Game 6: Brodeur does it to Habs again

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• At a Glance: Martin Brodeur strikes again. Despite winning only one of his six starts this season, Brodeur came into Montreal and shut out the Canadiens by a score of 3-0, making 29 saves in the process.
Carey Price was far less occupied, but was beaten three times on 20 shots in a game that was less than thrilling for the fans at the Bell Centre.
Zach Parise got the evetual game winner early in the first period when his shot from an odd angle eluded Price.
The Devils also got goals from Jason Arnott in the second and Matt Taormina beat Price with a floater in the third period.
For New Jersey, it is only their second win of the season.

• Key Moments: Once again, the Canadiens fired blanks on the power play, going 0-for-3.

• What It Means: Montreal’s record falls to 3-2-1 and the loss snaps a two-game winning streak.

• What’s Next: The Canadiens are in Ottawa on Saturday for the second game against the Senators in a week, and then are back home to take on the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday.


  1. Bugs says:

    Ummm… I’m gonna say 3-0 for Joisy.

    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:

  2. adam76 says:

    unless you are talking playoffs.

  3. adam76 says:

    No clue – but he was with Cindy Day, so kind of cool in my books.

  4. pmaraw says:

    eller is due

  5. punkster says:

    His stats alone would fill the card. And as  famous poster on HI/O says…nuff said.

  6. adam76 says:

    New York 4 – Toronto 1

  7. Bill J says:

    You have some factual in-accuracies in your statement.  Which when corrected seem to kill your argument that Price was rushed.

    1) First 1.5 years of his career, where top 5 in the league arguably.

    2) He was not rushed back, Carbo in fact preferred Price skip the All-Star Game.  I think Price rushed himself back, because what player his age would not want to start the All-Star game in Montreal, in front of his fans.  He was young and pride likely got the better of him.  Oh well, it’s in the past now.

    3) Last season Price himself, had a very rough season.  He certainly grew up quite a bit as a result, that can be seen in a good light.

    And now in the first 5 games, Price was arguably the best player for the Habs in at least 4 of those 5, and not to say he was bad in the 5th, perhaps not “best” though.

    Not saying let’s start worshiping him etc…  But we can surely cut him some slack, and enjoy some of his stellar saves.

  8. LA Loyalist says:

    Post ‘o the day.

  9. LA Loyalist says:

    I said it was a fantasy 🙂 we should have started doing that 30 years ago. Oh well.

  10. LA Loyalist says:

    1993, we beat LA

    Roy with 10 OT wins – and the famous ‘wink’

    Kirk Muller was Captain. Everybody contributed and worked very, very hard. Jacques Demers was coach.

    Gretzy whined constantly.

    G*d it was exciting 🙂

    It’s in the 10 DVD set of Habs greatest games.

  11. Bill J says:

    Never mind the horrible punctuation.  Two ENORMOUS “phrases”.

    Holy Mackerel some people need to read what they are writing out loud sometimes.

  12. Bill J says:

    You call it.  If you read below, many others have already…

    If your going to post a poll for opinions, share your thoughts.

  13. Bill J says:

    I’ve heard there is a unwritten rule in Bettman’s handbook, was brought to light when Pittsburgh was “almost” bought to be moved by Balsilie.

    The NHL – will avoid at all costs folding or moving Stanley Cup winning teams/cities.

  14. Bugs says:

    Menstruation attracts bears!

    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:

  15. Bugs says:

    That was a trident.

    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:

  16. Bugs says:

    That was a chocolate squirrel.

    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:

  17. Bugs says:

    Let’s cut to brass tacks, shall we?

    Final score.

    Call it.

    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:

  18. VancouverHab says:

    The banks are to blame for Hicks & Gillette mortaging themselves to the hilt and leveraging? The banks are what is keeping sharks like Hicks under reasonable rein. Do you have data to show that Hicks rates of borrowing interest are extortionary? They look perfectly competitive to me. Is this an economic argument or just cheap-shot class warfare polemic?

    The Royal Bank of Scotland called in the Liverpool loan when Hicks & Gillette (alas) were trying hyper-leverage the Club (use the players as equity for one move!) and put the investor array at a hold-nothing position.

    Good grief.

  19. SmartDog says:

    Unfortunately Kovalchuk is due too.  And Marty’s due a good game.

    Hope that’s wrong… but just sayin’.

    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  20. Bob Dobbs says:

    It’s funny how the “i” at the beginning of your post is lower-case.

