Prust will be game-time decision for Habs in Tampa (with practice video)

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 […]

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Eller returns as Habs prepare to face Lightning

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The Canadiens hit the ice Monday morning in Brossard to begin preparations for their first-round playoff series against the Lightning, which will start Wednesday night in Tampa (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690). Lars Eller, who missed the last […]

 

Habs will open playoff series Wednesday night in Tampa

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The Canadiens will open their first-round playoff series against the Lightning on the road Wednesday night in Tampa Bay. The Lightning clinched home-ice advantage with a 1-0 shootout win over the Washington Capitals on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the […]

 

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Home-ice advantage slipping away from Habs

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The Canadiens held an optional morning skate in Brossard ahead of Saturday night’s final regular-season game against the New York Rangers at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690). Michael Blunden, who was called up from the […]

 

Lightning moves ahead of Habs in standings

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The Tampa Bay Lightning moved into second place ahead of the Canadiens in the Atlantic Division with a 3-2 win over the visiting Columbus Jackets Friday night. Kristers Gudlevskis, who made 55 saves for Latvia against Canada at the Sochi Olympics, […]

 
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About last night …

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Your Montreal Canadiens no longer control their own destiny.
If Tampa Bay wins their last two games – at home against Columbus on Friday night, in Washington Sunday afternoon – the Lightning will have home-ice advantage for their playoff series against the Canadiens.
Opening on the road might not be a bad thing.
The Canadiens have played three of their worst games this season at the Bell Centre.
• A 6-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Dec. 10,
• A 5-0 loss to the Washington Capitals, and the worst of the lot:
• A 2-0 loss to the New York Islanders Thursday night.

 

Habs need to regroup after ‘bad performance’ (VIDEO)

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Michel Therrien cut to the chase about how the Canadiens played Thursday in their 2-0 shutout loss to the New York Islanders, a team that had 11 rookies in their lineup.
“It was a bad performance from our team. Pretty simple. Every aspect of our game was not sharp,” the Habs coach said.
They weren’t sharp at five on five or with special teams, Therrien added.
“The only positive thing that I can take (from the game) is that Carey Price was really solid. He gave us a chance to stick in the game,” Therrien said of the Canadiens goaltender who made 28 saves.

 
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