Halak seeks seventh straight win

Jaroslav Halak and the Canadiens will be looking to extend their current winning streak to seven games tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

It was no surprise when Jacques Martin confirmed that Halak will get the start tonight. In his six previous wins, he has posted a 2.06 goals-against average. A win tonight would give him the longest winning streak for a Montreal goaltender since José Theodore had seven consecutive wins in 2002.

116 Comments

  1. hockeylegend514 says:

    I feel bad for you for having to live around maple leafs moron fans :p

  2. SeriousFan09 says:

    Even if they do win (which they won’t), laugh at them and call ’em fair-weather fans for only putting the flag out when the team wins a game. I’ve been flying my Habs flag every day since I got it, win or loss, I back my Habs.

     

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  3. Chuck says:

    At least correctly spell his name.

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    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  4. ed lopaz says:

    it always surprises me how some people underestimate the cleverness of the nhl goon.

    its a job!

    many goons are actually bright guys off the ice – some are smarter than others of course like any other profession.

    but they can paid huge money – $1 million and some more – to play a game they love –

    for many – not all – its totally an act – like wrestlers – and as long as the NHL does not ban fighting,

    these goons will be laughing all the way to the bank

  5. rocket09 says:

    I live in Guelph and am surrounded by loud mouthed Leaf fans! I hope to hell I don’t have to see those Leaf car flags flying on our street tomorrow! Yeck! We can’t come out flat tonight as the Leaf youngsters will be flying!

  6. Say Ash says:

    Wow, I thought our slide last year was bad but Ottawa’s is Biblical

  7. lavie says:

    Happy Bugs.  Long time no see. lol

  8. ed lopaz says:

    obourne and moen will be asked to fight tonight

  9. HabFanSince72 says:

    You make a good argument for hating the CBC, not the Leafs.

    I hate the Flyers much more than the Leafs.

    And the hate I feel for the Bruins – well, it helps me understand how things like Serbia-Croatia and Israel-Palestine are possibe.

  10. Chuck says:

    We are everywhere!

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    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  11. Bugs says:

    I see envy green, red noses too.
    I see leafs fall, for me and you
    And I think to myself:
    “What a wonderful world.”

    I see shirts of blue, and hairs of white
    A bright blessed day, and leafs lose tonight
    And I think to myself:
    “What a wonderful world.”

    Tricolors in the Big Show, so pretty on the ice
    Are also in the numbers, of people throwin dice.
    I see books backing Habs, saying “Sign me for 2K$.”
    But they’re really sayin: “I love you.”

    I hear leafers crying; I watch them blow.
    They’ll stink much more, than they’ll ever know
    And I think to myself:
    “What a wonderful world.”
    Yes, I think to myself:
    “What a wonderful world.”
     

     

    Dubiously unequivocal, know me as

    L.B. Potter, esq. First Bugler of the St-Habberson’s Club Red Brigade and Head Coachman to the President of Habsbros Flannel-weaving Services: http://habsbros.blogspot.com/

  12. Chuck says:

    Especially in their own building!

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    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  13. HabFab says:

    Okay, but try to keep them down please 😉

  14. Ian Cobb says:

    We play them again the last game. My mistake, 1st one ever!!!!

  15. HabFab says:

    Ian, believe we play the Laffs again on the last game of season ( April 10th)

  16. Ian Cobb says:

    Knowing him he will jump someone. The day is over for this type of goon. Toronto just does not know it yet. Great management they have. Let’s finish last out of 30 teams, so we can give our first two picks over all away.

  17. mrhabby says:

    TO has lots of great things going for it..just like all the other cities/provinces in this country. one is no better than the other..just being reasonable here….yes i hate the leafs to.

  18. showey47 says:

    I don’t know who orr is going to fight tonight since we don’t have any cement heads in our lineup.But will probably max out his ice time at 2 or 3 mins like he does every other game.

  19. Chuck says:

    And I’m in Milton. We could star a Leaf-Hater Fanclub… west of Toronto chapter.

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    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  20. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Merci Dallas! Habs can cross the Sens in the standings today, if they win. Go Habs Go!

  21. Ian Cobb says:

    It being the last time this year that we see the blue leaf. They have their golf clubs in the trunk of their cars. There is not a thing left on the line for them to play for except to put on a show for their fans.

    Orr will have two fights tonight, but with who? And they play a chippy game. We must play disciplined and use our speed out there tonight. Play our game and we walk out with 2 points. Get caught up in the retaliation stuff and we will be in the box all night.

