Gionta, Pacioretty skate with Black Aces

Coming off a 3-1 win in Game 2 Friday night to even their first-round playoff series with the Senators, only the players who weren’t in the lineup for the Canadiens skated in Brossard at 1 p.m. Saturday ahead of Game 3 Sunday night in Ottawa (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690).

Brian Gionta and Max Pacioretty, who missed Game 2 with upper-body injuries, skated with the Black Aces. They are both listed as day-to-day and will make the trip to Ottawa.

The Canadiens headed to Ottawa Saturday afternoon.

(Photo by Pierre Obendrauf/The Gazette)

Habs – and Tinordi – step up in Game 2, by Pat Hickey

Stepping up for Game 3, canadiens.com

Saturday practice video, canadiens.com

Price bounces back as Habs tie series, by Pat Hickey

Canadiens show character, by Pat Hickey

Two-game suspension for Senators’ Gryba, by Pat Hickey

Therrien keeps his cool in wake of MacLean’s comments, by Dave Stubbs

Game 2 photo gallery

Series tied 1-1, NHL.com

Is Habs’ Gallagher the next Martin St. Louis? by Stu Cowan

Why Brandon Prust deserves a big, fat fine, by Ottawa Citizen

Senators should be happy with a split, by Ottawa Citizen

Cherry should visit an NHL dressing room, by Pat Hickey

750 Comments

  1. Clay says:

    Leafs need to pop a quick one (or two). Put it out of reach, and let the gooning begin.

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    • HabinBurlington says:

      Agree Clay, those Roman fans paid good money, they didn’t go there to watch hockey, give them what they want!

      • Clay says:

        Sadly, the Bruins made it a game. Bastards!

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    • donmarco says:

      The tree on skates gets his usual retarded penalty. Agree with you, score one and let the carnage begin. But boy, does Boston ever look flat.

  2. donmarco says:

    Leafs may set a record for most icing calls in a period. Nice defensive strategy.

  3. Habfan10912 says:

    Another senseless hit to the head by Abdelkader of the Wings. Someone is going to get killed soon. Today’s players are idiots with NO respect for anything.
    Speaking of idiots, I heard Mathew “the wife beater” Barnaby on the NHL radio today arguing against the suspension of Gryba. You probably guessed what he said. Yep,, hockey play. Sigh.

  4. Habilis says:

    “Kevin Weekes ‏@KevinWeekes
    @mattCH_ @dave_stubbs NOPE never said should surgery.Said “Gionta has an Upper Body injury that will eventually require surgery” #Merci
    Retweeted by Dave Stubbs”

    Thanks for clearing it up, Stubbs.

  5. Bill says:

    @donmarco I think they just don’t want it. They are like Rocky in Rocky III. Soft. No Eye of the Tiger.

  6. doug19 says:

    Me I am a huge Leafs fan when they are playing the Bruins!!! Go Leafs Go!!!!

  7. HabinBurlington says:

    Uh oh, Claude Julien may need to bring his embellishment speech back out.

  8. Storman says:

    This just in,,Don Cherry says there is no way league should allow Senators to have the Iranian Presidents son on their team Mika Zibanejad

  9. donmarco says:

    Leafs up 3-1. C’mon boys time to goon it up. Starting smashing each other. All I want is a 7 game series.

  10. Bill says:

    Boston are getting walked all over in their own barn. Rask had been abandoned. They are not a hungry team and they will go down to the Leafs, even though on paper they are the far better squad.

    • donmarco says:

      Don’t forget how Poston played in the last 10-12 games of the regular season. Clearly, they’re not out of that funk at all, but all I care about is that they go 7 painful and punishing games.

  11. neumann103 says:

    Justin Abdelkader hit on Lydman in the Detroit Anaheim game.

    Looks like Shanny will be sitting him down for 3

    “Et le but!”

  12. otter649 says:

    So The Leafs wise up & play The Bruins Montreal style with speed & skill instead of trying to be overly physical…..

    – Stanley come home…..

  13. Bill says:

    Lol we have a series. Excellent. I hope it is long and torturous.

  14. Clay says:

    leafs showing more fight than I gave them credit for having. Nice to see, as we all want this series to go the distance.

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  15. Danno says:

    Screw the scoring.

