Game 75: Bruins destroy Habs

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On this night, the fan on the left would get little argument.
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• At a Glance: Humiliation? Embarrassment? Both? The Boston Bruins made a mockery of the season’s most hyped game Thursday night, destroying the Canadiens 7-0 at TD Banknorth Garden. The ice was still wet at 61 seconds of the first second when Bruins’ Johnny Boychuk slapped a screened drive past Carey Price. Gregory Campbell made it 2-0 at 13:43 on a tip-in that ultimately Price back-kicked into his own net. Nathan Horton upped it to 3-0 on the power-play, returning Tomas Plekanec sitting out a four-minute high-sticking penalty for having cut Horton, the Bruins’ first-period romp complete with an 18-9 shots edge and total territorial domination. The Canadiens pushed back a little in the second period, testing Boston goalie Tim Thomas at least a little, still outshot 11-6, but even defenceman Paul Mara’s willingness to rough it up first with Mark Recchi then fight with Gregory Campbell did nothing to change the tide. Then, two quick Bruins goals in the third period by Horton and Adam McQuaid spelled the end of the night for Price at 4:29. Tomas Kaberle made it 6-0 at 11:27. Then the insult: Campbell scoring with the Habs “enjoying” a 5-on-3 at 13:35.

• Key Moment: Would it be sarcastic to say when the Canadiens took their charter to Boston? The Habs were never in this one, from Boston’s first goal 1:10 into the game. Montreal has gone 126:05 without a goal, since beating Minnesota 8-1 last Sunday.

• What It Means: The Bruins have pulled five points clear of the Canadiens, still with two games in hand, in the Northeast Division. A shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators still gave the New York Rangers a point, lifting them to within two points of the sixth-ranked Habs in the Eastern Conference.

• What’s Next: The Canadiens were to return home to Montreal immediately after the game and will practice Friday morning in Brossard, the Alex Ovechkin-less Washington Capitals the Bell Centre visitors on Saturday.

345 Comments

  1. 134 says:

    Yay! the Sens won! We are still 3 points ahead of the Rangers!

  2. nsray says:

    I called 911 to report an assault by the Bruins tonight!!! I hope there is a good cardiologist in Montreal to see if the Canadiens have any heart because they have no guts!!! LOL

  3. Muckbringer says:

    anyone please tell me once again for avitar. i cant find it in past posts

  4. smiler2729 says:

    Habs suck. Plain and simple. No character, no fire, no emotion, no brains.

    This is the eye opener that changes the way we look at this weak team.

    *Perfectly content as a HABS I/O member for 3 years 16 weeks… now forced here, grrrrrrr.

  5. Gomez should get a raise for all those goals he scores.

    • Led says:

      Y’know AB, I hated the deal and I still do. However, tonight he gets a break from me. Gio, Cammy and Pleks were worse than him tonight.

      • What kills me about Gomez, is that I agree, he was probably one of the better forwards tonight, aside from his stupid penalty. But he was the best forward against Buffalo too, no contest, and what was the result? Nada. It’s been almost a whole season now, and the bad luck argument is just getting old. No one on earth has ever been this unlucky, the guy is just sucking the big one. I’m tired of Gomez playing well and getting no results.

        • Led says:

          I try to be as fair as I can. His effort and heading back out on the ice with an obvious broken nose get’s my approval tonight. But in the big picture it’s pretty painful to watch him achieve a whole lotta nothin’. Honestly, I rather still be cheering for Saku and Higgins with the CH than watching this boat anchor and his perimeter play.

  6. HabsFansince49 says:

    You know you’re bad when they score when you have a 2 man advantage.
    Yes we still have injuries, but if all players were back, the score may have been just 5-0. No effort! No intensity! The Habs may be one of the easiest team in the NHL to coach against. Their system is so transparent.

