Found April 01, 2014 on Hockey Fan Land:
Tomas Vanek has moved around this season, but he’s brought goals with him everywhere he’s gone. The former Sabre and Islander will be wearing the red, white, and blue for the duration of the season and playoffs, and the Habs couldn’t be happier. The team has won five straight and eight of their last nine while Vanek and his linemates Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais eviscerate teams around the league.Montreal is now sitting second in the Atlantic Division and third in the Eastern Conference. Playing as well as they are, the Canadiens are considered a real threat to win the Stanley Cup. Oddsmakers at Top Bet sportsbook, for example, have Montreal priced at +2,000 to win it all.Vanek has been a big part of the Habs’ current push to the playoffs. After being acquired from the New York Islanders on March 5th, the Austrian winger wasted no time in registering a hat trick on March 18th, on his way to 11 points in his first 12 games with the club.Vanek’s new linemates are benefitting fr...

Douglas Murray hit on Mike Kostka (GIFS)

GIF: Doug Murray elbowing Mike Kostka in the head. Awful.— Pat Iversen (@PatIversen) April 2, 2014Hab's defenseman Douglas Murray should be getting a long suspension from the NHL's Department of Player Safety after this dirty, bush-league hit on Lightning defenseman Mike Kostka. This is unacceptable. What's your prediction for this suspension?

Habs look to continue streak in Tampa

The Canadiens skate into Tampa Tuesday on a five game winning streak, looking to eke out a win against a robust Tampa team nipping at Montreal's heels. Tampa and Montreal have been fighting it out for 3rd in the East for the past few weeks, and the winner of that contest will play host in the first round, unless there is a drastic change of events in the standings. The past six...

Clinched! Bolts back in playoffs after 3-1 win over Canadiens

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tyler Johnson scored the go-ahead goal on a short-handed breakaway late in the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched a playoff berth with a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. The win, and losses by New Jersey and Washington, gave Tampa Bay its first postseason berth since 2011 and only its second in seven years. The Canadiens ended...

Montreal's Murray faces disciplinary hearing Thursday

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray will have a hearing Thursday for his hit against Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mike Kostka during the third period Tuesday at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Murray was issued a match penalty on the play at 17:47 of the third period.

Murray to face hearing after brutal hit on Kostka: Report

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray received a match penalty for the hit on his Tampa Bay Lightning counterpart Michael Kostka Tuesday night, and now he will face a hearing with the league office this week.According to reports, the hearing will take place by phone Thursday morning at 11 EST and his punishment will be at maximum a five-game suspension. Per league rules...

Canadiens’ Douglas Murray Ejected, Faces Hearing For Illegal Hit (Video)

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray will be getting a call from Brendan Shanahan after a high hit Tuesday night sent Tampa Bay Lightning blueliner Michael Kostka off the ice in a stretcher. Murray leveled Kostka with an elbow to the chin as Kostka carried the puck into the Montreal zone with just over two minutes to play in the third period. The veteran D-man was given...

Canadiens at Lightning game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. The Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning appear headed for an opening-round playoff showdown, but they first need to get in. On the verge of their longest winning streak in four years, the Canadiens try to lock up a postseason berth when they visit Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. Montreal (43-26-7) has won five straight...

Canadiens-Lightning Preview

The Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning appear headed for an opening-round playoff showdown, but they first need to get in.
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