Game 37: Joyeux, no L: Habs whip Lightning

Canadiens’ Maxim Lapierre (centre) celebrates his first-period goal with Christopher Higgins and Mathieu Dandenault.
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Domination – for 59 minutes

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.

But

Carbo juggles lines to face Lightning

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

About last night …

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

Game 30: Habs lose sixth straight at home

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Tampa Bay's Vincent Lecavalier celebrates his second-period goal.
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Six … and counting

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

Bolts coach Tortorella sings Vinny’s praises

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

Can Canadiens bottle Lightning?

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.
John Morstad, Gazette

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