Canadiens Playoffs 2014: Brandon Prust will play tonight

Brandon Prust confirmed to Guillaume Lefrancois of Radio Canada that he would play tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Prust has been practicing with Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher, as well as with Lars Eller and Brian Gionta. It's unknown which trio he'll end up playing with, but it seems like he'll be the left winger Michel Therrien wants matched up against Steven Stamkos, who is playing right wing instead of center.

Captains getting it done: A side-by-side of Gionta and Koivu's game winners

MDevonL on reddit had the brilliant idea of putting two of the Canadiens' more epic shootout/penalty moments together. I remember thinking after Gionta got the job done that the move looked pretty familiar, but I didn't put two and two together and realize that the current captain had taken inspiration from the last captain. It's little things like this that stick out as great moments.

Habs forward lines for game 1

Arpon Basu is at Habs practice, and the Canadiens' lines have been mixed up a little bit to face the Lightning. Arpon notes that the Prust - Eller - Gionta line seems to be the line that will be trusted to counter Steven Stamkos. Francis Bouillon is also playing with Mike Weaver, hinting that he'll be the one to draw into game 1 over Douglas Murray.

A lot of people hate P.K. Subban, this is why you should love him

Joe O'Connor from the National Post takes on the issue of why P.K. Subban is so hated around the league, and makes the argument that he's actually one of the NHL's most interesting and lovable players. We already know that, but others clearly don't.

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I'm happy. any word of financials?

Carey Price named player of the year

It was announced today that Carey Price would take home the honour that is known as the Molson Cup, as the best player of the year for the Canadiens. This should come as no surprise, as he's quite clearly and undeniably the main reason why the Habs are in the playoffs. Good job Carey, now keep it up until you hit 16 wins in the playoffs.

Josh Gorges aims to be back Wednesday

There was some good news this morning, as both Dale Weise, and more importantly Josh Gorges returned to practice. Gorges has been out of action after suffering a fractured hand versus the Maple Leafs in March. Once Gorges returns to the lineup the Habs will be able to ice a reasonable defensive corps, which should (but probably won't) look like this: Emelin - Markov, Gorges - Subban, Tinordi - Weaver,

Montreal Hockey Talk live event at Jukebox Burgers

Today starting at 4pm, Montreal Hockey Talk is hosting a live event at Jukebox burgers in DDO, where we'll have a net set up with targets and a radar gun to test your accuracy and slapshot power. Beer and wings are cheap and the radio broadcast and fun are free. Come out and hang out with us!

Douglas Murray suspension: Phone hearing scheduled for tomorrow

In a bit of bad news for the Canadiens, Douglas Murray will be subject to a phone hearing to decide his suspension for last night's chicken wing elbow to the head of Lightning defenseman Mike Kostka. A phone hearing instead of an in person hearing means that Murray will face a maximum of a five game ban, likely less than that due to being a first time offender. It was probably too much to hope he would receive more.


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