Devils @ Canadians LIVECAP!

9:45 PM: I’m going to call it a night, boys and girls.  A great evening all around.  Thanks for checking us out tonight, goodnight!

9:43 PM: Patrik Elias with a goal and an assist ties John MacLean for the career lead in points as a Devil.  Jamie Langenbrunner ties his career high for goals in a season.  Brian Rolston earns his 300th career goal.  Martin Brodeur notches career win #551.  What.  A.  Night.

9:41 PM: Three stars – Elias, Patrice Briesbois (who played in his 1,000th career game tonight and skated over to congratulate Brodeur while out as the second star), and, of course, Marty.

9:40 PM: The Canadians fans are standing for Marty – they went from booing their team to cheering Marty as the clock ran out.  Beautiful.  Beautiful.

9:39 PM: GAME!  Martin Brodeur has tied Patrick Roy for the all-time wins record!

9:37 PM: Last minute of the game…if you live in New Jersey and don’t have them yet, I’d advise picking up your tickets to the game on Tuesday night right about now while there’s still some good deals out there!

9:36 PM: Two minutes…Halak still in net for the Canadians.  Devils aren’t even giving them a chance to pull him if they wanted to.

9:35 PM: FORTY-FIVE shots on goal for the Devils so far tonight, versus 22 for the Habs.

9:34 PM: Fans are booing the Canadians now…so much for the possibility of their cheering Marty, at least so far.  To be fair, the Canadians have looked really bad for the last ten minutes or so.  Three minutes left.

9:33 PM: Four minutes to go…

9:28 PM: Bobby Holik doing what Bobby Holiks do best – no, not taking bad penalties, but getting physical with the goaltender.  Which, I guess could constitute a penalty, but not in this case.

9:25 PM: CAPTAINBRUNNER!  Beautiful wrist shot after backing away from the slot and it’s 3-1 Devils.  Langenbrunner ties his career high for goals, and all but one of the big milestones I mentioned at the beginning of this LiveCap have come to fruition, and the fourth one is about six minutes from being a reality as well.

9:24 PM: BIG HIT by Mike Rupp!  Pacioretty, with his head down, is knocked loopy by Rupp between the circles.

9:23 PM: I’d really, really like this game to be over.  My tummy hurts.

9:20 PM: Ten to go in the period.  It’s been kinda slow since the first, eh?

9:17 PM: Clarkaround!  Of course it doesn’t go, and a quick whistle puts an end to any rebound chance.

9:12 PM: DAMN!  Two-on-one for Zajac/Parise but a beautiful defensive play by Briesbois puts an end to that before Zajac can shoot or pass.  Nice play by Patrice.

9:11 PM: 34 shots on goal for the Devils so far, and it’s still only 2-1.  Halak’s been pretty damn good.  Dammit.

9:08 PM: Man oh man, if Marty does tie the record tonight, he will have definitely earned it.  Good couple of chances for Les Habs on the power play, all stood up by Senor Brodeur.

9:07 PM: One minute down in the Canadians PP.

9:04 PM: Ooooo, more chippy-ness following a Bryce Salvador over-the-glass delay of game penalty.  Nothing more comes of it and Salvador is the only one to sit in the box.  Canadians to a PP.

9:01 PM: Third period on!

8:44 PM: Aaaand that’s the end of two.  Score remains 2-1 and I will see you, if you’re still out there, in the third.

8:43 PM: Ouch.  Zajac gets smushed behind the Canadians net.  He’s okay though.  Crazy sustained pressure by the Devils in the Canadians zone.

8:39 PM: Ah, Josh Gorges held someone, that was the Canadians penalty.  As for our power play – some chances, no goals.  Halak’s pretty good about his rebound control.  Power play is over, three minutes to go in the second.

8:38 PM: Huh.  We come back from commercial to be on a power play, but I wasn’t really paying attention so I don’t know why.  I’ll take it, though!

8:36 PM: I dislike Halak.  He’s playing pretty well tonight, which disappoints me greatly.  Didn’t he get the memo that it’s Marty’s night?  Jackass.

8:34 PM: Things getting chippy.  Clarkson in the middle, of course.  Before that was Rupp getting cranky with some Canadians.  Also of course.

8:31 PM: Habs with some serious pressure on Marty and in the Devil end for the first time tonight.

8:29 PM: Canadians fans cheer wildly for the most mundane of bringing-the-puck-up-the-ice plays.

8:23 PM: Wow, the replays of those two stops showed they were even more awesome than they originally appeared.  He kicks one out with a leg behind his body, then blocks the other with his shoulder while falling down.  Hot diggity!

8:20 PM: Marty with a couple of big stops!  Wait, they’re actually going to make him WORK to tie the record?  I thought this was an arranged marriage type situation?!

