Hockey is Back!! Get out your jersey, put that puppy on and let the battles begin!
My name is Anthony and I'm a Montreal Canadiens fan. As much as I can this year I am going to try live blogging the Habs games. I am quite new to blogging and will gladly accept any feedback. So here we go ...
TV Station: CBC Canada
The Leafs are being announced now, not much of of a cheer for Grabovski though. An injured Phil Kessel got a better one.
They just introduced a bunch of former members of Olympic/Canada Cup/72 Series teams: Paul Coffey, Mario Lemieux, Paul Henderson, Ron Ellis and a couple more ...
For the first time in 100 years the Habs are starting the season with no Captain but 3 "A's": Markov, Gill and Gionta
The Leafs are also starting the season with no Captain and 3 "A's": Kaberle, Komosarek & ?
Carey Price is in the pipes for the habs, Toskala for the Leafs. HERE WE GO!!!
18:10 - Orr - Vs - Laraque: Round 3, Not a bad fight, I'd give the win to Laraque
17:08 - Toronto almost draws First Blood. They Hit the post and Price was quick enough to keep it out.
13:06 - Huge leg save by Carey Price after a bad give away by Andrei Kostitsyn
11:20 - Markov just dominating on the defence
11:05 - Good chance for Jason blake on the backhand, Price stands tall
10:55 - Great change for the habs, Toskola stands tall
10:30 - Price looking good handling the puck, Leafs are forechecking very well
09:05 - Moen - vs - Rosehill, Good Fight, Rosehill picks up the Win
09:00 - Leafs penalty, Highsticking to Komosarek - 4 mins
08:53 - Habs Goal - PP - Brian Gionta - Cammeleri & Plekanec
06:55 - End of Power Play
06:24 - Latendresse just misses while Toskala was down and out
05:27 - Leafs Goal - Ponikarovsky - Grabovski
02:49 - Leafs are looking fantastic on the Forecheck
00:00 - Great first period! Both teams looking good, I'd give the period to the Leafs though.
Caps 2 - Bruins 0
Caps Goals: Ovechkin, Laich
18:25 - Couple good shots by TO, Price makes the saves
16:45 - Habs give Away leads to excellent Leafs Chance on a pass by Colton Orr, Price Stands tall
14:39 - Pacorietty lays a bit, leads to great chance for Lapierre, Toskala stands tall
13:20 - Habs Goal - Travis Moen - Metropolit & Laraque
12:23 - Komosarek nails Gionta
11:28 - Habs Penalty - Dagostini - Hooking I think
09:51 - Habs Penalty - Mara - Holding
09:26 - Leafs Goal - Matt Stajan - Kaberle & ??
07:47 - Power Play Over - Score: 2 -2
06:58 - Leafs all over the habs
05:04 - Leafs Penalty - Excelby - Interference
03:08 - Kostitsyn & Komosarek get matching minors
02:28 - O'Byrne nails Ponikarovsky
00:01 - Price makes a nice save
00:00 - Another great period, great game so far, very exciting!
Former Canadiens Coach, Guy Carbonneau, will now make his debut on CBC as an analyst. Let's see what he has to say about his former club ... Update: Guess not .. after the game maybe?
Caps 4 - Bruins 1
Caps Goals: Ovechkin 2, Laich 2
Bruins Goals: Bergeron
00:00 - Beginning of Third
19:15 - Couple good Leaf chances, Price stands tall
18:24 - Another good Leafs chance, Price stands tall
16:35 - Spacek makes a great diving defensive play, Montreal starting to Forecheck
15:46 - Gionta rings one of the post, great Hab forechecking
14:25 - Lapierre lays a bit hit on Hagman
14:05 - Gomez & Komosarek get matching minors after Gomez runs Toskala
11:53 - Matching Minors over
11:05 - Moen - vs - Komosarek, Give Komo the win, Moen ran Toskala to start the fight
11:00 - Leafs Goal - PP - Matt Stajan - Blake & Stahlberg - Score: 3 - 2 Leafs
11:00 - Markov leaves the ice limping, not a good sign!
06:30 - Habs with a couple good chances, Toskala stands tall
04:47 - Leafs Penalty - Komosarek - Cross Checking
03:37 - Habs Goal - PP - Glen Metropolit - Gorges & Mara
02:40 - Habs all over the Leafs, several great chances
02:08 - Leafs have a good chance, Price stands tall, scrimmage in front of the net, Wife thinks Price is cute
00:00 - To Overtime we go!! Score: 3 - 3
03:40 - Lots of nice passing going on by both teams, a couple good chances either way.
00:13 - Habs Goal - Josh Georges - Cammaleri & ???
Final Score: Canadiens 4 - Leafs 3
There you have it folks. Check back during other Habs games to find my live blog. Go Habs Go!!