. Big Ted says:

    Watson was there in Game 1… wasn’t overly pleased with the reffing there but compared to Game 2 and O’Halloran (the Knuble owns Halak’s crease game), I guess Game 1 wasn’t so bad. They haven’t been awful to us in the regular season, but O’halloran definitely owes us for Game 2 – if it weren’t for him, we’d have won the series already.

  4. Lafrich says:

    Holy crap. Since we went down 3-1, I have been saying this to my family and friends, and posted the EXACT same thing a few days ago in one of these blogs.

    Love knowing someone else is thinking like me! Makes me feel, well…NOT crazy.

  5. wd40 says:

    lol, you guys just reminded me of this bit from Family Guy…  



  6. Lafrich says:

    Why can’t youpack and move until 7:10, then during the intermissions. Then at 9:40 you can pack/move until Saturday at 7:10…

  7. nick says:

    Chris Lee (aw crap, puked a little) tends to do that to the best of us.

  8. Elephant Man says:

    As long as I don’t see Peel or Lee I’m fine.

    I am not an animal, I just reproduce that way.

  9. JD_ says:

    Didn’t know Al-Qaeda #2 Ayman al-Zawahiri was a Habs fan.

    Then again, sanity is not a prerequisite.

  10. fuhgawz says:

    Dan is the man as for Brad not sure

    thank God it isn’t Chris Lee — sorry i just vomited in my mouth and key board.

  11. Jbell10 says:

    Ill start by syaing I am not a big fan of the foil cup myself lol. but what are you going to do.

    We ended a 6 game losing streak at home in the p-offs and we beat the #1 team in the NHL. Our goalie played like a hero and so did the rest of the team. That was a monumental win for the Habs and the fans have every right to dance and scream in the street all night long. There is no argument.

    Laff nation is jealous…

  12. BienvenueSurLaPasserelle says:

    To You From Failing Hands We Throw The Torch, Be Yours To Hold It High.

  13. nick says:

    As per Stubbs: Dan O’Halloran and Brad Watson are officiating tonights game.

    Anyone know their track records?

  14. forskis says:

    Considering that he is making fun of Habs fans by saying they are acting like Leafs fans is rather poignant and true.  All the pro-Leafs networks know of the Leafs fans short-comings and Habs fans know them too…it is NOT ok to act like those we belittle.  We should have standards unlike Leafs fans.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  15. Jbell10 says:

    Damn right

  16. Habscore says:

    7.50 hrs to go……. 8\

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  17. joeybarrie says:

    So I was wondering how trading their Captain has affected this team. Instead of looking at how they have done without him, I looked at how Columbus has done with Chris Clark. Since Clark they have 18 wins and 8 OT in 43 games, losing only 16. In the time Clark has joined Columbus, they shout out San Jose, Dallas, Detroit and Buffalo. They lost 8 of the 16 by only 1 goal. The plus minus is -19 since he has been on the team and a Minus 24 before he came to the team.

    Chimera who came to Washington has played 29 games with both teams this season and has 17 points for each team.

    Based on this, if Clark had been with the team the whole season, they MAY have ended up with 88-90 points. Tied with Calgary for 9th.

    IF IF IF  I know… But I am looking at how losing the leader of this team has affected them. In the regular season, it seems not at all. HOWEVER, ask yourself what if they had kept their Captain???? Would they have had this much trouble in the playoffs?

    Remember, Ovechkin is now leading this team not only with his points, but as Captain too. They have other leaders in the dressing room. But now that OVIE is the Captain, does it affect him? When he hears Mike Knuble give out advice and such, does he wonder ‘hey thats my job’…

    I like the moves Washington has done in the last 2 seasons. But trading your Captain??? I dont know. Trading Jurcina and then taking him back?????? 

    I mean how does a team that only loses 15 games during the year and out scores their opponent by a total of 101 goals for the season end up in game 7? I mean they were a +85 for the season and we were -6….

    NOT THINKING AT ALL ABOUT HOW WE ARE PLAYING OR OUR SEASON. Just simply looking at it from their point of view……….

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

  18. Jbell10 says:

    I saw OTR yesterday…who cares what A Loafs network thinks, they didnt even make the playoffs. Of course they are going to try and put down Habs fans. They are a joke.

  19. fuhgawz says:

    I do not agree with the win or lose be proud comments.

    This is the Montreal Canadiens we are talking about here there is only one option WIN

    if you win Habs i will be proud.


  20. fuhgawz says:

    Oh how HUGE that first goal is going to be

    GO HABS GO !!!!

  21. badangel says:

    i’m praying they’ve forgotten about the game tonight (how someone could forget.. I dunno) because my dad watched the Pens and Hawks game last weekend when I was over and quite frankly Habs are def priority.

    Whether they win or lose I know it will be a good game and Habs will fight for it.. so for all those damn games I watched all season long where I was wondering wtf was wrong with the team.. THIS MAKES UP FOR IT ALL.

    Maybe we can move after the game.

    I’m so distressed

  22. forskis says:

    Downer coming….people say win or lose, we should be proud of the team…IF they lose, we should not be proud of the team becaue they lost the series and were eliminated, we should never be happy about that whether or not the team was given a chance by the pundits.  The game is not played by the fans nor the pundits…only the players can decide if they are good or not.

    If they win and move on, we should be happy…but we should not be ecstatic…OTR said that Habs fans are as bad as Leafs fans for winning a game in a series…and in recent years that is true:  we make fun of Leafs fans with that “Yonge street parade” joke after every Leafs win and today’s Habs fans are going down the same path (even the fans of yesteryear are acting like this), everything we make fun of Leafs fans about exist now in the Bell Centre INCLUDING that awful tin foil Stanley Cup…the Habs are the Yankees of hockey and with either with a good team or bad team, the goal every year should be the Cup and anything less should be a failure…this should be the goal of every team every year whether they are slated to be first or slated to be last.

    If they lose tonight, I will be satisfied that they were able to match up against a statistically superior team but disappointed and upset that they get eliminated in the first round.  If they move on…then it is just the first step of four steps – nothing more.  We have to take back our standards of success.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  23. Xtrahabsfan says:

    A complete team effort of the superhero type is need by all …..”that means you too Pouliot!”.Go Habs Go

  24. Gr8stFranchizEvr says:

    Nervous excitement for tonight’s game 7 tilt.  It’s morning and my stomach is in knots thinking about it.

    I like that Mtl has played really well in Washington.  I love what Halak is showing and hope he keeps his mojo for this one.

    Cammi, Gionta, Pleks, Gill, Markov and Gorges have played their hearts out!  Love the addition of Subban, and, while he makes me a little nervous with his pinching, I love his confidence!

    I’ll admit I thought the Caps had this series in 4 games.  I’ll also admit that I like that I’ve been wrong!

    Go Habs Go

    ***Shout Out to the HIO-ers in Calgary… sorry can’t make this gathering, but I’ll be cheering for our boys!

  25. Rob says:

    Calgary Hab fans….., a few of us are getting together at Shanks Crowfoot for the game tonight.  If you want to join you can drop me an email (rob_eats_rice@hotmail.com) and i can make sure to save you a seat, in the event it gets a little busy. Hope some of you can make it out and Go Habs Go!!!

  26. Propwash says:

    Is it 7pm yet????


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  27. Habscore says:

    No no no ….Fake a back problem and watch the game :)…don’t jinx it girl!!

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  28. Jbell10 says:

    Habs have gotten better each game of this series, they are looking as sharp as the Miracle Blade III cutting a steel toe boot.

    Caps have been scrambling and are in a stand still with  their jaws to the floor thinking “Shit…we are not that good, eh”

    The Caps have already lost this game mentally!!


  29. SeriousFan09 says:

    Go Habs Go!


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  30. HabFanSince72 says:

    I like the reverse hex but I would go a step further.

    Let’s start debating the off-season moves we need to become contenders. Why wait till tomorrow?


  31. HabsRadio says:

    Thank you Boone.  You are a good man for sacrificing your ego in the name of the greater good.

    Two Fresh posts today! We blog about game 6 and talk about game 7.  Enjoy: http://www.HabsRadio.com

    Check out http://www.HabsRadio.com for a fresh take on all things Habs. Blogs, Discussions, and of course, the Podcast!

  32. WAR72 says:

    any given wednesday…

    go habs!

  33. EastCoastHab says:

    The furniture will be there tomorrow. NOTHING will stop me from this game tonight! I am in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and nothing shorter than a full evacuation on the rig will stop me!

    You could always check in on the radio?

  34. Chuck says:

    Debbie, if I were you I’d respectfully tell you dad to get his priorities in order.  :)


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

  35. Chuck says:

    Not to toot my own horn (well, ok… maybe just a little) but I remember some longtime HI/O poster writing about a scenario, after the Habs were down 3-1, which would see them going for broke in game 7.


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

  36. Exports says:

    I gotta say, this series reminds me a lot of the Habs/Bruins in 2008… With the 2008 Bruins reminding me a lot of 2010 Habs (similar coach, played a similar series in terms of falling behind 3-1 and battling back with two stella defensive efforts) and the 2008 Habs as the Caps (except the 2010 Caps are lot better than the 2008 Habs…) Home ice means a lot in Game 7, however the Habs have won more games in Washington this series than the Caps… can’t wait.

  37. badangel says:

    I’m so distraught. My dad who is helping me move announced that tonight will be part 1 of a 2 part move.


    GAME 7!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’ve watched 79 games this year, attended 2 (I’m 1-1) and have waited for the playoffs like a 5 year old waiting for Santa. When it was 3-1 Caps… I believed it was a 7 game series for a reason and the Habs COULD come back.. I watch Monday and I swear I almost cried



    :( Sorry. This is the only forum with Habs fans as passionate as I am who could understand the dismay I am feeling right now. To boot I am getting the flu. So I have to move on Game 7 of an amazing series with the flu. Oh, and I was planning on packing during the game so I am not even packed.

    I can’t believe I am going to miss this game! HABS BETTER WIN !!!! My season of hockey watching can’t end like this! :(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

    This is cruel

  38. ths says:

    Here we go boys. Habby does Gabby

    Do it for the ghosts boys, You’ll go down in history.

    Loosey Goosey


    Ooh Aah Habs on the war path

  39. Habscore says:

    If the Habs win, I promise I won’t eat chocolate for the next 3 months!!

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  40. wd40 says:


  41. danedmunds says:

    Dont think I can get through today.





  42. EastCoastHab says:

    Don’t want to hear anything negative today!!!! I have been telling all the rest that “we have em’ right where we want em'” since we were down 3 – 1.

    Come on second round. Tickets to Montreal from Newfoundland would be a pleasure to purchase!!!! I am so proud of the way these guys have been playing. All heart and leaving nothing behind. Prediction: Theodore will be in net by 5:00 into the second!

  43. Propwash says:

    Echoing what I said in another thread on HIO, Habs gotta play like they have nothing to lose.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  44. arcosenate says:

    That photo below (the courage reference) looks like the Bras d’Or Lake in Cape Breton, is it I wonder?

    I would like to see more hockey at the Bell Centre after this series.

  45. CHsam says:

    Hahahah nice one Boone. Reverse.

    I’m in Montreal today and can’t wait to get this going!

  46. ricardamundo says:

    Nice cut and paste job … but, it makes you look like an Iranian cleric.

  47. Mike Boone says:

    I am an Iranian cleric. And I’ve decreed a fatwa on Timo and HardHabits.

  48. B says:

    It makes you feel happy like an old-time movie.

  49. Will Longlade says:

    I like the Hab’s chances in this game. They’ve played their better games of the series (with the exception of 1 period and a bit in Game 2) in Washington. One of the keys is to score first and take the crowd out of the game. Another key is for the zebras to call a fair game for both teams. No phantom penalties and no BS diving calls that are based on prior reputation as opposed to what’s actually happening on the ice. Finally Halak has to be sharp. I have a hunch Pouliot will shake off the scoring cobwebs tonight.

  50. notbigbird says:

    I’ll join you and agree that the bad guys should win in a big way tonight, partly because Jaro and the other little warriors are probably exhausted.

    Does that help, do you think?

  51. SlovakHab says:

    Nice Photoshop, Boone!

    In other news, Habs’ prospect Alex Emelin and his Ak Bars Kazan have won the Gagarin Cup in the KHL.


    B.Burke is building the Bruins through the draft.

  52. habinypsi says:

    But on any given day.


  53. Habscore says:


    Boone al-Sistani!!

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  54. shootdapuck says:

    Ayatollah Aga Boone Salaam!


    “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″

  55. HardHabits says:

    I was right, am more articulate and my proof reading is better than his. Poor Boone. He’s just jealous. Plus my avatars are more sexy.

  56. Habscore says:

    sorry my pics are not as cool-looking as yours Timo! 😉 Your avatar is unique

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  57. keepthefaith says:

    Ok, serious question for you two.  Not being a dck or anything.  Are you guys cheering for the Habs tonight or not?

  58. HardHabits says:

    It’s ok ktf, ur always a dick. Of course we’re both cheering for the Habs.

  59. keepthefaith says:

    Oh well, i just figured you two would rather be right about the team sucking than for them to win.  Guess ya dont know people from what they post on the internet day after day after day after day

  60. nick says:

    Spacek is on the ice with team according to Stubbs.

    Thoughts on this? Who sits? PK? MAB? I felt PK was an asset to the team Monday night.

  61. SeriousFan09 says:

    Well if the gods are cruel, PK sits. but I think God is a Habs fan of late, PK has to dress for tonight.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  62. CalgaryHabsFan says:

    I hope they sit MAB I dont think my heart can take having him on the ice tonight. 


    “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”

  63. Rugger says:

    I thought i read that he is not playing yesterday.  Anyone know if they are traveling back to Montreal after winning or going straight to Pittsburgh?

  64. CalgaryHabsFan says:

    Reverse jinx here goes!

    Martin needs to get canned in the off season.

    Our team is too small.

    Gomez is paid too much.

    Price should get the start tonight because Halak can only beat weak teams.

    Who should be draft in the first round this year?



    “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”

  65. Harani says:

    Thank God I don”t have any tests today…I’ve been sooo nervous all day…its not even funny! I feel sick to my stomach! I wasn’t this nervous even for Game 7 against Boston 2 years ago.

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

  66. Les-Habitants says:

    Spacek on the ice this morning, does anyone know what that means for the lineup?

    Mara’s even making the trip: more for support than anything else, but I still like it as I it shows you how tight the room is.  One way or another, this team has really shown a lot of guts and determination to force a Game 7 against the Caps.  Well done boys!!


  67. kempie says:

    you going to schanks tonight?