    More fights please…

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  16. Whatever says:

    Even if Gio is decapitated, I still let everyone know he is day to day. Don’t let the other team plan.

  17. HabinBurlington says:

    Kessel with monkey off back.

  18. jols101 says:

    He said ” it will require surgery”. Meaning some time down the road. In the off season. The team and Gionta are probably still hopeful he can play at 70%.

  19. otter649 says:

    zababes1 (Pat Hickey): Gionta and Pacioretty join Black Aces for a little shinny at #Habs training facility about 7 hours ago

    – Stanley come home…..

  20. Propwash says:

    If Gio requires surgery, why is he traveling with the team and still skating? I think they’re jumping the gun a bit.

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  21. habs1992 says:

    I really dont think it is his bicep but who knows,

    I support Carey Price

  22. Bill says:

    Kevin Weekes: Gionta needs surgery, gone for the season.

    Michel Therrien: Gionta is day to day.

    What gives?

  23. otter649 says:

    HNIC Hot Stove – Good News Leafs winning 2-1….

    – Stanley come home…..

  24. Colomb27 says:

    I don’t think Gionta’d be skating and shooting this afternoon with a torn bicep – I will wait for a team statement

  25. BrianSkrudland says:

    I’m starting to believe our beloved Habs are cursed by some angry ghosts from the old Forum.

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  26. Chilly Willy says:

    Gio, same injury two seasons in a row. What is left to say?

    MacLean is a walrus, goo goo g’joob!

  27. habs1992 says:

    Until i hear it from the team, im not ruling out Gionta

    I support Carey Price

  28. Whatever says:

    Gio out for the season according to Weekes.

    • Whatever says:

      In other news, Whatever slow to type on a tablet.

    • donmarco says:

      If he did indeed hurt himself on the play they showed, that was pretty innocuous. Didn’t even get hit, just looked like he twisted it a bit. That would be tough news for the Habs. 2 players lost in Game 1 and a wounded Patch, even if he plays. Gut check time for a team that has shown its character over and over this year.

  29. Clay says:

    So looks like Gio is gone for the playoffs…going to be tough to replace both him and Eller long term

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  30. habs1992 says:

    Gionta will require surgery, healthy all year until first game of the playoffs lol what a joke that is bad luck
    I support Carey Price

  31. HabinBurlington says:

    Kevin weekes says gionta needs surgery, probably gone for playoffs

  32. Storman says:

    I wonder if there are a lot of loose chicks in Milan

  33. Peter Young says:

    Big day tomorrow for me and Mike Boone: in the morning his Liverpool v. Everton derby match and my Manchester United v. Chelsea grudge match and in the evening our Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators. i’ll be up at 5:30 a.m. Pacific time for the Liverpool match.

  34. HabinBurlington says:

    Jagr doesn’t look like much special out there.

  35. BrianSkrudland says:

    A few plays back the faux tough-guy, Phaneuf, chose to hold off with his usual post-whistle cross-checking ways when he noticed it was Lucic in front of him in the scrum.

    Rather convenient for the guy that wears the ‘C’ for the Leafs. ‘C’ stands for ‘coward’, right?

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  36. HabFanSince72 says:

    A final four of

    Pens – Bruins/Leafs
    Habs – Caps

    would suit me.

    • Clay says:

      Even better though would be both the Pens and Caps go down in round one. Not likely, but desirable.

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  37. Whatever says:

    Marchand just got hit in the nose with a shot. Announcer said the leg, but that’s debatable.

  38. Clay says:

    Nice to see Chara injuring Marchand :D

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  39. Danno says:

    Draco Malfoy down

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  40. Whatever says:

    Joffery Lupul’s parents were horrible spellers.

  41. Peter Young says:

    Man, that puck would just not go in.

  42. Propwash says:

    Lupil with a ridiculous goal

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  43. Psycho29 says:

    Kadri chirping Lucic……..from the bench

  44. Peter Young says:

    A couple of triple overtime period games for the Leafs and Bruins would be very nice.

  45. Peter Young says:

    I’m hoping the Leafs take the Bruins very far–and do as much damage in terms of exhaustion and other wear and tear as possible.

