Video: Habs score – finally – and win


Video clips of Canadiens goaltender Carey Price and centreman Scott Gomez from the dressing room following the team’s 3-1 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers at the Bell Centre.

The win also marked the end of the Habs’ goalless streak of 199 minutes and one second, the second-longest in club history.


  1. Nahlsy says:

    Referee Don Van Massenhoven assisted Thornton off the ice. As the two skated past the Blackhawks’ bench, a Chicago player shouted something at Thornton, and the Bruins’ pugilist took exception. He attempted to get past the ref and at the bench, but he was held back before exiting the ice.

    “Something was said,” Thornton said. “Obviously I can’t swear when I talk to [the media]. There was some stuff said that I’m not happy about. I’m going to find out who it was and I will deal with it in my own way.”

    Thornton said Van Massenhoven also was upset by the comments coming from the Chicago bench.

    “He heard it,” Thornton said. “He didn’t know who it was, either. He actually yelled at their bench. I appreciate it. Those guys on their team chirp a lot. I don’t know if it is right when someone’s face is half across the other side of their face, but it’s a tough game and people have to live with their actions. If you guys ever find out who it is, don’t be afraid to send me a Christmas card.”

    I guess they don’t realize the irony in all of this, maybe he overheard Recchi from his own bench calling him a faker?

    • Nahlsy says:

      Would seem NESN is all up in arms about how classless the Hawks are for an alleged private comment on the ice to a guy with a cut on his face, albeit a bad cut. I guess that’s classless, but they figure it’s ok to send a clown on the radio to comment on a kid they attacked and left with a broken neck and a brain injury though?

  2. Nahlsy says:

    This is about the 3rd or 4th spam-vertizing Ad I’ve seen out of this particular account in the past 2 days, would somebody please ban it from the site so we don’t have to see blatant ads in the middle of our discussion section?

  3. HabsFansince49 says:

    It’s a win! First step up the ladder of contention. The good news is we scored 3 goals, albeit one empty net. The not-so-good news is that although we started and played most of the game with intensity the goals missed by the big guns are mind-boggling. Pleks, Gionta & Cammy couldn’t score in a soccer net. Let’s hope their touch returns SOON…like tonight.
    I like the democratic nature of the 3-star selection but sometimes the choices are bizarre – e.g. AK46 played better than Hamrlik last night.
    Go Habs Go!

  4. Northern Sooner says:

    I am surprised no-one is talking about the treatment of Bill McCreary.

    Like him or not he’s a 56-year-old guy who has given his heart and soul to hockey since doing his first NHL game in 1984. The Habs once again showed they are the classiest organization in the league by acknowledging his last game in Montreal.

    I thought it was pretty cool when he got all choked up during the ovation after the announcement but shook it off, did his little puck flip, and was able to get on with the opening face-off.

  5. HabFanSince72 says:

    We do not have a team that can go far in the playoffs, and the main reason is our D.

    First, they are so slow (slow skating and slow to act) that they force the forwards to play far back in their zone, meaning that they are easy to stop when they transition to attack.

    Hamrlik has his moments, but he gets ground down when he has to play lots of minutes This bodes ill for the playoffs.

    Sopel? I have no idea how he got himself a big contract. He is simply awful. A pre-lockout defenceman.

    Mara has the pass selection of Ryan O’Byrne.

    The Wiz makes more turnovers than the Pillsbury doughboy. He is good on the PP however.

    Gill and PK are heroes however.

  6. HABZ24 says:

    i dont get it we crush minny 8 -1 awhile back then we get back some injured vets and then we cant score one goal for three entire games until tonight. i wonder if sopel and plek screwed with the chemistry. maybe the bulldog kids play well together and spark the rest. seems the rooks are more hungry to perform. whatever, the trains back on the tracks onward and upward, go habs go

  7. C_Hand says:

    Scott Gomez has always been one of my favorite players. I like how he is honest and funny with the media, and most of all I like how he shows he cares when it really matters. No, not in “important season games”, but in the playoffs. Just look at every playoff game he has ever played, the guy is on another level in the playoffs. Hoping he keeps up that trend this year.

    Great game Gomez!

  8. habs365 says:

    The game was pretty even tonight and when you look at the Habs, the only teams that’s better than us in the top eight is Philly and Boston. if someone could knock those two out and we are still around, we’d have a good chance at the cup, but as long as Philly and Boston hangs around I would say we’re gone. we have to aim for 5th place to have a chance.

  9. Ian Cobb says:

    Dumb,!!! Best way to destroy how a site interacts with the public, is put this foolishness of up or down. For lazy posters that do not get involved in the conversation. That is what is so appealing here.

    This will kill this site.! But what do I know.!

    • I Agree Ian. The constant trolling and this new site format have contributed to my decreased posting.

    • Mattyleg says:

      Ian, I think that the people who always wanted to talk will talk anyway.
      There are lots of people who read this site, but don’t write on it. I guess this is a way for them to feel like their voice is being heard.

      Or somethin’.

      —Hope Springs Eternal—

    • HardHabits says:

      Ian I agree.

      Even though people are developing a new fondness for clicking up or down the real pleasure here is to discuss and to debate and to read those back and forth exchanges of ideas, jokes and other shenanigans. Hopefully it’s like any passing fad and it will give way to what really makes this place so much fun.

    • CHsam says:

      I agree with ya Ian.

      THis thumbs UP or DOWN crap is just annoying. It really devalues quality posts that have real value in reading.

    • Propwash says:

      Ian, I just take them with a grain of salt. It really means nothing in the grand scheme of things.

  10. Al aboo says:

    it sounds better when you say Gomez is the happiest mexican millionaire in Alaska……

  11. jew4jah says:

    gomez is the happiest millionaire.

    chara = חרה

  12. Ian Cobb says:

    We have a very desperate team to play tomorrow night. And we better bring our a game to it.

    The Hab.s played with some energy and enthusiasm this evening for a change.

    The one play that got my goat was the penalty to PK for embellishing the can opener, when he had a whole lot of speed coming out of his end. Very disappointed in the call.

    The other was the high stick to Gill, which was seen but not called.
    Just two calls that were incorrect for the Habs side. I did see a couple that we got away with also.

    You know the speed of the game has doubled, but the weakest part of the game in the NHL today, that has not kept up to the changing game, is the refereeing.

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