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Thursday Habs Links: Playoff fever is in full swing

Playoff talk, rookie stand outs and how to bandwagon properly all inside your open thread for Thursday.

Mike Carlson

Montreal Canadiens News

Eyes on the Prize released its series preview and it's everything you're going to need to know about the Habs showdown with the Lightning.

Former goalie coach Pierre Groulx gave his thoughts on the Carey Price vs Anders Lindback goalie matchup (French).

Puck Daddy also released their Tampa/Montreal preview (Warning may contain Tinder).

Rookie goalie Michael Condon continues to collect awards, this time taking home goaltender and rookie of the month honors.

Jack Nevins made quite the impact Tuesday night vs Lake Erie when he fought noted AHL tough guy Daniel Maggio ... twice ... and beat him soundly twice.

Marc Bergevin: Dapper dresser, classy gentleman and dance master.

The Habs being Canada's only team in the playoffs has the built-in advantage of Canada's better sportswriters covering the series. Here are recaps from Bruce Arthur and Chris Johnston.

Around the NHL

HappyCaraT of Arctic Ice Hockey compares the Jets asset management to that of other successful franchises.

Speaking of the Jets head coach Paul Maurice has agreed to a four year extension.

Was your team so bad that they missed the playoffs? Don't worry as EOTP's theactivestick has created a handy guide for picking your playoff bandwagon team.

Sean Mcindoe (@DownGoesBrown on Twitter) released his guide to the NHL playoffs ... with the typical DGB flair added.

The Hockey News has published their first 2014 mock draft ... shockingly enough Aaron Ekblad is still going first overall.

SB Nation's daily playoff recap is beautiful and you should check it out.