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  • Tonight the Habs have a rare meeting at home against the St-Louis Blues.

    The St-Louis Blues reached the post season for over 20 consecutive years. A league record. That streak ended in 2006.

    This season the Blues have very quietly dipped lower and lower in the standings to currently being 27th overall, losing their last 10 road games.

    The Blues have the league’s worst powerplay and only 1 more win than the league’s worst L.A Kings.

    Simply put, a must win game for the Canadiens.

  1. #1 h4life says:
    March 18, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Luck you, Halak, you will keep the shining stats…

    After this game, all games against division rivals.

  2. Maybe another shutout…GO HALAK…GO Tricolours …1st in the east tonite ….

  3. #3 Don Carnage says:
    March 18, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Maybe another shutout <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Don’t you know your never supposed to mention that word ever , only after the match is over !



  4. #5 hablifer says:
    March 18, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    habs are an embarrassment tonight! no effort! losing to the 3rd worst team in the NHL, and a team that has lost 11 straight on the road! shameful!

  5. #6 habs1957 says:
    March 18, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    hey habloser get off my screen you big loser we are going to WIN 5to 3

  6. #7 Ice Man says:
    March 18, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    You never, ever take any team for granted.

    The last place teams are out to be SPOILERS now. They have nothing to lose.

    The way the Habs are playing the last game of the year against the Leafs may be have more importance than you think.

  7. #8 Habman says:
    March 18, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Take a pounding..give a pounding… I really really wish we would get a true good POUNDING! Gainey will raise an eyebrow and bring up “the Biron of Beef!”
    Hitting is going to increase more and more as teams jockey for position….Habs must finish all checks ..not just some to be successful

  8. #9 Habman says:
    March 18, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Smolinski gets his face raked and no fight..4.07 of the third…c’mon guys..or should i say BABIES!

  9. #10 Habman says:
    March 18, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Two dayz off..NO GOOD!..keep them in a hotel..the they will play pissed off.instead of waking up to “pussy” and “have a nice day honey”

  10. #11 habs1957 says:
    March 18, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    hey habloser 2 more to go jerk

  11. #12 Senet 1 says:
    March 18, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Hey, Habman, its the third period and the game is tied, the last thing the coach wants Smolinski to do is take a foolish penalty. He did the smart thing, think about it.

  12. #13 Habman says:
    March 18, 2008 at 10:17 pm should have not even gotten to a shoot out!, MUSCLE? when and where is it?

  13. #14 Habman says:
    March 18, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Coincidental majors for fighting …DUH!..thats what I wanted! Senet!..oh yeah “1′

  14. #15 Senet 1 says:
    March 18, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    That was an important point to loose, it just goes to show you that every team down the stretch is dangerous.

  15. #16 Don Carnage says:
    March 18, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Well we got 1 point … damn this is not gonna be easy is it?

  16. #17 Habman says:
    March 18, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Hey Hienz “57” you can kiss my unwiped ass!…you dont know crap about hockey and i forgot more than you will ever know ..and if you want to start somthing on this site..just asks the other boyz how I play!

  17. #18 Senet 1 says:
    March 18, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Habman don’t be so sure that is what the refs are going to call, you cannot take the chance that you will not get the extra two. Think about it and don’t be so sure of yourself

  18. #19 Joseph says:
    March 18, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Booooooo! A precious point lost to the Blues.

    The only way to make amends now is to beat Boston both games, and then Ottawa. I’ll accept nothing less.

  19. #20 Habman says:
    March 18, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Ice man ..the newbies will never listen here..and yes..the one with nothing to lose play their best games as spoilers…but Hienz “57” and Senet ..oh yeah “1”..might as well call him Senator “O”..anyway..see ya next game…

  20. #21 hablifer says:
    March 18, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    this is NOT ACCEPTABLE! We just lost at home to the3rd WORST TEAM IN THE LEAGUE!
    This game shows the type of team we have, unfortunately! no way we finish in 1st place, and because I see no heart on this team, they will be 4 and out in the 1st round! shameful performance against a horrible team that had lost 11 STRAIGHT ON THE ROAD! SHAMEFUL!

  21. #22 Habman says:
    March 18, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Yes…dot be so you bet there bringing up some beef?..ill bet you before the playoffs…heres a phone call to Hamilton!

  22. #23 Joseph says:
    March 18, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    I already had them pegged for a second place finish… and I’m not so sure that that’s a bad thing.

  23. #24 Habman says:
    March 18, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Im gone boyz…crappy game…I said Washington gets.. in look out another prediction which will come true!

  24. #25 Ice Man says:
    March 18, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    “they will be 4 and out in the 1st round”

    They are not in the playoffs yet there Bud.

    It may very well come down to the last game of the year against T.O.

    Well will lose the two games left against Ottawa and the two against the Leafs.

