Caps vs. Habs: Head to Head

With a plethora of information to digest as the playoffs commence, a consolidated source of information may be useful for many wanting to follow said playoffs. Specifically, TCL offers several sources of information when it comes to the Canadiens vs. Caps series.

In an effort to inform our readers as easily as possible, we will be updating this page every time a new article is posted in this much anticipated Eastern Conference series.

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GAME 4 LIVE BLOG: DETAILS

Tomorrow night, TCL will be partnering up with Hockey Independent as well as Hockeybuzz to bring you a LIVE BLOG that will feature some of your favorite bloggers and writers from around the web! Along with myself, the event will feature Jeremy Scriven from HI and Steven Hindle and Kamal Panesar from HB. Habs fan and blogger Kyle Roussel will be dropping by and TCL's Scott Lowe will be making an appearance. And who knows? If you drop in at the right time, there may be some special guests from Hockeybuzz joining us!

More details tomorrow, but for now, don't forget to set yourself a reminder as to not miss any of the fun!

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GAME 3 POST-MORTEM

- Scott Lowe: Boudreau Pulls the Right Strings: More to Come?.

- George Prax: Habs Drop the Ball in Embarrassing Game 3 Loss.

- Jeremy Scriven: (Hockey Independent) : Capitals Bring the “O”. Lead Series 2-1.

- Steven Hindle (Hockeybuzz) : Varly’s a Big-Game Player as Caps Take 2-1 Series Lead

- Steven Hindle (Hockeybuzz) :Halak Chased by Caps, Will it be Price in Game 4?

- Kamal Panesar (Habs Addict) : Caps Steemroll Habs to Take 2-1 Series Lead

- Kyle Roussel: 22 Reasons to Fire Jacques Martin

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GAME 3 PREVIEW

BLOGS/PREVIEWS:

-Scott Lowe: Caps Game 3 Lineup Changes and Storylines.

- Scott Lowe: Caps' Leaders Emerge in the ''Nick'' of Time

- George Prax: Habs - Caps Episode 3: A New Series

- Kamal Panesar (Habs Addict) : Îs tonight the defining moment in Jaroslav Halak's career?

- Steven Hindle (Hockeybuzz) : The Most Important Game of the Series

GAME NOTES:

- Jaroslav Halak and Semyon Varlamov will be tonight's goaltender.

- Glen Metropolit has been cleared to play after a March 27th shoulder injury that originally had him in the shelf for 8 weeks.

- Sergei Kostitsyn will be a healthy scratch for the Canadiens.

- No other line-up changes are expected.

More to come!

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GAME 2 PRE-GAME

- Scott Lowe's Game Preview: It's Time for Ovechkin to Step Up

- Scott Lowe: Caps Game 2 Lineup Changes

PRE-GAME NOTES:

- The Montreal Canadiens will ice the same line-up for game 2 as they did in game 1.

- For the Capitals, Brendan Morrison is in, Boyd Gordon is out as a healthy scratch. He will center Alex Semin and Brooks Laich on the second line.

- As implied, the goaltending duel will once again be Jaroslav Halak vs. Jose Theodore.

- Read the TSN Game Preview here.

- History will be made - Tomas Jagr (Youtube).

PRE-GAME BLOGS:

- Kamal Panesar (Habs Addict) : Pre-Game Primer: How will Ovechkin and Caps Respond?

- Jeremy Scriven (Hockey Independent) : Time To Adjust.

More to come!

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GAME 1: HABS 3 - CAPS 2 - POST GAME NOTES

POST-GAME BLOGS:

- George Prax: Pinch Me I'm Dreaming: Habs Take Game 1

- Scott Lowe: FOr the Caps it's Time to Simplify

- Read this hilarious blog by Habs Laughs:How the Habs can Upset the Capitals

- Steven Hindle (Hockeybuzz) : Plekanec Sheds Post-Season ''Little Girl'' Syndrome as Habs Upset Caps 3-2

- Kamal Panesar (Habs Addict) : Plekanec's OT Winner Draws First Blood for Habs

OTHER STUFF:

- Twitter's Metric Julie Wins her post-season bet with Leafs fan Toronto Mike.

- Caps Fan gets LOL Mad at the TSN camera after last night's loss (Youtube).

- Tomas Plekanec scores on José Theodore, hilarity ensues: Join the Tomas Jagr facebook group

More to come!

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GAME ONE NOTES

- Goaltending Duel: Habs: Jaroslav Halak - Caps: Jose Theodore

- Nicklas Backstrom, battling the flu, is OK, and WILL play tonight.

- Glen Metropolit skated with a no-contact jersey at practice. He is ahead of schedule from his shoulder injruy.

- Ben Maxwell and Ryan O'Byrne are likely to be the healthy scratches for the Canadiens.

- Expected line-up for the Canadiens:

Cammalleri - Plekanec - Kostitsyn
Pouliot - Gomez - Gionta
Moen - Moore - Kostitsyn
Pyatt - Lapierre - Darche

Hamrlik - Spacek
Markov - Bergeron
Gill - Gorges

Jaroslav Halak

- Expected line-up for the Capitals:

Ovechkin - Backstrom - Knuble
Laich - Fleischmann - Semin
Chimera - Belanger - Fehr
Bradley - Steckel - Gordon

Schultz - Green
Morrisonn - Carlson
Poti - Corvo

Jose Theodore

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SERIES PREVIEWS

George Prax - Habs (The Checking Line) : Habs Face Caps: What's We've Learned - What We Should Expect

Scott Lowe - Caps (The Checking Line) : Caps - Habs Playoff Preview

Jeremy Scriven - Caps (Hockey Independent) : Capitals Playoff Journey Begins

Steven Hindle - Caps (Hockeybuzz) : Caps Vs Habs | Red, White & Blue vs Bleu, Blanc et Rouge

(more to be posted soon)

TCL