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Father’s pep talk shakes Pacioretty out of funk

Montreal Gazette The playoffs have been a study in frustration for Max Pacioretty, but he knew his time had come when the Canadiens went on a power play at 17:49 of the third period in Tuesday night’s Game 4...
  • New: 5 hr 59 min ago

And the lady sang

NHL.com MONTREAL – It’s been six years and a day since the Habs last won a playoff round at home. The moment had been a long time coming.Unwittingly, the Canadiens may have started a new playoff tradition...
  • New: 6 hr 49 min ago

Sweep sends Habs fans into stratosphere

Montreal Gazette Gifted film producer Tim Thompson dipped his toe into Montreal history on Sunday for his CBC Hockey Night in Canada pre-game vignette, using Quebec rocker Michel Pagliaro’s 1972 hit Some...
  • New: 6 hr 52 min ago

Pacioretty & Co. put brooms to Bolts

Montreal Gazette he Canadiens are on to the second round of the playoffs after Max Pacioretty scored a power-play goal with 42.6 seconds remaining in regulation time to give the Canadiens a 4-3 win over the Tampa...
  • New: 7 hr 33 min ago

Canadiens sweep Lightning

Montreal Gazette Habs move on to next round after a 4-3 win at the Bell Centre.
  • New: 8 hr 5 min ago

The Numbers Game - Game #4 - April 22, 2014

NHL.com MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Game 4 between the Habs and the Lightning on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.15 – Rene Bourque comes into Game 4 with a team-leading three goals in the first...
  • New: 8 hr 19 min ago

Photos: Canadiens vs Lightning, Game 4

Montreal Gazette Action from Game 4 of the Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Playoff series at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
  • New: 8 hr 22 min ago

Boone live blog: Habs-Lightning Game 4

Montreal Gazette Join or follow Mike Boone during his live blog of the Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning for Game 4 in Montreal, Tuesday, April 22
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Game 4 Preview: MTL vs. TBL

NHL.com Eastern Conference First Round Series : Game 4Canadiens (3-0) vs. Lightning (0-3)Energized by a close win in front of the home crowd, the Habs will look to complete the series sweep on Tuesday at...
  • 21 hr 49 min ago

Canadiens ‘riding that wave,’ Eller says

Montreal Gazette WITH VIDEO: The Canadiens aren’t taking anything for granted going into Game 4 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday at the Bell Centre.
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Sniper Vanek soaks up city’s playoff vibe

Montreal Gazette Thomas Vanek sensed the energy of a Bell Centre playoff crowd during the warmup before Sunday’s Game 3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Five Keys to the Game: Habs-Lightning #4

NHL.com 1. Don’t get too excited, but…: Everyone knows that a best-of-seven series isn’t over after just three games. Still, some teams boast a far more powerful killer instinct than others when it comes...
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

Business as usual

NHL.com BROSSARD – Heading into Game 4 with a chance to sweep a postseason series for the first time since 1992-93, the Canadiens are maintaining their even keel, business-like approach to the opportunity...
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

In the Habs' Room: Subban atones for early penalty

Montreal Gazette Brendan Gallagher said he knew what he had to do as he watched P.K. Subban dipsy-doodle his way through the Lightning zone. “I knew he was trying to create some space and I knew my job was...
  • 2 days ago

Stranglehold

NHL.com MONTREAL - The Canadiens are in complete control of their opening round playoff series with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and it’s safe to say the Bell Centre faithful played a prominent role in...
  • 2 days ago

Dave Stubbs: A night to remember at Bell Centre

Montreal Gazette There was no way after the opening faceoff of this 3-2 Canadiens victory, surely, that your knees could get any weaker or that your skin had another centimetre for one more goosebump.
  • 2 days ago

Jack Todd: Habs’ Subban, Bourque escape from coach’s doghouse

Montreal Gazette Take two players who were often in coach Michel Therrien’s doghouse during the regular season. Mix in the cauldron of the playoffs and stir.
  • 2 days ago

Electric atmosphere at Bell Centre

Montreal Gazette You know playoff fever has hit Montreal when fans start singing Olé, Olé, Olé outside the Bell Centre a full two hours before game time. Or when they wear puck-shaped head gear with...
  • 2 days ago

Habs put stranglehold on Lightning

Montreal Gazette The skinny: P.K. Subban did what he does best as he stickhandled through the Lightning zone, circled behind the net and came out to set up Brendan Gallagher for the go-ahead goal at 18:10 of the...
  • 2 days ago

Habs loosen Bolts' chances with 3-2 win

Montreal Gazette MONTREAL — Maybe this could have gone another way. The Tampa Bay Lightning could have won Game 1, but the Montreal Canadiens deserved that fate. Montreal’s structure and goaltending...
  • 2 days ago
Blog Articles

About last night …

Montreal Gazette (Mike Boone) — What a difference a year makes.If your Montreal Canadiens do not win another playoff game this spring, they will still have (mostly) exorcised the demons that plagued fans through last summer.The...
  • New: 4 hr 59 min ago

Pacioretty scores game winner as Habs sweep Lightning (Video)

Montreal Gazette (Brenda Branswell) — Max Pacioretty’s timing was exquisite for his first playoff goal.With 42.6 seconds left on the clock in regulation time, Pacioretty scored the game-winning goal on the power play as the Canadiens...
  • New: 5 hr 38 min ago