  25. #26 Dancan81 says:
    March 18, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    We need size and grit. The western conference teams throw us around and knock us off the puck so easily. What’s our record against the west? Oh ya, shit.

  26. Two things:1)Habs got to toughen up!…2)Ican’t believe we lost to Shitlouis!

  27. #28 Senet 1 says:
    March 18, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Habman, I guess you do not read very well, I was upset that we did not get two points against the lowly blues, but at this time of the season we have to put our best game forward otherwise any team can beat you. I do like the thought of bring up some beaf for the playoffs, but I also know we cannot go into the playoffs thinking we are going to push other teams around, we just have to make sure that we do not take any crap that all and maybe some beef will help as long as they are intellegent about it.

  28. #29 hablifer says:
    March 18, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    How come our home record is so crappy??? WE CAN’T WIN AT HOME! So, IF we make the playoffs, better to NOT get the home ice advantage!

  29. #30 Senet 1 says:
    March 18, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Iceman I predict that we will win half of those games against TO and OTT. But I sort of like second place better than first in the overall conference. I don’t agree with a lot that Habman says but one think I do agree with if Washington gets into the playoffs they will be tough to beat, and we have trouble agains those type of teams, it is the reason we have trouble with Ottawa, same type of team, and Huet will want to prove that Montreal should not have traded him so he will be tough.

  30. #31 Senet 1 says:
    March 18, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Hablifer, you have a good point, does not make much sense but we just seem to not play as good at home. However, maybe the fans will get behind their team when the playoff start and help us at home. One thing about the Montreal fans at the games that can be very hard on their team.

  31. #32 hablifer says:
    March 18, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    But what bothers me, is that we always start every game so FLAT! Why? And how come Carbo can’t light a fire under these guys??? A coach has to take responsibility for getting his team prepared, and they’re never prepared. There’s something fundamentally wrong witha team that comes out so weak to start every single game!

  32. #33 Ice Man says:
    March 18, 2008 at 11:02 pm



  33. #34 Dancan81 says:
    March 18, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Shit I didn’t know the sky was falling. Chill out my baby chicken littles.

  34. #35 PACTUM SERVA says:
    March 18, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    ummmmmmmmmmm guys did anyone take a look at the standings? Christ you would think we were in 9th place in the east or something. I swear if we dont win all 82 games next year i will stop being a habs fan……………(end of sarcasm)

  35. #36 Senet 1 says:
    March 19, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Firstly, I agree with Pactum serva, after all we are in first place in our division and 2nd in our conference, no we have not made the playoffs just yet but I like our position in comparison to where we were last year. Secondly, I agree with halifer to a point, we do seem to come out in a lot of games slow and gradually build momentum, there are some games though that we get so far behind it is difficult to get that momentum. Then you run into a hot goalie and its game over. I did not see the game tonite, who took the shoutout shots?

  36. #37 Senet 1 says:
    March 19, 2008 at 12:19 am

    I agree we are not in the playoffs yet but the 9th place team would have to win 5 of their last 8 games to tie us while we would have to loose all 8 games. So where as last year we needed 93 points to make the play offs we are only three points from that position we should win at least 4 of our last 8 games, that gives us 98 I believe that 94 will be more than enough to make the playoffs.

  37. #38 Ice Man says:
    March 19, 2008 at 7:20 am

    You people are no better than the Leaf Fans. You think that we – The Habs, are better than we actually are.

    If we are that Damn good then we SHOULD NEVER have loss to the Blues PERIOD.

    Give your Heads a shake Boys and Girls. We are not that great. Just luckey to be where we are. Many games we should have lost but luck gave us the win. I’m calling a spade a spade.

  38. #39 PACTUM SERVA says:
    March 19, 2008 at 9:08 am

    Well i think we have a good team that is only going to get better. Icemam if you think we are lucky to be where we are than i wonder which team in the east you think deserves to be where we are? Boston? Ottawa? Rangers? Carolina? Although i feel there is always room for improvement, people need to give credit where credit is due. We are not the best team in the league but we sure are not the leafs either.Just calling a spade a spade. Good luck the rest of the way boys. GO HABS GO

  39. #40 h4life says:
    March 19, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Rather lose to garbage teams than to playoff teams if we “must” lose…

