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Carey Price's shutout bid was spoiled with under two minutes remaining in Game 2, but the star goaltender still got the all important victory in Friday night's battle with the Lightning.

Price made 26 saves on 27 shots and was much better than he was during Wednesday night's Game 1, where he allowed four goals and made 21 saves in the wild overtime victory. A strong team performance suffocated the Bolts' offense, and put the series momentum squarely in the hands of the Canadiens. Price improves his mediocre career playoff record to 11 wins and 17 losses.
Apr 18 - 10:02 PM

Rene Bourque drove the Canadiens past the Lightning in Game 2 on Friday night, scoring two goals in the Habs’ 4-1 victory in Tampa Bay.

Bourque’s first goal is making the rounds on the highlight reels, as the veteran split the Bolts’ defense and poked the puck past a sprawling Anders Lindback. That goal stood as the game-winner, while Bourque’s second marker increased the Habs’ lead to 3-0 and essentially putting the game out of reach in the third period for the hometown Lightning.
Apr 18 - 9:43 PM

David Desharnais tipped home his first goal of the playoffs, one-timing a P.K. Subban slap pass on the power play during a 4-1 Habs win over Tampa on Friday night.

Desharnais helped Montreal take a commanding 2-0 lead in the series as a result of Friday’s victory. The 27 year-old also came out as a +1 during the game with two penalty minutes in 15:31 of ice time.
Apr 18 - 9:41 PM

The line of Thomas Vanek, David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty was dominant in Game 1 against Tampa.

This unit combined to take an impressive 17 shots on goal in the 5-4 overtime win Wednesday night and were responsible for the overtime winner scored by Vanek. If the Lighting hope to tie the series Friday, they are going to have to find a way to slow down the Vanek-Desharnais-Pacioretty line.
Apr 18 - 10:58 AM

Carey Price expects that he and his team will play better Friday than they did in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime win in Game 1.

The team played a shaky defensive game in front of Price and the Habs' goalie also was not at his best, although he did stop all nine shots he faced in the overtime. "We had some breakdowns and we're going to work to correct that," said Montreal coach Michel Therrien. Look for Game 2 to be a much tighter defensive game.
Apr 18 - 10:50 AM

Travis Moen practised with his Canadien teammates for the second day in a row Thursday but won't play Friday against Tampa in Game 2.

He is still working his way back from a concussion and needs a little more time on ice before he is cleared to play.
Apr 18 - 10:43 AM

Alexei Emelin contributed two assists in Montreal's 5-4 OT win against Tampa Bay in Wednesday's playoff opener.

He filled the stat sheet in the match with two penalty minutes, one shot, two hits and three blocks. Emelin also saw time on Montreal's second power-play unit, where he logged 1:09 of his 30:08 of his total ice time.
Apr 17 - 10:55 AM

Lars Eller picked up a goal and a helper in Wednesday's overtime win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

He picked up an assist on Brian Gionta's shorthanded tally and then scored his first career playoff goal early in the third period.
Apr 17 - 10:48 AM

Brian Gionta notched a goal and an assist in Wednesday's overtime win against Tampa Bay.

He scored a shorthanded marker in the second and added an assist in the third of Game 1's sea-saw battle. Gionta concluded the match with four shots and a plus-1 rating.
Apr 17 - 10:43 AM

Thomas Vanek scored in Montreal's 5-4 overtime win over Tampa Bay in Game 1 on Wednesday night.

He also registered a game-high seven shots. Vanek is a streaky player and he played very well in the Canadiens' playoff opener, which could be a good sign for the Habs.
Apr 17 - 10:37 AM

Dale Weise scored the overtime winner for Montreal to lift the Canadiens to a 5-4 win over Tampa Bay in Game 1 of their opening round playoff series.

Weise's goal at 18:08 of the first overtime frame sent the Lightning to their locker room in disappointment and put the Habs ahead in the series. Tomas Plekanec, Lars Eller, Brian Gionta and Thomas Vanek were the other Montreal scorers in the victory.
Apr 16 - 11:05 PM

Carey Price and the Canadiens outlasted Tampa Bay by scoring a 5-4 overtime victory in Game 1 of their first round playoff series Wednesday night.

The Habs controlled the play so Price was only tested with 25 shots in 78 minutes of action, but he did permit four goals in the victory. It wasn't his sharpest of outings, but the fact he was able to emerge victorious on an off-night is great news for Montreal supporters.
Apr 16 - 11:01 PM

Brandon Prust (upper body) is good to play in Game 1 on Wednesday.

It will be Prust's first game in nearly a month. He has 13 points and 121 penalty minutes in 52 games this season.
Apr 16 - 1:32 PM

Daniel Briere has amassed 50 goals and 109 points in 108 career playoff games.

"When I prepare, what I'm thinking is that I want to be the guy that makes the big play," he said. "I want the puck when the game's on the line. It's not about thinking that I'm a playoff performer or that I'm better than anyone. I wish it was clearer or that there was a better explanation, but there really isn't." However, Briere may not get a chance to make much of an impact for the Canadiens in the 2014 postseason. He could end up skating on the team's third or fourth line.
Apr 16 - 7:47 AM

Travis Moen (concussion) skated with the Canadiens on Tuesday.

Moen was wearing a no-contact jersey though, so we would be surprised if he played in Game 1 on Wednesday. He had 12 points and 49 penalty minutes in 65 games this season.
Apr 15 - 2:04 PM


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