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Posted On Thursday, 05.01.2014 / 2:15 PM

By Arpon Basu -  Managing Editor LNH.com /NHL.com - Bruins-Canadiens series blog

Canadiens mulling lineup changes for Game 1

BOSTON Montreal Canadiens coach Michel Therrien did not make a single lineup change throughout the Eastern Conference First Round series sweep against the Tampa Bay Lightning, but that might change now.

Therrien would not confirm his lineup for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Second Round series against the Boston Bruins on Thursday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS).

"You'll see my lineup tonight," Therrien said following the Canadiens morning skate.

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Posted On Thursday, 05.01.2014 / 1:57 PM

By Arpon Basu -  Managing Editor LNH.com /NHL.com - Bruins-Canadiens series blog

Media circus surrounds Bruins, Canadiens for Game 1

BOSTON – If the two coaches were representative of the moods of their teams, the Montreal Canadiens would be painted as a much more relaxed bunch than the Boston Bruins ahead of Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series that begins Thursday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS).

Bruins coach Claude Julien and Canadiens coach Michel Therrien, two men who go way back to their days coaching in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, each met with the media following their team's morning skate.

They were polar opposites of each other.

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Posted On Friday, 04.25.2014 / 7:04 PM

By Arpon Basu -  Managing Editor LNH.com /NHL.com - Bruins-Canadiens series blog

Pacioretty using Canadiens' time off for 'daddy duty'

BROSSARD, Quebec -- Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty scored the goal that clinched an Eastern Conference First Round sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday, and he's been putting the extra time off to good use.

"I'm on daddy duty," Pacioretty said Friday. "It gets my mind off hockey."

The two days off Canadiens coach Michel Therrien gave his players came to an end Friday when the team got back on the ice for practice, but Pacioretty appreciated the time to get to know his four-month-old son Lorenzo.

Pacioretty admitted he hasn't truly immersed himself into daddy duty; he has yet to change a diaper.

"I'm embarrassed to say I haven't changed one yet; I help in every other department," he said, somewhat ashamed. "I'll go home today and I'll change one."

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Posted On Tuesday, 04.22.2014 / 7:29 PM

By Arpon Basu -  Managing Editor LNH.com /NHL.com - Lightning-Canadiens series blog

Lightning defenseman Gudas out for Game 4

MONTREAL -- Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas will not play Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.

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Posted On Tuesday, 04.22.2014 / 2:26 PM

By Arpon Basu -  Managing Editor LNH.com /NHL.com - Lightning-Canadiens series blog

Lightning plan to empty tank trying to avoid sweep

MONTREAL -- The Tampa Bay Lightning are hoping their strong play over the final two periods of Game 3 will carry over into Game 4 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday (7 pm ET; NHLN-US, CBC, RDS, FS-F).

The Canadiens lead the best-of-7 series 3-0 and are looking to complete the sweep. If the Lightning win, Game 5 will be Thursday at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

The fact they don't really have a choice but to maintain that high level of play makes it a bit easier for the Lightning to focus on the positives of their 3-2 loss on Sunday.

The main point for Lightning coach Jon Cooper was that the youth on his team experiencing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time walked into an extremely hostile environment at Bell Centre on Sunday and showed no signs of wilting under the pressure.

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Posted On Tuesday, 04.22.2014 / 1:49 PM

By Arpon Basu -  Managing Editor LNH.com /NHL.com - Lightning-Canadiens series blog

Lightning's Salo practices, possibility for Game 4

MONTREAL -- Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Sami Salo practiced Tuesday morning and could return to the lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Montreal Canadiens (7 pm ET; NHLN-US, CBC, RDS, FS-F).

Salo missed a 3-2 Lightning loss in Game 3 on Sunday with an upper-body injury, but he was paired with scratched defenseman Keith Aulie at the morning skate, so it's possible Salo is out for Game 4.

Otherwise, neither the Lightning nor the Canadiens are expected to make lineup changes.

The Canadiens held an optional skate Tuesday with 13 skaters and backup goalie Peter Budaj taking part.

Here are the projected lineups:

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Posted On Tuesday, 04.22.2014 / 12:18 PM

By Arpon Basu -  Managing Editor LNH.com /NHL.com - Lightning-Canadiens series blog

Lightning's Bishop takes shots, Cooper encouraged

MONTREAL -- Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop was on the ice Tuesday morning and took a few shots as he continues his recovery from an upper-body injury that has sidelined him since April 8.

However, coach Jon Cooper ruled out any possibility of Bishop making a miraculous recovery to start Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN-US, CBC, RDS, FS-F).

"No chance," Cooper said. "But it's encouraging to watch what's happening."

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Posted On Sunday, 04.20.2014 / 6:53 PM

By Arpon Basu -  Managing Editor LNH.com /NHL.com - Lightning-Canadiens series blog

Lightning's Palat returns for Game 3

MONTREAL -- Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper made four lineup changes for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, including the return of forward Ondrej Palat.

Defensemen Sami Salo and Michael Kostka and forwards Nikita Kucherov and Richard Panik were scratched to make room for Palat, B.J. Crombeen, Tom Pyatt and Mark Barberio.

Salo took part in the morning skate Sunday, but the Lightning said he will miss the game with an upper-body injury.


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Posted On Sunday, 04.20.2014 / 1:42 PM

By Arpon Basu -  Managing Editor LNH.com /NHL.com - Lightning-Canadiens series blog

Palat remains a game-time decision for Lightning

MONTREAL -- Tampa Bay Lightning rookie forward Ondrej Palat skated for a second straight day Sunday but remains a game-time decision for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre (7 p.m. ET: NBCSN, CBC, RDS, SUN).

"We have a lot of guys available to play," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "There will be 20 guys come seven o'clock that are going to be ready to play. He might or might not be one of those guys. I hope he's going to be one of those guys."

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Posted On Friday, 04.18.2014 / 7:14 PM

By Arpon Basu -  Managing Editor LNH.com /NHL.com - Lightning-Canadiens series blog

Lightning without Palat in Game 2 against Canadiens

TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper dressed defenseman Andrej Sustr to take the lineup spot of injured forward Ondrej Palat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Montreal Canadiens on Friday (7 p.m. ET; CNBC, CBC, RDS, FS-F).

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