Liveblog: The battle for 14th place goes to a shootout, and Islanders win


Louis Leblanc converted P.K. Subban’s pass for the tying goal in the third period.
On to a shootout … again.

DD: Spectacular goal!

Nielsen: Goal

Plekanec: Wide

Tavares: Wide

Max-Pac: Wide

Parenteau: Wide

Bourque: GOAL!

Moulson: Goal

Eller: Save

Okposo: Save

Markov: Wide

Bailey: Goal


  1. Dr.Rex says:

    Pierre McGuire = Matt Millen with glasses

  2. Mondou6 says:

    Good point on TSN Radio post game, they are saying there is no incentive for RC to play rookies like LL and give them more ice time down the stretch, because he knows he won’t be back, and he just want to win as many games as possible this season.

    If we had a coach that was coming back next year, he’d probably try to evaluate players by playing rookies with better linemates.

    • Dr.Rex says:

      I noticed that like 12 games ago

    • NCRhabsfan says:

      They need to get rid of RC now.He’s trying to save his job (kind of understandable), which of course cannot be saved. As a consequence, all his decisions have the wrong motivation. RC could give a sh*t about the Habs long term plans. And for that reason they need to make another move behind the bench now!

      But it does point out why PG may have jumped the gun firing JM. If you don’t have the long term fix, why waste time with an interim fix.

  3. HardHabits says:

    So with Markov back in the line-up the Habs are once again a .500 hockey team. Talk about perennial power houses.

    Ca sent de la Coupe. La Coupe Molson that is. The one Cup Carey is sure to win.

    • Mark C says:

      This is kind of a dumb thing to say. 1) It’s a 4 game sample. 2) The Habs have 6 points in 4 games with Markov that’s a 123 point pace. Good for 9 points less than the NHL record.

  4. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …I paid some wise guys to Nancy Kerrigan our Guys before tonight’s game …but it seems they didn’t make it past security
    …and will be a challenge getting a refund I believe πŸ™‚
    …ahh well everything turned-out for the best anyway

  5. shootdapuck says:


    And in the winter we don’t fish!

    • habstrinifan says:

      Mind your P’s and Q’s not to mention your F’s young lady!

      • shootdapuck says:

        We’ll go to sunday school in Tobago and see!

        The cerebral insight of PJ Stock:

        “Le problem est Markov n’a pas jouer un seul game cette annee”
        “Louis Leblanc est un kid locale”

  6. Mondou6 says:

    We’ve had 14 shootouts so far this year, tied for 2nd in the NHL, behind only Minnesota with 15.

  7. Bill says:

    Good lord, go to and watch Mikhail Grabovski take on Chris Neil. What a crazy man. Also, he did better than Staubitz, just sayin’.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  8. H.Upmann says:

    What’s the dilly on Kristo? He’s what, a second. Round pick? Is he supposed to be as promising as we’ve heard? Though I like DD and Gio, I for one dont want another team stacked of midgets. I like the fact that DD keeps ppl guessing…..

  9. habstrinifan says:

    I dont mean to desert my great adopted country in times like these. But what the FFFFFFF did you Canadiens do before hockey?

    We need it tonight!

  10. HabinBurlington says:

    Kristo just got his head pasted into end boards power play UND

  11. Bill says:

    Just another day in Paradise.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  12. shootdapuck says:

    The Fighting Sioux of Danny Kristo are ahead 4-0 in the 3rd.

  13. habstrinifan says:

    Pls somebody say something. I got nothing.

  14. HabinBurlington says:

    UND laying the boots to Denver, that’s Didiers team, or as Frank says Didler, lol sorry Frank πŸ˜‰

    5-0 last goal under review

    Check that 4-0. Last goal waved off.

  15. Mondou6 says:

    2.5 hours of absolutely crap hockey, followed by The Gimmick, and a loser point that we don’t even want.

    Another satisfying night.

  16. HabFanSince72 says:

    Michel Therrien can’t stop going on about the fact that Budaj played.


    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

  17. HabinBurlington says:

    Well onwards and upwards, oops meant to say downwards

  18. HNS says:

    Eat it Sabres!!!!!!

  19. ProHabs says:

    Aside from Tampa Bay losing, great night for the tank movement. Yah.

  20. Bozo McBozo says:

    Please put a bullet in this season, or send it to glue factory!

