The Canadiens returned to Montreal after Friday night’s 4-1 win over the Lightning in Tampa to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Coach Michel Therrien scrapped plans for a noon-hour practice in Brossard, instead opting […]
Two playoff games on the road in Tampa.
Two wins for your Montreal Canadiens.
The second W, on Friday night, was so convincing the guys on L’Antichambre described it as a “perfect game” for the Canadiens.
Coming home to what will be a loud, rockin’ Bell Centre on Sunday night, the Canadiens are just where they want to be in this Eastern Conference quarter-final:
They’ve got the Lightning by the bolts.
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 […]
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Let’s be honest.
Were it not for the heroics of Carey Price, your Montreal Canadiens would not be in the playoffs.
But as we say in this red-hot – and, this week, unseasonably cold – hockey city, what have you done for me lately?
Heading into Game 1 in Tampa Bay, the Canadiens goaltender was 4-14 in his previous 18 postseason starts.
Price’s overall playoff record was 9-17. His save percentage: a very ordinary .905.
But .905 is better than .750.
Through 60 minutes against the Lightning, Price was beaten four times on 16 shots.
There were turnovers to create some Tampa Bay chances.
And Steven Stamkos scores against many NHL goaltenders.
But still …
The Canadiens playoff series against Ottawa last spring was nasty, brutish and short. We can expect a better run against Tampa Bay this time around – if only because some of the younger Habs have been playoff-bloodied (in Lars Eller’s […]
The Canadiens held an optional morning skate in Tampa as they prepared to face the Lightning Wednesday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690). The Habs’ No. 1 line of Thomas […]
The Canadiens practised Tuesday morning in Brossard before boarding a flight to Tampa for Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Lightning on Wednesday night (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690). Brandon Prust, who missed the last […]