Liveblog: Bruins are out!

Caps celebrate
Tim Thomas blows off Barack Obama.
Washington eliminates the Bruins.

How’s this for an over-the-top radio call?

OK, the Canadiens missed the playoffs.

But here’s some consolation: Boston is dead after the first round.
In overtime of Game 7, Joel Ward buried a backhand and the Capitals move on to the second round.

P.K. Subban tweets: Wardo! With the snizzle, post game inte, and the fresh cut too!An NHL first: Seven games decided by one goal.

And the last time a rookie goaltender knocked out the defending Stanley Cup champions from Boston?

Ken Dryden.

And Braden Holtby may end up visiting the White House.

β€’ Danny Kristo has turned down an offer to turn pro and will play his senior season at the University of North Dakota.

Kristo, the Canadiens’ second round draft choice in 2008, can become an unrestricted free agent of the Canadiens don’t sign him by next summer.

The Canadiens had hoped Kristo would join top junior prospects Jared Tinordi, Brendan Gallagher, Nathan Beaulieu and MichaΓ«l Bournival in boosting the Hamilton Bulldogs next season.


  1. doug19 says:

    Looked like Tim Thomas slipped on something for the last goal of his season!

  2. DorvalTony says:

    Btw English Quebec ‘wits’ who are crowing about karma and Tim Thomas might want to get out and clean up Montreal today.

  3. DorvalTony says:

    Even better, Obama will join them in Florida on the links in November.

    Romney-Rubio 2012.

  4. The Cat says:

    Fell asleep when it was 1-1, really glad for Hunter who seems to have been successful in shifting the balance of power inside the caps lockerroom. Never understood why teams name goal scorers as their captains.

    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  5. Cal says:

    I awake this morning and it’s not a dream. My #1 team to hate is done. By a black man from Washington. Too rich.
    And now….the Rangers and the Devils. (Insert evil laugh here)

  6. shootdapuck says:

    Where in the Emerald Isle are you Mike.

    Formerly lived in West Cork!

    • Dunboyne Mike says:

      Dunboyne, Co Meath.

      Born in Canada of Irish immigrants, raised two blocks from the Forum in the 70s, still bleeding bleu, blanc et rouge.

      You? Forebears traced back to a graveyard in Schull, btw. Maybe we’re related!

  7. Les Canayens says:

    If only they kept Kaberle…LOL

  8. Dunboyne Mike says:

    Good morning from the Emerald Isle, HIO!

    Was unable to watch redemption last night — smiling into my Corn Flakes at this moment.

    Bruins asking,

    Where was Daddy Campbell?
    Where was Luongo?

    And some of the posts below!!!

    Smiler, mouthful of Corn Flakes went down the wrong way reading yours! And Lizardking’s follow up on Gepetto’s workshop — First Class.

    Oh Happy Day!

    I know Ward scored the winner, but how about my guy Knuble? Taking it to the net, thinking about retiring…

    The lone disappointment is that now we can’t have a Flyers-Bruins match-up.

    Turn the page. Go Sens.

  9. Rob says:

    Not sure if anyone posted this earlier, but it’s a pretty bad ass .gif that’s circulating of Holtby staring down Peverly after he attempted some typical Bruin-intimidation-antic-BS. Fantastic stuff

    First angle:

    Second angle:

    The Montreal Canadiens: sporting the best AND worst fans since 1909!

  10. shootdapuck says:

    Best shot of the night?

    Marchand sitting on the bench after the goal oblivious to what happened!

    The cerebral insight of PJ Stock:

    “Le problem est Markov n’a pas jouer un seul game cette annee”
    “Louis Leblanc est un kid locale”

  11. D Mex says:

    Just in from a minor hockey event.
    – How did this news NOT move from table to table tonight ?
    No matter – it’s official : Bruins Blow !

    Edit :
    Paging Dr Recchi / Paging Dr Recchi
    Code Blue in Beantown
    Bruins Blow – we repeat : Bruins Blow !

