Liveblog: Shootout Win!


As is their habit, your Montreal Canadiens blew leads:
Very exciting OT and on to a shootout

Bourque (?):  GOAL!

Letang: Save

Max-Pac: Save

Malkin: Sick Spinorama

DD: Save

Neal: Save

Cole: Save

O’Reilly: Wide

Eller: GOAL!

Kunitz: Goal

LL: Poke-check

Sullivan: Sprawling save

AK46: Save

Dupuis: Save

Plekanec: GOAL!

Williams: SAVE!!!


  1. habs17 says:

    gomez should ask for a trade with 10 minutes of ice time, what a shame to one of the games greats

    I support Scott Gomez

    • The Juice says:

      “one of the games greats”


      “To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high!”

      • Les Canayens says:


        Or he can emulate “one of the games greats”, Lafleur, in similar situation, and retire. Then make a comeback a couple of years later with the Rangers.

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

    • matt jordan says:

      that would be awesome, if only PG would acquiesce to his request and trade him to Alaska in the ECHL

  2. slapshot777 says:

    No I was watching TSN Montreal Regional Channel tonight and during the second intermission he was in the booth with Dave Randorf while John Lu and Francois Gagnon were in the Habs lobby.

  3. habs17 says:

    why dont we put darche in the shootout too dumb cunneyworth

    I support Scott Gomez

  4. slapshot777 says:

    Tony M is a moron. He doesn’t know anything about hockey at all. I am certainly glad he is not a GM.

    He thinks he knows what he is talking about, just watching him on the TSN Montreal he looks so arrogant.

  5. punkster says:

    There once was a team in a tailspin,
    Its fan base expressing much chagrin.
    Its power play was lank,
    And so many cried “Tank!”
    But damn, they just posted another win.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  6. habstrinifan says:

    Math according to Bertuzzi the Bullish! 10-2=8!!!

    2 in the books 8 to go for poster Bertuzzi’s 10 W’S in a row.

    I am loving your optimism Bertuzzi.

  7. Freakin hilarious that Tony M is still preaching Tanking. That man mentions Pittsburgh and Chicago and says tanking is the only way to win the Cup.
    Does he mention the other 20 last place teams over the years that have sucked for decades and not even made the playoffs? NO.
    Tanking is for losers.
    Make the playoffs, if not take your draft position and draft the best possible player made available to you. Just like 2005. The entire Habs world wanted two French losers and look where they are now.
    Where’s all the 2003 draft talk now? AK is solid, and the clowns that everyone was comparing AK to are lost. Carter, Richards, Getzlaf…. Bah humbug.
    Keep going you crazy assed Habs, no sense doing things the easy way now.

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    • G-Man says:

      I second that emotion.
      Go Habs Go! (And not to last again, damnit!)

    • matt jordan says:

      2005 was the year after the lockout, and as such every team in the league was in a lottery… the Canadiens got lucky and managed the 5th overall pick. They made a great selection.

      2003 however was a mistake. Carter, Richards and Getzlaf are all still better than AK. AK isn’t a terrible player, but instead of hitting a homerun and bringing in a Hart or Norris canditate like many other teams did, they drafted AK… (Although some later draft picks in 2003 turned out to be pretty good).

  8. G-Man says:

    Habs #13 with a bullet.
    Where’s Casey Kasem?

  9. Sotxhabsfan says:

    We win + Laffs lose= A good night!

  10. 123456 says:

    my wife made me put the garbage out tonight, then 5 mins later had to cross the street to mail a letter.

    she must be shopping me prior to the deadline

  11. Les Canayens says:

    1955 – The Rocket suspended: riot

    1993 – Cup win: riot

    2008 – advanced to 2nd round: riot

    2012 – making the playoffs: riot?….

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

  12. joeybarrie says:

    Gomez 11 min on ice. Fire Cunneyworth

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

  13. HardHabits says:

    I am going to throw you guys for a loop. I still think the play-offs are not going to happen and still think the Habs should be sellers at the deadline. However rather than Tank™ and enter the draft lottery, they will will finish around 18th to 22nd, because this team regardless of how bad they are, still wont quit, as nobody who plays a game should. I always play to win. However if they can amass some extra draft picks from astute deadline trades I hope that they can use them to move up in the draft.