    Play with our heads up and our feet moving out there and use our great speed, the last thing we need is injuries again. Just get our two points and get out of town.

  22. Bryan says:

    Phew!  Stars pull it out.

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    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  23. joeybarrie says:

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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

  24. joeybarrie says:

    Big day for Spezza. Hopefully not enough….Cmon Stars.

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

  25. lavie says:

    I said a couple of days ago that the Habs-Sens game would be deciding who would the No. 5th or 6th. Look now, the Sens almost lost again (to Stars).

  26. Bryan says:

    Woop!  I almost feel sorry for them.

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  27. joeybarrie says:

    I do think you are crazy. But its ok, we are all crazy…  Its not that The Canadiens are or have been better. Which we have been… Its not that the last Canadian team to win a Stanley Cup is Montreal. Its not that hockey was born in Montreal.

    Its that they report like they are the last ones to win the cup. They report like they have done better and are better. Its because they report like Hockey was born in Toronto.

    We don’t hate the Leafs because we have to hate someone. We aren’t war mongers. (and i know you arent calling us war mongers) But there is a reason why one is better than the others. We have more Cups. Simple. We have won more in the last 40 years, and have almost as many cups inthe last 40 than they do at all.

    Mostly it has to do with YEARS and YEARS of having only 2 Canadian teams. Englsh vs French. Its not language its identity. It has always been us vs them. This is the TRUE CANADIAN RIVALRY. My dad hated the Leafs, My dad’s dad hated the leafs. My mom’s dad hated the Leafs, My mom’s Dad’s Dad HATED THE LEAFS.

    Watching the Montreal Canadiens is always about this one simple story. When I was 12-13 my uncle and his kids came from Nova Scotia. They were originally from Montreal and my dad and I would always watch every Habs game in my grand mothers room. I sat at the end of the bed, my dad sat in the chair, and my Grandma lied in bed. My mom would come in to tell us the Nordiques were winning and how sexy Michel Bergeron was in his suit, just to piss us off. Well this one Habs game in particular we had my Uncle and my dad standing watching the game withmy Grandma in bed and my 2 cousins and i sitting on the bed, with my oldest cousin, who almost made the Canadiens Jr. team, all watching the game. This is one of my best memories. This is the Montreal Canadiens. Everyone I know has a similar story, and many many more.

    I know its similar in Toronto. but its simple, I only care about the Habs and Toronto sucks.

    And there is a BIG reason why one side is better than the other. Because MY PEOPLE are on the Habs side. Same reason why Tha Habs are the best team in the NHL. Same reason why Montreal is the greatest city in Canada, and the same reason why Canada is the greatest country on the Planet.

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

  28. Habscore says:

    humm.. no johnny

    Class, buddy…Class! And don’t forget, Karma is a b**ch.

  29. HUDSONHAB says:

     I agree, Carter, and lets throw Ryan Parent in for good measure.

    Hab4life

  30. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Leclaire lets in the 5th goal on the 19th shot. 5-3 Dallas Starts over the Senators in 3rd.

  31. boy from school says:

    fair enough.

    i grew up in montreal and i love the city to death. but the canadiens aren’t canada’s team either. canada has six teams. end of story. tsn has a reporter for every canadian team.

    i guess i’m in the minority in that i don’t think one is better than another. i love the canadiens – but its completely arbitrary. it’s like picking your favourite colour. there’s nothing to really justify it. 

    alot of us say that 24 cups is the reason why the canadiens are the best team. but what happens when (in a long long time) someone overtakes us? do we admit then that the canadiens aren’t the best team?

    picking a team on hating on all the others always reminded me of the war-mongering intolerants of old (and present) who justify their wars by saying god is on their side. there’s no reason why one side is better than the other.

    that being said, i still cheer intensely for and care deeply about the canadiens. i actually like the leafs alot because they are so much like the canadiens – emblematic, once-proud, deeply rooted, and part of our history. i know alot of you probably think i’m crazy.

    but, just had to vent i guess. 😉

  32. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Gustavsson is expected to start, no Giguere. But I am with you, never take the Leafs lightly. 

  33. showey47 says:

    our PP has been pretty bad since mab and cammy have been out.

  34. hab_skill says:

    Thats terrible. Seriously?

  35. HUDSONHAB says:

    We would get Bruin’s draft picks in 2011. Unless of course they arrange a trade. (NOT LIKELY)

    Hab4life

  36. LEAF KILLERS says:

    i hope they don’t take the Leafs lightly especially now that they have a french canadian in net. hopefully the monster sieve starts in goal for the leafs.

