Game 10: Auld keeps Habs rolling

Canadiens’ Lars Eller looks for a deflection in front of
Islanders goalie Dwayne Roloson Friday night.
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• At a Glance: Different goalie, same result for the Canadiens. With Carey Price getting the night off, Alex Auld picked up the slack in his first start of the season, making 30 saves in a 3-1 win over the New York Islanders. It was Montreal’s second win in 48 hours over the Islander, 5-3 losers in Montreal on Wednesday night. Tomas Plekanec scored his fifth goal of the season during a power play 2:42 into the first period. It stayed that way until late in the second period when Matt Martin scored his first of the season to tie the game 1-1. Benoit Pouliot made it 2-1 Montreal 7:19 into the third period when a pass from Jeff Halpern found Pouliot open in the slot. He promptly fired a bullet over Dwayne Roloson’s shoulder and into the top corner. Travis Moen scored his second goal in as many games to seal the win when he deflected a shot from Brian Gionta with 1:49 to play.

• Key Moments: The Canadiens were able to keep the Islanders off the scoresheet with a man advantage, blanking them on five chances, including a 5-on-3 opportunity.

• What It Means:  Montreal has now won four straight games and improves to 7-2-1 for 15 points out of a possible 20 at this point of the season. That leaves the Canadiens alone in first place in the Eastern conference.

• What’s Next:
The Canadiens are right back in action Saturday night with a visit to Montreal by the Florida Panthers that will mark the return of defenceman Andrei Markov. Montreal then travels to Columbus for a game next Tuesday and Buffalo on Friday to face the Sabres before coming home to play the Senators on Nov. 6.


  1. Habs Proud says:

    I like this team, nothing flashy just solid efforts with positive results, even have to give JM a little credit here for the call on Auld playing tonight, Price will be fresh for tomorrow night along with a positive team fresh off a win with the “back up” playing solid.  

  2. Ian Cobb says:

    Do you know how many times we will play in one
    goal games this year.??  The answer is most of them. The good news is
    we come out on top most times this year folks.

    Great game again, we are on our way boys and girls. This is going to be a fun ride this year for us.

    Maybe Mr. Auld gets the next start.?

  3. Chuck says:

    Could someone please point out to Auld that the maple leaf logo on the chin of his mask should be green, not blue?


    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  4. andrewberkshire says:

    I’ve observed he’s a dumbass.

  5. Bugs says:

    Let’s get real: final score, and does Poolio put one in?

    I say a 5-4 loss and yes.

    Decadently yours, I recline as

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Minority Owner of the Habbalicious Bubble-Gum Emporium, Proprietor of the Flanneltop Pop Shop, and Beaming Tenant in Mama’s Basement, i.e., Habsbros Central:

  6. pmaraw says:

    i have observered that you only show up when theres potential for negative

  7. WindsorHab-10 says:

    Good road victory. Congrats Auld.

  8. fbkj says:

    im beginning to dig tony, whenever he posts, the opposite happens

  9. saskhabfan says:

    wrong again dumbass

  10. pmaraw says:

    observer is 0-1349583258082348 at trying.  gg auld!  are the leafs back to being a 500 club like when they had their captain #13?  I like their new captain, hes a real winner/team player.  world class all the way, i cant believe he didnt goto the olympics last year!  what was yzerman thinking?

  11. tricolore says:

    Another great result for the ‘bleu blanc rouge’. Well done boys! These points are crucial and will be so valuable come March and early April. To think we have had no Markov, who arguably has been our best player over the past few seaons; Gomy is not firing on all cylinders yet; Gionta, plays well most of the time but we know he’s not quite ‘right’ yet; and the PP has been horrible over all since the beginning of the season. Keep it up boys, let’s prove those pundits wrong. Go Habs Go!


    Lafleur, coming out rather gingerly on the right side.

  12. pmaraw says:

    either thats self preservation, or its a really really hot day and that monkey wants some lemonade!

  13. fbkj says:

    interesting strategy… noted :D

    also, i lived in calgary for a bit, cool city…

  14. Thomas says:

    Ya, I actually had bed bugs in an old apartment here in Calgary, disgusting…

    Could be a good way to get those unwanted clinger ladies out however…

  15. pmaraw says:

    maybe the panthers should move to cleveland?

  16. fbkj says:

    yeah, long island is also notorious for lime disease so thats to be expected, irregardless

  17. Thomas says:

    Not trying to alarm you even further, but did ya see the glow banner along the boards at Nassau tonight?

    Dial-A Bug….uggghhhh gross!

  18. observer says:

    the sale is packed every 10 minutes or so they announce anyone buying such and such item in next 10 minutes pays 10% for it and so on.

  19. fbkj says:

    i seen it many times

  20. fbkj says:

    thats odd considering the anemic skiing options in the area

  21. Say Ash says:

    that’s a whole n’other problem

  22. sh00n says:

    Wow, it finally looks like Benoit Pouliot is coming around. I was getting sick of Benny Poup.

  23. observer says:

    in the next month there is a huge nyc ski shop that rents the basement at giants stadium and sells all top line ski equipment, accessories, clothes etc at unbelievable prices. if you are a skier check out when that sale is. If you get a chance on Route 17 not far from the Meodowlands complex do yourself a favor and go to this small steakhouse. Doesnt look very big from outside but everyone who I know who ate there said it is the best steakhouse they ever were at and I agree with them.







  24. Say Ash says:

    well aware – he used it yesterday


  25. jennifer1984 says:

    haha. thanks for that.

    i just hate that word irregardless. i think its because i used to work with a woman who thought she was king shit and soooooo smart and she always used that word.

  26. fbkj says:

    general knowledge is general

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