  68. punkster says:

    I have to get out of the house for a while. Need to clear my mind before this overwhelms me. I had no idea I’d be this jacked up over a first round game with this team. You go through the season with lowered expectations, not getting too upset over the losses, the bonehead plays and the strange transactions. You enjoy the wins but always with that cautionary voice in the back of your head saying “Don’t get excited. It’s only a game”. Then it comes down to a games 7 and you throw all rational thought out the window. Go Habs, no matter what!

  69. Big Ted says:

    Ouch! Dan O’ Halloran is the same guy who was there in Game 2. The same guy who let the Caps use Halak as a welcome mat and who cost us the game because of the non-call with Knuble sitting on Halak’s lap. JM needs to make sure he speaks to O’Halloran at the start to tell him to watch out for the Caps running Halak. plant that seed in his head early so they don’t get away with it. The guy owes us big time after the screw-job we got – if it weren’t for him, the Habs would be in the second round already.

  70. The Juice says:

    Who is on your jersey?  Just curious 😉

  71. kempie says:

    we all woke up with the same stomach ache dude. try cuz i drove all the way out here and now i’m pumped to meet the legend that is… timo

  72. kempie says:

    23 – gainey

  73. Gormdog says:

    Theres something eerily appropriate about that… Hope you feel better and have a blast watching the Habs play tonight Timo… And when you are blasting the team incessantly in a month from now, we’re all going to direct you to this day where the Habs put themselves in a position to pull off one of THE biggest upsets in sports history. Here’s hoping!

  74. temekuhabs says:

    From Japers’ Rink, an excerpt:

    “This team didn’t win 54 games in the regular season by accident; they did so by being better – better than every other team in the League. Certainly better than Montreal and its under-sized (and under-skilled) forwards, slow-footed blueliners, inexperienced goaltenders..”

    Think there’s panic here???

  75. oshawahabsfan says:

    Yeah, as if their blueliners are any more mobile, not too mention much worse as a group than Montreal’s. Montreal has shown this series just how absolutely pitiful Washington’s defence is, they can be exploited by a speedy forward group such as Montreal’s

  76. Rob says:

    I completely understand the point of view of those who will not be happy with anything but a win tonight.  But I must say…..I think the expectations of some fans may need to be slightly updated.  This is not the Montreal Canadiens of a 6 team league.  Or the Montreal Canadiens after the first expansion.  This is the Montreal Canadiens of the new NHL where parity rules, and i think there has to be some credit given to even the little accomplishments.  Comparing our current team to those teams in the glory years is unfair, IMO.  And while i agree that we, as fans, hold this team to a higher standard, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with taking a step back every now and then, and rationally assessing the team based on it’s modern day accomplishments.  And i think if you do that, that most would agree, while everyone here wants a win badly and will be very upset by a loss tonight……the fact that this team, which really is a number SIXTEEN ranked team vs the number One ranked team in the playoffs, has done very well in this matchup.  

    So I say…win or lose……there’s reason to be proud. 

    but for the love of God…PLEASE WIN!!!!  😛 

  77. RedLight says:


    Saw your good and great friend Mr.Hickey on TSN last night. I understand he probably didn’t have time to pull his lucky sweater on for television, but at the very least he could have shaved.

    I’m sure if Jack Todd had been on, he would have worn his sunglasses.

  78. kyrest says:

    well if TOI is any indication, PK>MAB in Jacques Martin’s mind

  79. SeriousFan09 says:

    Skeleton of Doug Harvey > MAB.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  80. ooder says:

    loose leaf paper > MAB


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

  81. Big Ted says:

    Talk of Spacek being able to go. For me, he’s either out altogether or I’d put him in as the 7th D and sit MAB. We only need the 7th guy to be one of the PP defencemen. Otherwise, I’d rather have Subban and I’d still take Game-6 Hamrlik over a recovering Spacek. I wouldn’t go altering the line-up right now after two good performances and if Spacek moves in, you know JM will yank Subban out, and that’s not a good move.

  82. avatar_58 says:

    Subban out they lose, case closed. Sorry but he brought energry and enthusiasm and it leaked to the rest of the team. Lapierre looked like he was trying to prove he’s worth every last penny. He setup Cammy’s goal. He fixed a potential game-breaking Hamrlik mistake (when he passed to Subban he was covered, but Subban walked around the guy).

    No PK, No round 2. Are you listening JM??

  83. BeachHabFan says:

    where’s the Gaviscon at? 

  84. habsman-itoba says:

    I think the Habs want me to lose lots of weight.  My gut’s been churning since game 2! 

    Where’s the Imodium?

  85. avatar_58 says:

    Oh habs….please win. Hasn’t been much excitement in my life lately and this would just make my month…

  86. forskis says:

    If Scott Walker plays tonight…the Habs better be ready to clear the area around Halak with more than stick checks and nudges…Poti being out can help but Alzner has played well when called up…there has to be a way to turn Poti’s absence into an advantage.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  87. TripleX says:

    Scott Walker was added to do ONE thing and that is crash the net.  I agree that Halak better be prepared to be interfered with big time.

  88. ooder says:

    common  Habs lets pull this off.

    i got night school tonight so i will be sticking around downtown to watch the game

    let’s hope for a win :)


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

  89. Mr.Hazard says:

    What I fear most is Ovi and the Halak-attacks that will take place. I also fear Washington scoring first, and never looking back…

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  90. Habscore says:

    I’m not even half way in my final exam studying for tomorrow morning… I just can’t focus, this is insane!

    And I’m talking about last class exam before graduation here. Ahhh..well, I guess I’m confused about my priorities here.

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  91. Big Ted says:

    Liking the Adams nominees. Sacco and Tippett both took teams to the playoffs that no one thought would be there. Trotz does a formidable job year in year out with an underfunded Nashville team. Very happy that Boudreau was not nominated the way Green was. Neither one deserves to be anywhere near an award table come June.

  92. merlin_24cups says:

    “Playing in front of their rabid home fans, many of whom understand the offside rule, the Caps’ shot total could hit 60.”……Love it!

  93. ooder says:

    actually is seems you got your priorities straight.

    Thankfully I finished my finals on monday :)

    but I do still have night school.. which blooows


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

  94. ooder says:

    we have to get the first goal…

    if we do it hink we will see the captials fall apart


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

  95. habfab14120 says:


    Another fitting song for tonight!
    Including because he’s at the Bell tonight.

  96. BeachHabFan says:

    so walker is in – added to knuble, chimera, et al. hope we see some knock-down defense around the crease. ugly goals count, and the bouncing-banking-trickling ones are killers. i guess the first period halak is going to see an onslaught of pucks, sticks, bodies and skates

  97. Big Ted says:

    If we’re bringing out songs for tonight, here’s the one I’d like to here in my head say 5-6 times:




  98. J.J. of Turku says:

    In two minutes  Finnish ice hockey championship goes to TPS Turku…! :)

    We are leading 5-2!!



  99. secretdragonfly says:

    Fantastic!  Does the opposing team have a player named Ovechkin, by any chance?

  100. Sami says:

    I think your priorities are just about right…….focus on the Habs win !

  101. J.J. of Turku says:

    No, but TPS has to play without Ovie too…


  102. BeachHabFan says:

    Walker in

    Whom will he run first, Halak or Markov? — probably both at the same time. hope the puck doesn’t go with them into the net. More important, i hope moore, moen, lappy dish it out at the other end







  103. J.J. of Turku says:

    That’s a game! We are the champs!


    Now, back to waiting for Habs to make my day!!!!



  104. king ddd says:

    AHH! F*&* my life,

    i wont be watching the game b/c ill be writing my final exam a block away from the bell centre! how bloody cruel is that.. I hope this doesnt happen to any other hab fan!.

    good luck les boys! lets kick them donkies!

    go habs go!


    .::moen for captain::.

  105. Morocco says:

    Guys I have a problem. I should go pick up some job applications today, but I have a decent playoff beard going on. It isn’t that long and I don’t think i look that bad with it. Do I risk a jinx and shave, or just go get jobs, beard and all? If I shave and we lose…. oh man.

  106. J.J. of Turku says:

    Your future-bosses will give you an imminent raise because they are habs fans too!!!



  107. Mr.Hazard says:

    Boone’s had the Lovin’ Spoonful song stuck in my head since yesterday: one of my favourite songs all-time! Here’s a clip of it on the Ed Sullivan Show (lip-sync).

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  108. forskis says:

    Who is Walker replacing?  Is it Fleischman?  Regardless….the problem with the Habs D is that they can handle shooters…they cannot handle crashers…Boudreau said it himself: they get good shots on net and nothing goes in, but what they do score on is a deflection of a puck that was going to miss the net.

    O’Byrne, Gorges, Gill, Hamrlik, Subban, Markov and Bergeron better be ready to throw a lot of people to the ground.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  109. ooder says:

    Bergeron?? lol

    the best he can do is block the puck with his face


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

  110. forskis says:

    The Habs also do not need the first goal…they need the first two or three…

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  111. Morocco says:

    I live in South Dakota, USA. My future boss likely won’t even be a hockey fan. I hear rumors that there is a second Habs fan in my town of 25,000, but I haven’t met him.

  112. ooder says:

    man.. why is today of all days time figures out how to go backwards.

    7 pm can’t get here fast enough


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

  113. habsoul says:

    A blog on the Washington Post site featured a “lively” debate on Ovechkin’s no-show at the optional practice. Alexander Semin did not attend either. (Like he really needs practice, eh?)

    It boggles the mind. He’s the Captain, for chrissakes! To be honest, I have been shocked to see Ovy dogging it and making lazy changes. His “whatever” style of defense has resulted in some Habs’ goals. 

    I am so nervous. I want the game to start, but I don’t know if I can bring myself to watch it.

  114. habsoul says:

    Shave it off. You need a job more than the Habs need a good-luck beard!

    But if they lose, I’m going to hunt you down and kill you. (That’s legal in South Dakota, right?)

  115. forskis says:

    The pundits are at it again:



    The Hockey News believes that the Caps will slaugther the Habs and ESPN is so unsure they are not even bothering to flip a coin.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  116. Morocco says:

    No, only legal to kill native americans still. Thats just a law from the 1800’s that wouldn’t stand up in court though. Thank god, I like my room mate, even if he is a flyers fan.

    I think i’ll just grab applications at jobs I think will accept my beard today. I’m applying at a pawn shop, like they care.

  117. danedmunds says:

    if spacek plays does that mean subban is out?

  118. habz says:

    i dont think I can watch the game…it’s too intense. i’m scared for my health..

  119. G-Man says:

    kcot-ckit, kcot-kcit….

  120. Ian Cobb says:

    It has been suggested that the Caps have had a meltdown by some.

    is not what is going on at all. The fact of the matter is that
    Washington was the best team in the league, therefor the Presidents Cup
    is theirs. They are a good team and cannot get any better.

    On the
    other hand their opposition tonight, a rag tag quickly put together
    team last fall, has learned how to play together over the coarse of
    this year. They are still improving  and learning how to win every game
    with no end in site.

    Once we knock off these guys tonight and
    last years cup champs next, people will then take notice how good we
    are getting to be.

    Enjoy the ride folks, we are far from the end of the road.

  121. Ian Cobb says:

    habz–Don’t worry, all the heart attacks will be in Washington tonight!

  122. SeriousFan09 says:

    Us knocking off the Caps will likely bring in a real coach to the organization, that’s going to power up the Capitals for next season I imagine.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  123. ooder says:

    i am going to miss part of the game due to night school

    i finished my classes at Concordia but am doing prereqs at nights.. you have no idea how much taht sucks.

    go habs go.. they better pull this off


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

  124. keepthefaith says:

    Again, Ian, totally agree.  This team (washington) has been on top of the standing s for so long, they had nothing to play for for the last few months of the year.  Then when they got up 3-1 (which was not deserved) they settled back into coasting mode.  Now i dont know if they have that other gear readily available to them. Our boys have been clawing since game one of the season. Sure hope they can claw one more.

  125. Habscore says:

    He’s not! it’s official!

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  126. fuhgawz says:

    Ian i think your bought into a fairy tail — our team isnt very good at all im sorry to say. giving up 40+ shots night in night out does not make a good team – yes we are getting better but i am afraid we are no where near as good as you think we are.  This “team” has a ways to go and some major pieces to be filled and or re-placed.  Contender not yet pretender and suprise team at the moment yes.


    That being said i hope we beat Washington tonight


  127. 100HABS says:



  128. habz says:

    I really hope so Ian!

  129. Fargo Habs Fan says:

    We have that law too.  Drive up to Fargo and watch the game w/me and my Native American friend. 


  130. Habscore says:

    Sorry I forgot. Heard it through CKAC. And it written at the bottom page.


    and RDS: http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/298076.html

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  131. Morocco says:

    Hah, I’m in Aberdeen, and have a similar tattoo at a similar spot (left arm for me).

    I’ve already made plans with hockey fans here. we should hold a Dakota’s Canadiens fans gathering though. Maybe during the parade everyone keeps talking about.

  132. Bouleau noir says:

    They had the pedal to the metal all night long on Monday….. I expect no less from the Capitals tonight.

  133. 100HABS says:

    Thanks Dear.

  134. Ian Cobb says:

    You have your priorities out of order my friend, education is not what it is cracked up to be. Look where 4 years at McGill took Boone.

    That is a picture of him up top.!

  135. habsoul says:

    Hats off to all the Habs fans in the Dakotas! I’ll be watching in San Francisco. 

  136. Fargo Habs Fan says:

    Habs v. Wild, next fall, at the St. Paul Hotel (where the team stays)


  137. HabFanSince72 says:

    Would you want him to listen to you?



  138. Ron says:

    If Walker dresses as some have said then it will be another net crasher to contend with. Maybe Jaro needs to hold his stick a little higher and see how many come busting in. Hope the reffs get to the Caps early ( highly unlikely ) and hand out a few goaltender interference calls.

  139. Jbell10 says:

    I am  making a petition to have Provincial holidays when the Habs are in the playoffs.


    1. Clearly this is all that matters and is the only important thing going on in the world.

    thats all.

    Would you sign?

  140. fuhgawz says:



  141. twitch says:

    2. Can’t get any work done anyway, because we spend all day at the office reading habs blogs.


    And make it a National holiday.

  142. habsman-itoba says:

    Make it a national law and I’m on it like a fat kid on a smartie!

  143. gwebster says:

    the canadiens will win

  144. Treefingers says:

    can this day move any slower? jeez…

  145. Habscore says:

    Can you believe the Caps lost 7 times  at home (not sure if the 2 playoff games are included) this season, in which 43% of those losses were against MTL?? Ha!!

