Countdown to the Cup, April 2

 

 

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

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Gainey ranked in top 5 of NHL GMs

The Hockey News unveiled a ranking of NHL general managers in its April 1 edition, and they're not fooling around when they rank Canadiens GM Bob

Game 80: HABS CLINCH NORTHEAST DIVISION

Canadiens' Alex Kovalev backhands his first-period, game-winning goal over Senators' Martin Gerber.
Chris Wattie, Reuters

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Countdown to the Cup, April 1

 

 

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

Stubbs’s Bleu, Blogue, Rouge: Carbo makes passionate plea for a little media restraint

Head coach Guy Carbonneau picked his spot carefully to discuss his concern yesterday.
Pierre Obendrauf, Gazette

For roughly the length of a minor penalty yesterday, Canadiens head coach

Setting the table for the Senators

A little reading to prepare you for tonight's game in Ottawa:

Red Fisher on the stern stuff of which Saku Koivu is made;
Dave Stubbs

Audio: Voices after Monday’s practice

Some very good stuff, especially from Alex Kovalev, following this afternoon's Bell Centre practice. Listen to:

Tomas PlekanecAlex Kovalev 1

Confirmed: Koivu has break of bone in foot

Dave Stubbs reports from the Bell Centre that Saku Koivu has a fracture of a "little" bone in his left foot. The captain left the building around 2:30

Cross your fingers for Koivu & Co.

The Canadiens go into the final week of the season with a fistful of question marks and the team may go to battle in the playoffs

Komisarek rounding nicely back into shape

Canadiens defenceman Mike Komisarek hasn't wasted energy feeling sorry for himself during his rehab. He hasn't had the time.
Eliot J. Schechter, NHLI via Getty Images