    I don’t pretend to be an expert; just a die-hard Habs fan passing my opinion

    • If they were so easy to play against we wouldn’t be 4-2 against the Bruins and in a playoff spot. It was a shite game by a team with 4 players who probably shouldn’t have been in the lineup, a bad decision by Martin. On bad game doesn’t erase the previous 70.

    • bleublancrouge says:

      Indeed the system is based on playing with the lead.. we should work on our comebacks a little more… alot more

    • Muckbringer says:

      martin and the habs would never do what they did last year…”biggest break down of all time”…….(known fact)

      suck one. we have heart and only lost cause we know whats comming. we will win with hamilton…

      OH FRIGGN LAY,
      ask grapes, he knows
      shocker

  7. rob_c says:

    I had to shake my head when I seen Gomez in a hurry to get on the ice on that 5 on 3. I kinda knew what he meant…. The world knows he doesn’t get points when at full strength, or a normal 5 on 4 powerplay, we find out today he cant on 2 man advantages either.

    I heard someone mention some guy named Cammalleri. Who’s Cammalleri? was he playing tonight?

    Sopel your a disgrace to this uniform, first game back or not you played soft all night. If your not healthy enough to take a hit I’d rather see Picard or Weber in, even if we were playing the Boston Bruins.

    I thought AK looked alright today, as did Gionta and Moen. Gomez even looked OK but its sad when a better game for Gomez still resulted in ZERO POINTS.

    Man would I have loved to see McDonaugh on the ice tonight.

  8. Muckbringer says:

    given the fact that this game was fodder….really who would win the first round? oui or non?

  9. 134 says:

    As a Habs fan, I hope the boys are embellishing their ‘suckness’ as of late.

    Honestly, I don’t think they want to have the home ice advantage. If they really wanted and showed that they wanted it, tonight’s game wounldn’t be the one that we saw. If the Rangers win tonight (and they probably will- they are in a shootout), we are going to be only 1 point away to drop to the 7th place. Maybe that’s what the Habs want- to avoid facing the Bruins in the first round.

  10. Steven says:

    So, the Habs dropped the Heritage Classic 4-0, and this game 7-0…

    Every game that gets hyped up, they blow big time.

    STOP HYPING THE GAMES, PEOPLE.

  11. Muckbringer says:

    shocker

  12. Marc10 says:

    Lack of effort, dumb penalties.
    The veteran core of this team needs to show up.

  13. Rainrocket16 says:

    Martin may want to organize his resume after that one. No to mention a few players. I now think we may be 8th in the playoffs. We deserve to not even make it. This team is exactly what Boston has dubbed us “P*ssies!

  14. Propwash says:

    Way to mail it in guys.

  15. bleublancrouge says:

    When you leave on a road trip to boston and your wife says honey please dont get killed or paralyzed… it has an effect

  16. Olay Olay Olay says:

    Way to bring the effort for Patch guys. This team should be ashamed of itself for that limp noodle performance tonight and Tuesday for that matter.

    I can handle being outplayed but to be scared is just unacceptable. I’ve never been this embarrassed to be a habs fan.

    Note to #13; grow a pair or get off the ice.

  17. Everlasting1 says:

    Was that some devestating Boston tsunami or did the Habs FORFEIT this one?
    Anyone here seething over these Boston analysts? lol Expressing blatant disregard over the MaxPac incident and belittling Montrealer’s outrage concerning it.
    Chara is the new Pronger thorn.
    Nice seeing Kaberle in on his first one.

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  18. MannyR says:

    Big time disappointment.

  19. Laramy87 says:

    So Puckhead and Fignewton the same person???

    With the same comments and commenting on each, i bet he is… Now that guy has a life…

    Put this game in the rear view mirror and move on. I truly think they will come out very strong on Sat against Washington after two lacklustre games

  20. bleublancrouge says:

    And so folks…. we see what happens when a team built on speed doesn’t skate due to the worry of having their necks broken… having your head pushed into a stanchion at full speed is prefectly okay in the national hooligan league

    • habs365 says:

      blueblancrouge: you can’t spend $8,000,000 on losers and expect to win a stanley cup….the $8,000,000 could have gotten us two good players….plus we’re soft….sorry to say….but Boston sent the Habs a playoff message tonight….if we play ya….there will be an early exit and it won’t be us.