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  146. Jbell10 says:

    LOL National Holiday it is.

  147. Ian Cobb says:

    Answred you in fun Bubbles, on the other page.

  148. habsman-itoba says:

    Responded in kind, Ian.

  149. B says:

    Heard on the Team 990 yesterday, the Caps had the lead in games this series for 55 minutes while the Habs had the lead for 164 minutes. I hope they get the first goal again tonight.

  150. Treefingers says:

    first goal is absolutely crucial.

    can’t give the caps any confidence whatsoever

  151. Treefingers says:

    correct, sir.


    is that a picture or what?

  152. petrov14 says:


    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  153. Steve in Kingston says:


  154. SPATS says:

    I worked on the local IATSE crew setting that show up. I also got to know one of the roadies with the staging company. He liked my dirty jokes so much he got me an all access pass which I totally abused all night to get down into the sound and light tower and back and fro thru security via the front of the stage etc… Very memorable night. Tonight will top it!

  155. MICP says:

    I am with Boone.  I think Ovie nets 2 in a 5-1 Cap love fest.  They are too good.  


    Pleks, thank you and good luck with your new team.  We will miss you.

  156. ShangaDoo says:

    My heart is going to explode out of my chest dammit and it’s only Round 1

    Imagine if this was, I don’t know, the Stanley Cup Finals?


    oops, double post

  157. ShangaDoo says:

    My heart is going to explode out of my chest dammit and it’s only Round 1

    Imagine if this was, I don’t know, the Stanley Cup Finals?

  158. Gormdog says:

    Since my boss is my uncle, and also a facebook friend of mine, I can’t kill time at the office Facebooking it up.



    What did people do to pretend being busy at work before the internet was invented? I somehow feel like there were a lot more sexual harassment cases involved in the answer to my question.

  159. Jbell10 says:

    I believe drinking was much more common at the office. Not hard to kill 8 hrs with a bottle of CC. Also explains the higher sexual harassment cases lol.

  160. nick says:


    Kiss your day goodbye.

  161. Gormdog says:

    Nice to see you back on the bandwagon Richard.


    If only all Habs fans were as loyal as you!

  162. JD_ says:

    Satisfaction came in a chain reaction
    Ovie’s not enough, so he had to self-destruct
    The heat was on, Habs rising to the top
    Everybody is going strong, and that is when Halak got hot
    I heard somebody say

    Burn baby burn! Verizon inferno!
    Burn baby burn! The Caps are meltin’ down! 
    Burn baby burn! Verizon inferno!
    Burn baby burn! The Caps are meltin down!


  163. Big Ted says:

    Fearless predictions: the Caps jump out to an early 2-0 lead. The Habs hang on and then answer back with 1 in the second. The Caps score to open the third and the Habs come back with two goals late to send it into OT. Brian Gionta nets the winner… 4-3 Habs.

  164. Gormdog says:

    Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah, Not gonna dive, Not gonna dive,

    Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah, Not gonna dive, Not gonna dive,

    Not gonna diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive

  165. Gormdog says:

    A small part of me exploded on the inside by only reading that… I can only imagine the real life implications!

  166. Habscore says:

    Comm’on CLOCK!  COMM-ONNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  167. Propwash says:

    Im goin batchit crazy here too…….


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  168. ooder says:

    I say we all put our addresses and locations and email them to Boone.

    We then have the Gazette staff repsonsbile for sending ambulances to each of our houses if we don’t post something within 2 minutes after the game is over.

    obviously we need a backup plan since the servers will crash if the habs win


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

  169. Lafrich says:

    Funniest thing you have ever written.

  170. Habscore says:

    I’m going nuts!!!Where is everybody?? maybe going home..or getting ready for tonight?…

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  171. ooder says:

    Gaddamit this is killing me.

    i want to hear the capitals choke and turn blue collectively tonight


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

  172. SeriousFan09 says:

    This wait is intolerable, I don’t think I can make it to 7.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  173. punkster says:

    Breathe deeply folks. Relax.

    I’m going for a walk to listen to some cool jazz on my iPod. Miles Davis has a way of making everything OK.

  174. Fansincebirth says:

    Okay, I’m home from work….NOW WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?

    “Without the strength of the past, the team may face a choice – to win, or to be French-Canadian?” — Ken Dryden

  175. Propwash says:

    15 minutes, and I can go home……only to wait 2 more freakin hours….


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  176. ooder says:

    to get people to relax: http://www.explosm.net/comics



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

  177. wd40 says:

    A total non-sequitur here, but don’t you think some marketing guru missed the mark with the Downy and Tide Ads on the HIO site?  Seems to me it’s the wrong demographic! 

    anyway, and now back to regular programming… 

  178. topher5468 says:

    I ate the same lunch, Im wearing the same clothes, (minus underwear), did everything exactly the same I did on Monday. But I also am having trouble breathing and concentrating. 

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

  179. captaink4life says:


    You’re welcome 😛


    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  180. Ayan_SB says:

    “Darth Halak…”

    “Yes Master?”


  181. TheDagger says:

    Here’s what I think the difference maker will be tonight: Caps with one only player with a cup (Knuble in ’98 with Detroit but he only played 3 games); Habs with 4 guys with rings for a total of 5 cup rings, and each guy was a major contributor in getting their teams there!!  The Habs have a dressing room of experienced guys who know what it takes to win this kind of game. GO HABS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  182. avatar_58 says:

    I know, who the hell WASHES what they wear when the team wins? I pretty much keep it 100% the same…

  183. joe-hab-nuno says:

    What are you? A fool? Go and put the same underwear back on. 

  184. joe-hab-nuno says:

    Monday was not a good day with the lady, we were upset at each other, but the Habs won. I think I’m gonna pick a fight with her again tonight.

  185. JD_ says:

    Miles is awesome. Having said that, he was a Nordiques fan.

    Try Cannonball Adderley. Bleu-blanc-rouge to the end.

  186. i gloriosi says:

    You think you guys have long to wait?!  I’m living in Italy have been up since 6 a.m. in morning here and only 10.30 pm now and still got to wait till 1 am for puck to drop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  187. SeriousFan09 says:

    Halak wishes he could Force Choke the Refs.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  188. Rugger says:

    Thanks, you just ruined Kind of Blue for me forever.

  189. longtimehabsfan says:

    I find your lack of faith distuuuuuuurbing…..

  190. ShangaDoo says:

    Woah. That’s brutal…but hey ANYTHING for the HABS:D

  191. ooder says:

    he can’t.. he needs a steady hand for that :)


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

  192. wd40 says:

    Just over 2 hours to puck drop.  Yawn.  Anyone excited? 

  193. Jbell10 says:

    It is finally quitting time! I hope everyone enjoys the game and survives! Drink plenty and smoke it up…we are in for a historic battle!


  194. king ddd says:

    lol…wow.. im suprised to see to what extent people go to see the habs win.. oh well anything for the habs i guess. go habs go!


    .::moen for captain::.

  195. king ddd says:

    i wish i can go to washington knock on ovechkin’s door climb a ladder ( not that i need one but what the hell)and slap him a la stewie!


    .::moen for captain::.

  196. 100HABS says:

    Good idea. Want some pointers on how to start that fight? I’m a pro at that.

  197. Ayan_SB says:

    Anybody notice that all three Vezina award nominees – Brodeur, Miller, Bryzgalov – are already out of the playoffs?

  198. habz says:

    Holy Crap…2 moure freakin hours…i cant take this anymore…i’m too nervous and excited!GO HABS!

  199. joe-hab-nuno says:

    Wheren’t you golfing on Monday?

  200. joe-hab-nuno says:

    I think all men are pros at that. Funny thing is we never know what the hell we did for them to freak out. So what if I left the toilet seat up. Next time they use the bathroom, i expect them to put the toilet seat up before they leave.

  201. habz says:

    Just noticed i misspelled “more” haha..see that’s how nervous i am..can’t even type properly!

  202. Habscore says:

    not excited anymore, just scared.

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  203. ManApart says:

    Whatever happens, this team has earned the respect of a lot of people, that didn’t think much of them before (most of the world basically). Am leaning towards the Caps, but MTL can win, if: They score first, Halak plays like games 5 and 6 and they win the special teams battle again. As long as they give it their all and don’t play scared, I’m OK with them, win or lose. To go 7 games with the best team in the regular season and handle that offense is no small task. There are some pretty big character guys on this team, and they deserve to finish this off. it would definately be unbelievable. But please no overtime, The Olympics almost did me in.

  204. Chuck says:

    My girlfriend?


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

  205. V. says:

    In the words of Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins’ Tonight, Tonight:

    Time is never time at all
    You can never ever leave without leaving a piece of youth
    And our lives are forever changed
    We will never be the same
    The more you change the less you feel
    Believe, believe in me, believe
    That life can change, that you’re not stuck in vain
    We’re not the same, we’re different tonight
    Tonight, so bright
    And you know you’re never sure
    But you’re sure you could be right
    If you held yourself up to the light
    And the embers never fade in your city by the lake
    The place where you were born
    Believe, believe in me, believe
    In the resolute urgency of now
    And if you believe there’s not a chance tonight
    Tonight, so bright
    We’ll crucify the insincere tonight
    We’ll make things right, we’ll feel it all tonight
    We’ll find a way to offer up the night tonight
    The indescribable moments of your life tonight
    The impossible is possible tonight
    Believe in me as I believe in you, tonight

  206. danglesnipe says:

    Was there for game 1, back tonight, should be a good one.  Rocking the white vintage habs jersey.

  207. punkster says:

    Tooooo funny!

  208. punkster says:

    How dare you infer that my idol was a Nordiques fan. I demand evidence, proof, complete documentation.

    As for Cannonball check this. In my very first class at Berklee on a pre-semester summer course when I was 17 the guest artist was, yes, Cannonball. Forty-one years later I can still hear him talking and playing. Bird may have been the pathfinder but Cannonball was the guru.

  209. punkster says:

    Don’t sweat it Arni. Mile was probably so strung out at that time he didn’t know what he was doing 😉

  210. Rugger says:

    Good point, at least it wasn’t the Leafs.  I will be listening to some live Miles/Coltrane from now till game time.

  211. Danno says:

    Smashing video! Thanks!


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

  212. showey47 says:

    chucks girlfriend,lol j/k,

  213. Jordio-oh says:

    On monday i drank three different tall boys, a different one each period. So today i hit the beer store and bought the exact same three brands of beer to drink, one during each period. I even bought an extra 4th beer, in case of overtime.

    The beer i chose to drink for the 3rd period is called Tiger. aka Eye of the Tiger, aka smash the big Russian aka beat ovechkin and the caps.

    superstitions will end me.

  214. JD_ says:

    Smack + Down Time = Nordiques Fan.

    That Cannonball story is outstanding.

  215. HabsAndNothingElse says:

    Time to get the beer. There’s going to be some nervous moments tonight!

    ——————– Habs Hockey Nothing Else Matters –CH–

  216. Harani says:

    I just can’t do anything. But the good news, I skipped every single linear of the semester and I only go for the tests. And guess what? I had a test on Monday and had to go to class. So guess what I did today, I went to that class. Did not understand shit but that’s okay. Anything to bring them some more luck.

    I can’t do anything anymore. Can’t study, can’t eat, can’t listen to music but I prayed! Seriously, drop the puck already! 

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

  217. Ayan_SB says:

    Gord Miller on Team 990 just mentioned that he thinks PK Subban has either has no idea that tonight’s a game 7 or he just doesn’t care that it is lol. He’s a mix of excited, but cool and collected at the same time. He also called PK “unflappable.”

  218. Chuck says:

    Hey Mike, how about a shoutout to all of us Toronto-area HI/O’ers during your appearance on the Fan590?


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

  219. Danno says:

    JM gets accused of being emotionless. Sometimes emotions can get you into trouble.

    Right Bruce?



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

  220. G-Man says:

    Turn it on.

    Turn it on again.

    Go Habs Go!

  221. Bouleau noir says:

    The CH remind me of an hilarious short film I once saw titled ” The guest who would never leave ” …. the Caps should have been off with us a long time ago resting and getting ready for their next series against the Flyers but here we were being the supreme irritant standing there just hanging out not going anywhere….. Washington will be ready to kill just to put an end to this nightmare tonight … just as they were two days ago.

  222. Harani says:

    Dug up some Ovie vs Halak history

    • World U18 in 2003: The Habs actually took notice of Halak when he shutout the Russians in the semifinal. A Russian team that included the like of Ovechkin and Malkin. 
    • 2010 Vancouver: Slovakia beat Russia 2-1 making 36 saves. Halak stops 7 shot from Ovie, 7 by Malkin and 5 by Semin.
    Ya think Ovechkin is sick of seeing Jaro stone him time and time again when it really counts? I think that plays big in his head and his frustration level will mount if they don’t get anything past Halak in the first period will be at its max. 

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

  223. Harani says:


  224. Danno says:

    Halak it! Halak it a lot!


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

  225. HardHabits says:

    I don’t believe in magic. I don’t believe in reverse jinxes. I don’t believe that posting the word SHUTOUT means the goose egg will be popped. I am not superstitious.

    I do believe the Habs have a good chance of winning this game. A much better chance than I thought they had before the series started where I called for a Caps victory in 6 games.

    Anything can happen. For those of us who were there for the pre-summit game as we saw the Habs defeat this team in an exciting end-to-end match I wish you all a great game tonight.

    Whatever the outcome, I will say this, that it’s been a very entertaining series.

    I’m very competitive by nature. And I like to be the
    underdog – It’s the best way to win. To come from behind and win is a
    great feeling!

    likes stories about underdogs that overcome.

    With but few exceptions, it is always the underdog
    who wins through sheer willpower.


  226. nightmare_49 says:

    …  the refs for tonite’s tilt are Dan O’Halleron and Brad Watson.

  227. showey47 says:

    The first thing i did when i got home was check who was reffing tonight,it was a huge  relief when i didn’t see the name chris lee.

  228. MICP says:

    I sure hope that Hickeys car dying is not a sign of things to come for us Hab fans tonight.

  229. Habscore says:

    Ahhh Noo!! My dad is coming to visit..no no nooo!@!

    He’s really negative and doesn’t believe in Habs anymore.
    Funny story: Before my parents got separated when I was a kid, my mom used to always get mad at him for spending his evenings doing nothing but sit on his a$$ and watch hockey games with a beer.
    Today, my mom is a Habs fan and can’t miss a Habs game, and is very familiar with other team players.
    How ironic.

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  230. joe-hab-nuno says:

    The worlds most interesting man..