  21. FanCritic says:

    Think 2012 Draft

  22. Rad says:

    At least Cunningworth gave #14 a chance in the SO. Too bad Pleks didn’t score … I mean, YAY. Good job Cunney!

  23. danhabsfan says:

    Hey Boone… the Markov shot was a save

  24. kerrgte says:

    read the box score – less shots, more giveaways, less hits. the Islanders no less… how low can they go?

    pardon me while I gag

  25. H.Upmann says:

    Funny. A few years ago when watching games vs Devils, I always lamented the fact that Cole was such a Hab-killer and Gomez was awesome….. Im gonna tune in on July 1st and hope PG’a gond by then

  26. Clay says:

    Question: is this an all-time low for comments on a game blog? 330 and counting…I guess the battle for the basement isn’t a big draw. πŸ™‚

    ☞ If I agreed with you we’d both be wrong. ☜

  27. C-Sword says:

    Which teams will you guys cheer for during the playoffs? Mine are the Flyers and the Kings (if they make it), fan of Kopitar.

  28. Muckbringer says:

    marquis and l’eller may have well signed the puck during the shootout

  29. punkster says:

    Entertaining ending, great OT and while I hate the SO circus this one was certainly fun.

    And Bourque! I think they should give the guy more ice time and maybe put him on the wing for Eller. He may just become my new favorite player.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  30. Rad says:

    Wild are going to get a better pick than us, which is not good, since they need a forward too.

  31. HNS says:

    Sabres Florida going to OT. Theodore in net. This should be good.

  32. novahab says:

    Hey Geoff Molson are you proud of your Montreal Maple Leafs tonite.

  33. Bertuzzi says:

    Yay, we don’t win, I mean boo, we lose, I mean don’t lose… I’m confused.

  34. 69HABS says:

    RC has no clue as who to use in a shootout other than DD. Did Cole already go to the dressing room?

  35. HabFanSince72 says:

    We pass the Isles, but the Wild passed us.

    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

  36. The Dude says:

    Pretty much the theme of the year!

  37. kempie says:

    Isles suck, but they’re no Oilers.

  38. danhabsfan says:

    I’m happy with the effort… and the loss
    It’s time to play for the future

  39. Rad says:

    Yay, the Habs lose the SO … I mean Boo

  40. Bill says:

    !#$@! Loser point!!

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  41. Bill says:

    How long does it take Cunneyworth to get to Cole?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  42. HNS says:

    Team mates really happy for Bourque.

  43. Phil C says:

    Neither team got the tanking memo LOL!

  44. Habbu says:

    Always loved that Bourque kid….well for the last 30 seconds anyway

  45. C-Sword says:

    They’re cheering for Bourque now? Fans are weird.

  46. Bill says:

    Cunneyworth plays a hunch and the “boos” turn to “woo’s”

    Still can’t stand Bourque though.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  47. Mavid says:

    sens lost good….atta boy bourque

  48. punkster says:


    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  49. Mavid says:

    haha…there ya go senile bob

  50. Propwash says:

    Beauty by DD

  51. Phil C says:

    Wow, fast hands on DD.

  52. Bill says:

    God, Desharnais is MONEY

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  53. L Elle says:


  54. sCOTT1243 says:

    Sit Bourque for a few and see how he responds. Lazy and useless right now. A Peewee player could have made a better pass than that.

  55. punkster says:

    I say give Bourque a chance in the shootout. The guy has had the winner bounce off or over his stick 3 or 4 times tonight.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  56. Kimberly2u says:

    Another firkin shoot out

  57. HNS says:

    Bourque is an embarrassment out there. Shame.

  58. Propwash says:

    So many blown chances

  59. HabFanSince72 says:

    I can’t believe I watched this garbage.

    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

  60. danhabsfan says:

    Did Pk hurt himself?

  61. Bill says:


    Full Breezer 4 Life

  62. Mavid says:

    how can anyone not love cole

  63. joedacrabb33 says:

    someone should let Bourque know that he has to swing at the puck, not Montoya’s head…

  64. Bill says:

    Montoya needs some Rogaineβ„’ He should call Theodore, haha.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  65. issie74 says:

    Boone … this is punishment for hoping the Habs would loose the first game in the Peg.


  66. Corson27 says:

    Fine time of the year to start picking up points. No playoffs no lottery pick. Meet this years Laffs.

  67. punkster says:

    Some day this team will make the playoffs and these last minute flurries will mean something. Some day.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

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