      • bleublancrouge says:

        Gomez was a means to an end and it’s a shame that cammy has fallen off the map but if we are going to mention salary lets talk about the salary… better yet the talent that’s stuck in the IR bank.. and yes if we decide to move our legs we know what happens… the good and the bad of it when playing boston

  21. habs365 says:

    Bruins send message for playoffs

  22. PuckHead72 says:

    9-1-1 what’s you’re emergency?
    Umm our sh*tty hockey team just got raped at the TD Garden.

  23. OneTimer says:

    So, my math might be off, but if the Bruins play the Wild, would it be 56-1? or is that 56-8?

  24. frankcasting says:

    Can someone remind me why PK doesn’t lead this team in ice time every single game, why he isn’t on the first PP after scoring a Hat in Minnesota? He is the only legit star on this team (aside from CP), and all other teams ride their stars all season long.
    Loving the Habs since 1965

  25. PuckHead72 says:

    Habs suck. Oh yeh and flop.

    • Muckbringer says:

      we were owned, yes. why didnt you get on here last years playoffs?
      talk about dropping the ball. oh, do you wanna talk about this year? 4-2 bitch. we wanna play you first round…wrap your head around that…

      choke artise!!!

      shocker

    • Mark C says:

      The biggest flop tonight was your boy Seguin faking getting hit with a high stick.

      • PuckHead72 says:

        Should we call the cops?

      • PuckHead72 says:

        By the way how is Pacioretty’s “severe” concussion doing? CHUMP!

        • bleublancrouge says:

          He has a broken neck… How’s the being overweight and 40+ years old cheering for the fluke ins?

        • Mark C says:

          It’s only graded as severe because he lost consciousness. Any time a person losses consciousness it’s graded as a II or III. The fact that he is not suffing from post concussion syndrome has nothing to do with having a severe concussion.

        • Nina76 says:

          PuckHead72…………I don’t know how old you are but I suspect you are quit young to make a comment like that. that is being sarcastic & very mean. You do not kick someone when that person is down, but then again after your comments I think you might.I wonder if you were brought up or flung up.You are not a hockey fan of any team to be talking like that. I am a Grandmother & a Great-Grandmother 86 years old. I don’t think that I ever will understand some of the youth to-day. Change your attitude you might become a better person…………TRUE HOCKEY FAN

  26. PuckHead72 says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHA What are Montreal fans going to call the cops about after this game? anyone…anyone…How about RAPE?!

  27. Kimberly2u says:

    We don’t deserve to be in the playoffs…no one showed up except Mara..and Price being pulled twice…not good…good luck with Washington

  28. Fig Newton says:

    2 men short-handed and Campbell SCORES!!!!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!
    The hell with the Stanley Cup.
    It doesn’t get ANY better than this!!!

    • NL_habs_fan says:

      yea you’re probably right there cookie,

      For Bruin fans a 5 on 3 shorty is probably as good as it gets cause they won’t win a Stanley Cup any time soon. . . see you in the playoffs, where this anomaly of a game never happens and the habs hand it to your bruins.

  29. Muckbringer says:

    sucks floppy donkey sausage…….

  30. Shiloh says:

    Gomez. Must. Go.

    Useless even playing 5 on 3.

  31. ffenliv says:

    At a certain point, the scoring no longer matters. Like when the Wild were getting slaughtered, players just don’t try anymore. However, in this case, the habs haven’t given a damn all night long. What an embarassment.

    I’m going out on Saturday. First time in about 20 years I won’t watch a Saturday night game. And it’s entirely because of these last two games.

  32. isirota1965 says:

    The Canadiens brought shame onto themselves with their performance tonight.