  37. hab_skill says:

    On NHL.com their poll is:

    Who has the most dangeorus powerplay?

    Chicago

    Washington

    San Jose

    Other

     

    No MTL. We have the 2nd best PP in the leauge. What the hell?…

  38. joeybarrie says:

    Because they are the Leafs. They are hailed as Canada’s team, and haven’t won anything in over 40 years. Because even though they have been useless forever, they are talked about as being better than any other Canadian team. It’s in the CBC, its in TSN, it’s everywhere….. The Leafs are the reason I have been to Toronto only once, and i don’t remember leavig the Hotel. Somehow they are the most valuable Hockey Team, yet THEY SUCK…

    Montreal is the greatest city in Canada. Toronto had possibilities. Then they became very Americanized. Who would you want to represent Canada’s cultural identity? Montreal has history and Character. Toronto doesn’t.

    Canadiens have the Red and White of Canada, and the White and Blue of Quebec. The Maple Leafs, have Blue Jay colors. 

    “We lived in three places – the school, the church and the skating rink –
    but our real life was on the skating rink.”  This should explain it all…

  39. HardHabits says:

    Boston offers either Halak or Price 6 million a year over the summer. Hmmmmm! Which pick would we get in that case, the Toronto #1 or #2 over-all pick or the later Boston pick? :p

  40. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Same building as Tie Domi?! Wow, now that’s something!

    Yorkville, eh? It’s a very nice area, I like going there! It’s slowly getting very populated though, well the entire GTA is.

  41. Shiloh says:

    I spent the past three years living at Bay and Yorkville – in the same building as Domi. Now that’s smack in the middle of Leaf Nation. Domi, by the way, is just about the nicest young man you could ever meet. Go Habs!!

  42. boy from school says:

    why do you hate the leafs so much? serious question.

  43. Bryan says:

    Philly doesn’t have their 1st round picks for the next 2 years (Pronger trade).  No offer sheets for them!

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    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  44. johnny_habs_4ever says:

    Or in the chest so that his heart stops!

  45. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    You’re in Georgetown, I am in Brampton.

    We’re both surrounded by Leafs fans. My entire neighbourhood starts whining when I wear my Habs jersey.

    Hopefully the Habs nail them and I can wear my jersey outside. Just to rub it in. 

  46. ari says:

    any thing for first pick of next draft,

  47. andrewberkshire says:

    No way would they give up Carter.

  48. light_n_tasty says:

    Couldn’t Philly just give him a offer sheet that the Habs wouldn’t match?

  49. habs03 says:

    I feel the same. Every year, I pray the Canadiens win the cup but if not any team other but the leafs.

  50. Exit716 says:

    I’d rather pay Price $5 million a year and send him to the minors than trade him to that crap hole of a franchise with their idiotic fan base.

     

  51. SmartDog says:

    I want a 3-point game.

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    Not signing or trading Pleks = yet another missed opportunity.

  52. Bryan says:

    I dunno, I’d take Carter any day of the week…

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    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  53. namgel says:

    Nobody will ever understand how much I hate the Leafs…  Its a sickness I know.  But I really really hate them…  I talked to O’Byrne last year at this time and said. “Dude….Kill them ”  and they pooched it and lost 5-2  On my friggen birthday….  I was beside myself for three weeks.  I hate them….I want them to fold and move to Alabama.  Die Leaf Die !!!!  And guess what…Born in Toronto is 1968……hate ’em hate ’em…

     

    GO HABS GO !!!!!!!!!! 

     

     

    Coach Martin say’s one…..one little forward…two….two lit..

  54. andrewberkshire says:

    I always enjoy the 67 chant.

  55. Bugs says:

    Bush league! I love it!

    THAT’S what folks should chant at the Bell insteada “leafs suck” just for once.

    “Buuush league. Buuush league. Buuush league.”

    Dubiously unequivocal, know me as

    L.B. Potter, esq. First Bugler of the St-Habberson’s Club Red Brigade and Head Coachman to the President of Habsbros Flannel-weaving Services: http://habsbros.blogspot.com/

  56. derfab says:

    Glad to hear Cammy is not being rushed. We should be very smart about how or if we use our most valuable players from here on in, especially against a bush league team like TO.

    The muckers should get major ice. Markov, Gomez, Pleks should not see much 3rd period action. If-only-he-could-learn-to-fight-Lappy should be ready to purposefully slew-foot a Phaneuf or Kessel if someone takes a cheap shot at any Hab.

