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Chris Stevenson, Special to Postmedia Network
This one was bitter right to the end.
There wasn't much left of Daniel Briere's voice. The veteran Montreal Canadiens forward had been turned into a cheerleader, sitting on the Canadiens bench for most of the third period of their Game 7 victory over the Boston Bruins, cooling his heels despite having set up the crucial first goal two minutes into the game.
After prolonged stretches of exposed nerves, unexpected turns, body blows, resurrections and usual post-whistle silliness, there is no question the Atlantic Division final deserves a Game 7.
As the personality of a series takes shape, grows from game to game, the really good ones have two teams adapting and changing, emphasizing their strengths while working at squeezing the areas where the opponents live and breathe.
Their paths crossed at the Grand Prix last summer, the Hall of Fame defenceman and the Montreal Canadiens current star on the blue line.
The curse of the two-goal lead in these playoffs claimed the Montreal Canadiens Saturday afternoon.
After a monumentally eventful opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, you had to wonder if the NHL could sustain the level of compelling hockey of the first fortnight.
Daniel Briere hadn’t quite become a couch potato, but he was getting there.
Call it Diva Intervention.
Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper summed up what he felt - and by extension what Lightning Nation (if such a thing exists) is feeling.
It would have been a toss-up.
The Early Word: The Lightning took the season series in which the Habs scored only one goal in each of the games (the Canadiens’ lone win came in a 2-1 shootout victory). This could come down to the Habs being disciplined and being able to control Tampa’s Steven Stamkos and the Bolts’ power play (the Canadiens have the fifth-ranked penalty kill thi
When the gleaming metallic doors beneath the red Montreal Canadiens logo slid silently open after a 5-0 loss to the Washington Capitals on Jan. 25, all 20 players were sitting in their stalls, ordered by management to face the inquisition after a lifeless loss that threatened to derail the Habs’ season.
Four times in 16 tries in the salary cap era, an eighth seed has taken down the top seed in a conference.
Carey Price has tended goal for Team Canada.
Milan Lucic has had a number of run-ins with opposing players over the years, but Monday night’s hip check by Montreal Canadiens defenceman Alexei Emelin had the Boston Bruins forward crying foul.
The disdain with which many people in the NHL hold the shootout is expected to be further evident at the general managers meetings beginning Monday.
OK, so how bad do you have to do your hockey job to get chirped by John Spano?