Line Combinations For First Philly Game

It has been confirmed that Carbonneau will stick with Higgins-Koivu-Kovalev line for the first game of the second round tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers. That means that the Kostitsyn brothers will again be centered by Tomas Plekanec.

So basically, there are no line or lineup changes expected tonight. The same team that beat Boston in game 7 is what we will be seeing on the ice tonight against Philadelphia.

Koivu and Bouillon

It is official!!! Saku Koivu and Francis Bouillon will return to the lineup tonight against the Bruins. This is really good news going in to game 6 of the series tonight in Boston. The Canadiens obviously need a pick-up of some sort and this is it. The return of Koivu should really help out the first line as it gives the Canadiens a much better second line.

Go! Habs! Go!

25 Feels a Lot Like 93

Are you looking for a good Habs playoff song? Never mind good ... this song is great! The song, "25 Feels a Lot Like 93", is by ANNAKIN SLAYD and if you have not heard it yet, hit the link below. If you have heard it, you know you want to hear it again (and again) ...

http://www.myspace.com/annakinslayd

Lines For First Playoff Game Tonight

Here are the line combinations for tonight's first playoff game against Boston:

Alex Kovalev - Tomas Plekanec - Andrei Kostitsyn
Sergei Kostitsyn - Christopher Higgins - Michael Ryder
Steve B├ęgin - Bryan Smolinski - Tom Kostopoulos
Mathieu Dandenault - Maxim Lapierre - Guillaume Latendresse

Andrei Markov - Mike Komisarek
Roman Hamrlik - Patrice Brisebois
Josh Gorges - Mark Streit

The main surprises are that Mark Streit is on defense, Ryan O'Byrne is out and Mathieu Dandenault is in. Not sure why O'Byrne isn't playing against the Bruins when everyone pretty much expects them to play extremely physical. Oh well, we'll see what happens.

Go! Habs! Go!

Guillaume Latendresse Wallpaper

Our wallpaper of the day is a nice montage of Habs rookie standout Guillaume Latendresse. Latendresse is having a great first season in the NHL and should have a bright career ahead of him. With hard work and more experience, Latendresse could become the power-forward the Canadiens have been looking for the last few years.

Wallpaper is courtesy of the Official Montreal Canadiens site.

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