  21. nunacanadien says:

    Well it is still early in the season, and Price had great starts before, let us hope he doesn’t get injured and spiral into another slump while he gets healthy.  If Price can continue to make an incredible number of stops without letting in goals or a few, and if our overpaid shrimps finally start scoring, we will do great.  Keeping in mind that we are an average sized but skinny team leaning on the shrimp side of sizes, means that we still have a whole year of getting our butts kicked by the bigger larger slower teams…..kinda like watching a hockey player getting washed over by a huge tube of a wave like a surfer, is how it looks when our shrimps encounter the western conference defense.  We have no answer to what the teams does best, which is crashing the nets, we don’t crash their’s as much.  Hopefully having players the calibre that we have would embolden the whole team to once again, check the crap outta the other team twice their size.

  22. fbkj says:

    because hes 9th all time in wins

  23. dhenry1234 says:

    Pouliot’s due!! 2 goals for the guy tonight. Kostitsyn gets 1 and cammy doesn’t notch one but assists on kostitsyn’s goal. Carey Price amazes all with a 25+ Save shutout.


    If i’m right then this will be an excellent night to be a habs fan.

  24. says:

    Any links to the news source Mike?

    They Call Me Shane

  25. TheIndian says:

    well Montreal needs to work on the powerplay and start this before Markov comes back so it doesnt put too much pressure on him.


    read this article on habsindepth about the power play

  26. Storm Man says:

    Did he get a team ring after ? 🙂

  27. W35T5ID3 says:

    My poo is green!

  28. Kooch7800 says:

    I think you missed the point.  The fact is if he is going to play in the NHL let him develop in the role you want him to play in the future.  Play as a grinder for a couple minutes is not going to help build his skill set so you might as well just put him back in the AHL for another year.  I think the only real reason Eller is in the line up is that Habs management doesn’t want to look bad in the Halak deal just getting to prospects.

  29. pic1983 says:

    why is that a silly question?

  30. SmartDog says:

    From a thread below…. could anyone write a ‘hockey card’ type summary for Coach Martin?  What’s his strength as a coach? weaknesses? Potential?


    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  31. LA Loyalist says:

    Las Vegas is currently being crushed by the recession as it depends so much on discretionary income. I can’t imagine it being an option any time soon, but with Gary….

  32. observer says:

    he uses it for himself to get  the current wners to agree for more expansion by giving each existing team a couple  or $2 million from each new franchise. and they take it because they need the money NOW.

  33. fbkj says:

    “make all the rinks Olympic size”

    will never happen

  34. SmartDog says:

    Ohhhhhh…. thanks!


    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  35. LA Loyalist says:

    Fantasy #1

    Fold allas, ATL, NYI, FLA, TB, CLB and PHO — seriously NJ might have to go on that list, for attendance reasons.

    do a distribution draft, make all the rinks Olympic size and add teams in Waterloo and Quebec City.

    Oh would we have some hockey!

    Expand the AHL for the remaining players.

    And oh yeah, publicly tar and feather Gary Bettman and send him back to basketball.


    It’s fun dreaming on my lunch break. Discuss among yourselves.

  36. SmartDog says:

    It frustrates me when everyone gives JM credit for getting to the conference finals.  We got outshot badly is right.  JM deserves some credit but he’s never won a cup, and he’s had a lot of teams in the playoffs and that makes a statement as well. 

    Coaches should have hockey cards too: Strengths: team defensive play.  Weakness: player development. Or whatever.  And, akin to your quesiton… I wonder what JM’s would look like.


    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  37. rocketsglare says:

    The Habs need to take advantage against teams that are struggling early in the season (see, Devils tonight

    and Sens, Saturday) and get as many points as possible because they will factor in where this team finishes

    later in the season. It’s been unfortunately the norm for this team to scratch and claw for every point late in

    the season, with the team barely making the playoffs. It would say volumes about the growth of this team if

    they can earn points now and make the stretch drive less stressful for both themselves and we the fans.


    Go Habs Go!


  38. TB says:

    good points but remember these wealthy men are the same ones he is convincing of buying into these no win situations

    I agree tho I can’t fathom for the life of me why the owners wouldn’t be against these moves?  especially with the profit sharing – it would mean more money for everyone

    Buttman must be one hell of a spindoctor to keep these guys convinced that his path is the way to go

  39. G-Man says:

    Hicks and Gillet have leveraged everything, which is a terribly poor way of investing if some of their investments sour. And, surprise surprise, they have.

  40. observer says:

    when gainey was there hicks had the money to spend.

  41. observer says:

    Stars attendence not the problem. In fact their AHL team the Texas Stars is one of the best drawing teams in that league too. Hicks the partner of Gillete mkade many bad investments ansd the loan shark banks have got their bloodsucking teeth into him.

