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Brandon Prust returns to Habs' lineup for Game 1

Montreal Gazette TAMPA, Fla. - Brandon Prust was so excited the morning of Game 1 he couldn't help pacing around the dressing room.
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Live chat: NHL playoffs, April 16, 2 p.m. ET

Montreal Gazette Join Gazette Sports Editor Stu Cowan and other Postmedia sports writers and editors to talk NHL playoffs
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Game 1 Preview: MTL @ TBL

NHL.com Eastern Conference First Round Series : Game 1Canadiens (0-0) vs. Lightning (0-0)This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. On Wednesday night, the second and third-placed teams of the Atlantic...
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NHL playoff preview, predictions

Montreal Gazette The battle for the Stanley Cup intensifies as the playoffs kick off April 16, 2014. Here's a look at all eight matchups, with strengths, weaknesses and predictions
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Canadiens will have a taste of home in Tampa

Montreal Gazette For the second time in two weeks, Denis Plante will head to Tampa to watch the Canadiens play the Lightning. Only this time the stakes are higher.
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Five Keys to the Game: Habs-Lightning #1

NHL.com The Centennial Club : To be the best, you need to beat the best. If you have any hope of hoisting the Stanley Cup come June, the chances that you’ll have to battle teams that registered solid...
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Canadiens prepared for tight, low-scoring playoff battle with Lightning

Montreal Gazette The Montreal Canadiens hope to turn last year's playoff disaster into this year's success.
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Post-season is Brière’s time to shine

Montreal Gazette This is Daniel Brière’s time. There were a lot of heads shaking last summer when Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin reached into the free-agent pool and pulled out Brière, a...
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Fire with fire

NHL.com MONTREAL – Against the Lightning in Game One, the Canadiens appear well equipped to run-and-gun against Tampa’s high-flying offense.For the Montreal Canadiens, one of the focal points of the...
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Canadiens focus on special teams ahead of opener in Tampa

Montreal Gazette How important are special teams? In Michel Therrien’s book, they are very important, which is why the Canadiens spent most of their practice time Monday in Brossard working on the power play...
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Canadiens look to Briere to step up in playoffs after low-key regular season

Montreal Gazette The Montreal Canadiens didn't sign unrestricted free agent Daniel Briere last summer so he could dazzle in the regular season.
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Habs vs. Lightning should be a treat for fans

Montreal Gazette The next time the Canadiens defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning in an NHL playoff game will be the first time.
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Number cruncher: Secret weapons

NHL.com MONTREAL – With a first-round playoff date against the Lightning right around the corner, we look into the contributions of three forwards who could come up huge in the clutch.There will be no...
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Setting the mood

NHL.com BROSSARD – With 82 games in the books in 2013-14, the Canadiens are ready to kick off the real season on Wednesday. Despite cracking the 100-point plateau for just the second time since winning...
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Canadiens sign forward Jacob de la Rose to a three-year contract

NHL.com MONTREAL (April 14, 2014) – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, announced today the signing of forward Jacob de la Rose to a three-year, entry level contract (2014-15 à 2016-17).In...
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First round schedule

NHL.com SERIES B - A2 vs. A3 Tampa Bay vs Montreal1.Wednesday, April 16 7 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay CBC, RDS, CNBC2. Friday, April 18 7 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay CBC, RDS, CNBC3. Sunday, April 20 7...
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Lightning earn home-ice edge in 1st round against Canadiens by edging Capitals 1-0 in shootout

Montreal Gazette WASHINGTON - It came right down to the final moment of the final regular-season game for the Tampa Bay Lightning to secure home-ice advantage against the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of...
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Gionta puts nice finishing touch on Habs’ 100-point season

Montreal Gazette MONTREAL — Brian Gionta has scored 20 times in 54 career shootout attempts, a success rate of 37 per cent. But the Canadiens captain couldn’t tell you Saturday what his record is in...
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Jack Todd: Habs coach Therrien should be toast of the town

Montreal Gazette It was a sublime concatenation of events. In overtime of the 82nd and final game of the season, a long season made even longer by the Olympic break, Brian Gionta scored on a penalty shot to beat...
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‘We’re definitely proud of our season,’ Habs’ Price says

Montreal Gazette The Canadiens ended the regular season on a high note Saturday, winning in a thrilling way and finishing with a nifty number in the points column. The Canadiens’ dramatic win on a...
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Blog Articles

Prust will be in Habs lineup for Game 1

Montreal Gazette (Stu Cowan) — 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...
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Canadiens vs Lightning 2014 playoffs game 1 preview

Habs Eye on the Prize (Ian Murray) — After losing home-ice advantage in game 82, can the Habs reclaim it by drawing first blood against the Lightning? For all of the doubt that may have surrounded the Montreal Canadiens at the...
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NHL Playoff Predictions 2014: The Western Conference

