-The Canadiens held their first practice in preparation for the playoffs on Monday morning ahead of Game 1 of their first-round series against the Senators, scheduled to take place in Montreal on Thursday night.
-Michael Blunden and Gabriel Dumont weren’t on the ice with the rest of the Habs and should practice serperately with Greg Pateryn, Nathan Beaulieu, Michaël Bournival, Petteri Nokelainen, Dustin Tokarski, Robert Mayer and Louis Leblanc; all called up from the Hamilton Bulldogs earlier this week.
Lines and pairings at practice:
Gallagher - Eller - Galchenyuk
Prust - White - Moen
Desharnais - Bourque - Pacioretty
Gionta - Plekanec - Ryder
Halpern - Armstrong
Gorges - Diaz
Markov - Subban
Bouillon - Tinordi
Kaberle - Weber