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Posted On Thursday, 05.08.2014 / 1:42 PM

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

Canadiens likely to stick with what's worked

BROSSARD, Quebec -- The Montreal Canadiens are not expected to make any changes to a winning lineup when they face the Boston Bruins for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Second Round series on Thursday at Bell Centre (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS).

The Canadiens lead the best-of-7 series 2-1 and have an opportunity to put the Bruins on the verge of elimination.

Coach Michel Therrien would not confirm anything, but defenseman Francis Bouillon and forward Brandon Prust remained on the ice long after the optional morning skate, suggesting each will be scratched for a second straight game.

That means forward Travis Moen and defenseman Douglas Murray should remain in lineup.

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Posted On Tuesday, 05.06.2014 / 7:12 PM

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

Murray, Moen in Canadiens lineup for Game 3

MONTREAL -- Defenseman Douglas Murray and forward Travis Moen are in the Montreal Canadiens lineup Tuesday for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series against the Boston Bruins.

The Bruins made no changes to their lineup from Game 2, a 5-3 victory at home that tied the best-of-7 series 1-1.

Murray is making his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut with the Canadiens after being scratched for Montreal’s first six playoff games. He is playing in his 73rd playoff game.

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Posted On Tuesday, 05.06.2014 / 2:05 PM

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

Bourque confirmed in Canadiens' Game 3 lineup

BROSSARD, Quebec -- Montreal Canadiens forward Rene Bourque will play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round series against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS), coach Michel Therrien confirmed.

Bourque, Montreal's leading scorer in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with four goals in six games, missed practice Monday with an illness but took part in an optional skate Tuesday morning.

Therrien would not confirm any other lineup changes, and with 14 skaters taking part in the optional practice Tuesday there were no line rushes.

Based on the lines the Canadiens ran at practice Monday, it would appear forward Travis Moen may play in place of Brandon Prust, and defenseman Douglas Murray may take the spot of Francis Bouillon on Montreal's third pairing.

"We want to be a team that competes, that's always been our trademark, so we can't deviate from that," Therrien said. "With the depth we have on our team, we have players that are ready to play and that want to play. All season long we weren't afraid to call on our depth."

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Posted On Monday, 05.05.2014 / 6:19 PM

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

Therrien responds to Bruins' comments on Price, refs

BROSSARD, Quebec -- Montreal Canadiens coach Michel Therrien was not the least bit surprised Monday to hear a few Boston Bruins had said they felt they found a weakness in goaltender Carey Price's game.

The best-of-7 Eastern Conference Second Round series between the Canadiens and Bruins is tied 1-1, with Game 3 on Tuesday at Bell Centre (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS).

Bruins defensemen Torey Krug and Dougie Hamilton said Sunday that the Bruins felt if they shot high on Price with traffic, they could take advantage of his tendency to crouch down in an attempt to look through screens in front of him.

When Therrien was asked about it Monday, he referenced the stories coming out of last season's Stanley Cup Final of the Bruins talking about shooting high to the glove side of Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford, whose goaltending coach at the time was Stephane Waite.

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Posted On Monday, 05.05.2014 / 4:53 PM

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

Lineup changes could be coming for Canadiens

BROSSARD, Quebec -- Montreal Canadiens coach Michel Therrien wouldn't confirm it, but it appears changes could be coming to his lineup for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round series against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS).

Defenseman Douglas Murray, who has yet to play in six games of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, was skating on the Canadiens' third defense pair opposite Mike Weaver, while Francis Bouillon was on the fourth pair with Jarred Tinordi.

Murray, listed at 6-foot-3, 240 pounds, would provide a more physical presence than Bouillon on the Canadiens defense, but Therrien refused to address any questions about his Game 3 lineup.

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Posted On Monday, 05.05.2014 / 3:36 PM

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

Canadiens' Price recovers missing Labrador retrievers

BROSSARD, Quebec – Someone made a nice save for Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Priceon Monday.

Price sent a message on Twitter early Monday saying: "If anyone finds two labs running around Candiac they're mine."

TSN Radio 690 also reported the news that Price's Labrador retrievers had escaped in the suburb south of Montreal, and a caller of the station who heard about it found the labs and returned them to Price.

According to the report, the caller got an autographed stick in return.

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Posted On Sunday, 05.04.2014 / 5:12 PM

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

Bournival forcing his way into Canadiens lineup

Montreal Canadiens rookie forward Michael Bournival is making it difficult for coach Michel Therrien to keep him off the ice, and that could be a problem for two of Montreal's veteran forwards.

Bournival was re-inserted into the lineup for Game 2 of the Canadiens' Eastern Conference Second Round series against the Boston Bruins on Saturday in place of veteran forward Travis Moen, who returned to the lineup in Game 1 after missing a month with a concussion.

Bournival began the game on Therrien's fourth line with Daniel Briere and Dale Weise, but finished it on the second line with Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher, taking the spot of Brandon Prust.

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Posted On Saturday, 05.03.2014 / 10:51 AM

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

Canadiens' Bournival replaces Moen in Game 2

BOSTON – Montreal Canadiens rookie forward Michael Bournival will get back in the lineup for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Second Round series against the Boston Bruins on Sunday, coach Michel Therrien said.

Veteran forward Travis Moen will be scratched after playing 13:07 in Montreal's 4-3 double-overtime win in Game 1, which was his first game back after missing a month with a concussion.

Therrien said the long absence coupled with the quick turnaround between games led him to put Bournival back in the lineup.

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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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