    ALWAYS Habs –
    D Mex

  12. Timo says:

    I believe this games deserves an ALN.

  13. The Jackal says:

    Tim Thomas loses in 2012, in a few months, so will his backwards party. WOO HOO!!!

  14. Marc10 says:

    Way to go Benny!

    Pierre McGuire couldn’t resist mentioning how Bennifer caused the turnover… No love lost there!

  15. H.Upmann says:

    Lol wow.. Just tuning in. Bruins fans coming to this site after losing. Lmao.

  16. commandant says:

    From Champs to Chumps.

    I’m still loving this.

    Go Habs Go!
    Visit Your NHL Draft Headquarters

  17. blu_blanc_rouge says:

    How is it racism when Europeans are white?

  18. The Jackal says:

    This is so great. I don’t wanna say oh yeah there was a conspiracy, but you wouldn’t sound crazy suggesting that after the refereeing tonight – Rat Marchand dive is good but Lucic interference is not? FFS! The league is quite a laugh too many times… I’m just glad the Boston clowns are out. I still can’t believe Chara and that douche Ference got off with nothing last season. Oh well, screw ’em – 24 cups and counting eh guys.

  19. habsfan0 says:

    “How’s this for an over-the-top radio call?”

    That obviously was not Jack Edwards.

  20. smiler2729 says:

    Ahh, yes, The Fallout:

    Now Timmy can concentrate on toppling the gov’t with his good buddy, uncle Ted… a-wang dang, sweet poontang!

    Julien can pop that turtle head of his back into its shell…

    Ference can fix that glove…

    Chara can go do his summer job butlering for Gomez, Tish & uncle Fester…

    Lucic can go back to his nest high in the Rockies and regurgitate all that chowdah he’s saved up all winter for his babies…

    Bergeron can go walk the beach at Old Orchard wearing his Nordiques jersey over his Speedo…

    Rask can go whack his stick…

    and all the rest of the banged up Bruins can go pay a visit to Dr. Recchi for the most excellent reliable care since Rodney Dangerfield’s Dr. Vinnie Boomba.

    Bye-bye Boston.

    Calling it like it is:
    Jack Edwards is a clam.
    The Bruins and their fans are gutless weasel pukes.

  21. ProHabs says:

    “Renaud Lavoie is wearing new glasses” M. Boone.
    Who notices shat like that.

  22. Stev.R says:

    Luongo is submitting a short list of teams he’de be willing to go to. TOR will be on the list. Goalies don’t go for much, but I hope VAN cleans Toronto out.

  23. JohnBellyful says:

    Wonder if Marchand will get a tattoo that reads: Loozer

  24. smiler2729 says:

    And the icing on the cake, this was done in their barn!
    F***ING SWEET!

    Calling it like it is:
    Jack Edwards is a clam.
    The Bruins and their fans are gutless weasel pukes.

  25. jedimyrmidon says:

    If Dale Hunter instilled some of what was displayed by the Capitals into the London Knights and Jarred Tinordi, that can only be a good thing.

  26. Newf_Habster says:

    Tim Thomas`refusal to visit White House with his teammates is NEW CURSE for the Bruins!!!!!

  27. habstrinifan says:

    ” Tim Thomas blows off Barack Obama.

    Washington eliminates the Bruins.


    No Mike. Habs KARMA once again taking hold in the hockey world. It’s our divine right.

  28. commandant says:

    I want to see Jack Edwards reaction.

    Go Habs Go!
    Visit Your NHL Draft Headquarters

  29. punkster says:



    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  30. Adidess says:

    Listen JUST ME, it’s just excuses. Last year, the Bruins weren’t impressive one bit against us. But they ended being quite dominant in the last two rounds.

    I remember people were saying something wasn’t right with them when we went up 2-0 in the series. Where I could agree with you is they may have been told they’ll get away with a bit less in the playoffs this year. Considering how out-of-control they were enabled to be last year, it may have affected them in how they like to play the game.

