Multimedia: Canadiens beat Bruins


You couldn’t tell, based on his post-game remarks, whether Jacques Martin’s team won or lost.

“It’s a long season,” the Canadiens’ coach said, explaining his lack of giddiness.

“We’re still below .500. It’s a battle, and a lot of young teams are doing well.”

The sure sign Martin was out of sorts: He didn’t mention special teams or goaltending.

AUDIO: Jacques Martin | Claude Julien | Tuukka Rask


  1. jimstam says:

    So the ‘Ruins won the cup. So what? One Cup in 40 years is not even par for the course in a 30 team league.

  2. HabCez says:

    I think some ppl are getting on Gio a lil too early..
    I understand that we may have too many small skilled forwards..
    (cammy/gio/dd and perhaps plecs(5’11))

    but dont think he is playing terrible..

    he is getting a lot of PK time this yr as last yr..
    he is one of our small forwards that stands in front of the net and takes a beating.. and willing to crash the net..
    he also contributed offensively (without Gomez) this yr and last yr on diff lines..
    also he rarely gets injured.. (reminds me of recchi)

    so im not sure why compare him to Gomez..

    perhaps rise in stock of DD (plus the acquisition of Cole)
    has made him expendable somewhat..

    still he is a proven playoff guy.. and goal scorer..
    DD still has to prove to me he can play 82 games and contribute in the playoffs and regular season..
    Cammy gets injured quite a lot..

    Im sticking with Gio for now..
    (although i wish they lower his PK time as they did with Cammy)

  3. Shane1313 says:

    Right after Pleky scored the empty-netter, I turned around and yelled “Go Home” to the Bruins fans behind me. I felt a little bad because he didn’t say anything to me, but after 10 seconds I got over it.

  4. immortalhab says:

    I hope Boston stays in the basement for awhile. The frustration will only increase their goon-style of play and it won’t do them any good.

  5. zak says:

    what did we get for Lapierre?

    Hire the best regardless of language

  6. Timo says:

    Higgins and Laps are burying Caps. (ooh, it rhymes too).
    Fire PG!!!

  7. Sean Bonjovi says:

    Hey… in case you forgot why you hate the Bruins: 🙂

    “Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban was at the center of most of that. With the Bruins already down a man, he drew Andrew Ference into a roughing penalty when Ference took a pop at Subban to free himself from the blueliner after the whistle and Subban snapped his head back dramatically to further sell the call.”

    “Andrei Kostitsyn is a better hockey player than Max Pacioretty”
    – Sean Bonjovi

    • Cam_1 says:

      What a pathetic read. Aren’t has Habs fans always mocked with people saying there goes the Habs fans again…blaming the ref like always lol. But it’s ok when other teams fans complain about refs…and this NESN ..they are suppose to professionals…ya professionals my ass lol

  8. twocents says:

    I see where Trotter is ripping it up in Phoenix, just like some predicted.

  9. HardHabits says:

    Home and Away Games for the Habs

    October: Home 7 – Away 4 (4W – 5L – 2OTL)
    November: Home 6 – Away 8
    December: Home 5 – Away 9
    January: Home 8 – Away 3
    February: Home 7 – Away 7
    March: Home 6 – Away 9
    April: Home 2 – Away 1

    The big test will be the 6 game road trip at the end of December.

  10. durocher says:

    This may not be too farfetched, but what about Gomez and Weber (combined hit of 8.207m) for Clarkson, Fayne, and Zubrus (combined hit of 6.609m). We then buy-out Zubrus or put him on reentry.

    Gomez goes back home to NJ, Weber is reunited with his junior coach, DeBoer. NJ will have some breathing room to resign Parise, with Brodeur likely retiring and his contract coming off the books, and Salvador being a UFA.



  11. Timo says:

    And with every game I like Gionta less and less. Him and Gomer are pretty much indistinguishable.

  12. Timo says:

    I am glad we beat these a*******. I really am. But I still don’t feel good about this team. There are still many missing elements and the biggest one is coaching and management. Come april we will again be fighting for a playoff spot and will be lucky to get past the first round. That being said, suck the big one, you effing Bruins. I hope Julien has a heart attack one day behind the bench.

