Game 61: Habs win on miraculous comeback

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Happiness is a 6-5 comeback shootout victory. Canadiens goalie Cristobal Huet leaps into the arms of defenceman Mike Komisarek after the win.
Christinne Muschi, Reuters

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Incredible. Impossible. Unbelievable. Find your own adjective, folks.

The Canadiens scored five straight goals tonight to rally from a 5-0 deficit, then got a goal from Saku Koivu in the shootout and Montreal goalie Cristobal Huet stopped all three New York shooters, giving Montreal a 6-5 victory over the visiting Rangers.

Michael Ryder and Alex Kovalev scored two goals apiece, with Mark Streit adding another before Koivu scored the only goal in the shootout, Huet stopping New York’s Brendan Shanahan, Chris Drury and Jaromir Jagr to seal the remarkable victory. It was the first time in the Canadiens’ 99-year history that the club has rallied from a 5-0 deficit to win a regular-season game, and the first time in their history that the Rangers had blown a five-goal lead to lose.

The win kept the Canadiens in a tie with Ottawa atop the NHL Eastern Conference with 75 points, although the Senators are listed first because they have more wins and a game in hand. Ottawa beat the hapless Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in a shootout tonight.

If the Canadiens owned Philadelphia this season, having swept the Flyers 4-0 in their series, the Rangers came into tonight’s game having beaten Montreal three times this year and seeking their first series sweep of the Habs since 2001-02.

The Rangers exploded for two first-period goals within a breath of each other. Brandon Dubinsky opened the scoring at 8:50 with a hard snap shot from the edge of the faceoff circle past the right pad of Carey Price, and off the draw, the Rangers rushed again, Sean Avery sneaking in behind a disorganized Canadiens defence to bang one past Price for the 2-0 lead at 9:04.

The bleeding didn’t soon stop. Shanahan made it 3-0 at 13:56, on the power play from close range, Kovalev having been sent off 15 seconds earlier for high-sticking.

That goal marked the end of an 11-shot night’s work for Price, who yielded the crease to Huet.

Montreal showed promise early in the second, but a four-minute high-sticking penalty to Christopher Higgins at 2:44 quickly deepened the hole, Shanahan scoring his second of the night at 4:35.

And then it was 5-0, Drury whipping home the Rangers’ fifth at 5:03 from in close during the second of Higgins’s minors. That was New York’s 10th unanswered goal on Montreal ice since 28 minutes into the teams’ most recent Bell Centre game on Feb. 3.

Ryder finally gave the home fans something to cheer about, taking a nice pass from Streit to rifle home his 10th of the season and second in as many games, beating Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist at 8:28.

Ryder, again, brought the crowd to its feet at 12:52, drilling in his second of the night off another pass from Streit. Good work by Maxim Lapierre and defenceman Ryan O’Byrne did the spadework on this one.

Fourteen minutes of goalless hockey evaporated with two lightning-fast Canadiens goals, Kovalev and Streit, deflecting in a Ryder shot that for a time looked like a hat-trick for the Newfoundlander, scoring at 6:43 and 6:52 of the third, practically bringing down the Bell Centre roof.

And then, the improbable/impossible: Kovalev’s second of the night on the power-play, a one-timer from his favourite faceoff-circle spot at 15:38, tied the game at 5-5. It was his 29th of the season. To a thrilling overtime, then the shootout.

History made, fans delirious, coaches drained. We’ll be critiquing the highs and lows of this one for months.

575 Comments

  1. PPQB says:

    I agree. I play goalie and knucklepucks are the WORST shots to handle. They seem to have minds of their own. They look as though they’re heading right into the glove, and then outta nowhere the red light behind ya comes on and you’re like “WTF? How’d that happen?” It sucks.

  2. PPQB says:

    “Jesus Price: the Blocker, the Glove and the Holy Post”<-----brilliant!!!

  3. TradeRyder says:

    Amen brother!

    Great sig!
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    Let the kids play… let the non-performers watch or walk.

  4. habfan53 says:

    Gee Bob brings in Sergei and it kick starts Andrei. Do you think it might work for Latendresse too??
    He has 14 goals now with a push he could finish with 25.

  5. rogus says:

    A definite change from the start of the year, when you couldn’t buy a hit! That increased toughness and team play will help more than adding a rental at the deadline.