    • Chuck says:

      Excuses are for Bruins.

      Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

  31. otter649 says:

    A second look at The OT Goal & there could be possible goalie interference but not this time – Thanks to the standards NHL Refs have now established so The Bruins lose……

    • JohnBellyful says:

      Libertarian Thomas just learned firsthand what the consequences are when you have a league with little or no authority. Anything goes.

    • The Jackal says:

      Right, well too bad. Lucic blatantly hits a guy in front of a ref and no call, but Marchand the rat dives and yes it’s a legitimate call. Goalie interference? No sir, if that was so, then so was the tying goal.

  32. habsgod says:

    well it sounds like we’ll have a new g.m. shortly if it isn’t macguire then i hope’s it bergervin and let him pick his coach and let him prepare for the draft and free-agency! a question to my fellow habs fans

    who do you guys think we be the new g.m.? and why?

    • habstrinifan says:

      I like your names. I would be very happy with either one. And whomever is chosen I also want an assistant GM who is French and preferably Quebecois who can grow in the organization. I want HABS to start doing things the SMART way.

  33. Chuck says:

    We’re one step closer to a Panthers/Coyotes final. Hey Bettman, you should have been careful what you wished for; that match up would draw fewer viewers than whatever’s on the Food Network.

    Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

  34. habstrinifan says:

    Special bulletin: Tim Thomas sponsoring TEA PARTY bill to repeal emancipation act. Failing that he wants Joel Ward to show proof of his NHLPA card.

  35. boing007 says:

    Out like a light.

    Richard R
    Price is an oyster. Unfortunately not all oysters produce pearls.

  36. Mondou6 says:

    All I can say is thank effing god.

  37. JUST ME says:

    As much as i appreciate the day, i would not be surprised to hear that the Bruins had a few disabled players doing their best in a playoff situation. Even though it was a close matchup ,the Bruins were not the usual threath.

    Hats off to the caps who played playoff hockey making adjustments closing down the game a bit and relying on grinders to make the difference. Who would have thought with two injured goalers and with the season they had that the Caps would make us joyfull tonight !

    • smiler2729 says:

      Whatever, F*** Boston!

      Calling it like it is:
      Jack Edwards is a clam.
      The Bruins and their fans are gutless weasel pukes.

  38. Chuck says:

    If you slow down the tape, you can see the Secret Service push the puck by Thomas. That’ll teach him to mess with the Prez!

    Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

  39. JohnBellyful says:

    I knew if we waited long enough our time would come to CHortle!

  40. Lafrich says:

    At this very moment the Habs and Bruins are in the same position, but we get 3rd pick. I’ll take it.

  41. MannyR says:

    Looking at the disappointment in the faces of the Bruins was outstanding! Hate them with a passion and they are out….so sweet.

  42. HabFanSince72 says:

    Now we know. Last year was just their one cup per half-century, not the start of a dynasty.

    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

  43. Adidess says:

    I have had my doubts about karma and God’s justice often leaves something to be desired in the eyes of most of us, revenge-seeking humans. But for one night, God and karma have worked in partnership to bring justice and peace to the world (or is it Habsland?). Oh sweet Jesus, I’m willing to believe again!

    I know I have sinned with all those lame Semin jokes, thank you for your sense of humor

    A big Centreman, please. Thank you!

  44. jo_maka says:

    I’m gonna get lynched here but there’s one from the Starley Cup Chanpiars that I’ll take in my team: Seguin. That’s it. No mancrush, kid is dynamite.

    For now, I’m extatic that he’s on vacation though. I don’t feel sorry for any of them, happy for Pouliot’s timely and oh so wonderful input. Happy for Ward and big boy Knuble. Had it been Semin, HI/O would’ve gone fubar.

    Boston was handed everything on a silver platter for the past 2 years, and got away with murder (almost literally on a dark march 8th a year ago).

    Can’t wait to pound on them next season !!!!!!!

