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


Senators strike late

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


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


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



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


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


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.


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