    Call me bi-polar.

  14. G-Man says:

    Price looking lost in SO, gets big breaks. Habs win.

  15. habs17 says:

    darche 20+ minutes wow FIRE CUNNEYWORTH

    I support Scott Gomez

  16. The Gonk says:

    Ryan White isn’t a tough guy, but he is tough and has jam. Him and another guy willing to give some love when needed would be great for next year’s fourth line. Another d-man with some nasty in him to compliment Emelin’s hitting would also be on my list of wants. Subban needs some back-up to otherwise cut down on idiots taking a run at him. Man, I love PK despite everything. Oh yeah, and can we get a number one center too (not Gomez) 😉

  17. manu07 says:

    Darche over 20 minutes…possibly being shopped?

  18. Mr_MacDougall says:

    Darche 21:18 TOI

    Thoughts anyone???

  19. manu07 says:

    Ya If the roles were reversed PK would have a hearing an a fine or suspension. But Letang wont even get a talking to.

  20. Sharks9 says:

    I’m sure somehow PK will be labelled as a coward for ducking when Letang ran him at the end of OT.

    25 before 14

  21. francbiss says:

    are we trying not to win??? What Gomez does on a PP with 3 min to play??? HE HASN’T SCORE IN A YEAR!!!! Send him to the Bulldogs or home for all I care.

  22. Sotxhabsfan says:

    I posted it before, but I can’t believe they let Letang in the shoot out after what would have been a penalty if the game was still going on.
    If it was the opposite way around and PK jumped Letang, he would have been ejected.

  23. L Elle says:

    Seeing a p1ssed off Pens team, especially Letang, very nice.

    Bourque scoring on the 1st shot made all the difference. Gave our goalie and the rest of the shooters confidence. Great game to watch.

  24. habsfan0 says:

    Anybody notice PK grabbing his back in pain after he was tackled? I believe he has been suffering from a back injury since before the season began, which is why he only played 1 exhibition game,and why he has had a sub par season.

  25. habsfaninboston says:

    I liked Cunny’s choice of shooters for a change.

  26. Wops says:

    Best P.K. game in a while. solid.

  27. Bun E. Laroque says:

    Best shootout of the year. Cunneyworth picked the right shooters and some of them actually scored and Price came through with a superstar performance…

  28. JohnBellyful says:

    Missed half the game, glad to see the half that counted.
    One observation: Montreal doesn’t need more size or grit. What the team could use is some ballast. They seem to be off their feet a lot.

  29. manu07 says:

    I agree Letang’s little run at PK is ridiculous. FINE HIM!

    • Marc10 says:

      Letang’s day is coming. I don’t care who it is, we need our forwards to throw it in his corner and then lay into the bastard. I hate that guy.

      What in the world was Letang still doing on the ice. Shouldn’t he have been thrown out. Give him 3 games – ha!

      Full props to PK. That’s the guy we’ve been waiting for all season. Play like that every night!!!

      • darcy1 says:

        Patches tried that. he got suspended

        “Talent is a gift from God, but you only succeed with hard work. Yvan was proof of that.”
        – Jean Beliveau

  30. HardHabits says:

    Gomez watch:

    11:12 TOI
    2:14 PP
    0:00 PK
    4W – 6 L = 40% FO
    0 points
    +/- 0

    In other words. Apart from the cap hit. Inconsequential.

    In other news. Darche plays 21:18. 2nd game in a row where he plays 20+ minutes. 2nd game the Habs win. Ok. They still suck but Darche is an NHLer.

    • HabinBurlington says:

      I checked the same scoresheet and it showed he played on the winning team.

      • HardHabits says:

        The Habs winning with Gomez in the line-up is like a runner winning a race with a ball and chain attached to its legs.

        • HabinBurlington says:

          That is one hell of a strong runner we got for a team then.

        • JohnBellyful says:

          Yeah, but think of how much bigger those muscles are gonna get if this keeps up! Next season the Habs will finish the 82-game + playoff marathon in first!!

