Liveblog: GOMEZ!!!

The drought is over.
On a power play 9:50 into the third period, Scott Gomez scored his first goal in 369 days.
And for the first time since late October, your Montreal Canadiens have won three games in a row.

MORNING SKATE AUDIO: Raphael Diaz | Travis Moen | Max PaciorettyFrans Nielsen | Mark Streit

There might be something to this lucky tuque …

But it wasn’t easy.

Two late Islanders’ goals turned the game into a nailbiter.

Hat trick for Max Pacioretty.


  1. jonnyp says:

    I think with one or two moves we can push for 8 th

  2. nunacanadien says:

    Yes let us as fans send the wrong message again. As if watching that tiny tyke Sakku Koivu was bad enough and all the man love that kept him here for so long was pathetic. It’s sad when the highest paid Hab only scores once a year! Never mind if he is injured, the bastard hasn’t scored in over a year. Enough of this man-love for Gomez. Trade the little bastard or send him to the minors. I realize Gomez is not the only reason, but a big reason, for why other teams can push Montreal around at whim. At least when Gomez is on the ice. Having one tyke is bad enough!

  3. ogilthorpe says:

    What an AS….E Tremblay is with that stupid clapping on AC… maybe we should all clap like that for his coaching of the Habs way back when……

  4. Michael says:

    YES GOMEZ!!! The Art Ross is still in reach, buddy. LET’S DO THIS!

  5. Habs fan in SF says:

    way to go GOMER! next season he’ll score 25. you heard it from me first!

  6. podbay says:

    So damn happy for Scott Gomez tonight. Say what you will about him, but he remains a team player first and foremost. His work along the boards leading up to his goal was outstanding. Way to go, Scott!!!

  7. H.Upmann says:

    You know… depression is not a funny issue- and it’s pretty bold for Richer to step forward like that

  8. Les Canayens says:

    Earlier in the day I wrote that Sam Gagner was placed on waiver earlier in the season, and was promptly corrected by fellow posters. Well, I just found out that I got him mixed up with Gilbert Brule, who was the one placed on waiver by the Oilers.

    Hey they both have French names! 😛

    ❝ I can’t really hear what Jeremy says, because I’ve got my two Stanley Cup rings plugging my ears.❞

  9. H.Upmann says:

    Wow… this site needs a server UPGRADE!!! Could we all chip in 5 bucks at some fundraiser at Hurleys to make it happen? 😉

    Watching some TSN feature w Stephane Richer… never saw him in action, but from the looks of it he was being anointed the next one?

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      When Stéphane was drafted by the Canadiens, the expectations were high but there were whispers that he was fragile. He was blessed with size, skating ability, a booming shot and a scorer’s nose. After the 1984-85 LHJMQ season there was a sense that he needed another year in juniors, that he wasn’t mature enough at least mentally, and the Chicoutimi Saguenéens traded for him during the season expecting that he’d return for the next season and fill the arena. The Canadiens brought him up though, partly to give him more structure and more of a challenge, and because it was thought that it wouldn’t be the right environment for an impressionable guy like him to be treated like a god in a small town.

      I don’t think anyone really thought he was the ‘next’ one after Richard, Béliveau, Cournoyer and Lafleur, partly due to the fact that he was drafted in the second round. It was a pleasant surprise when he scored 50 goals, many thought he’d be a 30 goal guy in the NHL. After that, the pressure on him to produce was immense, and he became a butt of jokes for his awkward interviews and his mangled grammar, in English and French. The comedy troupe “Rock et Belles Oreilles” did a regular and devastating impression of him. This would have been hard for him to accept, given his emotional state. The trade to New Jersey might have been the best thing that happened to him, in hindsight.

      A bonus for him at the time was that there were other young players with promising futures in the organization, guys like Petr Svoboda and Chris Chelios and Tom Kurvers, Sergio Momesso, Claude Lemieux, Brian Skrudland, and Patrick Roy. There was also a lot of leadership on the team, with Bob Gainey, Larry Robinson, Guy Carbonneau, Chris Nilan, Bobby Smith, Craig Ludwig. So there were expectations, but he wasn’t seen as the Savior, and wasn’t the focus of the entire fan base, like P.K. and Carey and Max are today. He was insulated partially by the strength of the team and the belief that the future was in good hands. He was a big piece of the puzzle, but only one, so that gave him a little slack.
      How about it NHL? No fighting, just hockey?

    • DorvalTony says:

      Richer at his best was an amazing superstar. Size strength, speed, stickhandling, the best shot in the league, he was a treat! I’ll never forget those 50 goal seasons. Too bad he didn’t play a couple of more years to top 500 goals. Close.

  10. Timo says:

    I knew not to even try to access the site after Gomer’s goal. History will be made.

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