Round 1, Game 1: Habs continue dominance

Canadiens’ Sergei Kostitsyn scores a first period goal against Bruins goalie Tim Thomas Thursday night in Montreal. Pierre Obendrauf, The Gazette

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Komisarek in, O’Byrne out for Game 1

Canadiens defenceman Mike Komisarek has been cleared to play in Game 1 tonight against the Boston Bruins, his hip ready to go in what promises to be a

The wait is over

The anticipation has been building for days and the excitement around the city can be seen everywhere you look. Tonight, the wait ends as the Canadiens and Bruins

Have a look at Habs’ fans pride

View photos submitted by your fellow Habs fans as they show their support for the Canadiens in a variety of ways.

View the gallery here.

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The HIO Playoff Pool is now closed

With the 2008 NHL playoffs set to start in less than an hour, the pool is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted picks. Keep an eye out

Update: Injuries, Carbo press conference

Quick update from the Bell Centre:

• Saku Koivu met with doctors yesterday and today, but still has not skated so he's highly unlikely to be in the lineup

Wanted: Bearded Habs fans in Montreal

CTV's Montreal affiliate hopes to do a story on Canadiens fans who, like some of the players, are growing beards in support of the club's playoff effort.

If you're

P minus one day: Read all about it

One day before the Canadiens and Boston Bruins face off in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference best-of-seven quarterfinal. Expect the 142nd consecutive sellout of the Bell Centre

Deadline Day: 2008 Playoff Pool

The 2008 Inside/Out Playoff Pool is gearing up to be quite the competition. There have been an amazing amount of entries and most of the picks look pretty

Price more like Roy than Dryden: Bowman

From a New York Times blog Q&A with former Canadiens coach Scotty Bowman. Read the full piece here.

Q: I was thrilled when a rookie netminder named