A first, against the last

Playing the last place team in the Eastern Conference, Canadiens lose a third straight game in regulation for the first time this season.

Vaclav Prospal’s second of the game was the winner in a third period dominated by Tampa Bay.

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Ottawa loads up

While Bob Gainey was en route to trying to extinguish a brush fire in Tampa, Bryan Murray was improving his team – by a lot.

The Senators traded Joe

Athletes + alcohol = trouble

As we await further details – Canadiens will issue a mealy-mouthed statement after their 4 p.m. practice today – let's be thankful that the incident did not involve

Trade winds

Canadiens figure in two of the deals projected by Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated.

I like one of them.

Can you guess which?

I would include Christopher Higgins in a

About last night …

Any shrinks or dream interpreters out there?

I had a dream last night in which Alex Kovalev is standing on a downtown street and I'm looking up at him.

Capital punishment

Good thing Canadiens don't have to play in London or Paris.

Alexander Ovechkin scores four goals to beat them in Washington.

That one required overtime. In the capital of our

About last night …

A terse and pithy (yeath, it will have great pith) edition of ALN because I have to dash downtown to join Mio, Hickey and Stubbs for the Habs

Homestand ends on a downer

Canadiens made it close: 14 shots in the third period, a shorthanded goal by Alex Kovalev (his 25th). But Darcy F. Tucker scored his second of the game

Market watch

Calgary Flames have signed Dion Phaneuf to a contract extension: six years, $39 million.

Phaneuf is making $942,000 and was due to become a restricted free agent this summer.


About last night …

A win, two valuable points to move within one of the Senators ... but it was oddly unsatisfying.

You like to see your team at its best in the