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.

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