12:16 PM EDT, Thu April 24, 2014
Habs players enjoying rest after series sweep

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 […]
Habs Eyes On The Prize 6 hours ago

Thursday Habs Links: Canadiens & Lightning players meet for poutine

Late night poutine, bad divers and NHL suspensions all inside your open thread for Thursday. .m-sbnation-2014-nhl-playoff-coverage { display: block; width: 100%; } .m-sbnation-2014-nhl-playoff-coverage img { max-width: 100%; } Montreal Canadiens News Following their series clinching...
Montreal Gazette 14 hours ago

Playoffs at the Bell Centre ‘like a normal game times 1,000,’ Prust says

The denial first: Brandon Prust was not at the Montreal poutine restaurant in the pre-dawn of Wednesday, a few hours after the Canadiens had swept the Tampa Bay Lightning from the playoffs. “Went for some dinner, had some cocktails,” a sleepy Prust said late...
Montreal Gazette 15 hours ago

Banged-up Habs can use the extra days off

One of the perks associated with the Canadiens’ first-round playoff sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning is an opportunity for the players to sit back and relax before the second round starts.

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Montreal Gazette 17 hours ago
Jack Todd: MacLean’s comments were unconscionable

Jack Todd: MacLean’s comments were unconscionable

It was like watching a slow-motion train wreck. You couldn’t bear to look, but you couldn’t take your eyes away. Did Ron MacLean just open his mouth and insert one loafer? Rewind. Yup, he sure did. There he was on national television, asserting that French-Canadian refs cannot be trusted to work Canadiens games.
Montreal Gazette 18 hours ago
HI/O Show: Nilan returns from upper-body injury

HI/O Show: Nilan returns from upper-body injury

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.
HI/O Show: Nilan returns from ‘upper-body’ injury

HI/O Show: Nilan returns from ‘upper-body’ injury

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 […]
Montreal Gazette 19 hours ago
Pat Hickey: Five key factors to Canadiens’ sweep over Lightning

Pat Hickey: Five key factors to Canadiens’ sweep over Lightning

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien thought his team had the upper hand on the Tampa Bay Lightning, but said that even in his wildest dreams he didn’t envision a four-game sweep in their first-round playoff series.
CSN Washington 23 hours ago

Playoff primer: Who had the Habs in a sweep?

The Montreal Canadiens swept past the Tampa Bay Lightning, setting up a second-round date with either Boston or Detroit.
Habs get well-deserved break after sweeping Lightning

Habs get well-deserved break after sweeping Lightning

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 […]
The Ledger Apr 23, 2014

Canadiens Cap Sweep of Lightning With Goal in Last Minute

Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night with a power-play goal with 43 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory and a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay.
About last night …

About last night …

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 last game of the 2012-'13 season was played at the Bell Centre on the second Thursday in May. With Peter Budaj in nets and Robert Mayer as his backup, the Ottawa Senators beat the Canadiens 6-1. To the dismay and multi-month misery of their passionate fans, the Canadiens made an ignominious five-game exit from a quarter-final series in which they were outscored, outhustled and, most embarrassingly,...
Los Angeles Times Apr 23, 2014

Canadiens take advantage of late goal to sweep Lightning

Max Pacioretty scores in the final minute to lift Montreal to a 4-3 victory. The Canadiens will play the winner of the Boston Bruins-Detroit Red Wings series.Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a power-play goal with 43 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory and a four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Pacioretty scores game winner as Habs sweep Lightning (Video)

Pacioretty scores game winner as Habs sweep Lightning (Video)

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 Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 at the Bell Centre and swept the first-round series. “The boys were joking that they didn’t need my goal till the end,” Pacioretty said after the game. “It’s awesome that everyone pitched in this series,” he said. “My job is to score and I’m not doing that. You see the three other games, tons of players stepped up. Even tonight, tons of players stepped...
Montreal Gazette Apr 22, 2014
Father’s pep talk shakes Pacioretty out of funk

Father’s pep talk shakes Pacioretty out of funk

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 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Montreal Gazette Apr 22, 2014
Sweep sends Habs fans into stratosphere

Sweep sends Habs fans into stratosphere

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 Sing, Some Dance as the soundtrack for his images of the Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning, both the sepia past and the polished present.
Montreal Gazette Apr 22, 2014
Pacioretty & Co. put brooms to Bolts

Pacioretty & Co. put brooms to Bolts

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 Bay Lightning Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.
Montreal Gazette Apr 22, 2014
Canadiens sweep Lightning

Canadiens sweep Lightning

Habs move on to next round after a 4-3 win at the Bell Centre.

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