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Monday, February 28, 2011


February 28, 2011 4:43 pm ET | 

Boston acquires:
Minnesota acquires:

February 28, 2011 4:38 pm ET | 

Philadelphia acquires:
Columbus acquires:

February 28, 2011 3:58 pm ET | 

Montreal acquires:
Atlanta acquires:

February 28, 2011 3:27 pm ET | 

Vancouver acquires:
Florida acquires:

February 28, 2011 3:25 pm ET | 

Calgary acquires:
Atlanta acquires:

February 28, 2011 3:24 pm ET | 

NY Rangers acquires:
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February 28, 2011 3:23 pm ET | 

Vancouver acquires:
Anaheim acquires:

February 28, 2011 3:05 pm ET | 

Washington acquires:
New Jersey acquires:

February 28, 2011 2:28 pm ET | 

Los Angeles acquires:
Edmonton acquires:

February 28, 2011 2:10 pm ET | 

Carolina acquires:
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February 28, 2011 2:00 pm ET | 

Ottawa acquires:
Chicago acquires:

February 28, 2011 1:52 pm ET | 

Anaheim acquires:
St. Louis acquires:

February 28, 2011 1:21 pm ET | 

Edmonton acquires:
Colorado acquires:

February 28, 2011 12:50 pm ET | 

Phoenix acquires:
Columbus acquires:

February 28, 2011 11:45 am ET | 

Washington acquires:
Florida acquires:

February 28, 2011 10:29 am ET | 

Atlanta acquires:
Florida acquires:

February 27, 2011 11:54 pm ET |

St. Louis acquires:
Buffalo acquires:

This post was this blogs record of 62 posts in one month (prior record was in March of 2009 when I had 50 posts)

















February 28, 2011 3:38 pm ET

Montreal acquires:
Atlanta acquires:

This trade for the future of both these clubs because these players are both currently in the minors.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Highlights: Hurricanes @ Canadiens


Saturday, 26 February 2011


CAR: J. Jokinen (07:25 - 1st) , T. Ruutu (02:10 - 2nd) , C. Stillman (10:49 - 2nd)
MTL: M. Cammalleri (13:48 - 1st) , L. Eller (16:53 - 1st) , T. Plekanec (05:13 - 2nd) , A. Kostitsyn (PPG, 16:07 - 3rd)
CAR: C. Ward (L) MTL: A. Auld (W)
        Earlier tonight in Montreal, the Habs took on the Hurricanes and were looking for a win which would bring them 2 points closer to third place in the East. Alex Auld got his first back to back starts. He hoped that the second game would go better than the first one after he was pulled for giving up 3 goals on 9 shots in the first Thursday night against the Leafs. But he didn't start the way that he wanted as he gave away the puck behind the net 7 minutes into the game. Jokinen would capitalize by scoring to make it 1-0. Then with 6 minutes to go in the first, Skinner gives the puck away right to Plekanec who would play it to Cammalleri who would score to tie the game. Then 3 minutes later, another giveaway lead to a goal by Eller to give the Habs a lead.
            Then 2 minues into the second, Ruutu would score on a rebound to tie the game. Then Plekanec would skate in on a 2 on one and rip it past Ward to make it 3-2 just 5:13 into the second.Then 5 Minutes later Stillman would score to make it 3-3 after 2. With 5 minutes to go in the third, Gomez would score on a rebound but it was waived off because the whistle was blown. Then 2 mintues later a Point shot would be tipped in by Kostitsyn to make it 4-3 and that would be your final. In the win. Auld made 28 saves on 31 shots for his 5th win of the season. As for the Hurricanes, in the loss, Cam Ward made 23 saves on 27 shots.
           The Canadiens were the better team tonight. Especially with the great play by Alex Auld. Auld made 4 big saves in the final minute to preserve the win and to put the Habs 2 points closer to 3rd place (where the Bruins currently are). I expect the Habs to make the playoffs and they are currently 8 points in. If they stay on this pace they will play the Boston Bruins in the post season. I think they will be playing them since it's going to be 3rd Vs 6th (Bruins are in the 3rd, the Habs are in 6th)and the Habs even though they are just 3 points back of 5th I still think that Montreal will be playing the Bruins especially since the Capitals (5th in the east) are playing .500 hockey and they Habs arn't as of late.

          Another thing is the Bruins have 3 games in hand over the Habs. Which means it's more likely for the Bruins to finish in 3rd. So I think the Habs will be playing the Bruins and I think the Canadiens expect to play them as well. But that's a topic for another time (or day). For now lets, let the Habs enjoy the win and focus on the present and not the future.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Friday, February 25, 2011

NHL Goal's of the week

NHL Saves Of the Week


Today in Montreal, Rumors are heating up as the trade deadline gets closer.


-Habs and Leafs are intrested in Stephen Weiss.

-Habs intrested in Brad Richards.

-habs intrested in Alex Semin

-Habs are also intrested in Tomas Vokoun

Highlights: Leafs @ Canadiens


Thursday, 24 February 2011

TOR:   P. Kessel (PPG, 08:00 - 1st) , P. Kessel (PPG, 12:03 - 1st) , B. Lebda (13:02 - 1st) , T. Bozak (PPG, 08:30 - 2nd) , T. Bozak (04:26 - 3rd)
MTL:   J. Halpern (05:43 - 1st) , M. Cammalleri (PPG, 03:42 - 2nd) , J. Wisniewski (PPG, 04:02 - 2nd) , M. Pacioretty (17:23 - 3rd)

TOR: J. Reimer (W)

                      Last night in Montreal, it was a time to shine for Alex Auld as he got a rare start in goal. The Habs got off to a good start as a point shot from Hamirlik went off of Halpern and into the net to make it 1-0 Montreal. Then with the Leafs on the Powerplay, Kessel gets the puck at the top of the Right circle and rips it past Auld to tie the game. Then shortly after that, the Leafs went on another powerplay and Kessel takes the puck away from Hamirlik and does a rap around that fools Auld and the Leafs have the lead. Then 1 minute Later Leba took a shot and he scored his first goal as a Leaf and his first goal in 86 games to make it 3-1. Auld gave up 3 goals on 9 shots so he's done. As Price would come in to replace him.