Habs Eye on the Prize (Arik Parnass) — We take an analytical look at every first round series, and try to forecast who has the best shot at winning the Stanley Cup this Spring. In case you missed it, yesterday I published my first...
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Canadiens Playoffs 2014: Round 1 Game 1: Habs vs Lightning

Habs Eye on the Prize (Andrew Berkshire) — It all begins tonight, as the Canadiens have a chance to snatch home ice advantage away from the Lightning. For all of the doubt that may have surrounded the Montreal Canadiens at the start of...
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Canadiens playoffs 2014: Habs vs Lightning series preview

Habs Eye on the Prize (Andrew Berkshire) — For the second time in their histories, the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning will face off in the playoffs. .m-sbnation-2014-nhl-playoff-coverage { display: block; width: 100%; }...
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Wednesday Habs Links: PLAYOFFS! PLAYOFFS! PLAYOFFS!

Habs Eye on the Prize (Marc Dumont) — Your open thread and links for the day, including everything you need to know before game one of the 2014 NHL playoffs. Montreal Canadiens News Thomas Vanek shared his fondest playoff...
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Prust will be game-time decision for Habs in Tampa

Montreal Gazette (Stu Cowan) — 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...
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NHL Playoff Predictions 2014 - The Eastern Conference

Habs Eye on the Prize (Arik Parnass) — We take an analytical look at every first round series, and try to forecast who has the best shot at winning the Stanley Cup this Spring. Around this time of year, every hockey writer and their...
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Tuesday Habs Links: Carey Price no stranger to pressure

Habs Eye on the Prize (Veronica Canete) — The playoffs begin tomorrow, and we've got predictions and a bracket, a story on Price, and a little Tampa/Montreal stroll down memory lane. Montreal Canadiens news The playoffs begin...
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Catching the Torch: Gabriel Dumont keeping the 'Dogs alive

Habs Eye on the Prize (Robert Rice) — A statistical review of the Montreal Canadiens prospects and their performance for the past week. Player of the Week: Gabriel Dumont Taking top honours for the week, Gabriel Dumont ...
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Canadiens vs Lightning in the playoffs: Then and Now

Habs Eye on the Prize (Scott Matla) — It's been 10 years since the Lightning and Canadiens have met in the playoffs, and they'll be facing off on Wednesday for the second series ever between the two teams. But what happened the first...
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Eller returns as Habs prepare to face Lighting

Montreal Gazette (Stu Cowan) — 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,...
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Canadiens sign Jacob de la Rose to an entry level contract

Habs Eye on the Prize (Andrew Berkshire) — After working out in Brossard for the last little while Jacob de la Rose has signed with the Canadiens. There has been speculation that big Swedish forward Jacob de la Rose would sign with the ...
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Yes Canada, you do have to cheer for the Habs in the playoffs.

Habs Eye on the Prize (Marc Dumont) — Halte là, halte là, halte là, les Canadiens, les Canadiens. Halte là, halte là, halte là, les Canadiens, sont là. Les Canadiens, les Canadiens sont...
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Max Pacioretty is the Habs' best goal scorer since Lafleur

Habs Eye on the Prize (Scott Matla) — Max Pacioretty who has been labelled a "perimeter player" "streaky" and "another Mike McPhee" scored 39 goals this season. Let's look at them all shall we? Photo credit: Sporting...
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Monday Habs Links: Everyone should love P.K. Subban

Habs Eye on the Prize (Marc Dumont) — Your links and open thread for the day, including the playoff schedule, a great story on P.K. Subban, prospect news, and more. Montreal Canadiens News The opening night of the playoffs...
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Canadiens vs Lightning 2014 playoff schedule

Habs Eye on the Prize (Marc Dumont) — The first round series Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens will get underway on Wednesday. The NHL has released the schedule for the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning in the...
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Canadiens start the playoffs on the road

Habs Eye on the Prize (Andrew Berkshire) — Turns out that game against the Islanders actually was important. Remember that game against the Islanders that Michel Therrien decided to start George Parros in and the team didn't even...
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Puck-sniffing dog pays back owners

Montreal Gazette (Stu Cowan) — As the owner of two dogs – a black Lab and a smaller terrier mix – one of the worst parts about spring is cleaning up all the poop from a long winter in the backyard. But there’s...
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Tampa Bay vs Washington game thread

Habs Eye on the Prize (Marc Dumont) — The Bolts hold their fate in their own hands, as they face the golf bound Caps. Gooooooooo Washington! This game is for all the marbles. Well, maybe not all the marbles, but definitely the home...
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