The Canadiens and Lightning held their off -day practices Thursday at Tampa. The Canadiens power play got special attetnion again. The Lightning admit their goaltender Ben Bishop is not close to returning and forward Ondrej Palat will be a game-time-decision.
The Canadiens got goals from all four of their forward lines and edged the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 in overtime Wednesday night in the opening game of the playoffs. Fourth line winger Dale Weise scored the game winning with 1:52 remaining in the first overtime period.
Playoff Game Preview #1 Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay St. Pete Times Forum – April 16, 2014 – 7:05pm Game Notes – ….These teams met in the Stanley Playoffs only once in 2004. After a tough seven game series against Boston, the Canadiens lost four straight to Tampa in the Eastern semi-final. They were outscored
The search for a compatible left winger for Tomas Plekanec has become an endless and frustrating search for the Canadiens coaching staff. Eleven different players tired left wing on his line this season and in two days of practice for the opening of the 2014 playoffs, he’s had three.
During practice Tuesday, Prust was practicing on a line with Thomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher. This is a change from the Monday workout when Rene Bourque and Daniel Briere alternated on Plekanec’s left wing. Prust has been recovering from a rib injury suffered March 18th against Colorado.
The Canadiens made left winger Jacob de la Rose their first of three second round picks at the NHL Entry draft last June. He was taken 34th overall. He played his first full season as an 18 year old with Leksands of the Swedish National League, scoring 7 goals and 6 assists.
The Canadiens/Lightning series will open Wednesday at the St. Pete Times Forum. Game two of the series will be played at Tampa before the scene shifts to Montreal for games Sunday and Tuesday
Brian Gionta scored on an overtime penalty shot to give the Canadiens a 1-0 win over the new York Rangers Saturday night in the final game of the regular season for both teams.
Preview Game #82 New York Rangers vs. Canadiens Bell Centre – April 11, 2014 – 7:15pm Game Notes – …..In order to secure home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs the Canadiens must get at least a point against the Rangers and depend on the Capitals to beat the Tampa Bay