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HI/O Show: Are the Habs showing signs of weakness?

ShareAfter dropping their fifth straight game to the Tampa Bay Lightning Monday, the Habs are showing signs of weakness with the playoffs around the corner. Do the Canadiens just match up poorly against the Bolts or is Tampa Bay simply […]

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Team Photo II: Rare downtown practice for Habs on Wednesday

Your 1914-15 Montreal Canadiens. A century later, the Habs will pose for another shot on Wednesday. The Canadiens practice Wednesday morning at the Bell Centre downtown, moving into the

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop and defenceman Anton Stralman defend Tampa Bay's net against Canadiens' Lars Eller March 30, 2015 at the Bell Centre./François Lacasse, NHL via Getty Images

Therrien tweaks lines following loss to Lightning

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop and defenceman Anton Stralman defend Tampa Bay's net against Canadiens' Lars Eller March 30, 2015 at the Bell Centre François Lacasse, NHL via Getty Images The

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About last night …

Here at the Boundless Optimism In the Face of Overwhelming Evidence to the Contrary division of HIO, the staff has been tasked with putting a non-negative spin on

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Andrei Markov is Habs’ nominee for Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Canadiens defenceman Andrei Markov in action on Feb. 15, 2015 vs the Red Wings in Detroit. Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images PAT HICKEY Montreal Gazette Andrei Markov, the veteran defenceman who came

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Canadiens confirm playoff berth; practice Sunday to prep for Lightning

Canadiens' Alex Galchenuk whips the game-tying goal home in the second period Saturday night, beating Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo. It was Galchenyuk's 20th goal of the season. Allen

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About last night …

To the surprise of no one – with the exception of some of the gloomier Guses in HIO's Commentariat – your Montreal Canadiens are going to the playoffs. First-round

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Flynn is in, Smith-Pelly out for Habs vs Panthers

Panthers goalie John Vanbiesbrouk defends the net as teammate Brent Severyn and Canadiens' Stephan Lebeau fight for position during this 1980s Forum game. Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images

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Dinner with Max: An enlightening look at Habs sniper Pacioretty, on the ice and off

DAVE STUBBS MONTREAL GAZETTE NASHVILLE — For a guy with two hollow legs, Max Pacioretty is a terrific skater. I sat with the Canadiens’ leading scorer for dinner and a wide-ranging

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About last night …

T.S. Eliot notwithstanding, let's hope April is not the cruelest month for your Montreal Canadiens. Because March hasn't been great. After winning eight games in October, November, December and January,