Canadiens vs Lightning Top Six Minutes: Ride the Lightning Edition

Habs Eye on the Prize (Scott Matla) — It's a Metallica themed Top Six Minutes tonight to celebrate the sweep...rock on Habs fans! .m-sbnation-2014-nhl-playoff-coverage { display: block; width: 100%; } ...
  • New: 7 hr 43 min ago

Canadiens vs Lightning third period thread

Habs Eye on the Prize (Mark Black) — The Frayed Ends of Sanity - Stamkos loses it on Emelin, Refs trying to lose it for Habs Join Our Community Montreal Canadiens Follow Join Our Community Montreal...
  • New: 8 hr 56 min ago

Canadiens vs Lightning second period thread

Habs Eye on the Prize (Mark Black) — Habs taking down Bolts in Game 4 with Eller and Briere goals in the first. 2-0 Canadiens Join Our Community Montreal Canadiens Follow Join Our Community ...
  • New: 9 hr 54 min ago

Canadiens vs Lightning 2014 playoffs game 4 game thread

Habs Eye on the Prize (Mark Black) — Habs look to put away the Bolts for good in Game 4 at the Bell Centre Join Our Community Montreal Canadiens Follow Join Our Community Montreal Canadiens blog...
  • 12 hr 49 min ago

Liveblog: Playoff Game 4 – Tampa Bay at Canadiens

Montreal Gazette (Mike Boone) — It’s been 21 years since your Montreal Canadiens held a 3-0 lead in a playoff series. On May 8, 1993 in Buffalo, the Canadiens edged the Sabres 4-3 – that was the final score of each game in...
  • 13 hr 19 min ago

Canadiens vs Lightning 2014 playoffs game 4 preview

Habs Eye on the Prize (Ian Murray) — With three impressive victories already on the ledger, can the Habs finish off their division rivals? The Montreal Canadiens are on a serious roll. In their three games against the Tampa Bay...
  • 17 hr 49 min ago

Odds stacked against Lightning heading into Game 4 vs. Habs

Montreal Gazette (Stu Cowan) — 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...
  • 18 hr 30 min ago

Canadiens Playoffs 2014: Round 1 Game 4: Habs vs Lightning

Habs Eye on the Prize (Andrew Berkshire) — For the first time in 21 years, the Canadiens are on the verge of a series sweep, but can they pull it off? The Montreal Canadiens are on a serious roll. In their three games against the Tampa...
  • 19 hr 49 min ago

Tuesday Habs Links: Cooper tries to lighten the mood

Habs Eye on the Prize (Arik Parnass) — Your daily dose of links and thread for the day, as the Canadiens look to send the Lightning packing Montreal Canadiens Links Notes from Monday's practice , as Travis Moen returned...
  • 23 hr 49 min ago

NHL Playoffs 2014: Penguins, Blue Jackets, Wild, Avalanche, Blues, Blackhawks, Ducks, Stars open thread

Habs Eye on the Prize (Marc Dumont) — As we wait for game 4, here's an open thread to keep an eye on all the action in tonight's playoffs. Penguins @ Blue Jackets ( 7 PM EST, CBC, RDS2, NBCSN ) The series is split after Matt...
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

For the first time since 1993, the Canadiens hold a 3-0 series lead

Habs Eye on the Prize (Andrew Berkshire) — Three games into the 2014 NHL playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens remain perfect. The night began with a perfect montage from Tim Thompson on Hockey Night in Canada, followed by the epic intro...
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

Habs will be going for sweep in Game 4 Tuesday

Montreal Gazette (Stu Cowan) — 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 first-round series....
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

Cheer Up Tampa: It Gets Worse Before It Gets Even More Worse

Habs Eye on the Prize (BookoflooB) — Rest assured though, it never gets better and everything you've ever loved is a lie. Except Steve Irwin, but I wouldn't expect him to save you anytime soon It's tough being a Tampa Bay Lightning...
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Monday Habs Links: Subbanomania

Habs Eye on the Prize (Marc Dumont) — Your open thread and links for the day, including praise for Subban, contrived controversy, more Marc Bergevin dance moves, and more. .m-sbnation-2014-nhl-playoff-coverage { display:...
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About last night …

Montreal Gazette (Mike Boone) — 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...
  • 2 days ago

“It’s a huge win for us,” Habs Therrien says (VIDEO)

Montreal Gazette (Brenda Branswell) — The Canadiens now hold a daunting 3-0 lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning and have a chance to clinch the best-of-seven playoff series on Tuesday at the Bell Centre."It's a huge win for us," coach...
  • 2 days ago

Canadiens vs Lightning Game 3 Top Six Minutes: There's no place like home

Habs Eye on the Prize (Matt Drake) — The Habs headed back to Montreal for game three on Easter Sunday. Having won home ice advantage with two road wins, the Habs were able to snatch a 3-0 strangelhold on the series. ...
  • 2 days ago
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Canadiens vs Lightning third period thread

Habs Eye on the Prize (Mark Black) — Bolts get a powerplay gift, get robbed, get ticked, and get P.K.'d. Habs up 2-1 Join Our Community Montreal Canadiens Follow Join Our Community Montreal...
  • 2 days ago