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Ice Level: Canadiens putting themselves on the brink

After a successful first round, the Canadiens find themselves in the worst position imaginable after two games against the Lightning, can they dig their way out of it?

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Brandon Prust's altercation with referee Brad Watson is being looked into by the NHL, and Michel Therrien said it would also be handled internally by the Montreal Canadiens, who weren't very impressed with on-ice words being shared post-game. Did Prust put a target on the backs of the Habs for the rest of the playoffs?

After yet another game of failed powerplays and getting killed shorthanded, it's time to examine what on earth is going so wrong with the Habs' special teams, and whether they're even fixable.

Even without accounting for special teams, the Habs can't score in the playoffs, scoring on just 3.26% of their shots on goal. What are they doing wrong?

Amidst the second round of the playoffs, the biggest news makers are... the New Jersey Devils? The Lou Lamoriello era in New Jersey is over, with Ray Shero coming in as GM. What does that mean for them, and who's left for the Toronto Maple Leafs to hire?