  42. Psycho29 says:

    God put that extra man on the field!  🙂

  43. observer says:

    Hicks the partner of Gillette. Hicks was the Texas Rangers owner, a team one win away from their first ever World Series since leaving Washington, the team Hicks owned that declared bankruptcy earlier this season.

  44. observer says:

    Will Habs beat Brodeur tonight? I mean win the game?

  45. habsperspective says:

    I killed a guy with a spade!

  46. ManApart says:

    lol, good one

  47. fbkj says:

    not that im a JM fan but thats a silly question

  48. pic1983 says:

    Youre probably right. And should that be the case, its absolutely stupid, because what do you expect to see in one period? Its like the guy is expecting instant chemistry.  I think many of the habs recent coaches dont realize that sometimes chemistry takes time to build. 

  49. habrez says:

    Stars are also 14 million under the salary cap at 45 million which is why a lot of fans aren’t showing up. Just above the league minum of 43.

  50. pic1983 says:

    Can you enlighten me as to why JM is a good coach please? and im not even saying it in a sarcastic or jerk-like manner, Im just actually genuinely curious what people see in this guy. 

    and please dont quote the fact that we made it to the ECF, seeing as we only made it on the strength of bonkers goaltending, and JM clearly got outcoached by Laviolette in the series against the flyers.  Letting the other team outshoot you every game by a huge margin is not coaching, its called “hanging on for dear life and hoping for the best”. 


  51. Storm Man says:

    That is great news. I hope you asked God as you had some lunch with him who was going to win the games on Sunday in the NFL and who to pick. I will split the winnings 60-40 with you……… I will give you the 60 percent. God is not a solution but look’s like faith work’s for her.

  52. pic1983 says:

    Its like a lady I used to work with who told me that the alouettes won the grey cup because they all got together before the game on one knee and prayed….

    I was like, god isnt why the alouettes won, the alouettes won because the roughriders coaching staff is a bunch of morons, and if god is focusing efforts on canadian football league titles than he seriously has his priorities mixed up. 

  53. db says:

    Pleks earned his stripes on the checking line

  54. habrez says:

    Agreed. All American markets depend heavily on icing a good team.

    However, I think this financial crisis is more related to Tom Hicks financial problems. He recently sold his share in Liverpool and the Rangers because he had cash flow problems.

    Hopefully, Nolan Ryan or Mark Cuban buy the Stars.

  55. RGM says:

    November 11, 2008. He’s due.

    Go Habs Go!

  56. pic1983 says:

    Well the owners always seem to have his back, so either hes a master manipulator, or theres some sort of benefit these owners are getting behind the scenes that we dont see, because none of it makes any sense from even the most basic business perspective.

  57. TomNickle says:

    NHLPA will only allow contraction as a last resort in a scenario where the state of the entire league is in jeopardy.

  58. pic1983 says:

    Too bad Gary has way too much pride to look at the contraction option.  Take one step back today, to advance by leaps and bounds in the future. 

  59. Castor says:

    I think we are all making WAY TOO MUCH of this. Pyatt will be on the first line for a couple of shifts and then Benny will be back there for the 2nd.

  60. TomNickle says:

    I would say ego more than anything else.

    There’s little risk in taking financially struggling teams and putting them into challenging markets.  If the plan works, he’s a hero, if it doesn’t, meh whatever.

    I would bet that’s his mindset.

    What he doesn’t realize is that everytime he speaks publicly about league matters, he contradicts himself and ends up looking like the liar that he is.

    He says it’s the owners who make the calls, or “board of governors”.  But why would a group of wealthy men and corporations want to keep franchises in locations where they’re emptying the pockets of colleagues?


  61. RGM says:

    I ate a big red candle.

    Go Habs Go!

  62. joeybarrie says:

    When was the last time the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup?

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

  63. Ian Cobb says:

    Our HIO Fan summit raffle, for the Gainey Foundation is a great way to give back to the community.


    Help support our fund raiser Nov. 6th at 2:45 by bringing an item to raffle
    and by purchasing raffle tickets at the Baton Rouge pre game dinner and Hurley’s Pub Fri. night.

    Everyone is welcome to attend all our events.


    The Gainey Foundation donates the bulk of its annual
    disbursements to Camp Kawartha near Lakefield Ontario.  It is an
    outdoor education centre that does very good work:

    The Gainey Foundation is not a huge charity, having disbursements of
    only $97,000 last year.  You can see that from their annual return
    filed with CRA. You can go to this page and type in Gainey
    Foundation.  From there you can see their financial information:

    Fan Summit Updates

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