    He once challenged himself to a mirror staring contest, on the forth day, he won.

    too funny. Just saw the new commercial on tsn.

  231. JD_ says:

    Ok, then, off to miss the first period.

    When I return home, I fully expect to see the Habs enjoying a comfortable lead, Booboo screaming all over Ovie, and both Varly and Theo pulled.

    Nothing less will do.

    Catcha later.

  232. yathehabsrule says:

    Not the famous Honda Civic that he and Boone took on their pre-season adventure.


    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  233. Harani says:

    1 more friggin’ hour!

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

  234. Danno says:

    I want to hear lots of this tonight:

    “Quelle bel arret de Halak! In-croy-able! Oy oy oy! Wow!”


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

  235. Danno says:

    I like that guy better than Chris Lee.


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

  236. SeriousFan09 says:

    Getting pumped for the game, some Metallica and AC/DC.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  237. missy44 says:

     According to michel Bergeron and jacques Demers,they have been fair with the Canadiens this year.I ‘m sure that im not alone in thinking that bad refs could spoil a game 7 if LES CANADIENS decide to play like game 6.


    I also dont want the Arrogant Caps to think they can RAM HALAK because “they can” .Forget shaking him up,one of these days,somebody is going to get unjured!

    Go HABS! Finish off those Arrogant Caps for good!

  238. The Big One says:

    Boone – I was watching McCowan’s show, and noticed the pic that they had up of you.  I thought they had it wrong, then I looked at the Gazette website and it is the same pic.  Is there an imposter Boone?  Was that Gazette pic taken when you were sporting a fresh summer tan during the 80’s?

    Either way, you sounded as sexy as ever!!

  239. yathehabsrule says:

    When the Habs wrap this up, they will have won three games on the road. Anyone know if a team down 3-1 has ever done that before?



    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  240. yathehabsrule says:

    Just got an answer. Blues did it in ’99


    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  241. Gr8stFranchizEvr says:

    I don’t think it’s happened in an 8th seed vs. 1st seed matchup (8th seed making the come-back).

  242. crabvader says:

    Stelio Kontos!

  243. missy44 says:

     I still miss SAKU ,too.Any chance they will get him back.His contract was only for one year.Its still not the same with OUR  CAPTAIN!

  244. crabvader says:

    Ummm… what about against the Bruins a few years back?

    That was us!


  245. 24 Cups says:

    Washington losing Tom Poti is a significant factor in tonight’s game.  The Caps have called up Karl Alzner but also have Tyler Sloan and John Erskine in reserve.  Both guys are 6’4″ and come in at over 205 lbs.  Sloan has already played in two games while Erskine might find it difficult to deal with our quick forwards as they dart around the Washington zone.  All three shoot left.

    Karl Alzner is rated (as of Christmas) as the 6th best defensive prospect not playing in the NHL.

    1st – Alex Pietrangelo     2nd – Oliver Ekman-Larsson     3rd – John Carlson    4th – Luca Sbisa      5th – P.K. Subban     6th – Karl Alzner

    Alzner is 6’3″/205 and went 5th in the 2007 draft.  He has spent the past two years in Hershey with recalls to Washington in both years.  He is very mature as he displays lots of poise and steadiness.  He moves the puck well but really doesn’t always use his size to advantage.  His skating is decent but not great.  He may have some issues with Montreal’s speedy forwards as they shift around the Washington zone.  He’s a bit like O’Byrne but with a lot more upside.  It will be interesting to see Alzner play with Carlson.  He’ll be the stay at home guy while Carlson will propel the attack.  Looks to be a smart move by the Caps.  Especially seeing these two guys don’t need to see a ton of ice time.

    The key on the back end will still be Mike Green.  He needs to spark the PP and play like a Norris trophy candidate.  He totally broke down last year agaisnt Pittsburgh so he’s now in danger of doing it again.  Maybe Team Canada was way ahead of the curve on this guy.  It will be a great omen for the Habs if Green and Semin are still playing sub par hockey.  It also will have an indirect impact on the play of Ovechkin and Backstrom.

    Dressing Scott Walker  makes a statement for the Caps in tonight’s game.  Washington plan to battle this game along the boards, in the trenches and inside Halak’s crease.  I hope that Pouliot, AK46 and Hamrlik utilize their size tonight.  We can’t afford to have any candy asses or timmy tykes on the ice during game 7.

  246. Gr8stFranchizEvr says:

    almost 300 posts and still 45 minutes til the puck drops!!!! Oy oy oy!!!!

  247. SeriousFan09 says:

    I think Anaheim would like to retain him and Montreal can’t afford to sign him at 3rd line centre for what he’d likely command as a free agent since Gomez and Plekanec have the top 2 spots locked up. It’s a new team and as much as I loved Saku in the CH, I think his time has passed in this town. I will always salute him for what he did here, but unfortunately I think we shall not see him with the Canadiens again. I’ve read he’s enjoying life in California right now as well, with the mountain off of his back to be the face of the team and take the heat for everything going. He gets to play hockey now without the massive scrutiny and I think he likes that.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  248. crabvader says:

    Smells like 2004 everyone!

  249. punkster says:

    Kind of makes for an interesting story here. The Caps, top scoring team in the league, have to go for extra muscle to try and beat the Habs, one of the lowest scoring teams. Desperation move?

  250. Gr8stFranchizEvr says:

    no it wasn’t.  Mtl was 7th and Bos was 2nd…

  251. crabvader says:

    Meh, might aswell be the same thing.

  252. Mike Boone says:

    I thought the Gazette pic was the same one as on HIO

  253. Mike Boone says:

    The same. 450,000 km and purring like a kitten

  254. yathehabsrule says:

    Alzner was also Carlson’s defence partner in Hershey. They  were talking earlier on Hocley Central or on 640 in Toronto (I was flipping back and forth) that Poti’s injury could hurt Carlson’s play. Shows you what they know.

    Martin could be in for a surprise if the tries to go up against them and doesn’t catch on.


    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  255. SeriousFan09 says:

    I’m as nervous as…

    a Capitals intern between the buffet table and Bruce Boudreau.

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  256. cliftoris says:

    I’m as nervous as…

    An 11 year-old at the Vatican

  257. The Big One says:

    TSN Piere McGuire – Spacek NOT on the ice. That means more PK Subban.

  258. kempie says:

    i remember seeing it called in the most blatant cases where a puck is on its way in and the guy just lifts the net. i can’t remember who or when but it was a long time ago. but yeah i think it still applies. 

  259. yathehabsrule says:

    Hickey on theTeam990 “We’re going to Pittsburgh.” LOL


    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  260. Gr8stFranchizEvr says:

    it doesn’t get any better or nerve-racking than this!!!!

  261. HabsoluteFan says:

    My second Pre game 7 vid, let me know what you think

    Video is still being processed so the quality might not be great.  I also had to cut it down quite a bit because it was too long.


    Get ready boys, hope this helps to get you even more hyped up for this game!


    On december 18th, in the middle of a 5 game losing streak, this guy said the habs would turn it around and make the playoffs.

  262. Klondike Habs Fan says:

    Nope, the guy on the gazette site looks like a crazed old rocker who did too much lsd.

  263. Gr8stFranchizEvr says:

    I’m as nervous as…

    a Habs flag-bearer kid bracing before Ovie stops!!!

  264. Harani says:

    It’s coming!!! 20 minutes!

  265. The Big One says:

    Take a look at this…..


    An imposter?  I’ll tell you one thing, I wouldn’t stand for it!!!

  266. Robert L says:

    Wasn’t that the Subbanator pic?

  267. Chris Aung-Thwin says:

    rds at chez serge. beer sales must be through the roof tonight across the city.

  268. TripleX says:

    Not really.  Smart and predictable roster move by the Caps.  When facing a hot goalie common wisdom is crowd and crash the net for cheap goals.

    The question is?  Can the Habs and Halak fight through those big bodies in the crease all night and will the refs call goalie interference?

  269. Mike Boone says:

    Where’s his car going?

  270. Danno says:

    Just not to Caps in game two..


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

  271. rut1212 says:

    By memory – i’ll look it up soon – If it is pushed off in the last 2 minutes of a game or in OT, and the referee says it was intentional, it is a penalty shot. Not many refs have the boulders to call it most of the time though.

    This must be a rule that doesn’t exist anymore, not exactly anyways. A penalty shot is awarded when the net is intentionally knocked off during a breakaway, or when the penalty cannot be served in its entirety in regulation.

  272. Harani says:

    Caps lines: Ovi-Backstrom-Knuble, Laich-Morrison-Semin, Chimera-Belanger-Fehr, Bradley-Gordon-Walker.

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

  273. ParrySoundHabber says:

    Seems Washington DC has changed all the street signs following game 6



    “Talent is a gift from God, but you only succeed with hard work. Yvan was proof of that.”

    Jean Beliveau

    ~If winning wasn’t important we wouldn’t keep score.

  274. SeriousFan09 says:

    That’s ****ing awesome.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  275. TripleX says:

    Not thrilled about making Spacek a healthy scratch over MAB!!!

  276. Chris Aung-Thwin says:

    maybe he’s not that healthy.

  277. Harani says:

    In Martin’s defense, Spatch hasn’t played in a while. No action so I wouldn’t take a chance. 

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

  278. Propwash says:

    Did ya just call Ovie a poof? lol


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  279. Chris Aung-Thwin says:

    ok: habs win 4-2. gionta nets two, including the game winner. pleks an empty-netter. halak stops 37 shots. ovechkin goes poof.

  280. darcy1 says:

    It’s time to Shock The Red!

  281. Habscore says:

    Well, my HIO brothers and sisters!!! CHEERS AND GOOD GAME!!

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  282. JVF says:

    No matter what, there will be no romp tonight and I’m as nervous as an anglophone before the referendum…

  283. topher5468 says:

    Lets do it boys, its our turn

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

  284. camel_larry says:

    I said it before & I’ll say it again: The Habs can win this. But I don’t expect them to.



    Go Habs Go!

  285. Propwash says:

    Our singer is better 😛


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  286. SeriousFan09 says:

    Some solid playoff beards on the starting lineup for Montreal, key factor for a Game 7.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  287. dpthehabsfan says:

    So stopped at the grocery store around 6:45 on the way home from work to pickup dinner and drinks. Walking down the aisle, and there’s a little, maybe 3 year old girl, sitting in a cart singing the “Na Na Na” song in a squeaky little girl voice. So as I go by, I smile at her and say; “C’est une peu trop tot pour ca”. She didn’t get what I meant, but her Mom laughed.

  288. joeybarrie says:

    REMEMBER HOW YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW.  Regardless of how the game ends, this feeling is a good one. NERVOUS, WORRIED, EXCITED……..  No one expected us to be able to feel this for this season. So lets enjoy it. We have a 50-50 chance to beat the best team in the league and send them home in the first round.

    No matter what happens, lets try to enjoy what we have here. POSSIBLY THE BEST GAME OF THE PLAYOFFS barring the Finals…


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

  289. Habsfan_jay says:

    GO HABS GO!!

  290. joeybarrie says:

    OOOOOOHHHHHHHH YEAHHHHHH  Its gonna be a good one……………..

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

  291. SeriousFan09 says:

    RDS Lawyers hunted down the RDS feed for tonight, ***holes.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  292. JIMVINNY says:

    No matter where the puck hits Halak, it ends up in the slot.  How is that even possible?  But at least he’s stopping the puck.

  293. topher5468 says:

    Team looks tight, having a hard time completing a pass

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

  294. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    They gotta survive the first 10 minutes, and the last 10… 

    Anybody else nervous?

  295. Habscore says:

    Geezz I just chugged my drink in the first 3 min..I’m like where did my drink go??!

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  296. topher5468 says:

    F. Yes

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

  297. Habscore says:

    What a game!! you can tell both teams want bthis!!

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  298. punkster says:

    AK in a funk.

  299. Propwash says:

    Habs have the jitters bigtime it looks like


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  300. zamboni says:

    Not many people posting, I suppose they’re as nervous as I am grinding teeth.

  301. Exit716 says:

    Will Pouliot get more than five minutes ice time tonight?

  302. topher5468 says:

    Team looks real tight, IMO AK is useless so far he needs to step it up. Is Moen back with Gio/Gomer?

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

  303. Jbird says:

    Its looks like a game – I thought wash might just light them up before the first commercial.

  304. Exit716 says:

    Excellent post.

  305. petrov14 says:

    Montreal has to complete passes or it will be a long night.

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  306. petrov14 says:

    well said.

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  307. HardHabits says:

    and the 40 minutes in between. 😉

    On the edge of my seat!!

  308. TripleX says:

    I heard he was a healthy scratch.  MAB played 36 seconds five on five so why is he playing?  Not as if he is a powerhouse on the PP.  Bad move as far as I am concerned.

  309. Big Ted says:

    Showtime! Switching over to RDS, will be back after the game. Bon match tout le monde! Go Habs Go! As I said, Gionta gets the winner!

  310. Propwash says:
    Our father, who art in Bell Centre, Hockey
    be thy name. Thy Will be done, the Cup be won, On ice, as well as in the
    stands. Give us this day our hockey sticks and forgive us our
    penalties, as we forgive those who cross-check against us. Lead us not
    into elimination but deliver us to victory. In the name of the Fans,
    Lord Stanley and The Holy HALAK! . Amen

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat.

  311. Rugger says:

    LOL Just sent this to my daughter in college.

  312. sholi2000.com says:

    5 minutes………………..

    There’s time for one more prayer……..our Habs, who art on ice, thy Habs Kingdom Come, Halak will NOT be done……………



    They Call Me Shane

  313. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    If you were watching TSN you’d have heard Pierre comment on how great JM is coaching in this series.

  314. Habscore says:

    Big Gill is giving his everything tonight!!!!!!!

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  315. petrov14 says:

    wayyyyyyyyyyy to close

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  316. Propwash says:

    Jeez that was close


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  317. Danno says:

    Thank you Mister Goal Post!


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

  318. SeriousFan09 says:

    Expecting Subban to score tonight, that shot is destined for the back of the net, I feel it.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  319. Danno says:

    He didn’t miss by much on his last shot.


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

  320. Jbird says:

    Markov!!!!!!!!  eeeech 

  321. 24 Cups says:

    Keep Bergeron off the ice!

  322. K-hab25 says:

    Are you sure about that? :-)

  323. LesFleurs says:

    I support that post.

  324. zozotheclown says:

    That was close, did we mention the first goal is crucial?

  325. topher5468 says:

    Again AK cant clear the zone

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

  326. showey47 says:

    We need to be alot stronger in our own end. Giving up the line to easily and being outworked on the boards.Other then that were doing ok,lol

  327. Danno says:

    Icing? Really?