  13. RiverviewCanadien says:

    3 wins in a row.

    No Pearn, Gomez or Emelin. With the recent success of the team, which persons’ absence, had the most positive affect on the team?

    For the life of me, I can’t believe it is Gomez or Emelin. I convincingly blame the coaching staff (firing Pearn was a wakeup call to JM, no way they let Cunneyworth and Ladouceur go after promoting them, PG knows what he is doing). I could never bring myself to believe this group of players would be this bad, and to this degree. Just been feeling it was poor management of the assets available.

    When Markov comes back, Gomez comes back. White comes back, Emelin comes back…

    How good can this team be with the available players they can sit and dress on any night. As long as the proper role is given to the right player…

    Tons of success.

    • twocents says:

      I said it at the start of the season, this team, when healthy, is the best one the organization has iced since they broke up the ’93 group.

      And yes, that includes the ’08 bunch for the person who was flabbergasted when I suggested it before.

    • Shane1313 says:

      I think you are on to something. “proper role” is key, Im loving our energy 8-10 minute 4th line. No point in having a random mishmash like Palushaj, weber and Endqvist. Also my call would be too say that something has clicked and we’re also getting bounces. And we look like we want to win, bad. But other than that, not too much!
      And if anyone is wondering who will be moved and all that let’s not worry because its never a problem if we have extra depth.
      I feel great.

  14. mike3131 says:

    Tonight I noticed AK had plenty of opportunities to unleash his heavy shot on net but unfortunately they all went wide except for one play where he wristed one right at the B on Rask. Instead of aiming for corners, he should full out take a huge slapshot and just aim for the goalie and something will happen every time. He can probably knock a goalie over with a shot like his. Either there will be a juicy rebound off the pads or it will sting the goalie somewhere above the waist and he’ll be wincing for the rest of the game.

  15. durocher says:

    FYI — Mike Rupp was a healthy scratch for NYR. Some on here (myself included) wanted us to sign Rupp in the off-season.

  16. G-Man says:

    I don’t like the long layoff after the team is finally putting it all together with physicality, speed and lots of skill. Add a suddenly sharp Price and the wily veteran Jaro “IBlockPucks” Spacek and presto! Instant credibility as a solid team.
    The forechecking with speed has been a lot of fun to watch, and Nokia and Blunden with Darche (in his proper role) has been the 8 to 10 Minute Gang the Habs have needed for quite a long time.
    And what’s to say about Moen besides, um, contract year? (Joking)


    When in doubt, blame PP.

  17. twocents says:

    The only serious part of my post below is the idea of moving Gionta.
    If there was good return out there, I’d do it.

  18. Mattyleg says:

    Great fun beating these blubberheads.
    And you know those people on this site who say ‘I told you so’?
    And who also say things like ‘Win three games in a row? I don’t think so’?

    Here’s mud in your eye.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  19. HabsChris says:

    It’s a pleasent suprise to see the habs play 3 solid periods of hockey, and for 3 games to. Keep the ball rolling guys, were in pretty good shape right now.

    Still wondering what the heck were suppose to do with all the players coming back. Blunden’s been awesome so has Nokia so what do we do with White and Gomez? White could take darches spot I think and gomez could sit for all I care, defense is a huge log jam when/if markov comes back.

    Great win boys, I can finally where my havs jersey in public again!

  20. NightRyder says:

    “Get rid of that pud Gomez and give his ice time to developing players.”

    I just wanted to celebrate the 12,000th time I’ve posted that on this site. It’s nice to see so many more of you finally coming aboard.

    This one was an even tougher fight than my previously very unpopular “keep Price over Halak” dissertations. But I think there may finally be light at the end of the tunnel.

    What does $7.5M buy you in Hamilton these days?

  21. Curtis O Habs says:

    Hey Gomez; take the high road and retire. You are a Stanley Cup champion. Retire now while your career may be reflected upon as such, rather than as a parasite, who bilked the world`s most prestigious pro sports franchise of millions. It is the right thing to do.

  22. C_exacte says:

    LOL! Eller’s helmet must be too tight, whatever works for you kid!!

