Habs players enjoying rest after series sweep

The Canadiens enjoyed their second straight day off Thursday following their first-round sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Canadiens will play the winner of the Boston-Detroit series in the Eastern Conference semifinals. If that series goes the full seven […]

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Former Canadien Chris Nilan, recovered from an upper-body injury (dental surgery), returns as the guest on this week’s HI/O Show on The Gazette’s hockeyinsideout.com website, joining columnist Dave Stubbs and sports editor/host Stu Cowan. The main topic of conversation is […]

 

Habs get well-deserved break after sweeping Lightning

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After sweeping the Tampa Bay Lightning in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, Canadiens coach Michel Therrien rewarded his players by giving them a couple of days off. The Canadiens won’t practice Wednesday or Thursday, with a Friday practice schedule to […]

 

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The Canadiens held an optional morning skate in Brossard as they prepared for Game 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday night at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690). Defencemen […]

 

HI/O Show: Jacques Demers is our special guest this week

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Senator Jacques Demers, the last coach to win a Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1993, is the special guest on this week’s HI/O Show, joining Gazette columnist Dave Stubbs and sports editor/host Stu Cowan. All three give their predictions […]

 

Habs will be going for sweep in Game 4 Tuesday

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Before the NHL playoffs started, the people at EA Sports did a playoff simulation with the NHL 14 video game and had the Canadiens sweeping the Tampa Bay Lightning in their Eastern Conference quarter-final series. That could now happen in […]

 
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About last night …

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My cautionary notes after Game 2 enraged many members of the Commentariat.
I had cited some recent postseasons in which the Canadiens had lost playoff series after winning the first two games on the road: quarter-finals against Boston in 2011, Carolina in 2006 and the Rangers in 1996.
Let’s not not count our chickens, I urged, until they’d hatched.
To which several HIO readers responded: Go cluck yourself.

Gazette photo by DARIO AYALA

 
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