  40. #41 Donnie says:
    March 19, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Seems alot of people have the same thing to say. The same thing we were all talking about, a month ago. The fact that we are spineless with no grit, toughness or balls is raising its ugly head again. It’s not going away this time though. It’s 8 games from the playoffs and most teams are getting into this mode now…getting revved up for some hard nosed playoff hockey. Not us.
    Our skill level in undenyable….but folks, we’re the same team that lets apponents push, slap and knock us around. No taking liberties to clear people out of the front of the net, even when its uncalled for, like other teams do to send a message. Sue Kovy of all guys seems to be the one with the biggest balls lately.
    Our skill level is not being given as much free-reign as it was all season. Most teams as I said are tightening up now for a playoff push where just pure skill just have as much impact as it did in the middle of the season. And without our skilled players being able to fly high, what do we have then? Most of our forwards expend more energy trying not to take a hit along the boards then they do trying to make a play, and our 4th line is really a joke.
    We have had a terrific season. An exciting season where we played above expectations, and many fans like myself are very grateful for that. But gentlemen, weather we finish 1st or 8th, the lack of physically tough play to the point where the opposition fears coming into our zone will indeed have an impact on our advancement. Everyone knows that without true toughness and grit in playoff hockey, it’s very unlikely of a team progressing very far…and as much as it pains me to say…..that even applies to our precious Habs. And whats boggling about this is shouldn’t Carbo and Gainey know this above anyone?
    Lets finish the season strong, see if we can figure out the Sens, and see what kinda push we can make. But guys, unlike Leaf fans, reality has to set in at some point about our most probable playoff outcome. GO HABS GO !!!

  41. When you play Bris instead if Biron it kind of makes you wonder?rest Obryne ,Begin and Lapierre?Carbo it play -off run Dude!

  42. #43 Christopher says:
    March 19, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    You people out here make me laugh so lets start……

    First of all why are you all down and out about our shoot-out loss last night? We took 3 of 4 points against non paly-off teams, that sits fine with me….could have been much worse. Its not liek the Blue slaughtered us, or made us embarrased…we lost in a shootout for gods sake i mean suck it up! Who cares who Carbo gave the night off to….and what is this about a playoff run??? We are already in the playoffs! We are not scrambling for a spot. We are in, we know we are in and we know we will have at the very least a top 6th spot…if not a top three spot.

    Moving on……

    Here is a suggestion for Mr. Gainey….try to lure Mikko Koivu from the Wild for next season. The addition of kid bro will up Saku’s game and encourage him to end his career in Montreal where is started. A second successful bro dual liek we already have it the Kostisyn brothers would be great to see. Mikko is an up and comer and would make a great thrid line centre for us to be groomed for a top 1 or 2 spot.

    90 points with 8 games to play….will we hit the 100 point mark???? We need to win 5 of 8 games, all against our divison….half against non playoff teams….seemingly we may be in control of weather or not the sabres or Leafs make the playoffs….and how sweet it will be to pay back the Leafs for eliminating us last year on the last day of the schedule.


  43. #44 Ice Man says:
    March 19, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    We are in the playoffs !!!

    I did not get the memo.

  44. It’s time to put Price in nets!!! Halak wasn’t that great, but I rather had a youngt canadian than a young Slovakian in the playoffs.

  45. #46 jack hab says:
    March 19, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    I know we’re not officially in the playoffs just yet, but I’d absolutely love a showdown
    with Washington. I think the games will be entertaining, and also I think we will
    win that series. The teams I would like to avoid are: Rangers, Jersey, and the
    Senators. Even though Ott has significantly weaker goaltending than the other
    teams, the top line always seems to strike gold against us.


  46. #47 groundworking says:
    March 19, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    The Canadians don’t need an enforcer because they have an excellent power-play, but they do need a Claude Lemieux or a Sean Avery who can keep the other team thinking–or “not thinking”–all game long. Whenever the other team pushes someone in front of the net, our Claude Lemieux could just take a little drink out of the other goalie’s water bottle and see what happens. Punch in the face? Spear in the chumlies? Any of these outcomes put us on the power-play.

    If the other team hits Grabosky and pushes the Katstisyn brothers around, our Claude Lemieux could clear his nostrils into his hand and wipe it on the top of the boards in front of the other team’s bench. Where is Claude anyway? He’d b be a great coach to have.

  47. #48 Joseph says:
    March 19, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    We haven’t made the playoffs yet? Are you high?

    As to losing to the Blues, it happens… to all teams. It’s the bloody NHL, and even the bad teams can be tough to beat when they’re inspired. So they came up short last night. Irritating, but utterly meaningless in the grand scheme of things.

    As to the notion of the Leafs making the playoffs, are YOU high? They’ve done this three years in a row – play below .500 up to the deadline, and then play their hearts out when nothing’s on the line. They’re a spoiler and nothing more. And Leafs fans are among the most gullible consumers out there for buying the BS commitment to winning that that corporation sells to them year after year after year.

    On the other hand, the Habs, the last Canadian team to win it all, is currently sitting second in the East with 8 games remaining, and some are still have the audacity to compare them to the fucking Maple Leafs.

  48. #49 Joseph says:
    March 19, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    By the way, is anyone familiar with that Western Conference team from Detroit, Michigan? The ‘Red Wings’ I think they’re called. Well, the Blues are 4 – 0 against them this season. I guess they should probably throw in the towel as well, hey? I mean, if they can’t even beat the Blues, then how are they ever going to be successful in this league?

  49. #50 hablifer says:
    March 19, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    How many points do the red wings have?

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