  23. twocents says:

    You know, I’m likely to ruffle some feathers here, but I think it would be a good idea to trade Gionta now and make Gorges captain. Gionta’s had a couple of decent seasons here and likely has some value. He’s not part of the future. And, of the really small forwards, he’s the one I’d move.

    Could maybe swing a deal where Gomez goes with him. It would be a big cap hit for the other team, so some salary would have to come back, but maybe there’s a decent fit out there.

    I’d take Bouwmeester and Bourque off Calgary’s hand and would throw Weber in to grease the deal.

    • Curtis O Habs says:

      Rick Nash is the man to target.

    • tbovs says:

      calgary isright up agains the cap….they wouldn’t be taking a large salary off us…if you want to get rid of Gio and Gomez…you need to understand that we might lose cammy because of that … so if your trading make sure you get quality in return … don’t dump for the sake of dumping…look at getting something in return…also team is playing good right now…could be bad to mess up chemistry especially cause a few of the top players are american…they might take excpetion to two americans being traded.

      • twocents says:

        “…you need to understand that we might lose cammy because of that”


        Where would we lose him? At the airport, cause Gionta usually helps him find his way around Dorval?

        • tbovs says:

          ya..thats what i meant…sure… oi….ok … cammy signed here because he saw what gainey was doing and was bringing in good talent to the team to win with a core group of guys…do you really think when the trade them all at once that cammy is gonna be…i want to stay even more when my contract comes up..or do i want to ply in TO where my family is from and feel more comfortable….cuase i tell you this…as soon as you start blowing up your team you start pissing players off…they will leave.

          • twocents says:

            I’m not really taking this seriously. But, I think your premise is interesting. Cammy’s under contract for another two years. He’s a professional who’s been moved twice already, he knows the reality of the NHL.

            As for when his contract is up, so are Gionta’s and Gomez’s, so what’s the diff? They likely won’t be re-signed then, certainly Gomez won’t. So if you really think Cammy would only stay if those two are here, he’s likely not staying anyway then.

            Me, I say it has no real impact whether he stays or not. I also say, I hope the team has outgrown the need for him too by then, to be honest.

          • tbovs says:

            i disagree…cammy is one of the best snipers in the game and is a proven playoff performer as well as a fellow Wolvering soooo…based on those characteristics…ya…he should stay. What I am saying is that a guy like cammy who owes no real allegence to this team at all..i.e. they didn’t draft him not his childhood team..etc. when the time comes and they don’t keep signing good players then he be skipping town. BTW .. ihope they keep gionta in a 3rd line scorign role at least…he is a good captain and lead by example type of guys.

          • twocents says:

            If they show him the money he’ll stay. Childhood allegiances or no.

            And… the team will have several good players then too. Better ones than Gionta and Gomez. Like Pacioretty, Price, Subban, Eller, Cole, Pleks, hopefully Markov, maybe Tinordi or Leblanc. The point being the presence of Gionta or Gomez will have no impact on Cammy staying or going when this contract is up.

    • ProHabs says:

      Haha. Pretend for 10 seconds you are the GM of the Flames. Would you trade Bouwmeester and Bourque (a top 2 defenceman and a young power forward) for Gomez, Gionta and Weber (an over paid useless player, an older very small forward and a small defenceman).

      People need to realize Gomez is untradeable. He is useless and makes 7 million a year. To even expect to get any type of talent for him like Boewmeester or Bourque is assinine.

    • dre1744 says:

      No way Bouwmeester is a bum and has never been to the playoffs. He will only bring that losing culture he to montreal!!!!!! And Borque he gets injured too much and is way too streaky!!!!!

  24. nova scotia vees says:

    I am thrilled to death at this win…but why did J.M. have the 4th line on in the last minute and a half. Even if you actually want Nekelainen(sp) taking that late face-off against Bergeron?…do you really want Blunden on?? Afterall, they just joined the team last week.
    And Cammy is NOT IN SHAPE. I was shocked when he boasted that he didn’t do any cardio workouts in the off-season…said they were over-rated. Have you ever seen Sid’s off-season program? Lots of cardio and skating and weights too. I like Cammy, but he wasn’t in shape and then the injury added to the problem. Does anyone know what kind of training program the Habs do?