  6. rogus says:

    Twister! LMAO

  7. Scotty90 says:

    There was a time when we were pretty shallow in the hitting dept on D. Komi has made it very hazardous for opponents skating up the wing, but now he has help with Bouillon hittin everything in site, Markov has a couple of big hits in his last two outings, O’Byrne is making his presence felt (literally), Hammer can dish out bone crushers, Jorges is pitching in and even Streit has thrown a couple. The message is out… ‘cross the blue line at your own risk’. I’ve also seen more hitting from Higgins and Ryder up front. SKosti… has the heart of a lion and can deliver the big hits despite his size. And Price…. see him push out the thug from his crease? We have the makings of a tough competive team and I am loving it. Keep up the good work guys!

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  9. Blitzen says:

    Looks like Chris Neil might miss the Ottawa game tonight against the Flyers. He has the flu!

    Missing their heart, let’s hope the Sens fold like a lawn chair.
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    Jesus Price: the Blocker, the Glove and the Holy Post

  10. HKisses says:

    Your an idiot….. Begin is smaller(weight)and hits better and gave a flyer a concussion…
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    Steve Begin –LW– 29– 6-0– 193

    Tom Kostopoulos– RW– 29– 6-0– 205

  11. Bouleau noir says:

    Good analysis.

    I love playmaker, they make creativity a palpable affair for us mortal.

    I am curious about how you can foresee seing SK being a 40 goal scorer one day ?

    What I see from him for now is the potential to be one of the best playmaker around,… the like of Andre Savard, Ribeiro or Koivu… you know the ones who can average a point a game throughout a season with 3 out of 4 points being passes.

    In that respect I wonder if his skills will not be even more usefull if he was playing as a center,… this would be our luck if so possible because our lost of Ribs combined with the unpredictable state of Koivu’s energy level in the very near futur could leave us very thin at a position where it would hurt us to be in no uncertain way.

  12. Blitzen says:

    And the Flyers aren’t physical? Kosto wasn’t in that game and we did just fine. We put 45 hits on the Flyers, some of which were crushing. After seeing this, I guarantee you that the Rangers won’t be coming in thinking they’ll certainly manhandle us.

    We’re in for a treat tonight…

    Jesus Price: the Blocker, the Glove and the Holy Post

  13. planet habs says:

    Why isn’t Kostopoulos in the lineup tonight? this guy is the only forward that’s physical.Carbo is an idiot! Carbo didn’t learn his lesson from the last meeting with NY. WE NEED GUYS WHO CAN HIT! NYR ARE A PHYSICAL TEAM! Dandeneault is in. unbelievable! guess Carbo wants to lose.

  14. G-Man says:

    I’m agreeing with a lot of the positive posts today. (About time, eh?) Habs must come out strong and dominate the game for 60 minutes. No time off for good behavior. Keep sending the same message all night: if you play the Habs, be ready to be outskated, out-hit and out-worked.
    To be even within spitting distance of #1 in the conference after 60 games is a remarkable achievement for this team. It’s nice to see people’s eyes light up now when I mention where the Habs are in the standings. It’s time to keep it up until the magic 100 point plateau is reached. Only 27 away. Whodathunkit?

    Gilbert

  15. Habhopeful says:

    I like the idea of having Skoz trying to feed ryder and ryder taking more oppurtinistic shots as soon as they come to him, i noticed it last game when skoz was passing, he is a good player to have on the point on the PP, he does have very good vision…

    “Like, you can’t get a girl pregnant when she’s on top man, I mean, its gravity…Just can’t happen.”

    -Jason Segel

  16. HABZ 24 says:

    habs better not fall asleep at the wheel now that theyre home for a week.need strait at point for his shot not as forward.jagrs doggin it this season lets hope hes a no show tonight too.hope price is in tonite. go habz go!!

  17. krob1000 says:

    He is on the point on the pp because of his vision and his intelligence. His anticipation and speed is enough to rest Carbo’s mind (defensive forward anxieties)in case of a turnover and he can find the eye of a needle with a pass from 75 feet. IF and or when Streit is no longer a round I’d be surprised if Sergei doesn’t play the point on the top unit. Streit has a cannon that Sergei doesn’t but both are incredibly smart and confident (relaxed) at the pojnt with a defender six feet away at the top of the circles. This ability to not panic and try to make a hasty pass that may be bobbled or missed is a huge factor in our pp’s success. One little mistake can often cost 30 seconds on the pp. Markov is incredible as well (he is still the best). OUr pp is awesome because we maximize the time allotted with patience, skill, vision and anticipation. Sounds pretty simple eh??? only if you have the guys who can handle it…we have 2 units that can.