    • JohnBellyful says:

      The best part is that the Bruins’ season is now all part of the past. And when it comes to history and post-season success, we all know who owns crowing rights.

  45. JayK-47 says:

    10:42pm (2242hrs) My facebook status:

    “I think Thomas is gonna get the OT shut out.”

    You’re WELCOME.

  46. AH says:

    YESSSSS!!!! My off season just got even better! Even though we sucked this past year, this offseason is looking great. The scum Bruins are out, new GM and coach coming, and a high first round pick.


    Go Habs Go!

  47. athanor says:

    Interesting stat in that game: Green had most minutes for Caps, 24:55, followed by Roman Hamrlik with 24:52. And RH some of those minutes were pretty solid, to boot.

  48. Bim says:

    Can understand Kristo not signing and wanting to play for a team that can compete for the cup in the next 4 years! Hold on to your hat. There’ll be more jumping ship this summer. Anyone want to coach or manage Canadiens? Anyone?

  49. PrimeTime says:

    Talk about parity…….both Cup finalists out this year. And so many here think that just making the playoffs isn’t good enough?? Fckn idiots!!! Figure it out yet?? The dynasty’s are gone and there are no guarantees no matter who is GM, Coach, how many young stars, or big tough players you have. The difference in teams in todays NHL is marginal. No more dominance……..but I’m sure who ever wins the Cup this year will be the new team to model the Habs. IDIOTS!!!!!!

  50. DadidolizedDougHarvey says:

    Antechambre: Michel Bergeron wonders aloud whether Julien will be fired, then bemoans that all rumours about firings of Quebecois coaches start in Toronto… and the rest all sit there nodding stupidly…

  51. habstrinifan says:

    OK! Now! I want everybody to get up outta your chairs. Go to the windows. Poke your heads out and shout!

    Bruins are champions no more!!!!!!!! Bruins are champions no more!!!!!!!!!!!

  52. Newf_Habster says:

    It is so cool to see black player like Joel Ward score OT winner against a Teabagger named Tim Thomas. LOL!!!!

  53. habsfan0 says:

    Anyone have a link to Jack Edwards calling the game winning goal in OT?

    I’d LOVE to hear that!

  54. JohnBellyful says:

    As if losing the seventh game wasn’t bad enough, Jacobs just got an email from Bettman saying he’s pregnant.

  55. doug19 says:

    Hope Kristo does not sign so Montreal gives up their heavy tilt to draft from obscure teams who hardly play enough games for players to be NHL ready. They have only one player in the OHL Tinordi who came from college.
    Time to wake up and have only a minority of players from college and Europe. I believe this hurt Leblanc as he was injured once he had to play more than a game every two weeks when he went with QMJHL where he did pretty fair.
    This drafting policy is part of the same brain trust mantra “we draft the best player available regardless of size or position.”or team, or country? For every Emelin or Paxoretty there are 10——————–
    fill in the blanks!

    • Stev.R says:

      It’s not fair to generalize. The CHL is obviously the best place for players to get better, but also the most likely league a player could get hurt. There is a lot of big boys playing against weaker underaged kids. College players may not get as much playing time in, but they often have very good coaches as well as access to top notch work out facilities and trainers. They also grow their mind which can only be a good thing. I would also be willing to bet that players coming from college are more mature and disciplined on average too.

  56. smiler2729 says:

    So does Ottawa knock off Torts?

    Does Florida rat out the Devils?

    Ya gotta love Game 7s when your team’s not in ’em eh.

    Calling it like it is:
    Jack Edwards is a clam.
    The Bruins and their fans are gutless weasel pukes.

  57. Tim Thomas- done in by a black guy from Washington. How sweet it is!

    Ch EJ

  58. kempie says:

    Where’d Banjoboy go?

    Wait. It’s suddenly really dark in here? Guys?

    Where did everybody go?

  59. shootdapuck says:

    Says it all!

    The Goons salute their fans and the building is empty!

    Rats from a sinking ship!

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