                   Then in the Second, the Habs went onn the powerplay and Kostitsyn played the puck right to Cammalleri in the slot who riped it Past Reimer and we have a 1 goal game. Then 20 seconds  after that, the Habs still on the powerplay and Wisinewski slaps it home to tie the game. Then 8 minutes later with the Leafs on the powerplay yet again, Kessel played the puck right to Bozak who put it in to give the Leafs another lead. In the third, Bozak would add another to make it 5-3. Then with under 2 minutes to go in the game, there was a scramble for the puck in front of the Leafs net and Pacioretty would put it home to cut the lead to 1. But that's as close as they would get as the Habs spent the final minute in there own zone. So the final was 5-4 for the Leafs.

                  In the Loss, Auld made 6 saves on 9 shots and Proce made 17 saves on 19 shots. As for the Leafs Reimer made 31 saves and he and Kessel were the main reasons why they won. Another big story after the game was the bad call's that the ref's were making."I'm not here to criticize referees, they're human beings, they work hard, they have a hard job to do," Cammalleri said. "We all make mistakes every night so if they make 90 good calls one night and they make one bad one you can't get mad at these guys, they're trying to do a job.But the Gionta one, I think even if you asked them, if they were able to watch it, they probably would take that one back."

            With that win for the Leafs, they are now just 4 points out of a playoff spot and in the Leafs past 10 games they have a record of 6-2-2."It's an exciting time of year," Reimer said. "We've got 19 games left and we're four points out, creeping closer and closer, so that's definitely doable." As for the Habs they have a record of  3-5-2. So there starting to slip. But with the acquisition of Sopel, it should help there team. The Habs next game will be Saturday against the Hurricanes.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Habs Vs Leafs BoxScore

Thursday, February 24, 2011

COACH 'S CORNER is Coming to this Blog starting This Sunday

                As you all know, this GO HABS GO 2010-2011 Regular Season Blog has witnessed many changes and upgrades thought the season. If you didn't relize the changes the changes I will give a quick breif description of them.The First change was that I changed the background of the blog from a blank screen to a Red Curtain. The second was that I used photoshop to make my new cover image (which was changed half way through the season). The third cahnge was that I started writing scores from each game under the Articles main photo. The fourth change is that I started posting Video highlights from the Habs game and tribute videos. Which will lead to the final upgrade of the season which will be adding Don cherry's Coach's Corner to the blog.

                Coach's Corner will be shown right here on this blog a day after it's performed Live on CBC's HNIC during the first intermission. My first re-run of Coach's Corner will be this upcoming Sunday (Febuary 27th 2011) right here on this blog. The Host (in case you didn't know) is the well Know Don Cherry with Ron Meclain.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo



February 24, 2011 2:21 pm ET

Montreal acquires:
Atlanta acquires:

            Today, Canadiens Gm Pierre Gauthier announced that they have traded Ben Maxwell and a 4th round pick to the Thrashers for Brent Sopel and Nigel Dawes. Sopel played 54 games and had 2 goals 5 assist. Sopel will report to the Habs for Saturday nights game against the Hurricanes. Dawes  will report to the minors (AHL).

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Highlights : Canadiens @ Canucks


Tuesday, 22 February 2011

MTL:   D. Desharnais (06:07 - 1st) , B. Gionta (07:14 - 1st) , A. Kostitsyn (10:36 - 2nd)
VAN:   H. Sedin (PPG, 03:27 - 2nd) , M. Samuelsson (PPG, 01:06 - 3rd)

MTL: C. Price (W)
 VAN: R. Luongo (L)


                 Last night in Vancouver, the Canadiens(who lost all 3 prior games leading up to this  game) where looking to end this road trip on a high note and they did. I'll tell you why. It all started in the first period, when Pouliot gave Desharnais a break away, which would lead to a goal to make it 1-0. Then shortly after that Subban's shot was stopped but Gionta put home the rebound to make it 2-0 after one. Sedin would score to make it 2-1. Then Eller centerd the puck to Kostitsyn who scored to the Habs a 3-1. In the third, Samuelsson would score from the point on the powerplay to make it 3-2. But that's as close as they would get as the Habs win 3-2.

               In the post game celebration, Price (who made 37 saves in his second return to his home town) celebrated with his team while Mara picked up the puck."I really wanted that puck," Price said. "That was the only one I wanted all year." Price was one of the main reasons why the Habs won as in the third period he would stop a lot of shots heading his way. 12 saves to be persist (out 37 saves)."My guys did a really good job of clearing guys in front of me and clearing pucks and rebounds," Price said. "(The Canucks) do an excellent job of cycling the puck down low, creating opportunities from that. Our guys did a really good job of containing that."

               "(Price) made some big saves," said Burrows. "I thought we did a pretty good job of coming back and firing a lot of shots, but the damage was already done." The Canadiens next game will be Thursday against the Leafs.

Written by Andrew Di Pardo