  18. Blitzen says:

    Can yo imagine being the winger killing the penalty facing Kovy on your left and SKoz on your right?

  19. showey47 says:

    Yeah it is planned, he did the same thing last season with the london knights when he played on the powerplay.

  20. Blitzen says:

    Dale Hunter was adamant that SKoz will be a superstar in the NHL. To him, it was a no-doubter: grit, scoring touch, decent speed and amazing playmaking. Imagine if they both click at the same time…anybody else notice that SKoz often ends up on the point on the PP? Not sure if this is planned but he has the hands to set guys up like you said.

  21. krob1000 says:

    I think A Kost can be a forty goal guy in the not so distant future. All training camp we ehard Carbo saying he was the best player on the ice and then he flopped for a few weeks, looked tentative much like Plekanec when he first arrived. It didn’t take him long to adjust though and voila he started living up to his advanced billing.

    Anyone else wonder why Sergei hasn’t played with Ryder after watching him slide one across to him on the powerplay last game. Sergei doesn’t pass the puck to palyers he passes to opportunities,sticks and shots. He is an incredible playmaker not just a passer. If you watch where Sergei’s passes are placed they are perfect and if a shot is possible and a seam is present he finds it…that is what a Ryder needs. Koivu is doing more dishing of this year (I did seen him feed Ryder several saucers early on this year and Ryder choked but they have been fewer and fewer as the season has progressed).

    Ryder may or may not be gone but I’d really like to see him just get a crack at playing with Sergei….I think we’d like the result. I know Ryder would be enthusiastic at the opportunity and if he knew might get a pass he’d get open more. Watch the guys when Sergei gets the puck in the offensive end….they know to get open and you can see them licking their chops because they know they’ll be rewarded with a pass (and one that is in their wheelhouse).

  22. Blitzen says:

    5-3 Habs with an empty-netter at the end. Game will be close all the way through but the Rangers won’t be able to manhandle us like last time. The two games against the Flyers were a great rehearsal for a hard-hitting game. I expect Bégin, Higgins and Laps to be flying tonight. Bouillon will continue to crush guys, something he wasn’t doing when we last played them. And Komi will be, well, Komi. I predict Shanny will get crushed on the boards tonight, more than once.

    So says NostrHabdamus.

  23. showey47 says:

    hamrlik was there, i think this was the last game he played before going down with the flu. But having a healthy hamr and the ryno will make a big difference for us tonight. The key for the habs is to match the rangers physical play while still playing their team speed and passing game and not get distracted by avery’s stupidity.

  24. Blitzen says:

    The problem is that, with so many teams still having playoff hopes, few of them will be willing to trade top guys who are signed in return for prospects and risk missing the playoffs after. Cept for the Laffs of course.

    Waddell is very much in that position. Not sure he will trade Hossa unless he rapes another team. I think Bob will wait for the next UFA crop and take his chances then, hoping that the team’s success will be a magnet.

  25. Blitzen says:

    Well they historically like to tell everyone how those running the Habs don’t know what they’re doing. That Gainey should sign francophones…yadda, yadda, yadda. The articles I read today talk about potential players available for trades and they don’t say what Bob should do. They say we’ll have to wait to see what Bob does. This is VERY different for them. There’s also an article on AKoz calling him the potential future superstar we have been looking for. This is also very different for guys who’ve made a living criticizing drafts.

  26. krob1000 says:

    Any guy that we should picking up would not be for this playoff alone. It would be a guy to help bolster our team for the next few years while we challenge (Koivu and Kovy aren’t getting any younger….neither is Hamrlik…these guys need support sooner than later). I am not sure why the trade deadline has to mean rental to everyone. It absolutely undeniable that Gainey has showed interest in HOSSA and others at this stage. IF we all believe in Gainey then we have to acknowledge the fact that he is looking into acquiring a big name either at the deadline or in the offseason. It is admirable of all who say stand pat,etc but how can everyone ignore the reality that we are looking. Gainey finally said it …..he tried to sign several guys last offseason…..it is a UNDENIABLE FOLKS ….we are looking for a top 30 in the league scoring forward …it is a good thing.

