Max Pacioretty scored with 42.6 seconds remaining to nullify a Tampa Bay third period comeback as the Canadiens edged the Lightning 4-3 to complete their first playoff series sweep in 21 years. The winning goal came on a Canadiens power play. The Habs now await the winner of the Detroit/Boston series and the second round. Boston has a 2-1 lead in that series.
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The Canadiens go for a playoff sweep for the first time in 21 years Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. Carey Price will be in goal for the Canadiens once again. Anders Lindback for the the Lightning.
1993 was the “last time” for a long list of things. It was the last time the Canadiens won a Stanley Cup. The last time the Canadiens were in a Stanley Cup final. The last time a Canadian based team won a Stanley Cup. It was also the last time the Canadiens had a 3-0 lead in a playoff series.
Travis Moen returned to full Canadiens practice Monday as his teammates prepared for the fourth game of their playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Habs have the opportunity to wrap their first series win in four years Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.
The Canadiens recalled ten members of their Hamilton Bulldogs roster Sunday none of whom, barring a disaster, is likely to see any action during the team’s playoff run. The recall gives Bulldogs coaches and members of the Canadiens development staff to give them additional attention before sending them home for the summer. Among those recalled
Brendan Gallagher scored a goal and assist, P.K. Subban two assists and Rene Bourque with his third goal in two games as the Canadiens edged the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 and took a 3-0 lead in their opening round playoff series. The Canadiens can wrap up their first win of a playoff series in four years when they host the Lightning in Game Four on Tuesday.
The Canadiens lineup will be unchanged as they go into game three of their first round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning Sunday night. The Lightning are expected to have their top scorer Ondrej Palat back in their lineup after missing game two. Anders Lindback is expected to return to the Tampa nets after being pulled in favour of Kristers Gudlevskis in game two’s third period. The Canadiens are hoping to take a 3-0 lead in the series.
The Syracuse Crunch scored goals 1:10 apart in the second period to come from behind a 1-0 deficit and then added a clinching goal in the third period for a 3-1 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs Saturday night at First Ontario Centre. The game was played before a crowd of 7,444 on the final night
Led by two goals from Rene Bourque, the Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 Friday night and took a 2-0 lead in their best of seven opening round playoff series. Also scoring for the Canadiens were David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher. Teddy Purcell ruined Carey Price’s bid for a shutout with a power play
The Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning meet in game two of their opening round Atlantic Division series Friday night at the St. Pete Times Forum. After their 5-4 overtime win Wednesday night, the Canadiens are hopeful of returning home to the Bell Centre Sunday with a 2-0 lead in the series. Once again the goaltenders for the game will be Carey Price and Anders Lindback.