  57. SeriousFan09 says:

    **** that garbage, why should we give the Filthy Flyers a real goaltender? Leave ’em to rot as an eternal playoff failure team and never let those dirty hacks challenge for a Cup by giving them a future star goaltender.

     

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  58. Bugs says:

    For the picture they took and the Superior Drama it would cause if they called it first home game of the series, no one’s gonna debate ya, Tre.

    Team would get a real mental boost from it too because it’s a choice that WORKS, even if this guy or that guy could be better.

    We’d be the talk of the town. Piling more momentum on our momentum.

    Dubiously unequivocal, know me as

    L.B. Potter, esq. First Bugler of the St-Habberson’s Club Red Brigade and Head Coachman to the President of Habsbros Flannel-weaving Services: http://habsbros.blogspot.com/

  59. lavie says:

    No C until new coach coming.

  60. Bugs says:

    I hope K Senior’s first shot hits Gustaf in the mask.

    Let’m know what time it is.

    Dubiously unequivocal, know me as

    L.B. Potter, esq. First Bugler of the St-Habberson’s Club Red Brigade and Head Coachman to the President of Habsbros Flannel-weaving Services: http://habsbros.blogspot.com/

  61. SeriousFan09 says:

    Markov in the middle, dare I say foreshadowing?

     

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  62. Bugs says:

    (edit) Ok, I get it.

    Dubiously unequivocal, know me as

    L.B. Potter, esq. First Bugler of the St-Habberson’s Club Red Brigade and Head Coachman to the President of Habsbros Flannel-weaving Services: http://habsbros.blogspot.com/

  63. Bill H says:

    Amazing coincidence.  Both teams are on a season best winning streak.  Habs 6W leafs 2W.  If leafs win tonight, it will be their longest streak of the millenium.   😉

    I hope Sergei plays opposite Grabovski.

    Leafs have the worst PK record in the league, second worst PP, second worst goals against ranking. 

    I predict 4-3 Habs.

  64. Jordio-oh says:

    yes, he did.

     

    4-2 over boston

    3-2 over boston

    7-5 over ottawa

    4-3 over buffalo

    3-0 over ottawa

    3-1 over buffalo

    3-1 over toronto

  65. habs03 says:

    Now that everyone stoped the Halak/Price debate for the time being. We need to have another one, but this one is more important. We NEED a capitain going into the playoffs, its should be a must. I think it’s down to Markov and Gionta, and Cammy should get some consideration. I hope it gets done soon.

  66. light_n_tasty says:

    Yes…he won 7 straight from Mar. 20 to Apr. 5.

    9 straight if you count games 1 and 2 against the Broons.

  67. Le Jadester says:

    I don’t know ……..but the “Big Derby Night in Canada” isn’t meeting up to its expectations in terms of Pre Game Hype (i.e. Real/Barca, Man. U/Liverpool etc. Fan Clubs from all over hittin’ the Pubs early and gettin’ ready). All my loser Leaf fan buddies are like ” ahh who cares its a meaningless game” or “the Habs are gonna get knocked out in the 1st round anyways”

    Its just not as fun for us when the laffs continue to be a laughable team and there are no playoff implications with each of the 6 annual meetings.  Part of me wants them to get better so these games will mean somethin’ like the last game of the season 3 years ago (which Halak should’ve started in by the way). IMO its not good for Hockey when the Upper/Lower Canada rivalry is not the most important thing on a Saturday night.

    Either way, you know if they pull somethin’ out of their arses tonight they are gonna be like “oh ya baby, watch out for the real PK, TieBO and all the young guns next year” Chirp, Chirp, chirp, like a typical Laff fan.  Man, they’re a bunch of little sucky babies.

    Habs, OLE !

  68. andrewberkshire says:

    Didn’t Price win 7 straight to end the 07-08 season?

  69. Bugs says:

    Theo won 7 straight in 2002?

    Lemme take a wild one here: was it the 2nd half of the season?

    Dubiously unequivocal, know me as

    L.B. Potter, esq. First Bugler of the St-Habberson’s Club Red Brigade and Head Coachman to the President of Habsbros Flannel-weaving Services: http://habsbros.blogspot.com/

  70. Habsrule1 says:

    After the win tonight to make it 7 straight, the crowd should be awesome Monday! I had a chance to go to that game too, and I turned it down!

    Damn me for being responsible and deciding the $75 could be better used towards my kid!!

    Go Habs Go!! “I don’t have a copy of Georges’ code, I don’t know what it is,”. “I think the code is that you’re here for your teammates. It’s not your code, it’s our code.” – Bob Gainey


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