About last night …

Imagine you’re Claude Julien.

What do you tell your team?

CKAC’s Dany Dubé, who coached and knows what he’s talking about, says the Bruins cannot forecheck effectively because Canadiens’ defencemen are too quick in gettin

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Speed killed

Canadiens floated like butterflies, and they stung the Bs 4-1 to grab a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven.

Muhammad Ali metaphors work. Canadiens' passing was too pretty and their

The keys for Game 1

• Carey Price: He won't have to stand on his head to beat the Boston Bruins. That will come later, if Canadiens advance. The goaltender will have to

He’ll be ready … maybe

It could be a night-before-game-day-decision.

Mike Komisarek hopes that when he talks to the doctor, before Canadiens' team meal this evening, he'll be cleared to play in Game 1

The season in stats

The Canadiens' Playoff Guide, hot off the press today, is jam-packed with statistics on the 2007-'08 season.

Here are some that caught my eye:

The power play: First in

One more sleep – and do not disturb

Canadiens practice at 4 this afternnoon and then check into a downtown hotel.

In his pre-practice press conference, Guy Carbonneau said he wanted to isolate his players from distractions,

Clutch scoring

Just a fun stat to peruse while waiting one more sleep for the fun to begin.

I defined a clutch goal as one that put the Canadiens ahead or

Shocking confession!

May as well just spit it out:

I like the Boston Bruins.

No matter how this series goes, short of Jeremy Reich or Milan Lucic taking out a gun and

Bob the Bhodisatva

Did you hear the one about the Zen master who went up to the Belll Centre hot dog stand and said: "Make me one with everything."

He wasn't sitting

About the regular season …

I thought about doing a report card, but that would have necessitated mediocre grades for some players who came up huge when it mattered most.

Like Bryan Smolinski. Probably