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

  328. T-roy West says:

    Why is AK46 on this team? How has he manage to keep his spot? He hasn’t done enough to deserve a spot.

  329. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  330. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    Halak is amazing.

  331. zozotheclown says:

    We’re really getting dominated, thank god for Halak.

  332. Propwash says:

    Jeez, Halak can stop time!


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  333. sidhu says:

    Come on boys, get some shots on Varly, he’s not sharp tonight.

    That icing call was b/s!  Slowest icing call in the world.  Good job, refs.

  334. showey47 says:

    sweet PP

  335. sidhu says:

    Easy call….  Could have been interference too

  336. Habscore says:

    Everyone losing the puck…WTH??! lol

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  337. SeriousFan09 says:

    Mike Green for the Norris? Couldn’t hold Lidstrom’s towel.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  338. sidhu says:

    Come on boys!  Please MAB! PLEASE!

  339. Jbird says:

    Mike Green is brutal.  “trying to hard”???? for 7 games now?

  340. showey47 says:


  341. crabvader says:


  342. zamboni says:

    how huge is that MAB

  343. sidhu says:


  344. punkster says:


  345. Harditya_CareyPrice says:



  346. petrov14 says:


    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  347. SeriousFan09 says:

    Capitals just got MAB’d.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  348. Habscore says:

    YESSS BABYYYYYYY!!!!!!! THNX GREEN!!! THNX MAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  349. Rugger says:

    F’N Beautiful

  350. TheDagger says:


  351. zozotheclown says:

    YESSSS, thats why your dressed! Nice one Green

  352. Danno says:







    Who said bench MAB?



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

  353. Peter Young says:

    Could that be why MAB is playing?  Just wondering.  Hee, hee.

  354. sidhu says:

    sweet no look pass by Gomer

  355. K-hab25 says:

    And that’s why he’s dressed!!!

  356. Norm0770 says:

    WOOOHOOO!!!!  I stand corrected in my criticism of MAB.

  357. 24 Cups says:

    Me, too. 

  358. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Our fab MAB.

  359. HardHabits says:


  360. sidhu says:


  361. J. Ambrose says:

    Once again, terrible ice conditions. The puck hardly slides. It keeps sticking as players try to carry it.

  362. Price_31 says:


  363. topher5468 says:

    Shaker Shaker Shaker, theres your boy with his game changin shot

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

  364. thepriceiswrong says:

    We need to be WAY stronger defensively… If anyone thinks this 1-0 lead is gonna hold up they have issues.

    We were severely outplayed and outworked in the first period.


  365. HabsFanInKorea says:

    MABBY! We fogive you for everything…. WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  366. Mr. Biter says:

    Hey MAB haters ” THATS WHY HE PLAYS”!!!!!!!!!!!!

  367. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Bergeron, our Ovmunchkin.

  368. Habsfan_jay says:

    All together now “NORRIS TROPHY MY A**”

  369. SeriousFan09 says:

    Americans can’t make decent ice, why i loathe the Florida trips, plus the Rags, Ruins and Trashers especially, five teams where it’s like they’re playing road hockey.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  370. Mr. Biter says:


  371. jimhasbeen says:

    it’s a mab mab world

  372. Norm0770 says:

    Pretty good job defensivelythis period.  11 shots is a lot better than almost 20 per period.  I would like them to win some more battles on the boards.

  373. longtimehabsfan says:

    Who are these guys?  Pea pods have landed and they’ve taken over our players!!!!!!

  374. Mike Boone says:

    Calmes-toi, un ‘tit peu!

  375. patrice brisebois says:


  376. 24 Cups says:

    Good News – Any time you’re ahead after the 1st on the road is a good omen.  The refs have called a neutral game so far.  Halak is in the zone.  Semin and Green are still snakebitten.

    Bad News – We’re getting outplayed.  The Pleks line is brain dead so far. 

  377. patrice brisebois says:

    umm…..nice rack

  378. topher5468 says:

    Yes we know, he is a PP guy, thats all though, Please

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

  379. topher5468 says:

    Nice Crest

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

  380. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Nah Mr. Boone, that’s a difficult task. I can’t calm down either – it’s a Game F. Seven!

  381. JVF says:

    Ouf! My little heart is going pitter-patter…

  382. punkster says:

    And this time AK missed the bus.

  383. Danno says:

    Habs are the Little Team That Could.


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

  384. habs001 says:

    is ak46 planning to wake up or is still on his first vodka


  385. Treefingers says:

    OK so keep MAB on the bench except for PP time, don’t be stupid and reward him with 15+mins

  386. Danno says:

    More PK on the PP…


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

  387. J. Ambrose says:

    Makes for sloppy hockey. No wonder they don’t sell out even game 7’s.

  388. topher5468 says:

    Jeez, hes been brutal, Problems clearing the zone and skating like hes got a pant load, Falling down a lot also

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

  389. Mr. Biter says:

    I realize that but it a dirty job and someone has to do it.

  390. petrov14 says:

    Mike Green, not making friends and influencing people in Washington.
    Gionta for Captain.

  391. Harani says:

    I am soo losing my voice tonight!

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

  392. topher5468 says:

    Do it all night brother

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

  393. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    I still haven’t gotten my voice back from Game 6. But that’s not going to stop me – GO HABS GO!!

  394. wd40 says:

    designated shooter! 

  395. Ron says:

    Good period. As was expected the Caps came out to hit and show their size advantage but was to no avail in that period. OB doing some hitting of his own. PK looks very settled on each shift, very cool player under pressure. With the Habs one goal lead the Caps will need to open up abit more and leave openings for our swift forwards to play hell in the ozone. In all not a bad period of hockey, smart plays all around. Hall Gill is awsome tonight.

  396. Jordio-oh says:

    someone tell Pouliot and AK46 this is game 7. everyone needs to show up. More goals too, don’t sit back. The caps will be coming.

  397. JVF says:

    Outmuscled in the first, maybe, but certainly not outsmarted…

  398. Rugger says:

    Quick sign Phil Espisito!

  399. Xtrahabsfan says:

    The designated scorer rule…….

  400. wd40 says:

    AK — what skill! — but he only seems to have 1 gear!   come ON Andrei, kick it!! 

  401. topher5468 says:

    Its easy when you compare 20 rinks to 6,

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

  402. habsfaninboston says:

    True.  I just hope we don’t go into a defensive shell.  We’ve learned our lesson.

  403. budachris says:

    Dirty job??? Anything but as a pp guy all he has to do is hit the net… Hal gill and Josh gorges have dirty jobs playing d on the pp is in no way a dirty job c’mon man. Love his shot but what he does on the pp is not grunt work it’s all skill and flash.

  404. Arune Singh says:


    – Moore has been great for us. I want him back.

    – Gorges is great.

    – Halak kept us in it. How can he NOT be our #1 next year?

    – Gomez is playing his heart out.

    – We need to outmuscle these guys. They’re dominating us with ease.

    Thank You Saku.

  405. Habbu says:

    It’s my heart that I am worried about.

  406. Mr.Hazard says:

    If we could keep MAB next year at the same price, I’d gladly take him. He’s a PP specialist, and losing Streit killed our PP.

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  407. mcLovin says:

    pinching PK puts one away. (bold prediction)

  408. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    So close… if that went in.

  409. Mr.Hazard says:

    Versus guy praising JM for always having either Gorges or Gill on the ice with Ovi.

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  410. Harani says:

    The last 20 minutes of this game will be INTENSE!

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

  411. jimhasbeen says:

    she’ll hold together.

    “hear me baby? hold together.

  412. Ron says:

    You know its not the most exciting hockey but boy is it ever nice to see the lead after 2. This team is all for one and one for all. Great chemistry being shown and boy is Halak showing his stuff. There is not as much net crashing as I felt there would be but we have one more period of nerve racking hockey before the boys take on Sid.

  413. Danno says:

    20 minutes….

    Let’s crush those Caps like little bugs!


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

  414. Ronin says:

    given that this is the biggest game of their lives to this point i cannot imagine how Pouliot, and AK could play so poorly….the effort level seems almost non-existant.

  415. zak says:

    They have to start making plays with the puck instead of just dumping it out

  416. crabvader says:

    I gotta say… can’t blame him. Washington has home-ice change and JM is matching Boudreau with ease.

  417. habaholic68NJ says:

    Man I need heart pills.  I can’t take another period of this tension.

  418. ed lopaz says:

    Habs hockey = Smart hockey

    2P 00:00: I’d bench AK46. He’s comatose out there.

    I agree with Boone. the guy is full of talent, but tonight he is full of something else.

  419. mfDx says:

    Great game. and the CBC is showing an Anne Murray special. Someone please give Darren Pang a loud jacket. (just to twist the knife a little)

  420. hockeydoc says:

    2P 00:00:

    I’ d bench AK46. He’s comatose out there.                         I agree, total disappointment out there. How can he face his teammates who are working their butts off.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

  421. jimhasbeen says:

    this will be the last post i make…..until the next round!!!

    pernell karl subban will score

  422. crabvader says:

    Dumping and having 2 deep and one back is the perfect way to play the Caps.

    They are a team that feeds off of neutral zone turnovers to creat odd-man rushes.

    What you suggest would be suicide.

  423. JVF says:

    Oh, boy! The Caps are going to be playing with “l’énergie du désespoir” — Hang on, Jaro!

  424. topher5468 says:

    And their down on Ape man, If Bettman could only hear them. 

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

  425. habsfaninboston says:

    Only 3 shots on net in the 2nd.  Not good!

  426. longtimehabsfan says:

    Dudes, I’m gassed.  I don’t know if I can take the 3rd.

  427. cmac says:

    I think everyone is too nervous to type!

    20 minutes boys, let’s do it!

  428. sidhu says:

    I would not bench AK, he’s got a crazy shot and has scored 2 goals in a previous game 7.  We need an offensive threat. I would not play him in the last few mins, though.

    I would play Metro for one shift, he looks out of place or not in the zone tonight.  Maybe he hasn’t gotten into the flow because of limited shifts.

  429. topher5468 says:

    No, I love Tide and Downy, its what I use

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

  430. ed lopaz says:

    Habs hockey = Smart hockey

    not sure he will see the ice – although I hope you are right!

  431. SeriousFan09 says:

    Boone, the post count is low because we’re all too scared to look away from the TV or net feed.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  432. JVF says:

    This is some of the best PK work I have ever seen and Hal Gill reminds me of Jacques Laperrière in 1971…

  433. sidhu says:

    MAB was on the ice against Ovy in the first, that almost made me break down mentally.

  434. Jbird says:

    I’m surprised they have not done that!  Great Idea!

  435. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    These period breaks are taking forever… why does 15 minutes feel like 15 hours :S

  436. Propwash says:
    Only 600 Comments:

    Y’all trying to
    get me fired?  — I bet everyone is in bars right now.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  437. habsfaninboston says:
    Boone “Only 600 Comments: Y’all trying to
    get me fired?”
    Too nervous to blog.
  438. nickster13 says:

    Pull my finger!

  439. Josh says:

    This game is too intense to post anything, Boone. We’ll make it up somehow.

  440. topher5468 says:

    Thats awesome. I bet I know whose watching…

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

  441. ed lopaz says:

    Habs hockey = Smart hockey

    absolutely bang on, crabvador.

  442. Habscore says:

    Already?? We’ve waited a whole day for this.  Let’s finish it boys!

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  443. Jbird says:

    Boone: I would post more but I am speechless.

  444. Harani says:


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

  445. punkster says:

    No goal!

  446. Propwash says:

    NO GOAL!

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat.

  447. Xtrahabsfan says:


  448. dpthehabsfan says:


  449. SeriousFan09 says:

    Knuble gets called on his BS, nice.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  450. Exit716 says:

    Anyone good at lip reading Boudreau’s reaction?

  451. coachdoug says:

    Fatso is losing it…

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

  452. zozotheclown says:

    Lucky break, can’t lose composure now.

  453. sidhu says:

    Habs I/O needs to provide subsidies for booze, xanax, prozac, full service massages for us to calm our jitters.  It’s odd to feel this nervous and excited about something indirect to me; I’m not playing, I’m not on the ice, my child is not on the ice.  But I am connected to the Habs nonetheless and am as personally into this as possible.

  454. PrimeTime says:

    So much for conspiracies!

  455. topher5468 says:

    Did that really just happen

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

  456. STZA says:

    I have no sound b/c I’m in class. Why no goal?

  457. T-roy West says:

    Get AK46 off the second line now JM or you suck as a coach.

  458. Danno says:

    And the crowd chants:

    Referees suck! Referees suck! Referees suck!


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

  459. Ronin says:

    conversely, Gomez, Gionta, Gill, Gorges…WOW!

  460. Ronin says:

    conversely, Gomez, Gionta, Gill, Gorges…WOW!

  461. danhabsfan says:

    the boys have to push out

  462. Habscore says:

    Will Bettman fire that ref????

    Love Ovie’s deception HA!!!!!

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  463. PrimeTime says:

    The ghosts on a road trip???

  464. T-roy West says:

    Montreal needs to play like real men and match Washington energy.

  465. PrimeTime says:

    goaltender interference

  466. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Man in crease, I believe.

  467. habfab14120 says:

    Incidental contact by Knuble.
    Not enough for a penalty though.

  468. Jbird says:

    Ref will be put in the hole in Toronto or New York – Love Ovy’s look –  what a douche

  469. punkster says:

    AK is killing his line.

  470. Jbird says:

    Fan F. Halakular!

  471. zozotheclown says:

    Man I need these TV breaks as much as they do.

  472. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


    Let’s go Habs – keep playing hard!

  473. danhabsfan says:

    Somebody help me… I’m so nervous

  474. Danno says:

    Breathe in.

    Breathe out….


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

  475. STZA says:

    Thanks guys, but more importantly, thank you refs!

  476. sidhu says:

    Keep testing Varly — he’s been giving up rebounds and gave up weak goals yesterday. 

    Get some shots on him!

  477. topher5468 says:

    No goal and Ape man running around like he won the cup, I dont like him at all

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

  478. coachdoug says:

    Killing me with this sit on a one goal lead bullsh#t…get the puck in their end…control the puck

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

  479. rut1212 says:

    Comment! We love Boone.

  480. Xtrahabsfan says:

    I am so PROUD of this team and I am CANADIEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  481. T-roy West says:

    Me too. I feel like puking.

  482. wild flower says:

    When the Caps become very deparate/start really pinching, I hope we can ponce – maybe a Pleks breakaway?

  483. Jbird says:

    Stratford Streak  Its the real OG’s

  484. dpthehabsfan says:

    Just keep shooting at the logo Alex.

