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The Canadiens have gone on to do great things after losing in Game 1

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensMTL / canadiens.com

The Canadiens have gone on to do great things after losing in Game 1.

  • Since 1917, the Canadiens have won 18 playoff series after coming out on the losing end of a Game 1.
  • Since 1917, the Canadiens have won their second game of a series on 24 occasions after losing Game 1.
  • The Canadiens were shut out in Claude Julien's first-ever playoff game as an NHL head coach, losing 3-0 in Game 1 to the Boston Bruins in 2004, before going on to take that series in seven games.
  • The 2011 Boston Bruins are the most recent team to have won the Stanley Cup after being shut out in their first playoff game that spring. Their head coach? Claude Julien.
  • Montreal has won five Stanley Cups after losing the first game of the playoffs: 1916, 1931, 1944, 1971, and 1993.
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