PuckCast, Vol. 2, No. 24 [Podcast]

The Canadiens are Eastern Conference champions and will take on the Boston Bruins in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs starting on Thursday.

PuckCasters Dave Stubbs, Mike Boone and Kevin Mio have clipped on the microp

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P minus two days: read all about it

Not that you're counting, but it's just two days before the Canadiens and Bruins face off in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference best-of-seven quarterfinal.

Here's a roundup of

2008 Playoff Pool

The Habs Inside/Out 2008 playoff pool is here. Match your hockey knowledge with the rest of the Inside/Out community by choosing the players that you think are the

Poolie alert: NHL playoff bracket

Below you'll find a bracket of the NHL playoffs, suitable for printing and daily updating. If you prefer: here's a downloadable PDF version of the grid, scaled

Audio: Injuries; Gainey, Carbo, players speak

Injury report from the Canadiens practice, held early this afternoon at the Bell Centre:

Mike Komisarek (hip) has not yet been medically cleared, but practised hard today. Francis Bouillon

Keeping tabs on the Bruins

Of course you'll want the full story of the quarterfinal round from a Bruins perspective, too. Bookmark the Boston Globe's Bruins section and read all about

Hockey News: Canadiens in five

They're no more an authority than anyone else with an opinion – they did have the Habs finishing 13th in the East – but for the record,

Complete NHL quarterfinal schedules

Here are the schedules for the eight first-round NHL quarterfinals, suitable for printing and hockey-pool use:

Eastern and Western Conference playoff

Canadiens in 5 or 6, says Habs legend Lafleur

Guy Lafleur, still the Canadiens' all-time leading scorer, likes what he sees of the playoff-bound Habs.
Denis Brodeur, NHLI via Getty Images

In his 13 full seasons with

Canadiens return to practice Monday

The Eastern Conference-champion Canadiens return to practice Monday early afternoon at the Bell Centre. We'll check out the on-ice session, then attend the scheduled news conferences of head