Hip, hip, Huet: shutout in Caps debut

Cristobal Huet, a Forum ghost on his mask now partially covered by the Capitals logo, is ready for action against New Jersey.
Bruce Bennett, Getty Images

It’s nice when good things happen to good guys.

Former Canadiens goalie Cristobal Huet, traded Tuesday to the Washington Capitals, earned an 18-save shutout tonight – the 16th of his career and third this season – in his debut with his new team, a 4-0 decision over the New Jersey Devils.

Huet’s performance surely didn’t hurt the Canadiens, who beat Buffalo 6-2 Friday night. Montreal faces New Jersey Saturday at the Bell Centre, and with a victory will pass the Devils for the Eastern Conference lead. An action photo of Huet is below.

Cristobal Huet, in his first game with the Washington Capitals – and still wearing his Canadiens-colour equipment – stones New Jersey Devils’ Zach Parisé en route to a 4-0 shutout tonight.
Ray Stubblebine, Reuters


  1. Proudones says:

    My hat is off to you Huet.

  2. WestHab says:

    Our goaltending so deep, Bob sent one away to do battle against our other rivals while we beat someone else. Bob said “there is only one net”, maybe he found a second.

    In Bob we Trust.

  3. WestHab says:

    Nice I liked that good on Hueh? or Huette? or what ever they’ll call him in washington.

  4. Les-Habitants says:

    Good stuff, Huet!!
    We in Montreal know your a great goaltender, and we’re going to miss yah. With Huet, I think the Caps have a great shot of making the playoffs.

  5. jew4jah says:

    good on ya, CH

  6. Higgins21 says:

    I’d congratulate him.

  7. the_vipah says:

    You know if we meet Washington in the playoffs hes gonna kick our ass right? Thats what always happens against X-Habs players.

  8. WindsorHab-10 says:

    Amazing things happen when you play in a small market city with no pressure.

  9. Rovell says:

    Thank You Cristobal! Now to beat NJ tomorrow and leapfrog into 1st!

  10. Mr.Hazard says:

    My thoughts exactly

    Ex nihilo nihil fit

  11. Spartan117 says:

    Thats my man Huet…so sad to see you go :'(
    The Leafs are like an overused joke, it was funny the first 40 times, but after a while it gets old..


  12. Spider-Man NL says:

    atta boy Cristobal, you wore the Habs jersey with pride and for that I thank you and I wish you all the best in Washington.

  13. habitual says:

    It’s great to see the supportive comments for Huet.

    And Dave @HIO, nice touch. One classy guy giving props to another classy guy 😉 — I think you know what I mean.

  14. JF says:

    Good for Huet. I hope this sweetens the trade a bit for him. I know he was really sad to leave Montreal, but he’s a classy guy and will do his best for his new team. Very happy for him.

  15. Shan says:

    I’m not too pleased. I have Kolzig in my fantasy pool and don’t want to see him fade into obscurity.

  16. doug says:

    happy to hear this; you’re a class act cristobal!

  17. Mr.Hazard says:

    THATS MA BOY!!! I bought one of his 50%-off t-shirts today at the Bell Centre. I bought it for the 4-letter word on the back of it, and for the logo on the front. Even if the two don’t go together anymore. :)

    Ex nihilo nihil fit

  18. ONTARIO HAB says:

    Well Done Huet!!

  19. RGM says:

    I’m happy for Cristo. He’s a good guy and he deserves this. He’s still helping this team, too.

    See you April 5th at the Bell Centre!

  20. Sehs says:

    Maybe next year we’ll have a team that can actually perform in the SW division and not shame that top 3 in the conference rule!

  21. ebk says:

    Excellent thread Mr. Stubbs.

    Huet deserves it.

  22. skoehn says:


  23. Blitzen says:

    Good for him. Bad for Kolzig.
    Remember February 19th: The Comeback

  24. PattyBoy31 says:

    I feel good for him, but this rubs the salt into the wound. ….2nd round shutout

  25. Dintrox says:

    wtg christo-wall

  26. waisguy says:

    Good Job Mr. Huet.

  27. moser17 says:

    I’m happy for him, he deserves it, Washington fans deserve it. Fuel to the fire, and fanning the flames for Kolzig, like Blitzen said …. now: let Huet and the Caps destroy everyone in the East, put Kolzig in when they play the Habs, and the Habs will win.

    He looks good in a Caps uniform. The MTL colours work.

  28. nick says:

    Nice work Huet!

    Sucks because he’s going in to “i’ll show you mode”…

    Who cares…. 6-2 😉

  29. Corio says:

    Congrats Cristo!

  30. showey47 says:

    Good job huet. A change of scenery will probably do him some good. Especaily in a situation where he can take someone’s job instead of worrying about someone taking his job like what was happening in montreal. Its easy to see why people were upset about huet being traded. First of all he is a class act and humble by always giving his teammates credit before himself. It makes him very likable by the fans and media. It was a tough decision by bob also i’m sure, he had a zero maintenace goalie (unlike someone like emery) who never complained about anything and worked hard. But thats the nature of the business. Fan favourites get traded, its happend before and it will happen again.

  31. tony d says:

    an early Christmas gift to Washington….consider yourselves blessed and fortunate to have such a great guy
    thanks for everything Cristobal…you rock man
    bonne chance !!

  32. Holyirishman says:

    Who would have thought this time last week that Huet AND Price would both play the full 60 minutes last night??!

  33. gohabzzzz says:

    I’m so happy for Huey! I still wish he was a Hab and it kinda hurts to see him in a Caps jersey but these things happen…I just wish that the crowd started chanting ” HUET! HUET! HUET!, but it’s Washington, not Montreal.

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