    For this year a guy like Gratton or Holik or the other guys I have heard tossed around as possible additions are interesting and would help…no doubt. The bigger need and we essentially have three cracks at it (this deadline, summer, next deadline) is for a top tier scorer. After next year Kovy and Koivu’s production is going to decrease and in all reality one of them probably won’t be with us unless they both take huge pay cuts. This is reality. This year, next year and the one after are our best three kicks at the can and Gainey knows it. He will not compromise enough to weaken us long term but fear not ….we are deep in prospects (everywhere but forward).

  27. HKisses says:

    What did the initial article say? and How was the tone changed ? more details iunno what your talken about..

  28. Blitzen says:

    I agree, ideally grit and a good face-off man.

  29. Blitzen says:

    Just reading Le Journal de Montréal. Interesting how the tone has drastically changed – I guess the crow has gotten firmly stuck in their throats. No article is saying that Bob should do this, or not do that. I think they’re all worried to be shown wrong again.

  30. krob1000 says:

    Mental state???? I thought being mental was a state…my home state. Wait…. I am Canadian….I am Canadien……guess you’re all right I am messed up….oh well…. good luck to the Habs and to Gainey as he his in the midst of a GM playoff series in Florida.

  31. Will Longlade says:

    There are many considerations that come into play when a decision such as picking up an “A” player prior to the trade deadline are made. IMO the Habs would be wise to avoid the Hossa’s and the Havlat’s and try to pick up a player who can address the team’s real need. Some additional grit for the playoffs.

  32. Bouleau noir says:

    Hight level hochey quarantied tonight,… good time for hochey, good time to be ‘ un amateur du Canadien’.

    Last time was a pretty physical game where we saw Kovalev knocking out a Ranger and Bouillon fighting with Colton Orr,… I guess we should expect this game to be a pretty physical contest once again,.. not a problem as we are bigger today than we were when we last played them,… O’Byrne wasn’t there, possibly Hamrlik was missing as well….. Brisebois wont be missed.. maybe by the Rangers but not by us.

    The Devils and the Canadiens are surprising a few people this year and I heard that they might be interested in “helping” each other out by doing a swap if nothing else happens,… NJ needs scoring and would take a chance on Ryder while Gainey would get David Clarkson in return…. Clarkson is 23 years old, has very good wheels and delivers hits on a constant basis… he fights too (135 minutes penalty)… equivalant player would be like Neil in Ottawa.

  33. krob1000 says:

    Sundin will be rental….he is going back to Toronto next year. Hossa will likely sign with who he is traded too if they are a contender. Jokinen has time on his contract at an affordable price. I don’t want any rentals…if Hossa is not signable I don’t want him at all. I am dead set against rentals.

  34. HKisses says:

    He’s smoking whatever FOR-FACTS-SAKE is smoking….

  35. 24 Cups says:

    kRob – and what would make you think that mixing up the location of a hockey game would be the only criteria for your self evaluation of your mental state today?:-)

    The Original 24 Cups

  36. mrstewart61 says:

    I blame Ryder. He was the one trying to beat them 1-on-3 and gave up the puck (shudda dumped it in) while the team was on a line change.

  37. Blitzen says:

    Please tell me that Smokes is in the press box tonight, playing Twister with BreezeBy.

  38. Blitzen says:

    I think it’s fine to say do it if the cost is acceptable but I think the odds of the cost being acceptable are very very low so that is merely wishful thinking. Waddell is looking for a boatload to move Hossa and I’m guessing the Leafs are too for Sundin, especially since they won’t be able to move Kaberle..

  39. Blitzen says:

    Komi isn’t doing too badly for himself either…

  40. krob1000 says:

    I AM A MORON……I THOUGHT THE GAME WAS IN NEW YORK.

  41. krob1000 says:

    Damn Rangers……they always seen toget up for games against us. Komisarek has to have another strong game against Jagr but someone has to be able to play against Gomez as well. He is a fast little center but even more dangerous are his smarts. You cannot give him any space or he will make the right decision and someone will get a good chance. He is a lot like Pleks in all aspects of the game but maybe a bit faster. Getting to Lundqvist early would be really nice as we can expect the Rangers to try and take the play to us early as all home teams do. Carbo seems to be a master at getting the guys prepared for these first periods on the road though and that is a big reason for our success. If you come out and dominate the first period on the road you effectively take away home ice advantage (the crowd anyway).

