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The road (more than) less travelled

The Canadiens embarked on a long 12-day road trip on Thursday

by Joanie Godin, translated by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL /

BROOKLYN - The Canadiens landed in New York in the early afternoon on Thursday for their first stop of a six-game road trip, which will cover much of the American East Coast over the next 12 days.

It's the longest trip in team history.

Here is a look at the Habs' itinerary for the next two weeks.

First stop: Brooklyn

Distance travelled by plane: 526 km
Game: against the New York Islanders, on March 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Second stop: Boston

Distance travelled by plane: 316 km
Game: against the Boston Bruins, on March 3 at 5:00 p.m.

Then it's back to the greater New York area!

Third stop: New Jersey

Distance travelled by plane: 316 km
Game: against the New Jersey Devils, on March 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Time for some sun and heat!

Fourth stop: Sunrise

Distance travelled by plane: 1,717 km
Game: against the Florida Panthers, on March 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Fifth stop: Tampa

Distance travelled by plane: 307 km
Game: against the Tampa Bay Lightning, on March 10 at 1:00 p.m.

Then the Habs head northbound again - more precisely, to the Midwest, for the last tilt of the journey.

Sixth stop: Columbus

Distance travelled by plane: 1,338 km
Game: against the Columbus Blue Jackets, on March 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Last stop: home!

Distance travelled by plane: 971 km
Total flying distance: 5,491 km

There won't be much time to rest after they get in, as Claude Julien's troops are in action the very next day at the Bell Centre to take on the Dallas Stars.

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