  485. makka83 says:

    back on the bandwagon i see. You must be tired going on and off the bandwagon… some of us are real Habs fans! 😉

  486. HardHabits says:

    And the correct answer is >> habfab!!!

  487. Ron says:

    They had better check AK for powder under his nose. He is lost out there.

  488. zozotheclown says:

    Clearly no goal, I just hope we don’t get called

  489. PrimeTime says:


  490. Mr.Hazard says:


    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  491. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    No goal? Oh well..keep pushing Habs!

  492. sidhu says:

    Was the puck in before the push????????? PLEASE HOCKEY GODS

  493. rut1212 says:

    Clearly pushed into Varlamov, even by Lapierre’s standards.

  494. T-roy West says:

    AK46 must be either sick or he is sulking because his brother isn’t playing. Otherwise what is his problem?

  495. HardHabits says:

    Great shift by Moore-Pouliot-Lapierre

  496. punkster says:

    I’m gonna give AK the benefit of the doubt just for now. Something is wrong with him. He’s not moving well, not keeping up with the play. Maybe he has Spacek’s flu? I don’t know.

  497. PrimeTime says:


  498. HardHabits says:

    Laps kicked the puck in anyways.

  499. PrimeTime says:

    Holy Geez!!!

  500. danhabsfan says:

    they are playing with Fire

  501. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Pressure Habs, pressure!

  502. Xtrahabsfan says:


  503. zozotheclown says:

    Omg… how did that stay out

  504. Propwash says:

    Cmon guys, just give us 1 more goal….just 1



    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  505. Habscore says:

    I can’t take this anymore!!! a bit more than 9 min….

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  506. rut1212 says:

    I used to have a lot of respect for Boudreau, now I find him whiney and annoying.

  507. Mr.Hazard says:


    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  508. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    What a game. I do not feel relaxed.

  509. Jbird says:

    So do you think they will make the playoffs.   LOL  I love this whole two season thing. . . . . 10 minutes more of this????  

  510. dpthehabsfan says:

    He’s overweight.

  511. sidhu says:

    Whose going to step up in these last 10 minutes?  The Washington D will pinch, we should get some odd-man rushes.  We gotta put those away. 

    Varly is not tested, he’s not in the game really. 


  512. Danno says:

    Corvo pushed him. Clearly.


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

  513. Clay4bc says:

    Shhhhhhh! I’m supposed to be working now – GO HABS!


    Don’t argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

  514. coachdoug says:

    No way we can keep this up…Halak is awesome…poor guy is in the shooting gallery…

    Habs need to take charge and generate some offense…we got 9 + minutes to go…can’t play it all in our end…

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

  515. hockeydoc says:

    just a matter of time- can’t get the puck out of their zone.

  516. makka83 says:

    man crush on Halak?

    I don’t blame you 😀

  517. Ron says:

    I need cardiac paddles, I’m having the big one. Holy shit what a game. McGuire is trying to stay on the Habs side because their going to win this one.

  518. TheMock780 says:

    I’m losing my sanity here. I’m sure you could absolutely cut the tension with a knife in that arena in Washington

  519. sidhu says:

    Gionta nailed right in the face!!! Where’s the call?!?!?

  520. T-roy West says:

    How the hell was that not a penalty.

  521. sidhu says:

    Marky pinched in…. man he has some cohones

  522. T-roy West says:

    AK46 comes alive, wow!!

  523. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    That “someone” was gionta… and it could have been called if it wasn’t game 7.

  524. sidhu says:

    Subban looking to go!  Love that guy

  525. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    forget patrick this is the best goaltending performance that I have ever seen

  526. T-roy West says:

    The guy drops his stick and rams the goalie and no penalty. Just friggin WoW!!!

  527. Jbird says:

    Someone should do a quick postmortem of the season as another reverse jinx.

  528. Mr.Hazard says:


    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  529. sidhu says:

    Ohhhhhhhhh Cammy, so close.

    We needed that off-side, long shift for us.

  530. zozotheclown says:

    Oh man post, here we go time for the final push

  531. T-roy West says:

    I’m going to puke!! For real, lol.

  532. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    They could gnaw each others’ legs off and there’d be no penalties now.

  533. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Did anyone just hear, “Get off the ****” ” “Get outta here!” It was on Versus.

    And Cammalleri – POST!

  534. habfab14120 says:

    We’ve got at least one more goalcoming this game cuz Subban doesn’t have a point yet.

  535. Danno says:

    JM sucks, Gill is useless, we’re too small. No defense. Better off tanking….


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

  536. Propwash says:

    I cant take much more of this…….


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat.

  537. coachdoug says:

    GO HABS GO!!!!!

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

  538. mcLovin says:

    i’ll bet season tickets that the caps get a PP with under 3 min to play

  539. T-roy West says:

    No penalties being called so lets protect the net.

  540. sidhu says:

    I’m starting a new business – relaxation techniques for game 7s — included, open bar, medical marijuana, opiates, massage.

    I’m calling it Boone, Inc.

    Whose with me?

  541. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Hal Gill for Captain………………………………………………………….

  542. makka83 says:

    Halak is awsome. No doubt he is a keeper. I hope we can keep Price too… :)

  543. Xtrahabsfan says:

    I’m in!

  544. Xtrahabsfan says:

    It’s goinna be tough…………

  545. dpthehabsfan says:

    What size skates does Gill wear? 15?

  546. dpthehabsfan says:


  547. punkster says:


  548. T-roy West says:

    OMG I’m crying!!!

  549. Propwash says:



    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  550. crabvader says:


  551. Mr.Hazard says:


    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  552. zozotheclown says:


    What a clear by Gill, and what a play by Laps and Moore

  553. Xtrahabsfan says:

    O.M FU*KING GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  554. Harditya_CareyPrice says:



  555. TheMock780 says:


    And Lappy’s best two games of the season!

  556. andrewberkshire says:


  557. sidhu says:


    YES, A SECOND WAS WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  558. Norm0770 says:

    YES!  YES!  YES!

  559. Habscore says:

    IM CRYING!!!!!!!! Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  560. coachdoug says:

    WoooooHooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Et le but!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  561. SeriousFan09 says:


    I will gladly eat a print out of the  remarks I made about the Moore acquisition right now.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  562. K-hab25 says:


  563. Danno says:


    Web site crashing goal!


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

  564. RGM says:

    Let’s all say it together: Norris Trophy, my ass!!!

    “Come on, let’s keep a little optimism here.” — Han Solo, Return of the Jedi

  565. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Thank you Habs. It took a friggin long time, but they have gelled.

  566. showey47 says:

    ok guys,nothing stupid. No penalties

  567. sidhu says:

    Slowest icing call again… that could have been played

  568. habfab14120 says:

    Awesome out by BHG. Great pressure by Max.  Fantastic shot by Moore!

  569. PrimeTime says:

    OH MY FRICKIN GOD!!!!!!!!!!

  570. Mr.Hazard says:

    Come on, guys. Smart plays. Smart plays.

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  571. danhabsfan says:

    careful it is not over yet

  572. Mr.Hazard says:

    Oh. My. Freaking. Life. Mother. Mary. of Jesus.

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  573. coachdoug says:

    Oh my goodness…stop sitting back…WTF

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

  574. sidhu says:

    Big rebound by Halak, dont know what he was trying to do there. RIght in the slot too

  575. Norm0770 says:

    Gut check time.

  576. SeriousFan09 says:

    Well ****.

    I believe though! Do not give up!


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  577. Larry says:

    No no no. We have come too far

  578. TheMock780 says:

    Suddenly not so comfortable and back to freaking out

  579. zozotheclown says:

    Time for the worst 2 minutes ever

  580. hablifting says:

    Still need a TON of luck to get outa here with the W.

  581. Y says:

    FFS I turn n the game and they score.


    Im turning this off and praying for the last 5 mintues

  582. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Hang in there. That was just a late April snowfall. Yup. That’s all it was.

  583. sidhu says:

    Did we call a time out yet?

  584. Mr.Hazard says:


    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  585. showey47 says:

    this is going to be the longest 2 minutes ever.

  586. dpthehabsfan says:

    This is why we call it hockey. But it would have been a good time for a time-out.

  587. HabsFanInKorea says:

    Gamecenter Live feed died right after Moore’s goal…keep me updated please?!

  588. sidhu says:

    Why why why is 57 on the ice in the last two?  Unreal.

  589. PrimeTime says:

    Oh Jesus!!

  590. Mr.Hazard says:

    Well. So much for the upset. Good night everyone!

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  591. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Oh my..

  592. TheMock780 says:

    Of course the Caps get a PP with less then 2 min to go.

  593. Bryan says:

    My god…


    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  594. Propwash says:



    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  595. zozotheclown says:

    On the plus side we can ice it on net

  596. zozotheclown says:

    On the plus side we can ice it on net

  597. coachdoug says:

    Oh my…I hate this f#cking JM system…you are kidding me

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

  598. Xtrahabsfan says:



  599. Larry says:

    After all they let go and they call that

  600. crabvader says:


  601. showey47 says:

    is anyone surprised??? Nothing called all period until now? Bettman in the house? BS

  602. Ron says:

    Unbelieveable call in the last min 11/2 mins. Just sick sick sick.

  603. T-roy West says:

    O’Byrne looks so relaxed in the box. Idiot. You should be ashamed.

  604. Mr.Hazard says:


    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  605. HabsFanInKorea says:

    I paid almost 200 bucks so this could happen…. son of a… I want my money back from nhl.com…. anyone else have the same problem???

  606. habfab14120 says:




  607. ths says:

    I just might puke here


    Ooh Aah Habs on the war path

  608. HardHabits says:

    If I don’t post after the game call 911 and have them trace my IP cuz I’ve had a heart attack.

  609. Big Bird says:

    I can’t breath…

  610. Habscore says:

    MY HEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  611. mcLovin says:

    i’ll take those season tickets. so painfully predictable. if i die today, someone sacrifice a zebra in my honor

  612. Mr.Hazard says:


    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  613. SeriousFan09 says:

    Hy heart is pounding out of my goddamn chest.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  614. Ron says:

    My depends are full hahaha

  615. showey47 says:

    FU bettman

  616. dpthehabsfan says:

    Oh dear yes.


  617. Propwash says:



    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  618. Xtrahabsfan says:

    YA BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  619. SeriousFan09 says:



    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  620. habfab14120 says:


  621. coachdoug says:


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

  622. Harditya_CareyPrice says:




  623. crabvader says:

    THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  624. LesFleurs says:

    Burn shit to the motherfucking ground and plan the parade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  625. punkster says:

    I predict this site will crash. Any minute now.

  626. zozotheclown says:

    Cardiac Canadiens… they made me sweat

  627. hablifting says:

    Competely stunned.  What a complete choke by the Caps and some valiant sacrifice by the Habs players.  Amazing.  Again, just stunned.

  628. TheMock780 says:

    Bring on Crosby!!!!!!!!

  629. krob1000 says:

    ok….so who sold their soul?

  630. showey47 says:

    I think during the handshake when halak and ovy go to shake hands,halak should shake his hand nervously

  631. K-hab25 says:

    YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!! YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!! YESSSSSSS!!!!!!! GO HABS GO!!!!! GO HABS GO!!!! GO HABS GO!!! GO HABS GO!!

  632. sidhu says:


  633. Mr.Hazard says:


    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  634. Halaksucks says:

    Bruce Boudreau face was priceless.

  635. Chorske says:

    This has been one of the gutsiest demonstrations of TEAM with a big T

    I am SO proud of this team


  636. Top Corner says:






  637. EricInStL says:

    Did you miss me ?????

    I will keep it short WOW.

    Also Wash had no veteran leadership, we had tons of it.

    Thank you Halak, thank you Gill, thank you everyone !!!!!!!

    In Guy Boucher I trust.

  638. joeybarrie says:

    HOW IS THIS WEBSITE STILL BE UP………………………………????????



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

  639. coachdoug says:

    Hey Vegan man!….Sign Halak tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  640. Hammer says:

    I believe!!!

  641. Mike says:


  642. phillyhab says:

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  OH MY GOD YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  643. JVF says:

    Who’s shaking now, Alex?

  644. Big Bird says:

    What a team.  Toughest game to watch in a long time.

  645. ShangaDoo says:


  646. Y says:


  647. Zaskar says:




  648. Matt_in_TO says:

    I freaking love this team.  I think it’s clear what Bob was trying to do this past summer.  I’m so proud of our boys!


    – I Hab Faith

  649. Mr.Hazard says:

    “yayyy. Pittsburgh now.” :-S

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  650. Danno says:

    H I/O group hug time.



    P.S. Shake this Ovie!


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

  651. coachdoug says:

    Chocolate milks are on Jaro…Historic performance!!!!

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

  652. Habhopeful says:

    HAhahaha oh my god! ima wreck!!! muahaha cant believe it!”

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

    ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  653. danhabsfan says:

    wow…. am I ever releved.  I had said Habs in 6, but will take it in 7.

    Here we go, another series.

  654. Chorske says:

    I never, in a million years, was expecting this. What a team.

  655. crabvader says:

    Jaro for Conn Smythe.

  656. Mr.Hazard says:


    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  657. Habscore says:


    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  658. forskis says:



    But do not use it against Crosby and the Pens.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  659. habsoul says:

    Simply speechless. What a gutty performance by a team that played magnificent defense. 


  660. punkster says:

    What a team effort. Unreal! Talk about your Heart Attack Habs.

  661. coachdoug says:

    And HIO Hi Fives….followed by HIO beers!!!!!

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

  662. crabvader says:

    Please no riots in Montreal… Take it to Toronto at least, lol.

  663. JD_ says:


    Way to make us all proud.

    I believe.

  664. punkster says:

    I’m speechless.

  665. ddawwidd says:

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Remember all those who said it was impossible!!! 😀


    Bring back Zone de Match! :(

  666. coachdoug says:

    The “system” just kicked the sh#t out of OV and the boys!

    All hail the “System”

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

  667. HABdriven says:

    WE WON!!!!  WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! What a massive effort by the Habs!  They so derserved this!  Bring on the Pens! 

  668. VJ says:

    Anyone else find it funny that they’re playing “Misery” in the Caps’ arena right now? Go Habs! Do you believe? I believe!

  669. SeriousFan09 says:

    My Three Stars of This Series!

    1st Star: Jaroslav Halak

    2nd Star: Hal Gill

    3rd Star: Mike Cammalleri


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  670. Propwash says:

    Oh, how the mighty have fallen eh?


