About last night …

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

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Not a fun night

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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About last night …

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

Game 57: Lightning shocks Canadiens

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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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

About last night …

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

Game 40: Canadiens shock Lightning 6-3

Michael Ryder celebrates Alex Kovalev's first-period goal. Ryder would score two of his own tonight.
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The closers

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,

About the last two nights …

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

About last night … and tonight

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