  33. scott9002ca says:

    Who wants to bet the “league” won’t even look at it.

  34. Muckbringer says:

    to all bruin trolls…you know the shocker, its coming in april

  35. Fig Newton says:

    OLE!! OLEEEEE!!! 6-0 Bruins!!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  36. deuce6 says:

    Soft….One word..
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    Yes, I’m a Hab fan..Wanna fight about it?

  37. homerbowen says:

    So who is bigger, stronger, puts in more effort, cares more about success? Our Habs? Not tonight! We are done for this year. The Bruins will destroy us in the playoffs. Time to start thinking about moving some of our small players. Quitters tonight, now 6 – 0. The beat down in the first playoff game will end it for us this year. Embarrassing tio be a Habs fan tonight.,

  38. Dulljerk says:

    A total embarassment. The team should be ashamed of themselves.
    Gomez especially, his play isn’t even up to AHL standards.

  39. Muckbringer says:

    its funny. even now at 5-0 i dont care. if anything im glad we will meet them in the first round. its kinda like buffalo fans getting happy they werent sweept. look, we took them in the series. they may get home ice but we are banking. they bruise and we score, defend and goaltend. no friggn pressure. no hab fan should really give a donkies shite about this loss.

    oh friggn lay!!!

    • PuckHead72 says:

      Yeh you’re right those guys have been great scoring tonight! Oh yeh and the goaltending too! Price is sure to get in the Vezina race after tonights stellar performance! hahahaha. Their morale is getting flushed down the toilet right now! Crushed! They can’t win the game and they definitely can’t win any fights! Bye Bye floppers.

      9-1-1 what’s your emergency?

  40. PuckHead72 says:

    HAHAHAHA Hey you clowns remember your reporter writing about chances for the Vezina and Hart? HAHAHAHAHAHA! You gonna score any goals tonight? Hey if not you can always call the cops. Bleu! Blanc! Rouge! BUMS!

  41. ffenliv says:

    You gotta wonder about the Habs now.

    I didnt buy into all the hype the last couple of weeks about ‘challenging boston for the divison lead’, but they’re just getting wasted, and it doesn’t bode well for the playoffs, regardless of the opponent.

    • Muckbringer says:

      there is something to be said about gomez, cammi and even gio laying still all year with carey hot as hell. play bald more until the playoffs and go balls in. patches will be back (anyone know where markov is at

      this shite is far from over 6-0 cabrele, toronto worm.

      lets get to the real season already!!!!

      whos with me

      get well soon Patches; chara: rot in your dead mothers festering cauldron of fecal matter (Cu cadavrul ei liquified)!!!!

  42. Seps says:

    Atleast Eller scored tonight… oh wait

    • Strabo says:

      At least he put it on net.

      “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” Albert Einstein

  43. Fabio D says:

    I’m seeing the Canadiens being shut out yet again tonight. WOW…bounced around by yet another team ready for the play-offs. When do the Habs show up for games on a regular basis and charge in to the play offs like horny frat boys crashing a sorority party?

    Will the real Habs please stand up! The one out there right now is far from fan worthy.

  44. Kimberly2u says:

    This game is done…can’t watch anymore

  45. RC-51 says:

    Biggest game of the year, especially after what happen last game and this team forgot to WAKE UP! How can you not be PUMPED up for this game? WTF!!

  46. RGM says:

    Why are there no posts showing since the game started?

    Carey Price is All Hart! http://on.fb.me/CP31Hart
    Go Habs Go!

  47. HabsalwaysCA says:

    anybody know of an internet link to tonight’s game ?

    number 25 before 2015

  48. Strabo says:

    Any reason why I can’t post in The Fearless thread?

    “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” Albert Einstein

  49. adam76 says:

    embarrassing – price pilled again. Hart? Give me a break.

  50. icemachine says:

    Test

    Its time to switch to whiskey, we’ve been drinkin’ beer all night

  51. Yeats says:

    This new look just bites!