  46. Whatever says:

    Cut the lawn today. Accidentally stepped into the dog’s Khadri.

  47. Peter Young says:

    Love that clip of the irrepressible Ryan White. His schoolboy laughter and tongue-pulling says it all: profound disrespect for the opposition, which has been well-earned.

  48. HabinBurlington says:

    Grabovski got smoked, he sure gets caught with his head down a great deal.

  49. Peter Young says:

    Chara, Chara, Chara.

  50. Danno says:

    Rat Boy snow showers Reimer in the face – no penalty.

    PK put the brakes on and got a penalty even though the snow went off the opposite side and never touched the goalie.

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  51. Kooch7800 says:

    How is phaneuf a captain. That guy is brutal

    “Keep your stick on the Ice”

  52. Chilly Willy says:

    Reimer is a rebound machine

    MacLean is a walrus, goo goo g’joob!

  53. Danno says:

    Leafs are finished.

    Start booking those tee times

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  54. Peter Young says:

    What did Cherry say about the Habs?

  55. Danno says:

    Vote for PK:

    http://canadiens.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=88829

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  56. punkster says:

    My my…this Dan Chora guy is funny…be kind to the elderly.

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  57. Danno says:

    Ron McLame is even more annoying than Cherry

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  58. Caesar says:

    so I see a lot of concussion talk around Larry. Was there an official statement saying the word? Or is he out with an upper body injury?

  59. Propwash says:

    Wow, there’s a first for everything! Cherry was right about the puck drops!!!

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  60. FunkyCrabChairNF says:

    A fairly Habs and Habs fan-friendly Cherry tonight.

    Comparably speaking, of course.

  61. Danno says:

    “Lumbago Robongo”

    “I hope I’m sayin’ that right”

    Says Don Cherry in his pimp outfit.

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  62. Psycho29 says:

    Who’s Le Longo?????????

  63. habstrinifan says:

    Anyone who likes to heave crap at any of our true Mtl Canadiens (past and present) should watch this video. You think they are doing this cause they make more money than you. No they are doing this cause they carrying the freakin colours FOR YOU!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbTAYukpv8I

  64. Danno says:

    Where is the pugnacity? The truculence? The barbaric goonism?

    Bunch of pussies…

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  65. EricMelvin says:

    HNIC talking about how the Leafs are used to Lupul putting the puck in the net night after night, he’s got 11 this season.

    • Strummer says:

      in 16 games- he’s proficient in goal scoring

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      • EricMelvin says:

        Well shut my mouth, there he goes again… OK, reverse jinx time; look for Reimer to shut the door from here on in, Khadri with the hat trick, Marchand’s nose escapes unbroken,…

  66. Habfan10912 says:

    CBC needs to drop the National Broadcast farce. They clearly are a Toronto local broadcast. Very unprossional to pretend otherwise.

  67. Habilis says:

    This Chara-Kessel thing is too funny. Carlyle is trying anything to keep them apart.

    • EricMelvin says:

      But according to HNIC he’s winning the intellectual chess game that is line changes. That’s the Leaf strategy apparently, ‘wearing the Bruins down’ with a relentless assault of line changes.

      • Habilis says:

        LOL. I heard that too. They’re starting to just invent random strategies now, not good. I can’t wait to see the post-game if the Leafs manage a win. The studio will be euphoric.

  68. Danno says:

    The HNIC guy just called Marchand Draco Malfoy

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  69. HabFanSince72 says:

    What a ridiculous penalty.

    • The Jackal says:

      One of the rare times the Rat was actually playing hockey and he got called for it haha. Bad penalty.

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  70. The Jackal says:

    Both teams in BOS TOR look sloppy but Leafs can’t seem to get possession or push the play. BOS is better but they look sloppy in the O zone.

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  71. Strummer says:

    Ryan Hamilton one the call ups for Leafs is a 28 year old career minor leaguer

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  72. Habfan10912 says:

    3 on 1 and still can’t get a decent scoring chance.

  73. Habitoban says:

    Any word on Bourque? He was playing great until his concussion, and had been rounding into form on his return (more and more robust play). Hope this is not a setback. Love what he brings.

  74. punkster says:

    I’m disappointed so far…no blood.

    ***SUBBANGIN’ NOW BABY!!!***


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