Among the blessings visited upon your Montreal Canadiens last season was a mass contagion of good health.
No important player was sidelined for any signficant amount of time.
Guy Carbonneau was able to keep everyone fresh
Game lost to the 30th-place team in the NHL.
Captain Saku Koivu lost to injury.
Any glass-half-full fans out there?
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A good night's sleep is the best thing to cure a raging case of playoff paranoia.
Too bad I didn't get one..
IThe tossing and turning was probably triggered by
Canadiens' Alex Kovalev splits Lightning defencemen Paul Ranger (left) and Dan Boyle during the first period on Tuesday night. REUTERS/Mike Carlson
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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
On the way to game yesterday afternoon, I listened to Dany Dubé – my favourite hockey analyst, along with Pierre McGuire – on CKAC. His insights were borne
After twice blowing two goal leads, the Canadiens get three unanswered in the third period and rack up a rarity: a home-ice win.
Third period goals by Andrei K,
I don't know how many delusional out-patients living on the street in Montreal you'd have to poll before you found one who would have predicted the Canadiens' two
Obvious deduction: Kyle Chipchura was the problem.
The hard-working rookie watched from the pressbox as his teammates played one of their better games of the season in Tampa Bay