  52. Jdub1985 says:

    So which bully is Public Enemy No. 1

    Chara: MaxPac twice
    Lucic: Price, Pouliot
    Campbell: Pyatt’s face
    Recchi: the city of Montreal
    Marchand: Subban, the city of Montreal
    Boychuck: Spacek
    Thornton: Hamerlik
    Horton: he just looks like a douche

    please feel free to add…
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  53. jbourget says:

    Anyone know where I can stream the game online tonight?

  54. markd9 says:

    Dear Hockey Gods,

    I would really like a solid, fast, and close game of hockey with minimal controversy. I would also like the Habs to win in regulation.

    Sincerely,
    Mark

    p.s. Plekanec hat trick.

  55. HardHabits says:

    ???????????????

  56. Keith says:

    So, will my comment go through now? What gives?

  57. Bugs says:

    Can we no longer post comments on “Fearless forecast” page?

    Chillin like MacMillan, potty-boy says he’s L. B. Potter, esq.

  58. samTHEman says:

    Could there be a relation, even if in the slightest, between Chara not being suspended for hit on Max and the fact that Cooke wasn’t suspended for taking out Savard? It’s a typical move of the NHL nowaday to make up for something somewhere else.

  59. JohnBellyful says:

    It’s too bad Boston’s No. 28 doesn’t abide by the principles he swore to uphold when he became a Reiki master. Instead, he created a bastardized version, Recchi, that induces stress not reduce it, and doesn’t lay on hands to heal a fellow human being, but delivers a slap in the face using idiotic comments. Maybe he’ll find out tonight there is a life force energy that flows through us all, when PK rechannels it with a stiff check that crushes Recchi against the boards – using just his mind. PK: PsychoKinesis.

  60. Willy the bum says:

    Alright everybody, do not pull any reverse jinxs that could damage us.

    Especially jinx-god Boone.

  61. Ian Cobb says:

    If we have some of our injured back tonight, it will be very welcome. Especially Sopel, on the back end. That will give the Hammer and Gill a break. And Plekanec up front and power play.

    Once we get our wounded back, watch out my friends, we are going to make some noise in the standings.

    • HUDSONHAB says:

      Sorry to be a skeptic but it may be too late to make a move in the standings but atleast being healthy for game #1 would be nice.

      ….Hab4life….

  62. samTHEman says:

    Forget about what’s on your jersey. Forget about being a Bruin or a Canadien. When it comes down to the wire, you just don’t say that type of thing. As a man before a hockey player, that is some major lack of respect by Recchi. I would understand had he said the anticipation of the severity of Pacioretty’s injury far exceeded his actual injury. But to say that the Habs organization, media, or anyone for that matter, purposely exaggerated his case to ensure a harsher suspension to Chara is absolutely RIDICULOUS. Pacioretty, to me, looked dead on the ice. The impact quickly reminded me of the Olympian who died in the luge in Vancouver. Sickening words from Recchi all around……Ryan White? :)

  63. WindsorHab-10 says:

    Speed kills. Play our game & we have nothing to worry about. 2pts will be the best revenge.

  64. habsgirl22 says:

    According to official website, Dawes and Engqvist returned to Hamilton…so, any news on who’s back in for tonight?

  65. shiram says:

    Engqvist and Dawes back down to Hamilton, as per rds.

  66. BC HAB says:

    We need plekanec backfor this
    game.

  67. Kimberly2u says:

    I hope PK doesn’t get hurt tonight…got a bad feeling cause he gets under their skin…go habs go

    • fbkj says:

      obviously i hope he doesnt get hurt but thats kind of a random worry

      • Nahlsy says:

        You don’t think the thugs will try to maim anyone tonight, the way they have in virtually every other game they’ve played the past couple of years?
        In a game against what looks like it’ll be a first round playoff opponent at that after the league made it VERY clear that no Bruin shall be suspended for any attack on a Hab no matter how over the top or premeditated it is or how badly he injures the victim?
        I think there’s genuine concern for the safety of the actual hockey players in this game as the Bruins have shown no interest in playing hockey or even being human for that matter.