8:18 PM: This Shanahan-Zubrus-Clarkson line – I like the cut of it’s jib.  Another thing I like?  That little WRAT promo angling for disenfranchised former K-Rock listeners.  Shame most K-Rock listeners can’t pick up The Rat.

8:16 PM: That was funky.  Somehow Parise wound up in the Canadians net, wiping out Halak in the process.  No penalty on young Zachary, however, much to the chagrin of the Canadians faithful.

8:13 PM: This power play, not so great.  PP time is up and the teams skate five aside.  Also, I kinda like these retro Canadians jerseys.  At least they’re not the barbershop jersey from earlier this season/way early in the Canadian’s existence.

8:12 PM: Oh yeaaaah, we’re still on a power play!  Usually that “oh yeaaaah” realization only happens when we’re killing a penalty to start a period.

8:12 PM: We back, yo.

7:53 PM: ‘nother Canadians penalty, another delay of game penalty, this one on Markov.  Period ends with the Devils on the PP – 1:47 of PP time to start the second when we get back.  14-7 Devils by way of shots on goal, 2-1 Devils by way of score, and I will see you in seventeen minutes.

7:52 PM: Clarkson wants to wraparound so badly.  He’s been thinking it at least twice tonight, only to be stopped before he even really got started.

7:48 PM: Oh jeez, Marty gets bodychecked by Alex Tanguay.  It was definitely a penalty, but Marty sure made it look good, too.  Hah.  Devils again to the PP – fourth time already tonight.  Two minutes to go in the period.

7:47 PM: Patrick Roy’s in the building.  Hooray, I guess.

7:44 PM: I can’t believe I didn’t notice this immediately – Patty Elias gets the assist on the Rolston goal, tying him with Johnny Mac for the all-time lead in points as a Devil!  ‘grats PATTY too!

7:40 PM: The ice-level microphones are working quite well tonight.  You could hear Kostopoulos’…uhm…”complaints” about his last penalty loud and clear, same with the ref yelling “NO HIGH STICK NO!” when Patrik Elias tipped the puck into the zone just then.  This amuses me.

7:37 PM: Dang.  Tomas Plekanec with a goal.  2-1 Devils now, and the shutout counter ain’t gonna change tonight.  Sad.

7:35 PM: WHOA!  Rolston with a dump-in, blocked down by the defender right back to Rolston, who blasts it by Halak!  That’ll be Rolston’s 300th of his career (‘grats Rollie!) and it’s 2-0 New Jersey.

7:33 PM: ‘nother Canadians penalty – silly Tom Kostopoulos, you don’t have to hold Mike Mottau to slow him down!

7:31 PM: Madden shorthanded breakaway – misses wide.  Okay, maybe his hand WAS amputated, without the aid of hospital-grade painkillers.

7:30 PM: Komisarek outtathabox for Montreal, one minute of penalty-kill time.  Also, Mad Dog’s back out, so I guess his hand didn’t have to be amputated.  Or it did and he’s hepped up on Pecosets.

7:26 PM: Aw dang.  Gionta with a holding-the-stick penalty.  Four-on-four for a minute, then Canadians to the PP.

7:24 PM: GOAL!  Patrik Elias with a BLAST and the Devils with a 2 MAN ADVANTAGE goal!  1-0 Devils, Elias with his 700th point as a Devil, one shy of Johnny Mac’s record, and we’re still on a power play for 1:45ish.

7:23 PM: Devils to the 2 MAN ADVANTAGE!  Someone from Montreal flips the puck over the glass and the Devils get the 2MA for, oh, 7 seconds.

7:22 PM: Good pressure, bad staying-on-feet skills.  Zajac takes a tumble in the offensive zone.

7:20 PM: Langenbrunner to Parise, who’s sliding on his butt directly into the goalpost.  Luckily, sliding on his butt was the result of a Tom Kostopoulos hold, and the Devils to a PP.

7:19 PM: John Madden takes a shot off the hand and heads to the bench.  Man up, Madden.  Man up.

7:17 PM: I’m moderately disappointed that the game’s been on for two minutes and we haven’t scored yet.

7:15 PM: Puck’s on the ice in Montreal!

7:09 PM: Les Habs are continuing their 100th year celebration by wearing another old jersey, one that is primarily white.  Which means the Devils are wearing their home reds.  Works for me, the way they’ve been playing at home lately.

7:02 PM: Need MORE proof that tonight’s gonna be a huge historic event?  Check out who’s roaming in the comments section!  Hiya P!

7:00 PM: Obviously, the big one:  With a Devils victory, Martin Brodeur ties Patrick Roy’s record of 551 career wins.  Other possibilities:  With two points, Patrik Elias can tie John MacLean’s record for career points as a Devil.  With a goal, Jamie Langenbrunner will top his career high for goals in a season.  Also, Brian Rolston’s next goal will give him 300 on his career.  Finally, Kevin Weekes is two chapters shy of finishing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, completing his quest to finish the series while the rest of the team plays hockey games.

