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Posted 6 hours ago

TAMPA – The Canadiens landed in Tampa hoping for one win on road ice. Instead, they’re leaving with two.

Coming off a wild 5-4 overtime win on Wednesday in Game 1, the Habs were expecting a tighter-checking, much lower-scoring outing in Game 2. Revisiting the gritty brand of hockey the two teams showcased in four regular season match-ups this year, it was no surprise to see the shot totals dip and fighting majors increase in the second game of the best-of-seven series as both teams were looking to clean things up in the defensive zone ahead of Friday’s game.

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The Numbers Game – G…
Posted 8 hours ago

TAMPA – Here’s a numerical look at Game 2 between the Habs and the Lightning on Friday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

32 – Number of playoff games played by Carey Price as a member of the Canadiens, taking over sole possession of the seventh spot all time in team history in that category ahead of George Hainsworth.

252 – Number of penalty minutes dished out to the Canadiens and Nordiques during the Good Friday Game on April 20, 1984, when tempers flared between the provincial rivals during the Adams division final game that saw the Habs clinch the…

Game 2 Preview: MTL …
Posted 21 hours ago

Eastern Conference First Round Series: Game 2

Canadiens (1-0) vs. Lightning (0-1)

On Good Friday, the Habs will try to extend their series lead against the Lightning in Tampa Bay.

The opening game of the series had its share of gripping moments. In the end, the outcome was as good as it gets for the Canadiens’ faithful. Dale Weise scored on a one-timer at 18:08 of the first overtime period to break a 4-4 tie. The goal was the Winnipeg native’s first career postseason tally and capped off an impressive performance from the Canadiens’ offensive units, which generated 44 shots to the Lightning’s…

Five Keys to the Gam…
Posted 2 days ago

1 – Good Friday : While many people will be off work on Friday, the Canadiens will contest Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series against the Lightning. It will mark the sixth time in NHL history that the bleu-blanc-rouge will kick off the Easter break by hitting the ice for a playoff tilt. The Habs boast a stellar 3-0-2 record on Good Friday, with both of the aforementioned losses coming in overtime. While you might not recall the events of Good Friday in 1931 or 1954, what took place on April 20, 1984 between the Canadiens and…

Playoff notebook – A…
Posted 2 days ago

TAMPA – In a special playoff edition of the notebook, P.K. talks PP efficiency, Michael Bournival discusses his postseason debut and playoff veteran Daniel Briere knows you don’t win the Cup after Game 1.

TAKING THE POWER BACK: Having now gone 0-for-25 on the power play over the past nine games, including an 0-for-2 mark so far in the playoffs, the Canadiens once again split up into two groups to spend some quality time on special teams during Thursday’s practice. Winning the special teams battle in Game 1 after going a perfect 2-for-2 on the penalty kill, in addition to…