    Price again eh…….the hot hand is never a bad play. Gotta feel for Huet though as he has played pretty well all year despite Patrick Roy expectations (for his third year in a row….he is the real deal). Unfortunately for Huet we have some Carey Price kid. I am sure Carbo and crew are very up front with these guys and that is probably why we do not hear any grumbling of any significance. I’d still like to see them splitting games right now but I can’t argue with playing the hot hand.

    I noticed Gainey’s comments yesterday about trying to get an “A” player (like Hossa) if possible but he isn’t sure it will happen…..that to me tells me Gainey realizes how good our position is and that we may walk out of the deadline with an impact player (if the cost is acceptable). If we don’t get one it means we will definitely get one in the offseason. I don’t know why people on here it view upgrading as a negative thing …..I have been one of the most positive people on here all year (before the season I maintained we would challenge for fourth). The fact is no team is built completely from within…….accept it……check that ….embrace it.

  42. Habhopeful says:

    I have a big feeling our secondary scoring will start to kick in, i dont know why but i feel koivu’s attitude is becoming more positive and that along with ryders strong game on sunday and if he keeps it up and higgins hard work every game (hopefully he can pot some more), i think everything should start coming together, call me crazy but i see it happening and if it doesn’t well…**** me

    “Like, you can’t get a girl pregnant when she’s on top man, I mean, its gravity…Just can’t happen.”

    -Jason Segel

  43. Habhopeful says:

    Hahahah good one but you cant really blame him lol

    “Like, you can’t get a girl pregnant when she’s on top man, I mean, its gravity…Just can’t happen.”

    -Jason Segel

  44. showey47 says:

    no kidding, it may explain why he has no legs to play hockey also, lol

  45. OldGrover says:

    I think it is a tough call between Huet and Price, but I’m leading to Price. But I have to disagree with you about that last goal in the Carolina series – I don’t think you can blame Huet for that. That was a knuckleball, tough to predict and stop – blame Rivet if you like, though.

    And Huet got us into the playoffs that year. Credit where credit is due.

  46. wd40 says:

    let’s hope not. Carbo’s comments this morning were right on track as far as I’m concerned, i.e. “we haven’t done anything yet”.

  47. OldGrover says:

    The last few games sure helped, but our penalty kill has been climbing out of the mid-twenties basically since early January – the team has really turned it around. In the last few months, I’d say we’ve been in the top 10 in the league – our season record is dragged down by the awful start our penalty kill had. It’s a good thing to have improved on heading into the playoffs! Now we just have to sort out faceoffs…

  48. Habhopeful says:

    Holy crap Latendresse is a lucky guy man!!! wowzers! lol

    “Like, you can’t get a girl pregnant when she’s on top man, I mean, its gravity…Just can’t happen.”

    -Jason Segel

  49. OldGrover says:

    My understanding is that he can play wing as well, which might be an option. I don’t think he’d be good in a 3rd or 4th line role, though – he needs top 6 time or there’s not much point. And I don’t think we have the room.

    I loved watching the guy, though – his speed is breathtaking. I’d love to see him find a spot.

  50. Rastaman says:

    I see where our penalty kill has climbed to 14th in the league. Pretty sure we were in the mid 20’s a week or two ago. You always hear that your best penalty killer has to be your goalie. Has Price had this much of an effect in 3-4 games?

  51. Robert L says:

    Guillaume Latendresse must be a happy Hab camper these days. Not only is his Canadiens family feeling the bond of winning, but his personal family is also on a streak of good fortune.

    Can you say…Dada!

    http://wwwrealitycheckeyesontheprize.blogspot.com/2008/02/latendresse-feeling-in-family-way.html

  52. Mr.Hazard says:

    “Team leaders: Kovalev, Kovalev, Kovalev, Kovalev…”

    Ex nihilo nihil fit

  53. Habs_008 says:

    Thank you. It’s Bobby G nite as well, this is my second hab game of the season. The first i saw Price beat the laffs in OT. That was in T.O. I have never seen Huet play live before. If Price keeps winning i may never see Huet play. Ohh well as long as we win.

