Canadiens’ Maxim Lapierre (centre) celebrates his first-period goal with Christopher Higgins and Mathieu Dandenault.
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Updated with links to The Gazette game story at 8:35 a.
A late goal by Jan Hlavac – who is so firmly ensconced in his coach's doghouse that it's gone condo – makes the 5-2 final score vaguely respectable.
The Gazette's Pat Hickey reports that the Canadiens' lineup for the Lightning in Tampa Bay looks like this:
Koivu centring Latendresse and Sergei Kostitsyn
Plekanec between Kovalev and Andrei
When will the bleeding stop?
As is my habit, I listened to phone-in radio on the drive home after the game.
I have to change my habits. Stop listening to
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Tampa Bay's Vincent Lecavalier celebrates his second-period goal.
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The Canadiens are within one of their record for consecutive home-ice losses ... but at least the latest one wasn't an embarrassment.
After Marc Denis, who had not won
Tampa Bay Lightning's Vincent Lecavalier "is the best player in the league," his coach, John Tortorella, said before Monday's 6-1 loss to the Toronto
Canadiens' Steve Bégin, Mike Komisarek and Roman Hamrlik visit with patient Sara Levitt during the team's annual visit to the Montreal Children's Hospital.
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