Tough call on whether the floundering Canadiens were worse against the Panthers or the Lightning.Discuss … and oh, you will.

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About last night …

Have the Canadiens played 40 better minutes this season than the first two periods in Tampa?

Have they played a lousier 20 than the third?

What a team!

The two guys


Tomas Plekanec in OT.

10 points on the trip.

Plan the

24 Cups looks at the Lightning

Gee, we should rename this web site Steve Kerley Inside/Out.

Our most prolific correspondent offers this scouting report on tonight's opponent:

Montreal fans love to talk about the tradition of

About last night …

I made a promise when the season began: No panic until 20 games were in the book.

Then, and only then, would we be able to accurately gauge the

Another sad Saturday night …

The Ls are piling

About last night …

Have the Canadiens ever made a better sixth-round draft choice?

Andrei Markov was spectacular last night: 29:21 of ice time, including 11:22 on the power play.

Five shots on


Never in doubt, right?

Total domination.

A 2-0 lead squandered.


Captain wins it on the Canadiens' 36th

About last night …

If you're an optimist, a Stanley Cup half full kind of person, you point to the first period.

Total domination for 20 minutes. Canadiens outshot the Lightning 20-7, the

Quelle honte!

A 2-1 lead becomes a 5-3 loss – to a team that had 18 fewerpoits than the Canadiens.

Mike Smith held Tampa bay in the game during a 20-shot