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  671. Harditya_CareyPrice says:



  672. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …Now ! …to ALL those that called Our Team …a Team of Munchkins and Pygmies

    …well, call Me Alice if ya want …But We are the Biggest, Toughest Munchkins and Pygmies I have ever seen !

    …I hope Timo is drunk at this moment

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY


  673. Chorske says:

    Which amply demonstrates the significance of the event.

    The rebirth is ON baby

  674. cmac says:

    Habs make history! I can’t believe it!

    What a performance. This is a TEAM! Whereever he is right now, Gainey is smiling…

  675. topher5468 says:

    YESSSSSSSSS, Hey BB, work on that PP for next year, not next round

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

  676. showey47 says:

    plenty of HIO high fives and beers.

  677. Tis Himself says:

    Aquinas, Decartes and the Habs.  Three proofs for the existence of God.  Better get my sorry ass to Mass on Sunday.

  678. habsfaninboston says:

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAH!   Unf*kinbelievable!

    Halak MVP of series.  Any ?’s

  679. dean roberts says:

    anyone have defib paddles? man o man! giant effort boys! WE BE VERY PROUD!

  680. bigjames says:

    Caps in 3! in fact that was right. they won 3 games!!!

  681. ShangaDoo says:

    How happy did Halak look when we won?

    I actually heard him scream!

    I prayed for this man, I prayed for this

    Thank You God.

  682. coachdoug says:


    1. Jaro Halak

    2. Jaro Halak

    3. Jaro Halak

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

  683. Willy the bum says:

    Two drinks, Boone…. of your finest scotch on the rocks!!!!

  684. Wayne says:

    Congrats to our Habs – if they haven’t learned to win from this series, they never will. Absolutely awesome! A bit Devil’s hockey in the third with Gionta and Gomez out there. What a display of grit. My hats off to Hal and Jaro… and the unsung heroes.

  685. twocents says:



  686. joe-hab-nuno says:

    Crow has never tasted soooo good. I never expressed it here on HIO, but in my head and to friends and family

  687. Tis Himself says:

    The riot will officially begin at 10:00pm!

  688. sisu says:

    OK, lets debate.

    Dominic Moore: Worth a 2nd?

  689. Xtrahabsfan says:


  690. TripleX says:





  691. NaturalizedCanadian says:

    Incredible. This is the reason we watch sports.

  692. dpthehabsfan says:

    RDS interview with Cammy…. they ask about Halak…he says “Halak let in one goal tonite and we’ll have to work on that”.

  693. Rugger says:

    So glad I took my blood pressure meds this morning!

  694. ooder says:



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

  695. Natrous says:


  696. Habscore says:


     GO HABS GO!!!!!!!

    — YES HABS CAN!! —

  697. Big Bird says:

    Gill, Gomez, Moen, Camalleri, Gionta.  Pretty good signings Bob.

    And before people crap on Trevor Timmins.  Remember he picked up Halak in the 9th round.

  698. Matt.M says:

    WOW I think I nearly had a heart attach at 22 years old…. Im so proud

  699. Matt.M says:

    WOW I think I nearly had a heart attach at 22 years old…. Im so proud

  700. Danno says:

    Two words: Thank You

    Another two words: Bob Gainey

    See you at the parade!


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

  701. Rugger says:

    The shot of Gill on the bench when he finally got off with 35 seconds left said it all.  The Habs gave everything they had.

  702. Price_31 says:

    I know it’s a bit late, but I had soccer so I PVRd it and I nearly had a HEART ATTACK in the 3rd! Our boys played amazingg!!!! Gorges should be Captain.


    As for Pittsburg, HABS IN 7.

  703. Gus says:

    Wow… just wow.  Well done boys…

  704. Mr.Hazard says:

    Apparently PJ Stock joked the Caps could win in 3. What a douche.

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  705. habaholic68NJ says:

    I did not hit a bar but didn’t stop drinking to try to take the edge off.  Unbelievable the last 3 games.  What happened to JM?  Has been a reborn coach the last three games.  I am actually convinced he was a major factor in the come back.

  706. HABSsince92 says:

    Unbelievable! I am in shock that we beat the Caps. I’ll be the first to admit that I thought the series was over after the game 2 heartbreaker but I give a ton of credit to Halak, Cammy, JM, and most of the Habs for digging deep and hanging in there. This will be a great series win for a very long time.


    Been a Habs fan since I was in 2nd grade and sat behind Patrick Roy at the Aud.

  707. habsfaninboston says:

    All I could say is “WOW”.  The boys played an incredible series.  Kudos to the whole team.  No rest for the weary.  I hope they have enough in the tank for Friday’s game.

  708. smiler2729 says:

    I FREAKING CALLED THIS! I AM SO whatever. I LOVE ALL OF YOU, even Timo, ya bitch. Penguins are tired and are ripe for more team-hockey upsets!!!

    LET’S DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  709. showey47 says:

    so i believe the caps lost a total of 8 games at home all season including playoffs. We are responsible for at least half of them,lol.

  710. Carta-Hab says:

    That had to be one of the most thrilling games I have ever seen.  The Montreal Canadiens…GIANT KILLERS!!! Words cannot describe how happy I am right now.  Nothing is more satisfying than knowing that the so called experts, like PJ Laughing Stock and Mike Milbafoon eat their words.  A team with heart and character…it has been a long time coming, but I am happy to say that this team is one to be proud of.  GO HABS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Mike Milbury, Don Cherry, and PJ Stock….The three stooges of HNIC.

  711. Carta-Hab says:

    That had to be one of the most thrilling games I have ever seen.  The Montreal Canadiens…GIANT KILLERS!!! Words cannot describe how happy I am right now.  Nothing is more satisfying than knowing that the so called experts, like PJ Laughing Stock and Mike Milbafoon eat their words.  A team with heart and character…it has been a long time coming, but I am happy to say that this team is one to be proud of.  GO HABS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Mike Milbury, Don Cherry, and PJ Stock….The three stooges of HNIC.

  712. salshabs says:

    Boone’s About Last Night, just about says it all. 

    Cammy gives credit where it is so due…Muller’s penalty kill adjustments throughout this series are reason enoughh, all by themselves why, some day, Muller is going to be a GREAT coach in this league.  I hope he stays where he is for a while longer

    Georges and Gill Shot Blocking GODS, plus the rest of the PK… what can you say, it was f&#king amazing!!! HALAK!!! Nuff said…

    Thanks guys, I know a ton of Leaf fans whose ***holes are going to be puckered for a little while longer now. I can’t wait to see the look on their faces next time we meet up. Beautiful!! YA HOO!!

  713. habaholic68NJ says:

    The Caps are the Hab’s bitches.

  714. smiler2729 says:

    A lot of you, including Boone, need to EAT CROW. There was nothing posted here but how the Habs were pretty much Capital doormats, but some, including me, called this two weeks ago.

    “Rock bands have come and rock bands have gone but rock ‘n’ roll will live on forever!” Ray Davies, The Kinks, 1981.

  715. salshabs says:

    Me too…

  716. Just A Guy says:

    We can thank Sal for that, an angry fan who phoned in on Tony Marinaro’s post game show after game 4 and let JM have it for putting Hamrlik out on the PP when he had given up a short handed chance that led to the back breaking goal in game 3 (which is what also happened in game 4). It was such an impressive rant, if only because the fan was absolutely livid and did not curse once, that the Team 990 replayed it over and over again. It must have reached JM somehow because you are right, after game 4, JM outcoached Boudreau.

    All kidding aside (and that might even be a half joke at best) I think Cammalleri said it best in that you can’t shut down the Caps. Games 5 through 7 were an example of players increasingly buying into the idea that there was simply no room for error in the defensive zone and that the sacrifice was offensive opportunities. For good reason too, PK Subban’s cute little rush/pinch put the habs in serious trouble and that was on the power play. The last two games that habs were under 15 shots total for a reason, there was absolutely no margin for error in giving the Caps a quick strike. I think the only odd man rush for washington tonight was the 3 on 1 that ended up with Semin (I think) hitting the post.


    So yeah, kudos to Martin for getting his players to buy in, or the adjustments that he made.

  717. Fargo Habs Fan says:

    F*#K YEAH!!!!!!!  GO HABS GO!


    “The good thing about drinking during games is if they lose, you’re too drunk to care during and too hungover to care after.” – J.T.

  718. Fargo Habs Fan says:

    Timo, you know I love you, but let us have this moment.  Then, tomorrow, rip us.  It’s good luck.


    “The good thing about drinking during games is if they lose, you’re too drunk to care during and too hungover to care after.” – J.T.

  719. Fargo Habs Fan says:

    Timo, you know I love you, but let us have this moment.  Then, tomorrow, rip us.  It’s good luck.


    “The good thing about drinking during games is if they lose, you’re too drunk to care during and too hungover to care after.” – J.T.

  720. SeriousFan09 says:

    Tempted to see if the local tattoo parlour is still open to get a CH inked.

    Nah, save it for the Cup Win.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  721. Keith says:

    Got back from watching the game at a friends place and, just…WOW! What a GREAT F’ING game!!! Ranks right up there with 1971 for me! Just amazing goaltending by Jaroslav Halak in this series. Halak and the penalty killers (especially Gill and Gorges) singlehandedly won this series for the Habs. Great work by Cammalleri, Gionta, Gomez, the 3rd line, etc, etc, total team effort. I’m TOTALLY STUNNED thta we were able to come back and win this series! Hell, I probably won’t even believe it when I wake up tomorrow lol!




    LOVE HIO!!!




    GO HABS GO!!!




  722. Mr.Hazard says:

    Hey, it worked, didn’t it? The Caps’ season is done. Do you think they cared that we were doormats? We beat them. Being doormats worked.

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  723. Harditya_CareyPrice says:



    It’s time Ovechkin lights fire on his golf club instead of his stick.

  724. gK_HabsFan says:


    i knew he was a good acquisition.  strong two-way player


  725. habsfan0 says:

    I’m not the type of person who would say “I TOLD YOU SO”..but on April 22,after the Habs went down 3-1 in games to the Caps I posted this:

    “IMHO the Habs have the Caps EXACTLY where they want them. Habs in 7.”

  726. Chuck says:

    I’m late to the post-game celebrations, so I don’t know if it’s already been mentioned… but Hal Gill, Josh Georges, and every player that played on the penalty kill or blacked a shot are the true unsung heroes of the series. Caps go 1-for-31 (or more) on the powerplay, and in game 7 with everything on the line the team blocked more shots than the number of saves that Jaro had to make.

    Habs D… you’re super-studs in my book!


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

  727. habsfan0 says:

    3 Biggest Meltdowns of this series:

    1)Caps PP

    2)Caps Goaltending

    3) High Tech guy who runs this site

  728. SeriousFan09 says:

    Right now, sports journalists are calling in to see if takebacks are allowed on Norris Trophy voting.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  729. The Juice says:

    Thank you Habs! Don’t Stop BELIEVING!!!


    “To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high!”

  730. Mike Boone says:


  731. Mike Boone says:

    I’d have to take a pay cut. And do they get RDS at 24 Sussex Drive?


  732. ooder says:

    lol.. I loved the fact that they humiliated and shutup that fool Green


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

  733. Mike Boone says:

    PJ Stock is the biggest bffoon on HNIC. And that, my friends, is saying something.

  734. Shiloh says:

    Wow – what a night!! I’m still smiling. The dog and I are going to have a Grand Marnier. Domenic F. Moore!!!

  735. Thomas says:

    Wow!  Just Wow!!  I have to be honest, I didn’t see this coming, but i’m not surprised.  Our team seems to have alot more heart than we thought.

    Those additions this offseason have brought so much talent, and so much desire to win its unreal to watch.  I never thought I would say this, but all hail King Gill, the guy has the wingspan of a freaking pterodactyl.

    Gotta love’em folks, you’re beautiful Montreal Canadiens!!!!!!!

  736. Thomas says:

    amen, big rock grasshopper for me

  737. Chuck says:

    Thanks for the correction, Mike. That makes their work even more impressive!


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

  738. Chuck says:

    Did the rioters gain access to the HI/O servers?  :)


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

  739. Chuck says:

    Un… freakin’… believable….


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

  740. HABSIN09 says:

    Holy Shit!!  I can’t believe they pulled it off.  I have been text messaging my friends since the game, reminding them how awesome the Habs are.  I again caught the game at Local Heroes in Ottawa, and I was high fiving people I have never met during and after the game.  I will be at game 3 in Montreal, and I am so excited!  One of my friends that I work with at Kanata Golf Club is a huge Caps fan because some of the players are members at our club, nameley Matt Bradley.  I can’t wait to wear my jersey…I saved all of my shit talking because I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but tomorrow is D-Day for him.  GO HABS GO!  Boone, keep the jinx up!  Keep believing everyone! Talk about cloud nine!  I wonder how the players feel.  I can’t believe they have to put this behind them and prepare for a game on Friday..how will we pull off the parade?!

  741. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …Do You know WHAT I am also happy about ? …I am happy for Our Young Fans …those Whom became Habs’ Fans based merely on hearsay …and or reading about IT from others or books, old video, whatever …to have themselves seen for Themselves a ‘little’ of WHAT older Fans have experienced being a Habs’ Fan

    …let’s hope THIS is the beginning of another proud era for Our Montreal Canadiens

    …GO HABS !!! …go ! …eh ???

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY


  742. ParrySoundHabber says:

    posted by MCammalleri13 on twitter 30 minutes ago from the team bus





    “Talent is a gift from God, but you only succeed with hard work. Yvan was proof of that.”

    Jean Beliveau

    ~If winning wasn’t important we wouldn’t keep score.

  743. SUMO says:

    Its a team of underdogs;

    – A 9th round pick who was the back-up goalie to begin the season and who was nearly traded, was the series MVP.

    – A UFA sigining mid-way thru the season of an undersized Dman with a rocket launcher for a shot, scored the opening marker.

    – A maligned trade of a second round pick for an ex-Leaf and brother of the defendent, scored the winning goal.

    – Now a season of maddening inconsistency has been now absolved. The feeling? Absolute Euphoria!

  744. ParrySoundHabber says:

    Blood on the Tracks!!!


    “Talent is a gift from God, but you only succeed with hard work. Yvan was proof of that.”

    Jean Beliveau

    ~If winning wasn’t important we wouldn’t keep score.

  745. dicktracy says:

    Are these things ‘blogs’ always like this…I mean is it not possible to have more capacity/bits/whatever they are to make it faster…it already cost me 2 moussess in the last year bashing them to no availe

  746. The Juice says:

    Props to that comment! I agree, a new generation is rewarded!

