Countdown to the Cup, March 26

 

 

The National Hockey League’s daily Countdown to the Cup release, breaking down the playoff races, possible matchups, a few key individual statistics and more. Note the new feature, Who Can Clinch Tonight, at

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Off-ice life gets physical for Bégin

As if life isn't physical enough on the ice for Steve Bégin, The Gazette's Herb Zurkowsky checks in to report that the Canadiens forward was just rear-ended as

Temper has long been Roy’s worst enemy

Patrick Roy takes a breather in the Canadiens net during a 1990s game.
Denis Brodeur, NHLI via Getty Images

Patrick Roy's trademark as a player was a fiery competitiveness,

Rejuvenated Kovalev, youth lead Canadiens

The Gazette's Pat Hickey includes the reborn Alex Kovalev and a terrific youth movement among his 10 reasons for the Canadiens' success this

A tale of two seasons for Higgins

Fifty weeks ago, Christopher Higgins stood in a dressing room in Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, eyes swollen by emotion as he tried to grasp the idea that he’d

Coundown to the Cup, March 25

 

 

The National Hockey League's daily Countdown to the Cup release, breaking down the playoff races, possible matchups, a few key individual statistics and more. Note the new feature,

Game 77: Habs win ugly to earn playoff berth

Andrei Kostitsyn prepares to shovel in one of his two goals tonight, beating Ottawa goalie Martin Gerber and defenceman Chris Phillips.
John Mahoney, Gazette

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Countdown to the Cup, March 24

 

 

The National Hockey League's daily Countdown to the Cup release, breaking down the playoff races, possible matchups, a few key individual statistics and more. Check here

Many reasons for Habs’ glittering success

Habs coach Guy Carbonneau has had lots to smile about this season.
John Kenney, Gazette

So how, exactly, to explain this year's remarkable Canadiens, who have overachieved tremendously

Carbo plans same lineup vs. Senators

Pat Hickey reports from today's Canadiens practice that head coach Guy Carbonneau expects to use the same lineup tomorrow vs. the Ottawa Senators as that which he used