    • tbovs says:

      cammy and sid have two of the same off ice trainers based out of LA. And Blunden has been playing great…there was no reason he shouldn’t have been on….they played great all game. Cammy is in shape…does a lot of anarobic work outs…which most all players do. Hockey is not a long distance effort…you go hard for 45 secs…then rest .. then hard for 45sec then rest. ….. this is why you train anarobicly not aerobicly…at leastthat is what they taught me in MED school but hey….

    • savethepuck says:

      Agree that the 4th line should not of been ou there against the Bergeron line late in the game. Totally disagree about anyone who questions Cammy’s fitness. Not many players take coinditioning and nutrition as seriously as he does. if he said anything like that, I assure you he was being sarcastic.

      “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
      Carey Price

      • tbovs says:

        4th line was the best defensive line available and have been playing good..and if you check stats…noki has one of the best faceoff winning percentages in the game…blunden is a defensive forward gem..i hpe he stays up.

    • HabCez says:

      i dont think Cam is not out of shape..
      but he came back from a injury..
      and was already put on the Pk unit..
      and u know the habs got a ton of penalties before their winning streak..
      and saw Cammy stuck on long shifts on the PK unit.. where he was dead tired..
      they arent playing him much on the PK now so..
      i think he will be fine in time..

  25. HardHabits says:

    Whither Gomez?

  26. HardHabits says:

    The Habs dug themselves into a deep hole early and have not gotten themselves out of it yet. If they can play at a .650 or better win ratio for November they’ll be back in it. .500 hockey won’t cut it.

    Nobody should be getting too excited quite yet.

    But the last three games were friggin’ awesome.

    • Ian Cobb says:

      Playing at 1000 for the next two weeks will put us back where we belong also my friend.

    • punkster says:

      I disagree. I think we should get very excited. You never know when an opportunity that comes once in a lifetime is going to arise so when things are going well why not get excited? Ask anybody here tonight. You don’t want to be kicking yourself years from now, wearing a T-shirt that says “I flubbed..a chance to get excited”.

      ***Subbang Baby!!!***

      • HardHabits says:

        I didn’t say to not get excited. I said to not get too excited. Try to focus on the subtleties sometimes.

        • punkster says:

          Don’t split hairs. You either get excited or you don’t. Grasp any and all opportunities to get excited and don’t temper it with Torontonian style pickle-up-the-buttishness.

          I’m excited about this team. Very excited. Ultra excited. Uber excited. Too excited.

          ***Subbang Baby!!!***

          • HardHabits says:

            You’re siphoning through all these comments looking for poop so much that you overlook the gems right before your very own eyes.

    • G-Man says:

      The Lions have finally woken from the seemingly endless sleep of Summer. On to the next one Friday. Roar!


      When in doubt, blame PP.

  27. savethepuck says:

    Good to see the team I was confident we had coming into the season. Boston has to be upset, Columbus is losing 4-2 late in the 3rd which is not helping their chances of getting Nail Yakupov next June.

    “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
    Carey Price

  28. 24 Cups says:

    Three points out of a playoff spot with 71 games to go.

    I can live with that.

    How many people honestly thought we would win these three games this week against our toughest conference rivals? Wow!

  29. dre1744 says:

    finally JM is seeing the light Cole is finally getting first line minutes and a good 8 min on the PP. Better him then Darche.

    Oh and i never thought i’d say this but Spacek in the lineup has really settled our D down the guy also blocked 7 shots tonight!!!!!!!!

    • Mr. Biter says:

      We have to thank the young unnamed reporter(can’t be Red) who asked PG about Cole not being on PP. Must have hit a button in JM’s head as since then Cole has been on fire. Ian you should invite this reporter to your Summit for special praise or at least give us his name to sing praises to. I am also wondering that besides firing one of JM’s asst. coaches prehaps he read JM the riot act as PG seemed pretty pissed off during the news conference and since then we’re 3-0. Old chinese saying ” timing is everything”
      BTW all the CP haters seem to have left the site for now and will really be crying since Halak is now the #2 goalie for the Blues.

      Mr. Biter

  30. southbound says:

    Big win tonight, big 2 points!!

    Loved seeing Moen stand up to Thorton.. At the same time glad it ended so quick..