6:47 PM: There’s something historic in the air this evening.  Some kind of record could be tied tonight.  Actually numerous milestones can be attained – I’ll run it down in a bit.  LiveCap coming – let me know you’re out there!

Comments

  1. I’m here! I’M HERE!!

  2. WOOT!

  3. That’s RIGHT, you SHOUT OUT TO ME.

  4. Don’t us little people get shout outs? 😛
    I’m so pumped for this game right now. The only thing that could make this better is if Marty was wearing a decent-looking mask.

  5. Hi Kristyn!

    Marty should be wearing an old-timey mask.

    Wait, no, the other goalie should be wearing a old-timey mask, to go with the whole old-timey theme going on with the Canadians.

  6. If it wouldn’t be extremely dangerous, I’d suggest the old Jason-Style mask hehehe…
    Anyways.
    Since Capn’brunner is my all-time fave player, I’m equally excited for him to get a goal tonight.

  7. Old timey is such a weird word.

  8. YAY PATRIK! I think he should play with Langs and Zach more often. 107th point, W00t.

  9. Liar! Old timey is a weird pair of words.

  10. ^^ Ignore the ‘107’…I sneezed and my hand kinda pressed some numbers I didn’t mean to hit.

  11. Sure sure, you sneezed. Uh-huh. You’re just trying to rob Patty of 593 points, admit it!

  12. GAH! Never! Just to make Jamie looks like he’s better than Patrik? No…I kid, I kid.
    I sneezed. I think I’m allergic to the Canadiens.

  13. DUUUDE
    Someone just totally yelled ‘Are you f-ckin’ kidding me?!’

    xDD
    Hahahahahaha that’s so great.

  14. Damn, Brodeur got bumped there, in the Flames game on a goal, and back on the first goal in the Islander game. What’s up with that lately?

  15. Point for Josh. I’m on cold medicine?

    YOU JUST GOT BELFOURED.

  16. Hey, I just got home, so I missed this in live time, but 101.9 RXP’s a good rock station. I actually liked it better than krock even before krock died.

  17. Just a random question;
    Do any of you think it should be manditory for playerse to wear a visor on their helmets?

  18. RXP is pretty awesome, but they play too much classic rock for my tastes. Personally, I’m still mourning the loss of G106.3.

    I give RXP credit for doing something ballsy and different. Unfortunately, I fear they cannot survive as they are, and will probably fold soon enough as well. Sigh.

  19. re: visors…I’m not positive, but isn’t it mandatory for rookies after a certain year? I think they grandfathered it in the way they did helmets back in the day, effective the ’05 rookie class (or whoever, I don’t know), they have to have it.

    I could be wrong…if I am, it’s not a bad idea anyways.

  20. I know it’s manditory to wear a full cage up until I think AHL level. I play hockey and cages are beyond manditory (like even if it’s broken, you’re out for a while.) AAnd even though it’s annoying, with the amount of eye/mouth/face injuries in the NHL, I don’t see how ANY player can play in a game without AT THE LEAST a visor (I think a full-cage would be a good idea for anyone.)

  21. If a Clarkaround did go, he’d try them more often. Remember that time he tied the game with one last year? He took like 5 the next game.

  22. Haha, you’re absolutely right Mouse, I forgot about that.

  23. Congrats Marty!

  24. I got tickets Tuesday!

  25. Where you sitting Mouse? I’m currently in 210 but will probably wind up in a handicap accessible area, depending on who I go with.

  26. Yeah, Marty. Congrats to a great player. Proud day to be a Devils fan.

  27. 209, got them off stubhub

    Im excited, Ive heard a lot about 209

  28. I’ll go with Scott here and say nice work MB30. Switch back to the old mask, will ya.

    Also, congrats Patty, Cap’n and Rollie.

  29. Great live-cap … I hate to nit-pick during such a historic moment, but they’re the Canadiens, not the Canadians … we’re only taking on the team, not the entire country.

  30. mouse where in 209 are ya at???
    come to the back row and join the noise!!!

  31. Hmmm. Good point, Brian. My brain, she betrayed me last night.

  32. i just got home from montreal about 40 minutes ago…STRAIGHT UP – – WOW!!!! great game, great city, great atmosphere, and even the hab fans were VERY kool….anyways hopefully by wednesday i’ll have some pics on my myspace ……some decent shots of warm ups and marty…and the team mobbing marty…as well as personal/non-game/party pics….

  33. ok so all my pics are uploaded on my myspace… http://www.myspace.com/mikejeckel ….you cant miss it, i made a specific album for this trip