  747. ooder says:

    this is amazing:

    Stat from hfboards: Montreal Canadiens led the Washington Capitals for 434 minutes in the series. Washington only 55 minutes.


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

  748. kempie says:

    we couldn’t have done it without ya man… at least it wouldn’t have been as fun. you’re a trooper.

  749. dicktracy says:

    Good story. Reminds me of a friend at work who is a life time leaf fan who by the way i can tell is pulling for us. I don’t want to embarress him about it but i do appreciate it.

    Anyway point is I agree with you about the kids, and  i had discussed with him a couple weeks ago about young leaf fans who perhaps were given a leaf jersey or just made to watch the leafs because they were born in ontario. 

    So if this hypothetical kid was 5 years old when he was recruited as a fan by dad…wonder what he thinks about never having watched them play in the playoffs  i.e. real hockey…now 10 year old. 5 years is just way way way too long out of the playoffs. Thank Gods we do not have that problem.

  750. ManApart says:

    You should eat the most crow of them all, after all your Price BS. If you were in charge, there is no doubt, this team is not even in the playoffs. You have no right to speak again. You are nothing.

  751. forskis says:

    Alright my two cents:

    1)  Congrats to JM for winning his first Game #7;

    2)  The series against the Pens will be more even because the Pens back-check and play defence more than the Caps, so a lighter workload for Halak (hopefully);

    3)  Gainey built this team…many spat on him for it and with reason:  they were inconsistent during the regular season, but perhaps he brought in all these new players just for the playoffs, maybe Gainey did not care what seed they were as long as they performed with heart and grit in the playoffs;

    4)  The smurfs beat the bigger, better Caps…but they cannot play the same way against the Pens…no one on the Pens roster is snakebit right now…;

    5)  Because of that dis-allowed goal, Habs fans can NEVER EVER complain about the refs again;

    6)  The CBC mocked the Habs chances, saying Caps in three and that the scores were going to be lopsided…so let me guess, Pens in two?

    7)  The Habs are making believers out of the pundits, sort of, Spector of Sportsnet is taking Habs in 7…Watters and MacLean still take the Pens but not as one-sided as before…apparently they said that the Habs would forfeit Game #4 against the Caps because it would be such a lopsided series and that the Caps would obliterate the Habs;

    8)  Many hockey pools just got destroyed;

    9)  If Detroit, Chicago, Montreal and Boston win their series, we would have an Original Six Final Four….that would be awesome…;

    10)  PG has made his mark on the team – Dominic Moore with the series winning goal;

    11)  So, Mike Green….how much do the Habs have?

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  752. dicktracy says:

    right fn on

  753. ManApart says:

    Without Halak, this team is nothing. Don’t you dare say Gainey supported this team.If  Gainey is here, the Habs are not in the playoffs because of Scarey Price. The ONLY REASON the HaBS ARE WHERE THEY ARE IS BECAUSE GAINEY IS GONE. He never believed in Halak. Halak is laughing at him now. There are a lot of people who didn’t believe in Halak either, I dare you to talk now.

  754. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …to Anyone out there too young to know WHY Toe Blake or Scotty
    Bowman were considered to be among ‘the best’ coaches in NHL history
    …despite having Teams Of Superstars, the Montreal Canadiens also
    possessed coaches, in Blake and Bowman, that ‘knew’ HOW to Coach
    …systematically, strategically …like chessmasters

    Superstars were coached superbly to play …as a Team

    …a Toe
    Blake or Scotty Bowman-coached Washington Capital team with Ovechkin et
    al, would not have lost this series

    …this series woulda been
    close, …but no cigar for Our Canadiens …IF the Caps had a quality

    …despite My feeling Jacques Martins was the best
    ‘available’ choice by Gainey for Coach of Our re-made Habs, for His
    calmness, experience and organizational abilities …I was often also
    mystified and frustrated during this season for …IMO …Martin not
    sufficiently recognizing or allowing Our Players full offensive skills
    to flourish its full potential

    …beating the Caps IS/WAS A Great
    Accomplishment …by Jacques Martins as well as Our Players …this was a
    COMPLETE Team Effort on the ice …and behind the bench

    Penguins though are not as deep as the Caps, yet are MUCH better coached

    should not get too far ahead of Ourselves …but wouldn’t it be a great
    antidote to ALL these miserable past 17 years of mediocrity to rise
    from the ashes defeating first Ovechkin, second Crosby, third the
    FilthyBoyz or Beanboyz …AND finally have an ALL Canadian final with da
    ‘Nuckz ??? …(We WINNING …of course !!!)

    …sounds like a
    great outline for a movie, doesn’t it ?

    …GO HABS !!! …go !
    …eh ???


    POSTSCRIPT: …anyOne else interested
    starting a petition in HIO …to prevent/object renaming of the Lester
    B. Pearson Trophy to the Ted Lindsey Trophy ?

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY


  755. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …MA …You are a Guy that obviously CAN’T see the Forest for the Tree

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY


  756. Habitant in Surrey says:


    …AND …WHAT is this about changin’ the name of the Lester B.
    Pearson Trophy to the …Ted Lindsay Trophy

    …the trophy was
    donated by Pearson for Gawd’s Sake

    …just because no American
    knows Who Lester B. Pearson was ???

    …another bleaching of the
    Canadianess of Our Game …bastardizing Our history for the almighty

    …so WHAT next ??? …change the Stanley Cup’s name to The
    IPad Cup …or the George W. Bush Memorial Award ???

    …anyOne want to come together and organize a petition in HIO to send to the NHL …to prevent/object that this will happen ?

    …We would need cooperation from Boone & Colleagues …if They also agree

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY


  757. kempie says:

    somebody better check the temperature in hell because a) We’re alive! and b) I swear to God I saw Timo smile tonight!

  758. SeriousFan09 says:

    This is a terrible precedent, what’s to stop the league now from renaming other trophies after this amateur move by a Player’s association that can’t keep their act together for 10 minutes?

    Do not tamper with the history of the NHL, our trophies are sacred in name and design.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  759. Mr. Biter says:

    Another BG hater. I stated if Halak won the next 3 games iwould believe in him so now i believe. You hawever live in the past are probably a leaf or bruin fan. BG also brought us Cammy, Gomer, Gill, Gionta, Moen, MAB. Pyatt, Moore etc. as well as letting all the dogs from last year go (still would have liked to have keeped Lang) and BTW we still have both goalies. No doubt you posted we had no coach, we were to small up front,no grit ,Gill and the rest of the d-men to small and slow. You must be crying right now and your only comeback is Gainey is gone. Guess what, who do you think was boarding the plane to Pittsburg? BG.

    Go back to your day job as a towel boy with Timo at a Mens only Bath house.

    BTW my whipping boy Laps has finally learned to hit players and not the boards. His play has improved game by game as the series has gone on (except for the dives) so he must have been saving himself for the playoffs. Works for me.

    Also the horses are tired and cannot move. To many have jumped on the bandwagon.

  760. Mr. Biter says:

    Had a G.M too. Saved only for special occasions.

  761. christophor says:

    why so angry? this is such a happy night.

  762. Mr. Biter says:

    I was not a believer But I have seen the light.

  763. christophor says:

    2 and counting.

  764. vegas_habs_fan says:

    I’m pretty sure I’m the only one in Las Vegas that is celebrating this win tonight but I don’t care!

    For me, being 19, this ranks up as probably the best Habs game I’ve ever seen. Beating Boston after being down 3-1 was close, but something about beating OV makes this so much sweeter.  


    Excellent by everyone (except maybe AK46 but we’ve all come to expect that :p) 



  765. Sara says:
    often read your blog and always find it very interesting. Thought it was
    about time i let you know…Keep up the great work
  766. linp says:


  767. The Cat says:

    Moore and Lapierre are really clicking together. Moore was a great pickup!

  768. G-Man says:

    This royal game of kings, this
    two-score-and-four-Cupped isle,
    This goaltender of
    majesty, this line of Mars,
    This other miracle, demi-deity,
    fortress built by Halak for ourselves
    Against Ovechkin and the
    of war,
    This happy breed of Hab fans, this little world,
    precious puck set in the frozen St. Lawrence River,
    Against the envy
    the lesser Capital lands,–
    This blessed series, this isle, this
    this Montreal.


    Who’d a thunk it?

  769. idle says:

    It was not in front of the net, it was earlier near the hash marks.  If your watching the TSN replays it happens right at the start of the replay.



    It’s a MAB MAB world.

  770. The Cat says:

    I dont know why some are on your case about this, I agree with you totally. Without exceptional goaltending, the habs have a very hard time winning some games.

  771. spos080808 says:

    You are a frickin joke you know that! I mean seriously a JOKE!

  772. spos080808 says:

    You are a joke! A complete FRAUD! You trash the team all year and all during this playoffs, but now you are happy and cheer the team? Give me a break you joke! You are the definition of a FAKE FAN! Take a hike buddy no room for you on this bandwagon. You should really jump off a 10 story building.

  773. forskis says:

    Oh, I absolutely agree with you that without Halak’s heroics that this team would not have succeeded…but do not forget that Gainey drafted Halak and called Halak the best goalie who was not in the NHL at one point…so what if Gainey believed in Price; wouldn’t you want a GM who believed in his draft picks?  Isn’t that how tanking works – believing in your young players to lose, develop and win together…in Gainey’s position, my guess is he tried a one-draft tank.

    But Gainey DOES deserve credit for building a team that blocked 180+ shots in a 7-game series, plus if Gainey really did not believe in Halak, he would have traded him for a 6th-round pick years ago…so please stop with the conspiracy theory that Gainey controls the coaches and tells them who to play; do you still think that that signed Koivu contract is still in Gainey’s desk?  In hindsight, could we not surmise that Halak was the backup plan if Price did not pan out?

    But I will also agree with you on the following:  the way the team is playing is not conducive to long-term winning, they will hit the wall eventually.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  774. Chuck says:

    Sore winner much?

    Gainey didn’t support this team? Gainey ASSEMBLED THIS TEAM.


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

  775. spos080808 says:

    The only thing you deserve is an absolute ass-kicking. You are not a fan so stop pretending you are. You do not deserve to celebrate with the rest of us. All season and playoffs you bashed this team. And I mean BASHED them! So for you to say you are happy, this win is sweet and celebrate, give me a fricking break. You are the definition of a fraud! You are a JOKE Timo!

  776. Chuck says:

    Handbag fetish?  😉


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

  777. RetroMikey says:

    You are correct but if Bobby was still GM, his pet Price would have started the nets in the playoffs and highly unlikely we would have won the series against Washington.

    Halak won the series for us, you have to admit Washington dominated the series.

    At least Martin is making decisions now wo starts and sits in these playoffs and not Bobby.

    Halak will be signed, I want him as our goalie for years to come.

    “We will win the Cup one day only with ? in the nets “

  778. Chuck says:

    First of all, you’re assuming that we couldn’t have won without Halak starting. And you know what they say about assuming…  😉

    Jaro was a big part, especially over the last three games, but this was a TEAM win, and nothing less.

    And Washington, even with the high shot totals, only led for 55 minutes in the entire series. They didn’t dominate as much as you would think.


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

  779. RetroMikey says:

    I tend to disagree Chuck, I am not assuming but these are the facts.

    This was the big show, the Halak show, any player will tell you on the Habs or fans that Halak stole the series for us.

    Just ask Boudreau.

    Would we have won the series with Price in the nets?  Highly unlikely.

    If you have a hot goalie like Halak, you can go very far in the playoffs.

    Halak was stopping everything.

    “We will win the Cup one day only with ? in the nets “

  780. Shublips says:

    Cardiac Canadiens indeed!  That was sick!  I, like many of you out there, watched the Habs win the cup in 93 and watch a string of overtime after overtime and still, none of that compares to the stress that I felt watching last night’s game.

    If there was any doubt, Halak has arrived as a number 1.  IF he keeps playing like this, who knows what can happen.  The Habs will be in tough agaisnt the Pens but, like they are saying on the Team 990, you never know.


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  781. Merc_Roswell says:

    Actions speak louder than words and the habs sent the message loud and clear to the Caps all the way to the golf course.

  782. Merc_Roswell says:

    As far as the goalie interference “controversy” is concerned, honestly, from the Caps perspective, they never should have let the game and the series get to that point.

    Caps will be sacrificing some offense I suspect for some playoff leaders in the offseason.

  783. showey47 says:

    Um…..gainey had price dealt to tampa at the draft for vinny. I’d say that means bob believed in halak. I dare you to talk now. Gainey assembled this team but didn’t support them? That makes alot of sense. Or are you one of those guys who wanted the team to fail miserably for our own personal satisfaction?

  784. showey47 says:

    Talking about never being able to speak again. All we heard from you all season was we would never make the playoffs,to small,no character,no grit blah blah and more blah and if we accidently did it would be 4 and out. You are the poster boy of “nothing” and should be the last person to criticize anyone else.

  785. Nina76 says:

    I am happy that the younger generation have become great Habs fans coming from the older generation it is time to let the old games go ,we will never forget the great games that have been played in the latter years. Saying that i have nentioned on this blog before that even I was getting tired of hearing about the same players from the 40ths. & on It was time to move to the younger generation to cheer for the players they  know now. I am certainly enjoying the new team that we have. Hope we can keep both Goalies. What a team, they will even be better next year…….I am very proud of them all they all played well ….GO HABS GO!!!!!!!!

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  793. Habbu says:

    Whatta workout I’m havin’. My pulse rate has not been below 150.

  794. showey47 says:

    Why doesn’t gomez shot the puck? He was in a great position there. Gionta almost picked the far side.

  795. zozotheclown says:

    Time to go 2 for 2

  796. sidhu says:

    Great shift from the start.

    Great followup.

    Come on boys.  PLEASE MAB.  PLEASE!

  797. Norm0770 says:

    Wow, no dive call.

  798. T-roy West says:

    As long as Montreal keeps playing the puck along the boards then they will do well.

  799. SeriousFan09 says:

    Mike Green may get named to one of the Stars of the game tonight, but probably not for the reasons he’d like.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  800. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …keep those feet movin until the LAST second of this game Guyz

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY


  801. Mr.Hazard says:


    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  802. Rugger says:

    Watching the ref’s tonight, it seems like the Bettman discussion went like the Monty Python scene in with the castle gaurds “Okay, you call the Habs so the Caps win”  “Right, we call the caps and the Habs win”

  803. showey47 says:

    so close to making it 2-0

  804. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    Not a bad powerplay… that many chances in a game 7 is impressive.  Beware the push back.

  805. sidhu says:

    So close, so close.

    Leonsis has to be calling Bettman to instruct the refs to make some b/s calls.