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HIO live-blog MIA

Personal business (my daughter’s birthday, if you must know) precludes attendance at the Bruins-Canadiens rematch at the Bell Centre Monday night.
I’ll be there in spirit … and will catch up with the Comments, which I trust will be numerous, after the game.

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Another L for Habs .. and a stinkeroo against THEM!

POSTGAME AUDIO: Mathieu Darche | Peter Budaj | Brian Wilsie | Scott Gomez | Jacques Martin • PREGAME AUDIO: Coach Jacques

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Senators strike late

Chris F. Neil .... with the Captain in the penalty

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Pacioretty, Gomez key Canadiens’ win

The Canadiens finally broke into the W column with a thrilling OT conquest of the Ottawa Senators. The Habs roared back from a 3-0 deficit keyed by two Max

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Still winless

But the Canadiens looked MUCH better than they did against Dallas. And this was against a Buffalo team that brought most of its NHLers to the Bell Centre. A lot

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Winless!

Fire the coach! Trade that lousy goalie!! Fuhgedaboudit!!! Erik Cole put the  6-3 loss in perspective, pointing out "we were working out the kinks ... it's been a while." "It's the preseason,"

Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

B.C.’s team

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Injuries and no-shows by their star players did the Canucks in.
All the Bruins – including the fourth line – played like

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On to Game 7

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What a war of attrition the playoffs are.
Latest casualties: Mason Raymond and Roberto Luongo's confidence.
A homer series is one thing. But

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One W away

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Roberto Luongo, who was brutal in Boston, is victorious in Van and rings up his fourth shutout of the playoffs.
It

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Canada’s Team is in BIG trouble

Photo by of Rich Peverley by Shaun Best/Reuters

Four bad plays by the depleted Vancouver D.
Four Boston goals.
The losses of Dan Hamhuis, in particular, and Aaron Rome