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HabsBolts_PlayoffsMatch Up:

After a back and forth Game 1 that finished with Overtime heroics by Dale Weise and Daniel Briere, the Canadiens and Lightning square off for Game 2 Friday night in Tampa Bay. The match starts at 7:00 and can be seen on RDS and CBC.

The Canadiens went up 1-0 in the best of seven series with a 5-4 OT win on Wednesday, but despite out-shooting the Bolts 44-25 and looking dominant for most of the match, the game stayed tight the whole way through. Neither team was able to build more that a 1-goal lead in the game, and the longest a team was able to hold onto their lead was a shade over 3 minutes.

What to Watch:

The Canadiens got contributions from all 4 lines in Wednesday’s game, and defenseman Alexei Emelin chipped in with a pair of assists. Lars Eller and Brian Gionta found a bit of chemistry on Wednesday, collaborating on a pair of goals, including a shorthanded marker that erased Tampa’s second and final lead of the game. Daniel Briere assisted on Dale Weise’s OT winner keeping Briere over the point-per-game mark in the playoffs, he has 110 points in 109 career playoff games.

In Game 1, Steven Stamkos did what Steven Stamkos does best, score goals. The 24-year old potted a pair of goals for Tampa, including one of an a play that started with Stamkos collecting the puck behind his own net and charging down the ice to create the opportunity. Alex Killorn picked up a goal and an assist in his NHL Playoffs debut.

What’s at Stake:

The Canadiens looked dominant in Game 1 but still gave the Lightning ample opportunity to steal a victory. If the Habs can maintain their dominance through Game 2 and return to Montreal with a 2-0 series lead, the Bolts will be hard pressed to come back.

Who’s Out:

Travis Moen (concussion) is close to a return but won’t be back for Game 2. Alex Galchenyuk (knee) has been ruled out for the opening round.

The Lightning are still without Ben Bishop (elbow) who could return to action late in the series but will miss the next few starts. Ondrej Palat (upper body) left Wednesday’s game in the third period and will be a game time decision on Friday. Ryan Malone has been de facto suspended after being charged with a DUI and cocaine possession. Any future discipline will be determined based on the terms of the NHL’s Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program.

What Else:

The Canadiens’ power play woes continued on Wednesday, they haven’t scored with the man advantage since Daniel Briere potted a late power play marker against the Buffalo Sabres on March 25, 10 games ago. While Brian Gionta did score on a penalty shot in Montreal’s last game of the season, the Habs have gone 0-for-26 on the power play in their last 9 games.

Thankfully, as bad as they’ve been with the man advantage, they’ve been just the opposite killing penalties. The Canadiens finished the season fourth overall on the penalty kill and opened up the Playoffs by holding the Bolts 0-for-2 on the power play and even scored a shorthanded goal in the process.

The Question Mark:

After some unlikely heroics from Dale Weise, who do you think scores the winner in Game 2?

Let us know what you think, leave us a comment or send us a tweet with the #MTLHockey hashtag on Twitter.

Be sure to tune into the Montreal Hockey Talk Pregame Show an hour before the puck drop and the Post Game Show 5 minutes after the final siren. Join the live conversation by using the #MTLHockey hashtag on Twitter.

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MHT Playoff Post-Game: Habs vs. Bolts – Apr. 16th, 2014

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Game 1 ended in dramatic fashion, as Dale F’n Weise scored in overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 5-4 victory and 1-0 series lead against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Join Corey Collard and Nick Murdocco, along with Andrew Berkshire, Kristina Ashqar and Coach K as they break the action down.

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habs_leafs_oct222011Match Up:

The Canadiens (33-21-7) play host to the rival Maple Leafs (32-22-7) Saturday night at the Bell Centre. The game is set to start at 7:00 and airs on RDS and CBC.

This is the fourth of five meetings between the Habs and Leafs, they’ll meet again for the final time this season in three weeks at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The Leafs have picked up 2 wins in the 3 games so far, including a 5-3 victory in Toronto the last time these teams met. The Canadiens battled back from 1-0 and 3-1 deficits, but a late goal by James Van Riemsdyk eventually put the Leafs ahead for good.

What to Watch:

Peter Budaj will start his third consecutive game Saturday night as Carey Price recovers from a mysterious lower body injury. Budaj had a shaky start in Pittsburgh on Thursday but ended up one of the heroes as he stopped Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and James Neal in the shootout. Daniel Briere picked up goals number 10 and 11 on the season against the Penguins. He also added an assist in the 6-5 shootout win, bringing him up to 21 points on the season.

The Leafs dropped a 5-4 OT decision to the Islanders in their first game back after the Olympics. They were stung for 2 shorthanded goals and a late third period game tying marker against the lowly Isles. James Van Riemsdyk had 3 assists in the losing effort and fellow American Olympian, Phil Kessel, picked up a goal and an assist.

What’s at Stake:

The Habs go into Saturday’s game with a 2 point lead in the standings over the Maple Leafs with about a quarter of the season left to play. The Canadiens haven’t played the best hockey since the Olympic break ended bur have still managed to pick up 3 of a possible 4 points. They have 9 points in their last 5 games and will want to keep that streak going against their longtime rivals.

Who’s Out:

The Canadiens are still missing Carey Price (lower body) although he is expected to travel with the team next week for their West Coast road trip. Ryan White (illness) missed Thursday’s game in Pittsburgh and practice on Friday. Brandon Prust (upper body), Michael Bournival (concussion) and Davis Drewiske (shoulder) are also out.

The Leafs are missing Dave Bolland (ankle).

What Else:

The Montrealhockeytalk.com Pregame Show will be broadcast live from Brutopia Brew Pub Saturday at 6 pm, following a specialĀ  edition of Murphy’s Hockey Law starting at 4 pm also live from Brutopia. Guests on Murphy’s Hockey Law will include Eric Engels from Hockeybuzz, Kevin Mcgran from the Toronto Star, Mike Zeisberger from the Toronto Sun, and Shane Murphy who will be in the house to perform an acoustic set.

The Question Mark:

We want to hear from you, do you think PK Subban has been treated fairly by Michel Therrien this season and are you satisfied with his development?

Let us know what you think, leave a comment or send us a tweet by using the #MTLHockey hashtag on Twitter.

Be sure to tune into the Montreal Hockey Talk Pregame Show an hour before the puck drop and the Post Game Show 5 minutes after the final siren. Join the live conversation by using the #MTLHockey hashtag on Twitter.

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MHT Post-Game: Habs vs. Penguins – Feb. 27th, 2014

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Both teams still looked like they were suffering from an Olympic break hangover, at times looking awful, but the Montreal Canadiens managed to keep pace with the Pittsburgh Penguins and win in a shootout 6-5 at the Xcel Energy Center. Join Corey Collard and Nick Murdocco, along with Kristina Ashqar, Rick Springhetti and Coach K as they try to make some sense of the questionable officiating and some of the decision made in overtime by Habs’ coach Michel Therrien.

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MHT Post-Game: Red Wings vs. Habs – Feb. 26th, 2014

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In their return to the Bell Centre, the Montreal Canadiens struggled to find any offense, yet still managed to salvage a single point, losing to the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 in overtime. Join Corey Collard and Nick Murdocco, along with Joey Alfieri, Josh Bourke of the Montreal Alouettes and Coach K as they break it all down.

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