  54. Habs_008 says:

    Not to rub salt in it, but i will be in MTL on Saturday nite to watch les Canadiens contra les blue jackets de columbus! Cant wait!

  55. Sakus Evil Twin says:

    I have a

    baaaad

    feeling about tonight’s game.

    I hope my Habs don’t feel that they’ve done enough after the weekend…

  56. Shobud says:

    Yes Rub it in.. We don’t care very much..I think I will cry LOL

  57. JF says:

    Not sure I agree about Huet. He hasn’t really shown that he can carry the team if necessary, steal games, make saves at critical moments. I’m not sure he has the mental toughness necessary for the playoff run. It’s hard to forget the goal which ended the Carolina series two years ago – a deflection at the point of the shot, just inside the blueline. He should have stopped that. The last few games Price is showing flashes of the concentration and toughness a goalie needs in the playoffs. If he continues to do so, he’ll be the man. I’d guess Carbo will go with him until he has a bad game.

  58. coutNY says:

    Grabovski named the AHL's player of week. recorded five goals and five assists for 10 points in four games for the Bulldogs last week.
    Continue Reading

    Seems to have recovered from his injury…

  59. Shobud says:

    You have got to be kidding..You want to get knocked in the first round..

  60. showey47 says:

    Agreed, its about winning games so play the hot hand down the stretch. Huet has played 6 playoff games, not exactly a reason to automatically give huet the starting job in the playoffs. Huet will be gone somewhere between the last week of feb. to july 1st. So why not give price the playoff experience instead of someone who won’t be here next season.

  61. RS says:

    Pavel Valentenko is out, possibly for a month, with a shoulder injury.

  62. Will Longlade says:

    Why would you think that Huet has to be the playoff goalie? Carbo has shown a tendency to go with the hot hand in goal all season w/the underlying logic being to win as many games as possible. If Price plays better than Huet in the final quarter of the season, he will get the call and they will ride him for all he’s worth. I for one would be ex. comfortable with this decision and quite willing to live with the consequences.

  63. wd40 says:

    oh man, lucky you! enjoy!!

  64. Habs_008 says:

    I like it.

  65. POPS says:

    Habs will dominate tonight!Price is stealing games and this is exactly what this team has needed all year!Kovalev will rock!5-1 Habs!The PK is improving and that in combination with the PP means more wins!Watch out Sens here comes the only Canadian team with the gusto to get to the finals and win!!!!!!!!

  66. Exit716 says:

    It will be an interesting opening six or seven minutes to see if the Rangers try and run the Habs out of the rink

  67. Richard B says:

    I’d think they are trying to give Price some games before Huet comes back to get ready for the playoff run.
    You got to think that Huet is going to be the playoff goalie. Also, when they brought Price back up they said he needed to play a lot of games for development.
    As Huet has never played for a full season on his own, management probably figured he needed a rest…and as Price has been doing so well, y not let Huet get the rest and let Price play his needed NHL games.

    I will be very surprised if Huet is not the man in the final 15 games and the playoffs.

  68. Blitzen says:

    Laps and Bégin HAVE to play like they did the last game. In fact the 3rd and 4th lines have to be lights out again. If they are and Price is decent, we more than likely have a great shot.

  69. habby_kimchi_guy says:

    I hope they come out skating like they did against Philly (could have easily have been more than 5-3). I hope Montreal can snap the skid against the Rangers, 4-2 Montreal.

  70. Blitzen says:

    Not sure if anyone has posted this yet but Price is in nets tonight.

    This therefore could be the official beginning of the Price era. If he stones the Rangers, then Carbo will have to keep playing him more than Huet.

  71. G-Man says:

    Have a great time, Westhab.

    Gilbert

  72. Shobud says:

    How true I am with you all the way

  73. Shobud says:

    Enjoy it.. Hope its a great game for you

  74. 24 Cups says:

    The Habs need bigger centres but I worry about giving this guy away. It could be Ribeiro all over again. Is there any chance he can play the wing? Or next year, Lapierre could play right wing and Grabs could play centre on a third line. I wonder what he’s like on faceoffs? Is he coachable or is he a hotdog?

    The Original 24 Cups

  75. WestHab says:

    I’m in town and in the Bell for this one…

    Go Habs GO!!


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