Bartlett: Character of the Canadiens put to the test

There is no doubt the Montreal Canadiens are facing adversity in the Eastern Conference Final. Yet heading to New York, the Habs remain positive as it all comes down to the one main ingredient that the organization has built its team on - character. As John Bartlett of TSN Radio 690 explains, that character is now being put to the test. ...more

Rusnak: Canadiens head to Boston looking to raise game

With both teams picking up a win on the road, the Canadiens will head back to Boston knowing they will need at least one more win away from home ice to claim their series over the Bruins. "I think we still have another level to our game," Plekanec said. "We know we can go into Boston and play well to give ourselves a chance to win." ...more

Rusnak: Habs could see a couple of lineup changes in Game 3

Michel Therrien is keeping everyone guessing as to what lineup he will go with in Game 3 tonight against the Bruins. Following his team's optional morning skate, Therrien would only confirm that Rene Bourque, who missed practice yesterday with the flu, will play. ...more

Rusnak: Habs glad wait is over, ready to hit ice vs. Bruins

After a week of waiting, the Canadiens finally found out last night when the next round of the Stanley Cup playoffs would begin. "I think we've been off for long enough," Brendan Gallagher told the media after practice Wednesday morning. "Our bodies are healed, we're more than ready to go and I'm sure the Bruins feel the same way. The earlier we start the better." ...more

Rusnak: Habs simulate game day with Bruins on deck

With the Montreal Canadiens still not knowing when the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs will begin, Michel Therrien decided to simulate a game day for his team on Monday. "It's good for us to feel the speed of the game again and to get our timing back," PK Subban said following practice. "It's tough when you've been off for a few days to keep your timing, so it will be good to get in a scrimmage." ...more

Rusnak: Habs gearing up for intense second round

After a somewhat calm first round against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Montreal Canadiens are gearing up for what is expected to be an intense second round matchup against the Original Six rival Boston Bruins. The Habs have won three of the four meetings against the Bruins this season but that doesn't mean much for the Habs. TSN Radio 690's Jessica Rusnak has more. ...more

Rusnak: Rust not a concern for Habs during time off

After two full days off, the Montreal Canadiens were back to work with a light 45 minute practice as they continue to wait for their opponent in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. "I feel like I ended the series on the right note and that will carry over to the second round, Max Pacioretty told the media. "I'm completely stress free right now and it's nice to have a little bit of a mental vacation." ...more

Bartlett: Canadiens' depth comes through in first round

While Max Pacioretty was celebrated for having scored the game-winning goal of the series, the Montreal Canadiens can actually attribute the work of their third and fourth lines as the key contributors for their first round sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning. TSN 690's John Bartlett has more. ...more

Rusnak: Habs not looking to let up heading into Game 4

It might be Game 4, but the Montreal Canadiens are viewing tonight's match up as a Game 7. "We can't give the Lightning life, that is the worst thing we can do," Daniel Briere said. ...more

Rusnak: Happy to be home, Habs not resting on series lead

There are very few rinks in the NHL that can match the energy and excitement level of the Bell Centre which can make for a hostile environment for the visiting team especially during the playoffs. But as Jessica Rusnak of TSN Radio 690 Montreal explains, the Canadiens know they despite their 2-0 lead, there is still plenty of work to do. ...more

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