        • kempie says:

          Think of it like a weight on a baseball bat that’s being swung in the on-deck circle. Take that thing off and it feels like a toothpick.

          • athanor says:

            I saw an interesting science show a while back about the concept of swinging a weighted bat, or two golf clubs, or whatever as a warmup.
            Admittedly it was in a test setting, but the players — major-leaguers — did consistently better when they just swung a normal bat to warm up.
            The toothpick feeling apparently affected their timing.

  31. slapshot777 says:

    PK did nothing wrong played Malkin perfectly. Just that Malkin can’t take it when he gets the body laid to him. Letang he is just a piece of . He is lucky that Montreal doesn’t have a tough guy on the team.

    I would have clotheslined him coming in that would have slowed him down.

    Pittsburgh thinks that they should be handed it to them and that they are owed something. Letang really plays dirty and tries to rub it into the fans and team in Montreal.

    Didn’t like it so much when Carey stopped him he didn’t get to do his little queer dance.

    • naweed235 says:

      agree agree and agree… He is slowly becoming the guy I would most like to jump kick in the face… Although he has a lot of ground to catch on to that Ratchand

  32. manu07 says:

    He hit Malkin 2 times. Then darch runs at Malkin and skates away in fear while letang comes from the opposite end to tackle PK. That’s bull . Since when was Malkin untouchable. Don’t dress of ucant handle it big boy!

  33. habs-fan-84 says:

    Well that was fun. Cheers all! Until next time.

  34. The Gonk says:

    Way to go boys! Even if I’m a member of the tank brigade, I can’t stand the Penguins. Good battle by PK against Malkin. Letang should’ve been pummeled. Mind you, I’d love him on the Habs. Nice to win in OT for once in a blue moon.

  35. Stuck_in_To. says:

    In a game like this, end of season & playoff berth unlikely, Subban in the shootout would have been a nice nod to the seriously good game the man played. Just for fun … something everyone Habs related — paid and paying — deserve.

    And kudos to Price for getting that monkey off his back.

  36. RockinRey says:

    Pretty exciting game. Back and forth. Very nice effort overall by the Habs. Most exciting game they have played in a while.

    If they can unload Gomez, MOen, Gill, Weber, Kabs for anything. They should get rid of these guys. You can add in Bourque, Campoli….and restock the cupboard.

  37. ths says:

    With that win PG will now pull the trigger on Gill and Gomer for Sid and we’re off to the races

    Ooh Aah Habs on the war path

  38. JohnBellyful says:

    Be honest, now, was anyone really hoping the Habs to lose?

  39. Mavid says:

    i think the route should start at the Forum, snake its way to the Bell Center then party time

  40. novahab says:

    UFB! and those refs are crooks but whats new. They deserve this game.

  41. Habbu says:

    I no longer feel miserable

  42. C-Sword says:

    Greatest shootout for the Habs this season, it was fun.



  44. HardHabits says:

    OMG!!! A 2 game win streak. CA SENT LA COUPE!!!

  45. FlyingFrenchie says:

    Holy Sh_t!…Plecanec scored on a breakaway…I’m to buying a lottery ticket!

  46. The Jackal says:

    Enjoy the victory boys, this team isn’t made of quitters like some wish it was! Go Habs Go!!!

  47. habsfaninboston says:

    I’m not a fan of shootouts but that was great entertainment.

  48. Mavid says:

    turtleneck power….sens lose..we win…yipeeeeeeee

  49. Sotxhabsfan says:


  50. HabinBurlington says:

    Carey Price!!!

  51. manu07 says:

    Bitter sweat victory. Want them to win and want them to tank!

  52. habs-fan-84 says:

    Congrats boys!

  53. HNS says:

    Finally Price for gods sake!!!!!!

  54. jmsheehy19 says:

    I still hate losing by the shootout, but man that was fun.

  55. Mattyleg says:

    The tank rolls to a halt.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  56. jedimyrmidon says:


  57. HardHabits says:

    Next stop the Stanley Cup.

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