Found April 16, 2014 on Next Impulse Sports:
The Stanley Cup playoffs got underway with the Canadiens and Lightning facing off in Tampa Bay, and it didn’t take too long to get some exciting back-and-forth action. After the Lightning jumped out to an early lead, Tomas Plekanec and the Habs quickly responded with this sequence. Plekanec carries the puck into the offensive zone and executes a great shot fake that basically was the basketball equivalent of a sick crossover, sending Lightning defender Radko Gudas to the ice with a couple of junked ankles before sniping on Tampa goalie Anders Lindback. [CNBC] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Tomas Plekanec Fakes Out Radko Gudas, Scores Pretty Goal (GIF)

Tomas Plekanec is one of the NHL’s most underrated players, and in Wednesday night’s Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Montreal Canadiens’ center scored an amazing goal. As Plekanec entered the attacking zone, he faked a slap shot and got Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas to fall for it and embarrassingly tumble to the ice. The Canadiens forward skated toward the...

Canadiens' Brandon Prust returns, Travis Moen skating but not ready

The Montreal Canadiens have confirmed that Brandon Prust will return on Wednesday night, game one of the first round of the playoffs.Prust has been sidelined for the last two-three weeks of the season with an upper-body/rib injury. He has been skating for a little over a week and at the end of last week he joined his teammates at practice.It was speculated he would be good-to-go...

Dale Weise Misses Check, Flies Between the Benches

Montreal Canadiens forward Dale Weise missed a check that had brutal repercussions for him. He left his feet and when he missed the check, he flew between the glass to join CBC’s Glenn Healy. This will be one of the best GIFs from the playoffs. [@PeteBlackburn] The post Dale Weise Misses Check, Flies Between the Benches appeared first on Diehardsport.

GIF: Dale Weise goes between the benches

CBC's Glenn Healy really does have the best seats in the house. Last night, halfway through the third period during Game One of Tampa Bay and Montreal's first round playoff match-up, CBC caught an awesome view of Montreal forward Dale Weise missing a hit and flying between the benches. "He came for a quick visit", is what Healy had to say after the incident. Weise...

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If anyone had a better reaction to the Montreal Canadiens’ game-winning goal in overtime of Game 1 in their Eastern Conference playoff series with the Tampa Bay Lightning than GM Marc Bergevin, I’m all ears. Would you just look at the man’s right hand gyrating? I can’t tell whether that’s his “slap dat a–” motion […]

Fan takes great selfie using Lightning-Canadiens scrum as backdrop (GIF)

A Tampa Bay Lightning fan took advantage of a little dustup between players along the glass during Game 1 of the team’s first round playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens to take what must have been one helluva selfie. Sadly, the dude’s selfie may have ultimately been the highlight of his night, as Dale Wiese’s […] The post Fan takes great selfie using Lightning-Canadiens...

Weise strikes in OT for 5-4 Habs win over Tampa

Dale Weise scored at 17:08 of overtime to give the Canadiens a 5-4 win over the Lightning Wednesday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The win gave the Canadiens 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final series. Back and forth: These teams were miserly during their regular-season series, but there were five lead changes, including two in the third period. Lars...

Flash Points: Lightning trade haymakers in OT loss to Canadiens in Game 1

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NHL Playoffs Simulation - Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning

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Dale Weise, Brandon Sutter Give Canadiens, Penguins Game 1 Wins (Video)

The first night of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs provided all the drama and intensity you would expect. The Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning started the party with Game 1 of their first-round series Wedesnday in Florida, and every fan — even those taking selfies — got their money’s worth. The two teams combined for nine goals in nearly 80 minutes of hockey. Montreal...

Break out the Van Halen and put the beer on ice, it’s playoff time

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Join the dark side

Oh Canada...We truly are long-suffering. We take pride in our unrelenting love for hockey, but year after year, Lord Stanley is hoisted by an American franchise. The Montreal Canadiens were the last Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup--in 1993. Yes, your math is correct; it has been over twenty years since one of our seven Canadian NHL teams won the Cup. I imagine that residents...

Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Game 1: Recap

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Canadiens vs Lightning Game 1 Preview

By Jesse Bonello – Published on April 16, 2014 at 8:30 AM On Wednesday, April 16th, The Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning will be kicking off their first round playoff series. With Tampa Bay gaining home ice advantage on a last ditch effort in a last game shootout, the first two games will be held […]
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