    Eller is almost there , he’s going to pot 2 or 3 one of these nights..

    Alot of decissions to make when the injured return.. Markov and White I’m most excited about .. But who sits?

    • habstrinifan says:

      WOW! Almost forgot about White. Would love to see him return, get into game shape, and become part of ‘grit by committee’ with Moen and Blunden. Dont want them to take Blunden out of the equation.

      Guess coaches would have some decisions to make. Oh wait.. maybe sit Gomez.

  31. HardHabits says:

    Lapierre, Higgins and Ovechkin score. Vancouver 2 – Washington 1 in the 1st period.

  32. habstrinifan says:

    ” The sure sign Martin was out of sorts: He didn’t mention special teams or goaltending”..

    “What a Gloomy Gus he can be”

    Kicking and clawing, kicking and clawing.. he is being brought within the new ‘regime of change’.

  33. Ian Cobb says:

    SHOOT OUT TO —-Dave Stubbs and Mike Boone
    May I hear from you about participation in our Summit this year please.


    Our 5th annual 2011 Hab’s Fan Summit is fast approaching, Nov. 18, 19, 20.

    Friday night at Hurley’s pub on big screen Hamilton Bull Dogs playing at the Bell Center.

    We are staying at the Novotel hotel, discount rates at 866-861-6112

    We will all meet and greet at Hurley’s pub Friday eve. Some of us will be having supper there, and name tags will be given out as we watch the Bull Dogs on the big screen playing at the Bell Center..
    Everyone is welcome to join us. Ware you team colors! and enjoy the evening.

    Saturday morning, breakfast is at Chez Cora’s at 8:30am. You can order a la cart and everyone gets 15% discount off your bill.

    After breakfast we walk over to the Bell Center for the Hall of Fame Tour at 10:30am and the Bell Center Tour is at 11:30am. You need to purchase a $5:50 ticket for the Bell Center tour.

    After the tours there will be a professional presentation and press conference put on by former concussed hockey players. Kerry Goulet, Keith Primeau and other players who are Involved in educating the effects of concussion, depression and neurology rehabilitation.
    (location is the Novotel hotel, just up the street)

    At 3pm the Children’s Foundation charity raffle at the Baton Rouge rest. bring one item to donate each if possible, so everyone gets a gift to go home with. Then our pre game dinner.

    After that we walk across the street to the Ranger and Hab game.

    After the game the 2nd floor of Hurley’s pub is reserved for us again, to celibrate the win. Anyone may join us, just identify yourself as a HIO member.

    Please be generous with your charity raffle gifts and your purchase of raffle tickets. It is a way for the HIO community to give back to less fortunate kids.

    Enjoy talking hockey and meeting your wonderful HIO community at this years Summit.

    See ya there.

    Ian Cobb
    HIO Fan Summit Organizer (613-968-9807) if you need anything.

  34. NorthernHab says:

    It will be a long wait till Friday night.
    Go Habs Go

  35. Danno says:

    Habs remain undefeated in the post-pink-pads-and-Perry-Pearn era


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  36. jimmy shaker says:

    Carey… ya, but for the love of God, get off your knees and get out of the blue paint!

    Love beating the cubs, the bevy’s taste that much better!


    • tbovs says:

      I don’t htink he will stop anytime soon…he plays like all the new younger tenders do….butterfly…they mostly go down early and use angles to help em…lucic…carey had no time to come out ot challenge…he comes outwhen needed…i thought he playeda great technical game tonight. His angles were good and he got victimized on two goals wehre he had really no chance. To saythat if he stood up it would have not gone it…well that is to say if i would be rich if I became an anastesiologist…bastards make all the money.

      • jimmy shaker says:

        Beg to differ with ya on the goals tonight….ya eller turned the puck over in his zone and the shot came pretty quick from lucheese but he had oodles of time to get to the top of his paint, I felt. And on the second goal, he was on his knees for almost 10 seconds…..stand up and the puck hits his stick. He’s been back in his crease most of the year so far. Price is at his best when he out on top of his paint, as are most goalies in the league not named lundqvist!


  37. Chorske says:

    What a Gloomy Gus he can be


    Gomez Stay Home AHAHAHAHAAH

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