MONTREAL, QC - APRIL 18: Guillaume Morisette (L) and Sara Lachance (R) ham it up outside before Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre on April 18, 2011 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)
There's certainly no argument that fans of the Montreal Canadiens love the play and swagger of rookie defenseman P.K. Subban. But I think this fan took it a tad too far in this tribute video. Then again, it is the 21st Century.
It's not official, but there's a good chance that Jeff Halpern will be back in the Habs lineup and will replace Benoit Pouliot. Halpern played on a line with Lars Eller and Travis Moen during Wednesday's practice, while Pouliot was an odd man out.
After an optional morning skate today, coach Jacques Martin wouldn't tip his hat as to who will, or will not play. "There's probably a pretty good chance that Jeff will be in tonight," Martin said. "He brings experience, leadership, he's a good player away from the puck and he can also help us on faceoffs." Pouliot may still get a day pass out of the Martin dog house though. Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette later tweeted that Martin noted that other players are nursing injuries.
The Bruins sent forward Chris Kelly back to Boston on Wednesday to be checked for a possible facial fracture. Claude Julien remains optimistic on Kelly's return, If he is unable, expect Tyler Seguin to get his first taste of playoff action.
Bill Beacon on the first timers in the playoffs.
My prediction: Provided they stick to their game plan of the first two games for 60 minutes, Habs 4-1 (fourth goal is an empty netter.) If they don't, the Bruins blow it wide open.
The Bruins side at Stanley Cup of Chowder