        • higginrs says:

          while it’s true that the B’s have a free pass to cause intentional damage, the element of surprise is gone. The habs are gonna play with their heads up and it will be awefully tough for any on of their goons to lay the kind of hit on a player that would cause an injury. I would worry about them crashing the net and causing intentional damage to Price though. I think his position make him a little more vulnerable.

      • habmanj says:

        Not sure that is really a random worry – part of their gameplan will definitely be to target PK. If they don’t do it cleanly injuries are always a possibility and I don’t trust the Bruins to do anything cleanly with the likes of Campbell, Marchand and to a lesser degree Chara (I say lesser degree because I really don’t think he is stupid enough to do anything else malicious (tonight) but his size alone ratchets up the injury chances).

    • sp00k says:

      Sure but, I hope PK dishes out some punishment of his own tonight.

  68. laurie says:

    I HATE THE BRUINS SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH

  69. laurie says:

    Go Habs Go we need this one let’s crush them.

  70. HalifaxHabs says:

    HOLY S#*T, DO I EVER HATE THE F#*%ING BRUINS.

    sorry, just had to get that out

  71. habs365 says:

    may the best team win not the dirtiest

  72. cmrose says:

    Big game from PK tonight. He’s a gamer.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5ekG-3_fcs

  73. Mark C says:

    Hickey is going on with those fools on the Sports Hub at 4. Good luck Pat, you’ll need it. One of these jokers just called the McLaren hit on Zednik as clean and not that bad. They both have no clue about the differences between a concussion and post concussion syndrome, and they know nothing about how concussions are graded. They keep making a stink that Max-Pac didn’t have a “severe” i.e. grade III concussion, based on the lack of post concussion symptoms. News flash fools, the difference between a grades of concussions II and III on most guidelines is a loss of consciousness. Sure looked to me like Max-Pac lost consciousness on the ice, thus grade III, or severe.

    • Rudy says:

      Exactly, the fact that he was unconscious and had no memory is what clasifies it as a Grade III (the most severe) concussion, not his symptoms!!

      “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

      • Mark C says:

        I’m glad I’m not the only one you understands this simple fact. These “doctors” use the bunk rational that because Savard couldn’t do X, therefore because Max-Pax is doing X, he must not have a severe concussion. Post concussions symptoms have nothing to do with a concussions initial diagnosis.

    • Chuck says:

      Are they going to simulcast with CJAD? The Sports Hub site won’t allow me to listen online.

    • HUDSONHAB says:

      The McClaren hit would not have gone unpunished today because that is exactly what they are trying to get rid of.

      ….Hab4life….

      • Mark C says:

        McLaren did get the gate for the rest of that wonderful playoff series, 3 games. That was a horrid hit that really messed up Zednik, broke is nose and checkbone plus it concussed him.

  74. FB says:

    March 8th – W
    March 10th – L
    March 12th – W
    March 15th – L
    March 17th – W
    March 18th – L
    March 20th – W
    March 22 – L
    March 24 ————- Well if the pattern holds it should be a W

  75. Muckbringer says:

    giver…

    get well soon Patches; chara: rot in your dead mothers festering cauldron of fecal matter (Cu cadavrul ei liquified)!!!!

  76. gumper says:

    You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

  77. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Thanks for proving you’re as stupid as you look.

  78. observer says:

    You mean Gainey/Gauthier did a bad job of building this team for 8 years? I agree with you! Just 3 excellent players Subban, Price and Pacioretty.

  79. Fig Newton says:

    Yeah, sure. A genius move. Let’s divert attention from the humiliation we suffered tonight by talking about last year, HAHAHAHA!

    Hey…Bruins seven, Canadiens ZERO! Are you guys even gonna MAKE the playoffs?
    Hahahahahaha!


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